The U.K. is preparing for its BIM mandate, which means skilled professionals will be needed. Michael McCullen, executive chairman of Asta Development, said the focus will be on educating professionals on BIM use this year ahead of the 2016 deadline. "Creating new processes that put information management and sharing at the heart of operations and finding ways to integrate the different stages of the construction lifecycle are arguably the hardest tasks, since they will require a new philosophy and culture of information sharing across professional and competitive boundaries," McCullen writes.

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