What is FutureFit?
FutureFit Built Assets is a fully funded European project created specifically to help SMEs* approach BIM & GSL one step at a time.
Working with individual companies and supply chains, the project team will help businesses to plan and implement appropriate strategies.It doesn’t matter where on the BIM maturity scale an organisation starts, project support will move each company it works with to a position where it is confident in its knowledge of BIM and or as appropriate GSL.
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The two go hand-in-hand because the information gathered and stored through the BIM approach provides a powerful mechanism for evaluating and managing the way buildings and their occupiers operate and perform.
Both BIM and GSL are central to the Government Construction Strategy and mandated for adoption on public new build and refurbishment projects by 2016. Together they require new processes that need to be administered through design and creation, and into operation. Simply, they are about information and how that is communicated.
The FutureFit project will help companies to build confidence in sharing information and using a common data environment. A route map will be developed to help companies plot a journey that will improve their competitiveness in line with government drivers for improvement.
Everybody! The client, the designer, the contractor and the facilities manager. Each organisation involved in the design and build process, and importantly the people who work in and look after the built assets created, needs to understand its role. Now is the time to get strategies in place to align internal processes with project processes.
FutureFit is about creating capable teams with a better understanding of how a project will be built and operate. It’s about reducing cost through waste and re-working, risk and time to market. If you are a client or and eligible SME* and would like to find out how to get support from the project:
*Eligible businesses for membership are Small to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) with less than 250 employees and turnover less than Euro 50 million or a balance sheet less than Euro 43 million. Business should be within the Construction/Built Environment sector and be located in the South East of England (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, IOW or Kent).
The FutureFit project is part financed by the South East European Regional Development Fund Programme 2007 to 2013. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the managing authority for the European Regional Development Fund Programme, which is one of the funds established by the European Commission to help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support local businesses and create jobs. For more information visit www.communities.gov.uk/erdf
All FutureFit delivery partners are committed to equal opportunities and diversity, in accordance with the Equality Act 2013.