Expert warning over 2m rule
Experts have warned that construction sites cannot return to 100 per cent productivity until the 2m social distancing rule is relaxed.
Andrew Gamblen, digital manager at Willmott Dixon, said, “until that restriction comes off, it’s going to be very difficult to get back up to fully 100 per cent because you will need more men on site and it’s just not safe to keep that many people that close together.”
However, he said during a Building magazine webinar, “those projects which have been using BIM have had much less of a productivity hit and an output hit than those which don’t use it.”
Sam Stacey, construction director at government agency UK Research and Innovation, added that the crisis could lead to “a real step forward for the industry” in terms of uptake of BIM and digital construction solutions.