One of the major developments in the procurement of buildings and infrastructure in recent years has been the breaking down of the barrier that until recently existed between design, construction and operation. Simulations and prototyping are increasingly replacing older techniques as they are more versatile, command accuracy, communicate better information and are a by-product of the new digital design processes. The introduction of Building Information Modeling (BIM) processes accelerated the integration of design and construction stages, which was then followed by recognition by clients and other stakeholders of the value of integrating the operation stage in the overall asset cycle. Government soft landings standards added greater impetus to the early planning of whole life cycle, as well as asset handover. Developing and implementing BIM strategies needs careful planning and synchronisation with the overall project programme and client and user expectations.