Today, 16 March 2022, marks the launch of the Global BIM Network’s Information Collection On-demand Webinar with the aim to grow public sector capacity to deliver a better, more sustainable built environment by accessing our Information Collection.
The Information Collection is the knowledge base of the Global BIM Network’s digital platform and it helps the members of the global built environment to share lessons learned about the introduction of digital into policy, public organisations and publically-funded infrastructure projects.
The Information Collection provides the links to downloadable resources or official websites of governmental and non-governmental organisations that are actively championing innovation in public sector construction and infrastructure projects as well as groups the shared resources under different categories, known as information pillars.
Adam Matthews, Chair of the Global BIM Network Steering Committee and Head of International at the Centre for Digital Built Britain, said: “As the Global BIM Network, we have created the Information Collection knowledge base because we recognise that there was a knowledge gap for the public sector to share best practices and to understand how others are introducing BIM into their public policies and projects. Thus, we recognise that we needed to bring all of that information together into one place to allow the public sector to align and to accelerate knowledge development globally, while being inclusive of the private sector.”
Richard Lane, Global BIM Network International Secretariat Team Member, said: “The Information Collection originally started with approximately 60 resources from about 8 countries. However, as a result of various activities including the Call for Knowledge, we now have a wide range of diverse submissions from different countries across the world. In fact, we have a total list of 400 resources from 60 countries in the Information Collection that we have curated. It takes some time to publish all of these information resources, but we will continue to do that on an ongoing basis.”
Adam Matthews also said: "We are inviting the members of the global built environment to explore the Information Collection and suggest updates or submit resources, if they see any gaps. We would also encourage other countries looking to increase the productivity of their construction industry through digital transformation to join the Global BIM Network.”
The Network was launched in March 2021 to connect the public sector, infrastructure investors and industry to increase learning and accelerate digital change across the global construction sector. This international congress of public sector representatives includes government policymakers, infrastructure ministries, public procurers and multi-lateral organisations, including the Inter-American Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, and the United Nations OPS.
The Network is supported d by HM Government’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), Department for International Trade (DIT), Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Construction Innovation Hub (CIH) and the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB).