Basic BIM Guidelines

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Korea

The construction industry is facing a new opportunity to be reborn as a high-tech industry through the spread of smart construction technology as it converges with the advanced technologies of the 4th industrial revolution such as IoT, robots, and AI. In particular, BIM, a convergence technology of three-dimensional design and big data which integrates and utilizes information from the entire construction cycle. BIM effects planning, design, procurement, construction, maintenance, and enables stakeholders at each stage to efficiently manage their information. It can be said to be a key means of smart construction that can maximize the productivity, constructability, and efficiency of the construction process through better communication and collaboration. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT) will actively support the early settlement and activation of BIM in order to completely reorganize the existing construction process based on two-dimensional drawings and a segmented execution system for each construction stage. To this end, MLIT intend to realize smart construction through innovation, through the full introduction of BIM and an integrated collaboration system. MLIT would like to establish a guideline system that suggests procedures and methods. The BIM guideline system is divided into the basic and implementation guidelines commonly presented by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and the application guidelines set according to the characteristics of each client.

The first publication from MLIT is the “Construction Industry BIM Basic Guidelines”, which is the highest common guideline dealing with basic principles and standards for the application of BIM in the construction industry, and the “Construction Industrial BIM Implementation Guidelines”. In addition, the client groups should prepare the ‘BIM application guidelines for each sector’ and the ‘BIM practice guidelines for each sector’ that determine detailed implementation plans according to the type of project and the practical characteristics of each client. As the first step, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport has published this ‘Basic Guidelines for Construction Industry BIM’ which is the highest level guideline, and plans to prepare the ‘Construction Industry BIM Implementation Guidelines’ in 2021. In addition, MLIT plan to release the “Construction Industry BIM Roadmap,” which includes BIM development strategies and action plans, such as the mandatory application of BIM for public construction projects. It is hoped that this ‘Basic Guidelines for BIM in the Construction Industry’ will serve as a good opportunity to smoothly discuss BIM application standards and required levels among implementing entities, and to actively share and utilize various construction data to enhance synergy.