BIM Loket is working towards a sector in which working with BIM and open standards is the norm. As part of this they need to develop information and training related to BIM to upskill the industry and increase the capability to deliver these requirements. The BIM Loket website contains lots of information and support documentation like this guidance report on BIM in legislation and regulations. The project which led to the report, titled “Room for BIM in legislation and regulations” explores the possibilities and impossibilities within laws and regulations for the application of BIM as a uniform/standard working method. First of all, the research focuses on the use of BIM data/files when applying for the Environmental Permit within the existing permit practice. The main conclusion of the study is that obstacles in existing legislation stand in the way of a successful application of BIM. Investments in BIM by the construction sector therefore have less business and social return and even lead to extra costs and time requirements for clients and construction companies.
The time horizon of this report based on the exploration of opportunities for BIM in legislation and regulations is 3 years. Some of th questions asked in the report include: what is the low-hanging fruit in existing legislation and regulations, where are the urgency and the concrete possibilities for BIM in legislation and regulations in this period?With this focus on low-hanging fruit, this exploration provides the basis for a strategic agenda for realizing the opportunities for BIM in legislation and regulations in that period. This strategic agenda could be seamlessly incorporated into the Building Agenda and could be realized within 4 years of the current Government.
The main conclusion of the study is that investments in BIM by the construction sector have less commercial and social return and, on the contrary, lead to extra costs and time for clients and construction companies than would be possible if the obstacles to BIM in existing legislation are removed. A large part of the current obstacles to the use of BIM in the entire chain from initiative and design to use, management and maintenance are in existing legislation and regulations, especially in the Ministerial Regulation Environment Act (MOR) of the WABO. The MOR blocks the use of BIM in the permit application for the Environmental permit. Partly because of this, there is a lack of a strong incentive for the competent authority for the environmental permit and in particular for municipalities to prepare for receiving BIM data (especially IFC models) from the permit process and the reuse of this BIM data. for other policy objectives. The majority of municipalities hardly seem to prepare for BIM yet. In the survey conducted (a sample of construction companies working with BIM), the construction sector indicates that it is being urged to remove this blockage and in particular to add IFC to the list of permitted formats for attachments to the permit application for the Environmental Permit. In addition, the study has mapped out the opportunities for BIM in the Quality Assurance for Building Act (WKB) and in the Digital Government Act. In summary.