Guide to Supporting Contracting with BIM Requirements

College of Technical Engineers of Public Works (CITOP)

The General State Administration committed to the implementation of BIM in public procurement in the Civil Engineering sector. This followed the actions undertaken in 2018 to promote the use of BIM during the 2019 budget year and through the Royal Decree 472/2019. It was due to the strategic impulse of the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda to achieve a similar, quantitative and qualitative adoption of BIM for all professionals. This initiative inspired the Support guide for contracts with BIM requirements (Guía de apoyo a contrataciones con requisitos BIM) as a common element of transmission of knowledge. It is intended to be an instrument of change in the mentality of professionals who work in the health construction sector.

Currently, there is a heterogeneous degree of maturity in Spain in terms of the use of BIM among disciplines, companies, administrations and other interested parties. The methodology has an implementation level higher in the field of construction compared to civil engineering. Reasons for this imbalance vary, which is why it is a great challenge to expand adoption of BIM. CITOP (Colegio de Ingenieros Técnicos de Obras Públicas), aware of the weak points, is addressing the training of professionals in the field of bidding and contracting of public works with requirements for BIM, and providing a guide that can support industry.

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