The Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania (https://am.lrv.lt/) which is responsible for the formation of policy in construction sector progress, organization, coordination and controlling of its implementation in Lithuania has moved forward quite a lot in few years talking about digitalisation of Lithuanian construction sector. There is a need to create state-level digitalisation measures, ensure the leadership of public sector, strengthen the capacities and capabilities of public and private sector.
The Ministry has launched an informational website www.statyba40.lt (www.construction40.lt) for all initiatives regarding the digitalisation of Lithuanian construction sector. BIM is one of the key elements of Statyba 4.0. The Lithuanian term Statyba 4.0 (in English Construction 4.0) refers to the digitalisation of the construction sector.
At the moment The Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania with partners Vilnius Gediminas Technical University and Kaunas University of Technology (two leading technical universities in Lithuania), State Enterprise Lithuanian Road Administration, State Enterprise Turto bankas and State Enterprise Certification Centre for Construction Products is implementing project Creation of the measures to increase efficiency of the life cycle processes of public sector construction works using Building Information Modelling (BIM)”. This project is also known as BIM-LT project . BIM-LT project has begun in early 2019 and the end date is 2023. The activities of BIM-LT project include preparation of free state-level digitalisation measures: BIM normative documents, Lithuanian national construction information classification system (also known as NSIK), BIM methodological documents for public procurement, the methodology for evaluation and monitoring of BIM benefits and training related to the application of the BIM normative documents, NSIK, BIM methodological documents for public procurement, the methodology for evaluation and monitoring of BIM benefits. BIM-LT project has also a Consultative Committee which is represented by public sector clients and design and construction firms. There are also consultations with public included in the activities of BIM-LT project (More information about BIM-LT project following the link: https://statyba40.lt/titulinis/bim-lt-projektas/)