Welcome to 2018, the year of the dog, and of mandated BIM
The Hong Kong Development Bureau has issued Technical Circular (Works) No. 7/2017 that makes building information modelling (BIM) delivery mandatory for all public capital works projects from 1 January 2018 with the aim of enhancing design, construction, project management, asset management and improving the overall productivity of the construction industry. Technical Circular (Works) No. 7/2017 identifies 20 specific uses of BIM. From 1 January 2018, eight of these uses became mandated for the design or construction stage, with others expected to be mandated in the future.
This document, A step change for BIM in Hong Kong published by engineering consultants Mott MacDonald runs through an explanation of the many BIM uses which are optional and mandatory within Hong Kong. These BIM uses apply and are presented from the perspective of Design and Construction.