Global BIM Network’s General Assembly will feature best practices from around the world

On 1st December, the Network will host its second annual General Assembly, bringing together members of the global public sector, NGOs and multi-lateral organisations. During the event, attendees will hear about the transformation journeys towards developing a digital built environment in Australia, Czech Republic, Colombia, and Argentina. In addition to the sharing of best practices, attendees will also learn about the development of the Network’s forthcoming Digital Transformation Playbook for Public Sector Construction.

Luke Belfield, Victorian Chief Engineer at Office of Projects Victoria, will update on progress from  the Office of Projects Victoria (OPV) including the collaborative development of guidance within the Victorian Digital Asset Strategy. The strategy sets out the vital process for safeguarding the digital systems that will allow them to monitor and improve the creation and management of infrastructure assets in the Australian state of Victoria. Luke will also discuss the development of public sector capacity in BIM and its application in pilot projects. OPV’s central role has allowed for greater impact across multiple project portfolios not only in Victoria, but also across the whole of Australia through the sharing of best practice.

The General Assembly will hear from Lucie Svamberkova, a BIM Education Expert in the BIM Strategy Department at the Czech Standardization Agency. Lucie will describe how the Czech Republic is using secondary and tertiary education to scale the adoption of BIM. This includes educational trainings to build the interest of high school and university students in developing a career in BIM and the built environment. Attendees will also learn about capacity-building solutions currently being offered to Czech industry and the public sector, including the development of a BIM Education System for Public Administration and the Czech Government’s BIM Strategy Framework.

Diego Giraldo, BIM Manager at the Urban Development Corporation of Medellin, will provide insight into leveraging BIM as part of a wider transformation strategy for the city of Medellin in Colombia. He will also provide practical examples from pilot projects on how the Corporation is collaborating to support wider transformation in Colombia and across Latin America. Learn more about how BIM is being utilized across Colombia here.

Attendees will also hear from Maria Victoria Pasini, Architect at BIM Implementation System (SIBIM), who will provide insight on the digital transformation journey of Argentina. She will discuss the creation of SIBIM, the Ministry of Public Works’ BIM task force, which aims to implement BIM in the different areas of public affairs as part of the Strategic Plan for the digital transformation of the Ministry. Access SIBIM’s public library here.

The General Assembly event is for public policy makers, change management specialists and BIM practitioners working in the public sector, NGOs and multi-lateral institutions. This year’s event will be delivered in Spanish and English and will be held twice to accommodate for time zone.

General Assembly 2022

The Global BIM Network is aimed at those working in the public sector, NGOs and multi-lateral institutions.

Global BIM Network featured in Global Infrastructure Hub’s Infratech Case Studies

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The Global BIM Network was recently featured in the Global Infrastructure Hub‘s stocktake of InfraTech as a case study. Which showcases an exemplar of international cooperation and knowledge transfer to enable and scale investment in infrastructure technology. The case study detailed the importance of public policy in advancing the digitization of the construction sector, and the social, environmental, and economic benefits resulting from digital transformation.

The case study further highlighted how the Global BIM Network has been enabling the global employment of Building Information Modelling (BIM) methodology through a host of public events and knowledge exchange activities. This has enabled members to address similar challenges by sharing findings, resources, outputs, and lessons learned.

It further highlighted the Network’s Information Collection, an online, open-access repository of resources which provides public leadership materials, collaborative frameworks, references for communication & communities, and materials for capability and capacity building. These resources have been contributed by Network members to provide relevant information for building the global public sector’s digital capacity and capability in relation to BIM.

The Infratech case study also highlighted the Global BIM Network’s Roadmap 2021-25, which was launched at the first General Assembly in 2021. The roadmap outlines a shared vision for the built environment and collaborative pathways that the network will take to advance digitalization.

Click to read the case study.

On 1st December, the Network will host our second annual General Assembly, bringing together members of the global public sector, NGOs and multi-lateral organisations. In addition to an update on the Network’s plans, attendees will also learn about the development of the Network’s forthcoming Digital Transformation Playbook for Public Sector Construction. 

The General Assembly event is for public policy makers, change management specialists and BIM practitioners working in the public sector, NGOs and multi-lateral institutions. This year’s event will be delivered in Spanish and English, and will be held twice to accommodate for time zone.

Click here to apply to attend this free event.

Blog: Where are you in your transformation journey towards a digital built environment?

The digital transformation of public construction and infrastructure is having a profound effect on the way we procure, deliver and operate the built environment. Digital construction is helping countries close the infrastructure gap and improve outcomes for people and places by improving efficiencies and the clean growth of economies.

Policy makers, digital transformation programme leads and public sector BIM specialists from across the world have come together to establish a shared vision of a global digital built environment that benefits people and places.

The Global BIM Network is a public sector collaboration to co-produce the guidance and tools to help the public sector build its understanding of digital transformation for construction. The Network Roadmap sets the framework for a global collaboration across all regions to advance the public sector’s ability to support the construction sector’s digitalisation at scale.

To support this effort, the Network has established its open access Information Collection, a repository and evidence base for public sector implementation of BIM organised across geographies.

At this year’s General Assembly event on 1st December, the Network will set out its next steps towards its vision. As more countries and regions recognise the benefits of working together to progress their digitalisation and built environment information management strategies, learnings and practices must be shared.  The development of the Digital Transformation Playbook for Public Sector Construction by the Global BIM Network will set out key states on the journey to a fully digitalised built environment and provide case study examples to the public sector on how to progress on their path to transformation.

The General Assembly event is for public policy makers, change management specialists and BIM practitioners working in the public sector, NGOs and multi-lateral institutions. This year’s event will be delivered in Spanish and English, and will be held twice to accommodate for time zone.

Click here to apply to attend this free event. We will confirm after receiving your registration if your application has been successful. 

Focus on Asia, North America and Oceania

Our first General Assembly (GA) was attended by over 300 public sector and multilateral representatives from 71 countries. Ngoc-Binh TA, Head of BIM Team, Institute of Construction Economics Ministry of Construction, Vietnam, represented Asia as a speaker and advocate of BIM processes. Roger Grant, Executive Director, Building Information Management at the National Institute of Building Sciences, USA, represented North America. Luke Belfield, Acting Chief Engineer, Office of Projects Victoria, Department of Treasury and Finance and Matthew Kehoe, Director, Digital Build Program, Office of Projects Victoria represented Australia.

Ngoc-Binh TA joined Adam Matthews, Chair of the Global BIM Network, and Jaroslav Nechyba, Director of BIM Strategy Department Czech Agency for Standardization, in the Steering Committee’s Conversation to discuss the value of collaboration and being part of the Network. He said: “BIM was quite new in Vietnam when we began our journey. We did not know what direction to take so being part of a wider network helped us a lot as it enabled us to consider approaches taken by other countries. We had access to representatives from other places who could offer us insights. It also helped our private sector to work internationally as we had the advantage of a young labour force who had been focussing on new digital technologies.”

Ngoc-Binh TA then explained that investing in BIM is a big commitment for the public sector and knowing how this technology is developing and being implemented in other countries can support its adoption as it gives public officials confidence in making that investment.

An overview of Australia’s Digital Build Program, an initiative of the State of Victoria, was presented in the GA’s session From BIM policy to BIM implementation: procurement practices around the world by Luke Belfield. The Program aims to stimulate a smarter projects pipeline to deliver positive outcomes for people and places. To achieve these goals, better information management and improving infrastructure productivity through data are the driving forces.

In the discussion panel, Matthew Kehoe explained how the Digital Build Program’s combination of digital assets, digital build and offsite construction could connect to the procurement process. Kehoe said: “The Digital Build Program’s use of offsite construction, prefabrication and modularisation leverages a lot of BIM processes using asset libraries and regular kit-of-parts processes.”

He then stressed that it was important to adopt the right language for projects as many BIM efforts were unsuccessful because the language was too technical and it failed to get strategic support at executive level. Kehoe concluded that private sector involvement was key to the success of the State of Victoria’s Digital Build Program as it could help the public sector in digital capability and upskilling.

Roger Grant, from the National Institute of Building Sciences, USA, agreed but cautioned that upskilling the public sector can be a tough challenge. He added that another challenge was aligning the data collected with the systems used internally so that the data could be used in construction projects.

The Global BIM Network’s Information Collection currently holds 13 items for Asia, 12 for Oceania and 4 of North America. It is a growing knowledge base, with more artefacts to be published in the coming weeks. The resources are structured under four pillars: Public leadership (BIM policy, legislation, programmes and strategy); Collaborative framework (legal, procurement, technical references, guidance and templates); Communication and communities (communities of practice, media publications and websites) and Capability and capacity building (training and case studies).

These open-access resources include strategic documents for public projects, developed by individual countries, websites of organisations championing BIM, implementation reports, technical guides, legislation, public leadership and strategic documents to progress BIM journeys in the whole built environment, including major infrastructure.

Countries from Asia, North America and Oceania currently represented in the Information Collection include Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, USA and Vietnam. Resources from additional countries in these regions will be added in the coming weeks.

Our Information Collection – Region Focus: Europe

At our first General Assembly (GA), attended by over 300 public sector and multilateral representatives from 71 countries, stakeholders from the European region participated as representatives of their country and as part of the EU BIM Task Group, a pan-European collaboration of public sector organisations encompassing 21 countries.

European representatives are part of the Global BIM Network’s Steering Committee, alongside Latin America, Asia, North America and Australia. Jaroslav Nechyba, Director of BIM Strategy Department Czech Agency for Standardization, who was among the GA’s speakers, recognised the impact of the Network: “The Global BIM Network has been a valuable source for building self-confidence for myself and my colleagues. Other countries have different strategies and approaches, and are all at different stages. We can be inspired by those who are further ahead of us, and we can give back to those who are slightly behind us by sharing our own experience.”

The GA’s first session on the cost-benefits of Information Management showcased the resources developed by the EU BIM Task Group. Milena Feustel, Co-Chair, EU BIM Task Group, gave a detailed overview of the cost-benefit analysis (CBA) for the use of BIM in public construction projects. The CBA includes a tool to measure BIM’s costs and benefits, six case studies of public projects and a handbook for EU public entities. The Handbook for the Introduction of Building Information Modelling by the European Public Sector was funded by the European Commission Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG-GROW) and the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). 

In a subsequent GA’s session, Government and Industry: Working together to drive benefits for people and places, Fergus Harradence, Deputy Director, BEIS, presented an overview of the UK Government’s strategy for BIM. He explained how the UK’s efforts have been embedded into a wider technology programme to improve the built environment, developing innovative digital and manufacturing technologies, and supporting the National Digital Twin project. He also mentioned the climate resilience demonstrator (CReDO), which brings together energy, water and telecoms sectors to explore how information sharing and interoperability can boost infrastructure’s climate adaptability and resilience.

Supporting the net-zero agenda is paramount for the European region. Milena Feustel highlighted the importance of the CBA tool for the transition to a green economy. She explained: “The CBA tool currently includes CO2 emissions and health and safety indicators, and it could be beneficial to use additional indicators such as adaptation and resilience to climate change.”

Our Information Collection currently holds 89 items for the European region, with more to be published. The resources are structured under four pillars: Public leadership (BIM policy, legislation, programmes and strategy); Collaborative framework (legal, procurement, technical references, guidance and templates); Communication and communities (communities of practice, media publications and websites) and Capability and capacity building (training and case studies).

These open-access resources include strategic documents for public projects, developed by individual countries, with the United Kingdom offering guidance on BS EN ISO 19650, which is part of national and international standards that support information management processes and innovation within the construction industry. Within the standards, BIM is key to significant improvements in delivery and performance efficiencies. These go beyond the construction stage into operations and maintenance of built assets, with the aim of achieving positive social and environmental outcomes.

To achieve these positive outcomes, cooperation between private and public sectors is crucial, as indicated by Jaroslav Nechyba, Director of BIM Strategy Department Czech Agency for Standardization, who said: “When we talk about information management, there needs to be cooperation between the public and private sectors in developing the digital processes and communications required. There needs to be trust and cooperation between the two sectors – it will be key to the future success of BIM.”

Other resources in the Collection include websites of private and public organisations championing BIM (including chambers of commerce), reports highlighting the benefits to people and society, training courses, information on national building permits, national pilot projects, legislation, digital transformation plans for infrastructure, contract templates and information repositories.

The BIM 2022 plan, developed by France, is a pioneer within continental Europe. It was implemented in 2019 to integrate mass digital use, focussing on two key goals: generalise the use of BIM in buildings throughout all sectors and provide professionals with the tools to work within the framework.

Germany has also been championing BIM for a number of years. In 2016, the BIM4INFRA2020 working group was commissioned by the former Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure to foster BIM implementation by providing guidelines, templates and BIM user cases, boosted by the development of a uniform database concept and a BIM library.

European countries currently represented in the Information Collection include Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom. Resources from existing and additional countries, such as Croatia, will be uploaded in the coming weeks.

Join us at our Information Collection Webinar

We are excited to announce that the Global BIM Network will be welcoming the members of the global built environment to the Network’s Information Collection On-demand Webinar on Wednesday, 16th March 2022, with the aim to grow public sector capacity to deliver a better, more sustainable built environment by accessing our Information Collection.

The Global BIM Network launched its key initiative, the Call for Knowledge, in August 2021. Through this Call, we collected submissions of knowledge resources from across the global public sector in order to help the public sector share resources and experiences of local, national and regional digital transformation journeys towards a digital built environment.

The Call for Knowledge was also a call to contribute to the development of our open-access Information Collection. By enhancing our knowledge base, members of the global public sector will be able to share lessons learned and case studies showcasing innovative approaches to the introduction of BIM to public organisations and projects.

In this On-demand Webinar, the members of the global built environment will learn:

  • What is the Information Collection?
  • How it is organised and how it is used?
  • Who can benefit from accessing the BIM resources?

We will also discuss the enhancement of the Collection as a result of the Call for Knowledge, including some key findings about the State of the Globe in relation to digital transformation of the built environment.

Our Information Collection: Focus on Latin America

In a previous article we covered the Global BIM Network’s first General Assembly, which was attended by over 300 public sector and multilateral representatives from 71 countries.

The General Assembly Report introduced the activities and achievements of the Network, whose Steering Committee comprises representatives from Europe, Latin America, Asia, North America and Australia.

Latin American countries have been developing BIM programmes at pace in the past five years, leading to the creation of national strategies to support its adoption. In 2020, Colombia signed a memorandum of understanding with the UK Government, which enabled knowledge exchange involving UK consultants, academics and industry, and developed its own Roadmap. In Chile, the state and private sector came together in 2016 to define a vision of a public policy: PlanBIM was devised using the state’s purchasing power to digitalise the entire construction industry with the aim to increase productivity and sustainability.

According to Claudia Suaznabar, Lead Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank, cost efficiency is the main driving force for the growing interest in BIM by governments in Latin America, as well its benefit of ensuring transparency in public works’ projects.

At the General Assembly, representatives from individual countries within Latin America – Daniel Gómez, Deputy Director, National Planning Department, Colombia; Sebastián Manriquez, Subdirector, PlanBIM of CORFO, Chile; Valentina Sarmiento Buitrago, Head of the Productivity Team, Ministry of Housing, City and Territory, Colombia and Jonathan Bernal, Director of Infrastructure and Sustainable Energy, Colombia – presented their BIM journey, including national strategies and how being part of the Global BIM Network helped them to share their experiences with other countries.

Latin America is fairly represented in our Information Collection , which gathers and disseminate resources shared by members of the Network through an open-source knowledge base. The resources, organised geographically, are structured under four pillars: Public leadership (BIM policy, legislation, programmes and strategy); Collaborative framework (legal, procurement, technical references, guidance and templates); Communication and communities (communities of practice, media publications and websites) and Capability and capacity building (training and case studies).

We have currently 31 items for Latin America, with more to be published, following an ongoing Call for Knowledge launched in August 2021. These include, for instance, documents and standards for public projects, developed by PlanBIM in Chile, such as the National BIM Strategy, the National BIM Goals 2020 and 2025, and an Open E-learning Course: Introduction to BIM Methodology, funded by Corfo, the Chilean Economic Development Agency and the Inter-American Development Bank.

Red BIM de Gobiernos Latinoamericanos (Red BIM Gob Latam), a network of representatives from the public sector in Latin American countries, is also represented. Its members include Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay.

Aside national policies and technical standards for public sector projects, resources for Latin America include training courses, reports on BIM maturity, publications and websites of trade and professional organisations (such as construction chambers), legislation, digital transformation plans, implementation guides, templates and information repositories.

Latin American countries currently represented in the Information Collection are Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica and Peru; more resources will be published in the coming months.

Our first General Assembly: Report, videos and next steps

The Global BIM Network’s inaugural General Assembly, held online on 2 December 2021, brought together representatives from public sector organisations to hear how the growing digital construction sector is benefitting people and places globally – helping to build back better from COVID-19 and meet net-zero targets. If you missed out or you want to read about the event, you can find the report here and watch recordings here.

Adam Matthews, Head of International, Centre for Digital Built Britain and Chair of the Global BIM Network Steering Committee, welcomed more than 300 public sector and multilateral representatives from 71 countries and set out the value proposition of digital transformation: “Digitalisation of the construction sector is estimated to save around $250bn a year. Clearly, this is important for the entire industry. As well as the target of generating these savings, we also have significant national and global goals including net zero and climate resilience.”

“The Global BIM Network has a vision to collaborate primarily as a public sector community and, together with the private sector, advance digital transformation across our global sector. There have been and will be challenges and the Global BIM Network brings together all stakeholders to accelerate and support this process and collaborate on solutions.”

The Global BIM Network’s Roadmap 

The event marked the first time the Global BIM Network has officially convened and saw the launch of the Global BIM Network Roadmap for the Global Built Environment 2021-2025.

The Roadmap has been co-created by international public sector representatives and multi-lateral organisations, and public infrastructure funders connected through the Global BIM Network. It is designed to support public sector leadership efforts to work with industry on the critical opportunity of digitalisation in response to the pandemic – and to drive inclusive growth through capacity building and knowledge transfer.

The Roadmap references the Network’s ambition – to increase the global public sector’s digital capabilities and capacity and be a strong partner to the global construction industry – and identifies activities that the Network will work on collectively.

There are three phases to the Roadmap – Discovery, Development and Delivery. Network members can participate in working groups and events to shape the scope of the Roadmap prior to the final Delivery phase.

Adam Mathews said: “Our goal is to increase skills and experience in the public sector when introducing BIM into public infrastructure projects and programmes. To create scale and impact in this digital landscape we, as a leadership network, must reach a wider audience.”

Knowledge exchange panel sessions

Members of the Global BIM Network participated in three knowledge exchange panel sessions. In-country experience of regional and national digital construction initiatives gave insights on implementing BIM-based digital transformation strategies in public sector-funded projects.

Reflecting on the value of being part of the Global BIM Network, Ngoc-Binh TA, Head of BIM Team, Institute of Construction Economics, Ministry of Construction, Vietnam, said: “BIM was quite new in Vietnam when we began our journey. So being part of a wider network enabled us to consider approaches taken by other countries.”

Jaroslav Nechyba, Director of BIM Strategy Department, Czech Agency for Standardization, Czech Republic, said: “The Network has been valuable for building self-confidence. Other countries have different strategies and approaches and are at different stages. We can be inspired by those who are ahead of us, and we can give back to those who are slightly behind us by sharing our experience.”

The panel discussions considered topics key to digital built environment initiatives across the world, including national policies, programmes and featured people who are driving digital transformation in their countries, regions and organisations. Audience members participated through Slido polls and chat discussions. Each session featured short, pre-recorded presentations from the speakers. The presentations were followed by discussion between the presenters and moderator with audience input.

The first session focused on the cost benefits of Information Management and featured Milena Feustel, Co-Chair, EU BIM Task Group, EU who spoke of the cost-benefit analysis (CBA) for the use of BIM in public projects; and Claudia Suaznabar, Lead Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank, who summarised an evaluation methodology of BIM results in public construction projects. The discussion turned to the net-zero agenda and drivers for investing in BIM.

The second session looked at BIM implementation procurement practices worldwide and heard from Luke Belfield, Acting Chief Engineer, Office of Projects Victoria, Department of Treasury and Finance, Australia, who outlined Australia’s Digital Build Program and recent Digital Asset Policy. The discussion considered strategy for supply chain uptake, the language of BIM and information management, and digital upskilling. 

The final session highlighted how government and industry together can drive benefits for people and places. Fergus Harradence, Deputy Director, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, UK, discussed the UK Government strategy for BIM; and Daniel Gómez, Deputy Director, National Planning Department, Colombia, looked at the BIM journey in Colombia. Discussion turned to the role of BIM in reactivating the economy and overcoming resistance to change.

Adam Matthews closed the inaugural Global BIM Network’s General Assembly with a call to action. “We are working together to achieve a long-term effort and there is no single recipe for success. However, there are ingredients we can share. The public sector needs confidence that digital transformation will help address policy goals. We must share best practice about how to get there, and the Network is a significant source of information and support for the public sector’s journey towards digital transformation.”

“Interest in digital transformation is growing and change is happening. That is why we need the Roadmap now. We want to grow our Network community, so I urge public sector representatives to sign up and be part of the conversation. By working together, we can advance the digital transformation of the global built environment for the public good.”

Next steps

  • Register to keep in touch about the work of the Global BIM Network here.
  • Read the GA’s report 
  • Keep an eye on the news page for the announcement of the next Global BIM Network event.

General Assembly: First outcomes & looking ahead

The Global BIM Network’s first General Assembly on 2 December 2021 brought together 300 public sector and multilateral representatives from 71 countries to discuss the national and regional BIM initiatives that are accelerating the digital transformation of the construction sector. The event was delivered in English, Spanish, French and Japanese. Many more people signed up and expressed an interest in accessing the recordings, which are being processed and will be uploaded in the New Year. A report is also being compiled, to be shared on our website.

We would like to thank all the speakers, which included 12 global leadership personalities in three sessions focusing on cost-benefit methodologies, procurement practices around the world and the collaboration between government and industry to drive benefits for people and places.

Launch of our Roadmap

The Network’s Roadmap 2021-2025 was developed by representatives from international public sector and multi-lateral organisations and public infrastructure funders connected and collaborating through the Network. It was created to promote public sector leadership efforts to collaborate with industry on digitalisation in response to the pandemic, climate change, and to drive inclusive growth through capacity building and knowledge transfer. The Roadmap, launched at the General Assembly, will enable sharing best practice for infrastructure policy, investment and procurement.

Our Call for Knowledge

The General Assembly also sparked interest in membership of the network and in our Call for Knowledge, which aims to foster a more collaborative global digital construction sector by offering free resources in an easily accessible information collection. 

The Information Collection is the knowledge base of the Global BIM Network. It is organised geographically and under four categories: Public leadership, Collaborative framework, Communication & communities and Capability & capacity building. Additional filters will allow visitors to choose resources by region, country and type among others.

These resources have been shared by members of the Network and currently include countries such as the UK, Chile, Singapore, the Czech Republic, Colombia, France, Estonia, Argentina, Vietnam, Peru and the USA; and regions like Europe, Latin America and Asean. There are also some global resources, which are useful for organisations that collaborate on international projects. A world’s view at a glance can be obtained by visiting the Global Snapshot’s page

Our knowledge base includes policy and legislation documents, technical references, collaborative templates, guidance and tools and information shared by organisations that champion BIM at national and international levels. Training materials are also included to support countries that are at the start of their digitalisation journey. Case studies offer valuable insights in the challenges and successes experienced by different countries in public sector construction and infrastructure projects. More items will be added in the coming months.

To contribute to our Call for Knowledge, please click here. If you would like to join the Network and be informed of future updates, please sign up here.

Global Call for Knowledge is LIVE!

The Global BIM Network (the Global Network) is seeking submissions of knowledge resources from across the global public sector to further develop its open access Information Collection and share knowledge of local, national and regional digital transformation journeys towards a digital built environment that brings benefits for people, places and societies.

Our website globalBIM.org is an online repository primarily for the global public sector and multi-lateral organizations seeking guidance, accessing and sharing documentation, protocols, operational manuals, case studies, tools, training materials and other resources to facilitate the strategic introduction of digital built environment innovation worldwide. It is also open to everyone with an interest in growing the benefits from the structured use of information management as part of the larger digital transformation of the sector.  

What are the Global BIM Network Information Collection?

The Information Collection is the knowledge base of the Global Network which groups organisational, national and regional resources shared by members of the Network. Each resource has links to downloadable documents or official websites of governmental and non-governmental organisations that are active in championing innovation in public sector construction and infrastructure projects.

By accessing our Information Collection, members of the global public sector can share lessons learned and case studies showcasing innovative approaches to the introduction of BIM to public organisations and projects.  Individuals who are interested in built environment innovation and initiatives can find out which organisations are active in each country or region and learn more about their journey to digital ways of working in construction.

These resources are organised geographically and structured under four categories, known as information collections: 

  • Public leadership (built environment policy, legislation, programmes, strategy and plans) 
  • Collaborative framework (legal, procurement, technical references, guidance, templates and tools)    
  • Communication and communities (references to communities of practice, media publications and websites) 
  • Capability and capacity building (training materials, case studies and skills development). 

Why Contribute to the Call for Knowledge?

Our role as a Global Network is to point to information and expertise from across the global public sector in the development and delivery of national transformation programmes and highlight good practice in built environment public policy and procurement.

Our digital platform aims to facilitate the sharing of knowledge of digital transformation guidance, tools and best practice while enabling international collaboration and raising awareness of innovative research and technology developments. 

Through this Call for Knowledge, the Global Network will expand the understanding and skill sets of people working in the built environment and drive better outcomes from national and regional initiatives.

Submit a resource to the Global Call for Knowledge here.