The Slovenian Association for Information Modelling of Works (abbreviated name is Association siBIM, abbreviated as siBIM) is a voluntary, independent, and non-profit organisation that brings together engineers and supporters of engineering fields who actively participate or want to participate in information modelling of buildings of the built environment (BIM), with the aim of organized integration and education, professional development, mutual socialization and exchange of experience. The association was founded on 30.1.2015 in Ljubljana on the initiative of individuals from the construction industry and the university. The founding assembly was home to 32 interested engineers and experts from all over Slovenia who represented the fields of civil engineering, architecture, mechanical engineering, ICT, economics, etc.
The objectives of the association are to:
– Education and information of members and the general public on information modelling of the built environment (BIM approaches, BIM-technologies), its practical application and developments in this field.
– Organisation of education, consultations, workshops and conferences on information modelling (BIM) of the built environment.
– Organisation and assistance in the preparation of working groups, preparation of guidelines and recommendations for the profession.
– Providing examples of good practice in the field of information modelling (BIM) of the built environment and promoting the exchange of experience between members.
– Representation of the interests of all Slovenian sectors operating in the field of information modelling (BIM) of the built environment at international level.
– Cooperation in the preparation of guidelines and regulations in the field of information modelling of the built environment.
– Connecting with related associations in the world.
The siBIM website contains information on how to join the association as well as lots of other useful information for BIM adoption relevant to Slovenia. The site contains information about the association, news and current events. As well as this information there is also a document collection which shares useful info such as the manual for the implementation of BIM and the Guide to introducing information modelling in the European public sector.
The Association “Information Modeling Technologies in Construction” was established in Ukraine in June 2018 as a voluntary association of legal entities, with the aim of non-profit activities aimed at promoting the development, popularization and implementation of information modeling technologies in the construction industry of Ukraine. The members carry out the implementation of this goal through the provision of engineering and information and consulting intellectual services in the field of construction activities. The motto of the Association is Bright Ideas Trust, where BRIGHT IDEAS refer to innovative construction solutions based primarily on the introduction of information technology (BIM), and TRUST is the basic principle of activity of all members and partners of the Association among themselves. The groups mission is to Combine enterprises and organizations to develop consolidated proposals for the development and promotion of information modeling technologies in the construction industry of the domestic and international market through effective interregional and international integration. The mission also includes participation in the formation of the regulatory framework, including national BIM standards, in accordance with the needs of society and the market.
The association website contains many resources related to BIM adoption in Ukraine, including, standards and a roadmap for BIM implemtentation. The web site also contains sections with guidance on BIM for clients, contractors, designers and operators to help them with their BIM journey. The website contains links to news, events and other useful publications.
BIM4TURKEY is a platform belonging to Building Information Modeling and Management Association. It is the center of transformation for the construction industry. BIM4TURKEY aims to facilitate the integration of BIM easier and smoother to the building industry, Higher Education and public companies. BIM4TURKEY provides the ground for communication and cooperation for all the parties involved in a design and construction project. BIM committees help for capacity building and awareness about BIM in Turkey with regular reports on building standards and accelerate the integration of BIM into the sector. They aim to support construction companies to improve their competitiveness in the international arena. They organize events and workshops to build awareness towards these goals and develop critical mass in BIM and form a community of practice and academics in BIM, sharing knowledge and technology via the BIM University.
The BIM4Turkey website contains lots of information related to recent events, webinars and recordings which contain useful information. The website also has a university section with several pages related to BIM education programmes.
The Civic Association BIM Association Slovakia is a non-profit organisation focused on the application of BIM technology to professional practice at the level of all participants in the design and construction process throughout the construction life cycle. The main task of the civic association is the promotion, popularisation and development of the possibility and application of this technology in the Slovak Republic. It aims to promote systemic implementation of BIM in Slovakia and provide support for the creation a legislative and standard framework, supporting efficient work and transparent management of finances primarily in the field of construction. It also promotes the principles and benefits of BIM among designers in all project phases and across all departments, but also in the next stages of construction and subsequent operation and maintenance.
The website contains details of BIM conferences from 2016 to date, as well as various articles and details of events that support the implementation of BIM in Slovakia.
The BIM Institute is Africa’s official voice for BIM, as a non-profit company their objective is to improve the construction quality and productivity of the built environment through the leadership of information and education. It is impartial and remains software agnostic while supporting and helping to deliver the standards and requirements for BIM in Africa. The BIM Institute serves as Africa’s BIM voice in learning and development for the built environment. The organisation also provides guidance to AEC organisations wanting to implement BIM and programmes specially designed for students and post graduate in the built environment industry in the form of blended learning modules of interactive online LMS, ongoing webinars with experts around the world, range of online BIM tools software courses and access to virtual expo demonstrations with leading technology vendors. The information is directed at organisations that have already made the decision to implement BIM and are now asking the question “So what do we do next?” The BIM Institute for Africa provides some generic guidance that will need to be adapted to suit the particular needs of your organisation or project.
The BIM Institute website contains several useful resources which can be used by organisations looking to implement BIM within their organisation. The website contains information about the group as well as a membership portal to sign up as a free member. The website contains the BIM Institutes “National BIM Guide” as well as a blog of recent news and details of past, present and future events. Finally the website contains a series of online learning and training modules.