ISO 19650 is the prominent global standard for the implementation of BIM, focusing on the collaborative process integral to the entire life cycle of constructed assets. Developed and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), this standard serves as a comprehensive framework for managing information from the conception of a project, through construction and operation to its eventual decommissioning. The development and publication of ISO 19650 highlights the commitment of international standards bodies to creating a consistent and efficient approach to BIM implementation on a global scale.  

ISO 19650 is a multi-part standard. Part 1 delineates fundamental concepts and principles, while Part 2 provides practical guidance for information management throughout the project life cycle. The scalability of ISO 19650 allows organizations to tailor its application to the specific needs and intricacies of their projects. As an internationally recognized standard, ISO 19650 reflects the collaborative efforts of standards bodies to enhance global construction industry practices. Throughout this process, transparency, collaboration, and consensus-building are key principles. ISO standards, including ISO 19650, are developed with input from experts and stakeholders worldwide to ensure that they reflect a global consensus on best practices.  

A country might choose to adopt ISO 19650 for several reasons, all of which contribute to the standard’s potential benefits in enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of construction and infrastructure projects. Some of the reasons why a country might decide to adopt ISO 19650:

  • Global standardisation of processes
  • Support interoperability and collaboration
  • Consider a quality assured approach to information management
  • Competitive advantage and potential for cross boarder trade
  • Improved project delivery outcomes

In summary, the adoption of ISO 19650 by a country can bring about international alignment, improved collaboration, risk reduction, and enhanced competitiveness in the construction industry, ultimately contributing to more successful and sustainable infrastructure development. Countries will usually adopt ISO 19650 by publishing a national annex to the standard.

BIM Forum Bolivia is a non-profit organisation that brings together professionals, companies and institutions in the construction sector related to BIM Its mission is to promote the national use of BIM and its implementation in private and state institutions for the benefit of the construction sector and society as a whole.

BIM Forum Bolivia is an active member of BIM Forum LATAM, forming part of a national network that promotes collaboration and associative work between BIM entities from different Latin American countries.

The Survey was compiled by independent companies and professionals in Bolivian construction. The information obtained allows evaluation of the current state of activity in the Bolivian construction sector in the field of digitalisation in general and of knowledge and adoption of BIM in particular. It provides general data such the size, age range and types of projects etc.; types of digital processes and technologies; learning and implementation of BIM and perceptions of BIM amongst non-users. 

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