Mideplan presents Costa Rica’s National BIM Strategy to encourage the development of the construction sector, improve the execution of public contracting, provide greater transparency in the bidding processes, as well as contributing to the optimisation of the maintenance and operation of buildings and infrastructure.

The National BIM Strategy is a set of methodologies, technologies and processes that configures, designs, builds, operates and maintains the collaborative form of an infrastructure project in a virtual space. This allows cost savings, improved productivity and efficiency of operations, increased quality of infrastructure and reduced environmental impact. This document details the objectives and strategies for the implementation of this methodology in Costa Rica.

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Mideplan is the governing body of the National Planning System. It is a strategic institution of the Costa Rican Government that promotes improvement in public management as detailed in the National Development and Public Investment Plan 2019-2022.

In February, Mideplan launched the National BIM Strategy. The Ministry of the Presidency, through the office of the First Lady, promotes the adoption of this methodology in the country. The coordination of the implementation is overseen by the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Policy (Mideplan), through the Pre-investment Fund with the technical cooperation of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for the development of the national work plan.

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