The general objective of the document is to define and prioritize the ISO standards that should be adopted for the development of standards and/or guidelines associated with the implementation of BIM.

This document aims to achieve the purposes listed below, in order to establish a common basis at the regional level:

Encourage collaborative processes with international standardization entities.

Promote collaboration between normalization/standardization entities in the Latin American field.

Promote the adoption of international standards in local and Latin American frameworks.

Articulate the development of Latin American standards that support the strategies, policies and requirements of the local market.

One of the main activities of the EU BIM Task Group (EUBTG) is the organization of knowledge transfer workshops. The goal of the workshops is to have active round table discussions with on-site participants using the following format:

Discussion moderated workshop without long boring presentations.

20-30 participants maximum to be able to keep discussions interesting and let any participant take an active part in the debate.

Topics and agenda of the workshop can be in advance shape by registered participants.

Outcome: Knowledge and suggestion document that will be published on the EUBTG website after the workshop

The workshops are intended for public clients and policy makers. Information about upcoming workshops is communicated through the General Assembly members of EUBTG.

This report presents the results of a first regional survey of companies in the construction sector in Latin America and the Caribbean to better understand the slow adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM), a new collaborative work methodology based on data models that contributes enormously to improving the productivity of the sector.*

This document compiles the experience of promoting BIM, and the design and implementation of national plans, related to the methodology by the member countries of the BIM Network of Latin American Governments. The strategies and actions that public institutions in the region applied according to the BIM Initiatives of each country are identified. The intention is that this document is a point of reference for the implementation and promotion of BIM by the State, from a Latin American perspective built on the basis of the local realities of each of the countries that make up the Network. With this document , we hope to encourage the creation of support networks for the transfer of knowledge, experiences and lessons learned.*

State institutions in different countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have begun to implement BIM, in order to more accurately calculate the costs and times of the projects, as well as generate more fluid communication between the different actors involved. increasing the efficiency and transparency of processes. Internationally, a series of cases demonstrate the benefits of implementing BIM. Among them, one in the United States where, after its implementation in 32 projects, it identified: i) a 7% reduction in time, ii) a 10% reduction in costs through early detection of interference, iii) ) the elimination of 40% of the changes not considered, and iv) and the reduction of 80% of the time for cost estimation. The Physical Infrastructure and Digital Transformation Management generated this guide with the objective of promoting knowledge about the implementation of the BIM methodology in the public sphere. It explains what BIM is, identifies the minimum steps for its implementation in a public institution, and provides simple tools for public officials to integrate it into their institutions.

With the aim of understanding the degree of progress in the implementation of BIM in Latin America and the main actions that have been carried out, CAF—development bank of Latin America—promoted the development of a survey of information on this methodology. in the region. This survey includes a diagnosis of the progress of BIM implementation at the national level in different countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is important to highlight that this diagnosis presents the specific state of progress of the period of its development, between January and May 2022, so, at the time of reading, it may not coincide in some aspects with the current situation of the countries.

This document consolidates the methodologies and learnings of Planbim of Chile and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in the incorporation of the Building Information Modeling (BIM) methodology in pilot projects. In the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region

BIM Community for Africa with the aim to encourage BIM adoption across the continent.

The scope of the committee is the organization and digitization of information about buildings and civil engineering works, including building information modelling (BIM)

SC 13 is charged by TC 59 to focus on international standardization of information through the whole life cycle of buildings and infrastructure across the built environment

  • to enable interoperability of information;
  • to deliver a structured set of standards, specifications and reports to define, describe, exchange, monitor, record and securely handle information, semantics and processes, with links to geospatial and other related built environment information;
  • to enable object-related digital information exchange.

National Annex Template. As part of the process of adopting an ISO standard at the national level an annex to the standard should be considered. The National annex addition to the standard gives additional, country specific detail and context. Following the guidance document provided, this template gives you a structured document with headings which can be completed with your specific requirements. Used in conjunction with the guidance, the template can be populated to develop an initial national annex. This template is provided as a starting point, articlating the main points expected in an annex, sections can be added, removed and modified to suit your specific requirements.

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