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.

The National Development Corporation (Corporación Nacional Para El Desarrollo – CND) is a non-governmental legal entity under public law, created in 1985. The vision of CND is to be a national and international reference as a facilitator for the execution of public policies oriented towards development. Its mission is to provide services to ministries, local authorities, public entities and  the private sector to achieve national development objectives through management excellence, with a focus on citizens’ wellbeing and social responsibility.

CND is an integral facilitator in the development of public infrastructure and its associated services. The services provided by the Projects and Services area are the planning, direction and management of infrastructure works and projects, through the development of structuring, design, engineering and construction activities.

This website is a showcase for the Fifth National BIM Meeting in Uruguay, which was held virtually in October 2021. The programme focused on BIM and included over 30 presentations from experts across the globe. All of the materials from this virtual conference, including recordings of the sessions, are available.

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BIM Forum Uruguay is an organisation whose purpose is to promote and accelerate the process of adoption and implementation of the BIM methodology in Uruguay through research, dissemination and training activities. These are conducted in the construction industry, in the public sector, in the private sector and in academia.

This BIM Forum was formed by a collective group including the Chamber of Construction of Uruguay (CCU), the National Corporation for Development (CND), the Academy, institutions, companies and organisations, professionals, students and other stakeholders interested in BIM at a national level. Its vision is to lead implementation and be a reference, from a technical point of view.

BIM Forum Uruguay also functions as a national meeting place for BIM, seeking to contribute to the knowledge and development of companies, public institutions, professionals, students and other stakeholders linked to the construction sector. It disseminates good practices to contribute to the development of the construction industry, mainly in terms of productivity, sustainability and competitiveness.

The website contains many reference documents, videos and other information, including:

  • Developing a National BIM Strategy or Plan.
  • Publicising BIM tools/methodologies and promoting its adoption and implementation in both the public and private sectors, and in the field of education.
  • Encouraging BIM training at all levels: students, technicians, professionals and teachers through joint work with the Academy. Dissemination and support of seminars, talks, events associated with BIM.
  • Developing standards and regulations related to BIM.
  • Promoting the articulation between all BIM stakeholders.
  • Promoting research and innovation related to the use of BIM in the built environment.

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