A global team of over 200 experts are continually improving these templates for free access to all BIM communities around the word.

In alignment with ISO 19650, the templates team didn’t want the world to keep reinventing the wheel when it comes to BEPs and other ISO 19650 resources. Having a central resource for experts to curate and all teams around the world to access for free helps advance the use of BIM more rapidly – but importantly – in a standardised way.


Provides an international framework for the creation of a information Schema for the Railway infrastructure domain

This guidance was issued in July 2019 by the UK BIM Alliance, BSI and CDDB as a complement to?Information Management according to BS EN ISO 19650 – Guidance Part 1: Concepts, published in April 2019.??
It aims to help UK businesses and public clients understand the processes?indicated?in ISO 19650, with a focus on the different parties and their team activities referred in the standard:?the?Appointing Party, Lead Appointed Party and Appointed Party; the Project Team, Delivery Team and Task Team.?
The guidance explains the role of each party by summarising their activities and outputs at each stage of the construction project, for instance how to coordinate information requirements, delivery milestones and information standards. It covers how to?establish?the information protocol, the management of the common data environment, how the information should be shared,?reviewed?and eventually archived alongside the lessons learned to help with future projects.??
It details how each party fits into a team and across teams, which documents need compiling, which resources need sourcing and/or mobilising, how information models are assessed for compliance and which party?is in charge of, say,?establishing?the delivery team’s capability and?capacity.?
A summary?provides?an overview of the Information Management Process, divided in stages, from Assessment and Need through Tender, Appointment, Mobilization, Collaborative Production of information and Information Model Delivery to Project Close-out.


The BIM toolkit has been created with the intention of supporting different countries with the creation of their technical BIM framework. The toolkit is aligned with the ISO 19650 standards series, to assist with BIM adoption and open global opportunities. The overview document explains the various companents of the toolkit, how to use each of the documents, and provides advice on how to best start your journey depending on BIM maturity.


OpenBuilt will be a connectivity and automation platform that enables businesses to work faster and more accurately with their existing software. We’re building trusted data pipelines & low code development tools that will enable anyone to automate their business processes without complex software integration. It will also democratize the applications landscape and enable even SME’s to take a part in digital transformation

OpenBuilt’s founding members comprise a diverse selection of companies from the built environment representing different sectors, sizes and disciplines to guide the development of the platform for the benefit of the whole industry.


The need for a standardised approach that supports digital transformation has been recently acknowledged in the construction industry. Building Information Modelling, BIM is considered the heart of digitalisation for construction and is supported by the international standard ISO 19650 that aims to establish a common language for BIM implementation globally. BIM is a system that links different AEC professions in such a way that it ultimately changes the traditional project delivery methods and therefore, the employees in organisations may require certain training and certification to engage in the new organisational process.

BIM training is delivered through an E-learning system, with video tutorials, further study materials, downloads, quizzes, portfolio activities and an assessment test, offering a highly engaging learning experience. BIM training by BIM Design Hub is developed in structured modules that drives the student in a step-by-step understanding of BIM process in line with ISO 19650 with a reference to the UK standards, published by BSI for BIM implementation.


The World Economic Forum strives in all its efforts to demonstrate entrepreneurship in the global public interest while upholding the highest standards of governance. Moral and intellectual integrity is at its heart and their activities are shaped by an institutional culture founded on stakeholder theory, which asserts that an organisation is accountable to all parts of society.

The Forum carefully blends and balances the best of many kinds of organisations, from both the public and private sectors, international organisations and academic institutions. It believes that progress happens by bringing together people from all walks of life who have the drive and the influence to make a positive change.

This report has been produced as the first publication of a multi-year project for guiding and supporting the Engineering & Construction (E&C) industry during its current transformation. It describes the industry’s present state, assesses relevant global trends and their impact on the industry, and devises a transformative framework with key areas for development and action.

The report also features many best practices and case studies of innovative approaches or solutions, and offers a view of how the future of construction might look. The project as a whole, and this report specifically, builds on the findings of an earlier World Economic Forum’s project – the four-year Strategic Infrastructure Initiative, which identified and described the key government measures needed to close the infrastructure gap.

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The drastic impact of COVID-19 and the deepening of related crises inspired the World Economic Forum’s global real estate community to rethink real estate and align on a vision of buildings and cities that are liveable, sustainable, affordable and resilient. With leadership from CEOs and input from their senior executives, this vision, along with a set of enablers and case studies, comprises this report.

The Framework described in this Insight Report provides a set of enablers, including accelerating digitalisation and innovation to address everything from construction costs to the occupant’s experience, including:

  • upskilling and attracting workers with specific talent and knowledge of digitalisation and sustainability
  • demonstrating clear, value-proof business cases for investment in technology, sustainability and affordable housing
  • engaging stakeholders, both across the industry value chain and with the local community.

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This report is the second publication of the multi-year Future of Construction project, guiding and supporting the Engineering and Construction industry in its current (digital) transformation. The first report, Shaping the Future of Construction: A Breakthrough in Mindset and Technology, was launched in May 2016. It described the state of the industry, assessed relevant global trends and their impact on the industry, called for action at corporate, industry and government levels and outlined a comprehensive industry-transformation framework with over 30 measures and best practices. A key finding is that many innovations have emerged but have not yet been broadly adopted.

The second report looks at possible remedies, drawing key lessons and policy recommendations from leading innovators and disruptors, with a focus on fostering wider adoption of innovation. By describing how flagship projects have implemented innovations, it showcases the transformative potential of innovations. This report showcases and analyses 10 Lighthouse innovation cases – prominent flagship projects as well as start-ups and pilot projects – that demonstrate the potential of innovation in construction and give a glimpse of the industry’s future. Their stories not only serve as an inspiration but also describe vividly the typical challenges that innovators face, and show how to engage and overcome those challenges.

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Many industry players have yet to fully adopt BIM, despite its advantages. Design and engineering firms lead the way, followed by construction firms. Even though BIM could significantly transform operations and management (O&M), asset operators lag behind other industry players, mainly because BIM is still inaccurately perceived as being a purely 3D design application, and because commercial BIM applications to support O&M remain scarce.

O&M applications account for just 10 of 206 commercial applications listed in an industry database of open-source BIM applications. The Future of Construction initiative created three scenarios depicting how the IU (infrastructure and urban development) industry could look in the future. To develop the scenarios, the World Economic Forum and The Boston Consulting Group hosted a workshop on 27 July 2017 in Berlin.

This report explains the three scenarios and the strategic implications for each. It also identifies the transformation imperatives companies should address regardless of which scenarios materialise. The Future of Construction initiative provides this analysis to encourage IU decision-makers to think strategically about the future and take appropriate actions to adopt digital technologies and change business models sooner rather than later.

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This plan was created by the World Economic Forum’s Future of Construction Initiative in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) based on discussions at a roundtable held on 26 July 2017, in BCG’s Berlin office.

At the roundtable, 32 representatives from leading global design, engineering and construction firms, industry associations, government and academic institutions discussed key issues and developed measures to be implemented at company-, industry- and government-level. These are detailed in the action plan outlined in this report.

To improve productivity and address global challenges, the IU (infrastructure and urban development) industry must overcome talent obstacles to attract, qualify and retain a sufficient number of people with relevant skills. This report provides an action plan with steps that companies, industry organisations and government can take to reduce the talent gap.

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