Dubai Municipality is one of the largest governmental institutions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), it is considered as one of Dubai’s leading growth and development institutions in terms of its smart projects and services. Over the years, Dubai Municipality has excelled in managing 6 vital sectors. This has helped to make Dubai one of the most advanced and sustainable global cities. Dubai Municipality has also been able to expand and grow through 34 Departments, 126 sections and 4 Centres within an organizational structure that includes support and development offices and the persistent efforts of more than 11,000 employees and workers. The Dubai Municipality mission is to plan, develop and manage an excellent city that provides the essence of success and sustainable living.

Dubai Municipality released a circular updating its mandate regarding the usage of BIM systems across construction projects in the Emirate. Circular (207) is titled ‘Regarding the expansion of applying the (BIM) on buildings and facilities in the emirate of Dubai. The circular is dated 23 July, 2015, and states Dubai Municipality’s intent to expand the usage of BIM. According to the circular, Dubai Municipality’s BIM mandate from 2013, issued through circular (196), has been succeeded by circular (207), as part of the civil body’s efforts “to follow up on the latest construction trends from all over the world, for all the benefits that come to all the parts involved in this, from project owners to consulting firms and contractors and government departments.” BIM is being encouraged “because of how much it lowers the cost of construction projects and the time taken to finish them; and increases the level of coordination between the engineers working on designing and implementing the project, and their counterparts in the management and funding and manufacturing the project.”
The latest circular aims to expand the usage of it (the technology) to include the following as part of the BIM mandate:
BIM Should be applied to the architectural and mechanical works for the following buildings:
– buildings that are above 20 floors.
– buildings and facilities and compounds with areas larger than 200 thousand square foot.
– buildings and special facilities like hospitals and universities and all that is similar to that.
– all governmental projects.
– all buildings and projects that are requested from a foreign office.”
The circular also repeats the requirements of its previous circular, which would continue to stay in effect:
BIM should be applied to:
– Buildings that are above 40 floors.
– Building with area’s larger than 300 thousand square feet.
– Specialised buildings such as hospitals, universities, and all that is similar to that.
– All buildings requested on behalf of a foreign office.

https://www.dm.gov.ae/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/03_Circular_207_2015.1.0.pdf

The field of construction is one of the most important industries for most countries, which affects the efficiency of the entire management system, including the state of the environment. The importance of this industry for the economy of any country can be explained by the fact that capital construction creates a large number of jobs and is the main consumer of intermediate products and related services. Due to its economic importance, the results of the construction sector can significantly affect the development of the economy as a whole. The economic benefit of the development of this industry is the multiplier effect of funds invested in construction and interconnected processes. After all, with the development of the construction industry are developing: production of building materials and equipment for their manufacture, engineering, metallurgy and metalworking, petrochemistry, glass production, woodworking and porcelain industry, transport, energy and more. Also, construction creates the basis for the development of small and medium-sized businesses, thus creating new jobs. Thus, the growth of the construction industry contributes to the strengthening of the country’s economy and solves many social problems. The construction industry is one of the key sectors of any economy. For example, in the EU its share is 9% of GDP, while in Ukraine this value is at 3.97% of GDP, although with a gradual increase in recent years. It should be noted that construction consists of three main sectors: residential, non-residential (commercial and social) and infrastructure. In Europe, in 2016, 78% of all construction was residential and non-residential, and the remaining 22% were engineering structures.

This report talks through the current state of the construction industry in Ukraine and then goes on to illustrate and explain the problem that needs to be solved. The main conclusion of the document comes in the sections around ways to implement BIM for success and the expected results which this can deliver.

https://uscc.ua/files/1/%D0%9A%D0%BE%D0%BD%D1%86%D0%B5%D0%BF%D1%86%D1%96%D1%8F%20%D0%B2%D0%BF%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B0%D0%B4%D0%B6%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%BD%D1%8F%20%D0%92%D0%86%D0%9C%20%D0%B2%20%D0%A3%D0%BA%D1%80%D0%B0%D1%97%D0%BD%D1%96.pdf

The Ministry of Communities and Territories is the Ukrainian government ministry responsible for public housing infrastructure development. The Ministry was established in 2005 as the Ministry of Construction, Architecture, Public Housing and Utilities. It also can be considered as a successor of the Ministry of Construction and Architecture that existed before 1994. In 2007-2010 the ministry was split into two: Ministry of Regional Development & Construction and Ministry of Public Housing and Utilities.
The purpose of adopting the order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine “On approval of the Concept of implementation of technologies of construction information modelling (VIM-technologies) in Ukraine and approval of the action plan for its implementation” is to determine the principles and mechanisms for implementing state policy on the introduction of construction information modeling technologies as a tool for further reform, modernization and digital transformation of the construction industry of Ukraine.

The draft act proposes the introduction of phased, gradual modernization and digital transformation of the construction industry of Ukraine through the introduction of construction information modeling with the simultaneous creation of appropriate conditions, including the implementation of regulatory and regulatory and regulatory regulation of the processes of implementation of projects for the construction and operation of buildings and structures.

https://www.minregion.gov.ua/base-law/grom-convers/elektronni-konsultatsiyi-z-gromadskistyu/proekt-rozporyadzhennya-kabinetu-ministriv-ukrayiny-pro-shvalennya-konczepcziyi-vprovadzhennya-tehnologij-budivelnogo-informaczijnogo-modelyuvannya-vim-tehnologij-v-ukrayini/

The Association “Information Modeling Technologies in Construction” was established in Ukraine in June 2018 as a voluntary association of legal entities, with the aim of non-profit activities aimed at promoting the development, popularization and implementation of information modeling technologies in the construction industry of Ukraine. The members carry out the implementation of this goal through the provision of engineering and information and consulting intellectual services in the field of construction activities. The motto of the Association is ‘Bright Ideas Trust’, where BRIGHT IDEAS refer to innovative construction solutions based primarily on the introduction of information technology (BIM), and TRUST is the basic principle of activity of all members and partners of the Association among themselves. The groups mission is to Combine enterprises and organizations to develop consolidated proposals for the development and promotion of information modeling technologies in the construction industry of the domestic and international market through effective interregional and international integration. The mission also includes participation in the formation of the regulatory framework, including national BIM standards, in accordance with the needs of society and the market.

The association website contains many resources related to BIM adoption in Ukraine, including, standards and a roadmap for BIM implemtentation. The web site also contains sections with guidance on BIM for clients, contractors, designers and operators to help them with their BIM journey. The website contains links to news, events and other useful publications.

https://www.timb.org.ua/

The BIM Institute is Africa’s official voice for BIM, as a nonprofit company their objective is to improve the construction quality and productivity of the built environment through the leadership of information and education. It is impartial and remains software agnostic while supporting and helping to deliver the standards and requirements for BIM in Africa. The BIM Institute serves as Africa’s BIM voice in learning and development for the built environment. The organisation also provides guidance to AEC organisations wanting to implement BIM and programmes specially designed for students and post graduate in the built environment industry in the form of blended learning modules of interactive online LMS, ongoing webinars with experts around the world, range of online BIM tools software courses and access to virtual expo demonstrations with leading technology vendors. The information is directed at organisations that have already made the decision to implement BIM and are now asking the question ‘So what do we do next? The BIM Institute for Africa provides some generic guidance that will need to be adapted to suit the particular needs of your organisation or project.

The BIM Institute website contains several useful resources which can be used by organisations looking to implement BIM within their organisation. The website contains information about the group as well as a membership portal to sign up as a free member. The website contains the BIM Institutes ‘National BIM Guide’ as well as a blog of recent news and details of past, present and future events. Finally the website contains a series of online learning and training modules.

https://www.biminstitute.org.za/

Dubai Municipality is one of the largest governmental institutions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), it is considered as one of Dubai’s leading growth and development institutions in terms of its smart projects and services. Over the years, Dubai Municipality has excelled in managing 6 vital sectors. This has helped to make Dubai one of the most advanced and sustainable global cities. Dubai Municipality has also been able to expand and grow through 34 Departments, 126 sections and 4 Centres within an organizational structure that includes support and development offices and the persistent efforts of more than 11,000 employees and workers. The Dubai Municipality mission is to plan, develop and manage an excellent city that provides the essence of success and sustainable living.

In 2013 the Dubai Municipality issued circular (196), which mandated the use of BIM for architectural and MEP work on certain projects. The use of BIM in the UAE has been on the rise even before this mandate however this was a catalyst for change. For example, BIM has been used in a number of high profile projects, including the Opera House at Downtown Dubai, the Midfield Terminal Complex Development at Abu Dhabi Airport and the Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi. In addition, the Dubai Road and Transports Authority recently became the first government entity in the world to be awarded a BIM certification by the British Standards Institution. Dubai Municipality’s mandate – circular 196 – pertained to the application of “the first stage of BIM in the construction and mechanical (parts) on buildings and this was mandated on the following facilities:
– Buildings that are above 40 floors.
– Building with area’s larger than 300 thousand square feet.
– Specialised buildings such as hospitals, universities, and all that is similar to that.
– All buildings requested on behalf of a foreign office.”

https://www.dm.gov.ae/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/01_BuildingInformationModeling-BIMNo.196.1.0.pdf

The Boletín Oficial del Estado (BOE) publishes decrees by the ‘Cortes Generales’, Spain’s Parliament (comprising the Senate and the Congress of Deputies) as well as those orders enacted by the Spanish Autonomous Communities. This includes the official publishing of all Spanish judicial, royal and national governmental decrees, as well as any orders by the Council of Ministers. The General State Administration plans to strengthen the process of implementation and development of the BIM methodology in public procurement in the civil engineering and construction sector in Spain, incorporating BIM requirements in the tenders for civil engineering and public works contracts. Royal Decree 472/2019, published on the 2 August 2019, regulates the direct granting of subsidies to various professional associations and general councils of professional associations for training in the BIM methodology during the 2019 budget year.

Recently Spain has committed to carrying out information and training actions for the personnel in charge of implementing the Plan for the Incorporation of the BIM Methodology in public procurement in the General State Administration, as well as the promotion of the use of BIM in the professional and teaching field of construction. This is why it is necessary to promote the training of professionals in the sector in this collaborative methodology. In order for this training to be similar quantitatively and qualitatively for all professionals, it is considered necessary that it be developed by the respective Professional Associations and General Councils of Professional Associations as suitable bodies to guarantee its coordination and extension to the entire national territory, and to all professionals in the sector.

https://www.boe.es/diario_boe/txt.php?id=BOE-A-2019-11400