The EIT is the Engineering Institute of Thailand, an organisation created under the Kings patronage. The EIT was established in 1943 and has a vision to be the professional and academic center in engineering as well as to offer Engineering guidance to society. The EIT aims to:
– Foster the unity among members.
– Support engineering education and research.
– Collaborate with other engineering institutions, both locally and internationally.
– Support the engineering profession and technological developments.
– Develop standard engineering practices, design codes, and reference of the benefits of the terms.
– Provide consultation and guidance for major engineering projects for the benefits of the public.
– Develop code of ethics for engineering practices.

The BIM Lab by EIT is a group focussed on developing and showcasing the progress of BIM in Thailand. This Facebook page hosts all of the groups content from updates and news through to meetings and events. The group hosts a lot of webinars, recordings and video content on this page around the technical use of BIM. As well as the BIM Lab facebook page you can also visit the EIT homepage at:

The Philippines Department of Trade and Industry (abbreviated as DTI) is the executive department of the Philippine government tasked as the main economic catalyst that enables innovative, competitive, job generating, inclusive business, and empowers consumers. It acts as a catalyst for intensified private sector activity in order to accelerate and sustain economic growth through comprehensive industrial growth strategy, progressive and socially responsible trade liberalization and deregulation programs and policymaking designed for the expansion and diversification of Philippine trade – both domestic and foreign.

The DTI, through the Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines (CIAP), and the Philippine Contractors Association (PCA) launched the Construction Industry Roadmap 2020-2030 on 28 March 2019 with the theme ‘Tatag at Tapat 2030’, which will ensure the sustainability of the construction industry’s growth and its competitiveness. The roadmap will also complement the government’s massive infrastructure program, Build Build Build. The roadmap aligns its goals and strategies with the Philippine Development Plan and the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. It highlights the vision of the Philippine Construction Industry to be a global partner in building nations by 2030 through the achievement of the integrated four pillars: Productivity, Sustainability, Globalization, and Institutions.

The construction industry is facing a new opportunity to be reborn as a high-tech industry through the spread of smart construction technology as it converges with the advanced technologies of the 4th industrial revolution such as IoT, robots, and AI. In particular, BIM, a convergence technology of three-dimensional design and big data which integrates and utilizes information from the entire construction cycle. BIM effects planning, design, procurement, construction, maintenance, and enables stakeholders at each stage to efficiently manage their information. It can be said to be a key means of smart construction that can maximize the productivity, constructability, and efficiency of the construction process through better communication and collaboration. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT) will actively support the early settlement and activation of BIM in order to completely reorganize the existing construction process based on two-dimensional drawings and a segmented execution system for each construction stage. To this end, MLIT intend to realize smart construction through innovation, through the full introduction of BIM and an integrated collaboration system. MLIT would like to establish a guideline system that suggests procedures and methods. The BIM guideline system is divided into the basic and implementation guidelines commonly presented by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and the application guidelines set according to the characteristics of each client.

The first publication from MLIT is the “Construction Industry BIM Basic Guidelines”, which is the highest common guideline dealing with basic principles and standards for the application of BIM in the construction industry, and the “Construction Industrial BIM Implementation Guidelines”. In addition, the client groups should prepare the ‘BIM application guidelines for each sector’ and the ‘BIM practice guidelines for each sector’ that determine detailed implementation plans according to the type of project and the practical characteristics of each client. As the first step, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport has published this ‘Basic Guidelines for Construction Industry BIM’ which is the highest level guideline, and plans to prepare the ‘Construction Industry BIM Implementation Guidelines’ in 2021. In addition, MLIT plan to release the “Construction Industry BIM Roadmap,” which includes BIM development strategies and action plans, such as the mandatory application of BIM for public construction projects. It is hoped that this ‘Basic Guidelines for BIM in the Construction Industry’ will serve as a good opportunity to smoothly discuss BIM application standards and required levels among implementing entities, and to actively share and utilize various construction data to enhance synergy.

BIM is a high-potential future innovative technology with high potential for exchanging and utilizing building information. The World Economic Forum (’16) selected BIM as a ripple technology for the building and construction industry. BIM-based design is effective in improving design office work efficiency and productivity by improving design quality by minimizing construction errors. This BIM roadmap document looks at how BIM should be implemented, the challenges and how these can be addressed.

The main part of this document looks at the diagnosis of problems, these include:
1. The need to improve standards, systems and administrative systems for BIM utilization. There is currently an inadequate practical application of guidelines because the standards for creating BIM models for each design and construction stage and submitting BIM models/books are not specific
2. The lack of infrastructure for BIM utilization and insufficient technological development. International standards ISO 16739 and ISO 19650 were enacted, but in the case of a domestic BIM national standard and data management environment there is insufficient basis for BIM utilization.
3. There is insufficient training for BIM. Projects are currently outsourced to BIM-specialized companies due to lack of BIM performance of design practitioners due to scattered educational programs and BIM certification operation.
4. There is insufficient BIM integrated management due to lack of an official BIM operating organization. Establishment of a BIM implementation strategy for BIM-related policies, R&D and revitalization is needed.

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) plans to enter the ranks of smart construction technology leaders by securing a core technology package that can be immediately distributed across construction sites by 2025, improving productivity in the construction industry by more than 25% and reducing construction periods and disaster rates by more than 25%. Productivity in Korea is currently low compared to other regions (DOLLAR/HOUR): Korea 18.7, Spain 42.9, UK 30.4, France 37.1, Germany 32.1. The MOLIT will launch a “smart construction technology development project” with approximately 200 billion invested by 2025, and research institutions will be invited to support this initiative.

The “Smart Construction Technology Development Project” consists of four major areas (12 detailed tasks) and is comprised of approximately KRW 200 billion for six years from this year, As a large R&d project it can dramatically transform the entire construction process, including real-time integrated control for earthwork equipment automation and collaborative construction between multiple equipment, BIM-based modular construction, unmanned remote construction using robots, smart safety management, and digital twin (twin models that reproduce real-world structures).

The BIM Guide 5 – ’BIM Project Guide’ is a document that is published by the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) to promote and support the use of BIM in the Malaysian construction industry. Accordingly, the BIM Guide 5 – ‘BIM Project Guide’ is a continuation from the series of BIM guide books, namely BIM Guide 1- Awareness, BIM Guide 2- Readiness, BIM Guide 3- Adoption, and BIM Guide 4- BIM Execution Plan. More importantly, this guide draws on the best BIM practices implemented by a number of countries and local organisations around the world. The uptake and understanding of BIM within Malaysian construction industry is expected to increase since the release of the previous series of BIM guidebooks. CIDB has worked together with public agencies alliance including Public Work Department (JKR), professional bodies, and private organisations in developing this guide that focuses on the consistent approach of BIM utilisation in a project. The BIM Guide 5 – ‘BIM Project Guide’ is developed substantially with BS EN ISO 19650 with the aim of outlining the processes of BIM implementation in a construction project. Overall, it is hoped that the BIM Guide 5 – BIM Project Guide is able to assist construction industry players in implementing BIM and help to unlock BIM benefits for a wider Malaysian construction industry.

The BIM Guide 5 – ‘BIM Project Guide’ aims to outline the processes of BIM implementation in construction project. This guide is intended to be used to:
– promote the use of BIM throughout the life-cycle
– creates a common BIM understanding for the construction industry
– define BIM deliverables in construction project
– clarifies the process for implementing BIM in construction project
– define roles and responsibilities of project members.
This guide can be used as reference by project teams to implement BIM on a project when practical. It contains knowledge and practical experience of implementing BIM in the construction project. The guide is organised in several section consisting of:
– Section 1: Introduction
– Section 2: BIM basics in project
– Section 3: BIM workflow
– Section 4: BIM modelling and documentation practice.
This guide is developed substantially with BS EN ISO 19650 with the aim of outlining the processes of BIM implementation in a construction project. It also aligns with the PAS 1192 standards, which formed the basis of the UK’s approach to BIM, but which are now being superseded as the BS EN ISO19650 series of documents is developed. The evolution of these standards facilitates a consistent approach to information management at both national and international level.

The global Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0) calls for Malaysian Construction Industry to transform their current approaches and practices in order to contribute significantly to the nation’s economic prosperity. IR4.0 will transform the Malaysian Construction Industry from intensive labour force-based industry to the use of automation and mechanisation to improve productivity and efficiency. The process involves optimising the conventional construction process towards Construction 4.0 through the application of advanced technologies. The introduction of BIM has helped transform the conventional construction process into an innovative delivery model. BIM requires specific legal and contractual requirements. In Malaysia, an increasing number of projects have started to use BIM at various levels since early 2000, however, contractual arrangements still remain conventional. To meet BIM requirement, the legal and contract terms should consider to be extended to digital construction production processes (model, data and information).

This document highlights the Legal & Contractual implications of BIM encountered by the Malaysian construction industry. Therefore, suggestions for improvement to accommodate Construction 4.0 are proposed. This document is designed to aid the stakeholders to embrace Construction 4.0 by addressing the challenges and proposing strategic outcomes. It should be read as the motivation to reform the Malaysian industry, thrusting the industry into Construction 4.0. This document provides the framework by categorising the case for change, where it currently is, where it wants to be and how it gets there? Leveraging on the legal and contractual issues of BIM implementation, this document suggests appropriate and specific action plans to drive the Malaysia Construction Industry productivity and efficiency towards Construction 4.0.

The public works department (JKR) has published this strategic plan focusing on the period of 2021 to 2025. JKR is the organisation charged with the development of national infrastructure. The strategic plan looks at how they will meet the countries aims through the eyes of improving infrastructure and also how they will develop in a sustainable way. JKR is one of the technical agencies which sit under the Ministry of Works (KKR).

JKR and the strategic plan outlined in this document are developing using new digital technologies as part of an initiative to support infrastructure development. The strategic plan links with BIM by talking through the sustainability aims of JKR as well as looking at how to strengthen the approach to asset management. The plan specifically looks at assets and how the management through the whole lifecycle can be considered in the most optimized way.

The Construction Industry Transformation Programme (CITP) was developed to address the issues in the industry and also to enact a transformation of the industry into one which is modern and updated. Central to this the CITP’s aim to become the catalyst for generating a succession of interlinked multiplier effects on a host of sectors, to help transform Malaysia to be a developed nation with a sustainable high-income economy. The CITP is only the first step in transforming the construction industry; the successful interdependence among the various ministries and agencies is paramount for the sustainability of Malaysia’s long-term goals. The CITB collaborates with myBIM to provide BIM Training. This program is mainly targeting the industry player such as Contractors, Architect, Engineer , Surveyor etc. to learn the process of implementing the BIM process including the usage of tools and managing the construction site by using BIM. Adapting to the advantages BIM offers requires investment in staff, processes, and technology. Approaching these changes with a positive attitude will speed the transition and allow firms to quickly realise the productivity and quality gains possible with BIM.

The myBIM website contains details of the physical myBIM centre as well as detail around their programme and approach to providing upskilling related to BIM in Malaysia. The website also contains sections on BIM resources, current training courses and the facilities available at myBIM. The website also contains other knowledge resources and media links.

The Nepal Building Information Modeling Forum (NBIMF) is a non-profit organization officially registered in Nepal in 2020. It is a group of scholars who work collectively to educate the Nepalese Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry about BIM. NBIMF mainly focus on the four areas of BIM as Research, Implementation, Standardization, and Education of BIM. These four areas are initialised as the ‘RISE’ revolution of the Nepalese AEC industry.
The NBIMF Mission is to support the Nepalese AEC industry in adopting BIM in its projects and to help them deliver high-quality construction projects. They actively coordinate with various stakeholders of the Nepalese construction industry and provide them with necessary technical support in BIM implementation. The NBIMF vision is to see BIM being used in infrastructure projects at the Nepalese AEC industry from the preliminary phase of the project to the final phase of construction and operation management.
The group provide support and education to the Nepalese AEC industry to make them aware of the benefits of BIM. They also work with the Nepalese government to implement BIM in various Nepalese infrastructure projects. NBIMF also work together with Nepalese BIM professionals and discuss digital construction solutions that can be adopted by the professionals of Nepalese AEC industry.

The NBIMF is a membership gorup and the website contains a signup for membership as well as access to the membership area. For non members the website contains information about the work of the NBIMF in terms of information about the setup and committee alongside a blog of recent news and publications. The website also contains an activities page which holds information related to Researc, Education, and events. The NBIMF also have a facebook page with recent updates: