BIM Forum Panama is a permanent technical council, which brings together the main professionals and institutions related to BIM in Panama. BIM Forum Panama, seeks to channel technical concerns, knowledge and information related to BIM, also constituting an instance of development, dissemination and good practices for technological development in the construction sector. The purposes of BIM Forum Panama are purely technical and it meets under the coordination of the BIM Technical Commission based in the Panamanian Chamber of Construction (CAPAC), an entity that exercises its Executive Secretariat. In addition to CAPAC, representatives of the Panamanian Society of Engineers and Architects, the University of Panama, the Technological University of Panama and the Santa María la Antigua University participate in the BIM Forum Panama as members of the commission. BIM Forum Panama is an instance of voluntary participation that brings together companies and professionals who can contribute their knowledge and experiences to the improvement of techniques related to BIM.

The purpose of BIM Forum Panama is to become a promoter and facilitator of the adoption and implementation of BIM systems in the construction industry, through climbing training, the generation of initiatives, projects, activities and standards that add value to companies and professionals. This is achieved through the following group objectives:
– Collaborate with academic entities and other institutions, in the formation of capacities and competences related to BIM. Starting from a diagnosis or baseline of the state of the industry in terms of management of the processes of the construction cycle.
– Promote the dissemination and technology transfer related to BIM in Panama.
– Develop relationships and collaboration with national and international entities related to BIM.
– Promote and generate research, development, consolidation of knowledge, product libraries and technical information related to BIM in Panama.
– Generate nationally recognized standards for the development of projects with the use of BIM throughout its life cycle.

https://www.bimforumpanama.org/

ageBIM (Asociación Guatemalteca de Estándares BIM) are a non-profit association that seeks to foster dialogue between the public-private sectors and academia to create a smart digital economy that transforms the way cities are planned, built and managed. Their main objective is to help the construction sector to take the fundamental step towards digital transformation, channelling technical concerns, knowledge and information related to BIM, also constituting an instance of development, dissemination and good practices to “improve the productivity of the country” and technological development in the sector. The associations mission is to develop the communication and correct implementation of methodologies and technologies in the industry, to provide transparency in the process of building the physical and digital infrastructure of Guatemala. They have a vision to be the leading organization in the digital transformation of the construction industry through standardization and continuous improvement that derive from the implementation of new methodologies, processes and technologies.

The facebook page of the ageBIM group advertises all of the latest news and events as well as providing a host for many videos which the association have published. This facebook page should be read in conjunction with the main agebim.org.gt website however the facebook page is usually updated more frequently than the main site.

https://www.facebook.com/agebimgt

ageBIM (Asociación Guatemalteca de Estándares BIM) are a non-profit association that seeks to foster dialogue between the public-private sectors and academia to create a smart digital economy that transforms the way cities are planned, built and managed. Their main objective is to help the construction sector to take the fundamental step towards digital transformation, channelling technical concerns, knowledge and information related to BIM, also constituting an instance of development, dissemination and good practices to “improve the productivity of the country” and technological development in the sector. The associations mission is to develop the communication and correct implementation of methodologies and technologies in the industry, to provide transparency in the process of building the physical and digital infrastructure of Guatemala. They have a vision to be the leading organization in the digital transformation of the construction industry through standardization and continuous improvement that derive from the implementation of new methodologies, processes and technologies.

The Guatemala Association for BIM Standardisation is a membership group whose website signposts and advertises all of the current work going on in the group. This web page contains lots of detail about BIM in Guatemala in the form of a blog list as well as lots of information contained in the News section of the site. The website also contains links to membership details and documents published by the gorup around standards and guidance documents.

https://agebim.org.gt/

IM Forum Panama is a permanent technical council, which brings together the main professionals and institutions related to BIM in Panama. BIM Forum Panama, seeks to channel technical concerns, knowledge and information related to BIM, also constituting an instance of development, dissemination and good practices for technological development in the construction sector. The purposes of BIM Forum Panama are purely technical and it meets under the coordination of the BIM Technical Commission based in the Panamanian Chamber of Construction (CAPAC), an entity that exercises its Executive Secretariat. In addition to CAPAC, representatives of the Panamanian Society of Engineers and Architects, the University of Panama, the Technological University of Panama and the Santa María la Antigua University participate in the BIM Forum Panama as members of the commission. BIM Forum Panama is an instance of voluntary participation that brings together companies and professionals who can contribute their knowledge and experiences to the improvement of techniques related to BIM.

The purpose of BIM Forum Panama is to become a promoter and facilitator of the adoption and implementation of BIM systems in the construction industry, through climbing training, the generation of initiatives, projects, activities and standards that add value to companies and professionals. This is achieved through the following group objectives:

– Collaborate with academic entities and other institutions, in the formation of capacities and competences related to BIM. Starting from a diagnosis or baseline of the state of the industry in terms of management of the processes of the construction cycle.

– Promote the dissemination and technology transfer related to BIM in Panama.

– Develop relationships and collaboration with national and international entities related to BIM.

– Promote and generate research, development, consolidation of knowledge, product libraries and technical information related to BIM in Panama.

– Generate nationally recognized standards for the development of projects with the use of BIM throughout its life cycle.

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The Strategic Plan for the Implementation of BIM (Plan Estratégico MIC) establishes, from a government perspective, how the government will provide support for this goal, based on an innovative methodology to improve the construction processes with the aim to improve the public infrastructure.

BIM will enable construction stakeholders to generate, exchange and manage information among the multiple actors that participate in building projects throughout their entire lifecycle. This Strategy plan will consider the efficiency of planning, decrease overtime and cost overruns, as well as strengthen transparency and accountability of costs.

BIM adoption will improve the quality of projects and their comprehensive monitoring, as well as offering resilient infrastructure, making the best use of public resources and stimulating the global competitiveness of the Mexican construction industry. This document presents the specific objectives and strategies planned to fulfil these purposes, indicates the actors involved to achieve them, and takes into consideration public, private and academic sectors. A roadmap has been produced, which contains the specific lines of action that must be implemented to implement BIM.

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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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The Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit (Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público – SHCP) presents the Strategy for the implementation of BIM in Mexico, which seeks to promote measures aimed at improving public infrastructure development processes.

The main goal of the strategy (Estrategia para la implementación del Modelado de Información de la Construcción (MIC) en México) is to improve the development processes of public infrastructure, strengthen accountability and transparency, and improve the quality of the projects. The overall aim is to provide a resilient infrastructure and stimulate the global competitiveness of the Mexican construction industry.  This strategy defines the specific objectives and actions planned to fulfil the digital transformation of the industry.

The strategy will be carried out progressively and divided into phases, this will allow sufficient time for the development of skills, capacities and processes so that the full potential of the methodology can be achieved.

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The Plan BIM Mexico group is a non-profit organisation formed by people passionate about BIM methodology and Open BIM, who want to be able to design, build and operate in a more collaborative, sustainable, efficient and transparent way. Their mission is to promote BIM adoption, to create regulations and standards that allow interoperability in the models, to make public works more efficient, transparent and sustainable, with a vision to become a support for governments, academia and companies in the coming years.

The objective of this organisation is the modernisation and digitisation of the construction sector to help meet sustainable development goals. The website has a blog, a link to the BIM Alliance of Nuevo León, a live chat link and Observatory and Digital Transformation pages.

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