This article addresses the current problem of productivity in the construction industry worldwide, as well as the situation prevailing in Mexico.

This article is focuses on knowing how other countries have started implementing the BIM methodology throughout the life cycle of the projects with results that contribute to increase productivity, reduce execution times, supply control and reduction of waste in materials, in addition to achieving at the same time an efficient communication of information between all those involved.

https://www.buildingsmart.es/journal-sjbim/historial/

The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) initiated the U.S. National BIM Program (NBP or Program) to bring industry stakeholders together to achieve critical digital transformation throughout the entire lifecycle of designing, constructing, and operating the built environment. The Program concept has evolved through conversations and collaborations with leading organizations and communities, involving both the public and private sectors, spanning a diverse cross-section of asset/project types. This effort has recently accelerated combined with significant increases in interest from the owner community throughout the U.S., including both building and infrastructure owners.

The National Institute of Building Sciences is leading the development and dissemination of the next-generation of practice standards and processes for the built environment. The U.S. National Building Information Management Program will provide a step-change in capacity, creating a platform and community to support for digital innovation. Building information modeling is now a widely used technology providing a data foundation for increasingly digitized processes, yet practices and procedures across the architecture/engineering/construction/operation (AECO) marketplace operate under no common standards for data formats. This program offers the opportunity to improve the relationships, performance and profitability of the increasingly digitized U.S. AECO industry.

https://www.nibs.org/usbimprogram

Decision 280/QD-TTg was published to give approval for the National Energy Efficiency Programme (VNEEP) for the period of 2019-2030. Specific objectives of the programme include: To save 5 – 7% of the national energy consumption in the period of 2019-2025, To enhance the policy mechanism and legal regulations on energy efficiency, To reduce power loss to less than 6.5%, To reduce the average energy consumption for the industrial sectors/subsectors compared to the period of 2015-2018 (detailed per sector).

The ambition from this decision is to support the mobilisation of all the national and international resources for stimulating economical and efficient use of energy through the synchronous implementation of assignments and solutions of State management, technical assistance, science and technology research and product development, market transition, human resource training and development, and also utilization of support from the international community in the field of economical and efficient use of energy.
An English translation is available here: http://vepg.vn/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/the-signed-version-of-VNEEP-3_ENG_Final.pdf

https://datafiles.chinhphu.vn/cpp/files/vbpq/2019/03/280.signed.pdf

This decision notice titled ‘The Building Information Models (BIM) for facility building and operating management activities’ was approved by the Prime Minister on December 22, 2016 under the Decision No. 2500/QD-TTg. The objectives of this decision are that through the application of BIM, Vietnam can strive to achieve the objective of saving at least 30% of convertible general expenses for entities concerned during such application, enhance transparency and convenience in management and control of quality of facility building and operating management activities. Including: cutting down about 10% of construction cost (including reducing overuse of building materials by approximately 20%); decreasing construction time by about 10% compared with the approved progress; reducing duration of design and design modification by about 10%…

The decision mentions the need to prepare necessary conditions and skill training sessions for the application of BIM, including duties such as improve awareness and encourage entities, institutions or enterprises to implement BIM; outline the legal framework for application of BIM, system of technical regulations, standards or economic and technical norms where relevant; build instructions for BIM and develop the framework for training of knowledge about BIM and make arrangements for providing training to construction authorities exercising their delegated powers. From 2018 to 2020, initiate pilot application of BIM at several projects, including duties such as conduct utilization of BIM in project design, construction and management operations for at least 20 new construction packages ranging from the first to higher level in investment and construction projects financed by the state and other sources (on a voluntary basis); utilize BIM for operation management of at least 10 important projects which are subject to technical complicated requirements and developed by state funds, and from 2021, based on the review and evaluation report on application of BIM, the Ministry of Construction shall introduce the Circular and Detailed Guidance on universal utilization of BIM in facility construction and operating management activities.

https://datafile.chinhphu.vn/file-remote-v2/DownloadServlet?filePath=vbpq/2016/12/2500.signed.pdf

The decision notice 942/QD-TTg has been published to develop BIM adoption in Vietnam with an aim to strive to reduce least 20% of administrative procedures of state agencies by 2025. On June 15, 2021, the Government published the Decision No. 942/QD-TTg approving the e-Government development strategy towards the digital Government in the 2021 – 2025 period, with a vision to 2030. The decision also sets targets towards 2025 include: At least 80% of administrative procedure records are processed completely online and people are only required to declare data once; 100% of state agencies provide services 24/7 and are ready to provide online services at any time; 100% of officials have digital identities for work; At least 20% of administrative procedures of state agencies are reduced compared to the current number; Each citizen has a digital identity and QR code, striving so that all citizens have smartphones; etc.

The decision sets out the governments digital strategy and vision with the key tasks in the Strategy being: Researching on and proposing amendments to the Law on E-Transactions and guiding documents; Developing and operating stable, safe and uninterrupted specialized network infrastructure that connects administrative levels from the central to commune level based on specialized data transmission networks; Developing and completing the national public service portal so that people and enterprises can access online public services of ministries, sectors and localities; etc. This Decision takes effect on the signing date.
An English version of the decision is available here: https://english.luatvietnam.vn/decision-no-942-qd-ttg-dated-june-15-2021-of-the-government-approving-the-e-government-development-strategy-towards-the-digital-government-in-the-20-203675-Doc1.html

https://datafile.chinhphu.vn/file-remote-v2/DownloadServlet?filePath=vbpq/2021/06/942.signed.pdf

Decision No. 950/QD-TTg is all about the scheme for development of smart sustainable cities in Vietnam. On August 1st, 2018, the Prime Minister issues the Decision No. 950/QD-TTg as part of a move to increase the use of ICT an other digital technologies in order to improve the competitiveness, innovation, creation, transparency, good organizational structure and effective management of city governments, enhance efficiency in use of land, energy and other resources, improve and enhance quality of life in urban environment as well as encourage socioeconomic growth and development.

Several objectives of the smart cities scheme illustrated within this decision notice, working toward 2020 include:
– To formulate the general legal framework for development of smart sustainable cities;
– To formulate the master plan for establishment of national standards serving the development of smart sustainable cities in Vietnam;
– Pilot smart city ICT reference framework in building smart cities, build spatial urban data infrastructure;
– To assist at least 03 new urban areas in investment, construction and pilot application of solutions for smart cities…
Accordingly, a number of tasks need to be operated such as Apply intelligent technologies; develop smart city infrastructure, utilities and facilities; intensify mobilization of investment and technical support. This Decision takes effect on the signing date.
An English version of the decision is available here: https://english.luatvietnam.vn/decision-no-950-qd-ttg-dated-august-01-2018-of-the-prime-minister-on-approving-the-scheme-for-development-of-smart-sustainable-cities-in-vietnam-in-165701-Doc1.html

https://datafile.chinhphu.vn/file-remote-v2/DownloadServlet?filePath=vbpq/2018/08/950%20QD-TTG.signed.pdf

This strategy document sets the digital strategy vision for 2030 within Vietnam. The overall aim is for Vietnam to become a prosperous digital country that pioneers trying out new technologies and models; has completed fundamental and comprehensive reforms in Governmental operation, economic activities of enterprises and the way people live and work, and has established a safe, civilized and widespread digital environment.

Through a series of headings and bullet points this strategy and vision document articulates all of Vietnams drivers and actions relating to digital construction and BIM.

https://moc.gov.vn/Images/FileVanBan/BXD_1004-QD-BXD_31072020.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 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/