BIM Loket is working towards a sector in which working with BIM and open standards is the norm. As part of this they need to develop information and training related to BIM to upskill the industry and increase the capability to deliver these requirements. The BIM Loket website contains lots of information and support documentation like this Atlas of Open BIM Standards. In the Atlas of open BIM standards you will find an overview of the various standards, and their mutual relationships from different angles. In addition to the existing relationships, the atlas also describes desired, future relationships. In this way, the atlas provides input for the BIM Loket’s plans for the coming years. The appendix contains a more detailed description per standard, including the relationships with the other standards.

The atlas not only describes the standards that are managed at BIM Loket, but also related standards of our partner organizations and important international standards and norms. In the document “Roadmap standards analysis c1” the relationships between all these standards have been explored in more detail. Both documents form the input for the (further) development of the Roadmap standards in 2020. The Roadmap, in turn, forms input for the BIM Loket’s long-term plan. In addition, the Roadmap is important input for the Digital Built Environment System (DSGO), which will be set up in the coming years in the context of digitization movement for the construction of digiGO.

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) of Hong Kong was set up with the main function of forging consensus on long-term strategic issues, conveying the industry’s needs and aspirations to Government, as well as providing a communication channel for Government to solicit advice on all construction-related matters. The CIC developed itself as a Centre of Excellence for BIM, formulating strategies for market transformation and promoting cross-discipline collaboration and wider adoption of BIM. The CIC provides support to the industry in five aspects, promotion on BIM adoption, training, standards, guidelines and specifications, BIM personnel certification and BIM courses accreditation, and BIM-related researches using the CIC Research Fund.

The CIC Construction Digitalisation Dashboard is to include the most up-to-date and important information for stakeholders to keep abreast of the progress and status of construction digitalisation in Hong Kong. This is an online dashboard showing lots of statistics and information about the current adoption of BIM in Hong Kong. All of the data shown has been extracted from the CIC “Survey on Adoption of Digitalisation in Construction Projects”. In the survey, a project with adoption of digitalisation is defined as“ a project which had adopted or was planned to adopt at least one of the advanced construction-related digital tools”.

The Hong Kong Development Bureau has issued Technical Circular (Works) No. 7/2017 that makes building information modelling (BIM) delivery mandatory for all public capital works projects from 1 January 2018 with the aim of “enhancing design, construction, project management, asset management and improving the overall productivity of the construction industry.” Technical Circular (Works) No. 7/2017 identifies 20 specific uses of BIM. From 1 January 2018, eight of these uses became mandated for the design or construction stage, with others expected to be mandated in the future.

This document, ‘A step change for BIM in Hong Kong’ published by engineering consultants Mott MacDonald runs through an explanation of the many BIM uses which are optional and mandatory within Hong Kong. These BIM uses apply and are presented from the perspective of Design and Construction.

FSRE (Framkvæmdasýslan Ríkiseignir) is the Government Property Agency, looking after assets, construction and facilities for government services in Iceland. In September of 2021 FSRE came into being as a result of a merger between , Framkvæmdasýsla ríkisins – Government Construction Contracting Agency (FSR) and Ríkiseignir – The Government Property Agency (RE). The orgisation focuses on the achievement of multiple benefits which can be gained with a strong integrated organization and a centralized approach, these include:
– Increased efficiency in Government operations
– Added value for Users
– Financial benefits for the Treasury
– FSRE to become a leader in the Icelandic Construction industry

Implementation of BIM in FSR projects, success and benefits for designers is a document published to study and reflect on the BIM successes in Iceland. When introducing a new methodology, there are many things to keep in mind. There are many stakeholders in construction, and they are connected to many dimensions of the economy. This study is carried out with the aim of shedding light on the experience gained by the designers who have worked according to the BIM methodology in the design of FSRE projects. That knowledge will continue to be used, in the next steps of implementation, i.e. practical implementation. Today, FSRE is beginning to make demands on contractors to work according to the BIM methodology. FSRE has set an example and guided designers in implementing BIM in planning, so it is very important to look carefully at which aspects benefited the designers and which did not. It is also important to get an overview of how designers work in the BIM environment and whether FSRE’s policy is to implement BIM in its projects, whether the main driving force in the implementation of BIM or whether it is involved in other aspects

To track the BIM adoption in the world

Analysis of BIM adoption processes in 11 different European countries.

Following common international standards in information management would significantly improve the profitability of the real estate and construction sector. It could also increase cooperation among the different organisations. Through the RASTI project launched under the ‘KIRA-digi’ process the Ministry of the Environment is now building a strategy for the use of international standards. The aim of the RASTI project is to improve the efficiency of information management in Finland’s built environment by up to 50%. In the long term this would mean annual cost savings of about EUR 300 million. At the moment there are several international and local, partly overlapping standards relating to information management, and it is a challenge for operators in the real estate and construction sector to choose the most suitable ones.

The document presents a national vision for 2030 and a strategy which, if realised, will together make Finland one of the leading countries in the digitalisation of the built environment. The strategy document describes the steps (roadmap) for reaching the vision in 2030. In addition to commitment to the shared standards, the required measures include development tasks, education and training, support for the implementation, evaluation of the results and a management model for further development of digitalisation. The target state requires measures in both the private and the public sector. Cooperation between civil society organisations and organisations participating in standardisation is essential.

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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This document was developed within action 3 of the BIM 2022 plan ‘Requirements and Standardisation’. It is an easy-to-access brochure that promotes the normative work in progress.

Its purpose is to inform anyone involved in the construction sector on the work carried out in the various national (AFNOR) and international (CEN – ISO) standardisation bodies.

The document outlines the purpose and need for standards, and describes the standardisation landscape and its ecosystem. It also provides information on the available national and international BIM standards.

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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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