The insight paper provides answers about the evolving ‘what’ and ‘why’ of BIM and its potential for surveyors, including:
- the background to BIM
- the need to innovate
- why the development of the definition of BIM needs to be explored
- the need for surveyors to examine the digital technologies available, and a plan of action for implementing them.
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 guidance report on BIM in legislation and regulations. The project which led to the report, titled “Room for BIM in legislation and regulations” explores the possibilities and impossibilities within laws and regulations for the application of BIM as a uniform/standard working method. First of all, the research focuses on the use of BIM data/files when applying for the Environmental Permit within the existing permit practice. The main conclusion of the study is that obstacles in existing legislation stand in the way of a successful application of BIM. Investments in BIM by the construction sector therefore have less business and social return and even lead to extra costs and time requirements for clients and construction companies.
The time horizon of this report based on the exploration of opportunities for BIM in legislation and regulations is 3 years. Some of th questions asked in the report include: what is the low-hanging fruit in existing legislation and regulations, where are the urgency and the concrete possibilities for BIM in legislation and regulations in this period?With this focus on low-hanging fruit, this exploration provides the basis for a strategic agenda for realizing the opportunities for BIM in legislation and regulations in that period. This strategic agenda could be seamlessly incorporated into the Building Agenda and could be realized within 4 years of the current Government.
The main conclusion of the study is that investments in BIM by the construction sector have less commercial and social return and, on the contrary, lead to extra costs and time for clients and construction companies than would be possible if the obstacles to BIM in existing legislation are removed. A large part of the current obstacles to the use of BIM in the entire chain from initiative and design to use, management and maintenance are in existing legislation and regulations, especially in the Ministerial Regulation Environment Act (MOR) of the WABO. The MOR blocks the use of BIM in the permit application for the Environmental permit. Partly because of this, there is a lack of a strong incentive for the competent authority for the environmental permit and in particular for municipalities to prepare for receiving BIM data (especially IFC models) from the permit process and the reuse of this BIM data. for other policy objectives. The majority of municipalities hardly seem to prepare for BIM yet. In the survey conducted (a sample of construction companies working with BIM), the construction sector indicates that it is being urged to remove this blockage and in particular to add IFC to the list of permitted formats for attachments to the permit application for the Environmental Permit. In addition, the study has mapped out the opportunities for BIM in the Quality Assurance for Building Act (WKB) and in the Digital Government Act. In summary.
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.
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 Finlands 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 Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency (Väylävirasto), shortened to FTIA, is a Finnish government agency responsible for the maintenance of Finland’s road, rail, and waterway systems. The agency’s parent organization is the Ministry of Transport and Communications. FTIA have an annual budget for their works in the region of 2.1 billion euros. The FTIA is composed of five divisions and two functional areas that report directly to the Director General. These divisions are: Operations Management, Transport Network Planning, Projects, Infrastructure Management, Infrastructure Access and Information. FTIA is a skilled procurement organisation whose mission is promoting the easy movement of people and the efficient transport of goods by the world of business. In the summer of 2019, FTIA committed to the a vision for standardizing the information management of the built environment: Defined and regulated information flows comprehensively throughout the entire life cycle of the built environment. The starting point in FTIAs operations is that each project would be implemented in the best possible way based on information models and open information management standards. However, the quality of the data models has not been measured or monitored Operations are supported by interoperable information services and systems.
This publication is a compilation of a master’s thesis bringing together the most important issues for FTIA from the text, such as the starting points of the research, the findings and development proposals. The focus of the case study was on the data management process of data modeling and in particular data transfer. The results of the work have been the subject of a recommendation road map and proposals for action for 2021 and 2025. The starting point in FTIA’s implementation is that each project would be implemented in the best possible way, based on information models and open information management standards. However, the quality of the data models has not been measured or monitored Operations are supported by interoperable information services and systems. The following specific objectives were set for the study:
– to define the level of information modeling in the organization in general
– to create a tool with which the development can be monitored
– to define the basic principles guiding the activities
– proposals for the development of information and know-how related to information modeling in the fairway’s organization and processes
To track the BIM adoption in the world
Analysis of BIM adoption processes in 11 different European countries.
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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.
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.
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.
This report is the second publication of the multi-year Future of Construction project, guiding and supporting the Engineering and Construction industry in its current (digital) transformation. The first report, Shaping the Future of Construction: A Breakthrough in Mindset and Technology, was launched in May 2016. It described the state of the industry, assessed relevant global trends and their impact on the industry, called for action at corporate, industry and government levels and outlined a comprehensive industry-transformation framework with over 30 measures and best practices. A key finding is that many innovations have emerged but have not yet been broadly adopted.
The second report looks at possible remedies, drawing key lessons and policy recommendations from leading innovators and disruptors, with a focus on fostering wider adoption of innovation. By describing how flagship projects have implemented innovations, it showcases the transformative potential of innovations. This report showcases and analyses 10 Lighthouse innovation cases – prominent flagship projects as well as start-ups and pilot projects – that demonstrate the potential of innovation in construction and give a glimpse of the industry’s future. Their stories not only serve as an inspiration but also describe vividly the typical challenges that innovators face, and show how to engage and overcome those challenges.