The Ministry of Communities and Territories is the Ukrainian government ministry responsible for public housing infrastructure development. The Ministry was established in 2005 as the Ministry of Construction, Architecture, Public Housing and Utilities. It also can be considered as a successor of the Ministry of Construction and Architecture that existed before 1994. In 2007-2010 the ministry was split into two: Ministry of Regional Development & Construction and Ministry of Public Housing and Utilities.
The purpose of adopting the order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine “On approval of the Concept of implementation of technologies of construction information modelling (VIM-technologies) in Ukraine and approval of the action plan for its implementation” is to determine the principles and mechanisms for implementing state policy on the introduction of construction information modeling technologies as a tool for further reform, modernization and digital transformation of the construction industry of Ukraine.

The draft act proposes the introduction of phased, gradual modernization and digital transformation of the construction industry of Ukraine through the introduction of construction information modeling with the simultaneous creation of appropriate conditions, including the implementation of regulatory and regulatory and regulatory regulation of the processes of implementation of projects for the construction and operation of buildings and structures.

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 FTIA’s 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

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.

BIM Forum Bolivia is a non-profit organisation that brings together professionals, companies and institutions in the construction sector related to BIM Its mission is to promote the national use of BIM and its implementation in private and state institutions for the benefit of the construction sector and society as a whole.

BIM Forum Bolivia is an active member of BIM Forum LATAM, forming part of a national network that promotes collaboration and associative work between BIM entities from different Latin American countries.

The Survey was compiled by independent companies and professionals in Bolivian construction. The information obtained allows evaluation of the current state of activity in the Bolivian construction sector in the field of digitalisation in general and of knowledge and adoption of BIM in particular. It provides general data such the size, age range and types of projects etc.; types of digital processes and technologies; learning and implementation of BIM and perceptions of BIM amongst non-users. 

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This report “Building Information Modeling (BIM) Practices in Highway Infrastructure” from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) provides an example of a national-level BIM roadmap focussed specifically on highways and roads.

It presents evolving trends in BIM implementations in BIM-mature nations and their public highway infrastructure agencies. It also focuses on understanding how other countries are using BIM for infrastructure to better deliver transportation projects, manage assets, and provide related services with a view to benchmark and advance U.S. practice.

Visits were made to BIM-mature agencies in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Norway to discuss and examine core aspects of BIM for infrastructure implementation. The BIM development efforts of the studied agencies demonstrated clear motivation, purpose, goals, and top-line support, which recognise both the costs, and more importantly, the benefits of adopting BIM for infrastructure.

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The BICP’s (BIM Innovation Capability Programme) Irish BIM Study builds on the findings from the BICP’s Global BIM Study by providing an in-depth review of BIM in Ireland, with regards to key government publications, BIM champions, existing standards and procurement routes, BIM training programmes, current initiatives and maturity within public and private sector projects.

The study provides a snapshot of BIM in Ireland in 2017, demonstrating the interest it has gained in recent years and the remarkable progress that Ireland has made in building BIM capability. In recent years, the emergence of a BIM programme in the UK and other initiatives across the world have provided a focus for the Irish industry.

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The Construction IT Alliance (CitA) BIM Innovation Capability Programme (BICP), funded by Enterprise Ireland, aims to capture the construction industry’s and academia’s capability to respond to the increased requirements for BIM in Irish construction projects. The BICP is a direct response to the ‘Construction 2020 report’, published in 2014. The report aims to promote the use of BIM and develop the appropriate technical skills amongst Irish construction firms so that they can compete in a market where BIM is a requirement. There are four distinct work packages to achieve the strategic objectives of the BICP, which include a systemic review of BIM adoption in international regions, with a particular focus on the enablers that can support national implementation programmes.

This Global BIM Study focusses on exploring the value proposition behind BIM adoption in international regions and what governments and professional bodies are doing to advance it. A number of countries from across different continents were explored as part of this study, as well as European countries. The study highlights the strategic importance of BIM to international governments and identifies the common themes or pillars present within international BIM programmes. These include public leadership, growth capability and industry capacity, building a common collaborative business environment and, above all, creating a more productive, less adversarial construction sector.

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A pan-European collaboration of public sector organisations across 21 countries, this handbook was funded by the European Commission Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG-GROW) and the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), which was the lead coordinator of the programme.  

The handbook addresses the increasing challenges faced by governments and public clients to stimulate economic growth. It advocates the wider introduction of BIM to deliver better value for public money, encourage competitiveness in international markets and meet sustainability goals. Hurdles to be overcome include climate change, resource efficiency, increased demands on social care, urbanisation and immigration, and an ageing infrastructure.  

The wider adoption of BIM is set to deliver cost savings, productivity and operations efficiencies, improved infrastructure quality and better environmental performance. Governments and public procurers in Europe and around the world are recognising its benefits and potential to enhance decision making for buildings and public infrastructure across their whole lifecycle, from new projects to refurbishment of existing assets. 

A European-wide strategic approach led by governments and public sector organisations will offer leadership and create with the private sector an open digital construction market that supports the European goals and is competitive in international markets. 

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A report for the Government Construction Client Group, the Building Information Modelling (BIM) Working Party strategy paper

This report was compiled by the BIM Industry Working Group in 2011 to brief the Construction Clients Group on the benefits of digital ways of working in the built environment.   

It was commissioned by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Efficiency Reform Group from the Cabinet Office to devise a strategy to increase the uptake of Building Information Modelling (BIM) among public sector clients over a five-year period.  

The adoption of BIM would not only improve the performance of government estate in terms of costs, value and carbon performance but also support and promote the UK construction sector’s standing and reputation in international markets.  

Collaboration between industry and academia is crucial to ensure an increase of competency through on-going training, toolkits and knowledge exchange, supported by standards and accreditations. 

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