Dubai Municipality is one of the largest governmental institutions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), it is considered as one of Dubai’s leading growth and development institutions in terms of its smart projects and services. Over the years, Dubai Municipality has excelled in managing 6 vital sectors. This has helped to make Dubai one of the most advanced and sustainable global cities. Dubai Municipality has also been able to expand and grow through 34 Departments, 126 sections and 4 Centres within an organizational structure that includes support and development offices and the persistent efforts of more than 11,000 employees and workers. The Dubai Municipality mission is to plan, develop and manage an excellent city that provides the essence of success and sustainable living.

Dubai Municipality released a circular updating its mandate regarding the usage of BIM systems across construction projects in the Emirate. Circular (207) is titled ‘Regarding the expansion of applying the (BIM) on buildings and facilities in the emirate of Dubai. The circular is dated 23 July, 2015, and states Dubai Municipality’s intent to expand the usage of BIM. According to the circular, Dubai Municipality’s BIM mandate from 2013, issued through circular (196), has been succeeded by circular (207), as part of the civil body’s efforts “to follow up on the latest construction trends from all over the world, for all the benefits that come to all the parts involved in this, from project owners to consulting firms and contractors and government departments.” BIM is being encouraged “because of how much it lowers the cost of construction projects and the time taken to finish them; and increases the level of coordination between the engineers working on designing and implementing the project, and their counterparts in the management and funding and manufacturing the project.”
The latest circular aims to expand the usage of it (the technology) to include the following as part of the BIM mandate:
BIM Should be applied to the architectural and mechanical works for the following buildings:
– buildings that are above 20 floors.
– buildings and facilities and compounds with areas larger than 200 thousand square foot.
– buildings and special facilities like hospitals and universities and all that is similar to that.
– all governmental projects.
– all buildings and projects that are requested from a foreign office.”
The circular also repeats the requirements of its previous circular, which would continue to stay in effect:
BIM should be applied to:
– Buildings that are above 40 floors.
– Building with area’s larger than 300 thousand square feet.
– Specialised buildings such as hospitals, universities, and all that is similar to that.
– All buildings requested on behalf of a foreign office.

https://www.dm.gov.ae/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/03_Circular_207_2015.1.0.pdf

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.

https://www.minregion.gov.ua/base-law/grom-convers/elektronni-konsultatsiyi-z-gromadskistyu/proekt-rozporyadzhennya-kabinetu-ministriv-ukrayiny-pro-shvalennya-konczepcziyi-vprovadzhennya-tehnologij-budivelnogo-informaczijnogo-modelyuvannya-vim-tehnologij-v-ukrayini/

The Boletín Oficial del Estado (BOE) publishes decrees by the ‘Cortes Generales’, Spain’s Parliament (comprising the Senate and the Congress of Deputies) as well as those orders enacted by the Spanish Autonomous Communities. This includes the official publishing of all Spanish judicial, royal and national governmental decrees, as well as any orders by the Council of Ministers. The General State Administration plans to strengthen the process of implementation and development of the BIM methodology in public procurement in the civil engineering and construction sector in Spain, incorporating BIM requirements in the tenders for civil engineering and public works contracts. Royal Decree 472/2019, published on the 2 August 2019, regulates the direct granting of subsidies to various professional associations and general councils of professional associations for training in the BIM methodology during the 2019 budget year.

Recently Spain has committed to carrying out information and training actions for the personnel in charge of implementing the Plan for the Incorporation of the BIM Methodology in public procurement in the General State Administration, as well as the promotion of the use of BIM in the professional and teaching field of construction. This is why it is necessary to promote the training of professionals in the sector in this collaborative methodology. In order for this training to be similar quantitatively and qualitatively for all professionals, it is considered necessary that it be developed by the respective Professional Associations and General Councils of Professional Associations as suitable bodies to guarantee its coordination and extension to the entire national territory, and to all professionals in the sector.

https://www.boe.es/diario_boe/txt.php?id=BOE-A-2019-11400

Dubai Municipality is one of the largest governmental institutions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), it is considered as one of Dubai’s leading growth and development institutions in terms of its smart projects and services. Over the years, Dubai Municipality has excelled in managing 6 vital sectors. This has helped to make Dubai one of the most advanced and sustainable global cities. Dubai Municipality has also been able to expand and grow through 34 Departments, 126 sections and 4 Centres within an organizational structure that includes support and development offices and the persistent efforts of more than 11,000 employees and workers. The Dubai Municipality mission is to plan, develop and manage an excellent city that provides the essence of success and sustainable living.

In 2013 the Dubai Municipality issued circular (196), which mandated the use of BIM for architectural and MEP work on certain projects. The use of BIM in the UAE has been on the rise even before this mandate however this was a catalyst for change. For example, BIM has been used in a number of high profile projects, including the Opera House at Downtown Dubai, the Midfield Terminal Complex Development at Abu Dhabi Airport and the Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi. In addition, the Dubai Road and Transports Authority recently became the first government entity in the world to be awarded a BIM certification by the British Standards Institution. Dubai Municipality’s mandate – circular 196 – pertained to the application of “the first stage of BIM in the construction and mechanical (parts) on buildings and this was mandated on the following facilities:
– Buildings that are above 40 floors.
– Building with area’s larger than 300 thousand square feet.
– Specialised buildings such as hospitals, universities, and all that is similar to that.
– All buildings requested on behalf of a foreign office.”

https://www.dm.gov.ae/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/01_BuildingInformationModeling-BIMNo.196.1.0.pdf

The Development Bureau of Hong Kong was created on 1 July 2007 as part of a governmental reorganisation. The Bureau has responsibility for urban planning and land administration, which originally fell under the Planning, Environment and Lands Bureau when the Hong Kong SAR government was established in 1997. The Development Bureau was established and took over the responsibility of planning and lands administration from the Housing, Planning and Lands Bureau, public works from the Environment, Transportation and Works Bureau, and heritage conservation from Home Affairs Bureau. The Development Bureau’s policy objectives include ensuring the effective planning, management and implementation of public sector infrastructure development and works programmes in a safe, timely and cost-effective manner and to maintain high quality and standards.

The Technical Circular (Works) No. 12/2020 is a memo from the secretary for development regarding the adoption of Building Information Modelling for Capital Works Projects in Hong Kong. Under this technical circular, the contractor/ consultant engaged for capital works projects with estimates more than $30 million and with tenders to be invited on or after 1 January 2021 shall establish a BIM team led by a BIM Team Leader who shall be a CIC-Certified BIM Manager (CCBM) with effect from 1 July 2021. In the meantime, it is not necessary that the BIM Coordinator should be a CIC-Certified BIM Coordinator (CCBC) provided that he/she could meet the experience requirements as stipulated in this Circular.

https://www.devb.gov.hk/filemanager/technicalcirculars/en/upload/381/1/C-2020-12-01.pdf

From new construction to renovation, from digital models to connected objects, the building sector is fully involved in digital transformation. The public authorities support the digital transition of buildings, to improve the comfort of use and the quality of life in housing, schools or offices. This page describes the major public sector activities related to digital transformation from the Digital Transition in Building Plan (Plan Transition Numérique dans le Bâtiment, PTNB) to the BIM 2022 Plan which followed PTNB and commenced in 2019.

This site also references guidance for project owners and voluntary charters to encourage digital transformation and commitment to the objectives of the BIM 2022 Plan.

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The Digital Asset Policy provides clear digital requirements for Departments and Agencies to support the planning, design and construction of Victorian Government’s projects and assets. The Digital Asset Policy is founded on the Victorian Digital Asset Strategy (VDAS) released in March 2020 and supports the Government in delivering unprecedented levels of new infrastructure by uplifting the capability of Victorian Departments and Agencies. Implementing the Digital Asset Policy will improve project delivery efficiency, uplift design, and delivery capability, and provide greater data insight and analysis to continuously improve project performance.

The digital asset policy provides clear and consistent organisational and project requirements designed to optimise productivity, and be appropriate and proportional to a project’s value and risk context. The policy applies to all Victorian Government Departments, corporations, authorities, and other bodies under the Financial Management Act 1994. The policy is applicable to any asset investment proposal seeking budget funding and requiring the development of a business case, which is a mandatory requirement for capital investments with a Total Estimated Investment of $10 million or more.

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This document forms the basis of how BIM will be implemented in Queensland. Queensland’s Government recognised the opportunities and benefits that BIM could provide when it launched the State Infrastructure Plan in March 2016. To maximise the benefits from applying BIM to all major infrastructure projects, these principles will support the effective use of BIM across Queensland Government’s infrastructure delivery agencies.

The principles apply to those who are involved in any part of the lifecycle of new major construction assets, including their planning, procurement, design, contract management, construction, operation and maintenance.

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The purpose of the EU procurement rules, underpinned by the Treaty principles, is to open up the public procurement market and to ensure the free movement of supplies, services and works within the EU. In most cases they require competition. The EU rules reflect and reinforce the value for money (VFM), focus of many new procurement policies. This requires that all public procurement must be based on VFM, defined as “the best mix of quality and effectiveness for the least outlay over the period of use of the goods or services bought”, which should be achieved through competition, unless there are compelling reasons to the contrary. This Directive (Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on public procurement and repealing Directive 2004/18/EC – Text with EEA relevance) establishes rules on the procedures for procurement by contracting authorities with respect to public contracts as well as design contests, whose value is estimated to be not less than the thresholds specified.

The European Public Procurement Directive includes encouragement for BIM in the procurement of public works to support the modernisation of procurement processes, improvements to cost efficiency of public funding and to increase consideration for whole-life costing in public works. The Directive establishes the need to use software (media data and tools to model the building) in processes for contracting construction work, services and supplies. Among other effects, it is expected that there will be different levels of electronic information and that evaluation of offers in procurement should take the full asset’s lifecycles into consideration rather than focusing only on direct costs, in line with the BIM objectives.

The Directive is available in 23 languages.

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