The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) champions the development and transformation of the built environment sector, in order to improve Singapores living environment. BCA oversees areas such as safety, quality, inclusiveness, sustainability and productivity, all of which, together with their stakeholders and partners help enables them to meet their mission to transform the Built Environment sector and shape a liveable and smart built environment for Singapore. BCA leads the transformation of the built environment sector through developing a highly competent professional workforce, adopting productive and game-changing technologies, and promoting the sectors niche expertise overseas.
Integrated Digital Delivery (IDD) is the use of digital technologies to integrate work processes and connect stakeholders working on the same project throughout the construction and building life-cycle. This includes design, fabrication and assembly on-site, as well as the operations and maintenance of buildings. IDD is one of the key thrusts in the Construction Industry Transformation Map (ITM), and is aligned to Singapore’s efforts to transform the construction industry by creating a highly-skilled workforce trained in use of the latest architecture, engineering, construction and operations technologies.
The Singapore IDD builds on the use of BIM and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), which have been implemented in many projects over the past few years. The BCA guide to IDD presented on this website includes and covers 4 main areas: Digital Design, Digital Fabrication, Digital Construction, and Digital Asset Delivery and Management. The IDD simplifies the different stages of a construction project with the integration of digital technologies that improve collaboration among stakeholders and construction efficiency, minimises construction mistakes and costly rework, and delivers smarter buildings. This website contains all of the links and resources related to BCAs current implementation of IDD.
Plan BIM Peru is the programme supported and promoted by the Peru Ministry of Economy & Finance (MEF) for the successful adoption of BIM Methodologies in public infrastructure investment throughout the country. Within the framework of Plan BIM Peru, BIM is defined as a collaborative work methodology for the management of public investment information, which makes use of an information model created by the parties involved, to facilitate multi-year programming, formulation, design, construction, operation and maintenance of public infrastructure, ensuring a reliable basis for decision-making. BIM does not only refer to the use of technological tools. Its main objective is to ensure efficient information management. BIM is essential for the planning and execution of an investment, from the definition of asset requirements to the end of their use, covering their conception, development, operation, maintenance and disposal.
Plan BIM Peru is the policy measure that defines the national strategy for the progressive implementation of the adoption and use of BIM in the processes of the phases of the investment cycle developed by entities and public companies subject to the National System of Multiannual Programming and Investment Management, in an articulated and concerted manner, and in coordination with the private sector and academia. Plan BIM Peru was born as a political measure of the National Competitiveness and Productivity Plan, recognizing the need to modernize and digitize the systems for the formulation and evaluation, execution and operation of investment projects. The resources on the website help with the implementation of BIM.
PlanBIM Peru National Programme Website
The Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania (https://am.lrv.lt/) which is responsible for the formation of policy in construction sector progress, organization, coordination and controlling of its implementation in Lithuania has moved forward quite a lot in few years talking about digitalisation of Lithuanian construction sector. There is a need to create state-level digitalisation measures, ensure the leadership of public sector, strengthen the capacities and capabilities of public and private sector.
The Ministry has launched an informational website www.statyba40.lt (www.construction40.lt) for all initiatives regarding the digitalisation of Lithuanian construction sector. BIM is one of the key elements of Statyba 4.0. The Lithuanian term Statyba 4.0 (in English Construction 4.0) refers to the digitalisation of the construction sector.
At the moment The Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania with partners Vilnius Gediminas Technical University and Kaunas University of Technology (two leading technical universities in Lithuania), State Enterprise Lithuanian Road Administration, State Enterprise Turto bankas and Public Body Construction Sector Development Agency is implementing project “Creation of the measures to increase efficiency of the life cycle processes of public sector construction works using Building Information Modelling (BIM)”. This project is also known as BIM-LT project . BIM-LT project has begun in early 2019 and the end date is 2023. The activities of BIM-LT project include preparation of free state-level digitalisation measures: BIM normative documents, Lithuanian national construction information classification system (also known as NSIK), BIM methodological documents for public procurement, the methodology for evaluation and monitoring of BIM benefits and training related to the application of the BIM normative documents, NSIK, BIM methodological documents for public procurement, the methodology for evaluation and monitoring of BIM benefits. BIM-LT project has also a Consultative Committee which is represented by public sector clients and design and construction firms. There are also consultations with public included in the activities of BIM-LT project (More information about BIM-LT project following the link: https://statyba40.lt/titulinis/bim-lt-projektas/)
The Ministry of Construction (MOC) is a government ministry in Vietnam responsible for state administration on construction, building materials, housing and office buildings, architecture, urban and rural construction planning, urban infrastructure, public services; and representing the owner of state capital in state-owned enterprises. The Institute of Construction Economics, a part of the MOC, sets the National Level policy and Roadmap for BIM in Vietnam with the support of the BIM Steering Committee. The Vietnam BIM Roadmap was proposed to the government and was approved in Decision no. 2500/Q?-TTg dated December 22nd 2016 by the Prime Minister.
The Vietnam BIM Website, hosted by the Ministry of Construction (MOC) and run by the BIM Steering Committee contains all of the coutries latest information, documentation and resources related to the countries BIM Strategy. This website also includes the Vietnam BIM roadmap document.
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.
The Construction Digitalisation Council (Bouw Digitaliserings Raad or BDR) promotes widespread application of BIM in the Dutch construction and infrastructure industry. BIM improves cooperation between the links in the construction chain through a system of integrated building information management, whereby all relevant information is available during the complete life cycle of the building, from design to maintenance. BDR is a unique partnership between various stakeholders in the construction industry. The members represent both their construction industry segment and their own company. They make practical agreements that are in the interests of the entire industry and ensure these are implemented within their own segment. The partnership focuses on implementing BIM to strengthen the quality, continuity and competitive position of the Dutch construction and infrastructure industry. The construction industry could be given a real boost if the implementation of BIM can be accelerated in close cooperation with all industry stakeholders. BIM facilitates quality and efficiency improvements and faster construction at lower costs. BDR is organized in three administrative units: the Council, the Programme Office and the Programme Team.
BDR aims to be the driving force behind the implementation and development of BIM by coordinating, directing, streamlining and linking the various BIM initiatives. BDR further wishes to promote knowledge sharing and the integration of BIM in construction education. BDR’s goals and activities are described in a programme plan hosted on the website which is updated annually. The programme plan published in 2014 and entitled ‘BIM: the driving force behind a stronger construction industry’ describes BDR’s vision of BIM, its goals and the strategy it has set out to achieve these. In 2015, this programme plan was updated with the addendum ‘Communicating and assimilating BIM’, followed in 2016 by ‘Sharing BIM knowledge and BIM Loket’. ‘Assimilating BIM in government policy’ was published in 2017. The website contains areas around BIM education and explaining ‘what is BIM’. There is also a publication section with several resources which can be used.
The Central Government Real Estate Agency (Rijksvastgoedbedrijf) was formed in January 2016 by the merger of four government real estate agencies: the Defence Real Estate Agency, the Government Buildings Agency, the State Property and Development Agency, and the Government Real Estate Directorate. Their portfolio includes prisons, court buildings, military barracks, airports, defence sites, ministerial offices, ports, tax offices, listed buildings and historical monuments, museums and palaces. The agencies purpose is to make these buildings and sites available in order to meet the property needs of central government. The Central Government Real Estate Agency uses BIM to obtain up-to-date, reliable information about buildings under its management.
BIM gives the Central Government Real Estate Agency reliable information on its stock of buildings and other assets which it can then use to make better and more informed future decisions. The agency will use the information from BIM for various reasons, for example:
– to manage contracts
– to manage buildings
– to monitor the quality, safety and health aspects of our buildings
– to account for the buildings under our management as part of our stock
The Agencies use of BIM complements their efforts to maintain professional commissioning practices in the public sector. The Agency have prescribed a set of BIM standards for building and maintenance providers, known as the RVB BIM Norm. A provider must supply a permanent stream of up-to-date building information product in order to comply with these standards, for example in the form of building models and graphics. These products contain the data prescribed under the standards. The Agency prescribe the RVB BIM Norm for DBFMO contracts and for a number of integrated management contracts.
The BIM Acceleration Committee (BAC) is the driving force behind BIMinNZ. They are a nationwide alliance of industry and government, established in Feb 2014 to coordinate efforts to increase the use of BIM in New Zealand. The BAC is a nationwide alliance of industry and government. It is sponsored by the Productivity Partnership and BRANZ. The BAC meets every six weeks and members are drawn from across the building and construction industry and give their expertise and time freely. The purpose of the group is accelerating the use of BIM in New Zealand because it is key to achieving significant increase in productivity, accelerating the use of BIM in the construction process, and for that reason has become a priority. It is vital that industry, clients and government begin to take advantage of its many benefits especially during this time of high construction demand. New Zealanders need more affordable, quality buildings and infrastructure, now and in the future.
The website offers a number of tools and resources to increase the use of BIM across New Zealand. BIMinNZ is driven by the BAC. Resources include BAC reports as well as a BIM Handbook and a series of recent reports to provide clarity around BIM and provide guidance. The resources include information around getting started with BIM adoption, Training and details of various events and networking related to BIM in NZ.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is the Governments lead business-facing agency. MBIE plays a central role in shaping and delivering a strong New Zealand economy. Everything the MBIE deliver is about growing New Zealand for all. They have a recognition that a strong economy is one in which they can use the skills, knowledge and time of the people in conjunction with their natural resources, and financial and physical capital to improve the wellbeing of current and future generations.
The MBIE have created a BIM website to deliver information about the local adoption and development of BIM. The MBIE in New Zealand supports the development of BIM, and through the work of the BIM Acceleration Committee is learning how BIM can have a positive impact on the NZ building and construction sector. Information about the BIM Acceleration Committee can also be found on this information collection. This page regarding BIM on the MBIE website is in the same section as planning and consents for building work in the country, indicating its importance at the planning level.