This report presents the results of a first regional survey of companies in the construction sector in Latin America and the Caribbean to better understand the slow adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM), a new collaborative work methodology based on data models that contributes enormously to improving the productivity of the sector.*

With the aim of understanding the degree of progress in the implementation of BIM in Latin America and the main actions that have been carried out, CAF—development bank of Latin America—promoted the development of a survey of information on this methodology. in the region. This survey includes a diagnosis of the progress of BIM implementation at the national level in different countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is important to highlight that this diagnosis presents the specific state of progress of the period of its development, between January and May 2022, so, at the time of reading, it may not coincide in some aspects with the current situation of the countries.

Periodic analysis and reporting of BIM requirements in Public Tenders

This, relating to the year 2022, is the sixth analytical report produced by OICE on public tenders for the awarding of architectural and engineering services (S.A.I.) which involve the use of BIM methodologies or, better said, the electronic modeling of the design phase.

Between 2017 and 2022, Planbim worked collaboratively with Minvu in the implementation of BIM in new home construction projects, as well as in initiatives to improve existing homes and their surroundings. This process allowed the generation of BIM Information Requests for four types of ministry projects, as well as a technological tool to support the review of BIM projects in the institution.

Given the importance of having objective data regarding the progress of BIM in public projects, Planbim published in 2022 the first report of the BIM Observatory of public tenders. This study includes 1,990 tenders carried out between 2013 and 2020 by different public institutions, and its results show that 70% of the investment corresponds to projects that required BIM.

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 industryÂ’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.

An archive version of this information article has been created if the original is no longer accessible (Archive information from January 2024)

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

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