The field of construction is one of the most important industries for most countries, which affects the efficiency of the entire management system, including the state of the environment. The importance of this industry for the economy of any country can be explained by the fact that capital construction creates a large number of jobs and is the main consumer of intermediate products and related services. Due to its economic importance, the results of the construction sector can significantly affect the development of the economy as a whole. The economic benefit of the development of this industry is the multiplier effect of funds invested in construction and interconnected processes. After all, with the development of the construction industry are developing: production of building materials and equipment for their manufacture, engineering, metallurgy and metalworking, petrochemistry, glass production, woodworking and porcelain industry, transport, energy and more. Also, construction creates the basis for the development of small and medium-sized businesses, thus creating new jobs. Thus, the growth of the construction industry contributes to the strengthening of the country’s economy and solves many social problems. The construction industry is one of the key sectors of any economy. For example, in the EU its share is 9% of GDP, while in Ukraine this value is at 3.97% of GDP, although with a gradual increase in recent years. It should be noted that construction consists of three main sectors: residential, non-residential (commercial and social) and infrastructure. In Europe, in 2016, 78% of all construction was residential and non-residential, and the remaining 22% were engineering structures.

This report talks through the current state of the construction industry in Ukraine and then goes on to illustrate and explain the problem that needs to be solved. The main conclusion of the document comes in the sections around ways to implement BIM for success and the expected results which this can deliver.

The Philippines Department of Trade and Industry (abbreviated as DTI) is the executive department of the Philippine government tasked as the main economic catalyst that enables innovative, competitive, job generating, inclusive business, and empowers consumers. It acts as a catalyst for intensified private sector activity in order to accelerate and sustain economic growth through comprehensive industrial growth strategy, progressive and socially responsible trade liberalization and deregulation programs and policymaking designed for the expansion and diversification of Philippine trade – both domestic and foreign.

The DTI, through the Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines (CIAP), and the Philippine Contractors Association (PCA) launched the Construction Industry Roadmap 2020-2030 on 28 March 2019 with the theme ‘Tatag at Tapat 2030’, which will ensure the sustainability of the construction industry’s growth and its competitiveness. The roadmap will also complement the government’s massive infrastructure program, Build Build Build. The roadmap aligns its goals and strategies with the Philippine Development Plan and the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. It highlights the vision of the Philippine Construction Industry to be a global partner in building nations by 2030 through the achievement of the integrated four pillars: Productivity, Sustainability, Globalization, and Institutions.

BIM is a high-potential future innovative technology with high potential for exchanging and utilizing building information. The World Economic Forum (’16) selected BIM as a ripple technology for the building and construction industry. BIM-based design is effective in improving design office work efficiency and productivity by improving design quality by minimizing construction errors. This BIM roadmap document looks at how BIM should be implemented, the challenges and how these can be addressed.

The main part of this document looks at the diagnosis of problems, these include:
1. The need to improve standards, systems and administrative systems for BIM utilization. There is currently an inadequate practical application of guidelines because the standards for creating BIM models for each design and construction stage and submitting BIM models/books are not specific
2. The lack of infrastructure for BIM utilization and insufficient technological development. International standards ISO 16739 and ISO 19650 were enacted, but in the case of a domestic BIM national standard and data management environment there is insufficient basis for BIM utilization.
3. There is insufficient training for BIM. Projects are currently outsourced to BIM-specialized companies due to lack of BIM performance of design practitioners due to scattered educational programs and BIM certification operation.
4. There is insufficient BIM integrated management due to lack of an official BIM operating organization. Establishment of a BIM implementation strategy for BIM-related policies, R&D and revitalization is needed.

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) plans to enter the ranks of smart construction technology leaders by securing a core technology package that can be immediately distributed across construction sites by 2025, improving productivity in the construction industry by more than 25% and reducing construction periods and disaster rates by more than 25%. Productivity in Korea is currently low compared to other regions (DOLLAR/HOUR): Korea 18.7, Spain 42.9, UK 30.4, France 37.1, Germany 32.1. The MOLIT will launch a “smart construction technology development project” with approximately 200 billion invested by 2025, and research institutions will be invited to support this initiative.

The “Smart Construction Technology Development Project” consists of four major areas (12 detailed tasks) and is comprised of approximately KRW 200 billion for six years from this year, As a large R&d project it can dramatically transform the entire construction process, including real-time integrated control for earthwork equipment automation and collaborative construction between multiple equipment, BIM-based modular construction, unmanned remote construction using robots, smart safety management, and digital twin (twin models that reproduce real-world structures).

The public works department (JKR) has published this strategic plan focusing on the period of 2021 to 2025. JKR is the organisation charged with the development of national infrastructure. The strategic plan looks at how they will meet the countries aims through the eyes of improving infrastructure and also how they will develop in a sustainable way. JKR is one of the technical agencies which sit under the Ministry of Works (KKR).

JKR and the strategic plan outlined in this document are developing using new digital technologies as part of an initiative to support infrastructure development. The strategic plan links with BIM by talking through the sustainability aims of JKR as well as looking at how to strengthen the approach to asset management. The plan specifically looks at assets and how the management through the whole lifecycle can be considered in the most optimized way.

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 industry’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.
To lead Hong Kong’s construction industry into a new digital era, the Construction Industry Council has worked with key industry stakeholders to prepare the Roadmap. The vision is set – SMART Construction Empowered by Digitalisation: all processes involved in the built asset lifecycle are streamlined and digitalised to continuously improve productivity and safety during planning, design, construction and operation, and sustainability for better quality of life.

The Construction Digitalisation Roadmap serves as a reference material for industry practitioners to facilitate construction digitalisation in Hong Kong. The Roadmap has been developed through extensive consultations with industry stakeholders. Between mid-2020 and early 2021, surveys, interviews and forums were conducted to gather ideas and create a consensus to drive digitalisation forward. The Roadmap summarises the background, approach, strategies and action plans based on extensive industry consultations, and finishes with key milestones and a way forward regarding the development of construction digitalisation in Hong Kong. Digitalisation in Hong Kong and as part of this Roadmap is all about leveraging technologies to continuously improve business processes. The CIC will regularly monitor and review the implementation of the Roadmap.

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.

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), is a ministry of the Japanese government. It is responsible for one-third of all the laws and orders in Japan, and is the largest Japanese ministry in terms of employees, as well as the second-largest executive agency of the Japanese government after the Ministry of Defence. MLIT has been promoting the adoption of Building/Construction Information Modelling/Management (BIM/CIM) technologies, and has been working with Japanese national and local governments to utilize BIM/CIM in their business operations. As part of this work MLIT have provided the public leadership for BIM in Japan and supported BIM pilot projects within the country.

The Vision for the Future and Roadmap to BIM document published by MLIT is the outcome of a roundtable session in 2019. The document looks at the defininition of BIM, as well as the visions and uses for it both now and in the future. The document also contains a roadmap for BIM adoption which includes a more detailed process to action and achieve this. Included in this report are 3 strategies that MLIT propose in order to realise the future values of BIM, these are:
– Utilizing market functions, the public and private sectors shall work together under appropriate roles.
– Advance efforts that could precede others and then attempt generalization (Improve accuracy by ‘Plan, Do, Check, Action’ cycle)
– In order to strengthen the international competitiveness of the Japanese building industry, proceed as much as possible in accordance with international standards and norms.

The Ministry for Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan is a state authority of the Republic of Kazakhstan leading in the sphere of industry and industry-innovation development, scientific-technical country development and construction.

This is the order of the Minister for Investments and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated April 11, 2017 No. 197. The topic of the order is the approval of the Action Plan for the implementation of information modeling technology in the design of construction projects (BIM technologies) (as amended on February 27, 2018). This includes Carrying out preparatory activities for the introduction of information modeling technologies, Development of normative technical documents on the application of building information modeling technology, making appropriate changes and additions to normative legal acts and normative technical documents, Development (adaptation) of BIM standards and related documents in the field of information modeling of industrial and civil construction of buildings and structures, Development of a BIM-oriented classifier and harmonization with the existing resource method classifier, Training of specialists for the practical application of information modeling technologies in the construction industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Implementation of pilot projects on information modelling, Creation of the State Bank of Information Models (GBIM), Digitization of the architectural, urban planning and construction catalog, and further steps for the development of information modeling technology in the Republic of Kazakhstan

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