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Centre for Digital Built Britain completed its five-year mission and closed its doors at the end of September 2022

This website remains as a legacy of the achievements of our five-year foundational journey towards a digital built Britain

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If you are based in the UK and are looking for support to implement Building Information Modelling (BIM) please visit the UK BIM Framework which sets out the overarching approach for implementing BIM in the UK using the framework for managing information provided by the ISO 19650 series. 

The International BIM Toolkit has been created following collaborative work led by CDBB International, supporting the UK Government’s Prosperity funded Global Infrastructure Programme (GIP).

Since 2018, CDBB’s International team has been working with government officials and industry stakeholders in partner countries across Latin America and Asia to identify the adaptations required for BIM implementation to meet local cultural, contractual and legal conditions and, importantly, to deliver on the desired national outcomes for each country. 

This international initiative brought together the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) to foster infrastructure development that helps the partner countries to improve their economic, environmental and social conditions.


A truly international BIM Toolkit

The Toolkit was formed to address a knowledge gap observed at international level of having a set of tools for introducing Building Information Modelling (BIM) to public procurement practices and project delivery. It is a set of guidance and template documents, aligned with the ISO 19650 series of standards and comprises key components facilitating implementation of best-practice information management processes, for organisations at every level of BIM adoption.

The overall aim is to support different countries with the creation of their technical BIM framework. This collection of knowledge products is the culmination of input from over 200 contributors over a three-year collaboration period.


How to access and use the Toolkit

Read and download the overview document first. It explains the various components of the Toolkit, how to use each of the resources, and provides advice on how to best start your journey depending on your BIM maturity.

The Toolkit has been developed, tested and refined by infrastructure procurement organisations and projects across six Latin American and SE Asian countries. As part of the GIP, ‘pathfinder countries’ were identified to introduce the BIM methodology to their public policy, public procurers and pathfinder projects. These projects included essential social and economic infrastructure and provided an opportunity to apply the adopted and adapted methodologies to deliver benefits to people and places.

Through these pathfinder projects, the BIM Toolkit has been created to suit best practice from a wide range of experiences. Click the links below to read and download the resources you need.


Toolkit documents

***BIM Toolkit Overview