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Indonesia Workshop Attendees
Adam Matthews, lead for the Centre for Digital Built Britain’s (CDBB) International Programme, reflects on a successful workshop in Indonesia and how adoption of UK infrastructure methodologies is supporting the country’s infrastructure development plans. 

Indonesia is one of six partner countries working with CDBB as part of the Prosperity-funded Global Infrastructure Programme– a UK Government international initiative that brings together the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) to support infrastructure development. Improved infrastructure will help the partner country to improve their economic, environmental and social conditions. BEIS has tasked CDBB to provide expertise on the introduction of Building Information Modelling (BIM) as a national digital construction methodology, and to deliver training and workshops to the countries’ government officials. Mott Macdonald has been appointed as the Prosperity Delivery Partner for the programme.

Last summer, the formal signing of the MoU with Indonesia marked the beginning of a three-year commitment to support the country in its implementation of a national digital construction methodology. This will help to transform public construction and infrastructure to support Indonesia’s productivity and efficiency goals, and improve the quality of its social and economic infrastructure.Over the long-term, this improvement to infrastructure development aims to increase prosperity and sustainable economic growth for Indonesia.  

In March this year we delivered a two-day workshop in Jakarta, attended by representatives from Bappenas, Indonesia’s Planning Ministry, government officials from the Ministry of Public Wor

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ks, and invited industry professionals and academics. The workshop explored key points around Indonesia’s adoption of UK infrastructure methodologies, specifically BIM. A highly interactive workshop supported by our consultant, Mott MacDonald, saw great engagement by the Indonesian team and included a discussion on the following:

  • Why implement BIM nationally?  What is the value proposition to Indonesia and what will it help to achieve in terms of national benefits?
  • How could Indonesia implement a national digital strategy for infrastructure planning, procurement and delivery? 
  • What could be the process and timeline for developing Indonesia’s implementation roadmap?

Attendees expressed enthusiasm for the benefits of developing a digitalisation roadmap for Indonesia. It presents an opportunity to realise greater efficiencies and value across the built environment. 

At its core BIM uses a common data environment to access and share information securely and efficiently across the supply chain to boost the efficiency of activities around asset delivery and operation. By helping the entire supply chain to work from a single source of information, BIM reduces the risk of error and maximises the delivery team’s performance and resulting outcomes. BIM sits at the heart of digital transformation across the built environment, providing a critical opportunity to significantly improve performance and stimulate more innovative ways of asset delivery and operation. 

What’s next? Indonesia is considering its roadmap and we look forward to working with them, together with our Prosperity delivery partner, Mott MacDonald, on Indonesia’s adoption of international infrastructure methodologies under the Global Infrastructure Programme.