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How do you maintain momentum?

resthemes_international_square.png Once the process of transformation has been started momentum must be maintained. In the UK, the initial programme was planned as a project that concluded after a stated term. However, the call from industry for a sustained presence was heard, support was extended...

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How do you change mindsets? 

resthemes_international_square.png Changing the way people think and work is no small task. This is not a linear process and it requires identifying people across a broad skills base to engage a range of communication activities. In the UK, several digital advocates were identified who could...

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How do you gradually develop learning?

resthemes_international_square.png Learning is needed throughout a change programme of this scale and complexity. Public clients need to be upskilled, development of standards and legislation needs to be informed, and the private sector needs to adapt to this ‘digital switchover’.  This is a...

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Do you need a national and international BIM definition?

resthemes_international_square.png Why have one single definition for BIM? Lack of agreement on a definition can mean working with new definitions of BIM for every new project undertaken, wasting time and resource. This project-level ‘drag factor’ can offset the productivity savings associated with...

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Are you well coordinated?

resthemes_international_square.png Faced with the potential benefits that come with digital transformation – improved productivity, better value for money and sustainable efficiencies – what are the outcomes of different parties, such as government, industry and academia, working separately or...

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What are your goals, ownership and strategy?

resthemes_international_square.png The UK acknowledged the challenges it faced in construction, including low productivity, late delivery of projects, and lack of value for public money. This was the starting point of the UK’s current approach, which recognises the public client as the sole body...

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How do you transform an entire sector?

resthemes_international_square.png Construction is an important sector in every economy. Transforming an entire sector is a large-scale change management operation, involving the public sector and industry; and standards bodies and academia, with potential change across public policy, working...

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Read more at: Memorandum of Understanding signed between the UK and Peru to solidify collaboration related based on UK BIM

Memorandum of Understanding signed between the UK and Peru to solidify collaboration related based on UK BIM

31 January 2020

On 29 January 2019 The Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) of Peru signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of the United Kingdom to the improvement and development of Infrastructure investments in the country. The MOU, signed by the MEF and the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (...

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Read more at: Blog: Highlights from the International Programme

Blog: Highlights from the International Programme

18 December 2019

As we approach the start of a new year, Adam Matthews, Head of CDBB’s International Programme reflects on some of the highlights of 2019 and looks forward to the year ahead. In early 2019 the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) awarded the role of delivery partner for the Building Information Modelling (BIM) Pathfinder...

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Read more at: Seven Common Challenges Facing Governments when introducing BIM

Seven Common Challenges Facing Governments when introducing BIM

W orking with countries globally to secure a common approach to BIM at the same time as developing the domestic BIM programme has generated practical understanding. Adam Matthews, lead for CDBB International, reflects on this experience and sets out seven ‘big questions’ for national BIM programmes...

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