A pan-European approach to best practice in BIM (building information modelling). Bringing together national efforts into a common and aligned European approach to develop a world-class digital construction sector.
Europe’s public procurers, policy makers and public estate owners recognize the positive and transformative effect that digitisation brings to both public works and the construction sector. The Task Group’s vision is to encourage the common use of BIM, as ‘digital construction’, in public works with the common aim of improving value for public money, quality of the public estate and for the sustainable competitiveness of industry.
The European Commission awarded the EU BIM Task Group funding for two years (2016-2017) to deliver a common European network aimed at aligning the use of Building Information Modelling in public works. The group held a launch event in Brussels in February 2016 to grow its public sector membership and engage with industry, and it will be communicating its ambition at conferences around Europe.
What they will produce
The focus of the group is to develop a handbook containing the common principles for public procurers and policy makers to consider when introducing BIM to their public works or strategies. The handbook will include procurement measures, technical considerations, cultural and skills development; and the benefits case for BIM and ‘going digital’ for policy makers and public clients.