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31 May 2024 | Posted by angela.tuduri

BIM Management | News and Legislation

Building Information Modeling (BIM) has revolutionized the construction industry globally, and Spain is no exception.

BIM management is not simply an emerging technology; it is a working methodology that is redefining the management of construction projects. Moreover, BIM legislation is marking a before and after in the industry today.   

In this article, we will see how BIM management influences project management and what implications the current legislation has for professionals in the sector.  

What is BIM management?  

BIM is an intelligent 3D model-based process that provides architects, engineers and construction professionals with the vision and tools they need to plan, design, construct and manage buildings and infrastructure more efficiently.   

BIM allows to centralize in a digital model all the information of an asset, from the design, construction, management, to maintenance and/or demolition phase, which facilitates the efficient management processes providing a reliable basis for decision making. Its use reduces the impact of environmental construction by reducing the volume of waste and the costs of its management. 

The role of the BIM Manager  

The BIM manager is the professional in charge of implementing and supervising the BIM process within an organization or project.   

This figure is key to the success of the BIM methodology, as he or she ensures that everyone involved in the project is aligned and that the right procedures and tools are used. 

BIM 2030 Plan - Roadmap towards the digitization of construction in Spain 

The BIM 2030 Plan is an initiative approved by the Spanish government in 2023 that seeks to drive the widespread adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM) throughout the construction value chain in Spain by 2030.  

The BIM Plan responds to a twofold objective:  

  • To improve the efficiency of public spending in public sector contracts.  

  • To serve as a lever for the digital transformation of the construction sector.  

The BIM 2030 Plan is in the initial phase of implementation. This 2024, the mandatory use of BIM in public building projects of high estimated value has been initiated; and it is expected that, in the coming years, the mandatory use will be extended to other types of projects and that the use of BIM will be generalized throughout the construction sector in Spain. 

Impact and Benefits of BIM in Project Management  

The use of BIM in construction project management has multiple advantages, including:  

Increased collaboration and communication 

BIM facilitates collaboration between all parties involved in a project, from design to execution. It enables clear and efficient communication, helping to avoid errors and misunderstandings.  

Cost and time efficiency  

With the accurate modeling provided by BIM, more accurate cost and time estimates are possible, contributing to better planning and resource management.  

Early detection of conflicts  

BIM models make it possible to detect potential clashes before they happen on site, helping to reduce surprises during construction and avoid additional costs. 

Where are we headed? | Conclusions and related education and training  

Industry professionals must be prepared to adapt to this reality and take advantage of the opportunities that BIM offers to improve the efficiency and quality of their projects. Legislation is supporting this transformation, and we are likely to see even greater adoption in the future.  

With the Master in BIM Management of La Salle-URL you will be trained in the practical development of projects, and you will acquire the necessary skills for the generation of BIM models in the disciplines of Architecture, Structures and Facilities.  

The BIM methodology requires dynamic modeling software for the generation and management of data throughout a building project's life cycle. With the program you will be trained with a technological base that includes the mastery of programs such as Revit, Dynamo, Navisworks, BIMcollab or Solibri, among others. 




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