The National Strategy for Building Information Modeling (BIM)
The National Strategy for Building Information Modeling (BIM)
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The National Strategy for Building Information Modeling (BIM)

The strategic goals expected to be met throught the appoved plan.
RE+D magazine

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport has approved the National Strategy for Building Information Modeling (BIM), which had been up in public consultation since the beginning of the year.

The five-year scheme aims at the digital transformation of the country's construction sector, setting specific strategic axes, actions and interventions as well as ways of financing those interventions.

The transformation of the construction industry as a result of the adoption of BIM is achieved with a key factor being the digitization of the functions and the way of working of the overall value chain, which includes activities related to the development of construction projects and the construction of buildings, with the implementation of civil engineering projects (infrastructure projects), as well as with specialized construction activities, such as electrical and plumbing installations.

Time is needed for the broad development of the necessary skills, so that professionals in the sector can respond to the new requirements and be equipped with the necessary equipment (hardware, software), which must be compatible and in accordance with BIM specifications.

The adoption of BIM in public construction projects is expected to lead to more efficient public projects and better project management throughout their life cycle, given that the main advantages of BIM relate to cost reduction, the limitation of errors and risks, and effectiveness and efficiency in the project environment.

The plan provides financial tools to address the risk of excluding small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from being able to meet the costly digital transition required by BIM.

At the same time, investing in the country's human resources by stimulating their skills through educational programs is a priority. The expected result is the higher performance of the construction industry, the strengthening of competitiveness and innovation that will lead to the development of the Greek economy.