BIM Policy in HK

DEC

2018

Revises the scope of mandatory BIM uses

Revises the scope of mandatory BIM uses

On 27 December 2018, the Development Bureau (DEVB) issued a Technical Circular (Works) No. 18/2018 on the Adoption of BIM for Capital Works Projects in Hong Kong. Superseding DEVB TC(W) No. 7/2017...

On 27 December 2018, the Development Bureau (DEVB) issued a Technical Circular (Works) No. 18/2018 on the Adoption of BIM for Capital Works Projects in Hong Kong.

 

Superseding DEVB TC(W) No. 7/2017, this Circular enhances the implementation requirements for BIM adoption in response to WDs' feedback and revises the scope of mandatory BIM uses so as to further foster adoption of BIM technology in public works projects.

This Circular takes effect on 1 January 2019. 

Last Update: 2019-06-25 10:23:57

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FEB

2018

Extract from The 2018 to 2019 Budget Speech

Extract from The 2018 to 2019 Budget Speech

In the 2018 to 2019 Budget Speech, adoption of BIM technologies was again mentioned by the Financial Secretary. It states that “Starting this year, the Government will adopt building information modelling (BIM) technology in the design and construction of major government capital works projects. The CIC will formulate BIM technical standards, help equip the industry and encourage the use of such technology in private works projects.”...

Self Photos / Files - 20180617195956_2450In the 2018 to 2019 Budget Speech, adoption of BIM technologies was again mentioned by the Financial Secretary. It states that "Starting this year, the Government will adopt building information modelling (BIM) technology in the design and construction of major government capital works projects. The CIC will formulate BIM technical standards, help equip the industry and encourage the use of such technology in private works projects." (Paragraph 112, 2018-19 Budget, HKSAR) 

CIC would continue in this endeavor on promoting BIM technologies for the local industry. 

Last Update: 2019-06-25 10:24:03

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DEC

2017

Mandate of BIM Use for Government Projects

Mandate of BIM Use for Government Projects

On 1 December 2017, the Development Bureau (DEVB) issued a Technical Circular (Works) No. 7/2017 on the Adoption of BIM for Capital Works Projects in Hong Kong. In the Circular, it states that “Capital works projects with project estimates more than $30 Million shall use BIM technology. The policy is applicable for projects in the investigation, feasibility, planning, design or construction stages in the Capital Works Programme ...

On 1 December 2017, the Development Bureau (DEVB) issued a Technical Circular (Works) No. 7/2017 on the Adoption of BIM for Capital Works Projects in Hong Kong. In the Circular, it states that "Capital works projects with project estimates more than $30 Million shall use BIM technology. The policy is applicable for projects in the investigation, feasibility, planning, design or construction stages in the Capital Works Programme irrespective of the modes of delivery as detailed in the ensuing paragraphs." Covered BIM uses of different stages were further mentioned in its Annex 1 as below: 

1. Design Authoring 
2. Design Reviews 
3. Existing Conditions Modelling 
4. Site Analysis 
5. 3D Coordination 
6. Cost Estimation 
7. Engineering Analysis 
8. Facility Energy Analysis 
9. Sustainability Evaluation 
10. Space Programming 
11. Phase Planning (4D Modelling) 
12. Digital Fabrication 
13. Site Utilization Planning 
14. 3D Control and Planning 
15. As-Built Modelling 
16. Project Systems Analysis 
17. Maintenance Scheduling 
18. Space Management and Tracking 
19. Asset Management 
20. Drawing Generation (Drawing Production) 

This Circular takes effect on 1 January 2018. 

Last Update: 2019-06-25 10:24:11

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SEP

2016

Practice Note on Building Information Modelling (BIM) by the Buildings Department

Practice Note on Building Information Modelling (BIM) by the Buildings Department

The Buildings Department (BD) issued a practice note on September 2016 (ADV-34) to encourage authorized persons (AP), registered structural engineers (RSE) and registered geotechnical engineers (RGE) to consider adopting BIM in their building projects under the Buildings Ordinance. This practice note provides general guidelines on BIM submissions for building proposals as supplementary information to facilitate plan processing by the BD...

The Buildings Department (BD) issued a practice note on September 2016 (ADV-34) to encourage authorized persons (AP), registered structural engineers (RSE) and registered geotechnical engineers (RGE) to consider adopting BIM in their building projects under the Buildings Ordinance. This practice note provides general guidelines on BIM submissions for building proposals as supplementary information to facilitate plan processing by the BD. 

There is a wide range of applications of BIM on new building development and alteration and addition works which are considered useful to facilitate the BD in processing plan submissions. Some examples of BIM applications are given in the practice note's Appendix A and the project AP/RSE/RGE are encouraged to provide the BD with a soft copy of the computer modelling information under the specified format for consideration. 

Whilst BIM is submitted as a kind of supplementary information for reference, the BD processes approval of plans under the Buildings Ordinance based on the information contained in the plans. In case of any discrepancy between the plans and BIM submitted, the plans shall prevail. 

Last Update: 2019-06-25 10:24:16

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