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EU BIM Task Group launches new BIM handbook

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The EU BIM Task Group has launched a new handbook that it hopes will drive public sector adoption of BIM across Europe. 

The Handbook for the Introduction of Building Information Modelling by the European Public Sector has collated public sector expertise from infrastructure and public estate owners, public clients and policy makers from 21 nations across the continent.

It is hoped the handbook will encourage the wider introduction of BIM in response to the growing challenges faced by governments across Europe and public clients to stimulate economic growth and competitiveness whilst delivering value for public money.

The handbook has a foreword by Elżbieta Bieńkowska, EU commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, who said she hoped its wide use would contribute to an open, competitive and world-leading digital single market for construction.

She said: “I would like to call for its broadest possible adoption and use. I also would encourage a wider conversation across the public and private sectors for further collective action.”

Task Group chair, Adam Matthews, commented: “Our vision is to build, together with the private sector, a competitive and open digital construction market; one that sets the global standard. This handbook demonstrates the importance for coordinated public sector action across both European and national levels to drive towards this vision forward.”

The document can be downloaded from the Task Group Website at http://eubim.eu/handbook

Our vision is to build, together with the private sector, a competitive and open digital construction market; one that sets the global standard.– Adam Matthews, EU BIM Task Group chair