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BRE to drive Hong Kong BIM standards to ISO 19650

26 October 2020

BRE has won a joint bid with Hong Kong-based BIM consultancy Advanced Construction Information Development (A.C.I.D.) to expand the delivery of BIM in the region.

BRE’s BIM team will help Hong Kong’s BIM local standards to align to international BIM standard ISO 19650 and lay foundations for the sustainable development of BIM in the region.

BIM standards for Hong Kong were first introduced by the Construction Industry Council (CIC) in 2015, and the publication of ISO 19650 in 2018 required a national annex to be introduced. CIC, as a communication channel between the Hong Kong government and the industry, aims to be a centre of excellence for BIM and promote wider BIM application.

Stuart Byford, head of BIM at BRE, said: "We are delighted to have been selected for this exciting project, which will have a meaningful impact on sustainable development in the region. The national annex will be adopted by clients, architects, engineers, surveyors, contractors and other professionals in the construction industry in the region, paving the way for government initiatives, building upon and supporting BIM adoption."

David Fung, managing director at A.C.I.D., said: "Being the first company in Hong Kong (probably in Asia too) since 2019 to be certified to ISO19650-1 and ISO19650-2, A.C.I.D. is delighted to work with BRE BIM experts to enhance the standard with an international perspective and bring in new ideas to strengthen BIM."

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