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Government plan to boost BIM adoption in Peru

BIM Peru: government approves plan for digital transformation

The Peruvian government is preparing to launch a BIM plan which will define actions and priority objectives for developing new public projects

The decree containing the provisions for the gradual integration of BIM into public projects has been published in Peru’s Official Journal “El Peruano” on 9 September 2019.

This decree, drawn up by the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), is the first step of the Peru BIM plan that aims to reduce over-costs and delays in public infrastructure works, by enhancing efficient operations and maintenance, as well as to promote transparency in public investment processes.BIM Peru: government approves plan for digital transformationThe Peru BIM Plan

The President of the Peruvian Council of Ministers announced in September 2019, in correlation with the publication of the decree, that the Government has begun the preparation of the BIM Peru plan, which will define the aspects necessary for the use of the BIM methodology in the Country. BIM implementation will thus improve transparency, quality and efficiency of investments during the entire life cycle of public projects.

Th Peru BIM plan includes:

  • preliminary verifications of BIM application, also through guidelines that allow to monitor and control the results achieved
  • development of the course of action and priority objectives for the progressive application of BIM
  • implementation of standards for the use of BIM
  • a strategy for training technicians in the use of BIM
  • a strategy for standardizing BIM requirements
  • guidelines for enabling BIM technologies
  • creation of BIM objects libraries
  • objectives, deadlines and milestones for the mandatory adoption of BIM
  • a strategy for communicating and spreading the use of BIM.

The Peru BIM Plan represents one of the political measures of the “National Plan for competitiveness and productivity 2019-2030” approved by the supreme decree n. 237-2019-EF, for achieving the priority objective of providing the country with quality infrastructures.

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Banco de la Nación: one of the first BIM projects in Peru

In this regard, they have recently published:

  • the supreme decree n. 289-2019-EF, through which “the provisions for the progressive integration of BIM in public investments are approved
  • the inter-ministerial project with the first general guidelines for the use of BIM in public construction projects on 19 July 2019, on the institutional portal of the Ministry of Housing and Sanitation (click here to download the resolution n. 242-2019).

The Plan stems from the assumption that the BIM methodology is a collaborative working model for generating and managing information on infrastructure projects during their entire life cycle. Its objective is to incorporate all information in a digital model to improve project management, providing greater predictability, transparency, cost and deadline reduction, thus optimizing investments.

The President of the Council of Ministers stated during his participation in the 2019 Peruvian Economic Forum that:

The introduction of the BIM methodology in the country represents a paradigm shift for the public sector in terms of information management on investment projects during their life cycle.

This will improve the quality, efficiency and transparency of public investments, optimizing their social profitability and ensuring the correct management of construction / design processes; as well as the adequate provision of services to citizens.

The decree of 9 September

The published supreme decree establishes general criteria for the progressive integration of BIM in the public sector. These criteria will guide the way in which BIM Peru will be applied in public investment projects.

It contains:

  • (i) the course of action and priority objectives for the use of the methodology in public investment projects
  • (ii) the implementation of rules to use in public investments
  • (iii) the strategy to develop BIM skills, preferably in the public sector
  • (iv) the strategy for standardizing investment project methodology requirements.
Banco de la Nación: one of the first BIM projects in Peru

Banco de la Nación: one of the first BIM projects in Peru

The course of action will be developed in a coordinated manner between public, private and academic sectors, under the coordination of the Ministry of Economy (being responsible for the management and implementation of this political measure) as envisaged by the national Competitiveness and Productivity Plan.

These provisions will be supplemented by the creation of a multidisciplinary commission that will have the function of participating in the preparation and monitoring of the Peru BIM plan, which will be drawn up by the MEF and by the main Ministries and relating public bodies.

The BIM plan will contain the roadmap for the development of standards and methodologies, strategies for investing in human capital, implementation of technologies, pilot program and progressive adoption throughout the public sector.