What is the BIM Initiative?
The BIMe Initiative is built upon a clear structure for harvesting and organising knowledge. We are a not-for-profit, knowledge generating and sharing community, led by world leading researchers from both industry and academia. With more than 150 volunteers working in teams across the globe, composed of esteemed professors, students, professionals and experienced educators from across 40+ countries.
We provide a community-based, research-driven alternative to top-down, authority-led, and prescriptive BIM diffusion policies. Supported by clear knowledge structures, our network of international subject matter experts deliver tools and resources that facilitate the adoption of digital transformation practices across the built environment.
The BIMe Initiative is built upon a set of key principles:
Commitment to Openness
Grown around a Knowledge Structure
Peer-sourced and Peer-tested
Open innovation across boundaries
The BIMe Initiative aims to improve the performance of individuals, organisations and project teams in the construction industry through:
- Developing a modular language for digital transformation across the Construction Industry. The language will simplify complex topics and weave multiple research efforts into one consistent whole;
- Generating reliable industry-wide competency benchmarks and identifying competency gaps to be addressed through continuous performance improvement activities;
- Developing competency-based learning methods, tools and materials applicable across tertiary education, vocational training, self-learning and professional development;
- Facilitating the exchange of knowledge and experience between academia and industry; and
- Developing free-to-use tools and templates to simplify decision-making processes and automate repetitive procedures.
Connect with the BIMe Initiative Community
Groupe BIM du Québec (GBQ) aims to federate the construction industry in order to democratize and structure the digital shift of the sector of activity that develops, delivers, operates and maintains the built environment in an inclusive manner.