Welcome to the BIMe Initiative!

A summary of the BIMe Initiative is available below in a number of languages.

The BIMe Initiative is a not-for-profit knowledge generation and sharing effort undertaken by volunteer researchers from both industry and academia. The BIMe Initiative provides a community-based, research-driven alternative to top-down, authority-led, and prescriptive BIM diffusion policies. Supported by clear knowledge structures, a network of international subject matter experts, and an expanding modular language, the BIMe Initiative delivers an innovative, coherent and timely response to the opportunities and challenges brought-forward by BIM adoption at all organisational scales.

BIMe Initiative Projects are supported by in-kind contributions, research grants, commercial services, and institutional sponsorship.


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.

Introduction (multiple Languages)

English v180118 (original document) - First published on August 1, 2017 | Updated Jan 18, 2018 (may be newer than translated versions below)

German v171001 - translation provided by Mr. Stephan Liedtke of BIMsource.de, Germany.

Spanish v171001 - translation provided by Mr. Victor Roig Segura of Bimetric Lab, and reviewed by Mr. Angel Esteve of the Ministry of Public Works, Spain.

Catalan v171001 - translation provided by Mr. Victor Roig Segura of Bimetric Lab, Spain.

French v171001 - translation provided by Mr. Patrick Riedo of Objectif-BIM.com, Switzerland. Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019 by Dr. Erik Poirier, Mr. Sylvain Dupont, and Ms. Jade Lavoie.

Call to Action: If you'd like to assist in translating this document to your native language, please contact us.

Major Announcments:

  • Jan 21, 2020 | Model Use Template (4040 Clash Detection) released using a new Document View
  • Oct 23, 2019 | 301in BIM Maturity Matrix | Greek version available
  • Oct 22, 2019 | Macro BIM Adoption - Spain 2019 | study launched
  • Sep 9, 2019 | Macro BIM Adoption - Peru 2019 | study completed |report available in English and Spanish| data available for download
  • Aug 15, 2019 | BIM Dictionary - New Platform released | read announcement | visit site
  • Jul 22, 2019 | Macro BIM Adoption - Canada 2019 | study completed |report available in English and French | data available for download
  • May 30, 2019 | BIM Dictionary - First printed version in English/Turkish | Part 1 available
  • May 27, 2019 | NOVA BIM becomes the first corporate sponsor of the BIMe Initiative | visit sponsor
  • Feb 13, 2019 | Macro BIM Adoption - Spain 2018 | study completed | data available for download
  • Jan 27, 2019 | 201in Competency Table | French version added
  • Oct 6, 2018 | BIM Dictionary Community Edition | now Open Source on GitHub
  • Mar 26, 2018 | Macro BIM Adoption - Russia | study initiated
  • Mar 25, 2018 | 801in BIM Dictionary Editor's Guide | updated to v1.2
  • Feb 26, 2018 | Macro BIM Adoption - Spain 2018 | study initiated
  • Jan 16, 2018 | Macro BIM Adoption - Egypt 2018 | study initiated
  • Dec 7, 2017 | Macro BIM Adoption | work packages released
  • Oct 9, 2017 | Macro BIM Adoption - Ireland 2017  | study completed | data available for download
  • Oct 26, 2017 | 211in Model Uses List | resource released
  • Oct 14, 2017 | BIM Competency in Qatar | pilot study launched
  • Oct 7, 2017 | 101in BIMe Initiative Introduction | available in 4 languages

The BIMe Initiative is supported by ChangeAgents AEC (Melbourne, Australia) as part of its Open Innovation mandate. Organisations and Institutions who share our General Principles are invited to sponsor the whole initiative or support a specific project (learn more).