Denmark has had ICT regulations for larger public sector construction projects since 2007.
The Danish Building and Property Agency has been the responsible authority for those ICT regulations since 2011. These regulations state requirements for the use of BIM – Building Information Modeling -and the open source IFC standard.
The Danish Building and Property Agency have gathered considerable practical experience with BIM in construction projects in the past 10 years;
First and foremost it is recognizeable that the ICT regulations actually has changed the industry. BIM has become part of the daily work routine for many consultants and contractors. There´s still is a lack of research and documentation in the field, but the fact that the large Danish contractors are hiring and developing their BIM practice, indicates that BIM pays off.
The Danish Building and Property Agency has evidently found that BIM models enables better coordination in projects, especially when combined with an efficient digital quality assurance. Better data for operations and maintenance is both an opportunity and a challenge, and the Agency will focus on these data for the years to come.
Last but not least open standards are the absolute foundation for useable data, now and in the future.