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Government launch strategy-to increase use of Digital Technology in Key Public Works

Government launch strategy to increase use of Digital Technology in Key Public Works

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is to be required in the design, construction and operation of public buildings and infrastructure.  Because of this government strategy public bodies must establish requirements for the use of BIM in a phased basis over the next 4 years.

Minister of State with special responsibility for Public Procurement, Open Government and eGovernment, Patrick O’Donovan, T.D said

“BIM is fast becoming an essential requirement for informed consumers of construction services internationally, and many countries have established BIM requirements at a national level. It has already been successfully used on a number of complex building projects completed in Ireland in recent years, primarily in the technology and pharmaceutical sectors. It is also being used on the National Children’s Hospital at the St James’s Hospital campus, on the Dublin Institute of Technology’s Grangegorman Campus and across the Public Private Partnership programme.”

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a process that enables the best design solutions in a collaborative environment, boosting innovation and efficiency. Murphy Survey’s digital engineering models are the building blocks for an optimum project, the ideal evolution from the traditional 2D computer aided design (CAD) deliverables. Our multi-disciplinary team captures reality and delivers a graphical output that allows the sharing of project and asset information, providing for a better and safer design outcome. Accurate parametric modelling of existing conditions in a BIM platform is the ideal foundation for any project. While intelligent models are being developed, all stakeholders can access the base point cloud and imagery data-sets, thus enabling the development of concepts and ideas without the need for additional site visits.

To read the full government Press Release, click here.