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Estonian EconMin, construction sector in Singapore sign building information modeling agreement

BC, Tallinn, 15.11.2017.Print version
The Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and representatives of the Estonian construction sector in Singapore on November 13th signed an agreement, the aim of which is in cooperation with universities to enhance the level of implementing Building Information Modeling and Management (BIM), informs LETA/BNS.

"The agreement jointly signed by the private and public sector is a large step for the Estonian construction sector, which helps birth new Estonian success stories in the field of e-construction," Juri Rass, deputy secretary general of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications for construction, said.


The aim of the joint agreement signed by representatives of the construction sector is to increase the efficiency of the construction sector, in cooperation with universities enhance the level of implementing building information modeling (BIM) and make the work flow of the life cycle of construction transparent, traceable and cost-effective.


The joint agreement also agreed on establishing a basis for the creation of new digital services in the construction field and the fast and smooth handling of documentation concerning construction.


Indrek Moorats, board member at E.L.L. Kinnisvara and the Digital Construction Cluster, said that Singapore is a strong example in the world in terms of implementing the digitalization of the construction sector as clear goals and a support structure for achieving the goals have been set by the state.


"The digital solutions of the construction sector seen in Singapore are truly inspiring and clearly stand out for their innovative approach, from which we should also learn. At the same time, when analyzing the developments there at present, we can see that acting in a smart and determined way we ourselves will be able in the next few years to reach at least an equal level," Moorats said.


The agreement with the deputy secretary general of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications was also signed by Merko Ehitus Eesti AS, Nordecon AS, Astlanda Ehitus OU, E.L.L. Kinnisvara As, Riigi Kinnisvara AS, AS Port of Tallinn and the City of Tallinn.


Participants of the visit of Estonian construction companies to Singapore that lasted from Nov. 2 to Nov. 13 included the Digital Construction Cluster's partnering construction companies, real estate developers, designers, real estate managers, public sector organizations and representatives of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications.


The meetings, workshops and seminars held during the visit were attended by representatives of Singapore's public sector, universities, research institutions, construction companies and designing and production companies.


BIM or Building Information Modeling and Management increases the functionality and quality of the construction, cuts back on mistakes and inconsistencies during the design and construction phases by decreasing material, financial, and human resource expenses.

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