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European Directive Officially Opens Public Procurement to use BIM

by: Adam Matthews

Brussels, 28th March 2014: The EU formally publishes the European Public Procurement Directive with a reference the use of BIM in public works by public contracting authorities.

The Directive text can be found here on the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) [LINK] 

The article that refers to BIM is Article 22(4) below:

“4. For public works contracts and design contests, Member States may require the use of specific electronic tools, such as of building information electronic modelling tools or similar….”

This development presents a great opportunity for public clients to gain maximum value by collaborating on the aligned introduction of BIM into European public procurement processes.

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