Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka and BIM Klaster, working with the European Commission, have helped PwC develop a roadmap for the implementation of BIM methodology in public procurement together with templates of BIM documents for the Polish Ministry of Development, in a joint project titled "Digitization of the Construction Process in Poland."
BIM — which stands for "Building Information Modeling" — is a 3D model-based process that gives architecture, engineering, and construction professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure.
According to DZP, “the document, which is to serve as a starting point for the development of a detailed BIM Implementation Strategy in Poland, sets out a potential plan for measures that will lead to the implementation of BIM methodology in public procurement procedures in the construction industry. In view of the recommended approach, PUSH-PULL refers not only to the public procurement sector but also to steps taken (that have to be taken) in the private sector.”
According to its website, BIM Klaster is “an officially registered association of pro-innovative and highly specialized micro, small, medium and large enterprises from the entire territory of Poland, that are active in the construction industry and in ICT, as well as of business and research & development public institutions which support the creativity and innovative drive in the Polish economy.”
The roadmap it helped develop, DZP reports, includes an analysis of how BIM is introduced in selected countries; an analysis of key documents and strategic initiatives in Poland; an analysis of the current BIM legal framework ; a matrix of the elements of the strategy for implementing BIM in Poland; a timeline for matrix knots; and an overview of "success criteria."
DZP's team included Counsel Wojciech Hartung and Senior Associate Tomasz Michalczyk.