The Ministry of Public Works receives the Special BIMTECNICA 2017 Award


The Public Works Under Secretary, Rosana Navarro, picked up on the 12th December the special BIMTECNIA 2017 prize awarded to the Minister of Public Works, Íñigo de la Serna, granted by the International Forum of the Intelligent Construction. This prize acknowledges the active impulse in favor of the construction industry modernization.

The BIMTECNIA Institutional Comitee has valued the essential role of the Ministry of Public Works in committing with the use of new technologies and the innovation in infrastructures; as well as the leadership in the implementation of BIM through the esBIM Commission, chaired by the Under Secretary.

In her intervention, Rosana Navarro recalled the Ministry’s engagement with the modernization of engineering and construction as part of Spain’s competitiveness strategy. Furthermore, she highlighted the important advantages that BIM could provide to all the construction industry.

3rd Work Subgroups Meeting of the BIM Commission

30th of November 2017

Aulario de las Arquerías, Ministry of Public Works, Madrid

With the aim of sharing the progress and latest advances of the Subgroups so far, and generating debate about the different discussed themes, we will celebrate a new meeting open for every member of these Subgroups.

The meeting will take place next Thursday 30th of November 2017 at the Aulario de las Arquerías of the Ministry of Public Works, situated at Paseo de la Castellana, 67, Madrid.

The main issues to be addressed are the following:

  • BIM Innovation Projects
  • BIM Tender Guide
  • Software Interoperability
  • Presentation of the EU BIM Task Group Manual
  • es.BIM Public Tender Observatory

This meeting is aimed to all es.BIM Work Subgroup members.

The inscription form is now available clicking here.

2018: BIM, a reality for the engineering sector

10/10/2017- 9.15hrs – Spanish Engineering Institute (IIE) – IIE Conference Hall (General Arrando, 38, 28010 Madrid)

Next Tuesday 10th October at 9.15hrs, a meeting about BIM in engineering, organized by the Edification Committee of the Spanish Engineering Institute along with the Professional Union of Engineering Associations and Tecniberia, will take place in the IIE installations.

In this session, aspects about the difficulties of the implementation in Spain and in Europe or the regulatory, legal and administrative aspects of procurement, will be held.

Jorge Torrico, Secretary of the es.BIM Commission, and Dolores Aguado, Secretary of es.BIM’s Technical Committee, will speak about the BIM implementation in Spain.

The meeting can be followed through the following link:

BIM and the Digital Infrastructure Day: from Debate to Practice

15/09/2017- Engineering Institute of Spain (IIE) –IIE’s Assembly Hall (General Arrando, 38, 28010 Madrid)

On the 15th of September, the Roads, Canals and Ports Engineering Association celebrated in the Spanish Engineering Institute the “BIM and the Digital Infrastructure Day: From Debate to Practice”. Organised together with the ICE, the aim of this meeting was to discuss about the Government’s role in BIM’s implementation (Debate) and to expose success stories about BIM implementation in the infrastructure management (Practice).

The meeting holded the participation of the Ministry’s of Public Works Undersecretary and President of the es.BIM Commission, Rosana Navarro, who highlighted de Minstry’s role in the impulse of the use of BIM in Spain. According to her, “it’s a very useful tool that permits a better knowledge of the project’s risks before taking it to field. In this way, it’s possible to improve the design’s quality and to build more efficiently”. In her intervention, she also made reference to the important projects that the Public Works Group are undertaking and to the global leadership of spanish engineering.

EU BIM Task Group launches handbook for the strategic implementation of BIM

17th of July 2017

Handbook provides guidance for consistent public-sector adoption across Europe.

Brussels, Belgium: 6 July, the European public sector took a step towards a common approach to the introduction of Building Information Modelling (BIM).

The EU BIM Task Group, a pan-European collaboration collecting public sector expertise from infrastructure and public estate owners, public clients and policy makers from 21 nations, launched their “Handbook for the Introduction of Building Information Modelling by the European Public Sector”.

The handbook encourages the wider introduction of BIM in response to the growing challenges faced by governments across Europe and public clients to stimulate economic growth and competitiveness whilst delivering value for public money.

In her foreword to the handbook, Elżbieta Bieńkowska, EU Commissioner, Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship, and SMEs says “I believe this handbook and its wide use will contribute to an open, competitive and world-leading digital single market for construction and I would like to call for its broadest possible adoption and use. I also would encourage a wider conversation across the public and private sectors for further collective action”.

Attending the European Commission Construction Conference, “Let’s build Changes!”, Task Group Chair, Adam Matthews commented “Our vision is to build, together with the private sector, a competitive and open digital construction market; one that sets the global standard. This handbook demonstrates the importance for coordinated public sector action across both European and national levels to drive towards this vision forward”.

The “Handbook for the Introduction of Building Information Modelling by the European Public Sector” can be downloaded from the Task Group Website at

About EU BIM Task Group: The EU BIM Task Group is a pan-European collaboration, co-funded by the European Commission, initially for two years (2016-2017) and extended through to 2019, to encourage the common adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in public works, with the common aim of improving value for public money, quality of the public estate and for the sustainable competitiveness of industry.

2nd Work Subgroups Meeting of the BIM Commission

12th of July 2017
Eduardo Torroja Institute

With the aim of sharing the progress and latest advances of the Subgroups so far, and generating debate about the different discussed themes, we will celebrate a new meeting open for every member of these Subgroups.

The meeting will take place next Wednesday 12th of July 2017 at the Eduardo Torroja Institute for Construction Science situated at Calle de Serrano Galvache 4, Madrid.


09:30 Acreditación y bienvenida
10:00 Balance primer semestre y próximos pasos
11:00 Café
11:30 Encuesta de Situación Actual 2016
12:00 Informe Alemania
12:30 Observatorio de Licitaciones BIM
13:00 Guía para las Licitaciones
13:30 Debate
14:00 Comida
16:00 Plan de Ejecución BIM (BEP)
16:30 Common Data Environment (CDE)
17:00 Debate
17:30 Fin

Register here: Registration form

5th Meeting of the BIM Commission

08/05/2017 – 11.00h to 13.00h
Ministerio de Fomento

Yesterday, Monday 8th of May 2017, the 5th meeting of the BIM Commission took place in the Salón de Actos of the Ministerio de Fomento 8Minister of Development) at 11 o’clock.

The event was inaugurated by the Ministro de Fomento (Minister of Development), Íñigo de la Serna, followed by a brief introduction from the Subsecretaria de Fomento (Subsecretary of Development), Rosana Navarro, and the President of Ineco, Isaac Martín-Barbero.

Subsequently, the meeting was hold by Jorge Torrico, Secretary of the es.BIM Commission, reviewing the last advances of the Work Groups and presenting the documents that have been developed to date.

Furthermore, the conclusions of the 2016 National BIM Survey and the new 2017 Agenda were exposed.

To conclude, there was time for a round of questions where every assistant could participate.

Meeting’s Agenda

11:00 Opening. D. Íñigo de la Serna, Ministro de Fomento
11:10 Introduction
11:30 Review of the advances of the Work Groups and document presentation
12:20 2016 National BIM Survey conclusions
12:30 2017 Agenda
12:40 Round of questions
13:00 End of meeting

The Minister of Development, Íñigo de la Serna, communicated the compromise to impulse the development and the implementation of BIM in Spain, underlining that various instruments have been set up and that important steps have been taken.

The intention of the Development Group (Grupo Fomento), will be to serve as a showcase and to extend the Public Administrations as well as the Private Sector towards BIM.

Furthermore, the Minister of Development reminded that the European Union has asked Spain to implement BIM so that a regulatory change in the contracting processes could take place.

Ineco will be the company in charge of launching the Innovation Plan for transport and infrastructures carried out by the Minister of Development.


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