Press Release

Colombia: IDU will have 25 projects with BIM in 2023

Bnamericas Published: Thursday, October 27, 2022

IDU Statement

This is an automated translation of the original press release issued in Spanish

Bogotá is one of the leading cities in the implementation of the Building Information Modeling (BIM) methodology for the design and construction of public road infrastructure works. This is highlighted by the BIM Forum Colombia, which has just recognized, for the second consecutive year, the work of the IDU in the adoption and promotion of this methodology in both design projects and construction works.

The Urban Development Institute (IDU), committed to digitizing the civil works construction sector, went from having 3 pilots in 2020: Avenida Ciudad de Cali, Patio La Reforma and Cable Aéreo San Cristóbal, to having 19 projects that are currently designed and developed under this methodology (see box).

"The goal is to achieve that at the end of this administration, 100% of the projects (approximately 25) are built with BIM, ensuring greater productivity and optimal management of public resources," says the director of the IDU, Diego Sánchez Fonseca.

To achieve this, the Entity includes within the requirements of some tenders and contests, that the works be developed under this methodology, which improves efficiency by 70% and reduces coordination conflicts by approximately 79%, according to the conclusions of a recent survey applied to entrepreneurs in the sector by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the BIM Forum Colombia.

Approvals from the client are also much faster and the city and its inhabitants benefit from having the works completed on schedule, and even sooner.

According to the Director of the IDU, there are more and more companies in the world with the knowledge and human resources to participate in project bids.

In fact, the BIM Latam 2020 survey reveals that 23% of Latin American companies have been using BIM for project development for more than three years, and in the case of Colombia the percentage is 27%.

Although the projects with the longest history in the use of BIM are concentrated in the design segment, development and construction companies are also evolving towards the use of the methodology, due to the ease of making early decisions in the early stages of the process. , including purchases of materials and supplies.

In this way, it is possible to establish from the location of the suppliers close to the work, to the verification of the delivery and implementation process. In other words, all the traceability of the supply chain is guaranteed.

Collaborative work in real time also improves the ability to attract clients, generate new business and optimize budgets, avoiding reprocessing such as printing new versions of plans every time a correction is made, which also benefits the environment as they are produced less waste.

Works with BIM in the city

1. Construction of the grade-separated intersection of the South highway (NQS) with Bosa Avenue and extension of Las Torres Avenue to the connection of Calle 59 Sur (Bosa Avenue).

2. Studies and designs to see the feasibility of expanding the intersections of Las Américas Avenue (AC 6) with Boyacá Avenue (AK 72) and Eucharistic Congress Avenue (AK 68).

3. Design and construction of the San Cristóbal Aerial Cable.

4. Feasibility of two aerial cableway transportation systems for the towns of Santafé and La Candelaria and complementary works.

5. Execution of the necessary activities to reinforce the Hoya del Ramo bridge.

6. Structural reinforcement of the bridge between La Esperanza Avenue and 68th Avenue.

7. Reinforcement of the 174th street bridge.

8. Construction of Calle 54 Sur between Carrera 88 C and Carrera 89 B in compliance with popular action 2013 – 00367.

9. Execution of complementary works and activities for Primero de Mayo Avenue (AC 54 south) between Carrera 88 C and Carrera 8.

10.Constitution Avenue.

11.María Paz Corabastos section 1- Calle 38 Sur. Construction of road accesses for the strategic operation of Corabastos.

12.María Paz Corabastos section 2-street 40B South.

13.Medio Milenio (Parque Tunal section to Calle 26).

14. Construction of public space and complementary works for the sidewalks and bike paths between Carrera 15 to Calle 100 and Calle 127. 15. San Agustín vehicular bridges.

16. Potosí cable.

17.Construction of the Troncal Centenario project from the western limit of the District to the Troncal Américas with Carrera 50.

18.Design and construction of the Green Corridor section 1, 2 and 3.

19. Calle 80 interchange.

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