Technical Circular - Adoption of Building Information Modelling

Development Bureau Technical Circular (Works) No. 12/2020

Adoption of Building Information Modelling for Capital Works Projects in Hong Kong

1. This Circular sets out the policy and requirements on the adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology.
2. This Circular applies to works either by government staff, consultants or contractors.

Effective Date
This Circular takes effect on 1 January 2021.

Effect on Existing Circulars and Circular Memoranda
This Circular supersedes DEVB TC(W) No. 9/2019.

Capital works projects with project estimates more than $30 Million shall use BIM technology. The policy is applicable to projects in the investigation, feasibility, planning, design or construction stages in the Capital Works Programme irrespective of the modes of delivery as detailed in the ensuing paragraphs. For entrustment works, sub-vented capital works projects and works that are undertaken by private parties but will be handed back to the Government for maintenance, the BIM adoption policy is covered in paragraph 20.

BIM Uses
Works Departments shall adopt the stipulated mandatory BIM uses in respective stages of a project. Works Departments may adopt the optional BIM uses when necessary.