The Ministry of Interior held a roundtable meeting at the “2019 BIM International Conference – BIM Forum” on August 21. In addressing the meeting, Deputy Minister of Interior Chiu Chang-Yueh mentioned that Taiwan has the advantage of being in a leading position in data communication technology. However, the limitation of access to resources necessitates the joint effort of the construction industry. The findings from this discussion will serve as an essential reference for the government in the advocacy of BIM technology in the future.
Chiu Chang-Yueh also mentioned that the international community competed to develop BIM technology over the years. Through the exchange in international conferences, we could map out the overall development strategy together and invest in related resources for augmenting the momentum and training of BIM-related talents for the proper use of BIM technology. This would help upgrade the digitization of the construction industry in Taiwan.
Deputy Minister of Interior Chiu Chang-Yueh addressed the meeting
There will be 4 discussion groups in the roundtable meeting today for discussion on the topics of “Policy formulation and execution,” “Industrial application and development,” “Design innovation and application” and “Professional training and certification. ”Several valuable comments were presented in the meeting, according to the Ministry of the Interior.
The “Policy formulation and execution” group suggested that given the limitation of resources and market size of Taiwan, the integration from upstream to downstream and an insight on the overall deployment at home and abroad will be compellingly important. In consideration of the experience of the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) of Singapore in Policy formulation and execution, we suggested to government to think about the establishment of a cross-function joint office to set up benchmark examples from public work projects and creation of market needs, and allocate government funds on research and development to the right place for inviting participation of the private sector.
The “Industrial application and development” group suggested the integration of the resources of the BIM industry alliance of the private sector to form a supervisory body and give leeway to the private sector within their capacity to build up a BIM component management sharing platform and a BIM application laboratory to lower the entrance barrier for BIM applications.
The “Design innovation and application” group suggested that virtual design and construction (VDC) will be introduced to BIM in the future. In addition, BIM could also be applied to smart living industry such as the IoT further to its application to the design and construction phases. This could help to improve the efficient use of smart and green construction, and extend to GIS, AI, big data and related technologies to show the real-time 3D National Geographic Information System.
The “Professional training and certification” group suggested that the foremost mission of the government is the assistance to the development of personnel training. This is particularly the case as the small and medium enterprise badly need the support of the government. The training system should focus on the attraction of talented people and the content of training in order to set up a perfect system for the training and development of talents and adapt to the rapid social and technological changes.
Roundtable meeting in action
The Ministry of Interior emphasized that they hope they could learn from the insight of the Singapore government in the strategy and practice of development through this international workshop to encourage the advancement of professionalism in Taiwan and pave the way for the digital upgrade of the construction industry of Taiwan.