Some I.C.I.S. publications have been made available below for public use. I.C.I.S. hopes that its contributions to the industry may be shared in order to grow knowledge and develop the global construction industry for the better.

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BIM Education – Global 2020 Update Report

May 2020, I.C.I.S.

In January 2014 NATSPEC issued the first version of a report summarising the status of BIM education in a number of countries across the globe. The report has been updated each year since. This report is version 7.0.


Cost estimating and BIM

November 2018, I.C.I.S.

This report seeks to investigate cost-estimating systems in general, and how these systems are or can be BIM compatible.


Classification, Identification, and BIM

November 2017, I.C.I.S.

This report explores the usefulness of existing national classification systems for organising select information and processes in the construction life cycle. It also considers whether the classification currently used is optimal for supporting the collaborative process with BIM and all parties involved.


National BIM Object Library Survey – Summary Report

January 2015, NATSPEC (Australia)

This international BIM survey covers four countries – the UK, Canada, New Zealand and Finland. The survey will be repeated every year and more countries are invited to participate.


Connecting Specifications And BIM

January 2014, I.C.I.S.

This report discusses different methods for the connection / integration of specification information and Building Information Models (BIM) including the potential advantages and disadvantages of each method. Each method discussed can be seen as an incremental step from the preceding method, however, it is not suggested that all methods discussed are practical or suitable for implementation.