SRE: putting off construction digitization means halting industry’s development
«Digitization of construction will allow us to ensure transparency, term and budget control, as well as efficiency. Any delays could cost Latvia’s construction industry’s development and international competitiveness,» said State Real Estate board member Kitija Gruškevica at Construction 2018 conference Wednesday, 21 November.
Gruškevica said as the largest state construction client, SRE is wellaware of its importance for the industry’s digitization. The company already actively works to gradually implement the requirement to use Construction Information Modeling solutions from mid-2019 onward.
«It should be added that this industry’s digitization is topical not only in Latvia but also internationally. CIM has become something of a standard – its most active users are found in Netherlands, UK and Scandinavia,» SRE notes.
She also stressed that SRE wants to start using CIM solutions to their full extent in the future. Not just for development of construction projects and construction processes, but also time and budget planning, as well as energy efficiency and governance.
To assess successful CIM implementation models, SRE officials together with Riga Construction Office representatives visited Danish and Norwegian state real estate management companies.