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FEATURE : SOFTWARE

IMPLEMENTING TECHNOLOGIES SUCH AS BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING ( BIM ) OR VIRTUAL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION ( VDC ) HAS PRESENTED A SERIES OF CHALLENGES FOR THE DIFFERENT ACTORS IN THE SECTOR .

Challenges and prospects for its use in the sector
In 2020 , Colombia joined the National BIM Strategy , a plan for massive adoption of the methodology by 2026 . It establishes a progressive transition for national projects , expecting that by 2023 , 35 % to 50 % of public construction projects will require the use of BIM . By 2026 , 100 % of public projects will use this technology .
It is important to note that different sectors are concerned because , although it is a technology that has been on the market for a few years , there is a substantial lack of knowledge about it , especially regarding infrastructure projects .
“ Almost 90 % of the BIM implementation has been in real estate and 10 % related to infrastructure . It is curious because the first to be regulated are public projects , most of which are infrastructure and this is where we have made less progress . In the public sector , the agreed transition of the National BIM Strategy is underway , increasingly requiring the use of this technology in tenders , and there is still a long way to go ,” added Palacios .
Companies like Oracle , which has offered tools for implementing BIM , express that this technology is fundamental in infrastructure projects because it affects many people , and it is important to anticipate as many errors and risks as possible .
Natalia Magatti , Regional Lead for Women in BIM , Oracle Latin America , said : “ Today there is a great advance in terms of BIM technology in the
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