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Technology Adoption: Building Information Model (BIM) Fund (ENHANCED)

1. What is it?

The Building Information Model (BIM) fund aims to help firms to adopt BIM technology into their work processes to improve their productivity by defraying part of the cost incurred in training, consultancy, software or hardware.

 

2. What is the enhancement?

To encourage wider adoption of BIM in the industry, the BIM fund has been enhanced. The enhancement allows applicant’s firm to double the number of applications from 3 to 6. While the application procedure remains largely the same, the applicant’s firm is required to use a slightly bigger sized project and achieve a 20% instead of a 10% productivity improvement for the 4th to 6th application. The $210,000 cap for project collaboration scheme has also been removed to encourage more project partners to use BIM collaboratively. A ONE TIME support for expenditure of manpower involved in setting up the firm’s BIM deployment plan is also added to the list of supportable items. For the 1st application only, firms may also use a past/completed project in place of the ongoing or upcoming project with a minimum GFA of 100sqm.

 

3. What are the application eligibility?

  1. Applicant’s firm must be Singapore construction companies who are registered with BCA, Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority Singapore (ACRA), the Professional Engineers Board Singapore (PEB), or the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA)

  2. Applicant’s firm must be a member of an on-going or upcoming local construction project for the purposes of putting BIM technology into practice. For the 1st application only, the applicant’s firm may also use a past/completed project in place of the ongoing or upcoming project with a minimum GFA of 100sqm.

 

4. What is the objective?

The BIM fund is intended to help firm to incorporate BIM technology into their work processes at 2 levels:

  • The Firm Level Scheme supports individual firms to build up capability in BIM modeling, visualization, value-added simulation and analysis and project documentation.

  • The Project Collaboration Scheme supports firms to build up capability in BIM project collaboration in order to reduce design conflicts and costly reworks downstream.

 

5. What are the funding support and requirements?

Each firm can apply for any combination of Firm Level and Project Collaboration schemes up to a maximum of 6 times.

Schemes Supportable Items Support Level and Cap Size of project to be used (GFA)
Firm Level Scheme

1. Training costs

2. Hardware (excluding servers) costs

3. BIM software costs

4. Expenditure of manpower **

Exclusive of GST

50% of the supportable items costs,

capped at $20,000 per application

1st application >100sqm
2nd application >200sqm
3rd application >500sqm
4th - 6th application >1,000sqm

*Please ensure the project used for BIM implementation meets the above project size requirement.

*Project Collaboration Scheme

1. Training costs

2. Consultancy (hand-holding) services costs

3. Hardware (excluding servers) costs

4. BIM software costs

5. Expenditure of manpower **

Exclusive of GST

50% of the supportable items costs,

capped at $35,000 per firm, per major discipline (as determined by BCA)

 

1st application >1000sqm
2nd application >2000sqm
3rd application >5000sqm
4th - 6th application >10,000sqm

*Please ensure the project used for BIM implementation meets the above project size requirement

*Project Collaboration scheme requires the involvement of a group of firms (min. 2 firms) of different disciplines from unrelated firm. (e.g. Architect discipline from firm A teaming up with Engineer discipline from firm B) to work on the same project using BIM technology

**A ONE TIME expenditure of manpower involved in setting up and implementing company BIM deployment plan is now supported under the enhanced BIM fund.

**The fund will support 50% of the expenditure of manpower capped at $10K as part of funding for any of the 4th to 6th application.

6. What are the completion criteria?

  • Applicant is required to implement BIM technology in an on-going or upcoming local construction project. For the 1st application only, firms may also use a past/completed project in place of the ongoing or upcoming project with a minimum GFA of 100sqm.

  • Applicant from a design discipline such as Architectural or Engineering shall make several BIM e-submissions via CORENET e-Submission system to at least a few key regulatory authorities (applicable to consultant firms ONLY); For applications using past projects, no BIM e-submission is required; Applicants only need to submit the model and documentations as part of the claim.

  • Applicant is required to obtain and attend the BIM e-submission template session by BCA (applicable to consultant firms ONLY);

  • Applicant shall send at least 1 staff to attend *BIM Modelling/Management skill courses offered by BCA Academy or the respective BIM software vendor;
    *BIM Modelling/Management skills course is to assess your knowledge of the tools, features, and common tasks of the respective BIM software.

  • Applicant is required to submit a report which demonstrate:
    1. at least 10% productivity improvement, conflict reduction, and/or process reengineering as a result of using BIM (1st – 3rd application);
    2. at least 20% productivity improvement, conflict reduction, and/or process reengineering as a result of using BIM (4th – 6th application);

  • Applicant who applies for expenditure of manpower is required to submit a deployment plan to build up BIM capability within the firm;

  • Applicant is required to invite BCA officer(s) to attend at least 1 of the project coordination meetings (applicable for applicant who applies for Project Coordination scheme).

 

7. How to apply?

Applicant is to submit the BIM funding application and get BCA in-principle approval first before committing or signing any contract with the software vendor or service provider.

Please download and complete the application form and email them to angella_chan@bca.gov.sg

For further clarification, please contact Ms Angella Chan at 6730 4540 or e-mail at angella_chan@bca.gov.sg

 

8. How to claim?

In principle, all funds will be disbursed on a reimbursement basis. The conclusive terms regarding disbursement will be set out in the letter of offer and its annexes.

 

9. Application form

BIM FUNDING APPLICATION FORM

 

10. What to submit?

For Firm Level scheme, please submit the following documents:

a. Application form;
b. Quotations (such as training, software, hardware) and
c. Training/Course outlines

For *Project Collaboration scheme, please submit the following documents together with the other firm(s)' application form and supporting documents (same as below).

a. Application form;
b. Quotations (such as training, software, hardware and hand-holding service);
c. Consultancy scope;
d. No. of consultants who will be assisting the project hand-holding; and
e. Details (CVs) of the BIM consultants who will be assisting the project hand-holding

*Project Collaboration scheme requires the involvement of a group of firms (min. 2 firms) of different disciplines from unrelated firm. (e.g. Architect discipline from firm A teaming up with Engineer discipline from firm B) to work on the same project using BIM technology


Please note that the contents herein are for the purposes of guidance only. Binding terms will be set out in a Letter of Offer to be issued to successful applicants.