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After successfully controlling the first outbreak of the COVID-19, Vietnam had no new infected cases since mid-April, 2020. The country has settled into the “new normal” and focused on economic recovery. However, the first infection of the virus in the coastal city of Danang on 25th July make Vietnam suffered the second coronavirus wave. A strict lockdown was enforced in Danang. The travel in out of the city also was heavily restricted.
Nevertheless, by virtue of rapid responses from authorities, Vietnam can effectively beat the COVID-19 virus outbreak once again. Now, Vietnam has undergone days without any community transmission of the coronavirus.
Let’s take a look at how Vietnam responded to the COVID-19 epidemic, the resilience of Vietnam’s economy, and the shift of supply chain to the country amid the coronavirus crisis.
1. Vietnam’s response to its second COVID-19 outbreak
As aforementioned, the second wave of the COVID-19 happened in Vietnam at the end of July. Danang – a famous tourist destination in Vietnam detected a new case in the community. As usual, the Vietnamese government reacted quickly and strictly to the new outbreak. Since the source of the infection was unknown, Danang was lockdown immediately to avoid the spread in the community. Residents just left their homes for really essential activities. Some other cities also carried out mass rapid tests for returnees from Danang to detect the suspected cases in time. Flights to and from Danang has been suspended by the end of July.
In general, after a month, the COVID-19 pandemic in Vietnam has been controlled. To date, Vietnam has recorded a total of 1094 COVID-19 cases with about 35 fatalities. Vietnam has now enjoyed over three weeks without any community transmission, defeating the second wave of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Like in the first wave, Vietnam has responded quickly and forcefully, said Professor Michael Toole, a research expert at the Burnet Institute in Melbourne
2. The resilience of Vietnam’s economy amid the COVID-19 epidemic
With the handling of the second COVID-19 outbreak, the Vietnamese government has focused on economic recovery. According to the World Bank’s Vietnam economy report, Vietnam’s economy continued to have a positive sign. Vietnam’s exports were stable with a 1.42% growth rate per month. Over the last eight months, Vietnam received 19.5 billion USD in FDI.
The International Monetary Fund still expected that Vietnam will grow 2.8% in spite of the Coronavirus crisis. The Vietnamese government has also introduced incentives to attract foreign investment and support business’s resilience.
Vietnam is still being expected to be one of the few countries that will continue to grow in 2020, said PricewaterhouseCoopers, an international consultancy firm
3. A shift of the supply chains to Vietnam
With opening economies to foreign investment, Vietnam is still considered an appealing investment destination for multinational companies worldwide. Quite a few companies are choosing Vietnam as an alternative sourcing option for other countries by virtue of its stable economic growth, competitive labor cost, tax incentives, convenient location, and technology updates. Economists also predict that many businesses are more likely to reevaluate their supply chains to reduce risk from future shocks.
As for the construction industry, Fitch Solutions predicted that Vietnam’s building construction sector will grow at 7% over the next decade. Especially, the number of engineers in the construction industry in Vietnam surge. This will provide a huge workforce for foreign companies who are looking for outsourcing services in the Southeast Asia region.
As for Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology, Vietnam has been beginning to apply BIM to some public projects. There is the emergence of BIM solution providers to meet the demands of the market. They are able to provide BIM solutions for both the domestic and international markets. Vietnam BIM engineers have several great qualifications to implement large-scale BIM projects.
The COVID-19 pandemic likes the litmus test of how well the country’s capability is getting along. Vietnam has proven itself to be a nation that has the strength to tackle challenges. The coronavirus crisis gave Vietnam a chance to reinforce companies’ beliefs. Vietnam now becomes an attractive destination for foreign investors that want to diversify their supply chain.
If you want to find out more about BIM outsourcing in Vietnam, feel free to let us know. Our BIM experts are happy to help you answer any questions. No commitment required.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is not a trendy new technology. It has gone through some highlights in 2019. There is a positive sign that the industry has come and worked together around BIM to resolve some challenges. This also provides optimistic thinking about BIM prospects in 2020 worldwide. Several countries have also used BIM as the standard design framework for the industry. In the article, we will help to keep up to date with BIM activities in some countries in the world and understand more about the future of BIM technology.
BIM was first introduced in the architectural research of Chuck Eastman in the 1970s. In 2002, Autodesk popularized the term to a wide audience in a white paper to define their strategy for their products.
Generally speaking, BIM is known as an advanced technology used in the Architecture, Engineering, Construction (AEC) industry to increase collaboration amongst stakeholders involved in the project. BIM includes two things – functional characteristics in structural 3D models and a “database-first” approach to these models.
The approach lets AEC firms collaborate to design and analyze building systems quickly and efficiently. They can access and edit building information to the graphical files of a single dataset. Any changes made are automatically updated throughout all of the documentation. This helps to improve collaboration, reduce cost, increase quality control, and plan better. Besides, building owners and facility managers can use 3D models to manage and collect data on buildings and structures as well.
2. Understand BIM levels
BIM levels refer to levels of BIM maturity which range from Level 0 to Level 3 and beyond.
BIM Level 0 refers to the use of computer-aided designs (CADs) in the design process. There is no collaboration being done within the level. So according to the new UK regulations, the 2D CADs are now considered “BIM Level 0”.
BIM Level 1 is the most common level at which organizations are operating. It usually includes the use of 3D CAD for conceptual design, 2D for documentation. Despite the appearance of 3D modeling, the software was still limited by the “graphics-first” approach. So this is known as “BIM Level 1”.
BIM Level 2 is a new step that allows a team to use their own 3D CAD model. At the level, all CAD software must have the ability to export one of the common file formats such as Industry Foundation Class (IFC) or Construction Operations Building Information Exchange (COBie). It’s required to create a Common Data Environment (CDE) which is effectively a shared data change place.
BIM Level 3 covers the true definition of BIM – “database-first”. With level 3, each party may access and edit a single and shared project model. Also, the level reduces the risk of conflicting information amongst all parties involved and disciplines.
BIM maturity model Bew-Richards
Multiple countries apply these BIM levels to their regulations based on project type. For example, countries can mandate that all public projects use BIM Level 2. To understand better how some countries are using BIM standards, take a look at the list of countries below.
BIM in the United Kingdom: Growth of BIM awareness
According to the prediction, the construction industry in the United Kingdom will grow by up to 70% by 2025. The United Kingdom is known as a leader in BIM implementation. The UK government mandated the use of BIM Level 2 for all construction projects funded by the government since early 2016. According to a survey of the National Building Specification (NBS) 2019, around 70% of respondents were aware of BIM. The figure was higher than that of 2011 with more than 10%.
The UK’s construction strategy declared that it would save 20% on procurement costs thanks to BIM adoption across the entire country. Multiple companies had to quickly find out the process to comply with the standards. The UK will be more likely to become a leader in BIM over the next few years. However, there will still be roadblocks to adoption they need to resolve in the next time.
BIM in the United States: new BIM standard version coming soon
BIM is more and more becoming a widespread requirement for construction projects in the United States. Due to the different requirements of each state, BIM implementation here varies on each project. Although there are several BIM guidelines in the United States, the industry lacks government BIM standards.
Currently, the National BIM Standard (NBIM-US) do their utmost to integrate different industry guidelines to create a unified set of procedures. It is supported by professional groups such as BuildSMART. They plan to release a new version late this year. NBIMS-US 4.0 will be a module so it can be expanded more easily and continually in the future.
Dodge Data & Analytics conducted an industry study on general contractors, construction managers, and specialty trades in 2019. The result showed that 89% of respondents use BIM on at least some of their projects. Several US states are now adopting BIM for projects of a certain scale. Wisconsin, for instance, requires the BIM on all new construction projects with the value of US $2.5 million or more.
BIM in Germany: Mandate in 2020
In Germany, the government is boosting the adoption of BIM across the country. It’s predicted that Germany can mandate BIM for all infrastructure projects by the end of 2020. To aid BIM implementation, a group of industry experts, large companies, and non-governmental organizations have teamed up to establish a German BIM Steering Group.
BIM in France: 2020 is witnessing a surge
The French government mandated the adoption of the BIM process for infrastructure projects in 2017. Currently, France is still on the roadmap to digitize its construction sector. The national government also launched the Digital Transition Plan. This aims at helping AEC firms optimize costs and improve sustainability. It is expected that BIM in France will continue to add value to the construction projects and improve the economy.
BIM in Australia: Expected BIM growth will be $6.5 billion by 2020
The adoption of the BIM process in Australia is still fragmented since there is no unified approach to it. There are 75% of construction projects using BIM. More than 60% of project experts are regular BIM users. A national not-for-profit organization (NATSPEC), owned by Government and Industry launched its BIM National Guide in September 2011. It is expected that BIM growth in Australia will be $6.5 billion by 2020.
BIM in Japan
A survey conducted by the Statista Research Department in 2019 showed that more than 17% of architecture companies in Japan were using BIM for their projects. BIM implementation in Japan is developing but not strategically unified. In general, Japanese firms are not keen on implementing BIM since their client does not recognize the benefits of BIM. BIM is still on the way to help stakeholders to reduce risk and uncertainty.
BIM in Singapore
The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) in Singapore implemented the BIM Roadmap in 2010. The government also aimed at 80% of the construction industry would use BIM in 2015. They had the policy to lead the BIM implementation, whereas clients in the private sector would evaluate the value and cost of BIM. It’s required for architects and engineers to use BIM for the design process.
Although this list is not exhaustive for every country, the information will help you get a great idea about the global BIM standards. If you have more information about your country, comment below and let us know!
The benefits of BIM for the construction industry are inevitable. There are still challenges and overhead costs will be barriers for BIM implementation. However, if the AEC firms do not embrace the changes, they will lose the competitive edge and eventually go out of business.
The future of BIM is still a single source of a dataset that allows all parties to access and edit on the same data pool. The next step is to combine this 3D modeling with reality capture technology to deliver detailed models. It’s time to get started!
If you’re thinking about BIM implementation and need a hand-on help, feel free to let us know. Our BIM consultant is happy to help you answer any questions you may have.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) has widely been adopted across the industry worldwide. The UK government mandated Level 2 BIM in every construction project funded by the government in 2016. In the United States, although there is no BIM mandate from the government, BIM is gaining popularity. BIM experts predicted that BIM has been changing the way we manage projects at all stages of the life cycle.
Likely, BIM conception has increasingly become popular in the Vietnam construction industry. The Vietnam government also approved the proposal “BIM adoption for construction projects and operation & management activities”. The government agencies together develop an official BIM Roadmap to 2021. Along with the BIM application in construction projects, Vietnam has also been focusing on developing BIM human resources.
In this article, we’re going to share with you some insights on the current state of BIM adoption in Vietnam and spotlights on Vietnamese BIM capability. Let’s explore!
In Vietnam, BIM has started to be adopted in the construction industry. From 2018 to 2020, several projects funded by the national government have applied for BIM in the design, construction, and operation management stage. BIM application for the design process is mainly for civil and industrial projects, transportation, and infrastructure projects.
The BIM use helps investors shorten progress, save costs by optimizing construction scheduling, and predicted difficulties in the construction stage. For example, BIM helps to optimize construction and installation progress in the Cheeky factory project invested by Procter & Gamble, SEA. Also, it helps to shorten about 10% of project duration, decline 8% of the workload, and about 40% of times to fix the changes in construction in Park Hill 6 project.
According to BIM Roadmap, by 2021 BIM will be used widely in construction activities and facility operation and management. This has shown that the national government has considered BIM a is an inevitable development. There will be a serious approach to advanced technology to improve the national construction industry.
Also, the Vietnamese government has introduced incentives to encourage organizations to apply BIM technology. A wide range of government agencies, BIM consultants, project managers, BIM solution providers, and more worked together to create a set of BIM guidelines. It’s expected that BIM will be introduced in university curriculums.
To date, Vietnam is moving on the right track in BIM adoption. The talent hub is deep with the younger generations. The government is supportive and recognizes the benefits of BIM adoption. We hope the development of BIM in Vietnam will be accomplished efficiently shortly.
According to the proposal “BIM adoption for construction projects and operation & management activities”, Vietnam will also focus on training BIM human resources. Currently, there are a large number of Vietnamese architectural students and graduates. They are highly motivated, qualified, forward-thinking, and excellent in using 3D design software. With professional training, the quality level is more and more increasing. The surge in BIM talents is also driving the growth of BIM in Vietnam.
Besides, Vietnam also cooperates with international organizations to drive the development of BIM human resources in Vietnam. For example, the project ‘Developing BIM human resources in Vietnam through the emergence and delivery of BIM professional training courses and sustainable partnerships with business/industry’ supported by the British Council.
The University College of Northern Denmark (UCN), one of the most highly evaluated Architectural Technologist institutions in the world, entered Vietnam in 2017. This institution also launched Architectural Technology and Construction Management courses. The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) is also having great contributions in enhancing the awareness of advanced technology use in architecture.
Vietnam has witnessed an increase in the number of talented BIM engineers. This will contribute to providing the global market with qualified BIM human resources.
3. BIM solution providers in Vietnam
A climbing trend in BIM application has created the emergence of BIM solution providers to meet the demands of the market. Some typical BIM solution providers include ViBIM, HSD Vietnam, etc. They not only provide BIM services for the construction industry in Vietnam but they also implement BIM projects for large-scale companies around the world. Besides, these companies also make efforts to spread BIM knowledge and drive BIM applications in the construction industry in Vietnam.
In the area of construction, there are also the leading contractors who use BIM to control works, early detect, and solve clashes between building trades or increase value throughout shared information. Some include CotecCons, Cofico, Vinaconex, BMB Steel, and more. BIM application in this area requires excellent qualifications to follow on-site construction.
With many years of experience in connecting companies in the US, UK, Japan, and Australia, and more with Vietnam BIM talents, we realize that Vietnam BIM engineers are full of the capability and qualifications to implement BIM projects for the national and international market. Vietnam can provide a skilled BIM workforce to the global market at an affordable cost.
As mentioned in the previous article, there are various factors to consider when choosing a BIM partner. With over 5 years of experience in providing BIM services for the client in the US, UK, Japan, Australia, and more, we are here and ready to help you with any BIM project.
If you want to find out more about BIM outsourcing in Vietnam, feel free to let us know. Our BIM experts are happy to help you answer any questions. No commitment required.
The coronavirus disease has been conducive to the disruption of the global supply chain. No doubt, supply chains in every country across industries are affected. Many countries in Europe and the US have still struggled against the pandemic. Especially, the spread of COVID-19 made China shut down lots of factories and production lines. The COVID-19 crisis and the US-China trade tension encourage multi-national companies to plan for alternative sourcing strategies.
Economic experts have stated that the supply chain of the future no longer focuses on cost management but rather on developing a secure and resilient supply chain. In reality, the global supply chain has recently witnessed the shift of production lines from China to Vietnamese factories. So the reasons why foreign companies have been driving their production to Vietnam. This article will reveal our latest insights on the current situation, how Vietnam is becoming a new manufacturing hub for the global economy.
We highlight some key factors below. Keep reading on it to explore more interesting information.
In recent years, Vietnam has been one of the most dynamic economies in the Southeast Asia region. PwC’s The World in 2050 report forecasts that Vietnam will be one of the top 20 economies in the world by 2050.
In this time, Vietnam has done well to control the pandemic and reopen the economy. Although the COVID-19 has exerted a deleterious influence on the national economy, the Vietnamese government has also introduced policies to help businesses embrace the “new normal”.
2. Young workforce and competitive labor cost
With over 97 million people in mid the year 2020 (according to UN data), Vietnam ranks the 15th largest population in the world. 52% of the Vietnam population is of working age. According to a Nielsen market research firm, Vietnam’s middle class will grow to 44 million by 2020. This makes Vietnam become a new labor hub in the world.
Besides, compared to China, labor costs in Vietnam are more competitive. Manufacturers have witnessed an increase in wages in China so they are going to seek a market with lower labor costs. Also, Vietnam offers beneficial tax policies to attract foreign companies. Especially, with the recession of the global economy due to the COVID-19 pandemic, manufacturing costs are going to be one of the vital factors that impact the businesses’ decision.
3. Open economies to foreign investment
Vietnam has signed quite a few free trade agreements (FTAs) and been a member of international organizations including:
A member of the World Trade Organization (WTO);
The Free Trade Agreement with the European Union;
Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA) with the United States;
A member of the ASEAN and ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA);
All these have shown that Vietnam is willing to integrate into the global economy and boost the country’s economic growth. These FTAs are expected to encourage openness, cooperation, and coordination. This will also create a stable environment for foreign companies to do business in Vietnam. Furthermore, the Vietnamese government offers numerous tax incentives for multinational companies to invest in special economic areas.
4. Convenient Location
As mentioned above, there are various factors to consider when choosing a BIM. Thanks to being situated in the center of ASEAN, Vietnam is considered a strategic area. With a long coastline, Vietnam offers convenient conditions for trading with other countries. Moreover, traveling to major European countries and the US cities are more and more convenient.
There are also flights to these destinations available throughout the day. Sometimes, the time difference is interesting. You might have a team working for you when you’re not at work.
5. Technology Updates
Several foreign companies ask themselves if can Vietnamese firms meet global quality standards for high-tech products? However, multinational companies like Samsung, LG have been relocating factories from China to Vietnam. Some other companies like Foxconn or other Apple suppliers have been planning to set up production facilities in Vietnam for many years.
It seems that the wave of the factory shift from China to Vietnam has started. Although the COVID crisis has been leading to certain difficulties for relocation, many investors still believe in their decisions for a long-term investment.
We hope that you now can understand why foreign companies have been shifting to Vietnam. Environmental, social, and governance factors will be important ones for success. Economists also predict that many businesses are likely to rethink their supply chains to reduce risks from future shocks.
The outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic has exerted a deleterious impact on the global economy. Due to the pandemic, some countries shut companies, production lines and still in lockdown state. This has slowed global trade and disrupted the supply chain. The disruption caused by the virus outbreak is encouraging business to develop sourcing options, instead of being over-reliant on one market.
For Vietnam, although the COVID-19 pandemic is triggering certain difficulties, Vietnam is still considered an appealing investment destination for companies in the world. Several businesses are selecting Vietnam as an alternative outsourcing option for other countries in the Southeast Asia region.
So the reason why Vietnam? Should relocate outsourcing to Vietnam? In this article, we will help you understand the current state of Vietnam BIM technology application as well as the main benefits of outsourcing BIM projects to Vietnam. We hope that it will help you make an informed decision about choosing your BIM ideal outsourcing vendor.
In recent years, Vietnam has become an emerging market for outsourcing services in the global community. Talent, skilled workforce with affordable cost make Vietnam an interesting option for companies looking for outsourcing their projects. Despite the evolving complexities of the COVID-19 in some countries, Vietnam has proven the ability to control the epidemic well.
Compared to other countries in the region, Vietnam is one of the first countries to reopen its economy. Now that the country has moved from responding to the COVID-19 epidemic to recovery. With the ability to address the COVID-19 pandemic at an early stage, Vietnam reinforces foreign companies’ belief that the county is a relatively safe place to partner.
For the construction industry, Fitch Solutions forecasts that Vietnam’s building construction sector will grow strongly at over 7% over the next decade. Strikingly, a number of engineers in the construction industry in Vietnam tend to increase. This will provide a huge workforce for foreign companies who are looking for outsourcing services in the Southeast Asia region.
Source: Fitch Solution
2. Why Vietnam BIM outsourcing companies and Vietnam BIM engineers?
In 2016, Vietnam Deputy Prime Minister approved the scheme “Applying Building Information Modeling for construction projects and operation & management activities”. A large network of government agencies, design consultants, project managers, BIM solution providers, and more worked together to create national BIM standards, strategy, and roadmap.
Currently, BIM conception has been becoming more and more popular in the construction industry in Vietnam. This has created the emergence of BIM solution providers to meet the demands of the market. They not only provide BIM solutions for the construction industry in Vietnam but they also implement BIM projects for large-scale companies around the world.
Based on our years of experience in helping to connect companies from the US, UK, Japan, and Australia with Vietnam BIM talents, we’ve identified several great qualifications of Vietnam BIM engineers that might benefit your business.
2.1. A young, dynamic and well-educated BIM workforce
Lots of Vietnamese BIM engineers who had an opportunity to study abroad return to Vietnam to contribute to the national BIM development. There are also training courses relating to BIM software, BIM process has been instructing by BIM professionals at some universities.
According to the scheme “Applying Building Information Modeling for construction projects and operation & management activities”, Vietnam will also focus on training BIM human resources. Creating a BIM training curriculum for related job positions including framework, criteria of employees. Training BIM is widely instructed in the qualified BIM Training Units.
In addition, Vietnam also plans to cooperate with foreign countries and organizations in researching of BIM management technologies in construction and operation & management activities. Vietnam has witnessed an increase in the number of talented BIM engineers. This will create a chance for foreign companies to select skilled BIM engineers.
2.2. A hard-working and meticulous working style
Vietnam’s labor force inherited its culture. Foreign companies that have worked with Vietnamese workers see that they are hard-working, keen on their work, and attentive to their duties. They tend to plan more carefully for the future and are determined to achieve their goals.
2.3. High responsibility and commitment
For outsourcing, your partner keeps their promise and on-time delivery is vital. Generally, young Vietnamese love to achieve goals through hard work and determination. They are willing to stay on-task and get the job done as they promise. This, undeniably makes Vietnam feature high on the radar for foreign businesses and become one of the leading outsourcing destinations worldwide.
2.4. Cutting-edge technologies
With the innate of intelligent characteristics, the Vietnamese are easy to catch up with the new trends in the construction sector. Besides, construction technology constantly changes, so Vietnamese engineers always keep up to date with the latest technologies to enhance the quality of products and their productivity. They also own outstanding technical skills and hands-on experience with large-scale projects for clients worldwide.
2.5. Fluent English
Communication is also one of the important factors for the success of BIM outsourcing projects. EF Education ranks Vietnam at 29th on EF Education First’s English Proficiency Index. English is also considered a second language in most educational institutions in Vietnam. This gives an opportunity for Vietnamese talents to join the global workforce.
All these have made Vietnamese BIM engineers become one of the most competitive labor workforces in the Southeast Asia region.
3. Key factors when selecting a BIM outsourcing partner
Having an in-depth understanding of what you’re looking for will help you make informed decisions and get high returns on your investment.
4. Why ViBIM?
As mentioned above, there are various factors to consider when choosing a BIM outsourcing partner. With over 5 years of experiences in providing BIM services for the client in the US, UK, Japan, Australia, and more, we are here and ready to help you with any BIM project.
ViBIM specializes in Scan to BIM, BIM for Development Design, 3D BIM Coordination, and Dynamo BIM services. With our deep expertise and understanding of the industry standards, our team is confident to provide you with any project requirements.