Friday 19 February 2016

European BIM Summit 2016 - Day 1 of 2

Over 400 delegates were present today for the European BIM Summit 2016 at the World Trade Centre Barcelona.
European BIM Summit 2016 - World Trade Centre Barcelona
Autodesk were one of the main sponsors. Their primary 'thought leader' Dominic Thasarathar looked into the future and predicted where he thought technology would take the industry. The youtube clip below covers a lot of the same material - definitely worth a watch...

Miguelangel Gea from Total BIM Consulting was one of many international BIM case studies. The case study shown in the photo below was particularly interesting as it was the story of building an entire holiday complex on a Spanish island. A pretty exciting project by all accounts.
Miguelangel Gea builds an island resort using BIM - wouldn't mind a game of golf there.
The best session of the day for me was the hour with Souheil Soubra from France, Ilka May from Germany and Adam Matthews from the UK. It looked at what levels of Government support existed around Europe for BIM adoption. Adam is chair of the EU BIM Task Group, so it was fascinating to listen to the vision for that initiative. I also managed to persuade Adam to pen an article for the upcoming NBS BIM report - so keep an eye out for that.
Clear LOD guidance and a standardised object library - on the French roadmap
Nice comic strip from German speaker Ilka May
UK BIM Task Group in front of 440 delegates
A lot of waste in construction - this amounts to a huge amount of time and money
If strategies are not aligned across Europe we risk adding cost, not removing it
The EU BIM Task Group Vision
The main guest speaker of the day was the UK's Mark Bew. Mark has been the lead figure in the UK in terms of forming the BIM Task Group and rolling out the strategy. As always, it was fantastic to listen to Mark present and reflect on all of the hard work and great progress that has been made in the UK over recent years.
"To achieve these objectives we cannot just squeeze the current process, we need to change it"
Mark Bew presents UK Level-2 BIM
Rob Garvey was another presenter from the UK - Rob talked about the BIM4 groups and how the BIM Task Group's message is being pushed out by the wider community. But there were also many more BIM stories from around the world. A few photographs from the rest of the day below...

Rob tells Europe about our acronyms :;
Not only do they have Neymar, Suarez and Messi - but they also have a BIM of their stadium
Brian Skripac - tell receivers of the model what it can be relied on for - LODs not just blanket warnings
Brian Skripac presents an LOD matrix
Bilal Succar and Mohammad Kassem show a maturity model that allows different nation's abilities to be compared
The bottom of La Rambla

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