BIM methodology can serve to save public and private economic resources

• The third edition of the European BIM Summit will take place on the 25 and 26rh of May in the Construmat Fair in Barcelona
• A parallel • parallel sessions will study what are the key processes to digitize the construction sector
• Roca will be the main sponsor of the event for the third consecutive year


On rhe 20th of April, the Barcelona Roca Gallery hosted the presentation of the 3rd edition of the European BIM Summit (EBS) that will be held in the framework of the Construmat fair, on the 25 and 26th of May at the Fira de Barcelona. The summit, organized by CAATEEB jointly with BIM Academy and BuildingSMART Spanish Chapter, has the Roca company as main sponsor for its third consecutive year.

The presentation involved Xavier Torras, Roca Brand Communication Director; Ignasi Pérez Arnal, founder  of BIM Academy and content director of EBS17; María Molins, member of the board and regional delegate of Osona as representative of the Col • legi d’Aparelladors de Barcelona (CAATEEB); and Sergio Muñoz, President of buildingSMART.

At the end of the presentation, a technical seminar was held where speakers discussed the feasibility of this BIM (Building Information Modeling) collaborative methodology and technological innovation in the construction sector.
In her openning remark, Molins commented that “the implementation of BIM methodology can be used to save financial resources, both public and private, but also natural resources like land itself”.

On his behalf, Xavier Torras, Brand Communication Manager of the summit’s main sponsor, the Roca company, stressed the need to promote the implementation in the construction sector of this new model of collaborative work, while Pérez Arnal explained that the aim of the conference is to offer in two days and a half an overview of the situation across the BIM world and highlighted the fact that “so far it has been the BIM methodology that has come from the world of the project, but now it is spreading to the world of manufacturers and suppliers”. In this regard, Perez Arnal also pointed out that small businesses “can adapt to the demands of BIM through free tools and support offered by the professional associations”.

This will be one of the issues discussed in the workshops that will take place in parallel sessions of the European BIM Summit, one of which will focus on the industry 4.0, and will study the processes which are fundamental to digitize the sector. Other workshops will focus on the transformation of product catalogs into digital catalogs applicable in the development of BIM projects.

According to Sergio Muñoz, the standardization of BIM and the sharing of experiences are key elements “that nourish useful references which facilitate the colaborative process”.


The edition of the European Summit BIM (EBS17)  will bring together professionals from the construction sector and will develop a comprehensive program to find, share and create knowledge through lectures, case studies, workshops and networking.


The EBS17, which will this year have France as guest country, has joined forces with BBConstrumat to promote in just one large-scale event the digitization of the construction sector. In the previous edition of 2016, the summit brought together 57 speakers and filled all the places available.

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About Roca
Roca is a company dedicated to the design, production and marketing of products for the bathroom space, as well as for wall and floor ceramic used in architecture, construction and interior design. The company has 22.6000 employees, has 78 production facilities in 20 countries and is present in over 170 markets spread across five continents. Its capital is entirely Spanish and the company is the market leader in Europe, Latin America, India and Russia. It also has a large presence in China and the rest of Asia, Middle East, Australia and Africa.

About the Col·legi d’Aparelladors of Barcelona (CAATEEB)
The Col·legi d’Aparelladors of Barcelona (CAATEEB) was founded in 1940 and currently includes a professional group of more than 8,000 surveyors, technical architects and building engineers. In addition to the headquarters in Barcelona, ​​CAATEEB is implemented in all the territory through its regional offices in Vic, Manresa, Granollers, Terrassa, Mataró and Villafranca del Penedès. The institution is headed by Jordi Gosalves.

About BIM Academy
BIM Academy was founded in 2013 with the purpose of helping to change the construction industry, and providing an experiential training and consultancy specific to achieve full implementation of BIM processes in professional structures, corporate organizations and public entities.

About buildingSMART Spanish Chapter
A non-profit association part of buildingSMART International and the main objective of which is to foster efficiency in the construction sector through interoperability based on the use of open standards on BIM (Building Information Modeling) to reach new levels in reducing costs and execution time and increased quality.