EUROPEAN BIM Summit’s Kick-off

We are at a key point at which it has become necessary to transform the construction sector in Europe:

  • Government agencies in Europe cannot allow a situation in which their building projects and constructions do not meet previously established budgets and timelines.
  • Europe’s building life cycle needs urgently to incorporate new technologies to be able to innovate and offer the sector a new future.
  • Construction is the production sector with the highest unemployment rate and the lowest implementation of industrialization. This makes it the sector in need of most attention and firm commitment to innovation.

Accordingly, in January 2014, the European Parliament voted to update the rules governing public procurement by recommending the use of electronic tools such as BIM for projects and open design contests: Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on public procurement and repealing Directive 2004/18/EC of 28.3.2014, Article 22, Point 4.

BIM is based on the use of digital models containing documents that are coordinated and shared between disciplines and different agents and is used as a centralized and even delocalized (cloud) management tool in a collaborative working environment that offers increased control of all the processes involved in the building life cycle.

With no extra effort, we can improve constructability of the building project, control costs, establish lead time, update changes in the project and on site, and at all times have reliable as-built documentation with precise certifications, with significant direct savings on any project or build and its subsequent management.

 This is why we need an event that is open to different disciplines, institutions and collectives, to represent the state of the art of BIM in the construction sector throughout the continent.