The conseller of Territory and Sustainability opens the third edition of the European BIM Summit

• The member of the Catalan government highlighted the ability of BIM to reduce costs and gain efficiency in construction as fundamental elements for its implementation
• Jordi Gosalves, president of CAATEEB: The BIM is an opportunity to modernize the sector to enable” avoid repeating the mistakes of the past ”
• Isaac Martín-Barbero, president of Ineco: “The development of BIM can overcome the dichotomy between the economy of brick and technology.”

Inauguració BIM Summit 2017

Barcelona, ​​May 25, 2017-The conseller of Territory and Sustainability of the Generalitat of Catalonia, Josep Rull, inaugurated this morning the European BIM Summit 2017, a meeting that brings together more than 500 specialists in building this new methodology that now in its third edition. The summit takes place within the BBConstrumat fair.

During his speech the counselor stressed the ability of BIM to reduce costs and gain efficiency in construction as fundamental elements for its implementation in the private sector. For Rull “BIM is important for the government to ensure minimum-deviation budgets and facilitate subsequent maintenance works.”

The opening ceremony was also attended by Isaac Martin-Barbero, president of INECO, an organization responsible for the implementation of BIM in Spain, who stressed the opportunity of the development of BIM to “overcome the dichotomy between the brick economy and the technologucal one “, development that can be used to boost the leadership the country currently has in the field of infrastructures and to boost the construction of the economy of the future, and gave the example of the high speed project British HS2 as a model of how BIM can help internationalize the sector.

On his behalf, the president of the Col·legi d’Aparelladors, Jordi Gosalves, highlighted the role played at the time by the Barcelona BIMCat manifesto, approved in the first edition of the event as a turning point in the implementation of this methodology in our country. For Gosalves, BIM is an opportunity to modernize the sector “avoiding repeating the mistakes of the past” and reflects its commitment to innovation.

Gosalves also thanked the support of the company Roca as main sponsor of the summit and its support in the three editions so far.

The third edition of the European Summit BIM (EBS17), is being henld on 25 and 26 May 2017 within the framework of the Barcelona Building Construmat, the International Construction Fair in Barcelona, ​​and is confirmed as the reference event  on Building Information Modeling (BIM) in Europe. The presence of the European BIM Summit within the International Construction fair provides visibility and helps reach ots goal of accelerating the implementation of this methodology in the sector, reaching out to 50,000 professionals and showing them what BIM means.

During the event the latest developments and the impact of this new method based on the management of information generated during the lifecycle of a building will be presented, along wirh the fact that it  has become indispensable to achieve a controlled and directed constructive process, improving the quality, efficiency and effectiveness in any project, be it a building or a civil engineering work.

The summit is aimed at managers, technicians and managers of public administrations and the private sector: developers, architectural firms, engineering, consulting services, material suppliers, manufacturers, project & construction managers, directors of execution and facility managers, among others, the actors involved in this cycle, and who mark and shape the course of the construction sector

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.