The Summit 2016

The second European summit on BIM

The BIM Academy and BuildingSMART Spanish Chapter have organized the second European summit on Building Information Modeling (BIM), which presented the most interesting experiences and the latest advances in this area. New working method based on the management of the information generated during the life cycle of a construction. A method that must be known and mastered as a process aimed at improving the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of any project, construction work and civil works.

The Second Edition of the European BIM Summit took place on 18 and 19 February 2016 in Barcelona. It consisted of papers presentations  and workshops that analyzed tools, services and products suitable for those who work in this area. The summit is aimed at technicians and managers of public administrations, promoters, architectural firms, engineering firms, service consultants, material suppliers, manufacturers, project & construction managers, site managers and facility managers, builders, maintainers … In short, those decision-makers that mark the direction of the construction sector.

Experiences and debates on BIM direct and applicable

Plenary sessions of presentations, workshops, visits, new services and new companies around BIM

– 3 lecturers of first level per session, all referring professionals in their field
– Case studies paradigms and application workshops (builders, software …)
– Hands-on: Accurate tools for redirecting your study, office, company, administration and production models (hands-on)
– A smart city needs smarts buildings built efficiently. The new smart building engineers, through industry, maintainers, project managers, directors of studies, supervisors, institutions that validate, certify, assist, promoters, real estate – all are invited

The presentations are in English and simultaneous translation into Castilian is available.




“Networking no es coleccionar contactos. Se trata de cultivar relaciones.” (

The aim of the European BIM Summit is to host attendees from all European countries and from all sectors involved in the building cycle.

. Strategic institutions that contribute to the globalization of BIM (AEEBC, RICS, EFIC …)
. Industry Representatives, Manufacturers of BIM Software and Products
. Balance between specialties, disciplines and environments
. Moments of continuous exchange through meetings, experiential workshops, use of technical cocktails and breaks with directed activities
. Match-making between the three corners of the BIM: the academic-university world and research, public and professional bodies, and producers and users through interactive badges

Associations, managers, consultants, professionals …, all seeking and finding the same issues through a very elaborate approach. Best for a decision-maker.

The venue

The Summit took place in the World Trade Center Barcelona (WTCB), a building surrounded by the sea, fully equipped, designed by the Chinese-American architect Ieoh Ming Pei.

With a 5-star grand luxury hotel with 291 rooms inside the complex, the resort offers all kinds of facilities to attendees for before, during and after your stay, as well as many other hotels and restaurants in the vicinity.

Only ten minutes from Barcelona-El Prat airport and a few minutes walk from the old town, Las Ramblas or El Born, it is a perfect place to combine work and leisure.


The city

Barcelona itself breathes vanguard and architecture. Internationally renowned for its dynamic lifestyle, the city offers the ideal combination of the Mediterranean climate and an untiring spirit of innovation.

At the forefront in the organization of international congresses, it is simply the natural meeting point for any sector thanks to its solid academic, scientific, medical and industrial structures.

All this, together with a strategic geographical situation and a magnificent communications network, make Barcelona the ideal venue.