The European BIM Summit 2021 attracts more than 700 attendees

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This seventh edition of the International Congress on BIM technologies, held last Friday October 21, was another resounding success, with a turnout of more than 700 attendees from all over the world. The interest in getting back to live events was made very clear at this edition of the Congress, which featured a hybrid virtual and attendance-based format.

The Congress also enjoyed the participation and support of more than 40 entities, associations, institutions, official bodies and professional colleges from all over the world which are part of the strategic committee and also made the event possible.

Construction 4.0

The Congress, organised by the Col·legi d’Aparelladors, Arquitectes Tècnics i Enginyers d’Edificació de Barcelona [Association of Quantity Surveyors, Technical Architects and Building Engineers of Barcelona] (CAATEEB), lasted almost 9 hours, and laid the foundations for the construction world of tomorrow,  “sustainable and digitised construction”, as highlighted by Rafael Capdevila, the Congress’s Project Leader.

The summit featured the presence of some 30 internationally renowned speakers who addressed the different topics that will underpin Construction 4.0 through BIM. This edition’s biggest novelty was the “commitment to digitisation”, in the words of Ignasi Pérez Arnal, the event’s Content Director, with the presentation of the collaborative BIM Execution Plan (PEB), conceived to implement technologies in building and to connect all the stakeholders involved in a project.

Finally, at the closing ceremony, the European BIM Summit 2021 award was delivered to Rebecca De Cicco, the founder of WomeninBIM, for her work in promoting the inclusion and projection of women in the building sector through BIM.

Spurred on by the very warm reception of this year’s edition, the organisation is already hard at work on the next event, which will focus on sustainability.