Summit

Reasons to attend the international reference meeting on BIM

Get ready to the future

The 6th edition of the European BIM Summit 2020 is presenting as the edition of the change. The EBS 20 will take place in the auditorium of the World Trade Center Barcelona (WTCB) and will change its format to continue to be one of the most important BIM congress in the world.

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What does mean that EBS20 is an executive congress?

EBS 20, continuing with its concept of being an executive congress, will last a day and a half to continue offering the maximum information and contents of high added value to attendees in a short format.

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The aim on the exchange

This year the EBS aim is to promote a higher level of content and, compare to previous editions, to get a space designed for a more productive and intense networking. We are committed to quality while restricting the number of congressmen, as the sessions will be based on work within debate sessions and the generation of three papers looking for the future.

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The two guest countries will be Netherlands and Singapore

The common interest of the two countries in controlling the sea and taking land to increase its productive area makes it very interesting how they have derived their BIM implantation processes and how their governments allow advanced methodologies of e-submiting and e-permiting automating administrative procedures.

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The EBS goes from broadcasting to action with 3 work points in the digitalization on construction

The EBS20 has published three working groups based on the three axes that make up the digitalization of the life cycle of a construction: The Building Information Modelling (BIM), the Lean Management and collaborative work methods such as the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD).

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What will the congressman take with in his participation in the EBS20?

As an added value of this congress and with this new format, the congressman will bring everything he already had in an EBS with forty international speakers, networking generated by a specific app and contact with more than 400 attendees. And as a novelty (…)

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Reasons to register

In 2014, the European Union approved a Directive that determines how public works should be tendered and contracted. In 2018, the Spanish government adapted to the regulations through the Public Sector Contract Law, which contemplates the application of the BIM methodology.

These are significant changes in the architecture, engineering, construction and operation sector (known as AECO), which, however, are not deep enough to take advantage of the enormous economic and social potential that Building Information Modeling brings .

The BIM needs an applicability path. For this reason, the European BIM Summit 2020 starts with the resolution of being a decisive forum in the adoption of policies that put efficiency, transparency, innovation and productivity at the center of the AECO sector agenda and that paves the way for Public administrations.

It is a powerful reason to want to be part of it. The #BIMSummit20 is committed to excellence in its contents. It has the best international experts, three of whom will lead and coordinate the working groups on BIM, Lean Management and collaborative work methods (as the Integrated Project Delivery, IPD) that will generate the three documents which are being a model for the AECO sector.

Quality and participation. The sixth edition of the European BIM Summit marks a before and after in the trajectory of the summit. Convinced that the best ideas arise through the debate, there will be networking spaces for an intense and productive exchange of experiences and proposals.

Advantages of the new venue

The Auditorium of the World Trade Center of Barcelona is an unbeatable place for an international event. Located on the seafront in Port Vell, all sessions will take place in its modern and functional auditorium with capacity for 430 people, which is integrated into a spectacular complex inspired by the lines of large ships.

Its structure is circular and consists of four buildings, where, in addition to the auditorium, there are conference and meeting rooms, gym and a 5-star hotel. In the center of the complex, La Plaza is equipped with shops and business restaurants.

In this sixth edition of the European BIM Summit, taking advantage of the technological facilities of the WTC, we will enhance the streaming broadcast, so those who cannot physically attend have the opportunity to register for the online sessions to enjoy the entire program with the best image and sound quality.

Get ready to the future

The 6th edition of the European BIM Summit 2020 is presenting as the edition of the change. The EBS 20 will take place in the auditorium of the World Trade Center Barcelona (WTCB) and will change its format to continue to be one of the most important BIM congress in the world.
After five years encouraging the integration of new BIM digital models and collaborative work, the local, state and European context has radically changed. The legislations approved by the Ministerio de Fomento (Spanish Government) and the agreements achieved by the Generalitat de Catalunya, in addition of the publication of the handbook for the European Public sector made by European Union, it have set a totally different scenario to which existed when the European BIM Summit was born. This is why the EBS in its 2020 edition want to adapt its format and content in order to change the trend of construction productivity indices towards a real and tangible improvement.
With the support of Patrick McLeamy, president of the largest architectural firm in the United States, in his role as EBS Honorary Advisor for the selection of experiences and experts. EBS20 sessions program crosses the borders of Europe to open it up to the world. To recall that Mc Leamy is also the author of the Barcelona Arena, the new Palau Blaugrana which will be built within the renewed Espai Barça and one of the founders of buildingSMART International (considered as the UN of the Open BIM Open).

The aim on the exchange

This year the EBS aim is to promote a higher level of content and, compare to previous editions, to get a space designed for a more productive and intense networking. We are committed to quality while restricting the number of congressmen, as the sessions will be based on work within debate sessions and the generation of three papers looking for the future.
Today, BIM is already in a second phase, which, after the “evangelization” factor, it needs a new route of applicability. Developers want to make their implementation tangible, teams need now alternative mechanisms for sharing information. Construction companies want to carry out the transfer of information to the construction site and some of them are already considering their exploitation as a new business.
On the other hand, the effects on the professional attributions and responsibilities open a new parenthesis in their legal repercussions. The hiring of open teams has to be materialized in public contracts as required by European directives. City managers are expecting the possibilities of managing building and infrastructure digital models. There is the necessity to define what the Digital Twin is and what parameters it should contain.

The EBS goes from broadcasting to action with 3 work points in the digitalization on construction

The EBS20 has published three working groups based on the three axes that make up the digitalization of the life cycle of a construction: The Building Information Modelling (BIM), the Lean Management and collaborative work methods such as the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD).
Each one of these papers will be presented by three international experts. All congressmen will be able to debate their content in order to approve three final documents, one for each working group as a result of the study and discussions and as a position papers to be offered to the community of agents involved in the production process of the architecture, engineering, construction and operation sectors, the so-called AECO sector.

What does mean that EBS20 is an executive congress?

EBS 20, continuing with its concept of being an executive congress, will last a day and a half to continue offering the maximum information and contents of high added value to attendees in a short format.
This day and a half will be divided into three half days, in each one BIM, Lean and IPD will be analysed. Every half day will end with a Grand Round Table where the contents of the working papers will be discussed. Each of them will be debated by a large number of technicians, professionals and public administrators to discuss and share their points of view and needs.
Transgressive concepts
Concepts that are already common in digitalization environments – such as Machine Learning and learning through data collected from any activity – Artificial Intelligence applied to health and safety to improve the accident rate of the sector, the Blockchain in Collaborative contracts (known as SmartContracts) … have entered the construction industry. The application of these methodologies using the digital data provided by a BIM model opens up new paradigms in the sector and the emergence of robotics, exoskeletons and 3D printing are beginning to open a landscape of new proposals that will completely change the appearance of a construction.
Thus, sessions that will analyse all of these topics added to the presentation of three papers about how to optimally apply BIM ISOs, open IFC formats and Common Data Environment collaborative work will shape the new European BIM Summit 2020.
All the information is available in the website https://europeanbimsummit.com/en , newsletter or social networks.

The two guest countries will be Netherlands and Singapore

The common interest of the two countries in controlling the sea and taking land to increase its productive area makes it very interesting how they have derived their BIM implantation processes and how their governments allow advanced methodologies of e-submiting and e-permiting automating administrative procedures.
If last year we had two keynote speakers that had never been in the country: Arto Kiviniemi – the BIM driver in Finland 25 years ago – and Calvin Kam – who runs Stanford’s BIM program for industry transformation and he has become a global benchmark for BIM “maturing” – this edition will have the Rijkswaterstaat, which has “bimetalized” the Amsterdam city waterways and The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) which is leading the Singaporean government agency in developing construction excellence.
In addition, Arto Kiviniemi, as an EBS19 awardee for his career, was considered the factotum of BIM implementation in Finland – the country, together with Singapore, are considered the most advanced in what is called Construction 4.0 and where the BIM covers from the promotion and planning phase to the installers and workers on construction site – he will open the second day of the summit with a presentation about the importance of the first factor that has changed the culture of Finland to make the country in an efficient and productive country: education.
This point still its leitmotiv to change the university education system by integrating BIM in all those studies related to the sector: architecture, engineering, management, economics , right, etc.

What will the congressman take with in his participation in the EBS20?

As an added value of this congress and with this new format, the congressman will bring everything he already had in an EBS with forty international speakers, networking generated by a specific app and contact with more than 400 attendees. And as a novelty (…)
And as a novelty, in this sixth edition they will add three position papers about how to apply the ISO, how to use the IFC in a construction and how to set up a CDE, documents that you will find nowhere else. Made by the best specialists in each topic, the three documents will guarantee that their applicability is real in local, national and European environment and, for this reason, it will be written by experts from different geographical areas and construction markets.
Participation in the debates has been a constant demand of attendees of the EBS previous editions. Sometimes, attendees may have found themselves a little disassociated from the speakers, regardless of their level or the type of project submitted. On the contrary, in this edition the proposal is very different because the congressman will debate and approve the final document and will be fully involved in this experience. Also, this year, as a novelty, three round tables will be organized, which will highlight the importance of collaborative work when integrating all the steps in the chain.