Session Synopsis


KEYNOTE: Smart Content: Smart Cities

Paul Doherty, CEO, The Digit Group

Providing accurate and useful content for a single building using BIM is a challenge that we are all facing every day. But imagine scaling this issue to include every aspect of an entire city. Join us for an exploration of the world of Smart Cities and how one firm is tackling the issue of City-wide data and its implications on Climate Change, Governance, Design Aesthetic, Construction Means and Methods and Facility/Urban Management by showcasing real world examples of 30+ greenfield cities being developed from scratch from China, Australia, Southeast Asia, Middle East and the USA. You will be exposed to the lessons learned; best practices and value propositions that designers, manufacturers and software/innovation developers will need to know in order to position themselves for success in today’s Brave New World of Smart Cities. Welcome to the world of the Internet of Buildings.

One Size Does Not Fit All - how do we learn from project to project?

Mikkel Toppel Andersen, Lecturer, BIM, Lillebaelt Academy
Tom Frostgaard, Lecturer, BIM, Lillebaelt Academy

A project is an ongoing learning process, both for the project and the persons and organizations that participate. By this meaning, it is very hard to cover the project with an organization specific framework and by that, content.

In the view of this, it is relevant to investigate how the persons and organizations integrate the professional subject-oriented information and data about objects in the digital process of a project. This sort of overview of the process demands a lot of experience/competences and interdisciplinary collaboration between project actors, requiring the process to be divided into smaller parts. We have therefor developed the didactical model to explain and cut down the process into:

1. The procurement phases in the Danish building industry
2. The BIM processes and information levels, inspired by Penn. State University and BIMforum
3. The professional subject-oriented elements
4. And the use of IT/ICT tools

All projects is driven by project specific knowledge that often is located at the individual level and therefore, it is important to have some transferable framework that all participants can act and work within. Learn methods that allow a team to collaborate, control, test, adjust and evaluate different digital deliverables from a project, and between persons and organizations in an ongoing iterative process.

Digitizing a 500.000 m2 hospital – see how we did it @ BCS Europe

Mads Bjerregaard, MSc Civil Engineer, Region Midt
Jett Stolberg, BIM Manager, Niras

The European Building Content Summit is your opportunity to hear about the challenges and gains from the digitalization of the largest hospital construction project in Denmark. From ICT requirements specified 10 years ago and the first deliveries of 3D models and technical documentation to standardized discipline-specific datasets in the future. Join the discussion, when one of the largest building-owners and one of the leading building advisors present their views on these topics.