bSI Newsletter No 8
We look back at buildingSMART Norway’s international conference The conference highlighted the vision behind open BIM, the business case and the realities of implementation. We give insight to the two principal activities areas at buildingSMART, the Process Room and the Product Room. And this edition's profile is the chairman of the German Speaking Chapter, Sigge Wernik
Major players assemble in Oslo - Treasure trove of BIM experience
How can we transform the industry to meet the needs of the market? How do we spread the ‘building smart’ message to enable the players to make efficiency gains? In short, how are we helping the building industry to move forward? This was the theme of buildingSMART Norway’s international conference, held in Oslo on 22 March 2012.
Product & Process Rooms taking shape
The Product and Process Rooms, formed in early 2012, kicked off activities with workshops held in Oslo. Both Rooms support professionals in the construction industry who are using digital information, prototypes and models, and help organisations profit from the integrated workflows that BIM requires. The Process Room covered, among numerous topics: the use of BIM; some of the tools that underpin the buildingSMART approach; and the BIM implementation guidelines that are emerging in many countries. The Product Room is concentrating on the buildingSMART Data Dictionary (bSDD, also known as IFD).
Does it pay?
Results from Danish
A Danish project has measured the profits achieved by using BIM and documented a range of benefits.
Siggi Wernik – architect, BIM enthusiast and Chairman of the buildingSMART German Speaking Chapter