We are happy to announce the Professional Engineer Magazine has published the results from the European BIM Summit. This magazine is created by the Society of Professional Engineers, which was established in 1969 in the U.K, in pursuit of the goals of the time honoured Society of Engineers, established in 1854. The Society promotes:

  • high standards of expertise and professionalism in the practice of engineering.
  • the development of inventions and improvements in the practice of engineering and the dissemination of information.
  • improvements in the laws relating to matters of engineering practice.

Is one of the most important magazines in the field, so it is a pleasure for BIM Academy, the organisers of the European BIM Summit, to be in the magazine. Find here some highlights of the article:

«The Society reinforced its commitment to collaboration and was pleased to support the BIM European Summit which was: most well attended, thought provoking and successful in the dissemination and successful in the reinforcement of the BIM process».

«The second European BIM Summit assessed the progress made during the past year and also reflected on the steps to be taken by all stakeholders, in the construction sector, to achieve the objectives, that are already tangible in some. A year later discussion and presentation provided 10 reflections on outstanding issues».

«Some administrative areas, bodies such as Infraestructures.cat in Catalonia, the Ministry of Justice in Andalucia or Justice’s Prisons Institutions have put in place BIM processes within their construction projects. Parallel to these public initiatives several private initiatives have also been put in place. All these initiatives are causing an interesting motor effect driving BIM forward».

«The tasks of analysing and defining the transition to BIM already launched should be provided with the necessary resources to carry out the tasks successfully with the effective participation of all stakeholders: public administrations, universities and the whole professional and industrial sectors«.

«Failure to initiate proper training within a modern university setting will hinder, delay, and not successfully address the BIM transition. Therefore, a major challenge exists for each faculty of architecture and engineering within Spain and the rest of Europe«.

«BIM training methodologies should not rely solely on technological aspects, but must integrate a coordinated effort to disseminate and implement their collaborative approach, which is a cultural change, a new way of thinking and overseeing the project, the work and maintenance».

«Modernization of the construction sector through the implementation of BIM methodology should have a specific budget from the government, their social responsibility should focus on the construction sector, as it has done with other productive sectors. In addition, part of the administration effort should focus on creating the right regulatory framework for the use of BIM».

«During the Summit, we were advised that France had announced 20 million euros over three years for the change in the digitalisation of the industry and plans to build 500,000 homes using BIM 2017. Reference was made to the UK mandate announced by the Minister of the Cabinet Office in 2011 to lead the country to declare itself as «Country BIM» in April 2016. Finland has also invested 40 million euros since 1997; and that Germany will allocate 2,700 million euros between now and 2020 to undertake major pilot projects with BIM methodology. However today neither the Spanish administration nor the Catalan one have provided a specific budget for BIM development«.


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Read the article on the professional engineer pdf, at page 28-29.

BIM Academy collaborates with the Society of Professional Engineers

Captura de pantalla 2016-06-10 a las 15.36.22The Society of Professional Engineers maintains a register that embraces all suitably qualified Professional Engineers of whatever discipline. The goal of the Society is to protect and enhance the status of the Professional Engineer. This is achieved through the promotion of this title throughout the world by establishing, maintaining and strengthening close links with collaborating and affiliated bodies. Collaboration is seen to be the action of working together to fulfil a task and to achieve shared goals with affiliation being the reinforcement of collaboration through formal agreement and memoranda of understanding. We look forward to working with them in the coming months.