This year’s EBC Annual Congress focused on how to make sure small and medium enterprises can tap into the potential of BIM. It presented several aspects of BIM: its latest developments, the issues related to the training needs of construction entrepreneurs, its application to public procurement, small buildings renovation and retrofitting projects.
The Congress was titled “Innovation in construction: BIM for SMEs” and took place in the European Economic and Social Committee on 24 June.
A VOICE FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM CONSTRUCTION FIRMS IN BRUSSELS!
Six national associations representing construction micro-enterprises and SMEs in several European countries joined forces in 1990 to establish the European Builders Confederation (EBC) – the Voice of Construction SMEs in Europe. EBC is a European non-profit professional organisation based in Brussels. Through its members EBC today represents 2 million micro, small and medium-sized enterprises from the construction sector.
The European construction sector is composed at 99.9% of small and medium-sized enterprises, which produce 80% of the construction industries output. The small enterprises (less than 50 employees) ensure 60% of the production and employ 70% of the sector working population (data from Eurostat 2011).
BIM ACADEMY WAS INVITED AT THE ANNUAL CONGRESS
Definetly is a pleasure for us to be part of this event.
Ignasi PÉREZ ARNAL the co-founder of BIM ACADEMY, exposed his theory and demonstrate that “people should not be frightened by embracing BIM, because it makes it very easy to access all the relevant information digitally”. He emphasises that SMEs are the most affected ones because they don’t have enough training.
Ignasi Pérez Arnal moderated the panel debate with Bertrand Delcambre, Francesco Ruperto, Lutz Koppen, Patrick Liébus, Adam Matthews and Alejandro Nuñez. You can check the programme for further detals.
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is transforming the way buildings are designed to perform throughout their entire life cycle. BIM is not simply the use of a 3D software, but a process that integrates all the information related to a construction project from its design phase to the management years after the construction.
Check the photos of the event.