BIM in Europe 2018-02-05T11:18:15+00:00

BIM in Europe

The Construction Industry is Changing

It is a well-known fact that digitalisation in the construction sector has been revolutionising the way we communicate and work, but do you know how this technological milestone will affect you personally?

Do you know how BIM will structure and simplify your work and make it safer, more effective and profitable?

Are you familiar with the BIM solutions that are already available and how easily you can start using them?

Welcome to the seminar | BIM in Europe

The Norwegian Contractors Association (EBA) and leading European industry associations asked coBuilder to share the results of the rigorous research efforts within the EU project ProductInfoX, and to present an overview of the digitalisation process in Norway and Europe.

We have assembled a team of speakers from the BIM sphere who will talk about the digital tomorrow of various European countries, Governments and actors.


Richard Petrie
Richard PetrieChief Executive of buildingSMART International
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Nick Tune
Nick TuneCEO of coBuilder UK and a former BRE Group Director
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Lars Chr. Fredenlund
Lars Chr. FredenlundChief Executive Officer and co-founder of coBuilder AS
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Anstein Skinnarland
Anstein SkinnarlandManaging Director of buildingSMART Norge
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Kari Sandberg
Kari SandbergCEO of Norwegian Contractors Association (EBA)
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Morten Berntsen
Morten BerntsenTeknologisk Institutt Norway (TI)
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Mathieu Veulemans
Mathieu VeulemansNorwegian Building Authority (DIBK)
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Frédéric Grand
Frédéric GrandbuildingSMART International
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09:00 – 09:15 Welcoming words (View Video | Wiew PDF)
v/ Kari Sandberg, CEO Norwegian Contractors Association (EBA)
09:15 – 09:40 The PIX Project – a brief introduction (View Video | View PDF)
How will the ProductInfoX project make life easier for the manufacturers and contractors?
v/ Lars Chr. Fredenlund, CEO coBuilder AS
09:40 – 10:00 The ProductInfoX project and its R&D results (View Video | View PDF)
Product documentation requirements. Are the industry players successfully implementing CPR?
v/ Morten Berntsen, Teknologisk Institutt Norway (TI)
10:00 – 10:20 The Construction Products Regulation (View Video)
How does CPR affect product data and documentation? How do the manufacturers cope with CPR?
v/ Mathieu Veulemans, Norwegian Building Authority (DIBK)
10:20 – 10:40 Coffee break
10:40 – 11:00 The UK BIM Level 2 mandate (View Video)
How is the UK BIM Task Group supporting BIM implementation and the move towards BIM Level 3?
v/ Nick Tune, CEO coBuilder UK
11:00 – 11:20 The BIM journey in Norway (View Video | View Presentation)
The buildingSMART Norway Guide. How is buildingSMART Norge leading the BIM transition in Norway?
v/ Anstein Skinnarland, buildingSMART Norway
11:20 – 11:40 BIM in France (View Video | View PDF)
Along with the Government’s active involvement, the French industry has standardised the way of
creating data sets, which is the key to a seamless BIM process in France but also Europe-wide.
v/ Frédéric Grand, buildingSMART France
11:40 – 12:40 Lunch
12:40 – 13:05 The buildingSMART standards (View Video | View PDF)
openBIM has become the main focus for buildingSMART International during the recent years. Is Europe changing under the openBIM influence? What is bSI going to focus on in the future?
v/ Richard Petrie, buildingSMART International
13:05 – 13:30 International BIM standardisation work in CEN/TC 442 and ISO/TC 59 (View Video | View PDF)
The international BIM standards are now under development. What is the status and how will this affect the European construction industry?
v/ The speaker is soon to be announced
13:30 – 14:00 Product Data Templates (View Video)
How will the move from PDFs to product data affect the industry and the manufacturing business in Europe? How are the various BIM initiatives across Europe evolving?
v/ Lars Chr. Fredenlund, CEO coBuilder AS
14:00 – 14:15 Coffee break
14:15 – 14:40 Manufacturers’ data. Moving from PDF’s to data (View Video | View Presentation)
v/ Pete Foster, Director of manufacturers and Merchants, coBuilder UK
14:40 – 15:00 Digitising the Construction Industry – Panel Discussion
v/ Frédéric Grand / Paul Surin / Nick Tune / Richard Petrie / Jøns Sjøgren
15:00 – 15:30 Becoming a BIM player (View Video)
ProductXchange & goBIM – a full-scale transition to BIMified data
v/ Lars Chr. Fredenlund, CEO coBuilder AS
15:00 – 15:30 Best practice use of IFC (View Video)
ProductXchange & Delivering product data to the as built model in IFC
v/ Lars Bjørkhaug, Catenda AS