What a great conference season for HOCHTIEF ViCon! Additionally to our participation at the EXPO Real 2014 in Munich and two presentations at the buildingSMART Forum 2014 in Berlin ViCon expanded its exhibition record by an international conference hattrick: 3 countries, 3 conferences, 3 presentations:
ViCon as a leading service provider and consultant for BIM and virtual construction with its various projects in Europe, Middle East, North Africa and North America, was invited to present BIM expertise and best practice examples in these important growing BIM markets. There is no question anymore that BIM has been transforming the construction industry and that the awareness, significance and usage of BIM have been constantly growing amongst all stakeholders.
At the ICE BIM Conference 2014 in London end of October our Managing Director Dirk Schaper presented “practical experiences in BIM utilization on an underground metro project in the Middle East” highlighting general BIM requirements of major metro projects, an effective process for web based design coordination and an integrated 4D and 5D model from the metro projects in the Middle East. Dirk Schaper’s presentation was very well received and the conference in general had excellent feedback from all delegates and sponsors. ICE BIM Conference was held in its fourth consecutive year and brought together 400 experts from the construction industry. ICE considers BIM as the goal-oriented management of information through the whole life cycle of an asset. ICE (Institution of Civil Engineers) was founded in 1818 and was granted a royal charter in 1828 declaring the aim to "foster and promote the art and science of civil engineering". Nowadays ICE counts around 80,000 members worldwide.
Two weeks later in mid November ViCon’s International Operations Director René Schumann addressed a keynote speech at the 14th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality - CONVR 2014 in Sharjah alongside Chair Prof. Nashwan Dawood. He spoke about BIM and VR technologies in large-scale projects projects within the ME and showcased ViCon’s extensive experiences in utilizing BIM from the diverse project portfolio. Since 14 years CONVR has brought together well known researchers and practitioners from around the globe to report on and exchange the latest developments, ideas and applications stemming from innovative research activities in the area of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and BIM. The conference is known for having a unique blend of participants from both academia and industry.
The conference hattrick was completed in Innsbruck at the IPDC 2014, the International Planning, Design and Construction Congress organized by the University of Innsbruck, within the i3b working group (Baubetrieb, Bauwirtschaft & Baumanagement). ViCon presented the utilization of 3D models within a city’s lifecycle illuminating the entire BIM process from building permit until operation. ViCon’s experiences on complex projects show that a successful BIM implementation depends on the holistic approach, which consists of five interconnected components: processes, technologies, people, policies and the BIM Manager. This method “Five components of BIM“ was designed by ViCon and builds the foundation of its core services. Only by utilizing them all in unison, projects will be able to benefit from the entire spectrum of BIM’s added value.
2014 was a successful year for HOCHTIEF ViCon and the course has been set for a great year 2015.
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