Global BIM Network’s General Assembly will feature best practices from around the world
On 1st December, the Network will host its second annual General Assembly, bringing together members of the global public sector, NGOs and multi-lateral organisations. During the event, attendees will hear about the transformation journeys towards developing a digital built environment in Australia, Czech Republic, Colombia, and Argentina. In addition to the sharing of best practices, attendees will also learn about the development of the Network’s forthcoming Digital Transformation Playbook for Public Sector Construction.
Luke Belfield, Victorian Chief Engineer at Office of Projects Victoria, will update on progress from the Office of Projects Victoria (OPV) including the collaborative development of guidance within the Victorian Digital Asset Strategy. The strategy sets out the vital process for safeguarding the digital systems that will allow them to monitor and improve the creation and management of infrastructure assets in the Australian state of Victoria. Luke will also discuss the development of public sector capacity in BIM and its application in pilot projects. OPV’s central role has allowed for greater impact across multiple project portfolios not only in Victoria, but also across the whole of Australia through the sharing of best practice.
The General Assembly will hear from Lucie Svamberkova, a BIM Education Expert in the BIM Strategy Department at the Czech Standardization Agency. Lucie will describe how the Czech Republic is using secondary and tertiary education to scale the adoption of BIM. This includes educational trainings to build the interest of high school and university students in developing a career in BIM and the built environment. Attendees will also learn about capacity-building solutions currently being offered to Czech industry and the public sector, including the development of a BIM Education System for Public Administration and the Czech Government’s BIM Strategy Framework.
Diego Giraldo, BIM Manager at the Urban Development Corporation of Medellin, will provide insight into leveraging BIM as part of a wider transformation strategy for the city of Medellin in Colombia. He will also provide practical examples from pilot projects on how the Corporation is collaborating to support wider transformation in Colombia and across Latin America. Learn more about how BIM is being utilized across Colombia here.
Attendees will also hear from Maria Victoria Pasini, Architect at BIM Implementation System (SIBIM), who will provide insight on the digital transformation journey of Argentina. She will discuss the creation of SIBIM, the Ministry of Public Works’ BIM task force, which aims to implement BIM in the different areas of public affairs as part of the Strategic Plan for the digital transformation of the Ministry. Access SIBIM’s public library here.
The General Assembly event is for public policy makers, change management specialists and BIM practitioners working in the public sector, NGOs and multi-lateral institutions. This year’s event will be delivered in Spanish and English and will be held twice to accommodate for time zone.