GeoBIM Europe is one of the industry-outreach initiatives launched by Geospatial Media and Communications last year, which aims to highlight critical role of geospatial technology in building information modelling (BIM) processes in European construction sector. Understanding that aligning geospatial and BIM improves collaboration, efficiency and performance of a building/infrastructure from planning and design, to the construction, and followed by operational and maintenance phases; GeoBIM Europe shall be the platform for geospatial community to interact closely with planners, architects, engineers, builders, building owners and operators; and discuss the potential and challenges of such integration in Europe.
The first edition of GeoBIM Europe saw encouraging attendance of 250 delegates representing 150 organizations from 16 countries. The conference featured over 30 speakers from Netherlands, United Kingdom, France, Finland, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, United States, Canada and India. The main topics being discussed include policies, standards and interoperability, and GeoBIM best practices in building/infrastructure lifecycle. The second edition of GeoBIM Europe shall continue where the discussion left off, with more emphasis on the 'demand' side of the ecosystem, i.e. building operation and facilities/asset management.