Catalonia and Barcelona to set up BIM Working Group

Catalonia and Barcelona to set up BIM Working Group

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Spain, February 24, 2015: Government of Catalonia and Barcelona City Council have announced plans to set up a BIM Working Group to help implement the culture, values, work methods and digital and electronic technologies needed to train industry, government, research centres, professional groups and academia. A manifesto in this concern was unveiled at the BIM European Summit, which held on 12-13 February 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.

The BIM Working Group will take action on the country’s existing and future property assets, their functional upgrading, and material and energy intervention and develop new smart cities. Furthermore, it was decided to establish a monitoring centre to measure these events and compare them internationally.

The declaration has also set the target that all public facilities and infrastructure would be constructed using BIM in all stages which includes design, construction and operation (maintenance and facility management) by the year 2020. In addition, by 2018 the government plants to make it BIM usage mandatory for constructing public facilities and infrastructure with a budget of over €2 million.

The manifesto can be accessed here.

Source: European BIM Summit