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Good Content = Happiness! A look at the BCS Europe Stream

With just one month before the BIM showdown of the year, its time to take a good look at the Building Content Summit (BCS) stream running on the first two days of BILT Europe (and remember, all BILT delegates have access to BCS sessions as well, so don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty and join in on the classes where content and collaboration takes center stage).

Day 1 – Perspectives and Insights

On the first day of BCS we’ll show you outstanding examples of how content and data has been tackled by some of smartest firms around the world. Right after BILTs opening keynote, we have asked the ENGIE group, who is one the worlds leading MEP contractors and FM companies, along with their development partner BIM&CO to walk you through how they have implemented a company wide data management strategy; and how having a management plan for all object data is beneficial for the project in the long run and how it fosters collaboration and drives value for all stakeholders in the project – from inception to operations.

While we always ensure that we open with a real bang, the following session is one that blew my mind away during BILT ANZ earlier this year. That’s why we have invited Dominic Martens from STH to share how they work with Kit of Parts (KOP) library, which is a first class example of how ingenious ways of using readily available tools like Revit and dRofus allows for generation of complete layouts at blazing speeds (commit design changes once; apply project-wide instantly across unlimited number of rooms). The use-case shown in Edinburgh is rooted in the health sector, but we can see this being a game changer for anyone work with modularization or even pre-fabrication of systems.

Having now heard from both the builder, the designer and the service provider, its time to get perspective from the manufacturers angle; which is why we’ve asked Adam Krug from Wavin to bring a technical case study on how he, as an in-house developer, has dealt with the challenges they face when BIM gets dirty below ground. We all know MEP systems can be tricky – and quality is often all over the place, which is why many BIM users in the MEP space chose to make their own content – Adam and the team at Wavin is working hard to change that perception, so bring your concerns and thoughts – and lets ensure we play each other good across both sides of the table.

At the end of the day – its time to go full circle; which we will do with a panel discussion, hosted by ASSA ABLOY’s, Paul Candy. Our topic is ‘Bridging the gap between content manufacturers & designers needs’.

 This topic is ever-changing and still as relevant today as it was decades ago when BIM was in its infancy. Hear from a panel of experts in their fields about the differing requirements and uses of manufacturer specific content from design to construction to facility management. 

By then its time for our brains to relax and digest – and what better way to do so, than at our outing to Gosford house. Keywords will be; excellent company, suckling pig, a private art collection that is out of this world and just plain good times. Then it’s back to bed – and rest up for day two, where we are going to roll up our sleeves and get very practical with our content. Read on for Day 2’s Content Here.

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COVID-19 Update

20th May 2020

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