On March 21st, the 10th “Building Day” attending to building information modelling took place at the PFL Culture Centre in Oldenburg. Hosted by the Jade University of Applied Sciences, which is among the leading academies in BIM research and study in Germany, the conference brought together referees from Denmark, Germany and the UK.
After an introduction to the level of BIM implementation in Germany by Ulrich Kammeyer (President of the Chamber of Engineers of Lower Saxony and Vice President of the Federal German Chamber of Engineers) and Jürgen Koggelmann (German Federal Ministry for Transport, Building and Urban Development) the audience was briefed on the development status in the UK by Mark Bew (Chairman of the British “BIM Task Group”). Ilka May (ARUP, buildingSMART e.V.) and Lasse Vester (Femern A/S, Sund & Bælt Holding A/S Denmark) presented their sample project Fehmarnbelt tunnel. Siggi Wernik (architectural office Léon Wohlhage Wernik/Berlin, chief executive of buildingSMART e.V. – German speaking chapter) gave a summary and outlook on the German BIM strategy in the run-up to the meeting of the Federal Ministry’s reform commission for large-scale building projects in May.
The final section focussed on research and study projects in the curriculum in Oldenburg with presentations by Hans-Georg Oltmanns (professor at Jade University of Applied Sciences and board member of buildingSMART e.V.) and Hans-Hermann Prüser (Educational Dean of the department for Construction & Geoinformation). The conference closed with a panel discussion on future scenarios and consequences for working with BIM.
Within the event the DURAARK project was represented by an article in the conference journal, a poster and flyers. Further contacts and an interchange with Jade University’s department for Construction & Geoinformation have been initiated.
This blog entry is a contribution of Hedda Saemann (TIB), who presented the DURAARK poster at the event.