Innovative technologies show up in the BIM TOWN and win the “BIM / Smart Construction Award”

The worldwide most established innovation platform has been bringing leading technology companies together with start-ups for more than 14 years and giving a prize to the best products and solutions: the “INNOVATION WORLD CUP®SERIES”. BIM World is now taking the format to Munich: Innovators for digitization in the construction and real estate industries from all over Europe will present themselves at BIM Town at the BIM World MUNICH 2018 on 27 and 28 November – and will be able to win the brand-new “BIM / Smart Construction Award “. Its criteria are aimed not only at the degree of innovation of the solution but also the availability of open digital data exchange. The winners will be announced at BIM World MUNICH 2018.  Furthermore the best of the best can expect support from the Fraunhofer Competence Center Planning and Building and joining a huge network of converters. In its third year, the largest BIM network platform in D-A-CH, the BIM World MUNICH, opens a new exhibition area: The BIM Town. IT / IoT start-up, institution of research and development, universities or lateral thinkers will demonstrate their innovations for the construction and real estate industry- and at the same time qualify for the BIM / Smart Construction Award “.… Read the rest


Since its premiere in the fall of 2016, BIM World MUNICH has become the most visited network platform in DACH for digitizing the construction and real estate industry. The 120 exhibitor sites for 2018 with innovative BIM solutions, IT applications and new IoT technologies are already fully booked. Over 100 speakers from all over Europe are set for the 2-day international conference. And more than 4,000 participants are expected on 27 and 28 November 2018 in the IC Munich. Now the ticket sales started. “Building Information Modeling represents the digitization and process optimization of the entire construction and real estate industry” Josef Kauer, President of BIM World MUNICH. “BIM and digital building models are the driving force behind innovation and performance in the construction industry, building operations, urban planning and regional development. The BIM World MUNICH brings together the entire BIM ecosystem, making it the most important BIM network platform in the German-speaking market. ” Probably the greatest benefit BIM achieves as a digital building model and work method, when the parties communicate with each other on the basis of uniform data: through the different life phases of a property with its technical facilities, and without media disruption. The decisive prerequisite for this is that the responsible persons come to an inter-trade exchange of experience and know the latest state of technological developments.… Read the rest

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Håvard Vasshaug, Design Technologist at Snøhetta & Co-founder at Bad Monkeys

  Le Monde headquarter in France. Credits: Snøhetta and Luxigon   Håvard Vasshaug, Design Technologist at Snøhetta and Co-founder at Bad Monkeys Håvard Vasshaug is a Design Technologist at Snøhetta; one of the world’s most renowned design practices. Håvard has a Master of Science in Structural Engineering and uses his experience with providing Building Information Modeling research, development and automation to share knowledge of digital building design solutions at Snøhetta and through his own companies. He regularly speaks about technical workflows, digital innovation and strategies for training at multiple international conferences and seminars, and receive wide acclaim for his talks and classes. He writes about BIM and visual scripting solutions on and is a Bad Monkeys founding member. Håvard has a passion for using technological advances to design fantastic buildings, while helping others operate effectively and joyfully.… Read the rest

UAV photogrammetry to support rehabilitation works of heritage buildings

  The mapping and measurements of existing heritage infrastructures typically present many logistical challenges. A large number of undercuts, restricted spaces, fully or partly modified structures, as well as uneven, misaligned, and distorted elements, can give headaches to surveying professionals. Luckily for them, one new technology developed recently is presenting interesting solutions for the measuring of buildings.… Read the rest

BIM, prefabrication & modular design : 3 Flagship projects that benefited from off-site manufacturing operations

  Besides moving construction operation towards off-site activities, prefabrication of building components provides a whole new range of possibilities for building professionals, and even more so since the arrival of digital planning methods such as Building Information Modeling. Prefabrication and automate manufacturing allow significant time and financial gains, especially with regard to the industrial production of repetitive elements and modular design components.… Read the rest

BIM and Blockchain (Part 2): What does the Blockchain has to do with BIM?

  Note: If you are not yet familiar with the concept of Blockchain, take a look at the first article of this series BIM and Blockchain (Part 1): Basics of Blockchain to understand the fundamentals of the theory behind Blockchain.   The digital transformation brings its fresh share of new buzzwords almost every week. The latest (and probably most enigmatic) concept to enter in the BIM World, the Blockchain, might not be as useless as you think. Indeed, once the functioning principle of the Blockchain is laid out, the potential for practical applications is also easier to understand.… Read the rest

BIM and Blockchain (Part 1): Basics of Blockchain

  Stay informed about the latest developments in the industry is becoming increasingly challenging; each day, our favorite newspapers and email boxes are flooded with supposedly new “game changing” concepts and innovative technologies that will revolutionize our everyday work. The most recent buzzword that is taking over the web since a few months is as well mysterious as misunderstood: the Blockchain.… Read the rest

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Naveen Dath, Architect and Director at Cottee Parker Architects

    Naveen Dath is Architect and Director at Cottee Parker Architects. Founded in 1989, Cottee Parker Architects is a national practice with studios operating in Melbourne, Perth, and Brisbane with an emerging presence in Sydney. They have extensive experience in delivering unique and considered design solutions for the built environment. As a long standing, well-established practice, they have garnered strong relationships with local planning authorities and are well recognized for exceptional urban design outcomes. This has allowed them to achieve design solutions for their clients well beyond the usual planning constraints.… Read the rest

Legal issues with BIM and collaborative design

  As Building Information Modeling is progressively becoming standard practice in design offices of all around the world, it is increasingly evident that the collaborative approach to building projects also brings a considerable share of new challenges. Whereas technical and IT issues associated with interdisciplinary model sharing are often seen by design teams as BIM’s main problem, a potentially bigger concern is arising: BIM collaboration is blurring legal boundaries with regard to the scope of practice of all professionals involved in the conception phase of the project.… Read the rest