BIM World MUNICH 2022 – the trendsetting event for the digitalization of the construction industry – took place with new exhibitor and visitor records.
BIM World MUNICH closed its doors last week in Munich with an outstanding two-day event. It underlined its position as the industry’s leading event with a very comprehensive congress program on a total of 8 stages, 250 speakers and more than 223 international exhibitors.
“With over 7,000 international trade visitors from 53 countries, we are more than satisfied. BIM World MUNICH was once again the hub for exchanges on all relevant digitalization topics and trends, as well as on sustainability and the circular economy. Many discussions and conversations showed that without digitalization and BIM it is not possible to cope with the current and widening bottlenecks in construction materials and manpower as well as rising energy costs. BIM World MUNICH has again impressively proven that it is the central platform for business development for all stakeholders and participants involved.” Christian Stammel, founder and managing director of BIM World MUNICH, affirms.
Building Information Modeling is developing into the central data exchange of all trades involved in construction and is thus becoming more important than ever. The influence of BIM processes and data models extends far beyond the actual planning area. BIM World MUNICH demonstrated this impressively with the topics BIM4Machines, BIM4FM, BIM4Materials, BIM4Infrastructure and BIM4RealEstate and the cross-sectional topics BIM4NetZero and BIM4Collaboration.
For the first time, separate partner congresses were realized for the topics BIM4FM and BIM4Materials.
The joint event summit.4builders. of the Rudolf Müller Media Group and GS1 offered insights into the digital future of the building materials and building products industry on November 22.
At the BIM4FM Congress by CAFM Ring e.V. on the second day, a lot of attention was paid by the congress visitors in particular to the topic of the operation of a property and the advantages caused by BIM data in the operation.
And for the first time, craftsmen also got their money’s worth:
A separate presentation program showed how carpenters, tilers and other craftsmen can use simple smartphone apps to document both their invoicing and construction progress, thus providing enormous added value for end-to-end digital construction documentation. This brings us a big step closer to the goal of integrating all those involved in the trade.
In the numerous presentations and expert discussions of the key players in the industry and innovative start-ups from the various disciplines, the digital twin was still one of THE topics – extended by the necessity of sustainable construction and renovation against the background of resource scarcity.
The question on everyone’s mind: “How can BIM help build and produce more sustainably and energy-efficiently?”
Highlights of the exhibition program included new disruptive construction IT and IoT technologies for sensor-based construction and operation, BIM and sustainable construction, BIM and GIS, BIM and digital construction site, BIM visualization (VR/AR, 3D, etc.), cloud-based BIM solutions, innovative solutions for smart buildings, and the best practices of digital planning tools and smart construction technologies.
In addition, interested visitors had the opportunity to participate in a Guided Tour presented by academy.4builders. This gave them a good overview of the exhibiting companies and the tour initiated conversations between exhibitors and visitors.
This year, a separate large area was dedicated to the topic of “Innovation”. In the Innovation Area, including its own stage, the participants of the BIM Town and the 5th Smart Building / Smart Construction Innovation World Cup® showed their innovative products and solutions. The top 42 finalists first pitched on the Innovation Stage of the Start Up Area “BIM Town”. The top 9 of this preliminary round were then allowed to present again in front of the impressed audience on the main stage, the top-class jury evaluated the start-ups live on site and chose Carbon Limit Co. from the USA as the winner. Another American company and a German sensor manufacturer shared 2nd and 3rd place.
Dietmar Bernert, President of BIM World MUNICH, is pleased to note:
“In addition to the extremely positive development of exhibitor and visitor numbers, where we observed a very good mix of excellent technical expertise and significant interest from CEOs, board members and innovation leaders in the construction industry, the concentration of the highest quality technical papers in the conference program on all stages is impressive, representing significant added value for anyone dealing with innovations in the field of digitalization in all trades and phases of design, construction and operation. This year’s BIM World has once again impressively proven that it is the important meeting point for everyone who wants to be part of a society that wants and needs to be more efficient, more sustainable in dealing with the challenges of the coming decades in the construction industry and thus with all of our resources.
I am already looking forward to welcoming you all again at the upcoming BIM World in Munich!”
The 7th BIM World MUNICH will take place on November 28 and 29, 2023 at the ICM in Munich.