Promoting the debate on BIM in Spain

13 Feb 2017

The IE School of Architecture and Design and Arup organised an event to discuss the challenges and opportunities that BIM presents to companies, as well as its impact on people, operations and business.

The event, presented by Martha Thorne, Dean of the IE School of Architecture and Design, and Mark Chown, Group Leader of Arup in Spain, included the discussion of the key benefits of BIM: how the use of digital tools helps teams to improve coordination, produce more efficient designs, accelerate delivery times and achieve greater energy efficiency.

“Far beyond just modelling, it is fundamental to work with an integrated BIM model to shape BIM as a collaborative method between all stakeholders. Every designer, contractor, supplier, owner, developer or operator has to identify where the real value lies for them, and has to be able to manage it.”

Mark Chown, Madrid Group Leader, Arup

The panel discussion highlighted the challenges and successes of BIM implementation. Leading professionals from public administrations such as Planen-bauen 4.0, SEGITTUR and corporations such as Neinver and F.C. Barcelona, in addition to contractors OHL, Ferrovial, Acciona and Sacyr provided the keys to a successful change management towards digital transformation. Each company should examine and consider how to improve their core processes through digital tools by selecting what is valuable to them and then adapting it to the company’s needs.

During the event Arup also highlighted its commitment for the implementation of BIM adoption programmes and change management.

"We offer our clients physical expertise, digital leadership and human talent. Our founder Ove Arup pioneered Total Design, integrating disciplines to ensure the best possible solution. The digital world creates new opportunities to fulfil that promise, using capabilities which never existed before. Total Design in a digital world is how we will continue to lead the industry in this exciting era."

— David Castro, Associate Director, Arup

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    The IE School of Architecture and Design and Arup organised an event to discuss the challenges and opportunities that BIM presents to companies, as well as its impact on people, operations and business.