Knowledge Sharing Workshops

One of the main activities of the EU BIM Task Group is the organization of knowledge transfer workshops. The goal of the workshops is to have active round table discussions with on-site participants using the following format:

  • Discussion moderated workshop without long boring presentations.
  • 20-30 participants maximum to be able to keep discussions interesting and let any participant take an active part in the debate.
  • Topics and agenda of the workshop can be in advance shape by registered participants.
  • Outcome: Knowledge and suggestion document that will be published on the EUBTG website after the workshop

The workshops are intended for public clients and policy makers. Information about upcoming workshops is communicated through the General Assembly members of EUBTG.

WS1 – OpenBIM

Dublin, 1 June 2023

Key topics of the workshop:

  • What is the content of the digital common language for the construction?
  • Which steps need to be done to use it in projects?
  • Information requirements from different levels perspectives.
  • Role of IFC – benefits and bottlenecks.
  • Classification system – how to use it?
  • Realistic state of the art.
  • Implementation of the international standards in public sector (practice examples).
  • Contract specifications (eg. BEP, BIM protocol)

Download summary: OpenBIM in procurement and practice (PDF)


Prague, 25 September 2023

Key topics of the workshop:

  • What in practice Common Data Environment (CDE) means and containing?
  • CDE priority functionalities, their benefits and risks.
  • What change means CDE for organisation?
  • How to use CDE on project level. Pilot projects.
  • How to effectively and fairly put CDE in contracts?
  • Cooperations with suppliers CDE. API usage.
  • Cybersecurity, archiving, open formats.

Download summary:Common Data Environment (PDF)

WS3 – Org. Strategy

Rome, 7 November 2023

Key topics of the workshop:

  • What is information management (BIM) and the actual scope for the public client organization?
  • Where are the gaps between theory and practice?
  • How to connect all stages. Design, construction, operating?
  • Different national strategies. top/bottom or bottom/top. Benefits and bottlenecks for the organization.
  • Role of the organization management to support the implementation of BIM in the organization environment?
  • Action plan. What to do to move faster forward?

Download summary: BIM Practical Implementation and Strategy (PDF)

WS4 – BIM in FM

Strassbourg 20th-21st February 2024

Key topics of the workshop:

  • How can BIM Standards and protocols enhance Facility Management in public buildings?
  • What Strategies can improve communication and collaboration among stakeholders in BIM for FM?
  • How to effectively integrate FM needs during the design and construction phases using BIM?
  • What are the best practices for efficiently managing public spending on building operation and maintenance with BIM?
  • How can continuous data sharing and model updates improve decision-making in Facility Management?
  • What challenges and solutions exist in implementing BIM for everyday maintenance tasks in public facilities?
  • How can public institutions define and achieve clear objectives in Facility Management through BIM?

Download summary: BIM in Facility Management (PDF)