The Technical Chamber of Greece is a public legal entity and its members are all qualified licensed engineers in Greece (104,000 active members) and companies (construction and technical). It is an active member of the International Engineering Community and the National Member representing Greece in several International and European Organizations. On February 19, 2020 TCG it hosted an event under the title “Digital Construction and BIM in Greece” at its premises (4 Nikis st, 1st floor, Syntagma). The event was organized under the umbrella of EU BIM Task Group National Events.
The construction industry faces many challenges such as climate change, resource scarcity, fragmentation and technological advances. Digital transformation in the construction sector is characterized by a fusion of advanced technologies and the integration of physical and digital systems and their effect on the built environment and energy efficiency.
Building Information Modelling, BIM is a process that involves the structured sharing and coordination of digital information about a construction throughout the lifecycle of the asset. The potential benefits of digitalization and BIM within the construction industry are numerous.
BIM is mentioned in the EU procurement directive as a mandatory requirement for public tenders, in EU member states. (Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain).
The event presented the status of BIM in Europe, the opportunities that occur from the use of this digital tool and how it leads to the path of the digitalization of the construction sector. European practices and experiences, governmental politics, technical standards and issues regarding the implementation of BIM are few of the topics that will be discussed.
Furthermore, a session was dedicated on mapping the needs and difficulties in implementing BIM in Greece. Discussing ways how to overcome obstacles will help to visualize the built environment digital future in Greece.
We encourage you to check out the following presentation:
Policy Officer for Innovation in Construction and Sustainable Built Environment, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
“Digital Construction and BIM in the EU”
Member of the EU BIM Task Group, Directorate Head of Public Relations, International & European Affairs, TCG
“EU BIM Task Group Roadmap”
…along with others which can be downloaded on the event website.