The EU BIM Task Group has been awarded an industry prize for the promotion of BIM in Europe. The prize was awarded for pioneering work on an aligned introduction of BIM to Europe to drive competitiveness and whole life cycle improvements.
The prize was awarded by the European BIM Summit (EBS) at their event in Barcelona on 26th May 2017 with over 500 global attendees, including 37 associations from Government regional and sub-secretaries. The EBS includes an Honours Committee and Strategic Committee with representatives from European associations; and international representation from the US and Latin America.
The EU BIM Task Group received this award jointly with the European Commission (Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs).
The award was received by Adam Matthews (Chair of the EU BIM Task Group) and Elisabeth Hamdouch (Deputy Head of Unit – Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs). Jorge Torrico also attended, representing Spain’s delegation.
On receiving the award, Ms. Hamdouch highlighted the importance of BIM and the digitisation of the sector for its impact across multiple priority themes which include:
- Supporting innovation in SMEs
- Sustainable buildings
- Resource efficiency
Adam Matthews thanked the 60+ task group participants across 22 countries, especially the Steering Group members for their contributions. He also thanked the European Commission and UK Government for their support and financial assistance to the programme.