Touching Down in Germany for BIM ConferenceContributor: Swinerton Blogger | October 29, 2013
Swinerton heads to Germany this week to speak about the future of 5D BIM at the International 5D Conference in Konstanz (Constance), a historic town at the edge of Lake Constance, which hugs the borders of Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. Hosted by the 5D Initiative and Hochschule Konstanz University of Applied Sciences, the conference brings together BIM leaders from around the globe to explore the latest trends in building models that integrate data on cost, supply, production, and budget. Germany has seen a lot of BIM activity lately, as the Lake Constance event comes on the heels of buildingSMART’s International BIM Week and Forum in Munich.
Swinerton presented at the conference yesterday on the importance of standardization when using 5D process for estimating. Model-based (5D) estimating encourages greater collaboration among the estimating, pre-construction, and design team members and their clients. We shared how standardized processes and tools can allow cost data to be extracted quickly and efficiently, resulting in more accurate estimates and reduced project risk.
Swinerton is excited to have the opportunity to share our BIM expertise with the European building community!