One of the major success factors in building projects is effective collaboration between all parties involved – from planners and designers to those implementing the work. A digitalised approach to construction based on BIM, Building Information Modelling, is therefore one of the most important strategies for future building. In her lecture, BIM expert Ilka May gave an account of the potential of digital processes and technologies, as well as the main impediments to their establishment in Germany. In addition, she explained how designers benefit from BIM and who pays the cost.
Ilka May underlined that digital twins offer particular potential for more foresight and a better basis for investment decisions in the construction sector. This led to a lively discussion after the lecture
Ilka May is CEO of LocLab Consulting GmbH, a company specialised in creating digital twins – virtual copies of real or planned objects and spaces.
In 2017, she co-chaired the EU BIM Task Group before becoming a key advisor to the update procedure of the BIM strategy adopted by the German railway operator Deutsche Bahn.
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