Submission of abstracts of MSc Dissertations defended and approved within the period 1st August 2020 and 31st July 2021.
BIM A+ International Conference
An International Conference in BIM
Accepting abstracts regarding MSc Dissertations from any Higher Education Institution defended up to 31st July 2021
International Conference in BIM
The BIM A+ International Conference aims to assist the dissemination of cutting-edge research and applications in the context of BIM, made specifically in the context of MSc dissertations. The International Conference is organized every year in late September, with the presentation of dissertations defended within the last 12 months. The conference has the implicit participation of graduates from the BIM A+ Master but is open to graduates from any other teaching programme. In 2021, the conference takes place on 30th September and 1st October, in an online manner, with streaming and participation through the 3 coursework locations of BIM A+, respectively in Guimarães (Portugal), Ljubljana (Slovenia), and Milan (Italy).
- Implementation and Management
- Policies and standardization
- BIM-SIG Interconnection
- Interoperability and Collaboration
- Architecture and Engineering
- Facility Management
- Life Cycle and Circular Economy
- Automation and Robotics
- IoT and Monitoring
- Virtual and Augmented Reality
- Software Development
- Case Studies
BIM A+ International Conference
Even though the conference is taking place online, accepting both speakers and attendants to participate remotely, there is also a live streaming at 3 locations, where speakers and attendants can participate physically and enjoy some good old-fashioned networking that we are all missing (conditional to sanitary restraints applicable at the date of the conference and the location in question).
José Granja (U. Minho – Chair)
Claudio Mirarchi (Poli. Milano)
Dejan Papič (U. Ljubljana)
Miguel Azenha (U. Minho – President)
Tomo Cerovsek (U. Ljubljana)
Pietro Crespi (Poli. Milano)
Alberto Pavan (Poli. Milano)
Bruno Figueiredo (U. Minho)
José Carlos Lino (U. Minho)
Aleksander Srdić (U. Ljubljana)
Matevz Dolenc (U. Ljubljana)
For the 1st Edition, the BIM A+ International Conference in BIM accepts Dissertations defended and approved within the period 1st August 2020 and 31st July 2021. The dissertation must be written in English to be considered acceptable.
The event accepts dissertations submitted to any Higher Education Institution in the World.
Submission of contributions is accepted up to 31st August 2021.
Each submission must comprise 4 parts:
- Abstract (same as used in the dissertation)
- The PDF file of the dissertation
- Evidence that the dissertation has been successfully defended and the corresponding grade
- Declaration of copyright following the template duly signed.
If you want to become a sponsor of this International Conference in BIM, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
The BIM A+ Consortium adheres a network of Associated Partner institutions of several natures.
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The organisation will edit an electronic book of abstracts, available for free and have a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for permanent tracing. The proceedings will further comprise links for the video presentations and for the full text of the dissertations.
The programme is still provisory and it can be changed by the organization.
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Invited speaker - Neill Pawsey
Digital opportunities in built environment
Senior Digital Consultant
Invited speaker - Zeljko Djuretic
Jumpstart your infrastructure career
Director, Bentley Education
Guidelines for BIM Information Management at Design Stage
Proposal of a Company BIM Guide in alignment with ISO 19650
Generative design for constructability improvements with BIM|Lean approach
José Luis Rodríguez Hernández
Systematic Quality check of Building Information Models
Mohamed Safwat Mohamed Osman
City Information Modeling (CIM) as a Vital Digital Twin for Improving Sustainability
Implementing Building Performance Modelling Through BIM Methodology and its Implication on Building Design Process
Machine Learning applied to Building Information Models
Towards efficient BIM use of underground geotechnical data
Mohamad El Sibaii
Business process re-engineering using BIM tools and APIs
Upgrading BIM Processes in a Structural Design Office
Collaborative BIM Environments: Mitigating Cybersecurity Threats in the Design Phase
Muammer Semih Sonkor
BIM 7D - Research on Applications for Operations & Maintenance
LCA evaluation through BIM-based advanced CVE workflows
Tassiane Feijo Brazzalle
BIM in Design for Manufacturing and Assembly: Bridging the gap in AECO Industry 4.0
Visualizing monitoring data through BIM
Construction Digital Twin: a framework for a General Contractor
Green Digital Twin for dynamic sustainability assessment
Using augmented reality in different BIM workflows
Angela Cristina De Hugo Silva
BIM workflow for pre-construction constructability evaluation using 4D tasks
BIM adoption for structural engineering design
BIM in structural engineering: a study of interoperability between BIM platform and FEM software on structural modelling, analysis and design
Invited speaker - Bruno Caires
Digital Construction – Current Industry Challenges & Trends
Co-founder and partner of BIMMS - Building Information Modelling & Management Solutions
HBIM for sustainable reuse
Quality assurance of BIM models in project management
Taiane Barichello Bohrer
Automated procedures for LCA analysis on a BIM project
Making Life Cycle Assessment of Buildings a Part of Everyday Building Design Through BIM-based Integration
HBIM methodology for structural preservation of historical buildings: the semantic modeling of the San Felice sul Panaro fortress
Coordinated specification and quantity take-off through digital modelling
Collaborative BIM-based workflows for a new sustainable compression-only structural block construction system
Geotechnical BIM for Quantity Take-off in Tunneling Structures with Ground Deformation
Algorithm-aided Information Design: Hybrid Design approach on the edge of Associative Methodologies in AEC
CIM The Application of City Information Modelling
BIM-based development of bill of materials with case study
BIM QA/QC procedures based on Lessons learned from Constructability issues
Ana Gloria De Luna Guajardo
The use of BIM for Design-Build-Relocate projects
Vanesa Antonela Valentina Bertero
Minimum datasets for 4D simulation of infrastructure projects and their carbon footprint
BIM for information management in structural safety control of embankment dams
Smart BIM objects for intelligent modular construction
BIM, IOT and BMS for the management of buildings and infrastructures. The digital twin for sustainable development
Mohammad Hassan Meshkini
Neill started his career in the British Army and after leaving in 1989 he began training for a career in the Construction and Civil Engineering industry. After spending a few years working as a Field Engineer and Site Manager on Coastal and Inland Flood Protection schemes, he developed a passion for IT and innovative technologies and joined Jackson Civil Engineering’s IT department in 1998 progressing to become their Head of Information Technology.
In 2008 he took the opportunity to travel and work overseas with a division of the Construction Industry Institute (CII) based at the University of Austin in Texas. During this time, he led a number of technology pilots and proof on concepts on large Capital Project Programmes in Europe, Russia, the Middle East, and Asia. He returned to the UK in 2014 to work on the Crossrail Infrastructure Project in London as a Senior Project Information Manager and more recently worked for EDF Energy as their Head of Information Management on the Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station construction programme.
In 2019 Neill started working part time for PCSG (Professional Construction Strategies Group) consultancy based in South London and has been supporting a national BIM programme for the Ministry of Environment in Lithuania and is currently supporting Amey Consulting UK (part of the Spanish Infrastructure Services Group Ferrovial) as their Programme Director for their Digital Engineering Transformation Programme.
Neill lives in UK with his wife and family and in his spare time volunteers to support various charitable organisations. He also enjoys running and exploring the countryside near his home in Suffolk.
As a Director for Bentley Education Zeljko looks after academic institutions for Bentley Systems Inc. He is bringing together Industry and Academia so that teaching becomes more relevant to the industry needs while Academia gets better insight into Industry directions. Over the last 20 years he has been involved in a number of successful initiatives worldwide to advance technical education, from secondary schools to post-graduate studies.
Bruno is the operations director, co-founder and partner of BIMMS. Also, Bruno is a non-exec board member to IberD (European Architecture & Engineering Consultancy), and is an observer to the board of another two firms associated to engineering and IT.
He is a member of the national engineering council and has a MEng degree in engineering from University of Minho in Portugal. During his professional career he has had further training namely BSI BIM Master Classes 2015 in London, UK.
Over the last years Bruno has had an international experience on projects located in the UK, central and western Europe assuming operational project roles such as Design Manager and/or BIM Manager or advisory BIM consultant. During these years he has extended his expertise in the areas of project management, design co-ordination, BIM integrated applicability and engineering.
He is also a lecturer of the Portuguese national BIM course held at the engineering council since its conception in 2014, where he had the opportunity of assisting with its foundation. He is an invited lecturer and mentor of the “International Master BIM Manger” online course held at ZIGURAT Global Institute of Technology since 2016.