BIM Forum 2022 brings together digital construction experts

Construction industry is in continuous need for new technology that can be fully visible in all construction processes and benefit all stakeholders in the long-term. To facilitate information and experience exchange engaging BIM (Building Information Modelling) specialists and implementers in discussions on latest technologies used in virtual design, BIM Forum 2022 was organized bringing together leading industry experts.

The use of the latest technologies, innovations and digitization are a priority in many sectors and are implemented, including with the support of the European Union, at various levels. The European Green Deal implemented by the European Union puts emphasis not only on combating climate change directly, but also on innovation and digitalization of industries.

BIM is already widespread in the Baltic construction market. For example, in Latvia BIM is used in more than 40 public procurements, as well as more than 20 private real estate developers indicate the use of the BIM process as a mandatory requirement in their procurements. Even without specific customer requirements, many construction companies use BIM elements and the latest technologies in their daily work, because they see the benefits that digital solutions bring.

The use of BIM in building management is also becoming more and more relevant, because the BIM model (As-Built BIM) maintained and renewed in construction, together with the project information required for management purposes, gives the opportunity to prepare the digital twin of the structure (the actual 3D model of the built structure, where the necessary information and documentation for management is added to elements, which opens wide opportunities for more effective implementation of management processes.

“When it comes to modelling Rail Baltica in a digital environment and to manage Rail Baltica as a single asset, the Rail Baltica joint venture RB Rail AS is following a detailed Building Information Management strategy that sets the basis for the virtual design works and is used during the design, construction as well as will serve as an input for the maintenance phase,” said Raitis Bušmanis, Head of Virtual Design and Construction Department at RB Rail AS.  

Watch Rail Baltica experience applying virtual design in implementing the global project (video presentation in Latvian language):

Discover digital world of Rail Baltica through the virtual design: