For the past 6 years, the BIM World Congress has enabled all stakeholders in the construction, real estate and urban development sectors to share their experiences on the implementation of digital technology in their businesses and projects.

Beyond BIM, the uses of digital technology concern all types of players, from very small businesses to large groups and local authorities, whether they are just starting out or already experts.

For the year 2021, 4 main topics are developed

– Construction 4.0: Designing more efficient structures with digital technology

– Building as a Service: Enhancing the value of structures and developing new uses

– Environmental transition: supporting regulations and low-carbon objectives

– Smart Data: Digital infrastructures and service platforms

List of pre-themes 2021 per December 15

Construction 4.0: Designing more efficient structures with digital technology

  1. Modeling, design and BIM objects: organization of the production of BIM objects, data enrichment, links with business tools, experience feedback, etc.
  2. Geospatial design and integration of infrastructures: modeling infrastructures in their future environment, construction and operation of digital twins
  3. Supply chain, traceability and industrialization of construction: organization of the digital continuum from the factory to the building site, pre-fabrication, modular manufacturing, etc.
  4. Worksite 4.0 and connected infrastructures: connecting and managing worksites for greater safety, productivity and quality, integrating IoT into urban infrastructures.
  5. New Trades: Modernization of Construction Trades and New Skills

Building as a Service: Enhancing the value of structures and developing new uses

  1. BIM-Operation and BIM-Management: optimizing building maintenance and operation with digital mock-ups
  2. Smart Building and connected objects: Integrating BMS, IoT in Smart Building, interoperability and data platforms, link with digital mock-ups
  3. Service approaches and Building as a Service: implementing BOS, managing buildings as resource centers, service platforms, business models, etc.
  4. Urban integration of buildings and infrastructure: connecting buildings to neighborhoods and the city, data and service continuum, feedback
  5. Digital twins of structures and infrastructures: bringing digital models to life with operational data, organizing and securing data access, use cases, etc.

Environmental transition: supporting regulations and Low-Carbon objectives

  1. Implementing the Environmental Regulation 2020 with digital technology: best practices in the use of business tools, enriching and sharing digital mock-ups, optimizing Low-Carbon design
  2. Digital technology at the service of energy renovation: industrializing and massifying renovation, mobilizing project management and equipping professionals
  3. Preparing, managing and optimizing recycling using digital technology: use of BIM, optimization of construction systems, site management, recovery platforms, logistics, etc.
  4. Modeling and optimizing the carbon impact of buildings: tools and methods throughout the life cycle, sharing of best practices
  5. Modelling and managing Low-Carbon districts using digital technology, involving users for low carbon buildings and districts.

Smart Data: Digital infrastructures and service platforms

  1. Indoor connectivity: solutions and best practice to connect BMS, IoT, Smart Building and digital twins, continuity of services in buildings, private 4G applications
  2. New digital infrastructures: infrastructures to support the Smart City, Cloud services, Edge Computing, Data Center, territorial digital infrastructures, 5G
  3. Data processing and enhancement: guaranteeing the quality and usability of data, advanced algorithms, AI, business intelligence, business models, etc.
  4. Data and service platforms: feeding and consolidating service and data platforms, use cases in buildings, use cases in urban services
  5. Digital twins of cities and territories: how to build digital models of local authorities, how to manage data by use, how to organize and secure access to data