BIM World Paris 2022 – report from the event

BIM World is a cyclical event that takes place annually in Paris. It promotes the digitization of the construction sector. The event has the formula of a technical fair and is accompanied by thematic conferences. The event, in addition to the mainstream presentation related to BIM technology, also offers lectures on sustainable architecture and low-emission solutions in modern construction.

After previous years, when the organization of such events was complicated due to the pandemic, and the participants felt safer staying at home or participating in BIM World virtually, this year’s meeting was even more anticipated and met with great interest. A wave of digitization enthusiasts, a group of interested people and a large group of professionals who have been operating in BIM technology for many years came from all over the world to Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, to become part of BIM World 2022.

Hundreds of different companies and organizations participated in the fair. They were both giants and smaller units that offer extraordinary solutions and have extensive experience in their achievements. At the stands, it was possible to talk directly to manufacturers, specialists and technical persons on topics of interest to visitors, learn more about already known solutions, or get acquainted with completely new ones.

During the event, the BIMvision team tested, for example, the possibility of combining this IFC model platform with the Nutanix web frame system. Such a compilation of IT solutions would allow BIMvision to be launched on any system. In short, using this type of web frame, the BIMvision platform could work on a mobile, tablet or computer with Android, macOS, Linux or any other operating system. It would be enough for the equipment to be connected to the Internet and a web browser. The solution would also allow the selection of technical parameters of the virtual machine, with which we would have an impact on the speed of its operation and we could precisely define our needs and requirements.

Among the participants of BIM World Paris 2022 there were representatives of such companies as, for example, the Spanish manufacturer of engineering software Cype, the Hexagon Group with Leica Systems and Bricsys, Vectorworks, the popular BIMobjects company, representatives of the Capgemini corporation, Autodesk, the Polish-Turkish company ISETIA , Allplan, commonly known but not associated with BIM technology – Dropbox and many others, the list of which can be seen on the event website.

You could learn about the BIM4EEB project, introducing tools for the renovation of existing residential buildings – including a BIM management system (BIMMS) and tools supporting the work on such projects. You could hear about cloud solutions from companies such as Nutanix, or about the CDE – ISETIA platform with an advanced document and process management system. Finally, you could learn about the Siveco Group or the solutions of the Egis group that shared their knowledge and experience in the field of intelligent infrastructure.

Capgemini presented the company’s approach to creating and operating digital twins of assets (buildings and infrastructure). Dropbox spoke of secure data storage in the cloud and its authorization solutions. Various systems for the conversion of steel, wooden and reinforced concrete structures were also presented. You could see, among others with photogrammetry used in the work related to augmented reality in the context of Notre-Dame de Paris, or find out about the position of specialists on public procurement using BIM technology.

At this great event, you could also see BIMvision in an integrated form with the ISETIA system. Visitors were interested not only in the functionalities of the tools for working on the IFC model, but also in the connection of BIMvision with the CDE platform and the system for document management and process control – ISETIA.

Thousands of participants could read the latest news about the “BIM World”. Participants visited the stands, having substantive talks and watching live possibilities of systems, programs and solutions in technology, as well as had the opportunity to listen to presentations on a wide range of topics. If you haven’t had the opportunity to participate in BIM World Paris yet, be sure to visit this technology knowledge center next year 2023.