BIM is a new approach in estimating, designing, implementing and managing the project life cycle that provides the conditions for all project elements to perform their role and responsibility in the project in a fully interactive environment. This approach increases the integration and synergy in various technical, executive and managerial areas of the project and helps to minimize many of the current issues and challenges of the projects. The construction laws in some developed countries of the world are such that they do not allow construction without the use of BIM, and the use of this approach has become inevitable for all elements of the project.
In this regard, the pioneers of construction and construction industries, researchers and investors, following the models presented in BIM technology, have organized numerous national and international conferences and seminars around the world with a focus on BIM. The most important of these conferences are the Conferences in the Netherlands, the UAE, the United States, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom.
Therefore, Mehregan Design and Construction Group, with the aim of developing BIM in the country, by holding an annual international conference on manufacturing information modeling, tries to create an opportunity to exchange experiences and new achievements in this field by creating a professional forum and gathering of legislators, academics and industry.
The 1st international Conference on Building Information Modeling (BIM) was held in 1396 (2017) under the slogan “BIM, necessity, Challenges and future horizons” and received a large audience. Specialized panels, keynote speeches by domestic and international professors, reciting the experience of BIM implementation in projects, scientific paper presentations and exhibition on the sideline, were the main objectives of the 1st international BIM conference.
The second session of the International Conference on Building Information Modeling, focusing on “Project, Organization and Industry BIM Development and Implementation Solutions”, was held in Year 2019 and was widely welcomed as before. Technical panels, keynote lectures by local and international professors, sharing experiences of implementing various projects, presenting scientific papers, holding the first OPEN BIM Competition in Iran, and holding an incidental exhibition were the anticipated programs at the conference. Having regard to the role of international conferences on exchanging knowledge and experience between governments institutions, employers, contractors, consultants, researchers, university professors and other BIM activists, the second conference’s final manifesto emphasized the need to hold a periodic conference on annual basis. In this maifesto, also, the conference organizers and sponsors were commissioned to take action in the third session of the international conference on “Development of National and Upstream Documents on BIM”.
The 3rd and 4th rounds of the International Conference on Building Information Modeling with the focus on “Development of national and upstream documents in the field of BIM” and “Capacities, requirements and experiences of BIM in various construction industry projects” were held in 1399(2020) and 1400(2021). Due to the spread of the corona virus, these sessions of the conference were held online and fortunately, as in previous episodes, they were widely welcomed by the audience in this field. Specialized panels, keynote speeches by local and international professors, expression of BIM implementation experiences in various projects, presentation of scientific papers and holding a “programming marathon in the BIM world” were among the programs envisaged at the conference. Given the role and position of holding international conferences in the exchange of knowledge and experience between government agencies, employers, contractors, consultants, researchers, university professors and other BIM activists, the final statement of the fourth conference emphasized the need to hold annual conferences. The organizers and supporters of the conference were instructed to hold the fifth round of this international conference.
The most important anticipated sections of the 5th Conference:
- Keynote speeches by top domestic and international professors
- Educational workshops regarding the BIM concepts and its applications
- Presenting cases in which BIM has been applied in various industries
- Introducing the latest findings in the format of oral and poster presentation
- Running competition among BIM activists and rewarding the winners
- Organizing specialized exhibition on the abilities of BIM solution providers
- Holding the BIM Excellence Award Festival and introducing the Iran’s top projects in BIM implementation