The third International Conference on BIM with the focus on “Development of national standards in BIM” was held on 19, 20 and 21 October 2020. Due to the spread of the corona virus, this conference was held online and fortunately, as in previous periods, it was 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 were among the programs envisaged at the conference.
In this period of the conference, programs including 16 keynote speeches, 2 specialized panels, 16 workshops and presentation of 12 research papers, 16 poster papers were held simultaneously in two online events for the interested parties.
On the first day of the conference, the opening program of Event One began with a welcome and introduction of the conference programs by Dr. Mojtaba Azizi as the conference manager and with a keynote speech by Dr. Masoud Shafiei (Head of Tehran Management and Planning Organization), Dr. Hossein Taghdas ( Faculty member of Tehran University) and Dr. Mojtaba Maghrabi (faculty member of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad) continued.
Following the programs of the first day in Event One, two keynote speeches were given by Dr. Saeed Bani Hashemi and Dr. Parisa Nikkho and two workshops were presented by Dr. Mohammad Reza Alavipour and Mr. Armin Khajeh Bahri. Oil, Petrochemical Gas with the topic of “Assessing the status and existing capacities related to the digitization of manufacturing information in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry” and at the end, 4 research papers were presented.
The second day program was similar to the first day. Speakers on this day were Dr. Ali Rostami, Dr. Ioannis Brilakis, Dr. Hamidreza Abbasian, Dr. Vahid Shah Hosseini, Dr. Ghazal Raheb, Engineer Mir Ali Khadem Mousavi, Engineer Saleh Dashti, Engineer Hossein Kharashadizadeh, Engineer Saeed Dehghani and Engineer Sajjad Jafarian. The lectures were given simultaneously in two parallel online events, and participants used the Q&A section to ask questions and receive answers from the speaker. Also, holding a specialized roundtable in the road construction industry on the subject of “reviewing the localization capacities of new technologies in road construction in the country with the help of the Machine Control System” with the presence of activists in this field and presenting 4 research articles were other programs of this day.
And on the last day of the speech, Dr. Farzadpour Rahimian, Dr. Seyed Vahid Faghihi, Dr. Mehdi Ravanshadnia, Dr. Enrico Maggi, Dr. Richard Laing, Dr. Mohammad Reza Zaker, Dr. Esmatollah Nourzaei, Mr. Ghaem Ariani, Mr. Najmeh Bi Taab and Mr. Javad Hamidi was presented. Finally, at the end of the conference, Dr. Eghbal Shakeri, Secretary of the Conference, thanked the participants and experts for their wide acceptance, noting that using BIM technology, one can move on the project schedule and in the end pointed out that the technical system is appropriate. And the executive of the country, the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development, the municipality and the engineering system to help each other to reach a precise principles and foundations of this technology. Another important program of the closing ceremony of the introduction of the fourth BIM Iran Excellence Festival by Dr. Farhad Saeedi was the director of the festival, who announced that it will be held next year and at the same time as the next round of the conference. Also, at the same time in the event of two conferences, 4 other research papers were presented.
At the closing ceremony, Mr. Parviz Ghavaminejad, Deputy of Technical and Executive System of Tehran Management and Planning Organization, while explaining the process of preparing BIM implementation instructions in the technical and executive system of the country, unveiled this instruction.
Following the program, all financial and spiritual sponsors of the conference, especially the Office of National Regulations and Building Control, Tehran Management and Planning Organization, Tehran Province Building Engineering System Organization and also Mr. Dejagah, CEO of Lotus Economic and Engineering Company, as the conference sponsor, Appreciated and thanked.
Finally, by holding an online exam for upgrading the engineering system in the presence of a representative of the National Bureau of Regulations and Building Control for two consecutive days, the esteemed applicants participated in the exam and obtained a passing score and received a certificate of participation in a training course to upgrade the engineering system.
Fortunately, the conference poll, with the satisfaction of about 90% of the participants, showed an acceptable level of satisfaction at this year’s conference. It is hoped that by holding this conference more productively in the coming periods, an effective step will be taken to advance the construction situation of the country.
Considering the role and position of holding international conferences in the exchange of knowledge and experience between government institutions, employers, contractors, consultants, researchers, university professors and other BIM activists, the final statement of the third conference emphasized the need to hold annual conferences. The organizers and supporters of the conference were instructed to hold the fourth round of this international conference.