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 third Conference with the focus on “Development of national Standards of BIM” was held in 1399. Due to the spread of the coronavirus, this conference was held online and fortunately, as in previous eras, 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. 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.
The most important anticipated sections of the 4th 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