Planen-bauen 4.0 was founded in Feb. 2015 by 14 major professional association of the construction industry in Germany to coordinate and accelerate the implementation of BIM. It is a national platform and centre of excellence coordinating BIM research, standardisation and market implementation. Via the members of its share holders planen-bauen 4.0 has also strong support by and access to experts of all kind within the industry. In 2015 planen-bauen 4.0 developed in a joint effort with private and public clients as well as BIM experts from industry and academia a strategic road map for the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure to mandate BIM on all its infrastructure and infrastructure related building projects until 2020. A core concept in this strategy is the use and further development of open data standards as well as transparent definition of data requirement within project procurement processes. The implementation of BIM within in road authorities and public clients on federal and state level will be the main focus of activity within the next years. This also includes setup of advanced education programs for professionals and the development of supporting guidelines and tools. Planen-bauen 4.0 personnel is involved in various national and international standardisation committees and gained strong practical experience in BIM consulting and research on international infrastructure projects.
Bart Luiten and Aonghus O'Keeffe are presenting at a Construction IT Alliance event in Dublin on May 16th. The event title is Ireland’s Committment to a Common Collaborative Framework of Open BIM Standards. It is one of a series of event on Digital Transition. Our presentation is entitled The INTERLINK Approach – Using open standards for road asset information management.