CADENAS at the buildingSMART User Day

Sustainability and circular economy in construction through Building Information Modeling

The buildingSMART User Day took place for the 21st time - with great success. More than 600 participants from all over Germany came to the Congress Center of the Messe Erfurt on May 8th. The event is an important platform for exchanging information about the current state of knowledge in the digital design, construction, and operation of buildings. Twelve Chambers of Architects and Engineers already recognize the buildingSMART User Day as a continuing education event, which underscores the important nature of this event.

BIM as a lever for sustainability

Around 40 individual presentations by experts from the construction industry provided exciting insights into current Open BIM applications and solutions. Among the speakers was Karsten Spieß, Head of Data Management MEP/BIM Branch Management BIM Competence Center CADENAS GmbH. Together with Christian Herbst of Averdung Ingenieure & Berater GmbH and Benjamin Lammers of Concular GmbH, he gave a presentation on "BIM as a lever for sustainability - the benefits of BIM in the reuse of components in the building sector".

Reuse of the components

Sustainability is one of the most important issues of our time, and one that needs to be increasingly addressed in the construction industry. In the future, the reuse of building components will play an increasingly important role in the building sector. The presentation by Karsten Spieß, Christian Herbst and Benjamin Lammers gave an overview of the challenges and opportunities of dismantling and reusing building components. Attendees also learned how BIM can simplify this process in the future and the added value of reuse. By using classified, structured and machine-readable data, design can be more proactive and any disassembly and reuse of building products can be simplified.

The joint presentation of CADENAS, Concular and Averdung will strengthen the cooperation between the three companies. Only together can the circular economy be introduced in the building sector, increasing the sustainability potential, and reducing costs.

Topic of great interest

"Our joint presentation at the buildingSMART User Day was a complete success," reports Karsten Spieß, "we did not expect it at all. Many interested parties wanted to talk to us after the presentation because the topic is so important". Due to the great demand for a video recording, CADENAS, Averdung and Concular have decided to offer a webinar. We will inform you as soon as a date has been set. 

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