The various modes of digital transformation in Construction and the central role of data

First Day – Wednesday 17 October 2018
Allemanda Hall (Pav. 33)

09:30 Greetings – Introduction



10:00 ‐ The multi-speed digital transition and the central role of data

Angelo Ciribini, University of Brescia

SESSION I: Digitalisation and customers
SESSION II: Digitalisation and Real Estate Development



Building Information Modeling increasingly appears as the preferred access door to a much larger phenomenon, such as that relating to digitalisation.

A decisive role in this context should be assumed by public and private Demand, as a subject that instructs, checks and asks its suppliers – even throughout the life cycle and according to the capacity they have to convey services – for ‘digital’ knowledge of the processed elements.  (High Speed Two).

The fact that this increasingly occurs at urban district level (EuroMilano), or in the context of real estate (Region of Sardinia), demonstrates the leap in scale that the Built Environment Sector can perform.

The increasingly frequent use, by designers, of solutions related to immersivity and mixed realities also introduces the fundamental dimension of User Centrism (HOK).

The time for promises is now over. It is therefore a matter of assessing – also through the experiences presented here – how disruptive the digital transition can be, defining its essential conditions and calculating the return on investment for each operator..

10:20 – Digitalisation and customers

coordinated by Angelo Ciribini

Keynote speakers

•  “HS2’s approach to BIM and beyond” – Sonia Zahirodinny, High Speed Two

•  “BIM and investments in School Building Construction” – Matteo Frate, Francesca Sechi Region of Sardinia

Technology speakers
ONE Team

11:30 – Digitalisation and Real Estate Development

coordinated by Livia Randaccio – Tecniche Nuove

Keynote speakers

  • “BIM, Smart District e Sviluppo Immobiliare” – Giancarlo Boffetta, EuroMilano
  • “Augmented reality and artificial intelligence in design processes” – Cesar Escalante & Alberto Tono, HOK,

Technology speakers

SESSION III: Digitalisation and Design
SESSION IV: Digitalisation and Construction

A recent report edited by the Royal Institute of Architects and Microsoft effectively summarises a vast debate, taking place in the English-speaking countries (North America and United Kingdom), on the transformative potential of digitalisation on the design process, in general, and on the architectural process, in particular.

For example, the profile of the Computational Designer stands next to the more codified figures of the BIM Manager and the BIM Coordinator.

In addition, unprecedented alliances between design organisations and entrepreneurs outline the beginning of a possible identity evolution facilitated by digitalisation. Artificial Intelligence, for example, is increasingly mentioned during events organised by the American Institute of Architects.

In a broad sense, it is a matter of grasping the value of computational data and helping it become the main competitive factor in the professional market of the future (Buro Happold).

Therefore, the creative processes require digital ecosystems able to ensure the fluidity and continuity of information flows (Strategie Digitali).

The digital transition also concerns engineering and construction companies.

With the need to ensure cultural interoperability between very heterogeneous disciplines in order to reach a synthesis in terms of design and execution (Italferr).

The same homogeneity is also required by the implementing parties, in their different territorial realities, on the domestic market and on the international markets (Salini Impregilo and Vinci).

14:00 – Digitalisation and Design

coordinated by Livia Randaccio – Tecniche Nuove

Keynote speakers

“Computational skills and design” – Alain Waha, Buro Happold

“The extension of line 11 of the Paris Metro” – Stefano Bilosi and Claudio DeMattia, ENSER

“BIM from the contractor’s point of view: the case of the expansion of Hong Kong airport T2” – Francesco Tizzani, BIM Manager Hong Kong airport expansion

“Opportunities and ecosystems in the digitalisation market” ‐ Claudio Vittori Antisari, Chiara Rizzarda, Strategie Digitali

Technology speakers

The support of BIM software in decisions during project development” – Flavio Andreatta 

16:20 – Digitalisation and construction

coordinated by Livia Randaccio – Tecniche Nuove

Keynote speakers

“BIM: a learning path” ‐ Daniela Aprea, Italferr

“The BIM Convergence in Vinci Construction” – Francois Bellin, Vinci Construction

• “Digital Processes in Construction Companies” ‐ Sivieri Luca, Simeone Davide ‐ Salini Impregilo

Technology speakers

18.00 – Bim&DIGITAL AWARD 2018

Presentation of the 2018 Award winners (awarded by the Jury and Assobim)


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