14October 2015

siBIM 2015 - BIM in Slovenia (report)

14.10.2015 ob 08:55


siBIM Association
the first professional conference 
siBIM 2015 - BIM in Slovenia
on 19 November 2015 in Lendava

The siBIM Association organised a professional conference, 2015 siBIM – BIM in Slovenia, which was sponsored by the Municipality of Lendava and the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology of the Republic of Slovenia. Lendava is the first municipality in Slovenia to support the implementation of BIM (building information modelling) in the project to build the Lendava Vilnarium observation tower in Lendavske gorice.   
The Slovenian Chamber of Engineers (lead section of civil engineers), the Chamber of Architecture and Spatial Planning of Slovenia and the Chamber of Craft and Small Business of Slovenia co-organised the event.
Around 90 participants were addressed by the ayor of Lendava, Mr Anton Balažek, and the President of siBIM, Dr. Andrej Tibaut. A former minister, Dr. Žiga Turk, also attended the conference. M
“It is no coincidence that the first professional conference of the siBIM Association was held in Lendava, attracting the attention of the professional public and both Slovenian faculties of civil engineering. The members of the Association used the BIM approach to professionally and scientifically assist with the construction of the Vilnarium tower. We worked closely with Lendava Municipality and the contractors. In the name of the siBIM Association, I would like to thank Lendava Municipality for their hospitality and support with organising the conference,” said Dr. Andrej Tibaut. “The observation tower not only contributes to the quality of the tourist offer in this part of Slovenia, but is also a good example of how public institutions can contribute to technological advances. Cutting-edge BIM technology was used in the construction to reduce unforeseen events and cost surges, setting an example for other investors”, said Dr. Žiga Turk of the first use of BIM in Slovenia.  
The Mayor of Lendava, Mr. Anton Balažek emphasised that the construction of the observation tower with the use of the BIM model demonstrates the success of the regional development project and that using the BIM model reduced the risks in the project, which had to be completed in six months, and also increased transparency. 
The purpose of the conference was to present the use of the BIM approach in Slovenia, enable an exchange of knowledge and experience among users of BIM technologies in Slovenia and, above all, to bring together experts who could accelerate the implementation of BIM in Slovenia.
The BIM approach offers information support for architects, consulting engineering (project engineers), building, supervision, and the management and maintenance of buildings. This topic is especially relevant due to the implementation of the European directive on the compulsory use of the BIM approach for all public tenders since April 2016 onwards and the Smart Specialisation Strategy programme, in which the BIM approach is recognised as one of the technologies used as support for the 'smart city' concept. 

Recordings of lectures

The recording of lectures was made possible by the Slovenian Chamber of Engineers – IZS (lead section of civil engineers) and their programme e-learning IZS. All recordings are available on the IZS web portal. We would like to thank the Slovenian Chamber of Engineers and the company IB-PROCADD, which recorded the lectures.

Strategy, investments, projects at home and abroad

  • Significance of using BIM for a country, 
    a discussion with Dr. Žiga Turk (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering), hosted by Dr. Andrej Tibaut (University of Maribor, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Architecture)
  • Managing investments and BIM
    Ksenija Marc (DRI upravljanje investicij d.o.o)

BIM projects in Slovenian companies

BIM projects abroad

Programmes, architecture, training 

BIM in education
Dr. Matevž Dolenc (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, Dr. Robert Klinc (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering),  Dr. Andrej Tibaut (University of Maribor, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Architecture), Zoran Pučko (University of Maribor, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Architecture), members of the jaBIM project (Andrej Jaušovec, Katja Kotnik, Matevž Zih), Katja Ježovnik, Andrej Žolnir and Anja Pavličič.


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