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Hybrid is the new normal — Archicad takes center stage at European BIM Summit 2021

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Hybrid is the new normal — Archicad takes center stage at European BIM Summit 2021

BUDAPEST, November 18, 2021 — Although more than 18 months have passed since the start of the COVID-19 lockdown in Spain, the construction industry is heavily impacted by restrictions regarding safety measures. One of the new dimensions of returning to a new normal is a hybrid of digital and in-person professional activities to reduce risks while increasing productivity. As part of this hybrid approach, Graphisoft’s distributor and training center in Spain, SIMBIM solutions, participated in the face-to-face and streaming summit and presented Archicad in both the physical and virtual exhibition.

At the end of the European BIM Summit 2021, Dr. Mohsen Shojaee-Far presented a practical case study of the renovation of Fundació Pascual Maragall in Barcelona, Spain, which was designed using multiple software solutions from the Nemetschek Group — specifically, Archicad and Bluebeam Revu. The case study highlighted several points critical to the construction industry that require continuous collaboration between project stakeholders, while COVID-19 limits opportunities for on-site teamwork.

“The construction industry relies on many people working together to make projects happen,” said Dr. Mohsen Shojaee-Far, CEO and Senior BIM Consultant at SIMBIM Solutions. “Ideally, we want to bring the best people together, even if they are working from home. This project, Graphisoft Archicad and Bluebeam Revu helped us streamline workflows and led to time and cost savings across all aspects of the project,” he added.

“Digitalization in the design and construction industry is exploding and this applies to design methodology as well,” said Gabor Udvardi, International Sales Manager at Graphisoft. “This case study proves how digitalization benefits the design and construction process, especially during the communication crisis imposed by COVID-19,” he added.

The case study of collaboration between SIMBIM Solutions, Sanabria&Planas-Gallego Arquitectes, and the northeast delegation of Elecnor Group presented a collaborative process to establish a relationship with the design and construction team and update the BIM model according to issues that need to be resolved in a short time. This practical presentation focused the audience’s attention on why a collaborative digital workflow was essential to the success of the project. To learn more about the case study, contact SIMBIM Solutions.

About SIMBIM

SIMBIM® is an innovative and fully BIM integrated architectural and construction consultancy in Spain with offices in Madrid and Barcelona. SIMBIM’s core business focus is on BIM implementation for the private and public sectors within the construction industry (AEC) through distributing and implementing major European BIM software solutions, technologies, workflows, and standards such as ISO 19650. SIMBIM is a distributor of Graphisoft, SCIA, dRofus, and a Bluebeam Gold Partner in Spain and Portugal. SIMBIM is also the first Graphisoft Learn Center globally and one of the first accredited training providers of buildingSMART in Spain.

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