Technical Sessions

Exclusive Workshop: Smart Stadiums: Journey to EURO 2020

Three of the French stadiums that hosted UEFA's EURO 2016 tournament have benefitted from BIM during their modernization process. For the 2020 tournament, UEFA has announced 13 host cities in 13 different European countries as the venues. They are:

  • Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam
  • Wembley Stadium, London
  • Allianz Arena, Munich
  • Stadio Olimpico, Rome
  • National Stadium, Baku
  • Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg
  • Arena Națională, Bucharest
  • Aviva Stadium, Dublin
  • San Mamés Stadium, Bilbao
  • New Puskás Ferenc Stadium, Budapest
  • Eurostadium, Brussels
  • Hampden Park, Glasgow
  • Parken Stadium, Copenhagen

The workshop will be an exclusive avenue for these stadiums and their committees to understand the value of Geospatial-enabled BIM in the planning, design, construction and expansion processes of their assets, which include mobility, waste, energy, safety and crowd management; ensuring a great experience for the visitors.

Geo-enabled Design and BIM for Preventive Maintenance The largest cost of any building/infrastructure's life-cycle does not come from design and construction. It comes from operating and maintaining the asset for as long as its lifespan. It is critical for building owner and facility managers to be able to control such cost. Projects that incorporated geospatial-enabled BIM from the design phase, and continually used in the construction phase, will have essential facility information in one manageable, accessible package. Once the contractor hands over the BIM to building owner or facility managers, this becomes a powerful tool that can be used for the entire life cycle of the asset. The session shall feature building owners and facility managers discussing their key challenge in developing a maintenance program for their assets, and how geo-enabled design and BIM can help.

Modern Geodesy & Urban Design Continued development of advanced terrestrial and space geodetic infrastructure (GNSS) has revolutionized geodesy and surveying application. There are now crucial geodetic applications in a wide range of fields, including in urban design. Although majority of urban plans are still produced in 2D, there is a growing trend towards 3D. This is largely because urban design has become more complicated due to today's rate of urbanization and the rapid expansion of cities. High-quality 3D city models and accurate digital terrain models are the viable solutions to address this issue. The session shall discuss the significant benefits provided by geodetic infrastructure in urban planning and design application.

Geo-enabled Design and BIM for Smart Cities When delivering geo-enabled design and BIM in the context of a city, a building is never seen in isolation. It is always integrated with other infrastructure, such as the transportation system, utilities, public spaces, etc. And that's where the real challenge lies. Geospatial-enabled design and BIM collects and store a building's key physical and functional characteristics digitally even before it is built. This helps architects, engineers, contractors, and owners to see, prior to construction, what their design will look like and more importantly, how it will perform. This is absolutely critical for creating a Smart City. The session will discuss the contribution of geo-enabled design and BIM processes in various components of smart cities, i.e. energy-efficient buildings, sustainable transportation infrastructure, smart utilities, underground infrastructure, and others.