Joana Menéres Pimentel de Melo
Head of BIM Department, Sacyr Construction, Spain
Joana Menéres Pimentel de Melo, civil engineer at Instituto Superior Técnico–Lisbon-Portugal.
I have always worked at Somague, part of Sacyr Group. First as a budgeting and planning engineer, then as designer and external designers coordinator, and also as coordinator at some of this construction company’s works (site works), even in São Paulo, Brazil.
Through the coordination tasks I’ve got interested by technologies and methodologies applied to data, resources and costs management.
When Somague partnered up with Instituto Superior Técnico for developing and studying BIM in Portugal, I’ve joined the study group.
As responsible for BIM implementation at Somague, I’ve taken part in BIM work and study groups, such as the BIM Work Group at the Technological Platform for Construction in Portugal and the Portuguese BIM Committee and also participated as speaker in training and informative conferences (BIM in a construction company) at some Universities amongst other events.
I’ve recently (2 years now) moved to Madrid, to Sacyr’s Headquarters, with the responsibility of implementing the BIM Department and developing the methodology within Sacyr Construcción, across all works worldwide.
Abstract: Information along with Time and Place
We have BIM and we have the information within the BIM models, but as a construction company we have all the “other” information generated on site along the construction time of a project.
Time and Information are money and we must be able to gather and coordinate as much information as we can to support us on our best/ on time/ and final decisions.
With all these new technologies and apps available in hand, within a touch, so easy, so fast…. we are unable to process such amount of information and still have time…. to work!
So, infinite more Information in infinite less Time becomes dark data… somewhere, somehow available for someone… but not us.