BIM Project Management; PMI Madrid Annual Event 2016


Project Management in Spain – monthly report

By Alfonso Bucero

International Correspondent & Editorial Advisor

Madrid, Spain



BIM Project Management

On February 18th, 2016 the event “European BIM Summit 2016” happened with full attendance at the auditorium of the “Barcelona World Trade Center”. The year 2019 is the year established for Spain to be “BIM full compliant” (Building Information Modelling compliant) regarding infrastructures, after achieving the first goal last December 2018 at the construction industry, and although everybody agree it’s a huge challenge, all hoping are put into the collaborative work from all “stakeholders” who belong to construction industry society.

The partial assessment from the first BIM event this year is very positive; as we have mentioned, one of the most interesting subjects is the challenge that mean to advance step by step in the promotion and consolidation of a new BIM culture, and in this frame, the aspect that AEDIP is more interested in,  is to promote the BIM PROJECT MANAGER role and the associated firms: “We believed fundamental to be part of the journal from the Building Smart Spain Chapter that was published especially for this event“.

Some event Speakers’ opinions are as follows:

  • Very interesting the activities done by BIM4SM in the United Kingdom, with prizes for small companies and sessions to share experiences”.
  • Without standards BIM is only a model, using BIM standards, BIM is information

Other interesting subject for the attendees were the change keys: “… to achieve a change, an incentive is necessary, an action, some skills and resources”, BIM maturity is the outcome from “gradual and continuous quality improvement and the forecast inside the available BIM capacity“.

What is the evolution of BIM in Europe? It has been valued very positive in Germany that exposes Ilka May and the keys have been clarity, time, consistency, capacity and scalability. UK has established that their horizon is 2025 to achieve: “50 percent of issues reduction, 50 percent faster in delivery and 32 percent of costs decrease”.


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About the Author

pmwj42-Jan2016-Bucero-PhotoAlfonso Bucero

Contributing Editor

International Correspondent – Spain



Alfonso Bucero, MSc, PMP, PMI-RMP, PfMP, PMI Fellow, is an International Correspondent and Contributing Editor for the PM World Journal in Madrid, Spain. Mr. Bucero is also founder and Managing Partner of BUCERO PM Consulting. Alfonso was the founder, sponsor and president of the PMI Barcelona Chapter until April 2005, and belongs to PMI’s LIAG (Leadership Institute Advisory Group). He was the past President of the PMI Madrid Spain Chapter, and now nominated as a PMI EMEA Region 8 Component Mentor. Alfonso has a Computer Science Engineering degree from Universidad Politécnica in Madrid and is studying for his Ph.D. in Project Management. He has 29 years of practical experience and is actively engaged in advancing the PM profession in Spain and throughout Europe. He received the PMI Distinguished Contribution Award on October 9th, 2010 and the PMI Fellow Award on October 22nd 2011. Mr. Bucero can be contacted at [email protected].

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