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dRofus5/16/23 1:44 PM

Digital Construction Week's Must-Attend Panel Discussion


A Panel discussion you can't afford to miss at Digital Construction Week.  

Building Lifecycle Intelligence – The universal remedy for the construction industry? 
Moderator: Fred Mills, founder, and managing director of the B1M
Speakers: Representatives from Nemetschek Group, Bluebeam, dRofus, Graphisoft, Solibri, and Vectorworks.
When: Wednesday, May 17th, 12:30 - 13:15

Session Description: 
The construction industry is currently facing multiple challenges: 90% of all construction projects struggle with budget and time overruns, 37% of the global carbon emissions are caused by the construction industry, 30% of all design work is reworked because of planning errors and 20% of the building materials used are not necessary or waste. In addition, the industry is facing a significant lack of employees. What can we do to tackle those challenges? 
Digitalization is often presented as a universal remedy for construction. And it is true, there are significant benefits from digitalization. But there remains one hurdle: Often, workflows are about the model – not the data itself. Especially for large and complex projects, this is far from being efficient. What if we instead focus on the data itself and organize this data at a central point for all stakeholders to access, guaranteeing a smooth process? Building data follows a data scheme that can be utilized dynamically across different software applications. Non-graphical data can drive the entire value chain. This is what we in the Nemetschek Group call Building Lifecycle Intelligence™. The approach needs an open, connected ecosystem, centered around all data that dynamically connects models and documents. Working in an open cloud environment allows anyone to connect and communicate through open protocols and standards, generating real value for all involved parties.

All players across the building lifecycle benefit from this open, collaborative, and data-based approach. In the panel discussion Fred Mills will investigate why the industry should be talking about “intelligence” rather than “information” across the building lifecycle, what is it that is hindering the industry to become more efficient and sustainable, and where Building Lifecycle Intelligence makes sense. 

Customer case: Queen’s Wharf in Australia.

The impressive district is being developed using software solutions from the Nemetschek Group leveraging a data-driven approach. Queen’s Wharf will cover over 12 hectares across Central Business District land, encompassing 50 new bars, cafes, and restaurants; 2,000 apartments across three residential towers; and more than 1,000 premium hotel rooms. To plan and coordinate the vast amounts of design data, the project team works with digital collaboration. They use Archicad for the design, dRofus for the data management, Solibri Office for model checking, and Bluebeam Revu for the comprehensive digital documentation.
View the Queens Wharf case study here


Meet the dRofus team at DCW 2023



Panel Speaker: Alexander Hägg 

At White Architects, Alexander excelled as an Engineer, actively participating in project development. In addition to his engineering role, he took on the responsibilities of a methodology manager for digital drawing tools at White's Linköping office, contributing to central methodology development. During his tenure, Alexander also served as the Development Manager for construction technology, overseeing internal competence development and playing a pivotal role in the company's research in the field.

Throughout his years at White Architects, Alexander worked on a diverse range of building projects, including higher education institutions, hospitals, apartments, offices, and more. His experience spans both larger public projects for public clients and projects for private clients. With his extensive expertise, Alexander has made valuable contributions to the success of various architectural endeavors.

Currently, Alexander is a Customer Success Manager at dRofus. In this role, he leverages his skills and knowledge to ensure customer satisfaction and drive success in the Swedish market.



Gerard Valdivia

Gerard Valdiva is an energetic and versatile professional hailing from the bustling city of Barcelona, Spain. With a strong background in architecture and an unwavering passion for design, Gerard has made a name for himself in the field with his creative prowess and technical expertise.

Gerard's journey into the world of architecture began at the prestigious University School of Design and Engineering of Barcelona, where he pursued a degree in Arquitectura Técnica. 

Gerard's most recent venture led him to dRofus. As an Area Sales Representative DACH, Gerard brings his exceptional sales acumen and extensive knowledge of the architectural industry to the table, promoting dRofus's innovative solutions for the AEC/O Industry.

Prior to his current role, Gerard served as a BIM Koordinator at Nickl & Partner Architekten in Munich, Germany. During his time there, he excelled in coordinating Building Information Modeling (BIM) processes, demonstrating his meticulous attention to detail and ability to manage complex projects.