international panel discussion on Building Information Modeling

15th of March 2019 at Hochschule Munich, Campus Karlsstraße

an event by Schnitzer& GmbH during the MCBW 2019
curated by Julia Hinderink
funded by The Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technologie
in Cooperation with Hochschule Munich
Supported by Graphisoft
Graphic Design: Büro Josef Grillmeier

@ Edward Beierle



It seems that a great number of architecture offices in Germany face a similar problem. The building market is booming, there is enough work for all architects, but while the turnover is increasing, the profit they can make is decreasing. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a tool that will help architects and planners to keep up with the pace of digital planning and therefore ensure their relevance in future building culture and economic continuation.

“BIM was recognized as a solution to the ever-increasing costs of planning and construction brought by persis- tent disputes and miscommunication along the value chain. Fact is, German authorities have been observing a decline in the profitability of the construction market in the last decade and the issue of process innovation has been on the table for quite a while.” 1

The aim of our panel discussion is to broaden the view on BIM and lower the bar. We will show international architectural projects that are implemented with BIM from all over the world – East, West, North and South. We would like to encourage all architects to fully em- brace the potentials of BIM and start codetermining the requirements and rules in Germany. Following a keynote by Alexander Worp from the Netherlands, our guests from Hongkong, Sao Paulo, Copenhagen and Pretoria will show their straits and successes and dis- cuss similarities and differences.




Alexander Worp, Strategic Advisor BIM / Asset Management at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, the Netherlands


Eugenio Fontan, BIM Director, Enzyme APD Limited Hongkong, China
André Eksteen, Director, Earthworld Architects Pretoria, South Africa
Moema Wertheimer, Director Moema Wertheimer Arquitetura, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Margherita Frullini, Architect/BIM expert, Henning Larsen Copenhagen, Denmark


Vicki Holmes,
Digital Manager at Multiplex and Women in BIM core team member, London, UK


4.30 pm Entry and registration
5.00 pm Welcome by Schnitzer&
5.30 pm Keynote
6.00 pm Four 20 minutes lectures
7.20 pm Roundtable
8.00 pm End of panel discussion