INTERMAT event: Why are open standards a way for SMEs to access BIM?

24-04-2018 12:00

INTERMAT event: Why are open standards a way for SMEs to access BIM?

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Building Smart village (Hall 6), Intermat, Paris


Small Business Standards is co-organising an event with buildingSMART International in the context of the 2018 edition of the international exhibition for construction and infrastructure INTERMAT in Paris. The conference will focus on why BIM is the perfect case study to demonstrate that standardization can be a business advantage, especially for SMEs. Indeed, while most of the time enterprises don't consider standardization as a tool to develop opportunities or ensure markets, BIM may ensure a better access of SMEs to the digital transformation of the construction sector.

In order to better understand why and how standards are an asset for SMEs in the context of the digital revolution of the construction industry, but also to identify which BIM standards are shaping the markets of tomorrow, this conference will gather as speakers:

  • Richard Petrie, BSI: What are the challenges of interoperability
  • Eugenio Quintieri, SBS: What is the role of Small Business Standards (SBS) and why is open BIM so meaningful to SMEs
  • Elsa Lucas, AFNOR: Examples of BIM’s standards to understand the importance of standardization for professionals

The conference will start at 13.00.

Venue: Intermat - BIM village, Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, Paris

Contact: t.delville [at]