University of Alicante
Alicante, Spain

Wednesday, 10th May to Friday, 12th May 2017
03:00 - 12:00 EDT -0400

The modern construction industry and built environment disciplines have been transformed through the development of new and innovative BIM tools and techniques. These have fundamentally altered the manner in which construction teams operate; the processes through which designs are evolved; and the relationships between conceptual, detail, construction and life cycle stages. 

BIM is essentially value-creating collaboration throughout the entire life-cycle of an asset, underpinned by the data attached to them. BIM has far and reaching consequences on both building procurement and infrastructure. This recent emergence constitutes one of the most exciting developments in the field of the Built Environment. These advances have offered project teams multi-sensory collaborative tools and opportunities for new communication structures.

The conference fulfils the vital task of bringing together experts from industry, practice and academia to debate those key topics, to develop innovative solutions, and predict future trends. The conference includes a range of presentation forums, including plenary papers, workshops, seminars, and panel sessions.

Papers presented at these conference series as well as others approved by the Wessex Institute are permanently available to the International Scientific Community through the e-library of the Institute

Conference Topics

The following list covers some of the topics to be presented at BIM 2017. Papers on other subjects related to the objectives of the conference are also welcome.

  • BIM in design coordination
  • BIM in construction operations
  • BIM in building operation and maintenance
  • BIM and sustainability
  • BIM and collaborative working and practices
  • BIM-Facilities management integration
  • BIM-GIS integration
  • BIM and automation in construction
  • BIM and health and safety
  • BIM standards
  • BIM and interoperability
  • BIM and life cycle project management
  • BIM and cultural heritage
  • BIM and Robotics
  • BIM in risk analysis and management
  • BIM in emergency analysis, planning and management
  • BIM and security

Benefits of Attending

Publication of Papers 
Papers presented at BIM 2017 are to be published by WIT press in a Volume of WIT Transactions. Selected papers will appear in a special Issue of the International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning (ISSN:1743-7601; Digital ISSN:1743-761X).

Abstracts and papers are reviewed by members of the International Scientific Advisory Committee and other experts.

Open Access 
WIT Press is an advocate of Open Access which offers maximum dissemination of your work.  WIT Transactions and Journal papers can be downloaded for free ( 

Indexing and Archiving 
Papers presented at Wessex Institute conferences are referenced by CrossRef and have appeared in notable reviews and databases. Papers are submitted to various indexing services such as Thomson Reuters Web of Science, Google Scholar*, Scopus and ProQuest. All conference books are listed in the British Library and American Library of Congress.

Conference Proceedings 
Delegates will receive a copy of the papers presented at the Conference on a USB Flash drive. The USB will, in addition, contain papers from previous conferences in this series. Following the Conference, authors will receive an electronic copy of the publication in which their paper has been published.

Digital Archive 
All conference papers are archived online in the WIT eLibrary ( where they are easily and permanently available to the international scientific community.

Participants can present their research and interact with experts from around the world, becoming part of a unique community.

Reduced Fee for PhD Students 
The Wessex Institute believes in the importance of encouraging PhD students to present and publish innovative research at their conferences. As a result, the Institute offers PhD students a much reduced conference fee.

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