B I M C A M P U S © phase 5

Collaboration with public/private institutions

  • Companies, private and public entities are the ideal setting for the professional practices of the students of the University.
  • On the other hand, these companies need to deploy information and communication technologies to improve its internal processes.

Companies, private and public entities are the ideal setting for the professional practices of the students of the University. On the other hand, these companies need to deploy information and communication technologies to improve its internal processes.

In this context, where the sustainable renovation cobra special protagonist, and thanks to the collaborative design program, accurate technology is has been incorporating into the YOUR.UNIV, so much knowledge as the know-how. We are in a position to assert that this phase will start two years after the start of implementation.

The transfer, based on mutual interests, will be available for collaboration agreements, of two types, depending on who is responsible for: conventions for teaching, and agreements for research.

Teachers and researchers will be those who are responsible for these conventions, creating them themselves or being assigned within the program of collaborative design. Management will be verified, in one case, by the bodies of the school, and on the other, by the heads of research institutes.


Construction, architecture and engineering and building products companies are target profiles.

Companies are the source of professional practice of school resources, both in project processes and as in processes of construction and FM facilities management, (maintenance and management).

The companies of the sector of the construction, or AEC, in turn, need to acquire two types of resources: human and logical resources. Able to work in quality processes, human, professional resources. Resource logical, based on equipment.

The collaborative environment is a logical resource, both computer equipment and the functionality of the Bim Server software, which companies can use, in its transition towards the implementation of the BIM technology for collaborative design.

This sharing of resource is a two-way, mutually benefiting universities and companies. The agreements will establish the clauses they will regulate these relationships.

The objective is to introduce these companies in the R & D, from the step of the incorporation of ICT, within the program of collaborative design. Framed within the program, generate research projects contributing to competitiveness and added value to your product or service, both nationally and internationally.

Remember which ICT-based collaborative environments provide access to a global market of services. Thus, they are possible plans to internationalize, where resources remain in the physical location of the actors in Spain, and reversed directly in the Spanish economy.

    Benefits for businesses
  • Collaboration in the implementation of ICT
  • Agreements for the incorporation of students
  • Investment for competitiveness in the process improvement
  • Contribution of professionals accredited ICT for technical and managerial enterprises pictures

Research centers. Euroregion North.

The role of research centers in architecture and urban planning, in the line of sustainable urban development, has few references Spaniards. In the Northwest of Spain, there is a center of research of this type.

However, the Euroregion North, accounted for 5 centers covering architecture and urbanism as well as design, all located in Portuguese territory.

This situation should be balanced in two ways, both including: create a Centre for research in architecture, urban planning and design at the YOUR.UNIV, and establish collaboration agreements with research Centre of the North of Portugal.

The collaborative environment represents a link in the design field, on one side and across the border.

These agreements and contacts already exist, through interregional projects and networks.

Due to the nature of ICT, a virtual Research Centre is possible within the YOUR.UNIV, sharing resources from other faculties or research centers, and above all, telecommunications infrastructure and computing of the University, accessible from anywhere.

Research centers of the Euro region North, as the CITAD, framed in the Universidade Lusíada, has expressed interest in cooperating in the area of collaborative design. Contacts with universities linked to the UDC, are maintained as it is the case of the Portuguese University of Porto. In addition, the Universidade do Minho, the most outstanding of Portugal in the year 2011, said its intention to join the program.

Preliminary contacts with the Technology Park centers have already been established in Galicia, specifically CIS madeira. These centers have a dual role of cooperation and interregional network with companies and centers of the North of Portugal.

Professional colleges

We are very critical with the attitude and actions of professional institutions, formed by architects and engineers, supposed to be a bottom-up organizations, but with no influence at all in the expansion of BIM integrated practice, even when is known the lifecycle influence and the relation with European 2050 environmental objectives.

In some cases, such as the Association of architects, has failed these years meet its responsibilities in the building sector, and this policy is derived the lack of initiatives in the field of building’s quality from collaborative improved professional practice.

For an integrated practice, colleges assume old fashion roles isolating professional field. This is far from collaborative leadership, needed to introduce a new collaboration culture, essential to build valuable and efficient products for customers

Largely, the conception of initiatives such as BIM CAMPUS® have excluded professional associations as an active actor, since the attempts of implantation in the past, many and varied, and geographically widespread throughout Spain, have been a failure. Suffice it to quote operational licenses BIM figures in Spain until 2012, a 3% compared to existing licenses drawing aided by computer, especially when support policies designed by some schools begin in the year 2000.

Therefore, official schools are receiving potential, in its role of intermediation and management of the professional practice of future professionals. BIM CAMPUS ® will not be an impediment, but quite the opposite, for initiatives that schools can produce. However, the initiative is in the hands of the universities, that professional associations should maintain ties in its sphere of influence.

It is also time to acknowledge that we are entering the single territory of professional competencies that helps to understand that skills are only acquired with professional practice. In this sense, BIM CAMPUS ® intensify in this phase the contact with the original school, licensed professionals, to integrate them and foster collaboration, through the BIM CAMPUS ® living lab.

Spanish and foreign universities

The BIM CAMPUS ® program has been extended to Spanish universities and Portuguese and is in a period of expansion to Latin American and European universities. From June 2013, coinciding with the BIM INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE of Porto, due to advances in methodology and the resources generated in the course of the last two years, BIM CAMPUS ® is ready to invite universities around the world.

The signatory universities should be the pursuit of those proactive actors in universities around the world, who wish to share the methodology, since they are the agents of change in their regions.

City councils

The program is framed in sustainable urban development. The city is architecture, and the design is fundamental to achieving sustainability.

After the recent decree that regulates the visa, the municipal technicians control responsibilities have increased. A new model of collaboration between citizens and local authorities must open way, through collaboration between municipal technicians as agencies that are involved in the life cycle of the building.

Within the conventions, will include the training of technicians, through BIM ® UNIVERSITY diploma, and collaboration with business and professional cabinet, through the supervision of technical managers of the Town Hall.

On the horizon of the rehabilitation, administrations may provide the infrastructure of urban information, BIM model-based. This urban digital model contains all the information, which may be available both for municipal and regional services, as well as the services of the future market.

Xunta de Galicia (regional governments)

Research and development of data infrastructures regional, adapted to the peculiarities of Galicia, and compatible with the territorial framework of the Euroregion North.

A system that will allow progress in sustainable urban development, through the strategic vision for the implementation of Local Agenda 21.

Incorporate tools of verification and control, based on models. Models can be verified by means of rules, which translated the laws, regulations and standards on accounting rules, which are monitored and validated/rejected automatically.

In this context, as one profile within the collaborative environment of town councils, collaborate in the development of urban design.