BIM Aarhus

When you work with BIM you know the importance of knowledge sharing. That is why the network BIM Aarhus, Denmark was delighted that Stefan Mordue accepted the invitation to speak at our network meeting on Tuesday 7th June.

Stefan is a NBS Business Solution Consultant and RIBA international representative, Newcastle, UK.


So what’s different in the way the British and the Danes implement the mandatory BIM demands? Depending on how you look at it, there isn’t a lot that’s different

The British UK BIM Mandate by 2016 has reached a high level of structure and the transparent implementation strategy, is impressive – among other there is a focus on communicating BIM to non-BIM experts. Being a small country with limited funds we are a little bit envious on organisations like RIBA and NBS with that kind of resources.


The Danish mandatory BIM demands have existed since 2007, but not with a government top down strategy. It is more of a bottom up drive from the large Danish BIM community that include architects, engineers and contractors.

There is a lot to say for and against either strategy, but at the end of the day, from a helicopter perspective the challenges with BIM are the same regardless of country.
We all face the same challenges and questions, depending on our BIM maturity. Listening to the panel debate between Stefan Mordue and BIM Specialist Sara Asmussen, The Danish Building & Property Agency, where are similarities in the UK and DK BIM mandatory demands?


The 400 members of the BIM Aarhus network, will continue to meet, discuss, exchange knowledge and have fruitful debates. Sometimes we agree and sometimes disagree but that is all part of the greater plan. We have found our key to BIM development; Sharing and networking.



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