Rijkswaterstaat named GeoBIM Europe’s Government Partner

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Rijkswaterstaat, the government body responsible for construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, tunnels and other forms of infrastructure in The Netherlands have officially signed on as the Government Partner for GeoBIM Europe 2014.

Organised and hosted by Geospatial Media and Geonovum, GeoBIM Europe 2014 is a new event, looking to be the perfect platform for the geospatial and Building Information Modelling communities to come together and share ideas, gain appreciation for the other’s work and to be informed and inspired about the latest happenings within each sector.

Having Rijkswaterstaat as a partner for the inaugural event showcases the faith that the Dutch government has in the company pulling off this major construction event; this is not to be missed. Since 2012, Rijkswaterstaat have been working with BIM and their work has went from strength-to-strength. Rijkswaterstaat represent The Netherlands in the European BIM Group and have also been assigned the duty of acting as the national coordinating agency for BIM policy development in the country.

Reflecting on the latest relationship, Annu Negi – Director of Geospatial Media and Communications said: “We’re ecstatic to be working with Rijkswaterstaat for the first edition of GeoBIM Europe. Given their interest and role in the local and regional BIM development initiatives, we strongly believe this partnership will be a significant driving force in bringing European construction industry to the conference.”

Rijkswaterstaat‘s BIM Program Manager Herman Winkels expressed what people can expect from the conference: “The use of open BIM-standards during construction and in the life-cycle of our infrastructure is our goal”, he said. “Geo-information and infrastructural information has to be connected. In this conference both European and national policies are combined on this subject.”

The news of GeoBIM Europe’s latest partnership comes after BIMcrunch were named an official media partner last month.

GeoBIM Europe 2014 will be held at Novotel Amsterdam City, Amsterdam on November 19th – 20th. Follow Geospatial Media and Geonovum on Twitter here and here respectively and for more information on the event, keep it locked to BIMcrunch or visit http://www.geo-bim.org/Europe.

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