Respected Italian professionals from the Lecco and Milan areas have gathered at a press conference launch to an industry event, commenting to the media about BIM-related challenges their local community faces.
The 19th National Conference of ASITA press conference took place yesterday (September 28th) in the city of Lecco and members of local government and educational establishments involved with the event discussed what potential could be tapped into should Building Information Modelling be utilised correctly in the Lombardy region.
Resegone Online reports that 600 delegates will attend the two day ASITA event, which runs until tomorrow (September 30th).
“On the eve of the transposition of the European Directive which makes criterion for rewarding and compelling the public stations procuring the introduction of design with BIM, this conference is a major stress to the modernization of public administration, even at the local level,” explained Virginio Brivio, the Mayor of Lecco.
Also commenting on what BIM means for the country was Raffaella Brumana of Politecnico di Milano. She said: “It should not be seen as a fulfilment more for the government, but savings that allows to grow a real interaction between the public administration, businesses and professionals.”
The event follows a BIM conference also held in Milan just last week that saw appearances from Atkins’ Anne Kemp and Ilka May of Arup.