BIM-SPEED project – General Assembly


The 6th General Assembly of the H2020 research project BIM-SPEED was held online on 6 and 7 May. It was the occasion for all project partners to meet and discuss the progress made in the last two years and what still needs to be done to accelerate the uptake of BIM in energy efficiency renovation in residential buildings.

During the meeting consortium partners discussed the development of the BIM-SPEED Platform and the digital tools, organised a workshop on BIM use cases and reviewed delivery planning for the remaining project period.

The General Assembly was a great opportunity for all partners, including FIEC, to share progress, brainstorm on the eventual exploitation of the project results and discuss ways to further improve.



Few surprises in survey on use of BIM in renovation

The results of a comprehensive survey on the use of BIM in renovation are available.  With a robust sample of participants, answers indicate that, as expected, construction companies are using BIM in renovation less than other actors in the value chain and that smaller companies find it harder to adopt BIM technologies. Lack of skills is cited as a major obstacle and only around 4% of those that responded indicated that they were on track to use BIM to its full potential.  The short version of the results can be found on the link below.  The full results will shortly be available on the project website 



Construction among the most resilient sectors in 2020

While the first lockdown hit all economic sectors, divergence started showing up from summer, according to the European Commission’s recent Single Market Report. The construction ecoystem has proven particularly resilient over the last year.

Business confidence reached its lowest point in May 2020 but continuously rose afterwards. On an annual basis, turnover in our sector decreased by around 4% and gross value added by around 2%. While the volume of hours worked declined by almost 5%, overall, construction companies were a secure employer with total employment slightly increasing compared to 2019.

Stay tuned for more information on how construction performed during 2020. FIEC will soon release its annual Statistical Report.