Real estate

#BIM: Bringing a “sea change to the industry's workflow”

BIM or Building Information Modeling is bringing about new methodologies and possibilities for all the industry players, from designers and contractors through to citizens, end users, communities and public authorities. Following an EU directive in 2014 recommending the use of electronic tools such as building information electronic modelling for public works contracts and design contests, BIM will be rolled out in the UK in 2016 and Germany in 2018. The Netherlands, Finland, Denmark and Norway have already adopted it, whilst in France, the Housing Minister recently announced that it will be mandatory for public procurement as from 2017. BIM...

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A smart building should be an open ecosystem

A number of buildings are already fitted with independent connected devices: but connected devices alone do not a smart building make, so the specialists say. The data generated by the devices has to be interoperable and allow wider interactions with the outside world, on a local or city-wide scale. This is how the emergence of increasingly sophisticated digital technologies is reshaping the vision of the smart building. Mickael Sigda, a green building expert, defined the smart building as “a building that can self-regulate and measure its own performance.” (L’Usine Nouvelle). The Institute for Building Efficiency* (EBI), a lab set...

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Econocom finances and accelerates companies’ digital transformation.
With more than 10,800 employees in 18 countries and revenue of €3 billion, Econocom has all the requisite abilities to ensure the successful implementation of large-scale digital projects: consulting, sourcing and technology management & financing of digital assets, infrastructure, application and business solution services, and project financing.
Econocom has adopted European company status (Societas Europaea). The Econocom Group share has been listed on Euronext Brussels since 1986. It is part of the BEL Mid and Family Business indices.

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