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Alfredo Garro

University of Calabria

Associate Professor

Alfredo Garro received a PhD in Systems and Computer Engineering from the University of Calabria (Italy), where he is currently an Associate Professor of Computer and Systems Engineering with the Department of Informatics, Modeling, Electronics and Systems Engineering (DIMES). In 2016, he was Visiting Scientist at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston (TX, USA), working with the Software, Robotics, and Simulation Division (ER). He is the co-founder (in 2014) and director (from 2018) of the Departmental Research Laboratory “System Modeling And Simulation Hub Lab (SMASH Lab)”. He is vice chair of the SRFOM Product Development Group (PDG) and Product Support Group (PSG) of SISO (Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization) that is responsible for the development and management of the SpaceFOM standard for distributed simulation of space systems and missions. He was the President (2020-2021) of the “Italian Chapter” of INCOSE (International Council on Systems Engineering) where he served as Vice-president (2018-2019) and Technical Director (2016-2017). He is a member of the Executive Committee of the SEE (Simulation Exploration Experience) international project. He is an IEEE senior member and member of INCOSE and SISO. His main research interests include systems and concurrent engineering, modeling and simulation, reliability engineering. His list of publications contains more than 100 papers published in international journals, books, and proceedings of international and national conferences.

 What to expect during the event

Systems Engineering (SE) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) are both approaches that are used to optimize the design, construction, and operation of complex systems. They share several common goals, including improving efficiency, reducing costs, and increasing overall project success. At a high level, SE is a discipline that focuses on the development and management of complex systems, while BIM is a process for creating and managing digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of a facility. Both SE and BIM involve the use of advanced tools and techniques to analyze and optimize the performance of systems and processes. In this context, the talk investigates the relationships between SE and BIM in both directions showing that their combination can provide a powerful toolset for optimizing the design, construction, and operation of complex systems. Indeed, Systems and Concurrent Engineering techniques can be used to identify the functional requirements of a facility and to develop a conceptual design that meets those requirements. This design can then be used as the basis for creating a BIM model, which can be used to further refine the design and to identify potential issues or conflicts. On the contrary, BIM can be used to support SE efforts by providing an effective model-based and visual representation of the system and its components. This can help to clarify and communicate the design and can also promote advanced Concurrent Engineering and Facility Management processes. The talk discusses and presents these topics also with reference to real case studies and experiences.

Systems Engineering boosts up BIM: from Space to Earth and beyond...

  • 07 Sept, 09:00 – 18:00 IST
    Dublin 4, Anglesea Rd, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, D04 AK83, Ireland
    Live @ RDS Dublin, Ireland + Virtual. Meet and share knowledge with the BIM Heroes of the AEC Industry. A celebration of excellence and digital innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction.
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