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David Barco


Business Development Director


Architect technologist, Digital Leader and Business Development Director of Berrilan, strategic consultancy, and PhD student at the School of Architecture of the UPV-EHU. Passionate specialist in digital transformation and BIM, internationally recognised, I have been working as a professional since 1998 and in BIM since 2008 with +15,000 hours accumulated. I have participated in +80 implementations in relevant companies in AECO companies, developers with extensive specialisation in Public Administrations in the Basque Country (such as the General Directorate of Housing, Visesa and Alokabide of the Basque Government), as well as in the development of BIM objects and strategies for manufacturers. I have collaborated on unique projects such as the Football Stadium for Qatar 2022 by Fenwick Iribarren, metro stations, educational centres, residential buildings, logistics warehouses or science and technology parks, the BIM-GIS implementation plan for EDP Renovables, the innovation report for Saltoki or the Social BIM and Digital Twin project for Alokabide. I have a holistic vision of the sector with a remarkable dedication in dissemination work with more than 200 conferences and multiple international congresses in Spain, Europe and Latam, as well as in the participation in entities such as the esBIM Commission, BIM Euskadi or buildingSmart Spain and the coordination of the GuBIMad and eBIMe User Groups. I am also editor at BIM Channel, podcaster at SocialTek, BiMO Director at butic The New School, CTO of Gestproject® software and I have been Director of the BIM Manager Postgraduate Course at the European University for 8 years.

 What to expect during the event

"The path of data: from project and construction digitisation to social digitisation", where we will explore how digitisation is transforming the way we design, build and manage projects by refocusing on people and citizens, with real examples and practical applications. If we analyse the efforts or initiatives related to the different levels of BIM maturity existing in the world, we can observe a pattern, and that is that we have focused on the digitisation of the project and works phases, and in a way it is logical since the main initiatives have come from groups linked to design and construction. But when we have jumped directly to the digital twin, we are realising the importance of the digitisation of business processes, both for developers and other agents, as well as the needs of the urban ecosystem, i.e. cities, neighbourhoods, experiences and citizens. And it is this focus on the end customer, on people, together with the need to solve everyday problems such as transport, energy, which brings to the table the possibility of using the full potential of technology to begin to solve very important problems for people such as access to housing, the right to energy. We will present a Digital Twin project on social housing focused on providing solutions to citizens.

The way of data: from digitisation of projects to social digitisation

  • 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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