Edition 2015

open symposium
9 December 2015
Ghent, Belgium



Léon van Berlo, TNO, Netherlands



  • Building Information Modelling
  • BIM integration with Geospatial Data (GIS)
  • H-BIM – historic building information modelling
  • Linked Building Data and Semantic Web Technologies
  • Information Exchange beyond BIM
  • Lifecycle Assessment (LCA) and Lifecycle Cost (LCC)
  • BIM data for Facility Management (FM)
  • Design and Decision Support Systems
  • Integration in Smart Cities
  • Smart Sensing Technologies
  • Game engines, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality


9:00 Welcome and coffee
9:30 Pieter Pauwels & Stefan Boeykens – Introduction (presentation)
10:00 Léon van Berlo – Keynote (presentation)
11:00 Session 1 – Industrial morning
  1. Paulus Present – BIM experiences in Bureau Bouwtechniek, Antwerp (presentation)
  2. Peggy Bovens – Beneath BIM (presentation)
  3. Peter Imbrechts – Integrated BIM: Align information within projects (and between projects)
12:30 Lunch break
13:30 Session 2 – BIM in the building life-cycle
  1. François Denis – The BIM handbook (presentation)
  2. Waldo Galle, Niels De Temmerman & Ronald De Meyer – Scenario Modelling for life-cycle analyses, an explorative use of conventional 3D BIM (presentation)
  3. Ruben Van de Walle, Pieter Vandewalle & Mieke Maes – Possibilities of adding Facility Management specific data into BIM in early Design Phases (presentation)
  4. Evelien Dirix – Historic Building Information Modelling (HBIM) as a potential tool for adaptive reuse (presentation)
14:45 Break
15:15 Session 3 – Re-use of BIM data
  1. Koenraad Nys, Stefan Boeykens – A BIM Dashboard for the European Investment Bank: evolving towards BIM Level 3
  2. Stijn Van Schaijk – Introducing: BIM based process mining (presentation)
  3. Mario Matthys – Combining 3D-geodata, BIM and serious gaming
  4. Marc Dankers – Exploration of the results of the Eindhoven AEChack (presentation)
17:00 Plenary concluding session: Looking Beyond BIM (presentation)
18:00 End


The Beyond BIM symposium takes place in the premises of the Ghent City Museum (STAM), more particularly in conference room “Hert van Maria”. More information about the STAM can be found at www.stamgent.be. Practical information about the route towards the museum can be found at www.stamgent.be/en/visit/getting-there. Please note that there is no private parking lot for STAM visitors. The STAM is in walking distance from the train station Gent-Sint-Pieters and from the city center. Participants who intend to come by car are advised to park in the public parking garage underneath the Saint-Peter Square (Sint-Pietersplein), or, even better, simply in the streets around the STAM museum (Jozef Kluyskensstraat or Bijlokekaai).


The submission system is now closed.


There is no registration cost. Coffee and lunch are sponsored by Bureau Bouwtechniek and Ghent University. The registration system is now closed. The list of participants can be found at http://doodle.com/poll/b5mih3d3x6ngbc4p


Pieter PauwelsUGent SmartLab, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Ghent University



Stefan Boeykens, Architectural Engineering,  KULeuven