September 04. & 05. 2019 in Hanover, Germany


The BIM EXPO is characterised by different perspectives on digitisation in the construction industry:

Leading international and national experts

Strategic orientation of politics and public contractors

Specific application & project examples from construction practice

Perspectives of market leaders and medium-sized companies

Insights & knowledge from research and science

Inspiring roundtable discussions after each lecture block

Exhibition stands of various exhibitors

Patronage by Lower Saxony Minister for Science and Culture

Evening event for GetTogether & Networking

All keynote speeches by national and international speakers will be translated into German & English

We would like to thank our partners for their support of the event.

Major Sponsor

Media Partner


The programme for BIM EXPO 2019 is currently being finalised.

The BIM EXPO 2019 program will be characterized by exciting presentations from companies paired with international, inspiring presentations from scientists and BIM users from the industry. Discussions will be held at the end of each lecture block to directly reflect on and debate the topics presented.

We are particularly pleased that the patron of the event is Björn Thümler, Minister of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony.


*Current status. Subject to change without notice.

1st day of the event

September 04th 2019


09:30am - 10:30am

Welcoming words and keynote

Hosted by
Prof. Klemt-Albert

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Katharina Klemt-Albert

Leibniz Universität Hannover
Digitalisierung und BIM - die Baubranche zwischen Euphorie und Schicksal

Staatssekretärin Dr. Sabine Johannsen

für den Schirmherrn
Niedersächsischer Minister für Wissenschaft und Kultur, Björn Thümler

Ulf-Birger Franz

Dezernent für Wirtschaft, Verkehr und Bildung für die Region Hannover
Fachbereichsleiter Wirtschafts- und Beschäftigungsförderung der Region Hannover

Presentation block I

10:30am - 12:00pm

National and International BIM strategies

Hosted by
Prof. Steinmann

MinDirig Lothar Fehn Krestas

Bundesministerium des Innern, für Bau und Heimat (BMI)
Digitalisierungsstrategie für den deutschen Bau

MR Rudolf Boll

Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur (BMVI)
Digitalisierungsstrategie für den deutschen Bau

Prof. Nobuyushi Yabuki

Osaka University, Japan
Strategic approach and outlook of BIM for infrastructure in Japan and civil engineering informatics as the foundation of BIM

Presentation block II

01:00pm - 02:30pm

BIM in Infrastructure - Project experience

Hosted by
Dipl.-Ing. Kirmayr

Matthias Grabe

Hamburg Port Authority
Hamburger Hafen - das logistische Drehkreuz digitalisiert Infrastruktur und Betrieb

Frank Peters

Los Angeles Airport LAX, USA
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Realising design, construction and operations for $15B investments

Sabrina Honig

Niedersächsisches Landesbehörde für Straßenbau und Verkehr
Strategie und Erfahrungsberichte zu Building Information Modeling in der Niedersächsischen Straßenbauverwaltung

Presentation block III

03:00pm - 04:30pm

BIM practice reports of innovative construction and operation

Hosted by
Prof. Schwerdtner

Prof. Robin Drogemuller

Queensland University of Technology, Australien
BIM based facility management for the iconic Sydney Opera House

Petra Marie Michaely

Siemens Real Estate
Integrale Digitalisierung bei Siemens: vom Projektkonzept bis zum Betrieb

Peter Rupp

HILTI Group Liechtenstein
Integrale Ansätze für die Haustechnik - Potenziale einer Partnerschaft mit Planern und Ausführenden

Evening event

05:00pm - open End

Free Food and Drinks

Networking, Sip ´n´Drink & Music

2nd day of the event

September 05th 2019

Presentation block IV

09:15am - 10:45am

BIM application - from the point of view of the construction process

Hosted by
Prof. Haghsheno

Dr.-Ing. Matthias Jacob

Implenia AG
BIM in der Baupraxis - was ist machbar, was ist leistbar?

David Beslich

Hansen Yuncken, Australien
BIM and sustainable partnerships form the perspective of Australians Innovative construction company Hansen Yuncken

Prof. John Messner

Penn State University, USA
Using Immersive technologies to enhance project collaboration in AEC-Sector

Presentation block V

12:15pm - 01:45pm

Basic conditions for the successful BIM application

Hosted by
Prof. Blankenbach

Dr. Yukikazu Yamaguchi

Osaka Institute of Technology, Japan
The strategical approaches to enhance the BIM and CIM application in Japan

Prof. Carrie Sturts Dossick

University of Washington, USA
Digitisation in US Architecture, Engineering and Construction - Status of implementation

Dr. Nicolai Ritter

CMS Hasche Sigle
Praxisgerechte Vertragsmodelle für BIM-Projekte – Chancen für mehr Partnerschaft?

Presentation block VI

02:00pm - 03:30pm

Digitization as a driving force for innovation

Hosted by
Prof. Marx

Rouven Brückner

grbv Ingenieure im Bauwesen
Implementierung von BIM im Ingenieurbüro | Chancen und Hindernisse

Dr.-Ing. Matthias Bergmann and Dorian Zank GmbH and Herzog & de Meuron
Projektbericht Nationalgalerie des 20. Jahrhunderts

Prof. Vishal Singh

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finnland
Innovative Approaches and Strategies for BIM Application in Finnland

End of the event

03:30pm - 04:00pm

Closure by

Mrs. Prof. Katharina Klemt-Albert

Become part of BIM EXPO 2019 with your product!

Would you like to take the opportunity to inform yourself about current BIM topics from all over the world, advertise your own product and talk to potential customers at the same time? Take this opportunity and become a trade exhibitor at BIM EXPO 2019!

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Book your accommodation now

For your overnight stay in Hanover we have arranged a corresponding contingent of calls in selected hotels for you.  

Impressions of the BIM EXPO 2017

Event Location

The EXPOWAL, the official landmark of Expo 2000, is certainly the most architecturally impressive location in Hanover and stands for very special events. Located directly at a beautiful lake, the all around glassed EXPOWAL is a versatile, extraordinary location over 2 levels with an open gallery.

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Institut for Construction Management and Digital Engineering (ICoM)