BIM an integral part of smart, sustainable hospitality: Eduardo de Feo
With BIM, better decisions can be made throughout the design, construction and operation of hotel assets, says Eduardo de Feo, co-founder of Argentine firm Miller&Co
Building information modeling (BIM) is a process to digitally represent the physical and functional characteristics of places.
The purpose of BIM is to ensure that appropriate information is created in a suitable format at the right time so that better decisions can be made throughout the design, construction and operation of built assets.
The technology is at the core of the hotel construction revolution, and is one of the most promising developments in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry to date.
On the sidelines of TOPHOTELWORLDTOUR Barcelona, the co-founder of Miller&Co Eduardo de Feo spoke exclusively to TOPHOTELNEWS about his company’s role and expansion around the world, and why BIM is an integral part of smart, sustainable hospitality.
The birth of Miller&Co
de Feo: Miller&Co is an Argentine company, founded in the 80s, to supply training in design tools to architecture, engineering and construction companies. By 2005, there had been a paradigm change in the complexity and functionality of the tools, so the company expanded into consulting and BIM services.
Our work involves training, consulting and setting up the design tools, and our clients include Spain’s BBVA, Airports of Argentina, and the government headquarters of Honduras, as well as other companies where fluency in these new tools is a necessity. We help them adapt to this new way of working, and in some cases we also give them the modeling muscle so that sustainable projects can be built.
Miller&Co and its plan for global expansion
de Feo: We are represented in many corners of the Americas, including Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, as well as in the United States. From our bases there, we serve almost every Latin American country, and from our base in Spain we assist our European clients. The truth is that the goal is to have a presence in the Middle East. There are lots of projects which require these tools, and we can be useful with such projects.
de Feo: We are in the process of assisting a project in Panama. The owners of this venture are planning a six-star hotel on the coast that is going to be a really big deal. They need all the support that technology can give to better manage the project, and we can provide them with that.
Eduardo de Feo was a delegate at TOPHOTELWORLDTOUR Barcelona 2019. To attend, address or sponsor our boutique hospitality networking events around the world, contact TOPHOTELPROJECTS Head of Global Events & Conferences Kayley van der Velde.
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