The 2018 edition of the SAIE dedicated to Building Technologies and the built environment 4.0 will open in Bologna in the next few days. The focus of this edition will be the transformation of the construction sector through digitization, technologies and innovation, and in particular the key word will be BIM – Building Information Modelling.
In a period when the theme of large building works is having a great resonance in the media, the BIM and the most requested professions are relevant.
What is BIM?
Let’s start from explaining what the BIM consists of. Building Information Modelling is a method for optimizing planning, building construction and management using software.
BIM is therefore not a tool but a process that uses a model containing all the information concerning the entire life cycle of a work, from design to construction, through maintenance, until demolition and disposal.
In 2014, the European Union introduced some guidelines on the use of the BIM system in the design and construction of public works. Also in Italy, as established by the BIM Decree (DM 560 of December 1, 2017) of the Code of Public Contracts, the obligation to use this design methodology will gradually come into force. From 1 January 2019 for the complex works related to works with a tender amount equal to or higher than 100 million euro, as of 1 January 2025 for all new works.
What do the WollyBi data tell us?
Through the data analysis method of WollyBi we have identified the trend of web job vacancies related to the main professions in BIM. In particular, civil engineering is the correct area within which to look for talents for the development of this new field of work. So civil engineers, architects and civil construction technicians, defined according to the ESCO classification, are the main candidates.
In general, from January to September 2018, for these three professions, about 2,300 vacancies were posted on the web with a 115% increase compared to the same period of 2014.
How many web job vacancies are there related to BIM?
Using semantic search techniques within the WollyBi vacancies database we extracted the job opportunities inherent in design techniques complying with BIM methodology standards.
Although the number of vacancies is still small, there is an increase in the demand for professional figures related to BIM, especially since the entry into force of the decree.
What are the characteristics required to BIM experts?
Extracting from the text of job vacancies the most significant concepts related to the field of civil engineering and measuring the correlation, through techniques of non-supervised Machine Learning and Clustering, we have obtained an explanatory graphical representation of what are the skills and characteristics required to expert BIM professionals.