August 14, 2018 | 39:07
Welcome to our first international episode covering the largest urban BIM model of its kind, worldwide. We are talking about the Eiffel Tower area in Paris soon to be re-designed!
Every year, over 30 million people visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris and seven million visitors climb the monument. It is definitely one of the most iconic landmarks in the world. This spring Autodesk announced a collaboration with the City of Paris in its quest to redevelop the area surrounding the Eiffel Tower. The renovation, covering the Trocadéro Gardens and the Champ de Mars, will be finalised just in time for the 2024 Summer Olympics. Several architects all around the world showed their interest for participating in this prestigious project, now there are four teams left. Using BIM is mandatory and the project shows a great example of how a city – and indeed, a government – can harness new digital technologies to accelerate automation in the construction industry. In this episode we have Emmanuel Di Giacomo, BIM Ecosystem Business Development Manager at Autodesk joining us for an exciting talk about this unique BIM project. So please tune in!
Emmanuel has been working for more than 16 years at Autodesk. With more than seven years of experience as a BIM solutions expert on Autodesk Revit in Europe, Emmanuel Di Giacomo has a degree in architecture – 1993 – and has more than 29 years of experience in 3D technology for the architecture and building industry.
Actually owning the position of BIM Ecosystem Business Development for Europe, his role is to ensure the whole AEC Industry is embracing the BIM revolution and expand its ecosystem as widely as possible by helping both private and public sectors in order to have a successful shift in the Industry.
Formerly BIM Technical Expert for Autodesk France, he has been promoting BIM solutions in France’s major architectural practices, design offices and construction companies in the building industry. He also ensured their technical and relational follow up as well as Autodesk’s Channel Network mentoring.
The role works with all EMEA sales teams to ensure Autodesk correctly understands and engages across the engineering, natural resources and infrastructure sectors. The focus is to support and influence both public and private sector supply chains from the top down at the owner/operator and project level.
He also trained some famous architectural practices in Europe in advanced modeling like Zaha Hadid Architecture and was in charge of Customer Successes with all Key Autodesk AEC customers in Europe like Bouygues, Vinci, Piero Lissoni and many others.
Formerly he has been leading the role of AEC Marketing Manager for 3 years at Autodesk and also product manager for 3 years in another company. Finally, he also loves making his Utopic City evolve and has many followers in the world: www.facebook.com/revitarchitectureutopiccity
Last but not least, Emmanuel manages a blog focusing on Architecture and BIM News from all over the world and Europe: http://abcdblog.typepad.com/