Ineco continues to participate in the development and spreading of the Building Information Modelling (BIM) methodology. At the end of January, the company gave an online training course on BIM for the staff at the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF). The course focused on the management of BIM projects by public administrations, and provided insight into different experiences of implementing BIM in different countries in Latin America, Europe and the rest of the world.

In addition, the work group at the Railway Innovation Hub, an innovation-oriented conglomerate of Spanish businesses, has completed the drafting of the BIM classification for the rail sector. Ineco and Grant Thornton have led the group since 2019. For the first time, this new system will standardise and categorise all of the elements in the subsystems of the railway network, so that they can be incorporated into BIM models.

In order to contribute to innovation in the rail sector, the outcome of this collaboration has been placed in the public domain. In addition to Ineco and Grant Thornton, those taking part in the project include Abengoa-Inabensa, Actisa, Akka, Apogea, Ayesa, Azvi, Belgorail, Cemosa, Comsa, Dassault Systèmes, Enyse, FCC Construcción, Ferrovial, Ingeniería In Situ, Sdea Solutions, Sener, Siemens, Sistem, the Cetemet and Tecnalia technology centres, and the Madrid Association of Civil Engineers. Nearly 100 companies form part of the Railway Innovation Hub, which is dedicated to promoting innovation in rail services.