On Thursday 19 March, Digital Node Director, Rebecca De Cicco will be delivering a talk at Sydney Build on how new BIM policies and standards are impacting on the Australian construction industry.

In her talk, BIM Policy and the impact of the International Standard ISO19650 in Australia, Rebecca will discuss how the release of the international BIM standard in 2018 has caused widespread excitement across the country and has begun to influence Australian Government. Policy changes have been implemented and BIM is now becoming a dominant force.

Rebecca will also take a look at the wider impact of the new BIM standard ISO 19650 on the global market and how this ultimately affects Australia and its ability to compete on a global stage for digital construction.

No stranger to Sydney Build, Rebecca has been presenting at this industry-leading conference for several years. Known for its ability to secure high-profile speakers, covering on-trend topics and sharing valuable insights for change (and, more importantly, digital transformation), Rebecca joins an impressive line-up of digital construction specialists.

Now in its 5th year, Sydney Build has become the most popular attended B2B construction show in Australia, delivering over 300 presentations and attracting over 10,000 visitors. Rebecca’s talk will be taking place on Tuesday 19 March at 12.30pm on the BIM Stage.

Later that evening, Sydney Build will play host to the Australian Construction Awards 2020, where Digital Node has been shortlisted in the Diversity and Inclusion category. Rebecca spoke about being selected as a finalist: “Diversity and equality have always been part of the core principles of Digital Node. As a business, we strive to integrate and nurture the talent and capabilities of our team, as well as taking positive action to increase respect, fairness and inclusion throughout the construction industry.

“Fostering cultural, ethical and social diversity is high on our agenda, and one area which I particularly champion is gender equality. As part of our mission in achieving greater gender equality in the built environment, I founded Women in BIM in 2012: a network for women working in BIM and digital construction. As Digital Node is an industry leader in the understanding and adoption of BIM and Digital Engineering (DE), we felt that creating a support network in this specialist field was essential.”

Women in BIM now has thousands of members worldwide. We believe that by working together, supporting career options and providing development opportunities, we can help to create a more diverse industry.

To find out more about Rebecca’s talk at Sydney Build or the Women in BIM network, contact us here.