DigiChecks Holds First General Assembly in Amsterdam

The DigiChecks EU project held its first General Assembly, hosted by Semmtech, one of DigiChecks‘ partners. The event took place on June 20 and 21 and brought together project members at the Semmtech HQ office in Amsterdam.

The first day of the General Assembly kicked off with an arrival and reception session, hosted by our Semmtech colleagues. The agenda featured several key presentations and updates from project partners. Elizabeth Rodríguez, Head of R+D International Department at FCC Construcción and our project coordinator, gave an introduction, summarizing the Second Short Management Report sent to European Commission and presenting the amendment, which is in the process of elaboration. The communication aspects of the project were then presented by innCome.

Ignacio Rincón & Juan Ramón Mena at the Core principles of the framework session

The core principles of the framework were presented by Ignacio Rincón from FCC Construcción, who also provided updates on the status and progress of the project. Juan Ramón Mena, also from FCC Construcción, introduced the perfect pilot project during the later part of the morning session. A lunch break allowed participants to network and exchange ideas.

In the afternoon, updates from the Work Packages (WP) were presented in the general room. Fundación Tekniker, Universiteit Gent, Neanex, Semmtech, Building Digital Twin Association, Bureau Veritas Construction, Ibermática, IDP Ingeniería, Medio ambiente y Arquitectura, FCC Construcción, Digital Construction, CREE BUILDINGS, and Realia Business, shared their successes and challenges. Following a coffee break, the first day continued with parallel sessions. Session 1 focused on the perfect pilot project, led by Pedro from Ibermática and Juan Ramón from FCC Construcción, while Session 2 focused on ontologies, led by Semmtech.

DigiChecks partners at the Session 1: The perfect pilot project

The day concluded with a dinner, providing an informal setting for all DigiChecks partners to further discuss the project and build relationships.

On the second day of the General Assembly, the sessions continued with workshops and discussions. Session 4 delved deeper into ontologies, led by Semmtech, while Session 5 showcased data examples from pilot projects, with workshop leaders from Ibermática, Tekniker, and IDP. The morning concluded with a discussion on infrastructure and certification of basic principles for e-permits, led by BDTA.

During the afternoon, open meetings were held, providing an opportunity for further collaboration and knowledge sharing among DigiChecks partners.

The DigiChecks project, funded by the EU Research & Innovation Framework programme, Horizon Europe, aims to develop a new Digital Framework to manage construction permits and compliance checks. The General Assembly served as a vital platform for project partners to discuss progress, exchange insights, and plan for next steps.