Customer Insights Webinar: Case Auckland Airport

Our monthly Customer Insights webinar series continues, bringing you best practices and ideas from other users. Join the next webinar on February 10th, 2021, presenting Case Auckland Airport.

Customer Insights is our monthly webinar series where our customers share their insights about how they have used Solibri in their work.

In the next webinar session, Karl Fitzpatrick from Auckland Airport is presenting his experiences. Join the webinar on February 10th, 2021 at 9:00 UTC. Register here!

Case Auckland Airport: The role of the client in improving building information quality for Asset Management purposes 

As an owner, developer and operator of significant built infrastructure, Auckland Airport, must manage a large amount of building information throughout the full asset lifecycle, from planning, design, construction and operations. Prior to the impacts of Covid-19 on the aviation industry, this involved developing and maintaining a view of the current terminal assets, while simultaneously managing the design of a multi-billion dollar terminal development programme. This involved numerous complex projects, many external consultants, various software and a need to have a consistent data standard.

This multi-year journey taught us a lot of lessons about capturing existing building information; collaborating with design partners, surveyors and contractors; working between BIM and GIS; dealing with large models; working between different software; and the role of the client in asset delivery and management processes. In this webinar, Auckland Airport's BIM Manager, Karl Fitzpatrick, will share some insight into how the use of openBIM and Solibri helps streamline the quality control and coordination of large scale Building Information Models from a client's perspective.

As BIM Manager at Auckland Airport in New Zealand for the past three and a half years, Karl is responsible for driving the client-side strategy and adoption of digital technologies and processes to help improve Building Information Management across the full asset lifecycle. Prior to Auckland Airport, Karl worked in Helsinki for several years as an Architect and BIM Manager on largescale healthcare projects, giving him experience from both the client and supplier side of the equation. Karl strongly supports the use of open standards, such as IFC, and is an active member of the BuildingSmart International Airport Room. The work he has been leading at Auckland Airport, was recently recognized as a global award winner in the Asset Owners category of the buildingSmart International awards in 2020.


  • Case Auckland Airport - The role of the client in improving building information quality for Asset Management purposes. Karl Fitzpatrick, BIM Manager at Auckland Airport.
  • Q&A.

The webinar is held in English. The attendee limit for this webinar is 500.

Customer Insights webinar recordings can be found here.