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BIM Conference 2017

Conference London, 6 Jun 2017

Towards Digital Built Britain

Returning for 2017 the RICS BIM conference comes six months on from the launch of the UK BIM Alliance’s “BIM in the UK: Past, Present & Future”, which targets BIM adoption levels of 75% across the supply and demand chain.

This ambitious conference will consider the challenge of driving further adoption of Level 2 in the private sector and among SMEs, while also looking to the future as the UK Government’s BIM Taskforce aims to enact the of Digital Built Britain Level 3 BIM strategic plan.

Further topics covered will include the importance of ensuring security in common data environments, and the increasing use of geospatial data in BIM projects.

For the first time, this event will also feature a dedicated breakout session for both Cost and Project Managers, and Facilities Managers, covering more effective routes to early engagement and collaboration, and best practice approaches to project handover.

Delegates will also receive updates on key guidance designed to inform and improve BIM practices.

Highlights for 2017

  • Review the UK BIM Alliance’s State of the Nation Report, discuss how the targets it identifies can be achieved and progress made in that direction so far.
  • Consider the future of BIM in the UK and assess the Digital Built Britain strategy.
  • Join dedicated break out groups for Cost and Planning Managers or Facilities Managers to discuss specific professional concerns and routes to improved collaboration on projects.
  • Learn how embedding exhaustive information security protocols can secure shared project data.

Speakers include

  • Anne Kemp - Director of BIM Strategy and Development, Atkins and Chair, UK BIM Alliance
  • David Philp - Global BIM/IM Consultancy Director, AECOM
  • Fred Mills - Founding Director, The B1M
  • Andy Green - Director, Faithful + Gould
  • Reid Cunningham - Strategic Development Director, BAM FM
  • Steve Eglinton, Vice-Chair, Association for Geographic Information

Interactive guide

Click here  - to read more BIM insight and the latest best practice ahead of this year's conference.

Video highlights from 2016

Please note: this conference is filmed for marketing purposes and a content map will be produced for each conference session and emailed to delegates after the conference. These visual records will capture the key information from the speakers’ presentation and any subsequent discussion.

Group discounts

RICS recognises the value of learning in teams. Groups of three or more bookings at the same time can receive a 10% discount. Five or more receive a 15% discount. Seven or more receive a 20% discount. Only one discount available per person. This cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer from RICS Conferences.

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2017 Programme

08:30 Registration and refreshments

09:30 Chair’s opening comments and keynote address: UK BIM Alliance’s State of the Nation report – six months on

The UK BIM Alliance has set itself the ambitious goal of driving BIM adoption levels up to 75% across the supply and demand chain. Six months on from the launch of “BIM in the UK: Past, Present & Future”, this session will ask how the Alliance’s strategy is developing. As governmental focus shifts to BIM Level 3, join this discussion on accelerating realisation of Level 2 in the private sector.

Anne Kemp, Director of BIM Strategy and Development, Atkins and Chair, UK BIM Alliance

10:10 Panel discussion: Empowering industries to face the future
Following on from the opening keynote address, this panel discussion will focus on the role of professional bodies in creating a future facing built environment industry. BIM not only emphasises the importance of whole-life collaboration on construction and infrastructure projects, but also cross sector co-operation between institutions and membership bodies. Join key industry personnel to discuss ground level concerns and barriers to BIM adoption in an industry comprised mainly of small and medium sized businesses.

Panellists will include:
Fred Mills
, Founding Director, The B1M
Steve Faulkner
, Associate Director, Elliott Wood Partnership and Chair, BIM4SME
Alison Watson
, Managing Director and Founder, Class Of Your Own
Jason Antill
, Director, Pure Real Estate Services

11:00 BIM for small businesses: A case study

David Ridout, Quantity Surveyor, Adams Fletcher

11.30 Networking refreshment break

12:00 Embedding data security measures into BIM workflows
This session will cover best practice approaches to the adoption of safe information exchange processes. Examine your professional responsibilities and gain better understanding of how measures outlined in PAS 1192-5 can be implemented in day to day practice. Explore effective safeguards against loss, theft or disclosure of commercially sensitive information.

Hugh Boyes, Cyber Security Lead, Institution of Engineering and Technology

12:30 BIM guidance update

  • RICS BIM guidance
  • PAS 1192-6 and PAS1192-7
  • ISO19650-1 and ISO19650-2

Kieran Parkinson, Market Development Manager – Built Environment, BSI

12:45 Geospatial BIM: The next step?
How can the addition of geospatial data to existing BIM workflows aid the design,construction and maintenance of built assets? Place is key to the success of any project, but the full potential of intelligent locational information to provide context in decision making processes is only now emerging as the industry transitions to BIM Level 3. Infrastructure mega-projects are still seen as key drivers of economic growth with increasing urban density adding another layer of complexity to already complex undertakings. Could the integration of geospatial data represent a “next level” advance in design and build processes?

Steve Eglinton, Director, GeoEnable and Vice-Chair, Association for Geographic Information

13:15 Networking Lunch

14:15 Break out group A: Project and Cost Management
Chaired by: David Philp
, Global BIM/IM Consultancy Director, AECOM

Integrating lean construction processes and BIM to drive project efficiency
BIM and lean construction management share numerous key principles, including the importance of collaborative work and project visualisation. This session will assess the potential of integrating BIM as part of the lean construction process to minimise resource waste, accelerate build times, drive reliability, reduce costs and avoid delays and disputes.

Professor Lauri Koskela, Board Member, Lean Construction Institute UK

14:15 Break out group B: Facilities Management
Chaired by: Christine Gausden
, Chair, BIM4FM

BIM Level 3A explained – enhancing Level 2 BIM
The purpose of BIM Level 3A is to add operational depth to Level 2 projects in order to better engage facilities managers in the design and build process. This session will focus on key issues for facilities managers, including commercial and contractual solutions, and consider how engaged FM professionals can drive adoption of Level 3A across the industry

Graham Kelly, Associate, BIM Academy

14:45 Break out group A: Project and Cost Management
Using BIM to prevent and support construction claims
Common data environments, with embedded critical project information, can create searchable audit trails, which might in turn prove key to the successful resolution of a dispute. This session will cover the potential of BIM to act as both a dispute avoidance and dispute resolution tool, and consider the emerging role of 3D visualisations in contested claims.

Andrew Burr, Adjudicator, Arbitrator and Mediator, ArbDB Chambers

14:45 Break out group B: Facilities Management

BIM for Facilities Managers – a case study of success
Covering high profile case studies, including One St Peter’s Square (Manchester) this session will consider how the early project involvement of facilities managers on BIM enabled works can drive operational cost savings through data driven decision making.

Andy Green, Director, Faithful + Gould

15:15 Networking tea and coffee

15:35 Break out group A: Project and Cost Management
Digital handovers: From Building Information Modelling to Asset Information Modelling
How can data accrued in the operational phase of a built asset’s life cycle change the way future buildings are designed, costed and constructed?

Mike Packham, Partner – FM Consultancy, Bernard Williams Associates 

15:35 Break out group B: Facilities Management
Digital handovers: The role of the FM in guiding future construction
How can data generated and captured during the design and construction of a built asset be utilised in the maintenance of the asset throughout its life cycle?

Andy Boutle, Senior BIM Manager, Kier Group and Chair, East BIM Region
Nick Tune
, CEO, CoBuilder UK

16:05 6D BIM in practice – case studies

  • ‘BIM for FM’ examples of features / benefits
  • The benefits of early stakeholder involvement
  • Utilising the information model throughout the life of the building

Reid Cunningham, Strategic Development Director, BAM FM
Tracy Scott, Asset Manager, BAM FM

16:35 Connecting national and organisational economic, social and environmental importance to assets in a Digital Built Britain

Iain Miskimmon, Manager, Bentley-Crossrail BIM Advancement Academy

17:05 Closing keynote address: Routemapping implementation of Level 3
The challenge for the construction sector is how to match digital progress made by other industries. Combining the Digital Economy, Smart Cities and the “Internet of Things”, all against a backdrop of diminishing resources, urbanisation and global competition, the vision for Digital Built Britain is undoubtedly ambitious, but is it deliverable? The success of the Level 2 programme in the UK undoubtedly provides the foundation from which to build, but how will Level 3 implementation look in practice and what will it mean for your business?

David Philp, Global BIM/IM Consultancy Director, AECOM


17:30 Chair’s closing remarks

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