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BIM Conference 2017

Conference London, 25 Feb 2017

Realising the benefits of BIM

The 2016 Conference has now passed. Register your interest in the 2017 conference.

Timed to coincide with the Government’s 2016 BIM level two deadline, the 2016 BIM Conference saw the conversation shift from the theory and policy around BIM, to the reality of using it in practice.

Our expert speaker line-up and sessions based on live case studies of BIM implementation, sought to separate the myth from reality and give delegates invaluable insight into the practicalities of adoption. This included what to expect in terms of challenges and ROI, and exploration of the culture change necessary to ensure all potential benefits are realised.

Key speakers included:

  • Dr David Hancock, Head of Construction, UK Government Construction Team
  • David Philp, Director BIM – EMEA, AECOM and Head of BIM, UK BIM Taskgroup
  • Malcolm Taylor, Head of Technical Information, Crossrail
  • Brendan Patchell. BIM Strategy Manager, Morgan Sindall Professional Services

An article by Alan Muse, FRICS, Director of Built Environment Professional Groups (RICS) discussing the topics explored at the conference can be found here

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.

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2016 Programme

08:30 Registration and refreshments

09:30 Chair’s opening comments
David Philp, Director BIM – Global, AECOM and Head of BIM, UK BIM Taskgroup

09:40 Keynote panel discussion: Construction and the digitised world
•    The impact of the digital revolution on the future of the built environment
•    How is the profession responding
•    Upskilling the profession
•    Digital technologies and the client – what are they asking for and why?
•    Impact of digitisation on education and training
Dr David Hancock, Head of Construction, UK Government Construction Team
Simon Rawlinson, Partner, Head of Strategic Research and Insight, Arcadis UK
Alex Jones, BIM and Digital Construction Manager, Interserve Construction Ltd
David Throssell, BIM and Digital Engineering Operations Manager, Skanska UK


10:20 BIM – changing the way we think and the way we price
•    Examining automatic pricing from models in NRM format
•    Combining parametric assemblies and the use of GIS with BIM
•    Assessing the need for standard classifications and BIM on an international level
•    Using BIM to produce cost plans
Tolis Chatzisymeon, CEO, Nomitech

10:50 Networking refreshment break

11:20 Working in Common data environments with BIM
•    Examining data-sharing requirements of BIM projects and associated challenges including:
o    Model ownership
o    Intellectual property
o    Commercial confidentiality
o    Insurance models
o    Forms of contract
o    Early engagement of supply chain members
o    Data validation – touching on the Government ‘stretch target’
•    PAS 1192-2 & PAS 1192-3, managing information for the delivery and operational phase of BIM projects.

11:50 Managing risk with BIM: A contractor’s perspective
•    Realising significant benefits in the design and planning stages
•    Predicting challenges and building in solutions
•    Ensuring engagement across the whole supply chain
•    Adopting a campus wide approach to risk management
•    Lessons learned and key takeaways
Andrew Pryke, Managing Director, BAM Design

12:20 Collaboration and BIM: The journey of a project team: The Super KTP
BIM4SME have assembled a multidisciplinary project team with the aim of delivering a virtual BIM Level 2 Project and as part of these sessions the team members will come together to provide delegates with an update on  work that has been undertaken, including updates from the Client Team and Delivery Team by discipline. These sessions will allow for sharing of lessons learned in a way which has never before been possible in a conference environment.

12:50 Networking lunch

13:50 Collaboration and BIM: Facilitated workshop
BIM4SME have assembled a multidisciplinary project team with the aim of delivering a virtual BIM Level 2 Project and as part of this session the team members will come together to provide delegates with an update on  work that has been undertaken, including updates from the Client Team and Delivery Team by discipline. This crucial session will allow for sharing of lessons learned in a way which has never before been possible in a conference environment.

15:20 Implementation of BIM out of sector – lessons learned
•    A case study

15:50 Networking refreshment break

16:10 BIM and infrastructure
•    Streamlining planning and design processes
•    Ensuring more resilient infrastructure projects
•    Increasing clarity of a project’s purpose and desired outcomes amongst all stakeholders
•    Informing decision making and reducing risk
•    Ensuring data accuracy and continuity across the lifecycle of a project
•    Maximising profit and growth potential
Simon Longstaffe, Head of Programme Estimating and Cost Management, HS2

16:40 BIM and the historic environment
•    Investigating the past
•    Combining the new with the old
•    How historic data capture supports BIM
•    A different view of history
Daryn Fitz, Principal Consultant, Excitech
Peter Folwell, Director, Plowman Craven 

17:10 Whole life costing and BIM
•    Using BIM to facilitate whole life costings
•    Applying key considerations of build options at design stage
•    Enabling accurate prediction of future running costs. 
•    Maximising benefits to the client, the design team, contractors and the resultant occupier.
Andy Green, Director, Faithful+Gould

17:40 Chair’s closing remarks & BIM4SME Awards Launch

17:50 Networking Drinks Reception



Price excl. VAT

TBC for RICS members

TBC for non-members

Sponsors

  • 2016 Sponsor - Excitech
  • 2016 Sponsor - Excitech
  • 2016 Sponsor - Nomitech
  • 2016 Sponsor - Nomitech
  • 2016 Sponsor - Rapid 5D
  • 2016 Sponsor - Rapid 5D

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