In April 2016 the UK government launched its mandate requiring collaborative BIM Level 2 to be used on all construction projects procured by central government departments. The mandate is seen as a catalyst for change in the construction industry, but how well are companies embedding BIM Level 2 in projects and what needs to happen to improve implementation that takes BIM to the next level?

BIM Prospects 2017 will assess where the construction industry is one year on from the launch of the BIM Level 2 mandate and will explore the development of BIM for product manufacturers.

BIM Prospects and Digitally Built

Now in its third year, the two-day conference, will be run in conjunction with the Institute of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) Digitally Built conference, which will focus on the other vital components of digital construction; the synergies producing a complete overall picture of digitising the construction sector.

Both conferences will be held at the IET’s Savoy Place in central London. Pay just one registration fee and you can gain access to both conference programmes and benefit from seeing all the content via post-event.


Register here


When: 20-21 April, 2017
Where: IET, Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL

Conference Partners


Presentation Sponsor




David Jellings

David Jellings

BIM Objects

Terry Stocks

Terry Stocks


Alistair Kell

Alistair Kell


Matt Watchorn

Matt Watchorn

UK Ministry of Justice

Peter Caplehorn

Peter Caplehorn


Pauline Traetto

Pauline Traetto

BRE Academy

Paul Oakley

Paul Oakley


John Lorimer

John Lorimer

BIM Academy

Paul Surin

Paul Surin


Nicholas Nisbet

Nicholas Nisbet

buildingSMART UKI

Amador Caballero

Amador Caballero

Willmott Dixon Interiors

Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper





Day 1: One year on from the BIM Level 2 mandate 08:45-16:30

IET President's Welcome - Professor Jeremy Watson, BRE Chief Scientist & Professor of Engineering Systems, UCL 


Session 1: Where are we one year on from the government mandate? 

BIM Level 2 – one year on since the government’s mandate - Terry Stocks, former Delivery Director at BIM Task Force and Head of Public Sector, Faithful & Gould   

Latest development of BS1192-2007 and the PAS1102-2 Standards 

Session 2: What success looks like 

The need for more knowledge exchange to understand success - John Lorimer, Chair of Constructing Excellence BIM Theme Group  

Putting the client at the heart of the project - Interserve’s  delivery of University of Wolverhampton New Business School - Alistair Kell, Director of Information and Technology 

Aconex - Steve Cooper, General Manager, Aconex

BIM for refurbishment: Wilmott Dixon’s use of BIM in refurbishment of Maudsley Hospital - Amador Caballero, BIM Manager, Willmott Dixon 

Session 3: Skills and standards 

Are skills improving in the supply Chain - Pauline Traetto, Director, BRE Academy 

Engaging SMEs - Paul Surin, Head of Built Environment, Wienerberger 

Educating the client - guidelines for defining procuring and delivering BIM Level 2 - Matt Watchorn, Head of BIM, Ministry of Justice  

A question of interoperability - Paul Oakley, Director BIM, BRE 

What next? Preparing for BIM Level 3 - Nick Nisbet, Director Vice-Chair, buildingSMARTUKI


Chairman's closing remarks


Day 2: BIM for product manufacturers 08:45-16:30

Keynote - Peter Capelhorn, Deputy Chief Executive, CPA 

Session 1: The challenge of delivering reliable content management 

PaaS (Platform as a Service) for business content management - Dave Jellings, Managing Director, BIM Object 

BIM4M2 - Steve Thomson

Digital asset management George Stevenson, Managing Director, Active Plan 

Session 2: Implementing Product Data Standards 

The development of CEN standard for Product Data Templates - Paul Surin, Head of Built Environment, Weinerberger  

Certification for BIM Objects 

Delivering open product data 

Case study of BIM Object implementation - Alex Small, BIM & Digital Platforms Manager, Tata Steel 

Session 3: The future of product data: IoT and the smart home 

The future of the smart home 

Defining the level of detail in digital products 

Plenary Managing explosion of BIG Data, including data 

Chairman's closing remarks



Aconex provides a leading cloud and mobile project control platform for the global construction industry. The platform connects owners, contractors and their project teams in the construction, infrastructure, and energy and resources sectors, providing project-wide visibility and control between the many different organisations collaborating across their projects. With more than 60,000 user organisations and over $1 trillion of project value delivered in more than 70 countries, Aconex is the industry’s most widely adopted and trusted platform. Founded in 2000, Aconex has 47 offices in 23 countries around the world, including headquarters in Melbourne, Australia and European Headquarters in London, UK. 

Kingspan Insulation is a market leading manufacturer of premium and high performance rigid insulation products and insulated systems for building fabric and building services applications. Kingspan Insulation has a vast product range including optimum performance OPTIM-R vacuum insulation, premium performance rigid Kooltherm® insulation; high performance rigid Therma® insulation; and high performance rigid extruded polystyrene insulation.

Landmark Information Group has been sourcing, creating, analysing and adding value to geospatial data for 30 years. As a leading provider to the environmental consultancy, lending, conveyancing, surveying, asset management, utilities and Government markets, Landmark's breadth and depth of service, experience and expertise, and its ability to deliver genuine, client-specific value from Big Data, make it a valuable partner to any business in need to such information.

Man and Machine is an innovator in the BIM world, helping customers realise the true value and promise of BIM. With an innovative set of development (including BIM Assessment, Strategy, BEP development, EIR construction), operational (including project support, QA, CDE and BIM Information Management) and technical (software deployment, implementation and best practice coaching) services, the company is well placed to advise clients on all aspects of BIM. We have also developed a  new ground breaking pan-European training program called “BIM Ready”  for BIM Modellers, Coordinators and Managers to help bring the value of BIM to life. Technologies supported include Aconex, Autodesk, Solibri, Enscape and Ecodomos.

BIMobject® is a game changer for the construction industry worldwide with its cloud based digital content management system for BIM objects. BIMobject, as a disruptive technology corporation, is at the forefront of the digitalization of building products and materials, enabling the information to be turned into know-how earlier in the BIM processes. The BIMobject Cloud is a digital platform, where BIM professionals can reach and download BIM files from brands, from both Europe and the U.S. Our unique solutions for Building Product Manufacturers provide development, hosting, maintenance, syndication and publication of the digital replicas of the manufacturers’ products – BIM objects.




The IET is working to engineer a better world. Our heritage dates back to 1871, and today our mission is to inspire, inform and influence the global engineering community, supporting technology innovation to meet the needs of society. 



buildingSMART UK and Ireland (bSUKI) is one of the national chapters of buildingSMART, the worldwide authority driving the transformation of the built asset economy. buildingSMART drives the development and active use of open internationally-recognised standards, tools, training and certification regimes to support the wider uptake of open BIM through a series of Core



BIM Prospects is being held at the IET Savoy Place in London.

This unique London venue on the River Thames has recently undergone a £30 million refurbishment, it offers cutting edge technology, improved capacity and new outside space in a location that’s easily accessible by rail, tube and river. 


When: 20-21 April 2017

Where: IET, Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL