The Government Construction Strategy was published in 2011, requiring collaborative 3D BIM (BIM Level 2) on its projects by 2016. Now with the target date imminent, the key questions are how ready are you and what happens next?

This two-day conference will seek answers to the current skills gap, a major risk to the delivery of BIM Level 2, as well as practical support for taking BIM forward.

It will also reveal the latest progress in the Development of BIM Level 3, known as Digital Built Britain.  

Why you should attend

  • Gain insights from industry experts and early adopters of BIM Level 2
  • Gain practical knowledge at surgery workshops
  • Be part of an international audience
  • Find out about the latest development of BIM Level 3
  • Gain 14 hours CPD certification over the two days 

 

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Network with representatives from the following organisations:

Adept Consulting Engineers

Glanville Consultants

Autodesk

HLM

AWW Inspired Environment

Kier Construction

Balfour Beatty

Mace

BIM Campus

Ministry of Justice

Cardiff University

Solibri UK

Carillion

Thames Tideway

coBuilder UK

UCL

DESM

University of Liverpool

Faithful+Gould

 

In partnership with

buildingSmart UK

Headline Sponsor


When: 6-7 April, 2016
Where: BRE Watford

Watch Patrick Macleamy's keynote to BIM Prospects 2015

You can watch videos of all the 2015 sessions, plus other conferences on our YouTube Channel.

View Presentations from 2015

Speakers

Nick Tune

Nick Tune

coBuilder UK

David Jellings

David Jellings

Solibri UK

Jeremy Watson

Jeremy Watson

BuildingSMART UK

Peter Trebilcock

Peter Trebilcock

Balfour Beatty

Prof.Tim Broyd

Prof.Tim Broyd

UCL

Prof Arto Kiviniemi

Prof Arto Kiviniemi

University of Liverpool

Alex Lubbock

Alex Lubbock

Carillion

Dayle Zieleniewski

Dayle Zieleniewski

BIM Campus

Terry Stocks

Terry Stocks

Faithful+Gould

Alistair Kell

Alistair Kell

BDP

Matt Watchorn

Matt Watchorn

UK Ministry of Justice

Guy Hammersley

Guy Hammersley

BRE

Paul Marshall

Paul Marshall

Landmark Information Group

Lee Mullin

Lee Mullin

Autodesk

Paul Surin

Paul Surin

Wienerberger

Ben Wallbank

Ben Wallbank

Viewpoint

Mervyn Richards

Mervyn Richards

Mark Costello

Mark Costello

RPS

Dr Ruth Staunton

Dr Ruth Staunton

RPS

Dr Sarah Graham

Dr Sarah Graham

IES

Kristin Omholt-Jensen

Kristin Omholt-Jensen

Rendra

Peter Vale

Peter Vale

Tideway

Programme

 

BIM prospects will focus on three key areas.

Practical Delivery of Level 2
The ‘Level 2 Legacy’ is complete and guidelines are available. These will be summarised, but the main emphasis will focus on practical support available, to enable businesses across the whole sector, to move from legacy to reality.

Do we have the Skills?
One of the biggest concerns for delivering BIM is the shortage of skills across the UK supply chain. Guided by a buildingSMART skills survey, the conference will seek to find solutions and recommendations for training providers and the wider industry.

Where Next?
Level 2 is only the beginning.  ‘BIG Data’ is here. The latest developments relating to Level 3 BIM will be presented in context of the current position and the measures necessary to move forward.

 Programme 6 April

SESSION 1: How prepared is industry?

08:30 

Registration

 

09:00

Welcome by Chair

Guy Hammersley, Executive Director, BRE

 

Keynote

Jeremy Watson, Chair, buildingSMART UK

 

How prepared are UK government departments
for BIM Level 2? - 
There have been many initiatives
to improve the productivity/collaboration in the construction
industry over the past 65 years. The UK BIM Mandate is
a major commitment in upskilling key Government
Departments that will provide a better landscape for
all clients and their supply chains.  The Government
departments have been on a journey aided by the
UK BIM Task Force, that have  supported the
development of BIM to this point. A lots been done, 
the journey continues and we all need to play our part.

Terry Stocks, UK Director, Faithful+Gould (BIM Task Group)

 

A reflection on the Ministry of Justice Building
Information Modelling (BIM) Story; 
the creation of 
the BIM2AIM Special Interest Group Partnership, MoJ
BIM Component Library, policy, procedures and tools
in response to the 2016 BIM Mandate

Matt Watchorn, Head of BIM, UK Ministry of Justice

 

Thames Tideway Tunnel (Infrastructure case study)

Peter Vale, Engineering Information Manager, Tideway

 

Balfour Beatty (Contractor case study)
1. BB BIM experience to date- including Level 2
2. Our approach to preparation for Level - Accreditation,
Training, Process mapping, Bid & project support
3. Case Study(s) showing process for collection of
COBie data

Peter Trebilcock, Director of BIM, Balfour Beatty Construction Services

 

Delivering as-built open data - It is a well-known
fact that most  major UK contractors have become
early adopters of BIM in their processes. With the
BIM level 2 deadline being just around the corner,
all contractors - big and small - are getting prepared and COBie becomes the first thing on their minds.

Nick Tune, CEO, coBuilder UK

 

PANEL

 

11:20

Refreshments

 

SESSION 2: Assessing the skills gap

 

Overview of the skills challenge and the
buildingSMART BIM skills survey – a review of the results

David Jellings, Managing Director, Solibri

 

The buildingSMART BIM skills survey – analysis of
the results

Jeremy Watson, Chair of buildingSMART UK

 

Carillion’s approach to up-skilling its workforce

Alex Lubbock, BIM Development Manager, Carillion

 

BIM, managing the transition in BDP

Alistair Kell, Director of Information and Technology, BDP

 

PANEL

 

13:05

Lunch

 

SESSION 2: Assessing the skills gap

 

The challenge for SMEs

Tim Platts, Chair, BIM4SME

 

The current and future approach by universities
The rapid growth of BIM adoption and development of new
technologies is challenging the AEC industry. BIM Academic
Forum has been working on this issue, the 2015 report
“Current Position and Associated Challenges of BIM 
Education in UK Higher Education” reveals a high degree
of uncertainty or pessimism in regards to the prospect
of BIM in the long term. Although the respondents
represent mainly people involved with BIM, about 40%
still consider themselves not adequately informed on
BIM and the UK government implementation strategy. 
Changing the situation requires active collaboration
between academia, industry and BIM task group and
its partners.

 

Arto Kiviniemi, Professor of Digital Architectural Design, University of Liverpool

 

Digital Construction? I have it in my pocket…..

Kristin Omholt-Jensen, Managing Director, Rendra AS

 

PANEL

 

15:15

Refreshments

 

SESSION 3: Looking beyond BIM L2

 

Review of Digital Built Britain

Tim Broyd, Professor of Built Environment Foresight, UCL

 

Mapping and Data for Property Professionals –
A guide to the extensive digital datasets available to 
assist in all stages of the design process.

Paul Marshall,Promap National Account Director at Landmark Information Group

 

BIM Level 2 latest developments

Mervyn Richards

 

BIM Level 2 and the era of connection - Over the next 
decade, Autodesk believes that trends in technology
will radically disrupt both the process of construction
and the business of construction contracting, by
changing the way in which built assets are designed
and made. BIM Level 2 heralds the start of a new era
of connection and this session will outline some of the
effects we expect to see.

 John Adams, Autodesk

 

PANEL

 

17:00

Close

 

 Programme 7 April

08:30 

Registration

 

09:00

Welcome by Chair

Guy Hammersley, Executive Director, BRE

 

Headline Sponsor

Ben Wallbank, BIM Strategy Manager, Viewpoint Construction Software

 

Bimifying new graduates - As the construction 
industry strides to improve and innovate its project
outputs, shortening delivery times, cutting waste and
reducing environmental impacts whilst doing so with
an ever reducing work force,it becomes alarmingly
apparent that a big problem is on our doorsteps. We
are finding that as the working industry improves,
the graduates of our construction courses are not
entering the workforce with the skills and understanding 
of the processes of the UK BIM level 2 standards and
the need to up-skill on software platforms to actually
be able deliver the outputs defined by those standards.

Dayle Zieleniewski, Training Manager, BIM Campus

 

The BIM4SME initiative – upskilling the BIM
community

Terry Gough, BIM4SME

 

Pathways to BIM Level 2

Paul Oakley, Associate Director BIM, BRE

 

ROI with BIM – ‘I’ = Information

Jorma Ehrnrooth, Solibri

 

PANEL

 

11:00

Refreshments

 

Surgery Workshop

 

Autodesk Solutions and BIM Level II - This detailed
discussion will cover Autodesk solutions including 
Autodesk Revit and Civil 3D, and how to respond to the
UK BIM Level 2 requirements. We will discuss the 
implementation details of how our current solutions can be configured to support the mandate, and specifically 
BS 1192.4 (COBie) and PAS 1192.2 (Information Management).
We will outline projects currently underway to explore more
detailed UK BIM Level 2 requirements with additional
solutions from Autodesk BIM 360 portfolio including
BIM 360 Docs.

Lee Mullin, Construction Technical Specialist, Autodesk

12:20

Lunch

13:30

 RPS - A Design Organisation's Journey to Level 2 BIM

Mark Costello, Director for BIM, RPS and
Dr Ruth Staunton, Senior Associate, RPS
 

BIM and GSL is the vehicle to improve building performance

Dr Sarah Graham, UK Division Head, IES
 

Title tbc

Jason Whittall, Director, One Ltd
  Embracing the innovation in Construction Paul Surin, Head of Built Environment, Wienerberger
  PANEL  
15:25

Tour of the Innovation Park, join Wienerberger as they showcase their new e4 app in their e4 brick house

Sponsors

Headline Sponsor


Viewpoint For Projects is an award-winning secure online collaboration solution for the building and infrastructure sectors. This innovative software helps teams increase collaboration and project control at every stage of the construction lifecycle, whatever their role in a project. 

Drawings, documents, email and contracts need to be shared quickly among all stakeholders. 

Viewpoint For Projects was designed to make project management easier at every step, from pre-construction, to building, to continued operation and maintenance.

www.en-gb.viewpoint.com

 

Presentation Sponsors

IES is recognised as a pioneer in 3D performance analysis software. The company is leading the way with its BIM4Analysis solutions, promoting creation and capture of building information during design, construction and operation. Embodied carbon and Capital Cost are highlighted within the UK Governments mission statement to reduce waste in the construction and operation of our built environment. The introduction of BIM Level 2 will act as an enabler to achieving this goal. IES software and consulting can assist in measuring performance and demonstrating improvements from project outset throughout the lifecycle of individual buildings as well as district and city level schemes, thus leveraging the building information.

 www.iesve.com

Solibri was founded by a group of individuals who noticed the world was changing. In 1999, software modelling was improving and common standards were being formed. These standards allowed quality checking in different industries. The founders had experience from the worlds of construction, chemical and aerospace. As designers could now create with digital tools, it made sense to offer supporting software to check the validity and quality of these designs.

www.solibri.com

 Landmark
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.

www.landmark.co.uk

 

 
 

coBuilder AS is a leading supplier of highly reliable software solutions for the European Construction Industry. Working in the fields of product documentation and compliance management, our services are aimed at the specific needs of the construction Industry. Our systems deal with issues such as information about chemicals, risk management and product performance in the context of REACH and CPR national requirements, together with the implementation of EPD requirements. All product data is compatible with BIM models through the use of COBie, IFC4 and buldingSMART Data Dictionary.

Key systems: ProductXchange (CPR/REACH), coBuilder PRO, DoPCreator, coBuilder Masterdata, coBuilder Connect.

www.cobuilder.co.uk

Rendra
Rendra started as a simple idea: Construction information should be ubiquitous, always up to date and easy to understand. With this idea as a guiding star, we set out on our journey to build Rendra O – an application for integrated operations in construction projects. Built together with several of Norway’s leading contractors and building owners, Rendra O helps delivering projects on time and budget at the right quality.

www.rendra.io

The Wienerberger group has been manufacturing quality clay building products since 1819 when we opened our first factory in Vienna, Austria. Today, Wienerberger Ltd offers UK customers one of the broadest product portfolios in the business, including clay facing bricks (stock and wire-cut), specialist engineering bricks, domestic and commercial pavers, as well as the Corium cladding system and a full range of clay, concrete and slate roofing products.

www.wienerberger.co.uk

 Workshop Sponsor

 

Autodesk is a world leader in 3D design software for entertainment, natural resources, manufacturing, engineering, construction, and civil infrastructure.

The company makes educational versions of its software available free to qualified students and faculty through the Autodesk Education Community. Autodesk's digital prototyping software, including Autodesk Inventor and the Autodesk Product Design Suite, are used in the manufacturing industry to visualize, simulate, and analyze real-world performance using a digital model during the design process. The company's Revit line of software for Building Information Modeling is designed to let users explore the planning, construction, and management of a building virtually before it's built.

www.autodesk.co.uk

Watch this BIM Prospects 2015 sponsored-workshop from Autodesk

 

We offer a range of sponsorship packages to enhance your brand among delegates, speakers and the wider industry

For more information, contact our Commercial Lead Ian Davies at daviesi@bre.co.uk or 07528 976 286

 

Exhibitors

Asite’s cloud technology gives everyone involved in construction projects access to key information online. It allows for increased collaboration, fewer mistakes, reduced rework, and time and cost savings. Asite’s Adoddle platform allows firms to store and manage all project data in one central and secure repository. It also enables customers to fully customize the structure of their content with highly controlled access and rich configurable workflows to allow project controls. The Adoddle platform is used by leading architecture, engineering and construction firms as well as property owners worldwide to manage their largest and most demanding capital investment programs.

www.asite.com

 

CONJECT is a leading international software company, providing Common Data Environment (CDE) solutions to support BIM and manage key processes throughout the plan-build-operate life-cycle for the real estate as well as architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industries.  The CONJECT mission is to help its clients increase quality, reduce costs and better manage risks across their property and infrastructure portfolios.  CONJECT applications are used by more than 40,000 businesses worldwide

www.conject.com

FARO Technologies is the worldwide leader in portable 3 dimensional measurement and imaging technologies.  We design, develop, and market complete 3 dimensional measurement and imaging hardware and software solutions.  Within the BIM vertical Faro are helping people connect the physical as-built world into digital BIM deliverables.  At the exhibition we will show the Faro Focus X330 3D Laser scanner and the Faro Freestyle hand held 3D laser scanner.

www.faro.com

 

 


 

GRAPHISOFT® ignited the BIM revolution in 1984 with ARCHICAD®, the industry first BIM software for architects. GRAPHISOFT continues to lead the industry with innovative solutions such as its revolutionary BIMcloud®, the world’s first real-time BIM collaboration environment, EcoDesigner STAR, the world’s first fully BIM-integrated “GREEN” design solution and BIMx®, the world’s leading mobile app for BIM visualization. GRAPHISOFT has been a part of the Nemetschek Group since its acquisition in 2007. 

www.graphisoft.com

 

iM4 has over 12 years of Civil & Structural Engineering design experience on bridges, heavy structures, retail design, and concept development. We were established in 2012 as a strategic BIM Consultancy to provide clients with a tailored workflow to improve efficiency in cost, quality, & time by ensuring data is well-structured, interoperable, aligned to technology, and collaborative.

www.im4retail.com


One is an integrated building design business with a dynamic multi-disciplinary team comprising architecturelandscape architecturemasterplanningstructural and civil engineeringbuilding servicesinterior design, all working together at the forefront of Building Information Modelling (BIM) - the future of intelligent building design.

www.oneltd.com

Supporters

Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group. For more than 100 years we have created and cared for the vital assets that enable societies and economies to grow: road and rail; airports, seaports, tunnels and bridges; health and education facilities; heat, light, power and water; places to live and places to work - the infrastructure that underpins all our lives and drives progress. www.balfourbeatty.com

 

BDP is a major international practice of architects, designers, engineers and urbanists. We create outstanding places for people.
Working in interdisciplinary teams we produce integrated, holistic and sustainable solutions. Our cumulative depth of experience gives us leading edge expertise across a wide spectrum of sectors. www.bdp.com

 

Campus is our purpose made Building Information Modelling (BIM) training pop-up suites across the UK, which aims at teaching and building usable and relevant BIM skills that are instantly transferable into the workplace that enable young people within the construction industry to make a valued contribution to their employer at a very early stage. www.bimcampus.co.uk

 

The BIM Hub® is a trusted environment for BIM Professionals.
Vision To empower the world's BIM community
Mission To build a trusted environment for BIM Professionals
Our Values The BIM Hub empowers the BIM community to CONNECT. LEARN. DEVELOP

www.thebimhub.com

 

BIM+, the sister publication of Construction Manager, is published on behalf of the Chartered Institute of Building. The online magazine provides news and information about BIM-related subjects, including technology, projects and training. www.bimplus.co.uk

  

BIMscape offers professional and comprehensive BIM software training solutions, both online and on-site. Specialising in Autodesk software, BIMscape helps you maximise the return on your investment. BIMscape helps make your transition to BIM both an enjoyable and rewarding experience. www.bimscape.com

 

buildingSMART develop standards, tools and training to ensure that the industry knows what open BIM is and how to use it effectively and openly to achieve greener, leaner and more efficient buildings and infrastructure in the UK. www.buildingsmart.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carillion is one of the UK's leading integrated support services companies, with extensive construction capabilities, a substantial portfolio of Public Private Partnership projects and a sector-leading ability to deliver sustainable solutions. www.carillionplc.com

 

The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) is the lead qualifying body for Architectural Technology and represents those practising and studying within the discipline. CIAT qualifies Chartered Architectural TechnologistsMCIAT, and professionally qualified Architectural TechniciansTCIATwww.ciat.org.uk

 

Faithful+Gould is an integrated project and programme management consultancy. It supports clients with the management of their construction projects and programmes. It is part of Atkins – a design, engineering and project management consultancy. www.fgould.com

 

RPS Group plc is a multinational energy resources and environmental consultancy company headquartered in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. It advises clients on the built and natural environment across diverse economic sectors both public and private. www.rpsgroup.com

 

UCL was founded in 1826 to open up higher education in England to those who had been excluded from it – becoming the first university in England to admit women students on equal terms with men in 1878. 

Academic excellence and research that addresses real-world problems inform our ethos to this day and are central to our 20-year strategy. www.ucl.ac.uk

 

UK Ministry of Justice work to protect the public and reduce reoffending, and to provide a more effective, transparent and responsive criminal justice system for victims and the public. www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

The University of Liverpool is one of the great centres of research, knowledge and innovation. Our pioneering reputation attracts students, experts and partners from around the world. Through our research, teaching and collaborations we seek to be life changing and world shaping. www.liverpool.ac.uk

 

Venue

BIM Prospects is being held at the BRE offices in Watford, which is home to the world renowned BRE Innovation Park.

Ideally situated close to the motorway junctions of the M1 and M25, within 60 miles of London’s four main airports and with British rail links less than five miles away at both St Albans (Thameslink) and Watford Junction stations, we are easily accessible from all parts of the UK. For those who come by car, complimentary car parking is available.

 

When: 6-7 April 2016

Where: BRE, Bucknalls Lane, Watford, Herts, WD25 9XX