The best of UK BIM – the UK BIM Alliance
(Half Day Conference) Wednesday 6th December 2017
12:00 lunch and registration, 13:00 to 17:30
Squire Patton Boggs, 6 Wellington Pl, Leeds
thinkBIM, the home of the Yorkshire and Humberside BIM Region, the UK BIM Alliance and the BIM4Communities come together to give you the widest overview of UK digital adoption you could ever wish to hear about.
With keynote presentations from the Government Task Group and roundtables hosted by the BIM4Communities delegates will get a fantastic opportunity to understand what best-in-class looks like, the challenges these interest groups are facing and the support that is available to you from your peers.
On Thursday 16th Leeds Planning School’s masterclass on 16 November addressed the dilemmas for planners in making local character, heritage and sense of place central to their policies. The three speakers provided lots inspiration and ideas on heritage, design and articulating public concern to an audience of over 30 neighbourhood planning group members and built environment professionals.
Thursday 16th November 2017, 17:30 – 19:30
Northern Terrace NT222, Queen Square Court, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds LS2 8AG
A Leeds Planning School Master Class
As neighbourhood plans focus attention on local distinctiveness, character and sense of place, what are the dilemmas for planners in making conservation, heritage and design central to their policies?
thinkBIM twilight seminar
Wednesday 1st November 2017, 17:30 registration & refreshments, 18:00 to 19:30
Rose Bowl, RB538 Lecture Theatre D, Leeds Beckett University
For a long time the basic idea of 4D BIM has been well understood by the construction industry but other than running an animation of the construction sequence what can you really do when you add time to a model? Three very different views will be presented on the broader benefits of digital planning and logistics processes, a tool for helping the rail industry to validate possessions programmes and how the demolition industry is embracing BIM.
Leeds Beckett University are delighted to be partnering on the Green Heritage conference at The British University in Egypt along with other leading Universities.
Sustainable development is based on four defined pillars Environment, Economics, Society and Culture. The conference focuses on discussing heritage sustainability. The conference aims to present and discuss the ideas of green heritage and initiatives. Call for papers is now open with the Abstract deadline 1st November 2017.
At our recent conference in collaboration with RTPI Yorkshire we welcomed six fantastic speakers to discuss the latest developments in Neighbourhood planning. Opening the conference was Steve Hoey, Head of Neighbourhood Planning & Housing at Locality, who delivered a national overview of local planning uptake, what neighbourhood plans can achieve on the ground and why people should get involved.
Webster’s dictionary defines success in a fairly straight forward way – an accomplishment, or meeting of an aim or objective. Success in the procurement field, however, is a more nebulous concept. Perhaps that’s because procurement’s objectives aren’t usually clearly defined. Or perhaps, more accurately, it’s because procurement’s objectives are defined quite differently by its practitioners and the business leaders they serve.
Not what anyone wanted: Observations on regulations, standards, quality and experience in the wake of Grenfell
Christopher Gorse and John Sturges: Construction Research and Innovation, Issue 3
While many factors will have contributed to the catastrophe at Grenfell Tower, it is clear that the structure itself behaved in a way that no one could possibly have intended. In this article the authors sample the bewildering and sometimes apparently contradictory directions provided by building regulations, and review how fire safety precautions, while seeming adequate on paper, can be undermined on contact with observed on-site practice.