Month: June 2014

Join us for our last ThinkBIM event of the summer!

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BIM: Operation & Maintenance Half-day Conference

Wednesday 9th July, 13:00-17:30

WSP, 3 White Rose Office Park, Millshaw, Park Lane, Leeds, LS11 0DL



BIM Operation and Maintenance
Better life-cycle outcomes with managed data.

 How Government Soft Landings, In-Use data and models can support the 2025 Industrial Strategy.

Our super-informative half day conference rounds off the summer series with the opportunity to hear key government and industry leading figures presenting on GSL, how industry is adopting BIM and what the future of BIM – Level 3 – might look like.

This not-to-be-missed event will offer presentations, workshops, quick fire Pecha Kuchas and the opportunity to network over a BBQ  and a pint of Yorkshire real ale.

We are pleased to invite back Deborah Rowland, formally of the Cabinet Office and now working with the Ministry of Justice to ensure the delivery of Government Soft Landings – GSL

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Chair Welcome, Stephen Hamil ,NBS
Government Keynote – Deborah Rowland, Head of Property Asset Management Ministry of JusticeUK Keynote – Skanska
Table 1  ‘The UK COBie Trails’ (Ben Wallbank, Graphisoft)Table 2  ‘Q and A session on Government Soft Landings’ (Deborah Rowland, Head of Property Asset Management Ministry of Justice)Table 3  ‘Getting the EIRs right for In-Use data’ (thinkBIM)

Table 4  ‘BIM Level 3; the first clues’ (Duncan Reed, Tekla)

Table 5  ‘ ‘BIM 4 FM’ (Peter Barker, BIM Academy)

Table 6  ‘Open Data & The Built Environment’ (Paul Connell, Open Data Institute)

14:45 Refreshments Break
15:00 Roundtable Discussion Session B (details as above)
16:00 International Keynote Speaker, Birgitta Foster, ASAI Technologies. 
16:30 Pecha  Kucha Showcase: Presentations with a twist; this is your chance to talk about BIM for Operation and Maintenance. Presenters are allowed 20 slides and they are auto-advanced every 20 seconds. There is very little scope for ‘Death by PowerPoint’ and provide a very engaging and creative presentations.
17:00 Question Panel
Networking, BIM Beers and BBQ!

A super line-up of speakers at the first thinkBIM conference of 2014

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thinkBIM – Spring Conference 2014 by STEPHENHAMIL NBS

There was a super line-up of speakers at the first thinkBIM conference of 2014.
First up was Richard Ogden from Build Offsite. I’d first came into contact with Richard at the RIBA Build Offsite conference in 2011 where the Leadenhall Building and Circle Private Hospital case studies were presented (read this blog post here).
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Building offsite and then assembling on the construction site is one proven method of bringing the cost of construction down. The UK Government 2025 Construction Strategy is demanding some big efficiency and environmental impact enhancements and this was discussed. The analogy with the auto-mobile industry was given. Volkswagen have a standardised process, 80% of their cars come from the same components – yet the customer still gets 2million+ possibilities in terms of customisation. Can the same be done for buildings to achieve the efficiency and environmental impact savings?
Read more here on Stephen’s Blog

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