It’s amazing how fast these things come around but it was great to be back at Squire Patton Boggs on 1st July for our third and final #GreenBIM conference bringing together our thinkBIM and Green Vison networks to explore the Operation and In-Use phase of a building with particular discussions around Building Information Modelling, Facilities Management, Sustainability and the Circular economy.
The customary #greenBIM tweet wall
Our chair was Mark Whittaker, Business Development Manager at Integral UK Limited, @Whitbags , blogger https://whitbagsinfm.wordpress.com/author/whitbags/ and good friend of thinkBIM. Mark got us off to a great start with our UK keynote speaker, Nitesh Magdani, Director of Sustainability at BAM Construct.
Nitesh gave us much food for thought; starting with the tangible benefits of sustainable buildings and how outside views, daylight and better building systems make occupants more productive. Yet again Performance Evaluation was a key theme with Nitesh arguing it has a part to play at all points in the design, construction and operations of buildings.
— martin brown (@fairsnape) July 1, 2015
So how does this take us to BIM? Because BAM realised that to address these issues they needed to integrate the design, construction and operations phases of a building’s lifecycle. Sound familiar? Nitesh also made the great point that capturing the right data across the asset lifecycle was crucial to their success – customers, designers, contractors – you need a strategy, you need a plan!
Whole Life BIM starts with the brief, not with design #GreenBIM
— Tom Oulton (@itsBIMupNorth) July 1, 2015
Nitesh shared a case study from a pilot project at Camden Schools and the wide range of benefits they are realising (more details here).
— ThinkBIM (@thinkBIM) July 1, 2015
In the final part of his presentation Nitesh made the link from improving the sustainability of individual buildings by better use of data to the wider improvements that data and smart cities can bring. Thanks to Nitesh for a lively, interesting, challenging and rousing keynote.