Month: July 2015

#tbim2015 Catch-ups: GreenBIM UK Keynote Nitesh Magdani on data use and sustainability

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Guest Post by thinkBIM chair, Duncan Reed, (djhreed67)

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.

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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.

BAMSLIDENitesh 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.

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? BAMSLIDE2 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!

Nitesh shared a case study from a pilot project at Camden Schools and the wide range of benefits they are realising (more details here).

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.

Yesterday’s GreenBIM as it happened

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On the 1st July, on the hottest day of the year so far, thinkBIM and Green Vision once again came together to host our final GreenBIM conference for a while exploring the themes of BIM and Sustainability from an Asset Management point of view.

As always the tweets were coming thick and fast as participants both in the 40-strong audience and those watching online joined in with the discussions and presentations delivered by representatives from BAM Construct, Turner and Townsend, BIFM, FM180 and Bill East, inventor of COBie.

We will be doing a couple of blog pieces summarising exactly what happened and some of the thoughts, suggestions that have come out of the conference but in the meantime here is a storify of #GreenBIM as it happened.

 

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