Category: Digital Toolkit

Behavioural change, Digital Toolkit, those PDTs again and #BIM Beers at our #GreenBIM Construction & Assembly Conference

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On 1st April the Centre for Knowledge Exchange (CKE) once again brought together its thinkBIM & Green Vision networks at Squire Patton Boggs in Leeds in a half day #greenBIM conference themed on how effective use of data can lead to greener outcomes for buildings and their occupants.

The assembled audience were treated to a presentation on behavioural change, a whistle stop tour of the new NBS BIM toolkit (a whole week before those at BIM Show Live), on overview of BIM implmentation in Copenhagen, two round table discussion sessions & a Pecha Kucha showcase which seamlessly blended laser scanning, funding support for BIM adoption, Biomimicry & green materials.  The event was chaired by Su Butcher, hereafter referred to as the first lady of social media, and was rounded off with a curry and of course #BIMbeers. The conversation and the beer was flowing (almost too well at one point, thanks Duncan for saving the day there, not to mention Squire’s very nice carpets!). The day produced a phenomenal amount of content which we couldn’t possibly squeeze all in to one post so here is our summary of what happened with more posts to follow!

You can also read Su’s thoughts from the day over on the Just Practising blog here

GreenBim returns on 1st April

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Squire Patton Boggs, (UK) LLP, 2 Park Lane, Leeds LS3 1ES,

Wednesday 1st April 2015, 13:00 to 17:30

Following on from our first very successful GreenBIM conference in December (read all about it here), thinkBIM and Green Vision are pleased to bring you our second digitally sustainable event focusing on the Construction and Assembly phase of the project lifecycle.

This knowledge packed afternoon will discuss practical strategies, techniques, and real-life case studies demonstrating how BIM can be used by project teams on construction sites to achieve better, more sustainable, outcomes for buildings and their occupants.

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

We are pleased to announce our keynote speakers:-

Anne Kemp   Director from Atkins Global who will be talking about behavioural change; how to plan for it, how to do it and how BIM makes this all possible


Richard Watson – Executive Director at RIBA Enterprises will be presenting the NBS Digital toolkit and explaining classification; two of the last major planks for Level 2

Our chair for the afternoon will be Su Butcher @SuButcher– Just Practising, the first lady of all things social media in construction!


Order of the Day

13:00 Registration
13:10 Chair Welcome
13:15 Keynote Speakers Anne Kemp – Director from Atkins GlobalRichard Watson – Executive Director at RIBA Enterprises
13:45 Roundtable Discussion Session A
14:45 Refreshments Break
15:00 Roundtable Discussion Session B
16:00 International Keynote Speaker –  Dr James Harty – Copenhagen School of Design & Technology
16:30 Pecha Kucha Showcase: Presentations with a twist; only 20 slides are allowed and they are auto-advanced every 20 seconds. There is very little scope for ‘Death by PowerPoint’ and they provide very engaging and creative presentations. If you would like to submit one for this event please get in touch with us.
17:00 Question Panel
17:30 Networking with BIM beers and food sponsored by Rapid 5D


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Preview of the new digital toolkit at the first #TBIM2015

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At the first ThinkBIM of 2015, an assembled audience of over 40 guests were given a sneak preview of the new NBS Digital Toolkit. Due for initial rollout in April 2015 the aim of this free-to-use toolkit is to provide step-by-step support to define, manage and validate responsibility for information development and delivery at each stage of the asset lifecycle, in preparation for the Government-mandated use of Level 2 BIM on all public sector projects by 2016. NBS was awarded the government contract by the BIM Task Group, in association with Innovate UK.

On the evening 4th February we welcomed Andrew Brook from RIBA Enterprises / NBS to demo progress on the toolkit so far. The evening also featured a presentation from thinkBIM Ambassador, Duncan Reed (djhreed67) on support available to SMEs to assist them with their BIM implementation.  See event storify below for a summary of the evening’s discussions.

Some dates for your diary

4th March 2015 – BIM 4 Manufacturing & Manufacturers thinkBIM twilight seminar

1st April 2015 – GreenBIM Conference (featuring a further demo from NBS on the finished toolkit)

Book here


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