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Digitisation and the Manufacturing sector

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Wednesday 3rd March 2021 | 13:00 to 15:00

FREE WEBINAR

We are pleased to announce the full line up of our panel discussion for our thinkBIM Spring conference. We’ll be exploring a wide variety of themes that are important to manufacturers and those who specify, procure, install and maintain manufacturers’ products in the built environment. Come and join us to join the conversation and listen to the views of our great panel of presenters.

Su Butcher; Social Strategist in Construction at Just Practising offers strategic marketing and business development advice to Construction Product Manufacturers and Trade Associations. Su was Chair of the Product Data Working Group at the UK BIM Alliance who published A Fresh Way Forward For Product Data.

Paul Surin; Global Lead Built Environment at IBM has in depth experience in modern methods of constructions and manufacturing processes as well as chairing the Construction Product Europe Digitalization Task Group.

John Parsons; Director Digital at BEAMA Ltd has oversight of the Networks and Flexible Energy Systems Portfolios and responsibility for driving forward BEAMA’s engagement with the digitalisation agenda.

Richard Gardiner; Sector Lead – Rail at The University of Sheffield – AMRC who works de-risk the development and application of new manufacturing and maintenance processes and technologies, with a speciality in the rail industry.

Join our panel for a lively interactive discussion around the important themes of digitisation and the manufacturing sector.

HOW TO BOOK

Please book via our eventbrite page. Joining instructions will be sent out to you separately with a link to join the webinar.

Interoperability – Resources from our December Conference

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Many thanks to all those that tuned into our webinar on Interoperability on 2nd December 2020. For those that missed it, we have published all the videos from the event on the School of Built Environment, Engineering and Computing YouTube channel at the links below.

Please click on the links below to view the presentations.

Digital Update – December 2020 – Duncan Reed, Chair of thinkBIM

An overview of the BIM Interoperability Expert Group (BIEG) – Fiona Moore, Construction Innovation Hub (CIH), Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) UK Implementation Team.

The Value of Classification for Interoperability – Sarah Delany, NBS and Classification Workstream Lead at BIM Interoperability Expert Group (BIEG)

An Introduction to IFC and COBie – Emma Hooper, Digital Information Specialist, Bond Bryan Digital and BIEG

The Cultural Impacts of Interoperability – Jenni Barrett from co|LAB and Kirsty Childs from WYG.

As part of our pre-conference preparations, and as a base to start discussions, we asked members of the UK BIM Alliance Technology Group to give us a two minute vox pop on what “Interoperability” means to them.

You can view their reponses in the following playlist.

Thanks to Glider, Vectorworks, Morta, Trimble, Cobuilder, Graphisoft, Asite, Solibri UK, Buildots, Viewpoint, Revizto, Autodesk and thinkproject for taking part.

Visit and subscribe to our youtube channel to view more of our resources.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning – Resources

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Many thanks to all those that tuned into our webinar on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning on 30th September 2020. For those that missed it, we have published all the videos from the event on the School of Built Environment, Engineering and Computing YouTube channel at the links below.

BIM and Digital Update – Duncan Reed, Chair of thinkBIM and Trimble

Panel discussion with Natalia Wojtowicz (Grimshaw Global), Chris Pilling (Fujitsu), Aviv Leibovici (Buildots).

How Agri-tech is delivering performance and productivity through AI technology – Becky Dodds, Agri-TechE

For more videos like this, please subscribe to the School of Built Environment, Engineering and Computing You Tube channel.

Digital Twins – What are they, why do we need them and if you want one, how do you get started?

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Many thanks to all those that tuned into our webinar on Digital Twins on 20th May 2020. For those that missed it, we have published all the videos from the event on the School of Built Environment, Engineering and Computing YouTube channel at the links below.

These videos should help answer some of the above questions but do keep checking our blog for our follow up thought pieces on the issues raised.

BIM and Digital Update – Duncan Reed, Chair of thinkBIM and Trimble

The National Digital Twin Programme – Mark Enzer, Centre for Digital Built Britain

Don’t get triggered by Digital Twins – John Adams, Glider BIM

The importance of knowing why? – Vicki Reynolds, i3PT Certification

The value of being fashionably late – George Mokhtar, Turner and Townsend

Online Q & A with our speakers – Chaired by Duncan Reed, Chair of thinkBIM

Challenging Digital Twins – Pre-recorded interview with Maria Villanueva, Jacobs Engineering

Twitter Stream

If you want to read the tweets from the afternoon these have been collated at following link. https://wakelet.com/wake/dC-3Ze-nJ6YUbiRFvl72W

For more videos like this, please subscribe to the School of Built Environment, Engineering and Computing You Tube channel.

With thanks to our event sponsors GliderBIM
and our network sponsors Trimble

thinkBIM is going online! Join our webinar on “Digital Twins” on 20th May 2020

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Webinar

Wednesday 20th May 2020 | 13:00 to 16:00

Digital Twins

The term Digital Twin, whilst it has only become a popular term in the last couple of years has already earned itself the divisive status that BIM had previously held. So what do we really mean by the term Digital Twin?

Why do we need them?

Who is going to benefit?

And if you want one, how do you get started?

These, and other important questions around the next step in the digitalisation of the whole of the built environment will be addressed by our fantastic line up of speakers for our Summer Online Conference on 20th May 2020.

Mark Enzer, Digital Director, Centre for Digital Built Britain

John Adams, Digital Construction Strategist, Glider Technology

Vicki Reynolds, Head of Digital, i3PT Certification

George Mokhtar, Strategic Director, Digital Advisory, Turner & Townsend

Marina Villanueva, Technical Director Digital Engineering, Built Environment, Jacobs

Brought to you by our event sponsors Glider Technology.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS FREE WEBINAR

Digital Manufacturing: thinkBIM half day Conference with Berkeley Modular, McAvoy Group and Cobuilder

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Wednesday 4th December 2019

Squire Patton Boggs, 6 Wellington Place, Leeds

13:00 to 17:00, registration and lunch from 12:00

Thanks to our generous sponsors, Cobuilder, we are pleased to be able to offer this as a FREE event!

ABOUT

It’s over two years now since the Government announced their presumption in favour of offsite manufacturing but has the industry really moved towards a manufacturing approach, let alone a digital manufacturing approach? Here at thinkBIM we believe that digital offsite manufacturing has come of age and are pleased to bring you some great speakers who are making digital the way they work.

The Berkeley Modular Digital Journey: The benefits of a Single source of Data provided by the manufacturer

Learn how Berkeley Modular transitioned to managing structured, interoperable product data through the implementation of a digital data strategy supported by our event sponsors for this conference, Cobuilder and Berkeley’s. James Smith, Technical Director at Majenta Solutions will be presenting on this successful collaboration of offsite and technology.

Lorraine McMorrow, McAvoy Group: How to Digitise Offsite Construction – Create, Interrogate and Construct

The McAvoy Group – recently awarded BIM Contractor of the Year – has pioneered the use of digital technology in the design, manufacture and installation of its offsite building projects for a number of years. They see tremendous synergy between offsite construction with its speed and quality benefits – and the latest digital techniques, which can radically improve the way we design and produce new buildings.

+ BIM / Digital Update from thinkBIM Chair, Duncan Reed

+ Our popular roundtable discussion groups

Networking over a Buffet Lunch

PROGRAMME

thinkBIM Programme – 4th December 2019

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Save the Date – 2019/2020 thinkBIM Conferences

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We are pleased to be able to share with you the dates for the next five thinkBIM Conferences. We have some great topics lined-up including #manufacturing, #DigitalTwin, AI/Mobile + much more!  Running for over six years now, thinkBIM conferences blend presentations from key speakers in the digital construction field with panel debates, round table discussions, networking and often a little something different for the final session. Many of our presenters have gone on to be leaders in the BIM/Digital field at their respective organisations as well as sitting on national and international forums and advisory groups. 

Key dates for 2019/2020 are as follows;

Wednesday 4th December 2019
Wednesday 4th March 2020
Wednesday 20th May 2020
Wednesday 30th September 2020
Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Details of the individual conferences to follow.

If you would like to receive information about any or all of these events, make sure you are signed up to the Centre for Knowledge Exchange newsletter here. Once you have registered you have the option to choose the networks and specific industry areas you are interested in hearing about.

We look forward to seeing you at a future BIM event!

 

“The benefits of Open Data” half day conference – Wednesday 13th March 2019

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Spring Half-Day Conference 13th March 2019
The benefits of Open Data
Squire Patton Boggs, 6 Wellington Place, Leeds
13:00 to 17:00, registration and lunch from 12:00

Lonely BIM is just the start; sharing the data – recycling it – is probably the most fundamental reason for working digitally. But how do you determine what data to share and how? What are the implications and the advantages to collaborative workflows?

KEYNOTES

Adrian Malone
Head of Digital Project Delivery and BIM for Transport & Infrastructure at WSP in the UK

Adrian has over 20 years’ experience in the construction sector and has held roles in information and knowledge management, Building Information Modelling (BIM) and digital innovation.

He is a passionate advocate for innovation and digital transformation and we are looking forward to return to thinkBIM to speak about his most recent work in the digitisation of the transport and infrastructure sector.

Chris Dymond
Director, Unfolding.co.uk – Digital Capacity Building Workshops

Chris is a tech industry veteran and co-founder of Sheffield Digital, the association for the people and businesses of Sheffield’s digital industries, as well as being a digital master-planning consultant, and educator.

While not an expert in BIM specifically, Chris is engaged with the question of how places produce, manage and utilise their data, what purposes it is being put to, how citizens can share in the process, what the ethical considerations are and the connections between BIM and open data.

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

Adrian Malone will be expanding on his customer and human centric vision for digital transport infrastructure; asking how using digital tools and open data can help to gain a richer insight into end user’s needs.

Chris Dymond Co-founder of Digital Sheffield will be helping us to get a non BIM view of people and places produce, manage, utilise and share data. How can these data sets be used to determine the future needs of a data smart city?

Justine Gray and Mike Goodall (pictured above, middle and far left) from OOBE Ltd will be discussing the benefits and challenges of getting BIM working in landscape designs

Matt Blackwell (pictured far right on the right) from Costain will be looking at how open data sets can be used to help customers inform their decision making processes.

THE FINAL SESSION

Dan Hamilton, Professional Services Consultant at Trimble Civil Engineering and Construction will be providing the content for this conference’s infamous 4:00 pm spot. Dan will be showcasing the latest technology for machine control.

+ BIM / Digital Update from thinkBIM Chair, Duncan Reed

+ Networking with a Buffet Lunch

CLICK HERE TO BOOK (redirects to Leeds Beckett University online store)

£50 per delegate per conference *. This price includes all activities with lunch and refreshments.

*These events are FREE to members of the Yorkshire and Humber Constructing Excellence Club. Please email yhceclub@gmail.com to secure your place.

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thinkBIM: High Speed Digital half day conference – BIM for Rail and Digital Skills

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Wednesday 19th September 2018

12:00  networking lunch and registration, 13:00 to 17:00 for conference programme. Please note: Tours of the college will be offered PRIOR to the networking lunch (approx 11:00 tbc) – if you would like to have a tour please allow for this additional time out of your day.

thinkBIM are pleased to offer their next conference at a new location – the National College for High Speed Rail in Doncaster, thanks to our event sponsors Bond Bryan Architects. This multi-award winning project will be host to keynote speakers from both the architectural and structural team who designed the scheme and the Chief Executive of the National College for High Speed Rail. Whether you are wanting to improve your own digital skills or those for your business we will be offering tips and techniques, guidance on delivering truly collaborative digital workflows as well as the opportunity to see the state of art facilities on a College tour.

This really is shaping up to be a truly amazing thinkBIM event.

FULL PROGRAMME

Keynotes

Clair Mowbray, the Chief Executive of the National College for High Speed Rail outlines the need for modern training and the role of the College for developing UK Infrastructure.

 

Rob Jackson from Bond Bryan Digital, will discuss how the industry has begun to move forward with their collaborative journey but yet still too often the models produced are not fully focussed on the ‘I’ in BIM. This keynote shares Bond Bryan Digital’s approach and thinking about the goal of Better Information Management (BIM) built around a fully open approach.

Lee Barnett and Richard Osbond from Curtins explains the digital role of the structural engineer and describes their journey to BIM Level 2 Verification by BSI.

Update

thinkBIM Chair, Duncan Reed and Niraj Mistry from the BIM Alliance Special Projects Group will be giving an update on the latest in BIM and Digital with a particular focus on upskilling.

Round Table Discussions (confirmed so far, more to be added!)

Andrew Tewksbury, Arcadis: How the rail industry is looking to develop commercial benefits from the use of digital information.

Rob Jackson, Bond Bryan Digital: The benefits of open data workflows and processes.

Lee Barnett, Curtins: The process and advantages of being BIM Level 2 certified.

The “Final Session”

Known for offering something a little different from your average conference closer, for our September conference we have arranged for a presentation and demo of the new Trimble Connect for Hololens. This technology utilises mixed reality for project coordination by providing precise alignment of holographic data on the construction site or in the factory, enabling workers to review models overlaid in the context of the physical environment.

+ Tours of the multi-award winning facility (most recently crowned Building Project of the Year at the Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards)

Booking – Click to book

£50 per delegate *. This price includes a networking lunch, presentations, round table discussions and a tour of the facility.

*This event is FREE to members of the Yorkshire and Humber Constructing Excellence Club. Please email yhceclub@gmail.com to secure your place.

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Join in with the hashtag #tbim2018

With thanks to our sponsors for this event

Summer Half Day Conference

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**Suitable for clients, Facilities Managers, Estates Managers, Building Managers and anyone who wishes to know how to use digital to maximise building assets**

Wednesday 12th July 2017, 13.00 to 17.30 with registration and buffet lunch from 12.00

Squire Patton Boggs, 6 Wellington Place, Leeds, LS1 4AP 

This year’s summer conference has keynote presentations about BIM and digital adoption from both a client’s perspective and the latest BIM guidance published by the British Institute of Facilities Management.

Mark Stogell of PCSG will present on how Sainsbury’s has developed its digital portfolio as well as appropriate BIM processes for their assets.

Paul Thomas from Turner and Townsend, the author of the British Institute of Facilities Management BIM Guide, will give an overview of how BIFM are adopting digital data in their own processes and from design and construction teams.

So not only some great keynotes but also our fantastic blend of round table discussions led by Bond Bryan Digital, Solibri and BIM Academy. We will also have Niraj Mistry from Stroma Certification providing a workshop on Energy Related Asset Management and BIM Certification as part of the round table programme.

We look forward to seeing you at our hosts Squire Patton Boggs for another great afternoon’s learning.

Click here to book your place!

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