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#tbim2016 write-up: BIM in Yorkshire, a case study in collaboration

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On 3rd February we welcomed a full house to Old Broadcasting House in Leeds for the first event in our thinkBIM #tbim2016 spring series, a “BIM in Yorkshire” case study of the benefits of digital collaboration. For this seminar, we welcomed Henry Boot Construction and their collaborative team partners to present on their work on the Extra Care Housing Scheme in Yeadon, near Leeds and Bradford Airport.

It is always great to hear about teams recycling and reusing data and this project was no exception with our presenters, Henry Boot’s Kevin Dight and Philip Lambourne and their wider team from Watson Batty, Dudleys Consulting Engineers and Framedeck Consulting Ltd, giving examples of quantities checks, planning and clash detection and construction simulation on the project.

The event was chaired by Josie Rothera, Chartered Civil Engineer and Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University who opened by saying how pleased she was to see how thinkBIM events have grown and evolved over the last few years now offering real case studies of BIM in practice. Thanks Josie!

Kevin Dight opened with a brief overview of Henry Boot’s BIM journey, which started with a direct from the MD to “look into this BIM thing”. Kevin became the BIM Champion, they purchased Revit and Navisworks and they started learning very quickly (his words). One of their first BIM projects in 2012 was at the Bifrangi plant in Italy. Sadly they were unable to use BIM throughout as the steelwork was given to an Italian subcontractor who didn’t use BIM, therefore the full benefits were not seen. Lesson learnt -> Lonely BIM is not as effective.

Kevin also had the following advice for implementing BIM; know your drivers – understand why are you implementing the technology and what you want to get out of it and make sure your strategy is built around this. Finally, break your implementation down into manageable steps, use on some example projects first and build up your experience.

Kevin then handed over to Phil, the new BIM Champion for Henry Boot to talk more about the Yeadon project. More info about the specifics of the project can be found in the presentations below and the accompanying storify below that.

The team concluded by talking about the benefits that using BIM had brought to their business which included greater client engagement, better cross team communication, reducing RFIs, better coordinated drawings and best of all… less email! It was great to see how much the team had also got out of the enriched learning experience and knowledge exchange that collaboration through BIM can achieve, something which is often not spoken about as a benefit of BIM but clearly a very tangible and positive outcome for Henry Boot’s team.

The next thinkBIM event will take place on the 9th March and is entitled BIM, DfMA and the black art of MEP, details here. Due to Easter, our Spring #tbim2016 conference will follow a fortnight later on 23rd so that’s a double dose of thinkBIM-ery in March. Don’t say we don’t ever spoil you!

 

#tbim2016 continues with… BIM DfMA and the black art of MEP

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***PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND WE HAVE HAD TO CHANGE THE VENUE OF THIS EVENT TO  THE ROSEBOWL*** 

 

Wednesday March 9th 2016

Twilight seminar

The Rose Bowl, Leeds – Room RB437, theatre B

We are pleased to be hosting another joint event with CIBSE, this time focussing on how Building Services contractors and manufacturers are developing their digital processes and content to assist project teams.

BIMstore will be talking about their work with major building services manufacturers, why creating these objects is important for the industry and how they are now being used across the lifecycle of projects. There has even been mention of how they work with another thinkBIM favourite topic – Product Data Templates.

G&H Building Services will be describing how they have approached BIM adoption in their business – a great case study in how they have developed their digitals services in ways that suit their business and the benefits this has brought.

Turner & Townsend will also be explaining why the data in building services models is so important and demonstrating how cost certainly can be derived from this information. Focussing on quality, quantification and estimation the team from T&T will offer a great insight into 5D workflows.

To get involved join us on 9th March 2016

at Old Broadcasting House, Leeds Beckett University,

Leeds, LS2 9EN

17:30 – 19:30

Click here to book your place!

 

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What good BIM events look like: CIBSE, Henry Boot Construction and the Philpster to headline thinkBIM Spring Series

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Whilst some might suggest Level 2 is the norm and the world of digital construction is sorted here at thinkBIM we know that people are still looking for advice, support and guidance wherever they are on their BIM journey. So we are pleased to offer a high quality Spring series focussed on the Construction and Assembly phase of the lifecycle of a built asset.

 

Wednesday 3rd February – Twilight seminar

BIM in Yorkshire – a case study in collaboration

We all know its BIM up north and here’s the team to prove it. Henry Boot Construction will be showcasing their BIM journey, the NFB BIM Champion’s programme and an all Yorkshire case study of collaboration for a project in Yeadon.

Speakers include Henry Boot themselves, Watson Batty Architects, Dudleys Civil and Structural Engineers and Frame Deck Ltd, Steel Fabricators

 

Wednesday 9th March – Twilight seminar

BIM, DfMA and the black art of MEP

We are pleased to be hosting another joint event with CIBSE, this time focussing on how Building Services contractors and manufacturers are developing their digital processes and content to assist project teams.

Expect offsite manufacturing, suppliers content and they are even offering a bit of virtual reality too!

 

Wednesday 23rd March – half day conference

What good BIM looks like

With only 12 days to go until the Level 2 fanfare we are delighted to announce that David Philp is returning to thinkBIM as a keynote speaker. This conference will showcase some of the best speakers and round table hosts from our illustrious 5 year history. Come and hear from a wide range of professional experts and participate in lively roundtable discussions as we deliver our best in class review of everything digital in construction.

 

 Click here to book your place!

We are delighted to announce Exactal as our Spring Series sponsor.

Exactal is pleased to be sponsoring the Spring Series of thinkBIM. Exactal creates world-leading & innovative construction software, used in over 70 countries around the world. Our main product, CostX, has fast gained popularity throughout the UK and the world as the leading BIM estimating solution. With intuitive BIM & 2D takeoff, integrated workbooks & customised reports, all in the one program, CostX will make your estimating faster, smarter and more accurate. Visit www.exactal.co.uk for more information.

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Brilliant personal insights into 3d coordination and collaboration at thinkBIM last week

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The feedback from last weeks event has been outstanding……..

‘two contrasting presentations with interesting insights ‘ (Chapman Taylor )

We were back in our home of Old Broadcasting House with over 40 construction professionals lucky enough to hear open, honest, presentations from both Stuart Clark at Constructive thinking and Peter Martin and Jason Richards from WSP … who were certainly showing that M and E can do BIM …. all presenters shared  real life case studies  demonstrating with live demos !

We have pulled together a storify of the event which can be found here – do have a read of some of the comments and share widely . This was exactly the type of event that thinkBIM are proud to deliver to our members … open – honest – knowledge exchange

 

Looking forward to seeing some of you at our next event in Hull where we will hear from Alison Watson from COYO and from some of the young BIM leaders who are emerging …. book on now here

Here are the presentations from the evening

Jason Richards & Peter Martin Presentation

Stuart Clark Presentation

 

 

 

 

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