thinkBIM Autumn Series
Design and Pre Construction
****EXTRA EVENT JUST ADDED****
7th September 2016, Squire Patton Boggs, Leeds, 17:30 onwards
The UK Level 2 BIM strategy is 5 years old – thinkBIM is 5 years old too. Come along to celebrate this landmark with the original and best BIM knowledge exchange network. With networking, cake and #BIMbeers #BIMbubbles it’s the hottest ticket in town!
5th October 2016, The Rosebowl, Leeds, 17:30 onwards
Delivering on the Level 2 mandate – digital healthcare
With the Level 2 BIM Mandate stretch target expected to be announced two days before this twilight seminar we are pleased to have a set of speakers sharing the benefits of doing Level 2 BIM for a centrally procured department.
We are pleased to announce Cliff Jones, P21+ Programme Manager at the Department of Health and David Kershaw, P21+ Programme Director at Balfour Beatty Regional will be sharing the benefits and lessons learnt of moving the P21+ programme into an age of procuring digital and physical assets.
2nd November 2016, The Rosebowl, Leeds, 17:30 onwards
Level 1 – the critical foundations to delivering on digital projects
A back-to-basics event to explain/remind/help our network understand how to work collaboratively.
We all know that in order to ‘do’ BIM you need to work in accordance with BS1192:2007 + A2:2016 but how well do we all really know how to use this standard. This event is focussed around getting to grips with the apparently complex container numbering, understanding the purpose of issue and suitability codes as well as explaining who/how/what is a Common Data Environment. Remember – if your business can do Level 1 then you can work on a Level 2 project.
7th December 2016, Squire Patton Boggs, Leeds, 12:30 onwards
Our case study focussed half day conference
We know from your feedback that the round table sessions are what make thinkBIM such a unique and great event so we are looking to amend our format to give you more opportunities at this conference to participate in round table sessions.
The focus will be on real projects working digitally and the teams working on them hosting the sessions.
This will be a great opportunity to find out how the industry is really doing BIM, see how your peers are responding to the challenges and understand what your customers want from you too.
A not to be missed opportunity to upskill your digital knowledge.
Tickets for individual events can also be booked at the link above EXCEPT for our 7th Sept event which should be booked via the link on our website here
On Wednesday 6th July we held our operations and in-use half day #tbim2016 conference which focussed on all things BIM and FM with keynote presentations from Deborah Rowland and Jacqueline Walpole, and an international keynote from Graham Kelly on BIM Academy’s Sydney Opera House project. There were over fifty people in the room but alarmingly only a smattering directly involved in facilities management. With such a vital role to play, #FM is in danger of “falling off a BIM cliff” says Deborah – so how can we spread the message and get more FM’s in the room? Let us know your thoughts.
In the meantime, thinkBIM ambassador, Stephen Hamil has written his summary of the afternoon’s events. This post is reproduced below but originally appeared on Stephen’s excellent Construction Code blog http://constructioncode.blogspot.co.uk/
ThinkBIM – Summer Conference 2016
Yesterday I chaired the ThinkBIM Summer Conference – Soft data, hard landings and asset management.
The theme was looking at stages 7, 0 and 1 of a project. How the needs of the ‘in use’ stage of a project could be considered at the ‘strategy’ and ‘briefing’ stage.
The venue for the ThinkBIM conferences is now the fantastic Squire Paton Boggs offices in Leeds City Centre.
The photograph below shows the lovely new setting that mixes the old with the new in terms of architecture…
A new setting for ThinkBIM
Deborah Rowland was the first speaker. Deborah has experience in facility management in the private sector for Barclays and also as one of the leaders in the public sector through her work with Ministry of Justice.
To find out more about the MoJ story please see the link below:
Deborah also talked highly of the work being done by Andy Green from Faithful+Gould on linking SFG20 maintenance specifications with NRM and Uniclass 2015 codes to help with data flow from design and construction into operations.
Jacqueline Walpole then followed with her keynote. Jacqueline reflected back on the work she was involved in a few years ago with UCL Academy, BAM and Autodesk looking at FM and BIM solutions.
It was interesting listening to Jacqueline’s expertise and seeing how digitised the FM industry already is. The challenge, as always, is to try and get digital information to flow and not to have to start from scratch at certain phases of the project.
A to-scale version of the plan of work that nicely illustrates the importance of the ‘in use’ phase
Following the opening two keynotes, it was time for the roundtables. For this event, I hosted a session looking at how lessons learned from the operation stages of previous projects can feed into an EIR template for future projects.
ThinkBIM Duncan asked for five take-home points from the roundtable. So here we go…
The final session was from Dr Graham Kelly from BIM Academy. He presented the work they have been doing in Australia with the Sydney Opera House.
This was a fascinating case study – plenty of web links below on how they are connecting many databases via an online 3D model viewer to meet the building’s daily FM needs.
So all in all – another super ThinkBIM conference. Well done to all of the team that put it together and I look forward to the next one.
To view all of my posts from the ThinkBIM series over the last five years or so click below:
The construction industry is still in general getting to grips with BIM (Building Information Modelling), the facilities management industry has been doing CAFM (Computer Aided Facilities Management) for a good while but how do we splice these two technological solutions together to deliver better assets across the lifecycle?
We have three speakers who are battling, supporting and guiding teams through this process and will be sharing their thoughts and ideas on how to do this.
David Hemmings, Head of Estates at Leeds Beckett University
Dr Medina Jordan, BIM (FM) & Asset Management Advisor at Skanska Facilities Services
Natacha Redon, Project Manager / BIM Co-ordinator at Identity Consult
*PIM – Project Information Model | AIM – Asset Information Model
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17:30 – 19:30