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#BeginBIM Scenario 6

Posted on: 30 March 2016
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A key aspect of  the London & SE BIM Regions BIM Series is to engage the learner by encouraging participation both before and after the event itself.

This is the seventh and final post-event scenario; you are to consider the question below and then participate in the Twitter Storm tonight between 7pm and 8pm using #beginBIM.

Your boss has asked you to brief the board on Digital Built Britain and the implications for the business

You should consider:

  • What is the Digital Built Britain about?
  • What are the implications of Digital Built Britain for the construction industry?
  • How should a business prepare to achieve Level 3 BIM?
  • When should a business look to be Level 3 compliant?
  • What are the future implications?

PS Your feedback is invaluable; whether you attended Event 7 or not, please take a few minutes to complete our survey and provide an indication of how you would like the BIM regions to support you next.  Many thanks.

#BeginBIM Scenario 6

Posted on: 9 March 2016
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A key aspect of  the London & SE BIM Regions BIM Series is to engage the learner by encouraging participation both before and after the event itself.

This is the sixth post-event scenario; you are to consider the question below and then participate in the Twitter Storm tonight between 7pm and 8pm using #beginBIM.

You are working on projects using BIM.  Your legal adviser has concerns over the legal implications of the contract documentation being discussed?

You should consider:

  • Whether you should be using the CIC BIM Protocol?
  • What are liabilities for the different parties of the supply chain?
  • whether there are implications for software providers
  • Who owns the data?
  • What are the future implications?

PS Your feedback is invaluable; if you attended Event 6, please take a few minutes to complete our survey. Many thanks.

Event 5 Speakers

Posted on: 1 March 2016
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The University of Westminster is working with the London & SE BIM Regions by hosting a series of events on BIM.

The sixth event “What are the contractual implications of BIM?” will hear from speakers present practical advice for 10 minutes followed by question time.

There are still a few places remaining, however you must register at www.westminster.ac.uk/bim
If you are unable to attend, you can follow using #BeginBIM

The speakers for this event are:

  • Sarah Rock, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
    @sarahrocklaw
    BIM Protocol
  • Andrew Croft, Beale & Co Solicitors LLP
    @andrewiancroft
    Who owns the data
  • Rob Driscoll, Legal & Commercial Director @BESAGroup
    @RobDriscoll_Law
    Contractor’s liabilities

#BeginBIM Scenario 5

Posted on: 17 February 2016
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A key aspect of  the London & SE BIM Regions BIM Series is to engage the learner by encouraging participation both before and after the event itself.

This is the fifth post event scenario; you are to consider the question below and then participate in the Twitter Storm tonight between 7pm and 8pm using #beginBIM.

You work for an organisation that has just started it’s BIM Journey. Your director is pleased with the progress is being made within the company, but what some answers about how the company should manage its data more effectively. What advice would you give?

You should consider:

  • The difference between data and information
  • The challenges in effectively managing data in the current construction industry
  • Tools that have been created to support the transition to a digital environment
  • The practical steps companies can take to facilitate better data management

PS Your feedback is invaluable; if you attended Event 5, please take a few minutes to complete our survey. Many thanks.

Event 5 Speakers

Posted on: 2 February 2016
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The University of Westminster is working with the London & SE BIM Regions by hosting a series of events on BIM.

The fifth event “How to effectively manage data?” will see five speakers present practical advice for 10 minutes followed by question time.

There are still a few places remaining, however you must register at www.westminster.ac.uk/bim
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f you are unable to attend, you can follow using #BeginBIM

The speakers for this event are:

  • Andy Hamer, BIM Data Consultant
    Basics of good data management
  • Nick Nisbet, Owner, AEC3
    Why COBie is important
  • Nick Tune, CEO coBuilder UK
    Built verified data
  • Alec Newing, Flange Project Limited
    Using current data for BIM
  • Richard Bates, Alinea Consulting
    Practical advice from a QS perspective

#BeginBIM Scenario 4

Posted on: 27 January 2016
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A key aspect of  the London & SE BIM Regions BIM Series is to engage the learner by encouraging participation both before and after the event itself.

This is the fourth post-event scenario; you are to consider the question below and then participate in the Twitter Storm tonight between 7pm and 8pm using #beginBIM.

Your organisation is looking to implement BIM and would like guidance on what BIM software to adopt. What advice would you give?

You should consider:

  • What factors should you consider when selecting BIM software?
  • What is Common Data Environment?
  • How does validation support the BIM process?
  • Why is COBie important?
  • Which software will you use most in relation to BIM?
  • The choice of BIM software vendors; what are the options?
  • What hardware issues might you need to consider?

PS Your feedback is invaluable; if you attended Event 4, please take a few minutes to complete our survey. Many thanks.

 

Event 4 Speakers

Posted on: 6 January 2016
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The University of Westminster is working with the London & SE BIM Regions by hosting a series of events on BIM.

The fourth event “What is the right BIM software to adopt?” will see four speakers present practical advice for 10 minutes followed by question time.

There are still a few places remaining, however you must register at www.westminster.ac.uk/bim
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f you are unable to attend, you can follow using #BeginBIM

The speakers for this event are:

  • Anne Kemp, Director at Atkins – BIM Strategy and Development
    Geospatial data tools
  • Robert Klaschka, Director Sumo Services
    Authoring tools
  • Paul Wilkinson, Collaboration Consultant
    Collaboration tools
  • Dave Jellings, Solibri
    Validation tools

#BeginBIM Scenario 3

Posted on: 16 December 2015
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A key aspect of  the London & SE BIM Regions BIM Series is to engage the learner by encouraging participation both before and after the event itself.

This is the third post event scenario; you are to consider the question below and then participate in the Twitter Storm tonight between 7pm and 8pm using #beginBIM.

Your local authority client wants to achieve BIM Level 2 on all its construction projects. How would you advise the client to implement this?

You should consider:

  • The Government’s mandate for BIM?
  • What is BIM Level 2?
  • What standards have been developed by the government?
  • What documentation should be created as part of these standards?
  • What are the critical success factors in successfully implementing BIM?

PS Your feedback is invaluable; if you attended Event 3, please take a few minutes to complete our survey. Many thanks.

 

How to implement BIM?

Posted on: 2 December 2015
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A key aspect of  the London & SE BIM Regions BIM Series is engage the learner by encouraging participation both before and after the event itself.

The third event event takes place on 9th December, but before you hear the speakers’ view on how to implement BIM …

             what is your view? 

Consider your thoughts on what you understand BIM to be and come prepared to challenge the experts.

PRE-EVENT READING MATERIAL
As a starting point, the following resources could be reviewed

  1. BIM Task Group
  2. NBS What your business needs to do before 2016 (part 1)
  3. Watch “PAS1192-2 in 5 minutes” by Fred Mills of The B1M
    This short video provides a view on what will happen if ignore the furore around
  4. Implementing BIM at HOK by David Light on NBS
  5. Another useful resource is BIM+ bimplus.co.uk

POST-EVENT SCENARIO ACTIVITY
On Wednesday 9th December, a scenario will be posted on this site for participants to consider.  Your views can then be discussed in a twitter storm that will take place later that day between 7-8pm

FOLLOW all the activity using #BeginBIM

Event 3 Speakers

Posted on: 2 December 2015
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The University of Westminster is working with the London & SE BIM Regions by hosting a series of events on BIM.

The third event “How to implement BIM?” will see four speakers present practical advice for 10 minutes followed by question time.

There are still a few places remaining, however you must register at www.westminster.ac.uk/bim
I
f you are unable to attend, you can follow using #BeginBIM

The speakers for this event are:

  • Paul Shillcock, contributing author to BIM Standard PAS 1192
    The principles behind the standards
  • Robert Klaschka, Sumo Services
    Practical guidance on managing information
  • David Miller, David Miller Architects
    Case study of an architectural practice
  • Graham Roche, Aluk
    Case study of a supplier

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