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#BeginBIM Scenario Two

Posted on: 18 November 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 second 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 AEC organisation that does not have a clear BIM Strategy and you have received a Pre-qualification questionnaire from a local authority that has to comply with the mandate to achieve Level 2 BIM by April 2016.  You need to prepare a response to the following question;

What do you see as the benefits of BIM to the Local Authority and your own organisation?

You should consider:

  • What are the benefits to a client such as a local authority?
  • What are the benefits to the design community?
  • What are the benefits to the main contractor?
  • What are the critical success factors in successfully adopting BIM?

 

Why adopt BIM?

Posted on: 4 November 2015
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BIM02-2A 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 second event event takes place on 11th November, but before you hear the speakers’ view of adopting 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. Richard Saxon, the UK BIM Ambassador’s report Growth Through BIM
  3. Watch “What Happens of I Don’t Do BIM” by Fred Mills of The B1M
    This short video provides a view on what will happen if ignore the furore around
  4. John Lorimer articulates “Why do need BIM?
  5. Another useful resource is BIM+ bimplus.co.uk

POST-EVENT SCENARIO ACTIVITY
On Wednesday 18th November, 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 2 Speakers

Posted on: 4 November 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 second event “Why adopt BIM?” will see four speakers present their views for 8-10 minutes followed by a 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:

  • Richard Saxon, past UK BIM Ambassador for Growth
    Why the Government wants us to use BIM
  • Andy Smith, Future Planning, Waitrose
    A Client’s view
  • Mark Taylor, Digital Construction Manager at BAM Construction
    A Contractor’s perspective
  • Fred Mills, Founder The B1M
    The Gen Y Perspective

#BeginBIM Event One Storifys

Posted on: 28 October 2015
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A Number of Storifys were generated following the first #BeginBIM Event.

  1. By Jumila Tuma
  2. By Sukh Chaggar
  3. Bu Ignacio
  4. By John Roger Jones

#BeginBIM Scenario One

Posted on: 28 October 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 first post event scenario; you are to consider the question below and then participate in the Twitter Storm tonight between 7pm and 8pm using #beginBIM.

What should be the priorities for adopting BIM within an AEC organisation?

You should consider:

  • What are your objectives?
  • What activity needs to be undertaken?
  • Who is responsible for undertaking these activities?
  • What are the priorities?

 

Speakers Announced for #BeginBIM

Posted on: 8 October 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 first event “What is BIM?” will see five speakers present their views for 8-10 minutes followed by a question time.

Limited places are still available, 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 the first event are:

  • Terry Stocks, Head of Public Sector at Faithful & Gould
    Previously in charge of implementing BIM in the Minstry of Justice and current chair of the Cross-Government BIM Stewardship Group.
  • Dale Sinclair, Director of Technical Practice, AECOM
    Lead author of RIBA Digital Plan of Work
  • David Shepherd, BIM Manager at Lendlease
    Soon to publish the BIM Handbook
  • Casey Rutland, Global Architectural BIM Lead, Arup Associates
    Lead exponent in BIM project design, delivery and management
  • Richard Lane, Training Development Officer & Implementation Consultant for the UK BIM Task Group
    Implementating BIM in a number of UK government departments including the Ministry of Defence and NHS.

What do you think BIM is?

Posted on: 8 October 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 first event event takes place on 14th October, but before you hear what the speakers think about 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. Richard Saxon, the UK BIM Ambassador’s report Growth Through BIM
  3. Listen to Imagine by Fred Mills of The B1M a two-half minute video on what BIM could be
  4. Another useful resource is BIM+ bimplus.co.uk
  5. And see whether Stephen Hamil’s view is still applicable with the 7 key slides to be included in every BIM presentation

POST-EVENT SCENARIO ACTIVITY
On Wednesday 28th October, 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

Tickets available aftering register here westminster.ac.uk/bim

London BIM Series

Posted on: 8 October 2015
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BIM is happening whether you like it or not. The BIM Regions are here to support anyone who wants to understand what BIM means and the implications this will have on the entire industry. The London and SE BIM Regions in association with the University of Westminster have designed a series of events develop a learner’s capability to adopt and implement BIM within their organisation and projects.

Seven events are scheduled, one per month from October through to April, and while each event can be attended in isolation, maximum benefit will be derived from signing up to attend all events. Each event incorporates activities geared to developing the learner’s capability and includes additional voluntary pre-event reading material and post event exercises.

Why you should attend

Develop confidence and capability to implement BIM within your organisation and projects.

Designed to incorporate the BIM Task Group Learning Outcomes.

Opportunity to enrol on the University of Westminster Postgraduate Certificate in Building Information Management.

Who should attend

The events are geared towards people within any discipline of the Built Environment with no or limited understanding about BIM.

What to do next

Register your interest

The seven events

The format for each event will involve a variety of experts with different perspectives of BIM, who will make a brief presentations, filmed by The B1M, and a subsequent Q&A Session.

The post first appeared on westminster.ac.uk/bim

BIM Expertise

Posted on: 8 October 2015
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The emergence of BIM has generated a need for education, with potential demand from both existing industry personnel as well as new entrants into the industry.  The BIM Task Group recognised the importance of education and created the Learning Outcomes Framework.  This framework segregated demand into three categories, strategic, management and operational.  The framework was made generally available, however the Task Group encouraged the creation of different groups to enlightening the industry on all things BIM.

Subsequently a plethora BIM Partners hubs were formed including regional hubs as well as numerous BIM4 groups.  It’s could be argued that the reason BIM is still being discussed is due to the success of the BIM Task Group in instigating the formation of these affiliations.  It has resulted in a significant number of events being arranged, the majority free of charge, with volunteers making significant contributions in time and knowledge sharing to the benefit of many individuals and organisations learning about BIM.  I would suggest that these volunteers have been the unsung heros of BIM and their willingness to influence change should not be under-estimated.

Recently the regional hubs were re-branded and relaunched as BIM Regions. There is a continued willingness to keep up the momentum amongst the chairs of the BIM regions with the primary objective to be the dissemination of information about BIM and Digital Built Britain.

A proposal has been made to provide greater clarity over who the events are targeted at. It recognises that different events need to be tailored to audiences with different levels of expertise.  The proposal is have a grading of events based on the expertise of the anticipated audience.  Five grades are shown and colour-coded in the image above as follows:

  • Grade 1 – Introductory    [Yellow]
  • Grade 2 – Novice             [Green]
  • Grade 3 – Intermediate  [Purple]
  • Grade 4 – Advanced        [Blue]
  • Grade 5 – Expert              [Black]

Your thoughts and comments are welcome on this proposal.

The London and SE BIM Regions forthcoming series of events is aimed at the introductory and novice grades.  The series of 7 events will develop confidence in understanding what BIM is and ultimately what  is required to successfully implement BIM in an organisation or a project.  For more information, please see: westminster.ac.uk/bim. The first event is on 14th October 2015 and registration is required.

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Public Sector Construction Procurement Changes – Government Trial Projects

Posted on: 11 October 2013
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Rob Garvey is the speaker at the CPD Foundation event on Thursday 17th October (18:15-19:15) at the UCL, Cruciform Building, London.

Rob will be focusing on the progress of the implementation of the Government Construction Strategy.

Specifically this will review:

  • Final report of the Procurement and Lean Client Task Group
  • Development new procurement routes
  • Improvement of Government clients’ skills
  • Progress of Government Trial Projects

Find out more on the event and how to book by visiting the website

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