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Building’s BIM Show Live

How to maximise the opportunities presented by digital construction

BIM is a game-changing digital and cultural process mandated on all Government projects since April 2016. Contributing to £804m of savings in construction costs in 2013/2014, BIM and digital technology have enormous implications for the future of construction.

Further support for BIM was announced in the 2016 Budget. The Government’s Construction Strategy and “A Digital Built Britain” sets out plans to develop the next digital standards for BIM Level 3, with the intention of saving owners of built assets billions of pounds a year in unnecessary costs, and to maintain the UK’s global leadership in digital construction.

This conference stream will explore:

  • How BIM and digital technology will transform approaches to development and construction
  • How fully computerised construction will become the norm
  • Where the opportunities for streamlining, efficiencies, modernisation of processes and collaboration lie and how to ensure the benefits of BIM are maximised
  • How industry can deliver a digitally enabled workforce
  • The likely challenges and what this means for industry
  • What the future of digital construction will look like

The seminars are  designed across four sessions, each addressing major themes for the sector: BIM Level 3 and beyond – A vision of a digital built Britain; Optimising BIM Level 2; Operational benefits – delivering value; A vision of the future

8:45 am - 9:20 am

Registration and refreshments

9:20 am - 9:30 am

Welcome

Speaker

  • Tom Lane NEW with path webThomas Lane Editor, Group Technical Editor - Building Design, Building
9:30 am - 9:45 am

The Government’s delivery strategy for BIM Level 3

Chairperson

Speaker

9:45 am - 10:20 am

Rethinking how we procure, deliver and operate a digitally built environment

Chairperson

Panellists

10:20 am - 10:45 am

Exploring Legal and General’s fully integrated digital design, manufacturing and construction process

Developing a seamless process where architects virtually print buildings in the factory to produce 6,000 units per year for housing, accommodation and healthcare, using CNC (computer numerical control) technologies driven by BIM modelling.

  • Ensuring architects design for manufacture
  • Exploring how an end to end process promotes true collaboration removing common BIM pinch points
  • How digital technology delivers efficiency for design, manufacturing and maintenance

Chairperson

Panellists

  • View full profile for Dave LomaxDave Lomax Associate - Waugh Thistleton Architects
  • View full profile for Ian EggersIan Eggers Construction Director - Waugh Thistleton Architects
10:45 am - 11:15 am

Refreshments

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Break out 1: Gaining maximum business benefits by optimising BIM

A case study led session evidencing how projects can be better managed in terms of time, quality and cost examining key learning points, barriers and successes. Exploring how stakeholders can develop the confidence and capability to make the most of the opportunities presented by a digital economy and how businesses can extract the real value of BIM Level 2.

Case study 1: The contractor’s view
Retail and educational facility regeneration project - Vision Tameside, Manchester

Case study 2: The client’s perspective
Applying the lessons learnt from The National Graphene Institute to improve future projects

Chairperson

Case study 1

Case study 2

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Break out 2: Ask the expert panel: Gaining maximum business benefits by optimising BIM

This 'ask the expert' panel will allow delegates to pose technical questions around the optimisation of BIM Level 2 and how to gain best value and better outcomes.

  • Identifying the right areas of investment to provide maximum return
  • Aligning people and configuring processes to get the best out of different contract forms
  • How to manage data and information to leverage real value
  • How to digitise processes for better business outcomes
  • Opportunities and implications for the supply chain and the client relationship
  • What are the current growth areas for technical innovation in BIM and digital construction?

Chairperson

  • Tom Lane NEW with path webThomas Lane Editor, Group Technical Editor - Building Design, Building

Panellists

12:10 pm - 12:55 pm

Leveraging skills to put BIM (and digital construction) at the heart of your business

As industry embraces new technologies this leads to the need for new skills, different roles, processes and cultural change.  The panel will explore how BIM promotes effective collaboration and new ways of working to reduce waste; getting the most from an existing work force, by understanding skills and how to repurpose these for new processes; and how industry can embrace fresh thinking and the ‘digital push’ from a younger workforce.

Chairperson

Panellists

12:55 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Unlocking operational value – asset management

In this session the expert panel will explore the challenges and opportunities presented by BIM for effective asset management.

Chairperson

  • Tom Lane NEW with path webThomas Lane Editor, Group Technical Editor - Building Design, Building

Panellists

2:55 pm - 3:40 pm

Break out 1: Delivering value through data

This session will explore the challenges and opportunities presented by BIM processes for asset management. Examining the challenges of integrating BIM processes with existing and legacy data sources; what is required of the supply chain in terms of supplying data; how to make the best use of information in BIM level 2 processes; is data the holy grail for BIM success; how to make data usable for operations and what the Internet of Things and RFID tags means for asset management.

Chairperson

Panellists

2:55 pm - 3:40 pm

Break out 2: Operational benefits and delivering value

This case study led session will explore how BIM is delivering operational value.

Case study 1: Digitising Wharfedale Hospital, Leeds

Case study 2: Manchester Town Hall 

Chairperson

  • kath-fontana-150-x150Kath Fontana Managing Director, Vice Chair - ISS Technical Services, BIM4FM

Case study 1

Case study 2

  • liam-brady-photo-150-x-150Liam Brady Programme Manager, Capital Programmes and Property - Manchester City Council
3:40 pm - 4:10 pm

Refreshments

4:10 pm - 4:55 pm

Game changing innovations

  • Smart cities, BIM and City Information Modelling
  • Automated parametric design
  • Immersive visualisation: making space for collaboration

Chairperson

Speakers

4:55 pm - 5:25 pm

Closing interview – a vision of a digital future

Global digital industrial company GE is transforming industry with solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive.

In this closing keynote interview hear from GE’s Head of UK and Ireland about their digital transformation, taking a glimpse into the future exploring new and emerging disruptive technologies and processes, what this means for the construction industry and what can be learnt from GE’s journey.

Speakers

  • mark-elborne-150-x-150Mark Elborne Head of UK and Ireland - General Electric
  • Tom Lane NEW with path webThomas Lane Editor, Group Technical Editor - Building Design, Building
5:25 pm - 5:25 pm

Conference close

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Drinks reception and launch celebration for Building’s Good Employer Guide 2016

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