The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is the representative forum for the professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry.

SW BIM Hub Conference : How BIM are you?

Join us for a day of presentations, guest speakers, workshop sessions and discussion groups about the Building Information Modelling (BIM) Task Group. BIM brings together expertise from industry, government, public sector, institutes and academia.

This 2nd annual conference is run in partnership by UWE Bristol and Stride Treglown.

The event will provide an opportunity to explore BIM’s role in:

  • Buildability
  • Sustainability
  • Usability
  • Creativity

Programme for the day

9:00 – Coffee and registration

9:30 – Welcome to the BIM Hub: Sandra Manley, Chair of CIC SW BIM Hub

9:40 – Introduction: Robert Sargent, Director, Stride Treglown

  • Welcome to the world of BIM
  • Where is the industry at now?
  • How BIM are you?
  • Ten things we think we “know” about BIM
  • Trends and themes

10:00 – Sustainability

  • Talk from Ben Rouncefield, Swales: ‘URS Rapid Energy Modelling’
  • Q&A session

10:30 – Usability:

  • Talk from Professor Arto Kiviniemi, University of Salford: ‘Early adopters Life Cycle Information and Requirements Management’
  • Q&A session

11:00 – 11:30 Refreshments

11:30 – Buildability: Overview perspective

  • Talks from Nicholas Nisbet, Director, AEC3 UK Ltd, and Technical Coordinator, buildingSMART, UK chapter
  • Q&A session

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

The afternoon will focus on an exploration of the BIM mindset, along with practical workshop and discussion activities.

13:30 – 14:30 Workshop sessions: Experiencing collaboration, hosted by Robert Sargent and Elizabeth Kavanagh

Devise and use a BIM implementation plan in small group setting

14:30 – Refreshments

14:30 – 15:30 – Discussion groups – using Open Space format

Open Space format is a self-generating and open discussion about the key questions proposed by you, giving you the opportunity to discuss with a diverse group of peers those matters which are most important for you. You might like to consider what questions you would like to discuss before the conference.

For more information about Open Space please click here

15:30 – 16:00 Round up and close: Sandra Manley

Results of the creativity competition
After 16:00BIMs o’ Clock (PIMMS o’ clock)

Opportunity for networking

Book now for this event

Cost: £30; sole practitioners £20
Contact: FET Short Course Unit
Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 83210
E-mail: FET.shortcourses@uwe.ac.uk

More information about South West BIM Hub Conference