BIM has already saved the UK construction Industry and its clients £2bn! Digital technology is evolving and therefore changing the way that we plan our infrastructure, construct buildings and maintain it all.
The Ultimate BIM Summit provided a full day of thought provoking seminar sessions catering for all levels depending on visitors’ BIM requirements, MASTERS Seminar Stream or MOVERS Seminar Stream.
Masters Seminar Stream
08:00-09:00 - Registration & Networking Breakfast
09:00-09:25 - Opening Remarks from the Chair- BIM so far
09:25-10:05 - A BIM-Using Client
10:05-10:45 - Making BIM Client-Friendly
10:45-11:15 - Networking Coffee Break
11:15-11:55 - Bringing BIM Level 2 to the Many, Not Just a Few and Developing Worldwide Information Management Standardisation
11:55-12:25 - The Future of Construction Data to Drive Performance Improvement
12:25-12:30 - Closing Morning Remarks from the Chair- Dr Ilka May
12:30-13:30 - Networking Buffet Lunch
13:30-13:55 - Opening Afternoon Remarks- BIM going forward
13:55-14:35 - Level 4 in Norway, Providing BIM to Staff, Care-taking Personnel and Patients
14:35-15:15 - Level 3 and Beyond
15:15-15:40 - Networking Refreshment Break
15:40-16:20 - Collaboration: People and Behaviour
16:20-16:50 - BIM- It’s about the Planet
16:50-17:00 - Closing Remarks from the Chair
17:00 - Close of Summit
17:10 - BRE Networking Reception
Movers Seminar Stream
08:00-09:00 - Registration & Networking Breakfast
09:00-09:10 - Opening Remarks from the Chair
09:10 - BIM for Specifiers and Manufacturers and How They Communicate
09:10-09:35 - BRE Template and Data Book Update: Providing consistent, Accurate and Reliable Design Information in Response to Employers’ Requirements
09:35-10:00 - Rebuilding Babel- Templates from Sharing Construction Product Information
10:00-10:15 - Networking Coffee Break
10:14 - BIM for Smart Operations of Digital Estates
10:15-10:40 - The Value Proposition
10:40-11:05 - Creating and Managing Asset Information Requirements (AIR)
11:05-11:35 - Networking Refreshment Break
11:34 - BIM for Operators
11:35-12:00 - Tearing Down Walls- How to Turn Your Project into Best in Class
12:00-12:25 - There’s no BIM like Home
12:25-12:30 - Closing Morning Remarks from the Chair
12:30-13:30 - Networking Buffet Lunch
13:30-13:35 - Opening Afternoon Remarks from the Chair
13:34 - BIM for Collaboration
13:35-14:00 - Embedding Collaboration in your Team
14:00-14:25 - Training Pathways for BIM
14:25-14:40 - Networking Coffee Break
14:40-15:05 - Construction in a Digital Age- Sharing Construction Product Information
14:40-15:30 - BIM for Contractors
15:05-15:30 - Walk Before you can Run
15:30-16:00 - Networking Refreshments Break
16:00-16:50 - BIM for Clients
16:00-16:25 - How the Benefits Clients Received Were Exactly Achieved
16:25-16:50 - The Difficult Second Presentation: Information Chaos Theory in Construction
16:50-17:00 - Closing Remarks from the Chair
17:00 - Close of Summit
17:10 - BRE Networking Reception
Activeplan Consulting Ltd
Information management professional and passionate promoter of BIM for many years. Founding member of the UK IAI (BuildingSmart) in 1996 and former chair of the FM group. IT/BIM advisor on several industry process improvement initiatives that have now become standards.
Led the team that developed the first AutoCAD integrated M&E design and coordination (BSLink) where the drawings were generated from the database. This was extended in 1991 to integrate with an early BIM application which covered architecture and structure (Sonata/Reflex) which effectively evolved into Revit. Co-founder of BIW (then Conject-now Aconex) which was the UK’s first project extranet and is now one of the largest. BIM4FM - Now working with several projects to managing the complete delivery from brief through design, construction and the population of the client CAFM system. Supporting several Health Trusts with Asset Management including strategic service planning, right-sizing the estate, improved utilisation and lifecycle management. Developing true activity-based design and asset management processes, tools and libraries which enable the true value of an asset to be understood and measured. Working with ActivePlan colleagues and BRE to develop the means for manufacturers to create, share and maintain their product information in a manner that supports data/web services and will enable BIM Level 3.
Mervyn has been involved in the development of CAD and BIM systems, software and business processes for over forty years. Mervyn has been instrumental in the successful development and delivery of ICT strategies for many major projects. His achievements include his work on the flagship Heathrow Terminal 5 project, where he was a 3D modelling consultant for more than eight years. Mervyn was with Laing/Laing O’Rourke, from 1972 until 2004, latterly as Information Systems Manager for the Laing Group of companies. He is the director and principal consultant for MR1 Consulting. He was awarded an OBE for services to BIM and to the Construction Industry in 2013. He is a visiting Professor at University Reading. Also visiting lecturer at three major London Universities. He is also co-owner of the Avanti Partnership delivering education and training programs leading to BIM Certification with the Building Research Establishment at Watford UK. Mervyn worked on T5A/B/C from inception to completion spending 12 years on a ground breaking design management process BIM. It introduced SME (single model environment), CDE (common data environment) and 3D clash detection using Navisworks. It was a true multi tram coordination project at a value of £4.3 Billion. This was one of the world’s first integrated BIM projects. Mervyn is the co author of the BIM Maturity Diagram (Bew and Richards) and the current requirement to deliver BIM to Level 2. He has also undertaken the same role across the programme of works for Crossrail, the new, high-frequency, high-capacity, railway for London and the South East. He sits on the Construction Project Information Committee (CPIC), the industry group, and has authored or co-authored two CPIC guides, one on Production Information and one on Building Information Management. Member of the BSI B555 Committee and author of BS1192:2007 and PAS1192-2 and in currently the author of the updates to the PAS 1192:2 and sits on the steering group for the development of the Standards as an ISO.as an ISO.
JOTNE EPM Technology
MsC in Mechanical Engineering from NTNU, Norway from 1986. Theses in Artificial Intelligence. Has worked in the Jotne Group for more than 30 years: 5 years experience in Oil and Gas Industry, +25 years as CEO in Jotne IT delivering solutions for information ownership based on international industry data standards such as STEP and IFC.
Head of Digital Construction and Planning
Ivor Barbrook is an expert in the UK in digital construction (BIM), design delivery and planning. He has worked with the supply chain and engineering design consultants to establish and implement strong design / contractor interface management procedures used as a management tool on design and construct projects. In partnership with Autodesk, the supply chain and employers, Ivor has put in place BIM work flows for civil engineering infrastructure within BAM Nuttall. This has enhanced the delivered construction product value and quality, providing benefit to all parties. The processes and guidance that have been developed are recognised as market leading and collaborative in approach by leading engineering consultants and their civil infrastructure joint venture partners. Ivor continues to influence the implementation of BIM as corporate approach to deliver LEAN business process in the world wide BAM Group.
Digital Information Specialist
Bond Bryan Digital
After graduating from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Architecture her focus and passion shifted to software. In her role, she takes her in-depth knowledge of software and its interoperability, and combines this with her understanding of industry standards and the theory behind them. A former Revit Gunslinger she is co-author of the book “Delivering COBie Using Revit” and has worked on the world’s first IPI project. She is also the Attract and Promote Lead for Women In BIM. Her push is to now use her experience and knowledge to make projects more efficient, joining up the dots between technology, process and people to enable true collaboration with an emphasis on OpenBIM principles.
Havard Bell has a PhD from Tokyo University in Structural Engineering CEO of Catenda (makers of bimsync). He is a member of SCTE in buildingSMART, an International Main technical adviser on buildingSMART, Data Dictionary in buildingSMART and a Member of MSG in buildingSMART International.
Senior BIM Communicator
Chartered Architectural Technologist Dan Rossiter MCIAT has been actively supporting the construction industry at the Welsh, UK, and international level for several years.
Within Wales, Dan is a G4C Wales committee member, chair of Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists’ Wales Region, and is supporting BIM adoption as a BIM Regions. Within the UK, Dan delivers a myriad of BIM services for BRE (www.bre.co.uk/BIM), focussing on education and also contributes to education and engagement work done by the UK BIM Alliance. Internationally, Dan contributes to buildingSMART international working groups, and participates in European research projects.
Dan is also heavily involved in Standards development as a member of the BSI standards committee for Construction design, modelling and data exchange. Dan is also the CEN and ISO convenor for terminology around construction information, and has also co-authored the free-to-use BRE BIM Terminology tool.
All of Dan’s knowledge and expertise is applied to his blog There’s No BIM Like Home. Where he applies the full BIM Level 2 process to his own terrace home in South Wales; practicing what he preaches through a transparency, plain language and engaging example.
ActivePlan Consulting Ltd
Abi Owolabi is a Solutions Architect and Software Developer at ActivePlan Consulting Ltd, a BIM solutions provider with software products to facilitate BIM delivery from design to assets management. Abi has 25 years’ experience in developing engineering software solutions with more than 15 years of those in Construction applications. He is a Chartered IT Professional with British Computer Society and holds an Engineering Doctorate in Innovative Construction Engineering from Loughborough University as well as an MSc in Advanced Computer Systems from Edinburgh University.
Over his career, Abi worked with BIW Technologies, providing collaboration technologies to construction industries before moving on to Tata Steel R&D as a Principal Researcher. At Tata Steel, played a leading role on many construction IT project including the designs, sales and logistics software for the EU 6th Framework – ManuBuild (Open Building Manufacturing). Before moving on to ActivePlan in 2015, Abi was the Technology Lead for Tata Steel BIM, working in collaborative with Tata Steel Marketing. In ActivePlan, Abi continues to apply his expertise and knowledge of IT, product supply chain and construction processes towards providing end-to-end, bespoke and innovative BIM solutions, especially for the UK construction industry transformation projects.
BIM Advisory Services
Hewitt Consult Limited
Jonathan Hewitt is an Associate BIM Consultant at the BRE and a Computer Science graduate from the University of Hertfordshire, Jonathan has over 15 years’ experience in the Construction Industry predominately working for major tier 1 contracts in the UK and MENA and recently with clients such as HS2.
A Commercial Manager with a specialist in the NEC Suite of Contracts, Jonathan was part of the Senior Commercial Management Team to deliver the first NEC contract in the UAE on the Al Raha Beach Development, Abu Dhabi.
Away from the Middle East and Building Projects Jonathan is experienced in managing large Multi-Discipline Rail projects in the UK on Network Rail and Transport for London projects.
Before joining the BRE’s BIM Team Jonathan held a role responsible for BIM Implementation across the Commercial and Procurement job families of a Major Tier 1 Contractor. The role saw him develop a strategy and implementation programme which covered People, Process and Systems development to provide the Commercial and Procurement Job Family with the skills and tools to be BIM Level 2 compliant.
Jonathan currently sits on the RICS Tech Focus Working Group as well as giving lectures at Universities on the impact of BIM on the Quantity Surveyor.
Director of BIM
Paul Oakley is a chartered Architect and a world leading expert in BIM. He heads the BIM Division in BRE where he is responsible for the technical delivery of the BRE Academy BIM training, the BIM certification schemes delivered under the BRE Certification mark and BIM research projects. Paul sits on the Board of BuildingSMART UK & Ireland and represents the bSIUKI on the International Standards Committee. Paul has over 30 years’ industry experience and prior to joining the BRE specialised in the delivery of large Residential projects using the principles of Avanti embodied in BS1192:2007. Paul ran his own CAD/BIM Consultancy for over 10 years and has also driven change through several large Architectural practices by implementing BS1192:2007 and more recently PAS 1192-2:2013 as Project Team Leader, Group CAD Manager and Consultant. Paul has been involved in many industry CAD / BIM initiatives from Teamwork 2000, Avanti, ADT Community group and the BIM Community as well as representing the RIBA on the CIC BIM Forum. Paul sits on various British Standards Institute (BSI) Committees including BS1192:2007, PAS 1192-2, BS 8541 Parts 1 to 4, and ISO 19650.
Pauline leads the BRE Academy and is responsible for growing its training and education portfolio which aims to drive education excellence from boardroom through to the end of the supply chain both in the UK and internationally.
The BRE Academy business has and continues to significantly grow by leading the profession through upskilling industry and lifelong learning. The BRE Academy is committed in working with industry to develop people and organisations to remain employable and competitive for tomorrow’s future new skills, knowledge and practises.
Pauline has over 16 years’ experience in supporting industry's education developments. Prior to BRE, Pauline worked in the IT industry developing international training at the rise of the dot.com and prior to that Pauline worked in the automotive industry where she worked on the education programme with BMW on the MINI car programme. Pauline is actively involved in STEM programmes to help support the future skills markets to enable individuals and companies to develop and be skilled for tomorrow's market.
ResoLex (Holdings) Limited
Tony Llewellyn is a collaboration director at Resolex. He is a specialist in interpersonal dynamics and the effectiveness of project teams. Originally training as a surveyor, he has spent over thirty years working on major construction projects. As a partner in Davis Langdon he was responsible for the consulting and specialist services division of the firm.
In 2011, Tony resigned as a director of AECOM to pursue an interest in leadership development and coaching project teams. He is a strong exponent of the need for teams to understand complexity and to spend time planning how behaviors that will allow the team to work through periods of change and pressure.
Tony is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Westminster where he runs a masters module on Developing Effective Project Teams. His first book Performance Coaching on Complex Projects, is published by Routledge. He is currently working on a second book on team coaching which should be ready for publication in October 2017.
MSc, DEng, CEng, MIET
Urban Innovation Labs
Andrew is an experienced leader of transformational change in a range of sector across the asset lifecycle and throughout the supply chain. His career began in the automotive sector where he specialised in the delivery of complex control systems, components and the associated production facilities. This lead to large global projects in the built environment and infrastructure, where he has been responsible for programmes and lead businesses across the world that have delivered the information technology, control systems, system integration and analytics for large developments and strategic national infrastructure. This sectoral experience includes highways, aviation, rail, logistics, construction and the energy sectors.”
General Manager, Future Planning, Property & Development
John Lewis Partnership
Andy leads the Future Planning Teams for Property & Development within the John Lewis Partnership. His accountabilities include Partnership wide Architecture, BIM, Design Standards, Cost Modelling and delivery of the Non Trading elements of the capital programme.
A fiercely practical, customer focused client side construction specialist he has enjoyed a 20 year career developing retail units around the globe. Highlights include opening a 30,000sqft store in the centre of Moscow with other projects delivered in the Far East Middle East and Continental Europe as well as the UK.
Andy’s approach seeks the most cost efficient, long term solutions; challenging delivery models to construct spaces which enable outstanding customer experiences. Utalising technology to support decision making and stakeholder engagement has been a passion since AutoCAD first met Window’s and continues today always seeking the end value in creating digital assets.
Director, Infrastructure Systems
Urban Innovation Labs
Teresa is a Civil and Structural Engineer with several years of experience in the construction industry. Over the last 4 years she has worked in the Urban Innovation space, focusing on the impact that the built environment has in Cities and people and how the way we build and manage our infrastructure can make smart cities a reality.
BREEAM Futures and Industry Liaison
Building technologist turned futurist via:
- Craft and technical training:- Southampton Tech and Brunel University >1977
- General contracting –eyes opened to the real problems
- First stint at BRE ’79 to ’86 researching: building quality - what really happens? and production information - co-author of original CPI documents
- Design practice - large architecture led multi-disciplinary firm as technical adviser and quality manager > 1991
- Own quality consultancy and expert witness > 1993
- Director of practice then director of research at RIBA > 2011
- Standards writing including on design management and workmanship which continues into:-
- Second stint at BRE primarily looking at BREEAM futures
Director & CEO
Constructing Excellence, bre
Don Ward is Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence, the UK industry best practice and knowledge transfer organisation which is part of the BRE Trust group of companies. He also runs the European Construction Institute (ECI), which became part of BRE in September 2017 and has responsibility for BRE’s Innovation Parks.
Don has over thirty years’ experience of best practice in the built environment sector, specialising in policy making, industry change, supply chain integration, collaborative working and sustainability in housing, buildings and infrastructure. He was previously chief executive of the Design Building Foundation and the Construction Industry Board after an early career as a buildings physicist.
Don is closely involved with many UK government and industry bodies, including the Strategic Forum for Construction, the Infrastructure and Projects Authority within the Cabinet Office, where he chairs a committee on new models of procurement for construction, and the British Standards Institution (BSI), where he is secretary to the committee on construction procurement. He is also a Simon Industrial Fellow with the Alliance Manchester Business School of the University of Manchester.
Deploi: BIM Strategies
Richard Saxon is an RIBA Client Adviser and principal of Consultancy for the Built Environment (www.saxoncbe.com). He is also part of Deploi: BIM Strategies (www.deploi.co.uk) which supports clients and practices in BIM use. Richard wrote BIM for Construction Clients, published by the NBS. He is a former chairman of BDP and was awarded the CBE in 2001 for services to architecture and construction.
LocLab Consulting GmbH
Dr Ilka May is a senior consultant for BIM, GIS and digitalisation in the construction sector with more than fifteen years’ experience working with spatial technology and data. In her 10 years working for Ove Arup International, Ilka has worked with major clients on a range of prestigious projects, including London Olympics, Crossrail, Network Rail and Deutsche Bahn. In 2015 Ilka was the lead author of a national strategic BIM road map for Germany and was appointed as co-chair of the EU BIM Task Group in Brussels. Since April 2016 she leads the BIM implementation programme of German Rail’s engineering arm DB Engineering & Consulting.
Since 2017, Ilka is the CEO and co-owner of a company specialised in 3D modelling, visualization, virtual reality and gamification in the fields of modelling the built environment, design, operational processes, asset management and maintenance.
Head of HR, R&I
Elizabeth is Head of HR and Research & Innovation at Stride Treglown, one of the UK’s top 10 architectural practices. Elizabeth started the HR team 14 years ago and has built the culture of the practice as an employer with 83% of the team are engaged or highly engaged (compared to the national average of 38%) and the first firm in the UK to hold all 8 areas of the Workplace Wellbeing Charter.
Elizabeth is cultural lead for the Digital Built Britain program with a particular focus on the culture of collaboration. She founded the group Behaviours4Collaboration focussed on the development of a culture of collaboration in construction. The group have developed a tool called the Collaborative Behavioural Map which describes behaviourally how to collaborate and this is being developed as British Standard to sit alongside ISO44001. Elizabeth was one of the first cohort to become qualified to lead firms in their implementation of the new collaborative business relationship management standard ISO44001.
A certified strengths-based and career coach and university lecturer she also enjoys working with various charities and has supported those charities either as a consultant through the Cranfield Trust or as an NED for both One25 and Oasis Talk.
Advisor, Digital Communications
St. Olavs University hospital
Educated in cybernetics, 17 years experience as research scientist at SINTEF in the field of CAD/CAM, enterprise modelling and business processes. The last 10 years working as project leader and advisor in development of Enterprise BIM, EBIM, at St. Olavs University Hospital.
Dr Anne Kemp is Fellow and Technical Director for BIM and Digital Engineering at Atkins. She is Chair of the UK BIM Alliance and BuildingSMART UKI, and convenor of ISO19650 - developing global standards for managing information for the whole life cycle of a infrastructure projects, evolving out of BS/PAS1192. Having emerged from the geospatial and environmental industries, Anne's experience derives from working for the infrastructure industry for 30 years on multi-disciplinary and multi sector projects. Her interest in the people side of Digital working led to her focusing recent MSc research on how to instil collaborative working across the construction industry.
The Ultimate BIM Summit was a full day of thought provoking seminar sessions catering for all levels. The day was split into two streams:
MASTERS - Seminars
The MASTERS seminars was a must attend for professionals who needed to adjust their business strategies to existing and emerging policy. Created specifically for strategic decision makers such as Heads of BIM, BIM Directors/Consultants and other senior personnel in AECO (Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Owner-operated)
MOVERS - Seminars
The MOVERS seminars was a must attend for both tactical managers to get up to speed with latest standards, methods and procedures to improve operational effectiveness but also to any other construction professionals keen to learn about latest developments in the market.
- Head of BIM
- BIM Manager
- Building services
- Engineer (Consulting/Construction)
- Facilities manager
- Local authority
- Housing association
- Property developer
- Project manager
- Asset Managers
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