• Planning & Development
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Building Information Modelling: A Revolution in Public Sector Projects

  • Wednesday, 25 April 2018
  • Manchester Conference Centre
  • 08:30 - 16:30
  • Overview

At Building Information Modelling: A Revolution in Public Sector Projects learn how to drive better value, improve project outcomes and unlock efficient methods of procuring, designing and maintaining assets throughout a project life cycle.
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is the first truly global digital construction technology. It has been described as a ‘game-changing’ ICT and cultural process for the both the public sector and construction industry. The UK Government’s mandate that all centrally-funded work is to be undertaken using BIM officially came into effect on April 4, 2016 driving an ambitious strategy for the UK to become a world leader in the global construction industry. The compulsory BIM level 2 mandate has had a major impact on public and private sector projects. New procurement processes are helping the supply chain unlock more efficient and collaborative ways of working throughout the entire project and use of open, sharable asset information is ensuring the successful delivery of complex buildings and infrastructure. The next step is ensuring whole lifecycle management of assets integrating with digital technologies to transform the way we plan, build, maintain and use our social and economic infrastructure.
As compliance with BIM level 2 continues to take effect achieving level 3, the concept of Open BIM, requires total collaboration between all parties involved in the planning, construction or operation of the asset across the entire lifecycle. This conference agenda will explore how significant improvements in value, cost reduction and carbon performance can be achieved through the use of open, sharable asset information. Digital technology combined with the Internet of Things, advanced data analytics and the digital economy is enabling project managers to plan new infrastructure more effectively, build it at lower cost and operate and maintain it more efficiently. Delegates will gain a greater understanding of how BIM technology and methods can be put into practice to help reduce waste, reduce project time and improve quality.

It is estimated that some £2bn per annum can be saved through the widespread adoption of Building Information Modelling. Central government departments, such as the Cabinet Office and Business Innovations and Skills, are embedding the use of BIM across centrally procured public construction projects. The construction sector is heavily influenced by direct and indirect levers from the public sector, around 30% of the industry output is procured by the public sector.  The power of new technologies, information sharing and data can bring major efficiencies to the maintenance, operation and energy management of constructed assets. There is potential to improve the operations and construction of assets by embedding BIM in all activities - planning, cost management, facilities management and reporting.

The Government Construction Strategy and BIS BIM Strategy have set out the drivers for adoption as:

  • Reducing asset costs and achieving greater operational efficiency.
  • Facilitate greater efficiency and effectiveness of construction supply chains.
  • Assist in the creation of a forward-thinking sector for economic growth.

 So how is the public sector and construction industry shaping up ahead of the digital switch over to the 2016 BIM procurement mandate? Central and Local Government are now utilising procurement portals to improve the delivery of projects, provide transparency on workloads and engage with industry.  BIM technologies and tools are driving a cultural change – one of greater collaboration and knowledge sharing. New methods of working are supporting more effective management of information, throughout a project lifecycle, and better whole life performance of facilities and assets. Poor performance is quickly shown up by data and information can deliver new insights into soft landings, health and safety and energy efficiency. The government mandate has set a requirement to strengthen the public sector’s capability in BIM implementation with the aim that all central government departments will be adopting, as a minimum, collaborative Level 2 BIM by 2016. This is vital to future projects and the smart cities agenda. New methodologies can predict capacity demand through careful integration of different data sets and ready access to information.

'Industry has responded rapidly and positively with large scale adoption of BIM... it is a key agent for economic growth in both domestic and international markets.'

For the construction industry and suppliers BIM compliance is quickly becoming unavoidable, especially if companies want to retain established business relationships. Digitalised construction is being used on a global scale, not just the UK, and competitors are already upskilling. BIM is increasingly being recognised as a major force to drive both growth and increased competitiveness.  The construction industry is delivering joined-up infrastructure for education, residential, communities, transport and healthcare projects. So how can the public sector and construction industry maximize BIM techniques in practice?

Business Information Modelling: A Revolution in Public Sector Projects will explore how significant improvements in value, costs and carbon performance can be achieved through the use of open, sharable asset information.

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  • Benefits of attending

  • Learn how to reduce carbon in construction and reduce site waste enabling more precise use of materials.
  • Ensure better health and safety allowing for safer, more controlled environments.
  • A greater understanding of why projects might fail and what can be done to overcome problems.
  • Benefit from the opportunity to question, discuss and debate leaders in Business Information Modelling.
  • How to forge strong partnerships between construction industry and the public sector.
  • Updated progress on major capital projects and further discussion on concepts that can help to drive broader economic impact.
  • Practical advice that help to reduce costs and increase value.
  • Take advantage of excellent networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities.
  • Share you own stories and experiences with the conference and contribute to wider thinking about digital construction and BIM tools.
  • Gain the maximum number of 6 CPD points.

 

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  • Event Programme

08:30am

Registration and Coffee in the Networking Area

09:25am

Chair’s Opening Address

Jason Underwood, Professor in Construction ICT and BIM, University of Salford (invited)

"Welcome and introduction"
09:30am

Keynote Address

Mark Bew MBE, Chair, UK BIM Task Group (confirmed)
"Implementing Building Information Modelling: Key steps to improve the delivery of projects"

The UK government has mandated that all centrally-funded work is to be undertaken using BIM by 2016 driving an ambitious strategy to become a world leader. All central government departments are embedding the use of BIM across centrally procured public construction projects.

09:50am

Terry Stocks, Director, Faithful+Gould; Government UK BIM Task Group Delivery Director (confirmed)

"Pitfalls and windfalls"

Central and Local Government are now utilising procurement portals to improve the delivery of projects, provide transparency on workloads and engage with industry. How has value been achieved and costs reduced? What are the common challenges to avoid and how are they best overcome?

10:10am
Barry Gleeson, Programme Manager for BIM, Network Rail (confirmed)
"Levelling up: How are public sector projects and the construction industry shaping up on BIM level 2?"

Exploring what both the public sector and construction industry can do to maximize BIM techniques in practice.

10:30am

Main Sponsor

10:50am

Question and Answer Session

11:00am

Coffee in the Networking Area

11:45am
Richard Saxon CBE, RIBA Client Adviser, Deploi (confirmed)
"How to be a BIM-enabled client"

The great majority of projects using BIM so far have a client who is BIM-passive: not playing the role needed to optimise the project or the whole-life value of the asset created. Becoming a BIM-active client involves some changes and investment in methods, but the returns are substantial. Richard will set out what public clients need to do to avoid risks and maximise rewards.

12:25pm

Case Study

12:45pm

Question and Answer Session

13:00pm

Lunch in the Networking Area

14:00pm

Chair’s Afternoon Address

14:05pm

Case Study

14:25pm

Jill Guthrie, ‎Senior BIM Manager, Willmott Dixon Construction (confirmed)

"Delivering a digital construction project"

New methods of working are supporting more effective management of information, throughout a project lifecycle, and better whole life performance of facilities and assets.

14:45pm

Case Study

15:05pm

Question and Answer Session

15:15pm

Afternoon Break

15:30pm

Ian Chapman, Head of Specification, NBS (invited)

"Building for the Future"

BIM is increasingly being recognised as a major force to drive both growth and increased competitiveness. The construction industry is delivering joined-up infrastructure for education, residential, communities, transport and healthcare projects.

15:50pm

Case Study

16:10pm

Question and Answer Session

16:30pm

Chair’s Closing Remarks and Event Close

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