In 2011 the UK Government announced the “Government Construction Strategy” which included a mandate for the implementation of BIM (Building Information Modelling) Level 2 on all public projects by 2016. The Government believes that BIM will drive down waste, ensure better procurement decisions and improve the carbon efficiencies of projects. This gives BIM the green light to be fully integrated into the building design and construction process. With industry and government backing BIM is likely to be an essential process for engineers, architects and all those involved in the workflow process.
Paul Morrell, Chief Construction Advisor to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and Mark Bew, Chair of the UK Government Working Group set out this strategy at the inaugural ICE BIM conference in 2011. They continue to push forward with this strategy and will be present at ICE BIM 2012 to give an overview of the work that is going on to ensure programme delivery.
Building on the successes of last year’s conference, the 2012 event will focus on realising the efficiencies within the construction industry where BIM is being utilised. Detailed case studies form those successfully implementing BIM will be presented, including:
- The Head of Project Delivery Unit at the Ministry of Justice on their four major projects using BIM
- The Head of Technical Information at Crossrail on how BIM is being utilised
- The Buildings BIM Manager and Region Manager from Jacobs on the use of BIM on the Blackfriars Station redevelopment project
Delegates at the conference will once again have the opportunity to share their opinions and experiences through interactive voting sessions and roundtable discussions.
For a full programme and for registration details visit ice-bim.com or call +44 (0)20 7665 2226.
Pioneered by cutting edge professionals this collaborative, integrated working process is set to revolutionise the construction sector redefining the relationships between construction professionals.
This conference aims to dispel the myth that BIM is simply a technology issue and explains how the adoption of BIM will require changes in workflow, practices and procedures. Specifications, regulations, costs and products will have to be standardised.
With a keynote address from Paul Morrell, the Government’s Chief Construction Adviser, the day will open with a review of the Government’s expectations of BIM followed by an exciting programme that examines the changing roles of quantity surveyors and project mangers, legal and contractual implications and importantly the clients’ perspective on BIM.
Sessions on the practical implications on cost planning and collaborative working and the impact of BIM on infrastructure projects make this a must attend event for construction professionals.
Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from industry experts understanding how BIM will impact you and how it can benefit your business
Building Information Modelling (BIM) has been around for years. It is only now that we are beginning to see the tipping point past which BIM will be used on the majority of construction projects in the future.
On 31 May 2011 the Government’s Construction Strategy set out a firm commitment to requiring the use of BIM on all its assets by 2016. There has never been a better time to ensure that your organisation is ‘BIM ready’.
Join 200 heads of industry at ICE BIM 2011 where an expert speaker line up will guide delegates through the BIM project lifecycle and share experiences and best practice. The day will consist of detailed case studies and discussions on how BIM can be of benefit throughout the supply chain, and will focus on:
- The client view
- Supply chain delivery
- Asset management
CPI support this conference. For further details see the ICE website