29 November 2017

The North East is playing a dynamic and vibrant part in the digital construction revolution and BIM Regions North East who are delivering this new series of events, are hoping to add to this buzz of activity.

John Nielsen of CK21 Consultants, and who chairs the group, said: “The ambition of the BIM Regions group is to share information and lessons learnt with professionals from across the region's construction industry to ensure that the BIM ethos is developed through the whole supply chain and process. This new series of events is intended to be very practical and provide those attending with new ideas and inspirations to take away and put into practice.”

Kicking off this first event was Matthew Holmes from JDDK, Stephen Hamil from NBS and five quick-fire presentations from some of the best examples of North East companies embracing BIM and the digital revolution including Faulkner Browns, Space Architects, BIM Academy, and BIM Strategy.

Director of Research and Innovation at NBS, Stephen Hamil, said: “It was so encouraging to see so much support for this first event of what is shaping up to be a strong series for 2018.

“Support not only from the numbers attending but the number of those coming forward to share their own case studies and insights of better ways of working with BIM and driving businesses forward with a digital focus. Collaboration is at the heart of BIM and is the key to success if we want to continue making the region a place of excellence in this field - something that can only benefit in attracting skills and investment.”

Contributors to the BIM Regions North East group include BIM Academy (Ryder Architecture and University of Northumbria), BIM Store (_Space Architects), NBS, 4Projects, Cundall, Aecom, University of Teesside, University of Newcastle, Constructing Excellence North East, Summers Inman, BIFM, and Surgo.

A series of events is already planned for 2018 and those interested are encouraged to bookmark www.theNBS.com/bimregionsnortheast for all updates.

For more information, please contact NBS PR Executive Jennifer Scullion on 0191 244 5523 or email Jennifer.Scullion@theNBS.com.

Image (left to right): Catriona Lingwood CEO of Constructing Excellence North East, Stephen Hamil, Director of Research and Innovation NBS, Matthew Holmes Director at JDDK and Phil Simpson Technical Author Coordinator at NBS and Co-Chair of BIM Regions North East.

ABOUT NBS: NBS is committed to offering distinctive, innovative specification and information solutions to construction industry professionals and are proud to be leading the construction industry in its digital evolution. Our origins lie in the National Building Specification and for over 40 years we have developed and produced NBS products which support the built environment. Our NBS specification products cover construction, engineering services and landscape design.

More recently we have developed an integrated Building Information Modelling (BIM) platform that has been designed to support global design and construction. It currently has four major components:

  • NBS Bim Toolkit. BIM execution plan, roles and responsibilities.
  • NBS Create. BIM specification and knowledge platform.
  • NBS National BIM Library. BIM object library, generic and actual.
  • Construction Information Service (CIS). Standards and regulations.

CIS is delivered via a joint venture with IHS Markit. This relationship has successfully prospered for many years.

Our products are recognised as being individually effective in their own right, but via the linking of the data, classification and integration, the true power comes through these connections across the NBS BIM platform. Combining world leading technology with expert knowledge, NBS is trusted to help construction industry professionals make the best project decisions.

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