Ecobuild 2015: Preview of the BIM Toolkit a highlight of the NBS curated BIM programme

Press Release
9 February 2015

Attendees at this year’s Ecobuild (3-5 March 2015) will be given an early opportunity to preview and comment on the development of the government-sponsored BIM Toolkit, a project which will see NBS create a new unified classification system and Digital Plan of Work that will complete Level 2 BIM.

As part of the event’s BIM programme – which is being curated by NBS – attendees will be given a complete overview of the project and will be encouraged to provide feedback. The daily BIM programme will feature live demonstrations, as well as seminars with David Philp, Head of BIM Implementation at the Cabinet Office, and Dr Stephen Hamil, Head of BIM at NBS.

The NBS-led team has been working hard to ensure the BIM Toolkit is easy to use and offers step-by-step support to define, manage and validate responsibility for information development and delivery at each stage of the asset lifecycle. This free resource will guide users through the construction process and we’re looking forward to users getting a first look and hearing their feedback on how we can continue to develop and improve the toolkit.

Dr Stephen Hamil, Head of BIM at NBS

A host of BIM-related topics feature throughout the three days of workshops, case studies and talks, with representatives of NBS and RIBA Enterprises, industry experts and leading authors.

Masterclasses led by technical experts, such as Dale Sinclair, Director of Technical Practice at AECOM, will also feature prominently in the programme, while Mark Bew, Chairman of HM Government’s BIM Task Group, and Steve Lockley, Professor of Building Modelling at Northumbria University, alongside Richard Waterhouse, CEO at NBS, will be speaking about BIM Beyond 2016, focusing on the next steps. A range of current hot topics will be covered, from the latest research on BIM, to the new pan-industry classification, to the next generation of BIM users.

In addition to the programme of seminars, attendees will have the chance to take part in 1-to-1 discussions with industry leading experts, technologists and consultants at the BIM Genius Bar, where geniuses covering all aspects of BIM will be available for any question throughout the duration of the show.

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