30 January 2017

Delegates are set to flock to the Crowne Plaza Hotel and adjoining Boiler Shop (birthplace of Stephenson's Rocket) in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne for a packed BIM Show Live programme on Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 February.

David Philp, Global BIM/IM Consultancy Director at AECOM and Chair of the Scottish BIM Delivery Group will set the scene for digital construction, forward thinking and what will be the key takeaways from the show.

David said: “To secure the future of construction in the UK we need to actively encourage innovation and the continued use of digital construction methods. Building Information Modelling (BIM) allows us to streamline processes to bring about changes in productivity and performance through the use of open data and collaboration.

BIM Show Live provides a unrivalled platform for information sharing and we are incredibly fortunate to be able to hear from an exceptionally talented group of individuals presenting at next years’ show.  The line-up reflects the growth our industry has enjoyed in recent years despite global economic set-backs, providing evidence that BIM in construction truly does work and our aims for the future are achievable.”

The seminars are split into four distinct themes with an emphasis on strategy, the next generation, data and stories. The sessions will feature case studies from Sainsbury’s, Capita, BDP and AECOM, all leading international firms with success stories to share on their BIM implementation.

Digital master builders and architectural practices, David Miller Architects, Grimshaw, Metz Architects and Swedish based White Arkitekter also present on projects, new design technologies and the benefits both they and their clients enjoy from working in the BIM environment.

Technology experts and data pioneers BIM Technologies, coBuilder, NBS and Autodesk share insights on how the industry is transitioning into augmented construction methods and how artificial intelligence has the potential to redefine every aspect of the design and build process.

Theme by theme highlights include:


  • DataScott Ellis from Aros Architects explores whether BIM means human error is set to become a thing of the past.
  • NBS's Drew Wiggett explains why good quality consistent product data is so important.
  • Tom Sweeny from Egremont explores BIM five-ways offering a fresh perspective on digital construction.
  • coBuilder's Nick Tune delves into the data - but can it ever be sexy?


  • StoriesA day in the life of a BIM Manager from Capita's Mike Turpin.
  • Gareth Edwards from Flanagan Lawrence asks whether it's possible to deliver BIM projects without a plan.
  • Sainsburys and PCSG explain how their BIM journey turned into a universal digital estates programme.
  • Paul Munford from Graitec UK shares his experiences of how to get the best data from manufacturers and get manufacturers, suppliers and specifiers all working harmoniously.

Next Generation

  • Next GenerationJames Austin from Autodesk and Adam Ward from BIM Technologies opened the original BIM Show Live with a look at the technologies driving change - here they explore the tech set to make an impact in 2017 and beyond.
  • Gramshaw's Radu Gidei explores machine learning and how it can be applied to BIM.
  • Hadeel Safaa Saadoon and David Clark from Queen's University Belfast look at how BIM is a natural fit with offsite construction.
  • Elliot Crossley from BDP looks at why technology will never fully replace the human elements of a project.


  • StrategySarah Rock and Ashleigh Cole from Herbert Smith Freehills look at what's legally required to implement Level 2 BIM.
  • Emma Hooper from Metz architects shares BIM learnings on the world's first Integrated Project Insurance (IPI) project at Dudley College.
  • Global eTraining's Susan Brattberg explores brave new BIM worlds.
  • Ollie Thomas from BIM Technologies cuts through the clutter for a non-nonsense take on what actually need to do when adopting a BIM approach.

You can also visit the NBS stand to find out more about our integrated suite of BIM tools and content that can support you through the BIM workflow.

BIM Show Live will deliver content for all industry sectors from manufacturing, design, engineering, building and so much more. The demand on the industry to create a digitally built Britain drives the need to share knowledge, insight and practical experiences so that this future is made possible, starting today.

Advance ticket sales have now sold out. The full details of the BIM Show Live 2017 content programme can be found on the show website at: www.bimshowlive.com