19 February 2018

Delegates are set to flock to the Boiler Shop (birthplace of Stephenson’s Rocket) in Newcastle upon Tyne for a packed BIM Show Live programme on Wednesday 28 February and Thursday 1 March.

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

Rob Charlton, CEO at Space Group comments: “We’ve been running the show now for six years, and each year we never fail to present the new and the wonderful. Our industry is progressing at an accelerated rate and we believe at BIM Show Live we have an obligation to bring our visitors the very best our industry has to offer for technology and digital construction, plus what has changed year-on-year and what this means for future projects.

The event seminars are split into four distinct themes with an emphasis on strategy, the next generation, data and stories.

Theme-by-theme highlights include:


DataEdwin Bartlett of Kykloud shows how approximately 50 million data points collected across 22,000 schools in England will help develop a £25bn future capital spend budget.

Rob Jackson of Bond Bryan Digital with Nigel Davies and Daniel Heselwood from Evolve Consultancy follow up their BIM Show Live 2013 box office smash “The Good, The Bad, The Ugly” with a live demonstration of everything you need to know to exchange models and data between the top three BIM authoring tools.

Innovating Futures’ Mike Turpin will take a look at the headline topic of the moment: model checking, validation and verification.

Our own Dr Stephen Hamil will look at how to develop structured information throughout the project timeline in a collaborative environment, Stephen will finish the session looking to the future and examining how emerging technologies such as the cloud, machine learning and augmented reality will change the way we work.


StoriesRichard Powell and Richard Bates of allinea consulting llp examine slow uptake of BIM by quantity surveyors within the industry.

RHP’s Richard Watson and Tom Foggin show how developing strong collaborative relationships and going the extra mile for clients is now business as usual

Natacha Redon from Identity Consult looks at how Lidl, with help from Space Group and Identity Consult, have embraced the use of BIM: standard store models available for download, data heavy objects and a rapid, interactive costing process using automated measuring and sorting of information.

Scott Grant of Soluis Group looks at how the current wave of technology advancements in ‘simulated reality’ are beginning to address the most fundamental challenges faced in the design, the delivery and operation of construction projects.

Grimshaw’s Andy Watts and Aurelle de Boissieu put the digital cat well and truly among the pigeons with their seminar, ‘Why we all hate interoperability: tools, late nights and case studies’

Next Generation

Next GenerationAdam Ward, Technology Director at Space Group looks at the almighty powerful world of technology.

BDP’s Elliott Crossley takes a holistic look at how our society is changing, what the future of architecture and construction may look like and how ‘game changers’ are making the impossible not only possible, but more and more likely.

With an estimated 85% of jobs our children will perform not yet in existence, and with a world where technology is threatening many career paths, it’s easy to feel unsettled or unsure. James Austin of Autodesk explores those fears, looking at how change, technology and trends are influencing construction today.

Tekla’s Duncan Reed and Tom Oulton of BIM Region Y&H will be bringing their wit and wisdom to BIM Show Live with a look at the future of life, the universe and everything digital, construction and beyond.


StrategyPaul Swaddle of NBS looks at real-world examples of cyberattacks, breaking down key concepts in cybersecurity and looking at emerging approaches like blockchain to get attendees thinking about cyber-physical systems and securing our data (and make everyone want to cover their webcams!).

Autodesk’s Lee Mullin explores why digital construction and BIM aren’t as well adopted at your firm as the awards and certifications say they are.

Rebecca De Cicco reviews the successful methods Digital Node have been applied in particular regions of the world and how the British Standards supporting BIM have and are being used across many of these regions to support growth and education.

Turner & Townsend’s Dave Monswhite and George Mokhtar discuss how they are moving discrete parts of their global service model to an integrated project delivery system.

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.

Tickets for BIM Show Live 2018 are available priced at £300+VAT. Full details of the BIM Show Live 2018 content programme can be found on the show website at: www.bimshowlive.com