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  • Day 1

    28 February

  • Day 2

    1 March

  • 10:00

  • 10:10

  • 10:25 - 11:20
    BIM is much more than an IT supported process. It represents a paradigm shift in construction. The digital layer provided by BIM will challenge not only how we share knowledge and collaborate, it will change our roles and the building itself. Anders Hvid is a positive futurist with a passion for technology. In his talk he will introduce us to an exponential mindset and how the ripple effects of new technologies are changing our business. Buildings will be to modular, circular and perhaps even with a shorter lifetime.

  • 12:00
    Adam Ward
    Next Generation
    Where
    Next Generation

  • 12:00
    This seminar will show how approximately 50 million data points collected across 22,000 schools in England will help develop a £25bn future capital spend budget. The Coalition Government spent almost £18 billion on school buildings between 2010 and 2015. The UK Government is committed to continue to invest in maintaining and improving the school estate. This is to ensure that children can learn in the best environment possible, and help them achieve their full potential. The seminar will present the digital strategy and thinking behind the DfE’s Condition Data Collection (CDC) programme which is one of the biggest condition data collection exercises in the UK public sector. Using Kykloud’s technology it will collect data on 22,000 educational establishments between 2017 and 2019. The survey technology will be showcased, and demonstrate how the data will provide the DfE with a fair and consistent view of condition across the education estate.
    Data

  • 12:00
    This seminar will explore our thoughts behind the slow uptake by quantity surveyors within the industry. We will explain how alinea have successfully figured out making BIM work for us and the journey we have been through to enhance our cost management delivery on complex projects, from early cost modelling through to contractor procurement. We will outline some of the issues we have encountered over our many 3D delivered projects and the value our methods and involvement can create for the project. However, BIM is certainly not a one click exercise for quantity surveyors!
    Stories

  • 12:00
    How secure is digital construction? Data is created, stored, shared, accessed and exposed more than ever, and increasing exponentially with growth in connected IoT devices. How do we learn lessons from recent cyberattacks and security-minded standards to keep our processes and industry data secure? This seminar will take real-world examples, break down key concepts in cybersecurity and look 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!) This builds on themes explored in my blog TOKAINO.com
    Strategy

  • 14:00
    Sublime is pioneering tools that will drive efficiency, safety and create an enhanced, collaborative working environment for the construction and manufacturing industries, using augmented reality. Leveraging BIM data, the system aims to reduce costs and waste by 25% and increase productivity by 30%. Watch the video of pilot project in Crossrail's Liverpool Street station here: https://vimeo.com/209232338. Working with partners like Microsoft, we are now developing the tools of the future, see case study video here: https://vimeo.com/230734512. Read more about the project here: http://www.bimplus.co.uk/news/soluis-group-secures-1m-grant-vrar-system/
    Next Generation

  • 14:00
    After reviewing too many contracts containing vague obligations and undefined terms such as 'The project will be delivered to BIM Level 2' we felt it was time to do something about the legal side of BIM. With only one reported case remotely touching on BIM, we set out to tackle this issue head on in September 2017. Following an online survey (which received 100s of responses) we sat down with selected key industry players to conduct one on one interviews in an attempt to get to the bottom of the issue. This session will see the exclusive launch of The Winfield Rock Report we compiled in conjunction with the UK BIM Alliance. Reporting on the findings of both the online survey and the one on one interviews, the report is intended to provide the most thorough and detailed review of the legal side of BIM ever produced in the UK. After presenting the findings we will take the audience through their suggested strategy to overcome the legal hurdle and assist with implementing and understanding BIM more widely.
    Strategy

  • 14:00
    A Fistful of IFC is the first presentation of its kind. It won't be the last! Industry Foundation Classes are a fundamental building block of OpenBIM. IFC requires a whole new skillset and level of understanding to enable a reliable flow of robust geometry and data. The only real way to appreciate the importance of well-formatted IFC and understand how best to export and import models is to do it. That’s why this ambitious session, presented by three of the UK’s IFC experts is one not to miss. Nigel Davies and Daniel Heselwood (Evolve Consultancy) and Rob Jackson (Bond Bryan Architects) 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. Taking the role of stakeholders on a BIM Level 2 project somewhere near the Mexican border, they will work through the essentials of collaborative modelling, the settings and considerations for consistent IFC, before validating their information to meet the Common Data Environment requirements of BS1192. You will discover the reality of today’s information exchanges and how open BIM actually is. You will learn how to maximise the effectiveness of your chosen authoring tool, be it AECOsim, ArchiCAD or Revit. You will learn why validation is so important. This isn’t a power struggle between the design team consultants, this is collaborative exchange of data. This is A Fistful Of IFC.
    Data

  • 14:00
    People are more important than process & technology. BIM affects every Tom, Dick and Margaret in the construction industry. In all roles; both established ones, and new roles we haven’t even thought of. With staff across multiple offices, we have many different personalities and a wide range of knowledge & experience. How do you train Tom (the dinosaur), Dick (the robot) and Margaret (the astronaut) in the art of Implementation? All of these people are important. When playing BIM Top Trumps, you need a mixed deck. There is no perfect BIM person, those are UNICORNS; they don’t exist. But by implementing an approachable, varied training strategy you can power-up ALL staff and use BIM biscuits to Fuel Your BIM. Content: Personality types and characters, inclusion & refusal challenges | Outcomes: modelling improvement and cracking IFC import manipulation | Case study: Dick was going to leave the industry, but decided to stay | Visual learners - BIM maps – a diagrammatic BEP | Colour coding subcontractor packages – a BIM free project pushing technology | Growing knowledge naturally, like yoghurt | Shifting the mindset: as Margaret Hamilton said “The ultimate goal would be teaching one how to think”. Everyone has a place and a role in this changing industry. Training has a massive return on investment in staff progression up the BIM wedge. Everyone moves forward, and the ‘out there’ thinking can get real practical grounding and gain traction. And it’s all fuelled by biscuits!
    Stories

  • 14:45
    Last year you saw Radu present the basics of what machine learning is, how to approach it and two prototype applications on BIM datasets using a bespoke workflow and tools. This year, join us in taking this further, exploring the free and open-source tools we've developed that you can use with Revit & Dynamo today, showcasing many examples with their considerations & implications. We apply this not only to Revit models directly, but also Excel data, unlocking a world of potential applications. Don't miss this session's giveaway of Dynamo graphs & workflows, using different algorithms & data sources.
    Next Generation

  • 14:45
    "We can use the data in the model for FM purposes" yeah, yeah, yeah... we have heard this a thousand times, but how do we do this, what does it look like and how hard is it?! I want to use this session to show you how this can be done relatively simply. I will use live project examples to demonstrate how this can be achieved to allow PPM (Planned Preventative Maintenance) schedules to be driven straight from the model. This allows clients to have an accurate usable PPM schedule with their handover set of information, and avoids them having to create their own following a lengthy survey to find out what was actually installed, and how / when their equipment needs to be maintained. The content I will present is the result of a six month trial project that we conducted in an R&D project with BESA to assist with the development of SFG20 exports using IFC4. Following the successful completion of this project, we now have documented workflows (which are used by BESA) which show how and where to input data into models to ensure that the export process is smooth and functional when exported through SFG20. Once you see how effective this process is, I would challenge anyone not to want to implement this on their next BIM project - the effort put in, is negligible in comparison to the benefits that are output.
    Data

  • 14:45
    Creating demand for BIM through Client adoption is a key mechanism to drive change and encourage adoption within Industry. Why aren’t more Clients adopting BIM when it can offer significant whole life benefits within the built environment. The barrier to adoption can be attributed to Clients not fully understanding:- When, Why and How BIM should be implemented? Can better data and technology support Clients answer these questions to unlock investment and increase adoption? The new BIM Guidance Portal contains free innovative tools that utilises data and technology to answer these very questions. The new tools include the "BIM grading Tool" to assess when to apply BIM, a new "BIM Return on Investment Tool" to demonstrate the benefits and a new "BIM Navigator" to locate guidance in how to implement BIM. If you are a Client seeking to implement BIM or a supplier supporting Clients adopt BIM, this talk will share with you the free and open tools and guidance that could support your BIM journey. A link to the portal and summary video can be found below. https://bimportal.scottishfuturestrust.org.uk/ https://vimeo.com/203106184
    Strategy

  • 14:45
    BIM, and more importantly for us in the UK, BIM Level 2 has now been meandering its way through the AEC industry for several years. Impacting on Architect's, Engineer's, Contractor's, Owner's, Operator's and just about anyone connected in any way to the built environment BIM is steadily starting to weave its way into our industry. BUT!.... Is everything going to plan? | Does BIM have a future? | Can the governments BIM Level 2 goals be realised? | Is BIM going to be superseded? | Are people willing to make this change? | Does BIM provide us with demonstrable value? This seminar will take an objective view of the past 10+ years of BIM adoption in the UK and around the globe. Following this we will raise some important questions to gauge where we are now and what things might look like for the future. As we know there is a lot of change coming at us on the horizon (AI, Robotics, Generative design, Blockchain, Etc.). Where does BIM stand in this future and what does this barrage of change mean for us in terms of risk or opportunity? My aim is to question the status quo and get people to stop and contemplate. I also want to leave them with some useful takeaways to help them on this future journey so as a part of this discussion we will be looking into some examples of where change can be good / bad and how best to deal with these situations. To inspire - to fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.
    Stories

  • 16:00
    In 2014 a Cyberdyne Systems Model 101 COBieNATOR arrived in London, England at BIM Show Live to educate those attending about how creating the UK Government’s BIM Level 2 data deliverable (COBie), really was straightforward once you understood how. The war against open standards continues in the future and from 2035 the war against closed standards continues and so a more advanced COBieNATOR has been sent back by the resistance to Newcastle, England to BIM Show Live 2018. However, unlike the previous COBieNATOR, this new breed of machine (and whilst looking very familiar!) has now been re-programmed to fight on a different side! He isn’t just focussed on COBie either but all standards!! This upgraded model is an IM-1000, an advanced prototype made out of mimetic poly-alloy and is now built to assess your models rather than to show you how to build them. The COBieNATOR will now stop at nothing to make your models comply, with one simple aim, to deliver reusable and reliable structured data that can be used throughout the whole lifecycle of projects by all project participants. This cyborg is here to validate and verify your models and ensure that open standards succeed for the long term and that he can change the future for the better.
    Data

  • 16:00
    This seminar will encourage, enlighten and inspire people to embrace technology to steer a new world for construction. Taking a holistic look at how our society is changing, this seminar will speculate what the future of architecture and construction may look like and, with examples from many other industries, discuss how ‘game changers’ are making the impossible, not only possible, but more and more likely. From 3D printers, through flatpack housing, modular construction, the hyperloop and to the future of space exploration, we can paint an extraordinary picture of the modern world. Through converging industry, we have a collective ability to influence change and to achieve the impossible.
    Next Generation

  • 16:00
    Welcome to BIM Show Live, the best place in the world for BIM Experts, a place to share and learn new things. So how come when we go back and bring all these new ideas to our workplace, why do they not stick. We’re the best of the best, the SAS of digital construction, yet you can still go onto most construction sites today and someone is using the wrong drawing, or one of the design team is using their own coordinate system as they don’t like the one you provided. This session will explore why digital construction and BIM aren’t as well adopted at your firm as the awards and certifications say they are.
    Strategy

  • 16:00
    Developing strong collaborative relationships and going the extra mile for clients is business as usual, and we’re starting to reap the rewards. Demonstrating our BIM capability, when it isn’t a formal requirement, is starting to lead to new work. Comparing 2 BIM projects; one completed (a research building with no BIM requirement from the Client) and one under construction (a university teaching building with formal BIM deliverables;) this session will explore the benefits of taking a ‘long view’ of BIM adoption, demonstrating that the benefits to both project team consultants, and clients, don’t need formal appointment documents to realise. The first project, where BIM working practices were used internally by the design team, led to the successful delivery of a scheme completed in 2017. Building on that project, the same team and Contractor recently won the delivery stage of a new project for the same Client, thanks to our track record. This seminar with cover the following: Brief history of BIM working methods at RHP | Why the team adopted BIM with no client or contractual requirement | The difference in approach: with formal deliverables and without | A 60 page BEP can’t replace good old-fashioned communication | Merging BIM into the QA system | Lessons learnt and benefits realised.
    Stories

  • 16:45
    Tyson Cadorette

  • 17:15

  • 09:30

  • 10:30
    This seminar will look at the headline topic of the moment, model checking, validation and verification. As models become more common place in the AEC industry we ask the question are they useful? Is your model data complete, has it been checked, is it correct, is it reliable, is it suitable. In an open discussion format we will look at the realities of checking a model including: what needs to be checked? Geometry, Data, Design, Format | why do we need to check? What happens if we don't do this | How... What are some of the methods or technologies to make this possible. I would like to make this a very interactive session and have some form of live feedback or on screen surveying to try and help steer the discussion and make it relevant to the group. Following the end of BSL I would like to collate these results and publish them with some thoughts / feedback on the session and the topic in general via a blog, magazine article or similar. Depending on whether this is accepted and your thoughts I might also look to partner this session with another speaker with several case studies in this area.
    Data

  • 10:30
    Lidl have grasped what technology can offer them, and have set the best of BIM to support with that. Space Group and Identity Consult have partnered to offer an all-round intelligent and integrated process: standard store models available for download, data heavy objects and a rapid, interactive costing process using automated measuring and sorting of information, The process however has not been without complications, with both parties having to learn a lot about each other's profession and overcome technology limitations together for the process to be successful. This joint seminar by Space Group and Identity Consult will highlight the highs and lows of this journey, and leave the audience with useful tips for the next ones to try and embark on a similar journey.
    Stories

  • 10:30
    Last year you heard Radu speak about BimOps, exploring the idea of learning from our software developer peers to advance our own field. This year, join our Grimshaw Design Technology team to see how we've implemented some of those ideas. We'll cover how we've rebuilt and re-structured our team, adopted & customised agile working methodologies like scrum & kanban or implemented a work tracking & prioritisation system. You'll also see the practical results this enabled, such as helping us respond quicker to the insanely dynamic & shifting practice workloads, not letting tasks slip through the cracks and managing to push initiatives forward - all with a small team that punches way above its weight.
    Strategy

  • 10:30
    There are a lot of files flowing between the cloud, office desk and construction site. Increasing quantity and variety of data makes it hard to meet custom project’s demands with traditional BIM tools. A next generation solution and flexible process are required to solve this. We will present our recent collaborative research project between 3D Repo and Turner Townsend into the ability to manipulate BIM information stored as raw data in database. The problem with traditional data validation and model checking in a BIM process is 1. It is carried out on local machines 2. It is not collaborative 3. It is file based and cannot give insight across numerous projects Our research has shown how using open source software and open data schema (IFC), hosted in a cloud environment, we can provide a collaborative platform for team members to validate and verify data residing not only in the BIM model but also from other external sources. The live demo portion of this presentation will show how this pipeline can be utilised for: Model checking, Quantities take off, Metadata differencing, Verification and validation of data, Data sharing. During the demo opensource graphical scripting editor NodeRED will be used to manipulate IFC data from opensource Mongo database using the 3D Repo APIs and represented in 3D Repo’s cloud based Unity viewer.
    Next Generation

  • 11:45
    British Standards compliance is essential in the post-2016 design and construction arena. In this ever-growing age of “it’s all about the data” it’s often easy to forget that much of the data, and the sometimes overlooked graphics, are still produced in the authoring tools. It’s important to be able to drive those tools towards the end goal while maintaining conformity with all aspects of the UK “Pillars of BIM”. Software developers, however, don’t always share the same priorities, and tools that are produced for international markets may not provide compliance. I will lead you through a semi-serious review of the major BIM authoring tools and their ability to deliver to the British Standards out of the box. I’ll look at the configurations and mapping files that need to be customised to realise compliance, and discuss the pros and cons of different approaches. Clarify the British Standards and compare and contrast how they apply to your weapon of choice. Identify areas of configuration and customisation to make your tools BS-compliant, and how easy or difficult this can be. Understand that you need a software strategy as much as you need a process strategy. This presentation won’t pull any punches, it will present the realities we all face in trying to deliver successful BIM Level 2 projects from a model author’s perspective. No BS, just BS.
    Strategy

  • 11:45
    Stories
    Where
    Stories

  • 11:45
    The demand for current, accurate and easy to interrogate 3D representations of the real world as a foundation for the fourth industrial revolution is greater than ever before, as the UK marches ever onwards towards full BIM integration. Traditionally, creating these intelligent 3D models was solely the domain of professional surveyors, and was often a slow, time-consuming and laborious task – and was way out of reach of the end-user. But now, engineers and geospatial professionals such as facilities managers and architects are seeking ways to quickly and accurately create 3D models themselves – in real time. These professionals want user-friendly technology that is easy to install and use, but is robust and reliable enough to do the job quickly and accurately. Come and join us as we introduce you to the future of indoor building surveying – 3D handheld mobile laser scanning. Part talk, part lecture, part live demonstration - in the space of just 45 minutes John will demonstrate just how simple and just how fun mobile mapping is – and how it gets results. We will scan, process and produce a 3D model of the hall during this seminar, showing how fast, simple and easy to use the new generation of 3D mobile mapping systems really are. The simplicity of mobile mapping puts the power directly into the hands of the prosumer – and can create results in a tenth of the time of traditional surveying techniques.
    Next Generation

  • 11:45
    We might aspire to think outside the box, but first, we need to know what is in the box and what all the options are. As a BIM community, we have developed a set of data management skills and collaborative working strategies, which we can apply beyond the extents of building modelling. This seminar centres on how we can use data analytics and collaborative processes in the broader realm of decision making, associated with achieving a Digitally Built Britain, where decisions aren't in boxes, they are part of an open source database. How the analysis of this data will affect procurement, statutory codes, and permissions. How we might manage our built and infrastructure assets as a nation. And, how as Architects what we do can be more powerful; digital tools allow us to extend deduction beyond the one person's head and into a collaborative realm; allowing us not only to share and record, but also test and play with our measures and preconceptions.
    Data

  • 14:30
    I’m sure none of you said you wanted to be a BIM manager when you grew up. Part of the reason was that as little as 10 years ago, the role didn’t even exist. 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. This session will explore those fears, looking at how change, technology and trends are influencing construction today. Drawing from a career that began in project delivery spanning to developing software, it will give attendees plenty to think about and use in your businesses.
    Next Generation

  • 14:30
    During this seminar I will look 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. The content of this seminar holds relevance for project participants and external stakeholders at any stage of the project life-cycle. There will be insights into the use of various virtual reality platforms and the future of wearable augmented reality for on-site operatives.
    Stories

  • 14:30
    Digital Node have expanded globally and now work on projects and opportunities in many different regions of the world such as the US, Canada, the middle east, china and Australia. Having delivered training and education across many regions as well as being closely connected to key BIM individuals across the world we have seen some successes and failures with BIM adoption. As a result we have noticed that practically there are many ways BIM can be implemented successfully and if so how this was achieved. On the flip side the challenges that exist globally are causing a major barrier to BIM adoption. This seminar will review the successful methods which 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.
    Strategy

  • 14:30
    Most construction professionals acknowledge that increased adoption of new technologies in the future will improve the way projects are designed and built. Drone mapping is one of these key technologies. However, improving project outcomes using drone mapping can only occur through an easy integration within the construction workflow. Cloud technology enables a seamless integration. With automated cloud-based processing of drone-based imagery and an intelligent cloud platform to visualize, analyze and share the generated 2D/3D data, the workflow is fully automated. Cloud technology offers a new ability to better coordinate and collaborate, and significantly improve project management across jobsites. BIMs future is up in the cloud.
    Data

  • 16:00
    The Leeds-based BIMovators will be bringing their wit and wisdom to BIMShowLive with a look at the future of Life, The Universe and Everything digital, construction and beyond. The ThinkBIM speakers will (probably) be Rob Jackson, Paul Wilkinson, Duncan Reed, Tom Oulton and Mark Taylor (if we can get him to leave the bar!)
    Next Generation

  • 16:00
    This seminar will discuss how we are moving discrete parts of our global service model to an integrated project delivery system, in response to the changes in client demand that BIM and data have brought to both Project and Cost management disciplines in a global multi disciplinary practice. We chart our transformation and show how digital project information, data analytics and traditional culture collided in a business to change the way our clients look at their assets. We want to tell the story of how our strategy has changed, and how the innovation in the BIM world has fundamentally changed the way we approach our relationship with both clients and the professionals we work with, both internally and externally. Based around our tube (Metro!) map concept of delivery, we will chart the journey that the project goes through from the perspective of the users of information produced during design, and how we have had to adapt to both manage and get the best out of agile, digital design and delivery processes.
    Strategy

  • 16:00
    We all hate interop, let's not hide it. Instead, let's look at the big picture of why and what teams need, what makes it difficult and why and how it can be approached. Amongst other issues, we will discuss: The impacts of sharing files vs sharing data; What tool ecosystem to use and how finding the right tool for the job usually results in a million 'right' tools doing a million jobs; How to integrate workflows which require more specialised skill sets. For these points we will zoom in with specific case studies from our work at Grimshaw, illustrating various problems faced, approaches used, what didn't work, and how we solved the issue. We'll also cover the tools we use and the history of the tools
    Stories

  • 16:00
    During this seminar we plan to show you how Information collected through ESRI mobile phone apps can be incorporated into BIM compliant models and disseminated both to design teams and through web browsers. We will discuss efficient ways to create COBIE data and work onsite as well as demo products from both ESRI and Autodesk
    Data

  • 16:45