BIM-centric event marks second conference in AGI’s ‘Geo: Big 5’ series

Credit: AGI
Credit: AGI

The Association for Geographic Information have announced details regarding the second event in their ‘Geo: Big 5‘ conference series, with Building Information Modelling set to dominate discussion.

Commencing on April 23rd, 2015 from 9:00am to 5:00pm at Murray Edwards College in Cambridge, UK, the event will discuss the ways that BIM, asset management and geospatial can all work together. Their advancement will partially rely on how they are integrated with one another, with seminars and panel discussions explaining how best to do that.

The official event listing writes: “Much work remains to be done to achieve the UK Government’s demand for roll-out of BIM across the construction industry, which gives rise to great opportunities for the geospatial profession or at least for those prepared to adjust to market demands.”

Director of GeoEnable, Steven Eglinton will act as Chair for the event, whilst Atkins‘ Director of BIM Strategy & Development, Anne Kemp – who is also Vice Chairman of buildingSMART UK – will give the keynote address.

Director of The Avanti Partnership, Mervyn Richards will also be present and will discuss how geospatial fits with Level 2 BIM as the Featured Speaker at the event.

Later in the morning, the content will split across the Main Room and the Breakout Room as talks and case studies are available at the same time for delegates to choose from. Crossrail and Quantum Black are just some of the companies presenting their findings before lunch.

In the afternoon, two panel discussions featuring representation from the likes of BRE, Network Rail and OGC will take place whilst Leica Geosystems will perform a demonstration. Digital Built Britain will also be referenced before the day draws to a close.

Click here to read more on the objectives of the event. The itinerary for the second symposium in the Geo: Big 5 series can be found here.

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