Arguably the biggest Building Information Modelling event since BIM Show Live 2015, GovToday‘s BIM Today: 2016 & Beyond sent shockwaves through the #UKBIMCrew Twittersphere as top industry experts gathered to discuss the Level 2 BIM mandate as well as the difficult future inspiring the construction industry to embrace Level 3 BIM.
The speaker line-up was phenomenal to say the least, with the likes of Anne Kemp, Arto Kiviniemi, David Philp, Greg Bentley, Malcolm Taylor and Mark Bew presenting to a massive crowd of 500 people, as confirmed on Twitter.
Cultural issues were named as the main roadblock towards widespread collaboration on projects, regardless of BIM level. It was interesting to note that Mark Bew admitted that the BIM Task Group have been vague on what Level 3 will entail as they want to focus the industry’s efforts on BIM Level 2.
View tweets from a plethora of attendees below. #SocialBIM will definitely out in force yesterday!
— Robert Klaschka (@robertklaschka) June 16, 2015
— Victoria Fillingham (@vfillingham) June 16, 2015
— Govtoday (@Govtoday) June 16, 2015
— BIM Task Group (@BIMgcs) June 16, 2015
'We are deliberately a bit vague on BIM level 3 as we continue to focus on BIM Level 2' – Mark Bew, BIM Today Conference #GTEvents
— Aidan Mercer (@AidanMercer) June 16, 2015
— Cadventure (@BIM_cadventure) June 16, 2015
— Andrew Turner (@ATurnerHRLLP) June 16, 2015
#MermaidBIM Nick Deeming talking about Paul Morrell's rallying cry – industry fit for purpose and a need to move on from hierarchical ways
— David Philp (@ThePhilpster) June 16, 2015
— Graham H Stewart MSc EngTech MICE TIStructE (@StewartGH1970) June 16, 2015
Level 1 efficiency do same thing but just do it properly
Level 2 do the same thing differently
Level 3 do something different #mermaidBIM
— Andy Powell (@ajbpow) June 16, 2015
— Anne Kemp (@ACKEMPO) June 16, 2015
#mermaidbim BIM Task Group should focus on case studies, to make BIM attractive to clients. Benefits of using BIM Vs traditional.
— Adrien Guillemet (@AGuillemetDig) June 16, 2015
— Stacey Clifford (@StaceyMouse) June 16, 2015
— Nick Deeming (@nicholasdeeming) June 16, 2015
#gtevents masterclass looking at ROI, for the contractor yes. But for the manufacturer? Is this why BIM is forced into the marketing dept?
— Jules Q-Williams (@julesqw) June 16, 2015
— Mac Muzvimwe (@mudosky79) June 16, 2015
Prof Kiviniemi opines few ppl think how info used, focussing on drawings/model etc #gtevents. Clear contract important to protect both these
— May Winfield (@BuildLaw_ArtTea) June 16, 2015