Complete list of speakers announced for BIM4M2’s ‘Help with the Journey’ event

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Logo Credit: BIM4M2

The finalised list of speakers has been revealed for BIM for Manufacturers (BIM4M2)‘s upcoming advice and guidance event, ‘Help with the Journey‘.

Taking place at the Building Centre, London on July 28th, the seminar will feature several presentations aimed to help manufacturers struggling to start their BIM journey. The morning will see all attendees gain know-how together before the group’ are split for afternoon sessions before swapping to the alternate workshops on offer.

Industry figures confirmed to share their expertise and steer wannabe BIM adopters on the right path include the BIM Task Group‘s David Philp, Cubicle Centre‘s Craig Sewell, IBM‘s David Platt and Matt Crunden of Legrand. The latter professional recently took part in a Twitter chat conducted by the industry group that was billed as a predecessor initiative to the event in 13 days time.

The complete agenda for the day can be found below.

Joint Chair:

Peter Caplehorn, Construction Products Association
Steve Thompson, Chair BIM4M2 and Tata Steel


10.00 Welcome, Joint Chairs

10.05 BIM – the journey so far

David Philp video message

10.20 Information Management in the future

David Platt or Gareth Webb, IBM

10.40 Client Case Study – Sandwell Council

David Emery, Virtechs Ltd

11.00 Coffee

11.20 Why manufacturers need BIM

Chris Ashworth, Competitive Advantage

11.40 Manufacturer Case Study

Andy Stolworthy, ASSA ABLOY UK

12.00 How BIM4M2 can help you: Steve Thompson

• Compass
Alan Baikie, BIMobject

• How do I do it?
Joe Celia, FIS

• Data Templates
Steve Thompson, Tata Steel

12.30 Lunch and networking
13.30 Afternoon sessions, split into two groups

Room split into two


Manufacturers already offering BIM

Chair: Steve Thompson

13.30 Barriers – real and imagined

Chris Witte, Knauf Insulation

13.50 The right level of content

Craig Sewell, Digital: Marketing and Manufacturing

14.10 Gaining competitive advantage from BIM

Richard Blakesley, Howitt Consulting

14.30 Tea

Manufacturers considering BIM Implementation

Chair: Peter Caplehorn

13.30 When is the time to act? Delegates complete compass, feedback provided

Alan Baikie, BIMobject

13.50 What package should you use? Different software and hosting options explained

Rob Daniel, Marley Eternit

14.10 Product Data Templates and COBie

Matt Crunden, Legrand

14.30 Tea

Rooms combined

15.00 Q&A and summing up
15.30 Close

Make sure to start using the official Twitter hashtag to talk about the event leading up to the big day. That hashtag is #BIM4M2help. Follow @BIM4M2 on Twitter too.

The event costs £40 to attend and you can confirm your place and learn more at this link.

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