Regional BIM Hubs confirm Digital Construction Week presence, promise to “raise our game”

Logo Credit: BIM Task Group
Logo Credit: BIM Task Group

The Regional BIM Hubs (set up by the Construction Industry Council and BIM Task Group) have released a statement regarding their presence at Digital Construction Week 2015, the brand new week-long series of events billed as a “festival of everything digital in the AECO industry”.

BIMcrunch are to act as Media Partner for DCW, and when we reported on the conference’s launch last month, DCW’s Director Oliver Hughes explained that “a BIM Hub Village which will be a major feature at the show”. Today, we bring a little more background to that announcement.

The Hubs have commented on what to expect from them at Digital Construction Week. They pledge to raise their game, broaden their base of support and “extend the reach of the message – transforming our industry into working with collaborative digital environments”.

Read the update below:

The Regional BIM Hubs were set up by the Construction Industry Council in 2012 to support the UK BIM programme.

The idea of the Hubs is to provide regional and local networks where anyone can get help and guidance about what BIM is, what Level 2 means and where to begin. The Hubs provide a safe environment where you can ask the “stupid” questions (there aren’t any!) and rub shoulders with people facing just the same challenges as you.

The Hubs also provide a conduit for disseminating best practice on BIM, and providing feedback to the BIM Task Group and the 2016 legacy delivery team. The Hubs bridge the traditional industry silos, linking stakeholders across all roles and all stages of the asset lifecycle.

This collaboration between Digital Construction Week and the Regional BIM Hubs marks a step change in our evolution.

We fully recognise that to help deliver Level 2 across the industry and move forward into the Level 3/Digital Built Britain agenda, we need to raise our game. We intend to broaden our base of support, work with a number of high profile partners across the industry, and to extend the reach of the message – transforming our industry into working with collaborative digital environments.

Our mission and intent is to achieve a critical mass for BIM adoption in the UK, reaching out across our industry, to ensure that the digital revolution is both inevitable and happens as quickly as possible.

DCW will mark the launch of the first part of this strategy. We will be holding clinics, workshops, TED style presentations and more. Watch this space!

To find your local BIM Hub, check out here: http://www.bimtaskgroup.org/bim-regional-hubs-champions/

For more information, you can also contact John Eynon or Elizabeth Kavanagh.

We reached out to John Eynon, Chair of the South East BIM Hub for his thoughts on the Regional BIM Hubs’ new strategy and partnership with DCW. He told us exclusively: “The Regional BIM Hubs provide a national support network for sharing BIM knowledge and helping people along their journey to Level 2 and beyond. We’re really excited to be working with Digital Construction Week and looking forward to taking up residence in our Hub Village!”

Follow John on Twitter also at this link.

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