ICE BIM 2015 Programme Preview: Three sessions detailed

Credit: Institution of Civil Engineers
Credit: Institution of Civil Engineers

BAM Nuttall, Laing O’Rourke and the London Underground are to be represented during sessions at ICE BIM 2015, the Institution of Civil Engineers‘ annual Building Information Modelling conference.

Taking place on October 21st, 2015, the BIMcrunch partnered event has been previewed, with three symposiums announced for the day thus far.

Laing O’Rourke’s James Eaton had already been announced a speaker, yet we now know that he will talk Creating a Successful Digital Strategy. New names to add to the roster of speakers include Ivor Barbrook, Head of Planning, Design Delivery, BIM Implementation from BAM Nuttall and Programme BIM Manager for the London Underground, Darren Cunningham.

View descriptions of each of the announced sessions below:

Creating a Successful Digital Strategy – It’s as Simple as Baking a Cake! Exploring the critical steps for the creation of a digital platform for projects

When we move from perception of BIM as something demanded by Government to recognising it will improve effectiveness, we will see fundamental change in the construction industry. Projects will be delivered faster, safer, cheaper and to a higher quality – predictability will emerge as the key outcome. James Eaton will explain his theory on creating a successful digital strategy.

◾Ask the Customer the type of cake required
◾Assemble the available ingredients (tools and resources)
◾Select the recipe to follow (the process)
◾Select the required tools
◾Make cake
◾Deliver to customer

James Eaton, Group Head of Digital Engineering, Laing O’Rourke

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The Need is for an Internal Business Common Data Environment

Focus is moving from project specific Common Data Environments to a new understanding on how to interface with them as individual business. The need is for an internal Business Common Data Environment, an environment that combines both folder access and file suitability to manage that LEAN process using, a much overused term, a single source of truth. Ivor Barbrook will ask in his presentation, are we now closer to managing our business data so every element is stored exactly once?

◾Can BIM tools providing a vehicle for a LEAN business?
◾Is it possible to managing data so every element is stored exactly once?
◾Can we all use a common element location coding in Models?
◾Can we associate business processes with location coding?

Ivor Barbrook, Head of Planning, Design Delivery, BIM Implementation, BAM Nuttall Limited

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Developing a data driven future at London Underground

London Underground (LU) recently launched a level 1 toolkit after 2 years of trials and continual improvement via early adopters. At first glance it may appear that LU are at the shallow end of BIM implementation, but the trials found that it can be hard getting the fundamentals of BIM right and can be too focused on the modelling aspects. LU have set out the information requirements, measuring the capability of prospect suppliers via the commercial BIM questions and robust standards, methods & procedures. The next stage for the company is expanding what digital engineering looks like in LU, making the step up to level 2 and managing information for lifecycle delivery.

◾The development and components of the recently launched London Underground (LU) level 1 toolkit
◾Lessons learnt, behaviours demonstrated and benefits realised by the early adopters
◾The future of BIM at LU delivering the level 2 toolkit and managing information for lifecycle delivery

Darren Cunningham, Programme BIM Manager, London Underground

For more on ICE BIM, click here.

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