BIM Show Live releases details of its Stories seminar streams

BIM Show Live Stories



BIM Show Live releases details of its Stories seminar streams

What makes a great storyteller? Well we’re about to find out as BIM Show Live 2017 reveals its speakers for the Stories seminar streams.

Taking place over two days on Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 February 2017, BIM Show Live has four sets of seminar streams: Data, Stories, Next Generation and Strategies.

BIM Crunch has got its hands on the first revealing of the industry’s though leaders taking to the stage to tell us their success stories on winning with BIM.

The first tale on Day 1 will be told by Mike Turpin of Capita, a specialist in engineering and design. Mike will take us through a-day-in-the-life of a BIM Manager and the levels of BIM adoption in the UK; will they/won’t they?

Picking up the narrative reigns after lunch will be Gareth Edwards from Flanagan Lawrence – is it actually possible to deliver a BIM project without a plan Gareth?

A captivating story from Sainsbury’s is up next and one you won’t want to miss, as Michael Barber and Mark Stodgell from Sainsbury’s and PCSG walk us through Sainsbury’s BIM journey and how it has evolved into a universal Digital Estates Programme.

The final story of the day will be told by Paul Munford from Graitec UK, relaying his experiences on how to get the best data from manufacturers and creating ways of working so that manufacturers, suppliers and specifiers can all work together harmoniously.

James Austin, Product Manager at Autodesk and a founding partner of BIM Show Live told us: “This is quite possibly one of the most interesting streams, these are real stories about real experiences and I’ve no doubt we’re going to get the good, the bad and the ugly! But that’s what makes for a good story and more importantly how we learn; by taking the good bits and running with them, and recognising the follies and how to avoid them from mistakes others have made before us.

“Sometimes we need to step back from the technical talk and understand the people behind the processes. After all machines haven’t taken over the world (yet).”

Day 2 starts with facts, fantasy and what the future holds as Jonathan Ingram from City Simulations takes us through a series of case studies on BIM in engineering, architecture and building services.

Following Jonathan will be Steve Appleby from AECOM. Travelling to BIM Show Live from Australia, Steve will be investigating what artificial intelligence and machine learning is bringing to construction on a global stage.  Are we ready to saying good-bye to BIM as the new kids in town are taking over?

And the stories continue to get juicer as Patrik Lindvall from BONAVA takes a radical approach and looks at how technological developments and global trends are combining to drive BIM collaboration and taking it to the next level.

Rikard Matson and Sara Yilner from White Arkitekter in Sweden, open the final seminar of the show with a riveting tale filled with drama and intrigue, but you’ll have to sit in on the session to find out more!

BIM Crunch lists the full Stories stream seminar programme below, which is due to go live on the official BIM Show Live 2017 website next week:


12:00                     Why won’t you BIM!?!.. The autobiography of a BIM Manager

Mike Turpin, Capita

13:45                     BIM without a plan

Gareth Edwards, Flanagan Lawrence

14:30                     Sainsbury’s Digital Estate – Harvesting Asset Data from existing 2D DWGs

Michael Barber, Sainsbury’s & Mark Stodgell, PCSG

16:30                     Do we REALLY want Manufacturers content? Success stories in re-purposing MFG content for BIM

Paul Munford, Graitec UK



10:00                     The story of BIM; Fact, Fantasy and the Future

Jonathan Ingram, City Simulations

11:45                     Auf Wiedersehen, BIM  – an international perspective

Steve Appleby, AECOM

14:30                     Radical Collaboration, is there a business case?

Patrik Lindvall, BONAVA

16:00                     A Riveting Tale

Rikard Matson & Sara Yilner, White Arkitekter

The next set of seminars will be released tomorrow, watch this space for details on Next Generation and a sneak peek into the technology of tomorrow which is shaping the digitalisation of our industry.