Agenda *



Registration, exhibition and refreshments
Welcome and introduction by the Chair
Introduction to key drivers behind BIM adoption

David Philp, Global Director of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Main Information Contracting (MIC) Consultant, AECOM


Speakers will emphasise the benefits of adopting BIM level 2 accruing to Scotland, outline the positive impact on SG National Outcomes and how support and collaboration throughout industry groups will assure implementation through a combination of guidance, awareness, training and pilot projects.

Towards a digital built environment 

  • Benefits to the Public Sector, procurement savings
  • Scottish Government endorsement
  • Whole life asset cycle
  • Environmental impacts

Morag Angus, Chief Surveyor, The Scottish Government

Level 2 BIM Driven Asset Procurement

Creating frameworks for BIM enabled asset delivery

BIM aids the coordinated data sharing process during the entire lifecycle of an asset, all to an agreed process and standards. This seminar provides some insights into how BIM will impact working practices and drive improved service delivery.

  • Enabling implementation of BIM processes
  • Evidencing the benefits of improved information management and exchange processes, standards and protocols
  • Level 2 BIM in action – NHS Scotland case study

Prof. Bimal Kumar, Professor of IT in Design and Construction, and Head of BIM, School of Engineering and Built Environment, Glasgow Caledonian University

Questions and discussion
Visualising the Potential
Dr Sarah Graham, Head of Global VE Sales, IES/ Chair of CIBSE BIM Scottish Region Sub Group
‘A New Reality for Construction’

This short presentation will provide insight into ways in which the current wave of technology advancements in simulated reality are beginning to address some of the most fundamental challenges faced in the design, delivery and operation of construction projects. The content of this session holds relevance for all project participants and external stakeholders who may be involved in the process at any stage of the project life-cycle.

Scott Grant, CEO, Soluis Group

BSI Standardisation

  • BIM Standards
  • Competitiveness
  • BIM Community

Pete Saddington, BSI Group

Questions and discussion
Refreshments, exhibition and networking


Overview from Scotland

  • Responding to the SFT BIM Strategy – Level 2 April 2017
  • BIM Supplier Group Network
  • BIM Awareness series in conjunction with Construction Scotland
  • Assisting industry to understand where they each fit into BIM Level 2

Adrian ShillidayTechnical Director and BIM Leader at Galliford Try Construction 

Sharing the UK and Euro Experience – Panel session with short presentations and questions from the floor

  • UK experience April 2015 onwards
  • Report from devolved regions
  • Innovation from central Government

Panellists include:
John Eynon, Chair, BIM Regions UK
Adam Matthews, International Development Director for the UK Government’s BIM Task Group and Chair, EU BIM Task Group

Open discussion with the Chair and Panel


Lunch, exhibition and networking

SESSION THREE – Workshop Sessions

Delegates will attend THREE workshops throughout the afternoon.

Each workshop lasts for 40 mins. When booking your delegate place choose to attend two workshops from Workshop session A and one from Workshop session B.

Workshop session A
Workshop A1
Why is a Common Data Environment Important to BIM? What should a CDE do?

  •  Why we need a Common Data Environment (CDE)
  •  Level 2 BIM deliverables
  •  What do the British Standards Say?  (A quick look at BS / PAS 1192)
  •  Why are “Open” standards and COBie so important

Ben Wallbank RIBA, BIM Strategy Manager, Viewpoint

Workshop A2
Developing a Learning Strategy for BIM

Moving to BIM requires changes in the technologies and processes you use to deliver project work. But it also requires changes in the skills of your teams. This session will take a detailed look at developing a learning strategy for BIM, including key components such as skills analysis, skills mapping, learning beyond training, eLearning, and creating a learning culture.

Gordon McGlathery, Cadassist

Workshop A3
Introducing Built Asset Lifecycle Intelligence

The aim of this workshop is to look at ways intelligent data management can reduce whole life costs of a built asset. We will present a recently completed feasibility study funded by Innovate UK to develop BALI (Built Asset Lifecycle Intelligence), a digital ecosystem for common and consistent view of all data with robust access control. BALI enables all other systems you are using to come under the same BALI umbrella for collaboration throughout all stages of a project – your systems are not necessarily obsolete, they are fragmented. This will lead to improvements through evidence-based learning (human intelligence), and artificial intelligence and data mining to deliver powerful insights across the whole lifecycle. It enables smart feedback – from facility management operational data to automatic improvements of future designs. BALI preserves existing data silos through a data curation process, including discovering relevant data sources, transforming the data and semantical integration with other data sets prior to delivering the user-specific required information.

Prof. Milan Radosavljevic, Assistant Dean Research and Enterprise, Professor in Civil Engineering, University of the West of Scotland

Workshop A4
BIM Level 2 & LEXiCON – A Methodology for Delivering Structured Data

Lifecycle modelling, Asset Information Models, Totex, Smart Cities, Internet of Things and Big Data are all seen as future consumers of the Information element from within BIM. However, the AEC industry presently struggles to move from paper deliverables to the needs of delivering structured information in the form of Construction Operation Building information exchange (COBie). Whilst a project BIM may become a node within a Smart City, likewise a BIM product object is a node within a BIM project and then the issues with object standards and interoperable data exchange multiply exponentially.

BIM Object Product Libraries are often heralded as the solution to standardised data and IFC as the solution to interoperability. Yet the failure of BIM Library Objects to meet consistent standards increases risk, liability and inefficiency, not just to the BIM process, but also to the future consumers of the data. Within the session Paul Oakley Director for BIM at the Building Research Establishment (BRE) explores the BIM Library Object issues, the standardisation requirements and the solution needed to bridge the Information gap between Manufacturers, Designers, Constructors and Operators along with the importance of data dictionaries as a method for defining and validating BIM object data

Paul Oakley, Director BIM, BRE

Workshop session A repeated
Workshop session B
Workshop B1
Preparing for BIM:  a taster of Construction Scotland Innovation Centre’s industry support programme

BIM is a hot topic in the construction industry and businesses across the country are asking “what does it mean to me?, what do I need to do? and how do we do it?

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre in association with the Construction Scotland BIM Suppliers Group and BIM Regions Scotland have developed a BIM awareness and implementation programme to provide the necessary steps, guidance and information for the Scottish Supply Chain to become BIM level 2-ready.

In this workshop, our speakers will give you a taster of what the first phase of free BIM events have to offer, as well as exploring the information and support hub that will be an essential resource to get you BIM-ready.

Bruce Newlands, Head of Technical Operations, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
Ryan Tennyson, Chair Construction Scotland BIM Suppliers Group, Associate at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

Workshop B2
Multiplying the value of BIM data through innovative digital technologies

This talk will demonstrate the value of the convergence of BIM with other technologies, focusing on the day on two particular ones: mixed reality technology; and laser scanning. The presentation will refer to on-going case study projects being conducted with a range of partners including: CITB, the Energy Skills Partnership (ESP), the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, Linknode Ltd, and Historic Environment Scotland. The presentation shall demonstrate to the audience that embracing BIM does not just make sense on its own, but actually makes even more sense when considered as part of an ecosystem of novel technologies and ideas.

Dr Frédéric Bosché, Associate Professor in Construction IT, CyberBuild Lab, Heriot-Watt University

Refreshments, exhibition and networking


Organisational & Project BIM implementation: from buildings to cities

Kevin Haggarty, Associate/ Principal Architect, Mott MacDonald

Malcolm Taylor, Head of Technical Information, Crossrail
Questions and discussion
A journey not a destination”  Final comments
David Philp,Global Director of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Main Information Contracting (MIC) Consultant, AECOM
Close of conference

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