This is the website for the BIM4Real Discussion Group, supported by the UK BIM Alliance
Pockets of effort in our industry and good examples of Digitalisation have existed for years. However, for the first time, BIM Level 2 is standardising us on a methodology to deliver the efficiency promises of using data at all stages of design, construction and operation industry wide.
The good management of data (Information) on our projects is critical in achieving the goals of faster delivery and lowering costs, while improving efficiency and quality. In the majority of projects in the UK, we throw data away. So much so, we don't even realise we are doing it a lot of the time. Data useful for the facility and asset management is and has for a long time being naturally collected, as is functional data useful to analysis, design, engineering and construction tasks, but is routinely discarded once used by the party that needed it and then recollected by another party later in the process. To realise the promises of BIM, we undoubtedly need to become better at collaborating, as well collecting, storing, maintaining, validating and using this data within the whole process
In BIM Level 2, we have a clear process but it's implementation is something that is widely discussed and debated. This includes the standards, the methodology, the roles and the technology in managing data on a construction project
Big questions exists in this area. How do we collate the data on projects? Who is responsibility to input it? What format should it be stored in and where? How do we engage with the supply chain? How is the data maintained and validated? What should the handover process look like? What infrastructure should be developed?
This is why BIM4Real exists. It is through discussion that we reach understanding and consensus. However BIM4Real doesn't settle on just talking, we want to take away implementable process. For more information on how we do this, review "How It Will Work"
We sincerely hope to see you at the event in October!
BIM4Real Data Management will be a discussion based workshop that will be based upon a fictional project that your team is tasked to deliver to the UK BIM Level 2 process.
The workshop will run between 9.30am and 4pm on October 17th 2017. Attendees that are able to attend the full day will be given preference.
At this workshop, you will be placed into a team.
Each team will be made up of multiple disciplines. Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Clients, Estate Managers etc.
You will be asked to review a fictional project - the orginal BIM4Real project, the "Acme Hardware Store".
This project will have a documented Inforamtion Requirement from the client, with the expectaion that data relating to the maintainable building assets will be transferred to the estate managers Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM) system.
This requirement and the printed BIM Level 2 documentation on the tables will be the only guidance you will be given. Other than this, it is up to you to guide on requirement.
Your team is tasked with not just discussing, but documenting an achiveable strategy and workflow to deliver on this Information (data) Requirement.
As a workshop participant, you will be expected to represent your discipline in the discussion. Without this participation the workshop does not work. This is not an event for those who just wish to come along, learn and listen. If you don't wish to participate, then please note that we hope to create a white paper from this event, which will be published for free via this website.
Each table will have a chair person that will be selected by the BIM4Real commitee.
The chair person will document your team's discussion, workflow and strategy. They will then summarise each section to the whole audience. These summaries will then in turn be captured into an overall report that will be published on the website.
Listed below are some of the discussion points
As previously outlined, all discussion points will be talked about in the context of delivering a fictional project.
Each table will have a chair person will summarise the findings of that table. We may also seek to produce a White Paper from the results, which will be freely available to all
If previous BIM4Real events are anything to go by, we expect this event to prove popular. We can accommodate around 60 people at this event.
As a round table discussion which focuses on a topic that effects the whole industry, we need to ensure that all interested disciplines are reprresented. This means that registrations are subject to approval by the committee. It is not first come, first served. We will be limiting numbers from each discipline, such as Architectural, Contractors and Owner Operators. For disciplines like Architecture and Consultants, this does mean that demand is likely to outstrip space. We are working with the UK BIM Alliance supported BIM Regions to host more BIM4Real events, more news of which will be posted on this website.
The committee which is made up of three industry proffesionals will select successful applications should a discipline be over subscribed.
All registratants, regardless of if you are able to obtain a place or not, will be placed on a mailing list (unless you opt out during registration) to be notified of future BIM4Real events, and outputs from the event, such as white papers.
Below is the registration timetable. As explained in more detail previosly, places are on committee approval, per discipline and are not first come, first served. Places are limited.
|15th August 2017||Place Requests Open|
|8th September 2017||Place Requests Closed.
Committee Review Starts
|W/C 11th of September 2017||Place and waiting list place notifications will be sent.
Place Requests may be reopened for disciplines that don't have a high enough number of registrations
|W/C 25th of September||Place confirmation emails will be sent.
All place holders will be required to confirm their place before Waiting List Places are released.
Any non-confirmed places will be given away to waiting list place holders
|9th of October 2017 (approximately)||Waiting list places will be released.
These will be on first come, first served basis per discipline
|17th of October 2017||Date of event|
|Cost||This is a free independent, open to all event
This event is funded by multiple parties, primarily by Excitech Ltd
|Audience||This event supported by the UK BIM Alliance and is run by a committee.
This event is invite only. All places are subject to committee approval. Review registration guidance on this website
Sorry, approved attendees are not permitted to bring guests
All attendees will be asked to register on arrival
|Date||Tuesday October 17th 2017|
All day event, running between 9.30am and 4pm
9.30am - Registation and Networking
10.00am - Welcome and Session 1 Briefing
10.30am - Session 1
12.00pm - Session 1 Summary
12.30pm - Lunch
1.15pm - Session 2 Briefing
1.30pm - Session 2
2.30pm - Session 2 Summary and Thank yous
3.00pm - Networking Drinks
4.00pm - Close
|Catering||Morning Session - Tea, Coffee and Water|
Lunch - Sandwich buffet with veggie and gluten free options. Tea, Coffee, Water and Orange Juice
Afternoon - Tea, Coffee and Water
Networking Drinks - Orange Juice, Water, Beer and Wine
|Venue||Crypt on the Green
St James Clerkenwell
|Accessibility||There are a small number of steps and some narrow entrance ways
The committee would be pleased to provide any further advice or assistance required. Please contact us ahead of the meeting on firstname.lastname@example.org
|Tube and Rail||Farringdon Station which is a Zone 1 tube (Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City Lines) and national rail station (Thameslink & Great Northern Tl) is approximately 5 to 10 minutes walk
Chancery Lane (Central Line) is about a 15 to 20 minute walk. Barbican (Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City Lines) is about 10 to 15 minutes walk. Old Street (Northern Line) is about a 20 to 25 minute walk
Click here for the Transport For London (TFL) route planner
Click here for walking directions from Farringdon Station
|Bus||Bus routes 55, 243, 63, 172, 153 all stop within a few minutes walk
Click here for the TFL Buses website and route planner
|By Car||Please note, the venue is in Central London and will take a long time to reach with traffic. It is also within the Congestion Charge Zone
No car parking is available on site. Car parking in the area is very expensive. Several websites, such as JustPark are available to find options
|Map||Click here for a map|
Please complete the below form to request a place
All places are subject to confirmation by the committee. Please review details on this site for further informationUpdate posted 07/10/2018