Event Programme

08:30 – 9.15 Registration and Refreshments – Room C15

Session One – Room C16

Keynotes – Strategy & Collaboration


Chairman’s Introduction

BIM Level 3 & Beyond – Moving Forward toward 2019 – Future of BIM how the industry will respond to the next level
Professor Jason Underwood – School of Built Environment University of Salford

University of Salford Manchester

Keynote: What Lies Ahead – UK Construction Strategy

The importance of working towards the vision of a digitally built Britain/Smart Cities. The UK Government plans for the next steps in our construction strategy and the impact on our built environment (working towards BIM Level 3)
Dale Sinclair – Director of Technical Practice, AECOM, CIC BIM Champion


Keynote: Public Sector Requirements

The issues of BIM implementation and what the requirement will be going forward for public sector projects.

  • In-house Common Data Environment & Interoperable Systems
  • Support for SME and the supply chain
  • Up-Skilling

Terry Stocks – Director, Faithful+Gould, Government UK BIM Task Group Delivery Director


Keynote: openBIM – Creating a universal approach

OpenBIM is the initiative of buildingSMART and several leading software vendors and looks at the issues going forward as we head towards BIM Level 3 using the open buildingSMART Data Model

  • We look at the universal approach of creating a transparent and open workflow and industry standard for collaboration
  • Using a common language for referenced processes allowing Government and industry to procure with transparency and assured data quality
  • Looking at the entire asset life cycle and avoidance of multiple data input
  • Creating a platform were small and large platform vendors can participate and compete
  • Ensuring the supply chain is driven by demand but delivers product data directly into BIM

Richard Petrie – CEO buildingSMART

10.40 Raj Chawla – Chief Technology Officer and Projects Director at NUNELAH, Executive Member of UK BIM Alliance, Chair BIM4SME

  • Introduction to UK BIM Alliance
  • Its mission
  • Timeline and agenda
  • How it connects to Level 3 and beyond
UK BIM Alliance
10.50 Andrew Bellerby – Managing Director, Solibri

  • Delivering value from BIM model data
  • Why quality assurance matters to you
  • Is it enough to only clash check your model?

Q&A Session

11.15 -11:50 Networking and Refreshments – Room C15

Session Two

The Lectures (Delegates choose which of 4 lectures to attend)


Lectures First Session

Lectures will run in both the morning and afternoon and will encourage interactive discussion and participation, This gives you the chance to contribute and share solutions around a number of focused issues centered around the move to BIM Level 3 and Beyond

Lecture 1 – 11:50 – Room C16

Public Sector and Industry in Partnership Panel Debate

Terry Stocks – Director, Faithful+Gould, Government UK BIM Task Group Delivery Director

Supporting the industry we bring together Public Sector Bim Leaders to engage in an open debate about what they feel is essential as we head beyond level 2 and towards Level 3.

The drive to embed BIM into all Public Sector projects and what is expected from the construction industry.

It is clear there will be significant benefits of reduced cost and improved quality but there will be a steep learning curve for the construction industry to deliver this throughout all activities and supply chain from planning and design, construction, facilities, cost management and reporting.

Join the debate


David Owens, Design & BIM Manager, Costain Highways
Duane Passman – Director of 3Ts Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
Hugh Boyes – Cyber Security Lead, Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Samuel Radziejowski – Strategic Asset Manager, Manchester Metropolitan University
Paul Surin – Head of Built Environment at Wienerberger, Vice Chair of BIM4M2, a member of the Built Environment Executive for the IET

Lecture 2 – 11:50 – Room D7

The Power Behind Successful Projects

Jason Ruddle, Chief Operating Officer, Elecosoft

Bringing 3D design together with project planning and management created the first integrated view for BIM – adding time to the 3-dimensional world of construction planning to create 4D BIM. It marked the start of the construction community coming together. It brought together architects, engineers and building designers with those tasked to put brick on brick and means that everyone involved can extract and visualize the progress of their activities through the lifetime of each project.

5D BIM is now enabling cost estimators and quantity surveyors to act as a part of the core BIM team, adding not only their information but their cost control expertise.

This session will explore how 4D and 5D BIM is supporting digital construction.

Asta Powerprojekt

Lecture 3 – 11:50 – Room F14

Moving to BIM Level 3 – A Methodology for Delivering Structured Data

Paul Oakley, Associate Director of BIM, BRE

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 anode 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 Associate 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.


Lecture 4 – 11:50 – Room E7

The Synergy of CDM2015 and BIM

Dave Carr – PgD(H&SM), FIIRSM, DipSM, FMaPS, Managing Director, Callsafe Services Ltd

A comparison with the requirements of BIM and the requirements of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM2015). Let us not miss the opportunity to incorporate the requirements of CDM2015 into the BIM management processes, so making CDM2015 more effective and efficient.

12:35 – 13:35 Lunch, Networking and Refreshments – Room C15

Lectures Second Session

Lectures from the morning giving delegates a chance to see a 2nd lecture they were not able to see in the earlier session

Session Three – Room C16

Special Feature Presentations


Afternoon Plenary Introduction

Professor Jason Underwood – School of Built Environment University of Salford


Special Feature Presentation 1

Collaboration among professional institutions: a BIM Level 3 imperative
  • Current relevance of professional institutions;
  • Challenges posed by Level 3 BIM; and
  • Collaborative responses: why, what and how?

Alan Muse BSc (Hons) MSc FRICS – Global Director of Built Environment Professional Groups RICS


Special Feature Presentation 2

Leading the Future of BIM Level 3 with Data Centric Processes

The management of BIM is fundamentally undertaken from either a model and document centric process which is captured by the level 2 methodology or a data centric process which is the essence of BIM level 3.

Clearbox provides a level 3 solution architecture to deliver level 2 outcomes. There is a tendency to focus on level 2 without appreciating the simplicity, scalability and efficiency that can arise from a data centric approach. Clearbox demonstrate real project examples of where such approaches have been applied with great success as well as providing an insight to what the future holds with level 3.

Graeme Forbes, Managing Director, Clearbox Ltd


Special Feature Presentation 3

Developing a Learning Strategy for BIM

Clearly there is a lot to learn on the way to becoming a fully BIM-enabled organisation. But where does your approach to learning fit into your overall BIM strategy? This presentation will explore opportunities and challenges for creating a learning strategy for BIM. This will include an overview of the critical technical skills for BIM, designing training for maximum return and minimum disruption, and how your strategy needs to incorporate the changing ways that people learn.

Gordon McGlathery, Head of Training, Cadassist

15:45 – 16:05 Networking and Refreshments – Room C15

Session Four – Room C16

Sharing Information, Sharing Risks, Sharing Contracts


Shared Risk Procurement

  • Government support for Digital Built Britain and its goals for 2025
  • New business models anticipated
  • Emphasis on collaborative supply teams and collective responsibility for outcomes
  • Integrated Project Insurance as one model
  • JCT’s initial work on future forms of contract

Richard G Saxon CBE – Chairman of the Joint Contracts Tribunal


The Legal Implications of BIM Level 3

  • The Level 3 Contracts Vision
  • Contracting Parties & Contractual structure
  • Contracting for life cycle not just construction
  • Contracting for data ownership, capture and use

Shona Frame – CMS Cameron McKenna LLP




Chairman’s closing remarks

17:15 Close