Date: 27 February 2014 : 10:00 - 16:00
Costain Group is one of the UK’s leading engineering solutions providers, delivering integrated consulting, project delivery and operations and maintenance services. This event will focus on the role of BIM, or Building Information Modelling, and its impact on the construction sector.
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is the process of creating and managing digital data and information of the physical and functional characteristics of structures, buildings and places. The concept has been in existence since the 70s, and file formats and software to create BIM models since the 1990s. BIM tools allow data to be stored not only on the geometry of and relationships between objects but also materials, attributes, assets and costs, so coordinating architectural, structural and MEP services with the potential to link to building regulations.
In early demonstrations of the use of BIM in large building and infrastructure projects, construction costs have been shown to be reduced by 20%, and on-going running and maintenance costs by a third. In the UK, regulations requiring the use of BIM are coming into force in 2016 for publically funded and procured projects. In the words of the government’s BIM Task Force, BIM “is a 'game changer' and we need to recognise that it is here to stay - but in common with all innovation this presents both risk and opportunity. The UK programme based on the BIS BIM Strategy is currently the most ambitious and advanced centrally driven programme in the world.”
This NEF Masterclass is kindly hosted by Costain at their Maidenhead headquarters. Costain has won national awards for BIM, three years before it becomes a requirement on all publicly-funded Government projects. One award was given for its use of BIM on the London Bridge Station project, where ‘augmented reality’ was applied, using image recognition and a laser scan, and presented on tablet computers issued to staff.
Experts from Costain will be speaking at this NEF Masterclass on projects and case studies. The day will also include demonstrations of tools for BIM. An industry representative of the BIS BIM Task Force will also be at the event to explain the rationale for the regulations and expected extended impact on construction.
This is fantastic chance for construction and building lecturers to be updated on the technological and practical implications of Building Information Management, a ‘game-changer’ for construction.
The session is ideal for:
Key facts on Costain, one of the UK’s leading, Tier One, engineering solutions providers:
|09:30||Arrivals & Registration|
Presentations: BIM in Costain - Richard Lane, Government BIM Task Group)
Mobile BIM - Costain application development and using mobile technology within a BIM environment - Harrison O'Hara, Mobile BIM Technician
|13:30||4D and 5D BIM within Projects|
|14:00||BIM in our Projects - A556 scheme|
|14:30||Live BIM demonstrations|
|15:00||Workshop / Open discussion - skills issues and implications for colleges and teaching & learning|
|15:30||Q&A and feedback|
* please note that this is a draft agenda and is subject to change
This is a fantastic chance to
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