BIM for Beginners:

the why, what and how


The Building Centre has teamed up with The B1M to present a conference aimed at those who know a little about BIM but want to know more about how it can work for them practically.

This conference builds upon The B1M’s popular BIM for Beginners programme and will present:

  • The basics of what UK BIM Level 2 is – with the jargon broken down and put into straight-forward, understandable language.
  • The basics of how to work and collaborate in a UK BIM Level 2 environment.
  • An introduction to the key documentation and guidance developed by the UK Government to support UK BIM Level 2.
  • The “big picture”; an understanding of why BIM matters to you and your organisation – including how it can improve your bottom line.
  • Tips for successfully implementing UK BIM Level 2 within your established cultures and working practices.
  • A real-life demonstration of “BIM Level 2 in practice” from a UK architecture practice.
  • A high-level appreciation of UK BIM Level 3, the Digital Built Britain agenda and how it relates to UK BIM Level 2.
  • The opportunity to directly question, debate with and seek advice from our expert panel.

Speakers include:

Fred Mills, The B1M
John Eynon, UK BIM Alliance
David Miller, David Miller Architects
(full biographies available below)

£75 + VAT before 13th October, £99 + VAT thereafter.


Speaker biographies:

Fred Mills, The B1M

Fred is co-founder of The B1M, the world’s leading video channel for construction. Having worked with two of the UK’s leading main contractors, Fred initially established The B1M to help educate and upskill the construction industry on BIM. The B1M’s award winning “BIM for Beginners” series has gone on to be used by over 500 organisations and project teams across six continents and is deeply embedded within HS2’s BIM Upskilling Portal. The B1M now cover a broad range of construction topics sharing documentaries, interviews, live streams and explanatory videos every week. Their content is watched in 144 countries by over 350,000 people a month. Fred’s passion is to inspire a better construction industry through engaging video content.

John Eynon, UK BIM Alliance

John is a journeyman architect and design manager, BIM Champ, writer, blogger and speaker. You can catch up with him at

He has over 35 years experience in the industry mainly in contracting design management. He is joint chair of BIM Regions UK and a member of the UK BIM Alliance leadership team, as Engagement Lead.

He is author of The Design Manager’s Handbook 2013, the  #UKBIM2 Guide 2015 and the Construction Manager’s BIM Handbook 2016. He is now researching a PhD on the impact of BIM on Design Management, at Leeds Beckett University.

He lives on the south coast with his wife Anne Marie, a menagerie of pets and three children.

David Miller, David Miller Architects

David has worked at the highest levels of design both in the UK and abroad and is passionate about emerging technology, progressive architecture and delivery excellence. Before setting up the practice, David worked in the offices of Norman Foster and Santiago Calatrava, then became an associate director of Future Systems, where he was project architect for the Stirling Prize-winning Media Centre at Lord’s Cricket Ground. His specialist knowledge of complex buildings evolved into an interest in three-dimensional analysis and computer modelling to enhance building design. This is fundamental to the practice’s approach to search for delight and proportion in solutions to everyday problems.