BIM for Manufacturers – Help with the Journey


It is now only a few months until all public sector projects will require the supply chain to use BIM Level 2 and there are lots of examples where developers and clients have adopted BIM on their projects too. Many manufacturers have started to offer BIM data but there are still many companies who have to decide. This one day seminar is designed for the manufacturer, both those with BIM and those considering its adoption. Suitable for both the technical and marketing person It will provide an impartial perspective on progress with BIM implementation and then split the group into those with BIM and those considering it, to address specific issues relevant to you.

In 2016 government projects must use BIM Level 2. This one day seminar is designed for the manufacturer, both those with BIM and those considering its adoption. It will provide an impartial perspective and advice on BIM implementation.

Joint Chair:

Peter Caplehorn and Steve Thompson

Morning Session:

10.00     Welcome, Joint Chairs

10.05     BIM – the journey so far: David Philp video message

10.20     Information Management in the future: David Platt or Gareth Webb, IBM

10.40     Client Case Study - Sandwell Council: David Emery, Virtechs Ltd

11.00     Coffee

11.20     Why manufacturers need BIM: Chris Ashworth, Competitive Advantage

11.40     Manufacturer Case Study: Andy Stolworthy, ASSA ABLOY UK

12.00    How BIM4M2 can help you

  • Compass: Alan Baikie, BIMobject  
  • How do I do it?: Joe Celia, FIS
  • Data Templates: Steve Thompson, Tata Steel

12.30     Lunch and networking

13.30     Afternoon sessions, split into two groups

Room split into two

Afternoon Session:

Manufacturers already offering BIM
Chair: Steve Thompson

13.30     Barriers – real and imagined: Chris Witte, Knauf Insulation

13.50     The right level of content: Craig Sewell, Digital: Marketing and Manufacturing

14.10     Gaining competitive advantage from BIM: Richard Blakesley, Howitt Consulting

14.30     Tea

Manufacturers considering BIM Implementation
Chair: Peter Caplehorn

13.30     When is the time to act? Delegates complete compass, feedback provided: Alan Baikie, BIMobject  

Delegates complete compass, feedback provided

13.50     What package should you use?: Different software and hosting options explained: Rob Daniel, Marley Eternit

14.10     Product Data Templates and COBie: Matt Crunden, Legrand

14.30     Tea

Rooms combined

15.00     Q&A and summing up

15.30     Close


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