The breakfast launch of BIM2050, facilitated by CIC at The Building Centre in London on Wednesday, was delivered to a packed auditorium with standing room only from the start of the presentations.
The event was opened by Peter Hansford, Chief Construction Adviser who emphasised the importance of BIM going forward for the industry as a whole, the need to ensure that we prepare for the future now, and the importance of young professionals who will be delivering these future strategies.
David Philp, BIM2050 Group Chair and Head of BIM Implementation at the Cabinet Office then introduced the group which is made up of 17 leading young professionals representing most corners of the industry from a broad cross section of specialisms - and includes architects, engineers, contractors, legal professionals and surveyors, all representing their respective professional institutions. See attachment for profiles.
Several speakers from the newly formed BIM 2050 Group went on to make a series of presentations about BIM 2050 initiatives.
The Group’s objective is to develop a culture which enables a digitally integrated approach to positively impact our built environment going forward. To this end they announced their intention to focus on three main areas that they have identified as key priorities:
Their reports will provide an assessment of the current situation and a proposal for future development. The Group will not only focus inwards within the construction industry, but also reach out to other sectors and industries to integrate any parallels they find.
The BIM 2050 Group's terms of reference: