BIM Conference 2018

Venue: Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel, Free Trade Hall, Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5GP

Date: 5 November 2018

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BIM Conference 2018

Join us at our BIM Conference on 5 November 2018 in Manchester and find out how the latest BIM suite of standards could help you support your strategic vision and enable you to deliver improved, efficient and cost effective projects.

This interactive and practical event will provide you with the opportunity to hear from leading industry experts about the importance of BIM standards being implemented in all areas of the construction and civil engineering industry.

Discover the latest standards updates and initiatives from the experts involved in creating the standards and related guidance to the UK industry and how these new initiatives will impact your everyday work. 

By attending the conference you will:

  • Find out how standards and guidance documents could improve your processes and deliver value for your clients
  • Gain a better understanding about required data documents for BIM projects
  • Hear the latest updates about new standards and future development including how the UK can transition from national to ISO BIM standards
  • Gather information about the challenges that companies face while working on BIM projects and lessons learnt on the way
  • Network, discuss and have your questions answered by leading industry professionals


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The Programme

08:30   Registration

09:15  Chairman's Opening Remarks 

David Philp, L2 Communications Manager, Centre for Digital Built Britain

09:25   Opening Keynote: BIM Level 2 - UK Transition to International Standards

Find out about the first two international standards for BIM that have been based on UK BIM Level 2 standards, and how this fits with the UK BIM level 2 standards suite.

Dr Anne Kemp, BIM Strategy & Development Director, Atkins

09:45   BS EN ISO 19650 – UK leadership in construction information management 

The development of the new BIM international standards has been led by UK experts, and based on the UK BIM Level 2 standards. In this session find out about how the standards were developed and the changes you can expect, including additional guidance.

Dr Anne Kemp, BIM Strategy & Development Director Atkins; Convenor of ISO 19650 Working Group & and co-author of Transitional Guidance

Paul Shillcock, Director, Operam; UK Expert for BS EN ISO 19650-2 & co-author of Transitional Guidance

David Churcher, Director, Hitherwood Consulting; UK Expert for BS EN ISO 19650-1 & co-author of Transitional Guidance

10:45   Morning Break & Networking

11:15   Snapshot of the UK, European and international BIM standards programme 

This session will provide an update on the wider international standards (ISO) and European (CEN) BIM standards programmes, covering what is expected to be published over the next few years.

David Philp, L2 Communications Manager, Centre for Digital Built Britain

11:50   Breakout Session

Gordon will provide insight on how to manage H&S information in BIM using PAS 1192-6, Specification for collaborative sharing and use of structured Health and Safety information using BIM  

Health & Safety - Gordon Crick, HM Inspector of Health & Safety, Health and Safety Executive

Patricia will discuss some of the challenges managing and sharing construction product data through BIM from an industry and standards perspective.  

Product Data - Patricia Massey, Technical Officer, Electrium Sales Ltd

12:40   Lunch & Networking 

14:00  Case studies - BIM Level 2 standards in practice

In this session, find out a client and contractor use the BIM Level 2 standards.

Joshua Gripton, Assets information Systems Manager, HS2

David Throssell, Head of Digital Construction, Skanska

Jack Lomas, Head of Product - Smart Infrastructure, Mott Macdonald 

14:50   Breakout Sessions:

Data exchange using BS 1192-4: Nicholas Nisbet, Director, AEC3 UK Ltd

Nick Nisbet discusses how to exchange information throughout the lifecycle of a facility using BS 1192-4, COBie (Construction Operations Building information exchange)

Managing fire safety information in BIM: Judith Schultz Associate Director at Arup

How could fire safety information be managed through BIM? Judith Schultz discusses the challenges, and how standards could help.

15:35   Afternoon Break & Networking

16:00   Developing a Dynamic Digital Twin at Building and City Levels: Case Study of West Cambridge Campus 

Dr. Qiuchen Lu, Research Associate, University of Cambridge

16:15   The Future of the UK Digital Built Environment

What does the future hold for digitalization of the built environment in the UK? In this session find out what the UK are doing at an industry and policy level to address issues such as productivity, performance and upskilling.   

Moderator:  Anthony Burd, Head of Market Development, BSI

Panel:           Dr Anne Kemp, BIM Strategy & Development Director, Atkins

                      Sam Stacey, Challenge Director - Transforming Construction at UKRI

                      David Philp, L2 Communications Manager, Centre for Digital Built Britain

17:00   End of Conference

This promises be an inspiring and insightful event.


Who should attend?

This one-day summit is for anybody interested in achieving long-term success. This includes:

  • CEOs and Managing Directors
  • Civil Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Quality Managers
  • Facility Managers
  • Technical Managers
  • Health & Safety Managers
  • Business Managers
  • Managing Directors
  • Operations Directors
  • Facility Owners and Operators
  • Asset Managers

How to Join

  1. Register
  2. Receive confirmation
  3. Join our experts on the day 


Sponsoring the BIM Conference 2018 or taking an exhibition stand is an excellent way of increasing your company’s profile and creating greater awareness of your brand, showcase new and existing products and service offerings.

We tailor our sponsorship and exhibition packages to help you meet and influence the people who are going to ensure the growth of your business. We will work in partnership with you to develop a bespoke package that meets your objectives. Ensuring you achieve all the benefits of sponsoring our summit. For more details please email

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BIM Conference 2018
05 November 2018 

  • Members* £175.00
  • Non-Members £350.00



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