BIM Conference 2019

Venue: Titanic Hotel, Titanic Quarter, 8 Queens Rd, Belfast BT3 9DT

Date: 13 February 2019

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BIM Conference 2019

Join us at our BIM Conference on Wednesday 13 February 2019 in Belfast 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.

At the event you will hear exciting case studies  from Crossrail, Copenhagen Airport, Schiphol Airport, Foster and Partners, BDP and the CITB and many more.

Learn from top digital construction thinkers and doers in a series of talks offering pragmatic, real-world insights that transcend beyond industry boundaries, creating transformational experiences to inspire you and your organisation.

The conference fulfils the vital task of bringing together experts from industry, practice and academia to debate those key topics, to develop innovative solutions, and predict future trends. The conference includes a range of presentation forums, including plenary papers, spotlight case studies, and panel sessions.


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The Programme

08:00 - 08:30   Registration

08:30 - 08:40  Chairman's Opening Remarks 

Richard Waterhouse, Chair of the British Standards B555 Committee on Building Information Modelling

08:40 - 08:55  Keynote: Artificial Intelligence and Digital Design

Peter Monaghan, Chair of the BIM Working Group, RSUA

08:55 - 09:40   Extreme BIM: BIM & Design Systems at Foster + Partners

Radu Ionut Boeriu, BIM Manager (Technical) – Foster and Partners

09:40 - 10:05   Spotlight - Lifecycle BIM Strategy at Schiphol Airport

Alex Worp, Strategic Advisor BIM - Asset Management, Schiphol Airport

Arisca Droog, Technical information Co-ordinator, Schiphol Airport

10:05 - 10:30   How to ensure quality in delivering digital projects from design to operation

This presentation will provide an overview of how to ensure quality in delivery of BIM projects starting with asset requirements, data management, validation and identifying risk. Through industry experience and development of unique tools, David will discuss the critical areas that the construction Industry needs to understand to deliver better outcomes in BIM projects and ultimately asset ownership.

David Gawley, BIM Consultancy Director, Pentagon Solutions

10:30 - 11:00  Morning Break & Networking

11:00 - 11:25   Spotlight - Copenhagen Airport

One of Europe’s airport is steadily growing and are planning towards 40 million passengers – already reaching 30 million in 2018 – once the expansion phase comes to an end. Learn how BIM is a central part of the expansion project, and are contributing to the business.

Michael Ørsted, Head of Department, Technical Knowledge Center, CPH

11:25 - 11:50   The Democratization of BIM

Barry Nelson, CITB, CEO 

11:50 - 12:10   Developing a Dynamic Digital Twin at Building and City Levels: Case Study of West Cambridge Campus

Ajith Kumar Parlikad, Head of Asset Management Group, Institute for Manufacturing and Centre for Digital Built Britain, University of Cambridge

12:10 - 12:50   Crossrail: A Case Study in BIM

Malcolm Taylor, Head of Technical Information, Crossrail

12:50 - 13:50   Lunch & Networking 

13:50 - 14:30 The future is here: 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 and a chance to ask our experts any questions you may have.

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

14:30 - 14:55  Why Manufacturing is the Future of Construction

Jaimie Johnston, Director & Head of Global Systems, Bryden Wood

14:55 - 15:20   Afternoon Break & Networking


15:20 - 16:05  BIM adoption within BDP

A review of the challenges and benefits a technology driven approach is bringing to one of the UK’s largest multidisciplinary design practices.

This session will outline the steps made by BDP to move from 2d CAD to their current and developing BIM and data driven approach.

Alistair Kell, Principal, Information, Technology and Process, BDP

16:05 - 16:30  Digital Twins: The future of infrastructure delivery

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

16:30 – 17:10  The next step: 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.

Alex Lubbock, Head of Digital Construction & Manufacturing and Technology Lead, Infrastructure and Projects Authority

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

17:10 - 17:35  Closing Spotlight – The Gatwick BIM Story 

Lewis Watts, BIM Lead & Asset Information Manager, Gatwick Airport

17:35   Closing remarks and end of the 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 


Platinum sponsor

The BIM Consultancy at Pentagon Solutions act as a single source for all your BIM needs, ranging from technologies and BIM services, to fully integrated CDE solutions.  With proven strategies and processes developed with real clients over eight years we are confident that we can save you time and ultimately project costs.  Pentagon’s Directors has been working for more than twenty years within the AEC sectors in the UK & Ireland with a goal to ensure every recommendation made is focused entirely on your business efficiency.  In our efforts to support our clients throughout their journey we are also part of the BSI Associate Consultant Program and are CPD members


Sponsoring the BIM Conference 2019 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.

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Book Now

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BIM Belfast Conference 2019
13 February 2019 


*Please note that this event is now full, although you can register your place on the waiting list.

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We also offer discounted special room rates for the delegates who would like to stay at the Titanic Hotel during the event in Belfast from 12th to 13th February only. Delegate rate: £139.00 B&B Single occupancy for Superior/Deluxe rooms

Delegate rate: £159.00 B&B Single occupancy for Executive rooms


The code to quote is 056906. 




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