BIM in conference spotlight

High profile speakers are to share their insights and experience of Building Information Modelling (BIM) at an autumn conference.

The wider use of BIM – which embeds key product and asset data about a project into 3D computer models that can be used for information management throughout the lifecycle of a construction project – is set to play a key role in the future of UK architecture, design and engineering.

Benefits include being able to identify and address potential problems, which can produce substantial savings for contractors by improving their ability to keep projects on budget and on time.

By 2016, fully collaborative 3D BIM – with all-electronic project and asset information, documentation and data – will be a minimum requirement on all government projects.

NBS, part of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and a specialist in specification and information solutions for construction professionals, will hold the BIM Through the Plan of Work conference on 24 September at Congress Centre, Great Russell Street, London.

The event will guide delegates through the RIBA Plan of Work, exploring how to implement and execute a BIM strategy from the beginning of a project through to its completion.

Speakers will include Malcolm Taylor, Crossrail’s technical director; Steve Thompson, senior architect at Tata Steel and Geoff Prudence, chair of BIM4FM, a government-backed group bringing together trade associations and professional bodies representing the built environment.

As BIM continues to evolve and becomes increasingly embedded in the construction sector, Palmers Solicitors can advise and assist with related issues, including commercial agreements and contracts incorporating BIM. For more information, please contact Adam Davis.