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BIM Conference Season

buildingSMART members go free! Please email Gemma Speck speckg@bre.co.uk or call on 01923 66 4547 for the discount code

BRE are hosting a number of events from May - July to disseminate various elements of Building Information Modelling (BIM) to the wider audience.

How can we deliver the solutions required for Level 2 BIM by 2016 to be a success?

  • Agreed best practice standards
  • Central to the target is the COBie data format that helps to organise and present information about new and existing facilities

What are Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) and why are they important?

  • The IFC data open model is the industry standards to describe building and construction industry data
  • IFC is predominately used to share data/information between proprietary BIM tools
  • The use of IFC is often misunderstood and many BIM users struggle to fully federate models using it

Why will BIM adoption affect Construction Product Manufacturers?

  • Construction Product Manufacturers will need to make their products easily available to architects/designers and contractors via BIM libraries.
Event title: Date: Location:
Level 2 On Trial - a buildingSMART UK User Group Event 1 May 2014 Building Centre, London
2014 is a very important year in terms of BIM. The BIM Task Group has gone so far as to declare it ‘the year of Level 2 BIM’. In simple terms, Level 2 is moving from being a ‘project’ to being a ‘solution’. Only through positive interaction with and feedback from those that deliver, can Level 2 become commonplace.

Building on the IFC/COBie Trials that were undertaken over the past 18 months, the buildingSMART UK User Group is hosting this 1/2 day seminar to present the situation to date and to progress BIM in line with current objectives.

Practical delivery of COBie 4 June 2014 Building Centre, London

Central to the 2016 target is the COBie data format that helps to organise and present information about new and existing facilities. During 2013, 11 major tier 1 contractors took part in stage 2 of COBie trials in order to test different technologies and workflows that produce COBie outputs and identify potential issues.

This event examines the solutions to some of those issues in order to successfully deliver COBie. It will include case studies from the trial and include best practice perspectives from the US.

 

Practical Delivery of Industry Foundation Classes (IFC)

26 June 2014 Building Centre, London

The IFC data open model is the industry standards to describe building and construction industry data. IFC is predominately used to share data/information between proprietary BIM tools. The use of IFC is often misunderstood and many BIM users struggle to fully federate models using it.

This event will look at what IFC is, when and where is should be used, how it should be used effectively as well as incorporating practical examples by practitioners on how they use IFC to deliver integrated BIM.

 

Making BIM work for Construction Product Manufacturers

15 July 2014

Building Centre, London 

BIM adoption within the UK will affect construction product manufacturers, as they will need to make their products easily available to architects/designers and contractors via BIM libraries.

The event will look at the requirements for Construction Product Manufactures in relation to libraries, data formats and classification. It will be delivered by different people within the supply chain, such as clients, designers, contractors and product manufactures. It will also investigate how it can be made simpler via the open BuildingSMART data dictionary.

Who should attend?

  • Architects
  • Clients
  • Consultants
  • Contractors
  • Designers
  • Developers
  • Engineers
  • Facilities Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Anyone with an interest in the subject

Further information:

The price to attend each of these events is as follows:

1 May - £100 +VAT

4 June - £125 +VAT 

26 June - £125 +VAT

15 July - £125 +VAT

If you book before 31 March 2014 receive automatic 20% discount! For more information please contact Gemma Speck:

E: speckg@bre.co.uk
T: 01923 66 4547

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