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Digital Construction Week 18-19th October 2017
THE YEAR IN INFRASTRUCTURE CONFERENCE 10-12th October 2017
Sands Expo and Conference Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
TCT Show 2017 26-28th September
Stand B39, the NEC, Birmingham
BIM Regions East – #RealBIM: Best Implementation Methods 12th September 2017
SmartLIFE Construction Centre, Cambridge Regional College, Science Park Campus, King Hedges Road, CB4 2QT
Cadventure’s ‘Reality Modelling in the Real world FREE Seminar and Workshop’ 12th July 2017
Gracechurch Street, London
AEC Magazine – NXT BLD 28th June 2017
CADUser Magazine – Vectorworks Round Table 16th May 2017
London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB
National Rail Conference 15th June 2017
RICS BIMS 6th June 2017
Hilton Tower Bridge
London Vectorworks User Group 30th May
Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH
COMIT – Construction Opportunities for Mobile IT 24-25th May 2017
The Building Centre, Store Street, London WC1E 7BT
GEO Business 2017 – 23-25th May
Business Design Centre, London
BIM Regions East challenge ‘BIM Concepts: Choosing the right tool for the job’ – 18th May
Hicks Room University Centre, Granta Place, Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB21RU
DEVELOP3D LIVE 2017 28th March
Warwick Arts Centre, Warwick University, Coventry, CV4 7A
Southern Manufacturing & Electronics trade show 21-23rd March
Bentley After Hours Event ‘ProjectWise’ 15th March 2017
MIPIM – the premier international real estate event 14-17th March
Palais des Festivals, Cannes
Ecobuild 7-9th March
SpaceClaim User Group 1st March
Cadventure’s ‘What’s New in SpaceClaim 2017’ Webinar 24th February
‘Design for 3D Printing Workshop’ 8th February 2017
First of a series of regular after-hours hands-on workshops exploring 3D modelling and print technology.
Bentley After Hours Event ‘Common Data Environment Is Not So Common’ 8th February 2017
Why it’s not about using or not using technology but more about why it is so important to have a connected data environment in 2017.
MicroStation CONNECT Edition – An Introduction 24th February & 23rd March 2016
Cadventure showcased Bentley’s MicroStation CONNECT Edition, which was announced at the 2015 Year in Infrastructure Conference.
Following a demonstration overview of the new features of MicroStation CONNECT Edition, our consultants shared their top tips and tricks as well as best practice.
BIM Question Time
The first event of its kind took place in September 2016 with BIM Question Time being chaired by David Philp and panellists from Arup, TfL, BPR Architects, Weston & Williamson, Robin Partington Architects and Fosters & Partners. We received some excellent feedback as follows:
“Best industry BIM event that I’ve been to!”
“First event where Common Data Environments have been discussed in detail – excellent!”
“Great to hear from a different set of speakers & not
the usual ones you see at other BIM events”
“The cumulative depth of knowledge/experience of the panel regarding
BIM resulted in a very enjoyable event.”
Although the panel used different software solutions and catered to different types of clients in general they agreed on similar principles, with the emphasis placed on the importance of British Standards. Below we have summarised their key advice.
Arup: The eight pillars of BIM Level 2 is the foundation for achieving success in construction industry. These set of eight pillars refers to set of standard documents that relate to the British standards. The key to understand these documents and implementing them correctly is in understanding the finer details. British Standards will become the international standard for BIM.
TfL: We as clients are clear on what we want from BIM projects and ensure that everyone involved in our projects are aware of meeting those requirements. We conduct a PQQ (Pre-qualification questionnaire) as an example to enable us to best identify if contractor/supplier meet and demonstrate the required standard to deliver what we need. We are then clear what support they may need.
BPR Architects: Being a small/medium sized architectural practice we found it easier to make the most of the recession and implement the cultural change needed to adopt BIM. It is important that the decision to implement BIM within a practice is decided and supported from the top down for its transition to be achievable.
Weston & Williamson: The “I” in BIM is the most important part of the acronym. The LOD of the geometric model should not let us forget the most important reason for adopting BIM, the information that it will include.
Robin Partington Architects: The architect’s role changed with the transformation from hand drafting to 2D CAD and now we are seeing these changes progress especially for the architectural designer’s as their roles will no longer be seen as mere draughtsmen.
Foster + Partners: Current technology does not allow us to create a detailed model within one file. Therefore it is important to break up your model in manageable sizes to avoid your model becoming too large for you to work on and eventually have your project grinding to halt.
Next Time: We have had such great feedback from the audience and panellists about the success of the format that we intend to run another event of this type. Watch this space for more information.