Lets Get Digital…

Digitial Construction Week 2017

Richard Baglow (BDD) & Mark Robinson (MD) headed off to Digital Construction Week this month to check out the latest BIM Technology on offer as well as catch a few of the class presentations on offer.

Here’s Richard’s take on the event;

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There was a great atmosphere as we arrived at the event, attendance was high and bumped into a lot of familiar faces which is always a good sign of things to come.

David Philp kicked the class presentations off in the BIM Village with a round-up of Level 2 & Level 3 Progress with Digital Built Britain website the place to head for resources and latest updates…

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Alistair Lewis ACG Website had a great handout on 101 Rules of BIM – lovely takeaway flyer which certainly jogged a few memories on why and what we should be striving for with BIM.

The BIM team at Gatwick gave an informative presentation on their processes and strategy for the Airport redevelopment; it was fantastic to see a client put a large amount of time, effort and investment into their asset and were seeing the benefits of this with reduced risks and programme efficiencies.

Time for some tech…our friends at Hobs Studio Visit Website gave us a demo of some of their new interactive tech…headset on, controllers in hand…we could pick up, hold & move components on a Scanner around a Hospital Radio Therapy Unit – very snazzy...just need to find a home for this in our boardroom!

They also had a 3D Print of Christies UCLH Proton Beam Therapy Unit on display...Was like looking in a mirror of the UCLH PBT project we are working on with Bouygues - Head over to our Instagram for a look

Kier’s Andy Boutle & James Franklin took us through Project Capella (Part 2) with an update on this rather complex project; check out the B1M’s video opposite;

Some fantastic Scanning software was on show from HoloBuilder; the project has had its challenges and the team were honest and frank on what was working and what issues they still faced ahead of completion…Handover Data being one of them.

There were plenty of networking opportunities at the event, with representation from many our clients; ISG; Bouygues; SES; Skanska; Sir Robert McAlpine; Grosvenor & Createmaster.

Highlight Presentation on Day Two was Shaun Farrell’s T&T Website - straight talking as always and he offered up a true state of the nation when it comes to current Projects adopting BIM…totally agree on decisions to adopt BIM being made too late!

Shaun's chart on the right shows the risk associated with trying to adopt BIM after RIBA Stage 4...ORANGE & RED.

Follow up meeting scheduled soon I hope.