Introduction to BIM strategy for clients and consultants

With the Government’s 2016 deadline fast approaching, the thirst for Building Information Modelling (BIM) understanding is exceeded only by the multitude of freely available seminars and web resources that claim to explain the strategic and technical aspects of BIM. However, real, practical advice which helps to build strategy and support implementation is very hard to come by.

Why should you attend?

This BIM strategy training course will:
  • enable you to identify where your organisation is in relation to the BIM journey and what immediate and practical benefits you can gain with the resources you have
  • help you learn how to establish realistic BIM objectives
  • enable you to develop a strategy for full implementation with minimum investment in software and training
  • help to reduce consultants costs, tendering costs and total project costs and will ensure that you avoid wasted effort and frustration.
Course content and format of training

BIM Overview

What is it? 

Government BIM strategy

How to prepare for BIM

Understanding the implications of Level 2 BIM implementation for your organisation
  - Minimum requirement for the 2016 target of Level 2 BIM implementation
  - PAS 1192-2(2013)
  - Current practice: project demands


Clients
  - Strategy – a real example
  - Briefing and employer’s information requirements
  - Information management and use


Design consultants
  - Hearing clients express their needs
  - Addressing the clients new needs
  - Information management, design management and design coordination
  - The role of accreditation in the world of BIM


Practical exercises

1. Assessing the implications of BIM implementation in relation to current practices within your organisation
2. Preparing a schedule of contents for your company’s BIM implementation strategy and identifying preparatory work required




More information
To find out more and discuss in house options contact Nipa Patel on 020 7549 3300. 

This course is offered as an in-house course, or can be offered as an open course if minimum numbers are met. To register your interest for an open-course or to find out more about in-house training please contact Nipa Patel on +44 (0)20 7549 3300 or enquiries@ciria.org.


Meet the BIM trainers

  Anna Winstanley (BArch, PlanDip hons, ARB, RIBA)
Anna is a qualified architect with significant experience in running complex building projects as well as leading large multi-disciplined design teams.

In 2005 she joined Laing O'Rourke as Strategic Design Director, playing a key part in their vision to transform the construction industry and bring design and construction into a seamless combined process. Facilitating the adoption of new methods of working and innovative uses of technology was a key part of her role. She is now an Independent Consultant, supporting clients, consultants, and suppliers in developing their Building Information Modelling (BIM) strategy in line with Government policy.

Throughout her career, Anna has been an enthusiastic user and early adopter of the latest available technologies, from 2D/3D CAD in the mid-eighties through to the suite of BIM tools used today. She is skilled in using data management tools for concept and design, for visualisation and design verification, and for multidiscipline coordination. She is also experienced in using tools to support cost assessment and construction activity planning.


Nigel Fraser (BSc hons, DipM, MSc, MCIM, MAPM)
Nigel, Director at West One Management Consulting Ltd, advises numerous companies and organisations in the Construction sector. Previously, as Head of Product &
Manufacturing Development and subsequently Head of Systems & Standards at BAA, Nigel led the revision of the design and engineering standards and the BIM Strategy used at Heathrow and other BAA airports.

Nigel was a member of the team that developed the UK Government’s Building Information Modelling and Management Strategy which he is now involved in implementing. He is currently a member of the Cabinet Office’s BIM Task Group where he has led the work streams to create the Lean Client BIM Guide for use by UK Government Departments.

He has also led on the creation of the framework to define the Levels of Development of geometry and information at different CIC Project Stages. As a BSI Steering Group Member for PAS 1992 and PAS 91, he has contributed to the development of the BIM Protocol and client information management work streams.