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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

  - 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 [email protected].

Meet the BIM trainers

  Anna Winstanley|Independent Consultant
Anna is a qualified architect with significant experience in running complex building projects as well as leading large multi-disciplined design teams.
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 multi-discipline coordination. She is also experienced in using tools to support cost assessment and construction activity planning.

Nigel Fraser|Director, West One Management Consulting Ltd
Nigel advises numerous companies and organisations in the Construction sector.

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. 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.