The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has launched a series of roadshows designed to lift the lid on digital technologies in the construction sector, and highlight real-life applications of BIM.
The conference, which is currently touring the UK, will focus on the practical ways BIM can be applied by each stakeholder in the construction process to work smarter and use digital assets more effectively, rather than the theory and technology behind BIM.
The all-day events will take delegates through the process from start to finish, focusing on RIBA Stages 0-7, and introducing the different software applications, potential issues and opportunities that users will encounter during design and construction.
At the roadshow CIBSE will also demonstrate the BIMHawk toolkit, which has been created as a free tool to help make data more predictable, easier to transport and less of a burden for manufacturers.
Carl Collins, CIBSE digital engineering consultant, said: “The world is changing and the construction industry has to change with it. We are increasingly moving from analogue to digital technologies, for reasons of efficiency and transparency.
“Plenty of time has been devoted to selling the concept of BIM and the technology behind it, but we’ve found there isn’t enough practical awareness of how it works, how it can help individuals and what it can do for a project. These roadshows are designed to fill that void, and to help people think creatively about BIM and how to use data in new ways.”
The next roadshow is set to take place on 18 January in Birmingham, with events following in London, Bristol, Edinburgh, Belfast, Dublin, Cardiff, Newcastle and Leeds.
We’ve found there isn’t enough practical awareness of how BIM works, how it can help individuals and what it can do for a project. These roadshows are designed to fill that void, and to help people think creatively about BIM and how to use data in new ways.– Carl Collins, CIBSE digital engineering consultant