BIM Show Live 2017 publishes content programme for the event

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BIM show live 2017
David Philp will open the show

After taking a year out to restructure the event, the BIM Show Live is back next year, and the content programme has been released

BIM Show Live will be held across two days and will deliver a diverse range of speakers. The event, which will be held on the 1-2 February 2017, called for experts to pitch their ideas for seminar slots. Now, speakers have been chosen for the 32 seminars.

The show, which took a year out to restructure, saw a record number of entries for speaker slots, and will host four seminar streams:

  • Data;
  • Stories;
  • Next Generation;
  • Strategy.

This year, the show will be hosted in Newcastle upon Tyne, a Northern Powerhouse for manufacturing and engineering. The event will be opened by David Philp, Global BIM/IM Consultancy Director at AECOM and Chair of the Scottish BIM Delivery Group, who will talk about digital construction.

The importance of digital construction

Philp said: “To secure the future of construction in the UK we need to actively encourage innovation and the continued use of digital construction methods.

“Building Information Modelling (BIM) allows us to streamline processes to bring about changes in productivity and performance through the use of open data and collaboration.

“BIM Show Live provides an unrivalled platform for information sharing and we are incredibly fortunate to be able to hear from an exceptionally talented group of individuals presenting at next years’ show.

“The line-up reflects the growth our industry has enjoyed in recent years despite global economic set-backs, providing evidence that BIM in construction truly does work and our aims for the future are achievable.”

Case studies will be presented during the seminars from major firms such as Sainsbury’s, Capita, BDP and AECOM highlighting their experiences implementing BIM.

Digital master builders and architectural practices David Miller Architects, Grimshaw, Metz Architects, and Swedish based White Arkitekter will also present seminars looking at how they have found success working in the BIM environment.

Insights will be provided by technology experts and data pioneers BIM Technologies coBuilder, NBS and Autodesk. These firms will discuss how the industry is transitioning into augmented construction methods and the scope of artificial intelligence in the design and build process.

The full details of the BIM Show Live 2017 content programme can be found on the show website at: www.bimshowlive.co.uk/programme

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