BRE to host BIM Prospects Theatre at UK Construction Week


BRE will be returning to UK Construction Week in October 2017 to host its popular BIM Prospects Theatre and the BIM Prospects annual awards ceremony

UK Construction Week, the largest gathering of the UK’s built environment community has announced its return to Birmingham NEC from 10 – 12 October 2017 where it will host the most popular event in the construction calendar. Set to be its biggest yet with nine specialist shows under one roof, the show already has a stellar line up of speakers secured from Urban Splash, NHS, Heathrow, Cast Consultancy, Kier and Network Rail.

BRE will be back again this year to host the BIM Prospects Theatre, which will promote knowledge share, innovation and collaboration at the show. Industry leaders will share insights on the skills gap – a major risk in the delivery of BIM Level 2 – and give updates and insights from the government mandate requiring collaborative 3D BIM on all of its projects. A call for papers was launched by UK Construction Week earlier this year for BIM professionals to contribute ideas to the theatre’s programme of educational seminars. Topics identified so far include:

Practical delivery of BIM Level 2

The ‘Level 2 Legacy’ is complete, and guidelines are available. These guidelines will be summarised, but the main emphasis will focus on the practical support available to the industry that will enable businesses across the whole sector to move from legacy to reality.

Do we have the skills?

One of the biggest concerns for delivering BIM is the shortage of skills across the UK supply chain. Guided by an industry skills survey, the hub will seek to find solutions and recommendations for training providers and the wider industry.

Where next?

The latest developments relating to BIM Level 3 will be presented in context of the current position and the measures necessary to move forward.

In addition to the seminars, BRE will host the BIM Prospects annual awards ceremony in association with BIM Hub on Wednesday 11 October on the main stage from 5 pm.  The BIM Prospects Awards will celebrate a range of projects that have embraced BIM and demonstrated the advantages of adopting the latest technologies to design more efficiently. Categories will include infrastructure projects, commercial projects, public projects, and sports and recreational buildings.

The awards will celebrate the industry’s achievements and highlight what success looks like while showcasing some of the best projects in the commercial, residential and infrastructure sectors. These projects, including those certified by BRE, will be selected by an independent panel of judges to receive a special award. If you would like to submit an entry, please email for an application form.

As one of the leading voices of the construction industry, UK Construction Week 2017 will deliver its most comprehensive and diverse show to date with support from leading associations, including The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Construction Products Association (CPA) and Builders Merchants Federation (BMF).

For more information and free registration visit

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