Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Beyond – a Workshop for Manufactur...

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An introductory workshop on Building Information Modelling (BIM), the bigger picture of digitalisation, and how this can benefit BCFA members and their customers.

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Building Information Modelling for The Manufacturer

BIM from a manufacturer’s perspective - how this has evolved, and why manufacturers have a significant role to play in the construction industry making a shift to digital.

Why Specifying Your Products Should Be as Easy as Buying a New TV

Exploring the impact of consumer trends on building product selection, and how and why we should be aiming to deliver an experience which looks more like eCommerce.

So What Data Should Manufacturers Share?

To facilitate a digital built environment, manufacturer data needs to travel. That is why products need a digital passport. A structured format that gives all the important information in a way understood by everyone (even machines).



Who Should Attend: This workshop is ideal for those companies taking their first steps in implementing Building Information Modelling (BIM) and will provide the understanding that will allow you to plan for the effective implementation of BIM across your company and products.

Workshop Leaders

Craig Sewell - Consultant (Manufacturing)

Craig has fourteen years of experience working with construction product manufacturers in the UK and abroad. His mission is to help manufacturers use digital technologies to transform their business to add value for both themselves and their customers. Since 2011, Building Information Modelling has been a big part of Craig’s digital vision for manufacturers. Craig has overseen business transformations from 2D to 3D, the creation of model content and, the optimisation of the design-to-manufacture process through better information management. Alongside supporting the BIM4M2 Education Group and UK BIM Alliance Product Data Group, Craig is currently working as an independent consultant to help manufacturers develop their digital strategy.

Darren Lester - CEO (SpecifiedBy)

After training as an Architectural Technologist in Edinburgh, Darren founded in 2013 to help architects and specifiers to research building products and materials more efficiently. Since then, the platform has grown to over 50,000 users per month and has been supported by some of the UK's leading technology investors. Darren also co-organises Hack Construct - hackathon events designed to explore the use of digital technologies and business models in the construction industry.

Pete Foster - CEO (coBuilder UK)

Pete Foster is the CEO at coBuilder UK and specialises in data solutions, software/process and business improvements and offsite construction and manufacturing. He has been actively involved in BIM since 2013. Prior to coBuilder Pete worked in the Offsite/Prefab modular building industry for 16 years where he was the Head of Digital Manufacturing Implementation at Premier Modular, dealing with process and business improvements, including BIM.

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