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Building Information Modelling event ‘starts the conversation’ at Elliott Wood

wantspacegotspace.co.uk - networking in the East Midlands - Building Information Modelling event ‘starts the conversation’ at Elliott WoodElliott Wood, the structural and civil engineering consultants based in Nottingham, held a seminar looking at ways that the property and construction industry can work together using Building Information Modelling (BIM).

The team at Elliott Wood invited people from the Midlands property and construction industry to find out more about BIM – and ask questions of some of the industry’s experts and discuss the practicalities of collaborating with BIM technology.

Speaking at the seminar was Steve Race, BIM regional ambassador for the Construction Industry Council, along with James Daniel, BIM technical lead at Willmott Dixon. Also speaking was Nick Gregory of Nottingham-based architects CPMG. Other speakers included Trevor Clayton of CADline, and the seminar was hosted by Gary Elliott, founder of Elliott Wood.

Peter Smith, partner at Elliott Wood, said: “Building Information Modelling has the ability to take design and construction to the next level. This seminar was a fantastic opportunity for people in the industry locally to debate collaboration issues and learn more about how we as a holistic design team can maximise the huge potential that BIM has to offer.

“Elliott Wood was keen to ‘start the conversation’ among local and regional practitioners and this event certainly prompted questions, debate – and a real keenness for everyone to work together.”

BIM allows project teams to build a 3D model able to export intelligent information which can be used by everyone involved in a project.

“In time this will not only change the way in which projects are procured, but it should increase efficiency, reduce waste on projects and improve cost certainty,” said Peter.

The Government has backed BIM, laying out a four-year strategy for BIM implementation, which is expected to change the dynamics and behaviours of the construction supply chain, unlocking new, more efficient and collaborative ways of working, added Peter.

Hosting the seminar, Elliott Wood encouraged the adoption of BIM by convening the experts to explore how to make BIM collaboration really happen.

Steve Race said: “This government initiative is one of the most significant moves for many years. I urge companies to get behind BIM and adopt it.”

Posted by The Editor (wantspacegotspace) on 7th December 2012 (updated 11/12/2012)

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