So, yet again I’ve let a few weeks pass without a blog post (hurrah, I hear some say!…)
Just a quick post to let you all know about a few events going on this week that I’m involved in.
Starting on Monday, we have the ‘Amtech Crystal Clear BIM’ event, a two day session packed with great speakers and hosted in a less well-known building everyone should see – The Crystal in docklands by Wilkinson Eyre. It’s a free-to-visit educational building sponsored by Seimens, focussing on sustainability and the environment. Even if its own sustainability credentials don’t live up to the hype, it has a nice cafe serving great coffee too!
Monday night sees another ‘BIMnet’ event. These are always great evenings; this one has a short presentation by Tekla accompanied by drinks and nibbles, then followed by the usual networking in a nearby pub – sign yourselves up here…..
Tuesday is an especially manic one for me; I have the second day of the Amtech event in the morning, I’m on the speaker panel at the ‘NBS Business Case for BIM‘ event with the Construction Products Association (CPA) and RIBA Insight, at Store Street from 13:45 until 17:30, then the London BIMhub ‘BIM for Beginners’ workshop at the University of Westminster in the evening. This will be an interesting evening as its a different format to usual… In what can only be described as ‘BIM speed dating’, the evening will begin with a series of Pecha Kucha style presentations from the 6 different speakers. Once that’s complete, we’ll break out into different rooms whereby, delegates in groups will spend 15 minutes discussing the speakers topic (mine is BIM for Beginners), before rotating on to the next room… It’s a great idea so we’ll see how it goes – obviously this is followed by BIMbeers and all #UKBIMCrew are invited.
OK that’s the first two days nailed, on to Wednesday… the first ‘BIM 4 Real’ event organised by fellow BIM-gents Graham Stewart, Rob Clark & Ray Purvis. I’m privileged to have been asked to Chair alongside Paul Shillcock of Operam, Mark Stodgell of Pozzoni, Carl Collins of Arup Associates and Rob Jackson of Bond Bryan.
This is another slightly different format where the focus is not on ‘what is BIM’ but rather #GSD. We’ve been given the EIR’s already and on the day, each team will be tasked with producing output to meet those requirements. It has the potential to produce a lot of quality industry feedback, which I’ll be collating as part of the Chairman role and will write up after the event and post on here.
Thursday and Friday are both office days for me (some rest!) a full day project ‘lessons learned’ workshop, a BEP workshop on Friday morning and topping off the week with a ‘BIM for Project Leaders’ session in the afternoon.
I can’t wait for the weekend!
If I don’t see you during the week, I’ll see you on the other side.