09:00 - 09:25


09:25 – 09:30

Welcome and introduction

09:30 – 10:15

Business Intelligence - Maximising Profits from your Business Data

David Jellings

As the market increasingly moves down the BIM process route, it is easy to forget or even ignore the basics. David addresses the problem from the bottom up looking at the data - what it is, how it is created and how it can evolve into useful information, how data deployment into the BIM process can be used to maximum effect and Payback – the key driver – how data accessed by users can provide tangible value to the business process.

10:15 – 11:00

BIM Background, Standards and Process

Karl Thurston

Underpinned by industry formats such as IFC, COBie and BCF, Karl will explain effective collaboration, communication to deliver improved building assets, open standards and open workflows. This process allows each stakeholder to use their choice of tools and exchange BIM data throughout the design process.

11:00 – 11:30

Refreshments & Exhibition

11:30 – 12:15

Women in BIM

Vicki Holmes

Vicki discusses the reach of Women in BIM, and what they’ve delivered in the industry, the positive impact that a diverse environment has on profitability, how diversifying will help to digitalise as an industry and offer practical advice on how to diversify and how to attract and retain more women.

12:15 – 12:30

Open Forum Q & A

An opportunity to ask direct questions to morning presenters.

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch & Mocktails

A delicious three course hot buffet lunch served in Blake’s Restaurant

14:00 – 14:30

VR for Architecture

Scott Berry & Shaun Coomber

Communicating design intent and conveying space to non-technical clients can sometimes be a challenge for architects. Advancements in virtual reality (VR) are starting to pave the way for accessible new tools to address this challenge. Scott will introduce VR for Architecture from cardboard viewers to the most immersive solutions.

14:30 – 15:30

Studio Stories

Tony Kettle

As designers there are obvious benefits to using BIM, but the real benefits in the process are to the client. Tony Kettle from award winning studio Kettle Collective will discuss their use of BIM in practice, illustrating their experiences with case study projects.

15:30 – 15:45

Open Forum Q & A

An opportunity to ask direct questions to afternoon presenters.

15:45 – 16:15

Refreshments & Exhibition

16:15 – 17:00


Recognising studios that adopt new and better ways of working that deliver outstanding results. Visit the awards page for more information.