09:00 - 09:20


09:20 – 09:30

Welcome and introduction

09:30 – 10:15

BIM for Clients – The Why, What and How

Fiona Moore, Cirrus Consultant Services

What does a client have to do if they want to benefit from BIM, especially if they don’t have internal BIM expertise. Suppliers are invited to attend too, to better understanding BIM from a client’s perspective.


  • Why. What problems might a client be trying to solve? Procurement time and costs, life-cycle costs, quality assured information
  • What. What should the Client ask for ask for – Information: Models, Documents and/or Data – Organisational Information Requirements (OIR) into Asset Information Requirements (AIR) – PAS1192-3
  • How. How to ask for what you want and how to make sure you get it. Employers Information Requirements (EIR) and information exchanges – PAS1192-2.

10:15 – 11:00

LEGO Architecture meets BIM

Rob Jackson, Bond Bryan Architects

Bond Bryan Digital have published a number of blog pieces over the past year or so, about the Villa Savoye LEGO Architecture set. LEGO has been used as a medium to explain some of the core concepts and outputs of BIM underpinned by open standards and industry formats such as IFC, COBie and BCF. This session will explain the background to this project as well as a LIVE demonstration using a number of software solutions and devices to explain how even a child’s toy can be turned into BIM!

11:00 – 11:30

Break & Refreshments

11:30 – 12:00

Effective collaboration, quality control and use of asset data

Nick Hutchinson, Glider Technology

The Information Manager has a key role in setting up and managing the Common Data Environment (CDE).  The CDE is critical for effective collaboration, quality control and use of asset data. Nick will illustrate how an Industry Foundation Class (IFC) model server; allows you to import models, validate, merge, enrich their content and export asset data.

12:00 – 12:30

Virtual Reality in Architecture and Design

Scott Berry, Applecore Designs

The emergence of virtual reality applications for architecture is becoming an integral part not just of presenting a design, but the BIM process too.

For many design-led industries, the biggest challenge is often convincing the client. By demonstrating the sensation of actually being inside a building prior to hand over makes VR a powerful tool for communicating design intent.

12:30 – 13:00

Open Forum Q & A

An opportunity to ask direct questions to all morning presenters.

13:00 – 14:15


14:15 – 16:55

Afternoon Workshops

Delegates can choose four of twelve informative workshop sessions throughout the afternoon. Click here to view workshop content.