The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is the representative forum for the professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry.

Why should I be thinking of BIM?

Time: 1.00pm – 4.30pm
Venue: Council Chambers, Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne
Cost: Free to all construction clients

A half day conference organised by the NE BIM HUB and CENE for the public sector and their partners on the use of Building Information Management (BIM)
BIM is for big projects’, ‘BIM is not applicable to public works’, ‘BIM won’t help us with our works programme’, ‘I thought BIM was not for local authority work’ etc all quotes heard recently from the public sector in relation to BIM.

This conference aims to dispel these myths and offer assistance to organisations such as local authorities, police and fire authorities, NHS and housing associations in developing their understanding and use of BIM.

The session will give an update on progress so far and provide an opportunity to view the tools and techniques available to Officers seeking more information on the benefits to be gained plus how to adopt BIM and make it part of their Procurement, Project and Asset Management strategies.
BIM can provide well-coordinated and economical solutions to organisations when building new facilities, refurbishing and alterations to existing and understanding their long term maintenance strategies.

About the speakers:
John Lorimer has worked as a client, consultant, major contractor and sub- contractor in the construction industry across the UK, Europe and the Far East. He has been appointed by the Construction Industry Council as the Local Authority BIM Liaison Officer, is Chair of the BIM Academy, a Board member of CITB, Visiting Professor at Salford University, and Chair of the Constructing Excellence BIM Task Group.

Graeme Tappenden has worked as consultant across a broad spectrum of building & infrastructure consultancy environments large and small, UK and international. He is appointed as Technical Support Officer to the Cabinet Office BIM Task Group specialising delivering the HMG Construction Strategy & Building Information Modelling to Government Departments and Local Government Authorities across the UK.

Further speakers will be announced shortly.

To register please contact Leanne McAngus on 0191 3740233 or leanne@cene.org.uk