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Stimulating BIM Seminar Series - Birmingham

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The Stimulating BIM Seminar Series are FREE events designed to move beyond the promotion of BIM. It assumes the arrival of BIM and considers challenges which need to be addressed for the industry’s success. It is hoped for a wide consultant and contractor attendance to foster collaboration and critical comment.

All seminars will involve a 30 minute presentation followed by an expert panel discussion and interaction with the audience. They take place at Millennium Point, Birmingham B4 7XG at 5.30pm for 6pm to 7pm

Seminars are planned for 10th July, 11th September and 30th November 2013.

A New Meaning for Building Cost
BIM allows us to look at costs of buildings differently. This will challenge past approaches to bills of quantity, tendering and production payments. This seminar will explore the significance of these developments for design and construction processes, roles and client interaction. Current approaches to costing have arisen from the construction clients’ desire to control costs. It is possible to use different principles of costing and aligned these with different task in the construction process. This can also acknowledge how costs are used and even viewed differently by different parties in construction. The seminar will consider the new skills of the 5D quantity surveyor and how BIM can be used more effectively for decision making. To book your FREE place at this event click here.

David Boyd is Professor of Construction and Director of the Centre for Research in the Environment and Society in the Birmingham School of the Built Environment at Birmingham City University. He is course director of the MSc Integrated Design and Construction Management which aligns BIM with Integrated Project Delivery. Birmingham City University has developed its new buildings using BIM and has been pro-active in driving new approaches to design and construction; these projects have been become learning vehicles for these approaches. David has worked for many years on how knowledge is used in practice in the construction industry and has lectured internationally on this. The challenges of connecting human and information perspectives in construction gives a new relevance to this work.