Imagine a world where anyone with a connected device was able to access real-time online digital 3D versions of their own towns and cities up and down the UK. No, its not the next Sim City game – though it may be just as stimulating for architects, planners and just about anyone who is interested in how their neighbourhood is planned, developed and managed… read full article


NFB and BRE launch new BIM initiatives

The National Federation of Builders has launched a five-day course designed to train individuals at SMEs to become “BIM champions” within their businesses.

Run by the NFB’s Business & Skills training arm in collaboration with the CITB, the CPD-certified course will aim to teach all the skills participants need to strategically guide their organisations towards full BIM implementation.

And the BRE has also launched a new BIM certification scheme that will allow contractors and consultants to provide evidence that they have the policies and procedures required to deliver Level 2 BIM….

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Operation & Maintenance Half-day Conference in Leeds

How Government Soft Landings, In-Use data and models can support the 2025 Industrial Strategy.

Our super-informative half day conference rounds off the summer series with the opportunity to hear key government and industry leading figures presenting on GSL, how industry is adopting BIM and what the future of BIM – Level 3 – might look like.

This not-to-be-missed event will offer presentations, workshops, quick fire Pecha Kuchas and the opportunity to network over a BBQ and a pint of Yorkshire real ale.

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BIMnet on Monday 23rd June

VENUE – The Crypt on the Green, Clerkenwell Close, London EC1R 0EA


18.00hrs Event opens/networking

18.40hrs “‘Tired of BIM rhetoric? A back to basics review of achieving more for less in your BIM project deliverables.” – Paul Daynes, Sales Director, Cadventure
An evolutionary approach to using 2D and 3D content to support BIM processes and client defined deliverables. This refreshing presentation by Cadventure, Bentley’s UK reseller, outlines some pointers for evolving established working practices. The presentation will show by workflow examples improved methods of communication and delivery of BIM deliverables to the client, at reduced cost to the design team.

19.00hrs Networking

20.00hrs Close

What is BIMnet?

BIMnet brings together key players in the industry in an informal environment, facilitating learning through knowledge-sharing and helping establish a coherent, industry-wide response to the adoption and development of BIM. Our informal BIMnet events are FREE to attend and create the ideal opportunity for Senior Executives from the best organisations to meet and network with decision makers and influencers within the BIM environment.

Smart cities and land information systems

The Geospatial World Forum took place in Geneva at the beginning of May 2014. This is a major event in the GIS calendar, attracting more than 1,000 high level delegates. It also hosts major hardware and software providers including Trimble, ESRI, Chinese Academy of Surveying and Mapping, Airbus Defence and Space, Thomson Reuters, Oracle and national land agencies including those of India and Abu Dhabi… Read full article