Sep 02 2013

CONJECT BIM Development Alliance

Building information modelling (BIM) is one of the UK construction industry’s hottest topics at the moment – with interest driven by the government’s construction strategy (see BIM Task Group PDF) which will make BIM mandatory for public sector projects from 2016 onwards.

Central and local government organisations will therefore be at the leading edge of BIM developments, and the many contractors, consultants and suppliers who work for these clients are also working hard to make the necessary changes to their processes, structures and technology systems. However, the movement isn’t solely driven by public clients – many private sector clients have also recognised the advantages and benefits of a BIM-led approach, and are planning parallel changes.

OpenBIMAs the UK’s leading provider of SaaS construction project control technologies, CONJECT has been monitoring impending changes to how UK clients and their project teams – many of them existing customers and end-users of our systems – will deliver projects using BIM. We have contributed to discussions in the Open BIM Network (which joined forced with BuildingSmart UK in May) and at the CIRIA-chaired BIM Technologies Alliance, and have been developing our strategy and product roadmap.

We will be sharing our BIM thinking in an exclusive briefing of key customers, including owner-operators, contractors, service providers and other supply chain members, in London on 19 September. Invitations have already been sent to many of our key industry partners – we want them to contribute to and help shape our plans, which span the entire plan, build and operate lifecycle.

Places at the CONJECT BIM Development Alliance are strictly limited, but we recognise that we don’t have perfect knowledge of the BIM expertise within our user base. If you think you should be involved in our workshop, please let me know.

About the author

Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper is Managing Director of Conject Ltd. He has spent over 25 years within the construction and engineering software markets, successfully running sales and marketing teams. He spent a number of years at SAP within their E&C practice, set up and managed a distribution channel in Asia Pacific for a division of Misys and ran a sales and marketing team within CSB COINS. In 2000 he gained an MBA from Henley Management College.

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