Saturday 16 January 2016

Please help make the NBS BIM Report 2016 the best yet

A little shout for support from me here if that's OK...
The sixth BIM report is on its way

The sixth NBS BIM Report will be published in the Spring. As always, this is a bit of industry insight that is available for free to all - and we want to make it the biggest and best yet. The report will look at the results of our annual UK BIM suvey and also a selection of insightful articles and opinion pieces.

So the question is, can you help us by passing this request to do the survey around your colleagues and contacts in other organisations? The direct link is below or you can send this blog post around to give a little context.

A reminder that all previous reports are available to download for free from our website:

It's good to look back now at the 2011 report when almost half of the industry hadn't even heard of the acronym B.I.M.

It's also good to look back at some of excellent articles we have features over the years from the BIM community.
Insightful articles in addition to the survey analysis
So please..
  1. Take part in the survey if you haven't already:
  2. Encourage those in the industry that you know to take the survey (from the new graduate through to the person about to retire - we want all opinions) - email this blog post around?
  3. For those on social media - please send out a tweet or do a short blog post
The more that take part - the more insightful it will be... and you stand of chance of winning £500 too - £250 to spend at John Lewis or £250 to give to your chosen charity. 

Many thanks,


European BIM Summit

I'm looking forward to the first big BIM event of 2016 and delighted to be on the bill as one of the speakers.

The European BIM Summit is in Barcelona in February and will attract over 400 delegates with an interest in digitalising the construction industry from around the world.

I'll be speaking on how industry has responded to the UK Government's BIM Strategy and how digital change is happening now in the UK.

It's great to see that the UK is out in force at the event. Other speakers from the UK include Mark Bew the chair of the UK Government's BIM Task Group. Mark has been the leader and the main drive behind UK Government's BIM journey over the last decade.
Another notable speaker from the UK is the BIM Task Group's Adam Matthews who has been EU Development Director. To read more about Adam's activities please see the links below.
Taking the standardised approach to BIM as defined by the Level-2 process wider than just the UK will clearly have benefits for construction professionals and manufacturers that do business internationally. This is certainly a BIM event I am looking forward to - and if anyone is getting a cheap flight out to Barcelona (maybe cheaper than a train ticket to London!) then I look forward to seeing you there. - Feb 18th and 19th of February

Keep an eye on this blog and my @StephenHamilNBS twitter page for updates from the event.

Follow the event at @BIMSummit on twitter.
Conference flyer