Dr. Stephen Hamil | RIBA

Director of Design and Innovation
RIBA Enterprises

Director of Design and innovation Dr. Stephen Hamil from NBS, National Building System, owned by the Royal Institute of British Architects, RIBA, gives an insight into UK BIM. Stephen will look at the central Government BIM strategy and implementation plan and how the construction industry institutions and private sector are responding. Examples will be given as to how BIM is changing the world of architecture and influencing the key issues around procurement, technology, collaboration and sustainability.

RIBA Enterprises

RIBA Enterprises provides effective and established solutions for the construction industry professional, from buying a book or selecting a product to recruitment and targeted marketing.

Through its various business units, RIBA Enterprises combines the strength of all its existing products in a single identity to increase clarity and achieve consistency of quality. Among the benefits to clients and end-users is the ease of access to their extensive and developing range of complimentary products and services.

Mr. Andrew Radley | Laing O'Rourke Construction

BA (hons) PGCE
Lead Digital Engineer
Pricing & Digital Engineering
Laing O'Rourke Construction North

Leed Digital Engineer Mr. Andrew Radley will tell us how Laing O’Rourke use BIM in both work winning and post win – pre- construction and construction
, and tell about barriers to the BIM implementation, their definition of BIM as a business, and how Laing O’Rourke measure success and failure. He will show us some case study examples of BIM in the real world.

Laing O’Rourke certainly find that they are asking more of the supply chain, architects and engineers, however they are getting results by using collaborative work flows, they are not asking them to change what they do. Laing O’Rourke has implemented offsite manufactured units represent a faster construction program, less staff on site, improved health & safety and much lower operation costs for the client, however use of offsite manufacture requires a much earlier design freeze and it requires early client sign off.

Laing O'Rourke Construction 

Laing O’Rourke is an international engineering enterprise, founded on 164 years of experience. Through their fully integrated offer they are delivering a single-source solution for some of the world’s most prestigious organisations.

Mr. Martin Simpson | ARUP

Associate Director at Arup  
NorthWest and Yorkshire subregion

Mr. Martin Simpson is an Associate Director with Arup working in the NorthWest and Yorkshire subregion.  He is passionate about holistic design and using innovation and technology to solve challenging engineering problems. He is a structural engineer by background and has led the technical design on many national and international stadia around the world. 

In addition to acting as a technical structural leader he also leads the BIM initiative for Arup in the North and has recently been appointed as a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor in the field of BIM for Salford University.  Martin sits on the steering committee of the Arup Digital Environment Skills Network that acts as a global shared resource for all things BIM, GIS and CDO. 

Martin is a “hands on” engineer working on the technical detail and delivery of projects that include challenging and complex geometry.  Key projects that have used extensive parametric modelling, optimisation and BIM include the China National Stadium (Birds Nest), Donbass Arena (Ukraine), Copenhagen Arena (Denmark) and several ongoing but confidential projects.

Mr. Stephen Holmes | Foster + Partners

Design Systems Manager at Foster + Partners

Partner and Design Systems Manager Mr. Stephen Holmes at Foster + Partners will be showing us how they approach Building Information Modeling, with a look at some past and present projects and how their approach to BIM has changed. He will look at the benefits and challenges of BIM from the Designers perspective, and how PAS 1192 and the UK Government mandate will affect the market in the future.

Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners is one of the most innovative architectture
 and integrated design practices in the world. Over the past four decades the practice
has pioneered a sustainable approach to architecture through a strikingly wide range of work, from urban masterplans to architecture, public infrastructure, airports, civic and cultural buildings, offices and workplaces to private houses and product design. Based in London, with offices worldwide, the practice has an international reputation, with buildings on six continents. Since its inception in 1967 it has received more than 620 awards for excellence and won over 100 national and international competitions.