BIM : From Confused to Comfortable

11 October 2018 | 08:00 - 17:00

BIM : From Confused to Comfortable - Newcastle - 11 October 2018
08:00 - 17:00
Newcastle upon Tyne
BIM : From Confused to Comfortable - Newcastle - 11 October 2018
08:00 - 17:00
Newcastle upon Tyne
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About the event

Building Information Modelling has been identified as a key enabler on the construction sector’s journey to becoming a truly digital industry. It has now shifted from its jargon-filled niche with leading buildings in our region utilising BIM processes.

Despite this, how to get started with BIM remains unclear for many construction professionals. If you feel you’ve been left behind, CIOB, in association with Constructing Excellence in the North East and BIM Strategy, are hosting an event designed to close the knowledge gap and make BIM easier for NE businesses to both adopt and benefit from.

Join us at a day-long event which;

  • Focuses on several key BIM projects currently taking place in the NE
  • Explores and shares local knowledge and experience of using BIM
  • Helps you really understand what BIM Level 2 means in practice
  • Looks at how to use BIM concepts from the perspective of; clients, project teams, facilities management 
  • Identifies where to find world-leading expertise here in the North East.

This event is for those who are looking to adopt BIM into their organisation. It’s suitable for construction professionals like architects, architectural technologists and quantity surveyors as well as contractors, clients and construction manufacturers/suppliers.

Key speakers from clients and industry covering all aspects of the BIM journey from project inception to FM including:

  • Paul Young FCIOB, Engie
  • John Adams, BIM Strategy
  • Stefan Mordue, BA(Hons) DipArch IMaPS MAPM RIBA
  • Martin Trentham, Interserve
  • Richard Wise, Ryder Architecture
  • Simon Lewis, Womble Bond Dickinson
  • Phil Simpson, Technical Co-ordinator - NBS
  • Niraj Mistry, Head of BIM (Stroma Certification), Upskilling Stream Lead (UK BIM Alliance)
  • Nooshin Akrami, Senior Lecturer University of Bolton
  • Anna Thompson, Director and Head of BIM at Turner & Townsend
  • Marie Grieve, Managing Director - Costello Palmer Communications
  • Thomas Lund, BIM Academy, Ryder Architecture
  • Professor Steven Kyffin, Hon Dcl, MDesRCA, BA(Hons), FRCA
  • Mark Crowe, Associate BIM Academy
  • Simon Crowe, Architectural Director Niven & BIM Strategy
  • Jack Hunter, Senior Project Manager Newcastle University Estate Support Service & BIM Champion
  • Liam Needham, BIM Specialist BIM Strategy
  • Andrew Tiplady, Framework Manager Clugston Construction Limited
  • Benedict Newell Wallbank, BSc (Hons) Dip Arch (UCL) RIBA

    .... Plus panel discussions

John Adams has produced a short video - the link is below :

Please click on the link below for a copy of the brochure :


Join us for what we hope will be a great event to get your BIM journey on the right track.


Please click on the link below for the Agenda of the day :


** Parking is available at Times Square car park, the venue can offer a concessionary rate of £4.50 per day, ticket to be taken to the Centre for Life reception for validation **

Venue :






Event fees

£75 + VAT per person. £37.50 + VAT per student

To find out further about ticket prices, please click on the Register button in the top right of the page.


Contact details

Diane Thorpe
Member Services & Events Co-ordinator
+44 (0) 1344 630867


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