NBS to offer BIM masterclass at Ecobuild 2015-02-23

bimThe National Building Specification (NBS) has curated a comprehensive three-day BIM programme for 2015’s Ecobuild, offering manufacturers the opportunity to access advice from the team behind the NBS National BIM Library (NBL).

The schedule of events includes workshops, case studies and talks, with representatives of NBS and RIBA Enterprises, industry experts and leading authors. Topics up for discussion will include ?BIM and the manufacturer – what does this mean for me?’ and ?How to use the BIM Object standard to make your own BIM objects.’

Ian Chapman, director of the NBS National BIM Library, will lead a masterclass on how to navigate the complexities of BIM standards, technology and terminology, as well as offer advice at the ?BIM Genius Bar’,

He said:
“This year’s Ecobuild will have a lot to offer manufacturers. As the Government’s 2016 deadline for Level 2 BIM on all public sector, centrally procured projects approaches, manufacturers need to make sure they’re ready to meet the needs of specifiers. NBS will be on hand to answer all their questions – including why providing accurate BIM objects is so important to a product’s success, why standardisation is needed, and how NBS can assist them in authoring, checking and hosting BIM objects.”

The NBS National BIM Library will also unveil its plans for 2015, which include further growth following the recent addition of its 100th manufacturer. NBS hopes to reach over 500 by the end of the year, which it says will be achieved through a new service to be previewed exclusively at Ecobuild.

The BIM programme will also include an early opportunity to preview and comment on the development of the government-sponsored BIM Toolkit, the unified classification system and digital plan of work that will complete Level 2 BIM. Live demonstrations will be given, as well as seminars with David Philp Head of BIM Implementation at the Cabinet Office and Dr Stephen Hamil, director of design and innovation and head of BIM at NBS.

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