Earlier this month I delivered a seminar at BIM Show Live 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK.
BIM Show Live is unlike any other industry event I have attended, whilst offering a blend of key note speakers and seminar streams covering: data, next generation, stories and strategies all about BIM and Digital Construction. This isn’t what makes it unique, however; the special atmosphere created comes from the passion, commitment and enthusiasm of both the show organiser and visitors. It’s like being part of one big BIM community!
It provides the opportunity for built environment professionals to share their knowledge and expertise to grow the community even further and expand BIM adoption and understanding.
My seminar was titled, Global BIM – A synopsis of the Global State of BIM from a consultancy working globally. We can all try to assume how BIM is evolving globally, but unless on the hard face of clients, government bodies and those working on projects, it is almost impossible to understand this.
That’s why my seminar at BIM Show Live gave an insight into what’s happening with BIM around the world, focusing on the practical view of how BIM is evolving globally, the high players, the loud talkers, and the more advanced solutions being undertaken when it comes to BIM.
The aim of this session was to allow the audience to understand the global impact of the UK BIM environment driven by UK Government and to realise the opportunities this has created for UK businesses.
At Digital Node we work in many different world-wide regions – most recently we have been working with clients in China and as such have developed a large amount of knowledge as to how BIM is being implemented in Asia. The scale and drive for digitisation in China is slowly growing and this is something we need to address and acknowledge as there are opportunities for UK businesses to enter the China market to accelerate this process.
Equally, the USA and Canada are regions which offer significant opportunities. Having worked closely with the BIM Forum enables us to give insights into the state of play of BIM In the US and how it has evolved.
There are a variety of documents and processes which have been released, yet in many cases this has been disjointed and largely isolated.
The global state of BIM is often perceived as a difficult area to discuss as there are isolated and advanced pockets which are not being shared. However, being an education provider to many companies, with a global reach, means we are in a strong position to understand the standards which support BIM that are crucial for any individual or organisation looking to scale its business beyond the borders of the UK. Hence, we will share tips, techniques and insights into how to grow your business in international markets.
And I hope that my next paper gets accepted to deliver a seminar at BIM Show Live 2019!