Third British Information Modelling Event Wins Praise from Delegates


London, 16 May 2017 – Delegates at the third British Modelling event, that took place in central London last week, have rated the event a big success.  With more than eighty registered invitees, the early evening seminar was hosted by architects KPF at their Convent Garden HQ.  With speakers from IBM, Innovate UK and HOK, together with technology innovators and industry experts, the event attracted professionals from across the Building Information Modelling (BIM) sector. Organiser 3D Repo, fuelled by the success of the first three events, has already announced the next seminar in the run up to Digital Construction Week which takes in October 2017.

“Events like the British Information Modelling show there is a real hunger for innovation, new technologies and their application within the BIM sector,” commented 3D Repo’s CEO Dr Jozef Dobos. ”In fact, we were so enthused by the attendance and feedback that we are already planning the next event in the build up to the upcoming Digital Construction Week in October.”

Delegates were engaged by Simon Hart, Senior Innovation Lead for Smart Infrastructure and Management Officer of the BIM Task Group at Innovate UK who introduced the work of the HM Construction Board and explained the roles of different organisations and initiatives in delivering Government projects. He described how the UK is leading the world in BIM and how this knowledge and expertise is being exported worldwide.

Steve Brown’s, European Client Lead at Emmy Award winning production studio Unit 9, presentation was also very well received. With a background in consumer and advertising he explained that while technologies such as VR and AR are here to stay they are still in their infancy in many sectors. Greg Schleusner AIA, Principal and Director of Design Technology Innovation at HOK, presented an integrated BIM model while Martin Coyne, BIM Manager and Associate Principal at international architecture practice KPF, explained the cost-saving issues that drive the adoption of new innovation.

Heba Bevan, the brains behind the smart sensor revolution Utterberry, described how high profile projects by organisations such as Crossrail, Skanska and London Underground are benefitting from real time data while David Platt, an associate partner in IBM’s Global Centre of Competence for Engineering, Construction & Operations (EC&O), emphasised the need for investment in innovation and the role of integration. Andrew Norrie, Commercial Director at 3D Repo introduced the concept of 3D Diff before the evening concluded with a lively panel discussion prompted by audience questions.

 

Contacts

Enquiries to Pavol Knapo at 3D Repo at pavol.knapo@3drepo.org

Notes to Editors

3D Repo, a spinout from University College London, is a multi-award winning company offering a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform for Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the cloud. Instead of architects, consultants and contractors sharing massive proprietary files in a costly and time consuming manner, they can simply point their web browser to an encrypted knowledge base in order to examine each project stage virtually, even on mobile devices.

With 3D Repo, users can then manage model revisions and highlight potential issues using live collaboration tools, which allow the whole project team to work from a single source of truth. More than 40 different 3D file formats are decomposed and federated in the company’s big data repository. Additionally the project knowledge base can be accessed via VR giving a live experience which has applications in Health and Safety training and client experiences.

The 3D Repo team has collaborated on a number of large scale projects with companies such as ARUP, Balfour Beatty, Skanska, Crossrail and Canary Wharf. http://3drepo.org/


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