LEADING BIM IN NORFOLK
The event was attended by people from all areas of the construction industry including clients, consultants, contractors and suppliers, and aimed to promote a discussion on BIM in Norfolk and encourage its implementation on more projects in the area.
The event was opened by Partner Rupert Kitchen before LSI BIM manager Karl Thurston spoke on the basics of BIM and how LSI staff are developing their skills and experience of the BIM process.
Martin Lovatt then gave an extremely insightful talk on ‘BIM from the perspective of a client’ and what the benefits of LSI’s and Kier’s implementation of BIM were for the University of East Anglia on the now completed UEA Crome Court student residences – which saw the first successful implementation of BIM Level 2 in Norfolk and is of national significance. David Philp, Head of BIM Implementation at the UK Cabinet Office and the authority on BIM in the UK, concluded the evening with an incredibly interesting and enthusiastic talk underlining the importance of BIM to the future of the construction industry.
Karl Thurston commented “As a practice we have experienced the advantages available through the use of BIM and we were keen to share them.
We are delighted that the evening has encouraged discussion on the subject and we hope to see the technology implemented throughout the region to increase collaboration within, and outside of, the industry for the benefit of projects.”