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BIM 101 - An Introduction to BIM Level 2 and Digital Engineering (London)

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BIM 101 - An Introduction to BIM Level 2 and Digital Engineering

'BIM 101' is a beginners’ course aimed at ALL novices to the world of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the UK with no, or very little, technical / IT or Information Management (IM) background.

This course is intended as an introduction to BIM Level 2 and the UK's BIM Mandate which underpins this. If you simply want to get an introduction in plain English, with no jargon – this is the course for you. There is nothing assumed about your background in technology / CAD or ‘BIM’. We start from basic principles for BIM Level 2.

Join us to start your journey into the understanding and implementation of the wider sense of BIM, in a safe environment. You will be able to ask anything you like about BIM in the UK, Digital Built Britain and where things are going. There are no silly questions.

This course is intentionally kept to a small group for the best learning outcomes. We encourage group interaction, but don’t force anything – you can come and simply listen if you want! The Tutor will be available for follow-up calls - up to 4 weeks after the course - for any extra questions..

As with all our courses, on this course the word ‘BIM’ is used in the widest sense of the meaning - we mean 'BIM' as in the UK’s 'BIM Level 2' mandate, with robust information management, processes and change management. This course is NOT about 3D/4D CAD modelling, nor specific technologies.


All dates here: http://www.bim101.co.uk


What we cover on the day:

  • Overview to Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Digital Engineering concepts

  • Overview to Whole-Life Asset Management (PAS 55 & ISO 55000) concepts

  • Introduction to UK Government 'BIM Level 2' Standards - BS/PAS 1192 suite of standards that are currently published

  • Common Data Environments (CDEs) – what these are and options for implantation

  • Introduction to Project and Asset Information Models

  • Overview of Employers’ Information Requirements (EIRs)

  • Overview of Asset Information Requirements (AIRs)

  • Overview of Organisational Information Requirements (OIRs)

  • Information Security and PAS 1192-5

  • 3D Visualisation - requirements for 'BIM Level 2'

  • What is meant by 'BIM Level 2', 'BIM Level 3' etc

  • Open BIM Data Standards e.g. IFC, COBie

  • How GIS is adding value to BIM

  • Data and Asset Classifications (Taxonomies)

  • Collaboration and Information Sharing - what's the best approach?

  • Where Information Management skills are used

  • How GIS, CAD and Survey data is adding value

  • The challenges of understanding across teams - how we tackle them

  • Information Management (IM) as a dedicated function and processes

  • Metadata - how do we embed this in processes?

  • Information Portals – sharing the re-using data

  • How to embed innovation and improvement

  • Understanding your role and how you add value to your organisation

  • Summary and Review of Learnings

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Steven Eglinton is a very experienced information management, geospatial and digital transformation specialist with almost 20 years' experience of strategic definition, Project Management & hands-on technical implementation, particularly within the Built Environment and Natural Environment sectors.

He recently worked with both the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Cabinet Office on the delivery of BIM and robust Asset Information. He has also worked with Network Rail, Transport for London, Highways England, various Local Authorities, Utilities and Energy companies and property organisations companies to name a few. In the past few years he has also taught the main BIM courses in the UK - on behalf of both the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the British Standards Institution (BSI) - all with excellent delegate feedback.

His background is in mapping, Geospatial solutions and GIS, but now consults on Information Management (IM) in the widest context. Most often Steven works with Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Owner Operator (AECOO) clients - such as property developers, Rail and Utilities companies.

Steven currently works across the Asset Information, 'Digital Engineering' (BIM) and Geospatial / Geomatics domains in these roles:

  • Project Manager, Cabinet Office

  • Principal BIM Tutor, Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

  • Chair, BIM4 Infrastructure UK

  • Committee Member, Association for Geographic Information's Asset Management SIG

  • Committee Member and 2017 Chair of GEOBusiness

  • Committee Member, IST/036 (representing the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT)

Steven is an accomplished public speaker and event Chair, for events covering theme such as Geospatial solutions, Rail industry, Infrastructure Construction and Building Information Modelling (BIM)

About me

My professional background lies in information management and project management. I have more than 17 years' experience of both hands-on implementation and strategic development of Information and Knowledge Management activities. As well as BIM, I focus my professional practice on Infrastructure Asset Information, Geospatial Information and classification systems.


Steven Eglinton

Director, GeoEnable & BIM Enable
BSc (Hons), FBCS, FBCart.S, MIoD, MPWI

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