Digital Construction & BIM Summit



Chairperson: Patrick King, Associate Director/Head of BIM Technologies, ECD Architects

10.00 The UK Government & BIM

  • An update on BIM Level 2 - where are we now?

  • Improving efficiency across the industry

  • What needs to happen to take BIM to the next level?


David Philp, Global BIM Director, AECOM

10.30 From Pong to Vive – The Rise, Fall and Rise Again of Computer Graphics and Immersive Environments

  • VR’s numerous false starts;
  • Rapid evolution of computer graphics and rebirth of VR;
  • Beyond gimmicks, avoiding the “fire breathing dragon.” Real-world applications for computer graphics and VR in industry;
  • The future of computer graphics and VR


Paul Chapman, Head of School of Simulation and Visualisation, Glasgow School of Art

11.00 Panel Discussion: BIM & The Latest Technology

  • BIM and the latest technological leaps in reality capture, mobility and virtual reality interfaces

  • Rewriting the rules of how large-scale infrastructure projects can be planned, designed, constructed and operated, including retail, infrastructure, residential etc.

  • How can SME firms put BIM to use?
  • How do we utilise technology to properly execute the architect's design vision, while also collaborating on the constructibility of the project?

  • Case studies and examples of major projects


David Philp, Global BIM Director, AECOM

Paul Dodd, Associate Director - BIM Delivery Group, Scottish Futures Trust

Chris Hughes, Architect, BDP

Paul Bekkers, Business Improvement Consultant, Arcadis

11.45 Scotland's BIM Programme - The Public Sector Approach

  • Update from the Scottish Government BIM programme

  • Overview of new BIM Guidance Portal for public sector clients


Paul Dodd, Associate Director - BIM Delivery Group, Scottish Futures Trust

12.15 Taking Advantage of BIM: Understanding Building Information Modelling and Capturing this Information for Facility & Asset Management

  • What is BIM?

  • Clarification of a client role on BIM projects

  • When & why projects should be completed to BIM Level 2

  • Understanding the process of BIM for asset management

  • How to develop a BIM strategy for estate and building maintenance management

  • Maximising the benefits of the BIM model

  • The future of BIM for estate management


Patrick King, Associate Director/Head of BIM Technologies, ECD Architects

12.45 Greenock Town Centre Digital Programme

  • Key investment and development sites across Inverclyde and their aims

  • Inverclyde's investment in digital infrastructure

  • The digital structure to improve retail, tourists, economy and residents' experiences

  • An overview of Inverclyde's Digital Town's pilot with the Scottish Government and Scotland's Towns Partnership

  • The opportunities available for investors


Andrew Bowman, Head of Business Investment and Operations, Riverside Inverclyde

13.15 Building Information Management from Planning and Design Stage to Construction, Handover and Operations

  • Digital transformation of the AEC sector

  • Digitalisation of workflows across industry brings improved productivity and drive efficiencies in the way we design, construct and operate multi-functional and complex spaces across the built environment

  • How technologies build bridges from design through construction and onto effective facilities management for the operational life-cycle


George Harold, Co-Founder, Integrated Facilities Solutions

Please note that the Architecture Summit takes place in this conference room from 13.45 - 16.30.