The realities of the application of BIM in the United Kingdom

Our recent Women in BIM event, “The realties of the application of BIM in the UK”, was brimming with practical advice and fascinating insights from a panel of experienced professionals.

The event was chaired by WIB Global Vice Chair, Vicki Reynolds, and Vicki was joined by May Winfield, Head of Commercial & Legal – Cities & Digital at Buro Happold. May kicked off the session with a plain language explanation on how to best incorporate BIM in to contracts. May made it clear that simply demanding “BIM according to ISO 19650” is meaningless, and that the success of any BIM project is good communication, sensible scoping and clear accountabilities.

Joining Vicki and May was Rob Jackson, Associate Director at Bond Bryan Digital. Rob echoed May’s sentiment and highlighted a range of blockers to look out for when implementing BIM on projects, as well as examples of the opportunities that BIM can afford all types of stakeholder.

The final speaker on the panel was Chloe Obi, Head of BIM at Bouygues. Chloe went on to give further examples of successful BIM delivery, and the benefits that Bouygues and its partners have experienced in return.

Vicki commented that overall the event was honest and accessible, stripping BIM back to the basics using simple, clear and honest language.

You can watch the panel discussion in full below: