Ecobuild 2015: A BIM-enabled future
Location: ExCeL, London, United Kingdom
Pan-industry understanding of BIM from the private sector client, through to the designers and constructors, and then the facilities managers and operators responsible for managing the buildings is the next hot topic to be addressed. »There is still a large gap in knowledge at the manufacturer and FM level which desperately needs addressing«, said Chapman. »There are many critical elements of an FM’s role for example which should be fed into the initial project outlines. For collaboration to happen we must close the loop – from cradle to cradle the whole industry should be brought on board.«
The final piece of the jigsaw to be covered at Ecobuild is standardisation of BIM. One common approach in terms of the levels of detail and legalities required at set points in a project. This will be a key area that Government will focus on over the next six to 12 months so Ecobuild is in a great position to disseminate this information and help the wider BIM community understand how it applies to them.
Set to cover a plethora of important topics in an interactive and engaging format, Ecobuild also reveals today a selection of its sessions. Click here to view the full programme.
Here is a snapshot of some of the case study-led sessions you’ll want to check out.....
- Government Soft Landings implementation –case study on the Ministry of Justice headquarters refurbishment project
- A retailer’s perspective on health, productivity and wellbeing from Marks and Spencer
- Lighting design for wellbeing - healing environments for short-term and long-term care from Philips Lighting University
Ever popular sessions on the likes of Passivhaus will also feature including an overview from the University of Leicester Centre for Medicine on scaling up Passivhaus to deliver the university’s low-carbon ambitions.
Check out the very latest solutions at The Big Innovation Pitch; a joint initiative between M&S and Ecobuild aiming to unearth a true sustainable innovation across Ecobuild’s 800+ exhibitors.
The final heat culminates on Ecobuild’s show floor as finalists participate in a live pitch to an expert judging panel including senior representation from M&S and other leading industry voices. M&S will work with the winning company to investigate applying the winning product or service in its buildings.
Ecobuild has built its reputation upon world-class learning and development offered free to its growing community of 43,000+ professionals from across the sustainable built environment.
Immerse yourself in innovation at Ecobuild 2015 – the show is split conveniently into two main sections: Sustainable Design & Construction and Energy.
In Sustainable Design & Construction, you will discover hundreds of new products, from magnetic plaster, heat reflective paint and vertical forests, to the very latest vacuum insulation panels and
LEDs producing 8 different lighting effects.
In Energy, check out the latest biomass boilers which can burn up to three different fuel types simultaneously, a solar carport, brine-water ground source heat pumps and the first commercially
available micro fuel cell for domestic use.