From CAD to BIM: the Paradigm Shift

12 October 2011

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM


The Studio, 32 The Calls, Leeds LS2 7EW


It is becoming increasingly apparent that Building Information Modelling is the future, as Government state that BIM will be adopted in all public construction projects by 2016.

The Government's Chief Construction adviser Paul Morrell recently stated in the AJ that 'any practice that can't operate in this environment will quickly feel as disconnected as one without email.'

However, many practitioners find BIM a frightening prospect, and consider the move from CAD to BIM similar to the transition to CAD from the drawing board.

This seminar explains that the process change associated with adopting BIM is actually more of a paradigm shift, and gives an overview of how the process change is affecting the way building projects are run and managed from conception through to post-occupancy management.

Speaker: Chris Senior, is the founder of, a BIM consulting firm operating throughout the UK who specialise in the study of the whole building lifecycle and how it can be communicated more efficiently with the use of BIM Software.

He spent 10 years working in practice as an Architectural Technologist and CAD/BIM Manager implementing standards at various practices, including Aedas Architects where he successfully deployed Revit throughout all ten UK offices.

Chris has experience working with multi-disciplinary teams collaborating with Autodesk Revit and other third party applications in Healthcare, Education, Commercial, Food Retail, Transport, Civil, Defence and more.

Chris's specialties:

  • Revit Deployment
  • Revit Training
  • Revit Family
  • Content Creation
  • Project Implementation
  • BIM Strategy Advice
  • BIM Standards
  • CAD Standards: BS1192 CPIC AEC(UK)
  • API Development 



RIBA CPD Club Members: (£15 + VAT)
RIBA student Members: (£10 + VAT) 
RIBA CIAT Members: (£20 + VAT)
Others: (£25 + VAT)

Coffee and croissants 7.45am


Ruth Donnelly
+44 (0)113 389 9870
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