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BIM in Birmingham

January 2017 saw the Royal Institute of British Architects and Association of Architectural Educators launch the UK's first BIM EXPO and BIM Camp. Speakers from built environment practices and academics from University’s across the UK delivered a day exploring the role of Building Information Modeling across the world.

BIM in Birmingham 2017 saw over 20 pioneers in BIM present to over 250 built environment professionals and RIBA architecture students from Birmingham City University and Coventry University attend the UK's first RIBA and aae BIM in Birmingham event. With the RIBA and aae working to educate, inform and showcase work from talented BIM Managers across West Midlands and UK.

Over 250 delegates in attendance for key note speaker Zaha Hadid Associate Director: Cristiano Ceccato. Imagie by Rihards Saknitis.

We are currently planning BIM in Birmingham 2018 and the RIBA BIM Expo and aae BIM Camp to be delivered to six schools of architecture and have capacity for over 150 Built Environment Professionals looking to expand on their knowledge of BIM over two full days.

Aurelie de Boissieu: Architect and BIM Coordinator Heatherwick Studio. Image by Rihards Saknitis

Event organisers Victoria Farrow, Honorary Treasurer for the aae and Conor Nolan, RIBA Project Manager will be releasing the BIM Booklet and call for 2018 submissions from BIM experts and Practices to be part of BIM in Birmingham 2018

David Simpson: Associate and BIM Manager: Associated Architects. Imagie by Rihards Saknitis

To keep up to date on all announcements you can follow @ribawestmids & @archeducate on Twitter for more announcements across 2017.

Contact the organisers:

Conor Nolan RIBA Project Manager:

Victoria Farrow BCU Program Director & aae Honorary Treasurer:

RIBA student members project managing the day: Image by Rihards Saknitis

'Our global BIM manager John Arnott, who opened the event, as well as two BIM champions from our Birmingham studio who attended as delegates were extremely impressed with the content of the day and were particularly inspired by the keynote speech from ZHA.'
Alun Thorne – Head of Marketing Broadway Malyan.

'Great day yesterday at the RIBA BIM Expo #BIMinBIRMINGHAM at Birmingham City University. Some amazing talks from Heatherwick Studio, Associated Architects LLP and NBS amongst others. Special Appreciation for Cristiano Cecatto of Zaha Hadid Architects who gave an amazing Key Note Speech'
Claire Bicknell Architectural Assistant, KSR Architects

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