BIM Show Live 2018 became “BIM Snow Live”
This week, despite the snowy conditions, for BIM Show Live the show most certainly did go on. And was aptly re-named BIM Snow Live!
Visitors from all over Europe descended on Newcastle for three days of high-tech learning and engagement, mixing with some of the UK’s biggest names in construction, known for their delivery of advance digital building methods.
BIM Show Live is best known as the Construction Industry conference which delivers advanced technologies in the built environment. It started with the BIM Inspiration Day on Tuesday 27 February, where 14 schools were invited to test out, an experience for themselves digital processes used in construction such as Virtual Reality, Machine Learning, Robotics and Cloud based programming software. This was followed by a two-day conference, which took place on Wednesday 28 February and Thursday 1 March, at the Boiler Shop in Newcastle’s Stephenson’s Quarter.
BIM Show Live looked at where we are with the ever expanding digitisation of the construction industry and it is events such as this that provide a platform for built environment experts to share their knowledge, skills and experiences of what has worked, and just as importantly what hasn’t worked in the world of digital construction.
In construction, we are now in an era of innovative technology and BIM Show Live has always been at the forefront of new and emerging technologies. The show was run by Space Group which is based in Gosforth, Rob Charlton is the CEO of Space Group and the man behind BIM Show Live: “What an incredible few days we’ve had, the weather was certainly not our friend this week, but the detemonation of our visitors and supports to keep the show going is commendable.”
“We’ve been running BIM Show Live now for seven years, and each year we never fail to present the new and the wonderful. Our industry is progressing at an accelerated rate and we believe at BIM Show Live we have an obligation to bring our visitors the very best our industry has to offer for technology and digital construction, plus what has changed year-on-year and what this means for future projects.”
There were four key note speakers and over 50 construction industry experts who provided 32 seminars over the course of the two days.
The disruptive thinking nature of BIM Show Live allows it to also bring in opinions from other industries and how these translate into best practice that can be shared. This is the very essence of why keynote speaker, Anders Hvid, CEO and co-founder of Dare Disrupt was selected.
Anders believes that understanding exponential growth is essential to a company’s success, and that the development of technology is driving fundamental change in the world.
Exponential technologies, disruptive innovation and the future of society were the main areas of his keynote speech, and Anders commented; “My talk was designed to take you past the here and now and provide you with a glimpse of what’s to come.”
BIM Show Live was also supported by the UK BIM Alliance, which is responsible for ensuring the UK meetings the targets set out in the Government’s 2020 Construction Strategy. At the show a new government supported report was launched on legal factors of BIM; The Winfield Rock Report.
With events such as BIM Show Live, it is evident that with all of the technologies available to us we have more power in our hands than ever before. Digitalisation has developed rapidly and is now the driving force of transformation on all areas of construction.