Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Technology Promotion

Our Technology Leader Adam Ward has recently been promoted to a Director position. Adam has been involved with BIM.Technologies from inception and has been instrumental in setting up the infrastructure for the business. Adam's role has always been to focus on research and innovation and heads a new software development for the team. His role will remain largely unchanged with the promotion being a recognition of his importance to the team.

Adam Ward, Technology Director

BIMStore Update


The bimstore team have continued to build strong relationships with manufacturers in helping them develop their BIM strategy for their products. The mix on bimstore includes major international brands such as Metsawood, Kingspan and Dorma but also growing national brands such as Cubicle Centre who are using BIM as the centre of their growth strategy.

The bimstore team are not only hosting components but are assisting with training sessions and marketing materials to ensure that BIM is truly embedded into the manufacturers culture.

As we develop content on the site with evading manufactures we are also growing our user database which includes architects, engineers and designers.

We are continually developing bimstore and have a number of improvements and additions to the site planned for later in 2013.

London Office

As the adoption of BIM has increaded, BIM.Technologies have needed to move offices a number of times in the Capital in response to a growing client list and team. We have now moved to new offices at 175-185 Grays Inn Road. The office allows us future flexibility for grow and even has a rooftop terrace for summer beers on the roof!

BIM.Technologies' London Office

KTP appointment

BIM.Technologies have recently partnered with Leeds Metropolitan University to develop a Knowledge Transfer Partnership. The partnership is with the department of computing and the BIM.Technologies team will be working to develop a number of software platforms to assist in project delivery.

The team were successful in receiving funding for the project from the governments technology strategy board for the two year project.

David Chandran has joined the BIM.Technologies team in Newcastle headquarters and will be supported by a visiting academic from Leeds Metropolitan University. Previously David had lectured at the university where he completed his PhD.

The team will focus on opportunities to integrate the data generated in the building information model into a range of tools which can be used throughout the design, construct and operate cycle.

London Appointments

With the increase in adoption of Building Information Modelling in London, BIM.Technologies have made a number of important strategic appointments to strengthen out team in the Capital.

Johnny Furlong joined the team at the end of 2012 as an Implementation Leader. Johnny has particular skills and knowledge of the Revit platform and previously worked as a BIM Manger in an Irish architectural practice.

Johnny Furlong & Ben Malone

Franziska Katerbaum has joined us also as an Implementation Leader to head a number of major projects in the Capital. Fran previously worked at KSS who are recognised as early adopters in the use of Revit and BIM. Fran has particular expertise with Revit and will bring important organisational skills to the role of Model Manager.

Ben Malone Joins us from Denmark where he operated as an independent Revit Consultant. Ben will play an important role in the model management and production.

Campus established

The construction industry is suffering a skills shortage specifically in the adoption and use of new technology. Traditionally construction has been a low tech industry with manual skills being the priority. With the growing use of BIM throughout the project lifecycle there is a need for new skills. In response BIM.Technologies have recently established Campus a specialist BIM training facility at _space group headquarters in Newcastle.

Campus provides students a foundation of sills for the delivery of BIM across the industry. A full time tutor has been appointed with the training facility having the capacity for 15 students at one time.

BIM.Technologies are working in partnership with Barnardos to focus on young people who are currently Not in Employment, Education or Training. (NEET)

Campus is also been supported by Autodesk who are providing a full suite of software and training material. Campus will operate 12 week courses and will then assist the students to find appropriate placements across industry.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

IBM Partnership

BIM.Technologies have continued their investment in using BIM to assist the operation and maintenance of buildings. As well as developing our own solutions in response to building owners and operators requirements we have established a number of  strategic partnerships.

BIM.Technologies are now a Partner with IBM for the development and distribution of Tivoli products. This includes Maximo and Trirega which are market leaders in asset management enterprise solutions. A number of the BIM.Technologies team have competed their specialist training and will be able to work with our clients to develop bespoke solutions.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Bimshow Live 2013 - Call for proposals

BIM Technologies in parnership with UBM are hosting this years 2 day BIMshow Live event on the 30th to the 1st of May.

To accomodate rinsing demand this years we have changed this years venue to Park Plaza Hotel, London.

More infomation will be availible closer to the event, but if you are interested in speaking or preseniting you can submit your proposal via the Bimshow live website.