Driven by the government’s mandate that building information modelling be integral to all publicly-procured projects from 2016, the UK is seen by many as a world leader in this area. As a result, the British construction industry is rapidly amassing great expertise and capitalising on the trend toward a consistent set of standards and processes supported by appropriate technology.
With its substantial planned investment in transportation infrastructure in the next five years, Australia has the potential to benefit significantly from the lessons learned elsewhere in the world. Europe’s largest infrastructure project, Crossrail, has put BIM at its heart with extraordinary results. Building two Crossrails, one physical and one virtual, with the intention of handing both to the operator upon completion in 2018 for use as the basis of its asset management systems.
In this way, the UK Government and Crossrail is driving the adoption of BIM in the UK infrastructure market, and influencing the global construction industry at large. Leveraging experience, technology and the value of accurate, accessible project information beyond design and construction, into the operation and maintenance.
Attend this event to learn first-hand from Malcolm Taylor, Head of Technical Information at Crossrail:
- How Crossrail is creating an integrated information model to facilitate multidisciplinary collaboration throughout the entire project and asset lifecycle?
- Why Crossrail believes a ‘single source of truth’ for all project information is critical to construction, commissioning, handover and operations.
- What valuable lessons Crossrail has learned to date, and how transportation projects in Australia might benefit now and in the future?
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
18:00 – 19:30 ACST
The MINT, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney