On the 27th of February 2019, we held the BIMobject and Majenta UK Conference at the MTC in partnership with BIMobject. The day consisted of several industry-leading guest speakers, technology exhibits including; Virtual and Augmented Reality, 3D Scanning and more, along with presentations from both BIMobject and Majenta.
“Raw data is pretty useless unless you can apply rules and configurations in a way that makes sense. Then you’re taking that raw data and creating information.”
3 rules of BIMobject creation:
Dave then goes on to elaborate on BIMobject’s core offerings…
“Intelligent, digital models of real building products in the cloud.” as well as “Market and business intelligence.”
“We need to start thinking about how do we take the sector into the 21st century? – And bring 21st-century technologies to bear on how we deliver projects as business as usual.”
3 things driving the digital transformation in construction:
These are being delivered through 3 key industry enablers:
“We are moving from a goods based industry to a service and experience-based economy.” … “Improving quality and certainty by utilising digital and manufacturing processes is essential.”
Throughout Trudi’s presentation she discusses the following:
The Construction Innovation Hub aims to transform the way buildings are designed, manufactured, integrated and connected to create high-performing buildings and infrastructure with strong levels of safety, quality, and energy performance.
“Government and Industry must really play a part in helping to drive this change.”
“We are moving from Building information Modelling to Building Information Management.”
In their presentation, Ed begins by giving an overview of the BIMobject Ecosystem:
Matt then goes on to explore the importance of boring data…
“We need more boring data!’
‘Silos are dead… and the ecosystems are here.”
Lead in the Rail overbuild and construction methodology workstream at WSP, Bill discusses how homes, and other mixed-use regeneration, can be enabled through the development of land over and around rail infrastructure. Bill discusses the opportunities for off-site manufacture, prefabrication, and modulization alongside the digital methods and systems that support this approach.
Majenta’s Digital Construction Account Manager Sam, works closely with manufacturers, supporting them with the creation and exposure of BIM content, offering them an end to end solution. This presentation discusses who Majenta are, looks at how we digitise and why we do it, and how BIMobject can help Manufacturers to integrate and become specified on more projects.
Production Led Construction – is revolutionising the construction industry and is seen as the move forward, putting theory into practice and allowing full use of technology. Richard discusses how change needs to happen in focused pockets. Data is a massive change to our industry, but data alone won’t solve the problem, processes also need to change.
At the end of the event, we invited our guest speakers to join the panel and take questions from the audience. Here are a handful of the questions that were asked: