RIBA Knowledge, information & data: Practicing architecture in the Digital Age | Manchester

Date: - 16:00
Organiser: RIBA
Location: DWF, 1 Scott Place, Manchester, M3 3AA

Aimed at small to medium sized practices, this seminar will look at architectural practice from a knowledge, information and data perspective. As part of the Construction 2025 strategy, new expectations continue to change the practice of architecture. Through the BIM Task Group, evolved forms of working have been proposed and new standards, processes and protocols developed. Considering these changes, what will the practice of architecture look like and how do we overcome the barriers to build practices suitable for 2025 and beyond?

Currently, plans of work, contacts, specifications and drawings can be generated from a central data environment. In the future, how we connect to others will fundamentally change the nature of our communities of practice, and will impact on what is a viable practice model. In light of this, the potential of descriptive, diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive analytics will be considered in this seminar. Change management and its role in adopting current innovations will be discussed, along with the barriers and hurdles that will need to be overcome. And finally, as we are witnessing a convergence of multiple enabling technologies, the seminar will also address Level 3 and beyond.

This interactive session will cover data quality and the roles of the employer’s requirements, the employer’s information requirements, and the NBS BIM toolkit, as well as new methods of procurement that utilise digital capabilities, such as Target Value design and IPD.

Speaker: Dr Paul Coates, University of Salford

Paul is an architect and BIM specialist with over 30 years’ professional experience of adapting technologies for use in architectural practice. In the role of CAD manager, IT Manager, Quality Manager and Process Improvement Manager he has delivered many projects, ranging from small refurbishments to large infrastructure schemes, both in the UK and internationally, Paul’s recent work includes the development of BIM methodologies and its applications and, as part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership, an investigation in how best to integrate BIM into architectural practice.

Core Curriculum topics: 1. Internal management 2. External management

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