RICS breakfast event: Building Information Modelling

Organiser: RICS
Location: The Room, 81 King Street, Manchester, M2 4AH

The RICS Greater Manchester quantity surveying and construction professional group is holding a breakfast seminar on 20 September.

Registration: 7.30am

Breakfast served: 7:45 am

Seminar: 8:15-9:15am


This presentation will discuss the latest developments of BIM (Building Information Modelling) as follows:

  • Government strategy and the use of BIM on Public Projects
  • Research and development on BIM in the North West
  • Benefits of BIM from the Clients perspective
  • BIM in use – Case Study of the Manchester Town Hall Extension & Central Library

Why should you attend?

  • Delegates will gain a greater understanding of the benefits of using BIM to the Construction Industry
  • All Government Projects from 2016 will be required to use BIM, delegates will gain an understanding of how this will impact on the way construction projects will be procured and delivered in the future
  • The event will provide the opportunity to discuss the latest BIM developments with the guest speakers and other professionals over breakfast


John Lorimer, Manchester City Council. Lorimer is head of the capital programme division responsible for managing the council's £300m-plus pa capital programme which includes the £500m building school and £150m Town Hall complex transformation programme.

Arto Kiviniemi, Professor of Digital Architectural Design, Salford University School of Built Environment. Kiviniemi has 13 years experience in research and development of information and communication technology for built environment after his career as an architect. He led the BIM development and implementation in Finland's largest building services engineering company Olof Granlund and went on to set-up the BIM programme which established Finland as one of the leading countries in utilising integrated BIM in the Real Estate and Construction industry. Kiviniemi has been the chairman of the Steering Group of Salford Centre for Research and Innovation, a member of Industry Advisory Board and Technical Advisory Committee of CIFE as well being awarded with FIATECH's CETI (Celebration of Engineering &Technology Innovation) 2008 Outstanding Researcher Award for his international role in the development and implementation of integrated BIM.

Who should attend?

  • Project Management Professionals
  • Quantity Surveying and Construction Professionals
  • Planners
  • Design Consultants

Fee: RICS Member – £20 plus £4 VAT. RICS non member – £25 plus £5 VAT

To register a place visit the RICS website here