Following a series of successful online thinkBIM events, Leeds Metropolitan University's Centre for Knowledge Exchange decided to take the BIM (building information modelling) conversation global. On 14 December 2011, the Old Broadcasting House in Leeds hosted a web-enabled GetBIM event.

Delegates attended to:

  • discover the lessons learnt on 4D and 5D planning and scheduling from the CEO of VICO in the USA .
  • understand the Business benefits of BIM Adoption.
  • participate in two hands-on expert roundtables of their choice on: BIM to Field, 4D 5D BIM, Project Insurance, and/or Integrated Design.
  • experience a lively Pecha Kucha presentation showcase covering different aspects of BIM (BIM and refurb, Laser scanning, BIM Academy, BIM 4D)

The event was blogged and discussed live across social media to encourage perspectives from international individuals and organisations that could not attend in person - helping give Leeds businesses a wider business vision.

The hashtag for the event was #TBIM2011

Event Programme





Welcome, housekeeping, etc

chair: Paul Wilkinson (co-founder, Be2camp)

Keynote Speaker

BIM Legal and Insurance (Steve Bamforth, Griffiths and Armour)


Roundtable Discussions Session A

  • BIM Integrated Design (Howard Jeffrey, Skanska)
  • BIM 4D / 5D (Steve Brunning, Rapid 5D)
  • BIM to Field (Andrew Bellerby, Tekla)
  • Specification (Dr Stephen Hamil, NBS)



Refreshment Break


Roundtable Discussions Session B

  • (select another roundtable from details outlined in Session A above)


Keynote Speaker

USA Perspective – planning and integration of 4D and 5D planning
(Mark Sawyer, CEO, VICO)


Pecha Kucha Showcase

Presentations with a twist; presenters are allowed 20 slides and they are auto-advanced every 20 seconds. There is very little scope for 'death by PowerPoint' and every opportunity for engaging and creative presentations.




Live video stream was via the Leeds Met University Big Screen


CoverItLive live blog

Be2camp founders


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