BIM in Birmingham

BIM in Birmingham 30.01.2019 

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In January 2019, the Birmingham School of Architecture and Design will open its doors to host the third International BIM event. The event builds both on the success of previous conferences but also incorporates new and exciting opportunities in order to widen participation by engaging students, new designers and small practices with the introduction of the "BIM poster session" and "Pecha Kucha BIM festival".

We will welcome schools of architecture from across the country together with local, national and international practitioners with whom we will exchange knowledge and learning about Building Information Modelling. Join us!

30 January 2019

Book your place - Non-BCU students 

Book your place - Practitioners 

Get involved

To submit your interest for speaking or becoming involved with the event please contact Victoria Farrow. Opportunities include the ability to submit as a practice or individual for a presentation talk, submit a poster for the event or submit for the Pecha Kucha BIM festival. See submission guidelines below.

See our past events

View the 2019 programme here


Special guests and keynote speakers: 

Foster and Partners
Alistair Kell, BDP

Practices and guest speakers include: 

Cullinan Studio
D5 Architects
Axis Design Architects
Dr Ana Costa
Donald Insall Associates
Dr Abel Maciel, Design Computation Ltd
Murphy Phillips Associates
Lydia Moth
Alberto Fernandez, PlanBIM
FL Innovations
Paul Beaty-Pownall – BPR Architects
Ridge and Partners LLP
Luka Stefanovic
And many more! 

The BIM in Birmingham event is partnered with the AAE and Birmingham School of Architecture and Design, and is sponsored by Vectorworks and Alphard Contracts. 

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Association of Architectural Educators


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Vectorworks Education



Birmingham School of Architecture and Design

Alphard Contracts

Alphard Contracts


Submission Guidelines

Presentations and workshop proposals from BIM specialists, architects, BIM managers or similar

Guest speakers are allocated a 25 minute slot for their presentation on the day of the event. Selected speakers maybe invited to present for a 60 minute slot. Contact Victoria Farrow or complete the attached template and submit by 12 November 2018.

Graphical BIM case studies in the form of posters on the topic of BIM for exhibition

Selected posters will be displayed in the exhibition accompanying the BIM event. Guests will be given the opportunity to introduce their work. This workshop is suggested a good place for practices new to BIM or for students who wish to engage in the formal schedule. Contact Victoria Farrow for information and guidelines. Posters must be A2 in size and submitted in PDF or printed format and posted. Submissions must be received by 19 November 2018.

Pecha Kucha BIM festival

Guests can submit their interest to become involved with the Pecha Kucha BIM festival, which will involve short presentations, lasting 10 minutes under the heading of "what has BIM done for you?"  Graphical information can be shown. 

Contact Victoria Farrow for information and guidelines. A holding slide must be submitted in PDF along with 250 words describing the basic details of the proposed talk. Submissions must be received by 19 November 2018.