Thames Valley BIM Hub

Join John Staves, Richard Lane and Tina McGeachan for our Fourth Thames Valley BIM Hub Event!




BIM Technology Showcase

When? Monday 6 October 4:45pm – 7pm
Where? Whiteknights Campus, Reading

Hosted by: The University of Reading, Design Innovation Research Centre, School of Construction Management and Engineering

Seven technology providers will demonstrate the capabilities of their products and describe their different functions and how they fit within the exchange of information cycle. Short presentations with plenty of time for questions will provide you with a general overview of BIM related software.

Autodesk               Pam Bhandal
Bentley                  (to be confirmed)
COMIT                   Iain Miskimmin
Graphisoft             Andrew Norrie
Solibri A                 lan Baikie
Tekla                      Duncan Reed
Vico and Trimble  Laura Brown

Visit the BIM CAVE: Dr Maxwell Mallia-Parfitt

Our hosts, the University of Reading, are also offering the chance to experience total immersion within a BIM model. In the BIM CAVE (Collaborative Automatic Virtual Environment) graphics are projected in stereo onto three walls and the floor and viewed with active stereo glasses equipped with a location sensor. As the projector screens form a room sized environment, it is possible to have multiple users stand within one-to-one scale recreations of BIM and CAD models, which enables collaborative discussion, viewing and navigation of the model in real-time.

What Are BIM Hubs?

BIM Hubs are part of a national and regional network established by CIC to promote a consistent understanding of what BIM means to the industry and its impact through all levels of the supply chain.

The resounding strapline to BIM is that we need to work better together and the Thames Valley BIM Hub meet regularly to:
•share BIM knowledge and best practice
•facilitate collaborative activity – helping companies to meet ‘BIM Buddies’
•support the development of the supply chain’s BIM capabilities
•increase BIM capacity across the region
•ensure regional input into national discussion and policy decisions

BIM is the future, so whatever your interest or level of involvement, please join us!

To book your place contact:

There is no charge for this event but do please let Julian know if you book, but are subsequently unable to attend.