The delightful setting for the evening was the Westminster Boating Place and our enthusiastic host for the evening was Stefan Mordue from the NBS.
Stefan welcomed everyone to this, the RICS BIM4SME’s inaugural Awards event, unique in the industry because they recognise the hard work & achievements of small and medium sized enterprises.
Stefan talked about the strong sense of community that had built up around BIM and the positive role that social media had played facilitating the exchange of ideas and working as a tool for collaboration.
The BIM4SME Awards showcase excellence, promote best practice and highlight the tremendous opportunities BIM presents to small and medium sized businesses.
Matt DcDermott, from the RICS opened the evenings speeches followed by Tim Platts, Chair of the BIM4SME working Group. “Being able to respond quickly, showing flexibility in working patterns and seeing BIM as an opportunity for growth for SME’s” were key themes of the evening.
Other high profile speakers addressed us, including Chris Chivers, Vice Chair of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and Richard Saxon CBE, Chair of the Judges (and former Chair of BDP)
Congratulations to all the finalists and winners.
The Winners of the Awards
Best BIM Project, Medium enterprise (51-250) – Bond Bryan Architects
Best BIM Project, Small enterprise (1-50) – Howard Russell Construction
Best SME BIM Blog – Bond Bryan Architects
Best BIM SME Website – Atom Publishing
Best SME Newcomer – Baxall Construction
Best SME Innovation – Specified By
Best SME Training Strategy – Coombs Ltd
Best SME Engagement and Support Programme – Imarati Engineering
Here are a few images from the evening.
“Live blogging” from the event was by Su Butcher, to find out why these awards matter to the industry, take a look at her blog The First BIM4SME Awards
Are you an SME in the construction industry, are you using BIM? Leave me one word that describes your experience.
Photographs MAPL, BIM4SME, RICS