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Industry Talk    AS10789
From CAD Monkey to BIMpanzee: The Evolution of Design Technology at BDP
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Since the U.K. government Level 2 Building Information Modeling (BIM) mandate, BDP has actively pursued greater BIM adoption centered on Autodesk, Inc., software and the emerging British Standards. In autumn of 2014 BDP became the first U.K. business to achieve BIM Level 2 certification. This class will reveal workflows that BDP adopted in a multidisciplinary approach to address this mandate, enabled by the use of BIM technologies. In a critical analysis of a £330 million project, we will divulge the BDP BIM toolbox from inception to construction (with a tested strategy for facilities management), highlighting how the process has evolved over the past decade, as well as showing proven efficiencies and further development priorities to deliver a better product for our clients.

Key Learnings

  • Discover the approach of a multidisciplinary practice to meet U.K. BIM Level 2, and understand the efficiencies achieved
  • Learn how to organize and manage large project teams through company standards and best practices
  • Learn how to use Autodesk products as tools for commenting and improving communication to enhance design
  • Learn how to link modeled objects to external databases and see the opportunities that brings for design, construction, and operation


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