BIM & Digital engineering: design

Brought to you by the CIBSE BIM & Digital Steering Group

The process from inception through to the start of construction hold significant opportunities for digital processes that facilitate faster and more accurate design stage work, including employer considerations and early stage calculations. Today as deadlines are compressed nearly as much as margins are, designers need to be leaner and quicker, but with at least the same level of accuracy and depth of thought. Digital processes can offer the space to think and the efficiency to maintain margins, if we do it well. This stream sets out to show what good looks like and generates some thoughts of how this can be extrapolated to all projects and work stages for the designers.

Stream time: 14.00 – 16.30, Tuesday 21st November 2017

Chaired by:
Les Copeland,
Commercial Director (Property & Buildings), WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff

14:00 - 14:45

TF1 The employer shall…

Many of the standards and guides around BIM (the “pillars”) ask for employers to perform certain tasks. Are employers aware of what they are expected to do? Are they capable of performing these tasks? If not, then who does perform them and how? • Understanding the pillars of BIM – “The employer shall…” • What is expected of the employer Continue Reading »


  • Martin Howe Head of Digital Engineering - Crown House Technologies
  • Carl Collins Digital Engineering Consultant - CIBSE
14:45 - 15:30

TF2 What are the methods of calculation for building physics using digital tools

Modelling building physics has come a long way in a few short years. Now as we move deeper into the digital age, we need to think not only of modelling the physics, but of capturing and using the answers returned to help create our deliverable models. Can we look at scenario modelling in greater detail? What are the languages and Continue Reading »


15:30 - 15:45

Break & exhibition visit

15:45 - 16:30

TF3 Automated Concept Design

Many of the calculations and processes that create a concept design are, by their very nature, quick and simple, to allow the designer more space to think about what is important to this project and how best to serve the clients’ needs. Generating concept design deliverables through automated work flows, rule of thumb data and graphical scripting languages can relieve Continue Reading »