October event brings experts and innovators together to discuss BIM and collaboration over the Cloud

London, 19 September, 2016 – The second British Information Modelling event, which brings together innovators and construction industry experts, will take place at Arup’s London HQ on 24th October 2016. Following a successful first event earlier this year, the BIM-focused seminar and open panel discussion will take a closer look at developments to improve collaboration between architects, developers, engineers and contractors and the business benefits that can be gained. The event is sponsored by Arup Digital under the leadership of Volker Buscher.

Hosted by Arup’s Casey Rutland, the focal point on the early evening event will be an open panel session. The expert panel will include Cobus Bothma and Martin Coyne of KPF, Luke Cooper of Arup and Andrew Norrie of Graphisoft. They will share their experience from the digitisation of the built environment, including new ways of collaboration on construction projects, smarter designs for smart cities and sensor data processing.

The British Information Modelling will also see presentations from some exciting new technology innovators: 3D Repo, CartoConsult, Sablono, Basestone and OpenSensors. Visitors will learn how process monitoring improved the delivery of the Louvre project in Abu Dhabi, and how virtual reality helps make construction sites safer.

The event is organised by 3D Repo, the company behind multi-award winning technology that allows complex BIM datasets from multiple sources to be stored and easily accessed anywhere via the web.

This important event takes place from 18h30 to 21h00 on 24th October at Arup HQ, Fitzroy Street and it is a warm up event for Digital Construction Week. To reserve a place, please go to http://www.eventbrite.com/e/british-information-modelling-tickets-27771172324

The event is a warm up to Digital Construction Week taking place 26-28 October at London’s Business Design Centre.

“We are delighted to bring together a number of cutting-edge technological innovations as well as an expert panel of industry leaders. With over 100 delegates from across the construction industry, this will be an exciting event.”

Dr Jozef Dobos, Founder & CEO, 3D Repo

Drinks and snacks will be provided.

About sponsors:


Sablono was founded as a spin-off from the Technical University of Berlin. It was here where most of the founders met at a research project aimed at improving the planning of complex construction processes. After developing a first prototype in 2014, Allplan GmbH, High-Tech Gründerfonds as well as Hasso Plattner Ventures joined as investors and partners. Today, the team consists of ten passionate and highly motivated professionals delivering value to construction companies in various countries.


CartoConsult provide a mix of bespoke services, consultancy, software solutions and data to government authorities, traditional Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) clients as well as to organisations in new markets such as Leisure, Tourism and Advertising, where geospatial technology can be deployed to create unique value.


Basestone helps engineering professionals achieve greater efficiencies through the elimination of wasteful and non-productive activities that are currently present within the construction industry. This is done through the digital mobilisation of engineers – transforming the way they issue, review and manage their drawings and data across construction projects. The mobile and web-based collaboration tool helps connect professionals throughout the construction industry, both on-site and in the office, and enables them to be more productive with their time.


OpenSensors is a real time data exchange for the internet of Things (IoT), called ‘Twitter for Sensors’ by wired.com, whose mission is to make data generated from IoT useful and accessible. Because of OpenSensors, customers are able to reduce the cost and risk of IoT deployments. Anyone is able to reuse data to understand their environments better. OpenSensors takes care of managing devices and data at scale to enable to easily built connected products. Interoperability and easy integration is the key to scaling IoT by making it simple to search for and reuse data.

3D Repo

3D Repo, a spinout of UCL Business PLC, is a multi-award winning open source software for Building Information Modelling in the cloud. Instead of architects, consultants and contractors sharing massive proprietary files in a costly and time consuming manner, they can simply point their web browser to an encrypted online repository in order to examine each project stage virtually, even on mobile devices. More than 40 different 3D file formats are decomposed and federated in the company’s big data repository. The 3D Repo team has collaborated on a number of large scale projects with companies such as ARUP, Balfour Beatty and British Telecom.

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