BIM - reducing costs in the water sector

Date: 19th June 2013

Location: The Rose Bowl, Leeds

Time: 1.00pm - 4.30pm (Registration from 12.30pm)


Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the water industry

– reducing costs for contractors, suppliers & asset owners

The Water Industry Forum invites you to attend a half day seminar exploring the increasing use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the water industry, and the potential that it holds for reducing costs for asset owners, contractors and suppliers.


By 2016, BIM will be a requirement on all central Government construction, including infrastructure projects that data on the built asset is delivered at key milestones in the project process.  This process facilitates better integrated working and collaborative design management and is designed to provide asset owners with key information in a readily understandable format by which to make decisions of great value for asset operation, maintenance and eventually decommissioning.  BIM tends to be based on the use of 3rd party modelling software but should not be thought of as a software solution.

Water Sector

The water sector is beginning to derive value from the use of BIM and it is expected that this process will become more commonplace over the life of the forthcoming regulatory period.  Estimates from other sectors suggest that efficiency savings of 15-20% can be generated through use of BIM providing benefits to both clients and suppliers.  Furthermore, the data generated could support clients in developing their determinations in future price review processes.

Seminar Aims

1.  To provide an insight into how BIM has supported cost savings in other sectors.

2.  To explore some of the perceived potential commercial and contractual barriers to BIM in the water sector.

3.  To give an insight into the trailblazing projects currently utilising BIM in the water sector.

The seminar will finish with speaker panel/audience discussion on what needs to happen to accelerate take up in the water sector

Seminar Agenda

12:30   Registration with Tea & Coffee

13:00   Introduction

13:10   UK Government BIM Programme and Recent Commercial Developments

Simon Rawlinson (HM Government BIM Group)

13:45   Use of BIM on the £180m United Utilities Liverpool WWTW project

(The first major project in the UK water sector to have adopted BIM)

Paul Heath (Galliford Try - CAD Manager)

14:10   Use of BIM at Yorkshire Water from a Design Perspective

Simon Kerr (Mott MacDonald - BIM Champion for Water & Environment Unit) 

14:35   Coffee & Networking

15:00   Anglian Water BIM Strategy

Mark Hedges (Anglian Water @one Alliance - CAD Manager)

15:25   Environment Agency BIM Strategy - where are we now?

Karen Alford (EA Strategic Programme Development Manager)

15:50   What needs to happen to accelerate take up in the water sector?

Panel/Audience discussion

16:20   Summing up and next steps

16:30   Close


The price for this seminar is:

£66 + vat         for WIF Partners

£88 + vat         for WIF Full Members

£99 + vat         for WIF Associate Members & WIF Industry Associates

£110 + vat       for non-members.

To register for this event please complete the formr at the bottom of this page.

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