BILT It Up, Build It Up, Build It Higher!

Over the last few months you may have seen us mention our construction stream. You might have been wondering why you hadn’t yet seen a post highlighting which sessions to attend. That’s because it’s BIG! So big we have had our committee working away on the program up until now; so big that we can’t fit it into just a blog post summary.

We believe BILT provides a great opportunity to bring people together from different backgrounds to learn from each other. Our industry doesn’t function as well as it could, and we wish to play a role in changing this by bringing together those who design with those who build and ultimately own and manage our built environment. This year, to demonstrate our commitment and the importance of the construction stream, we have crafted a series of classes specifically aimed at contractors, running across every session for the full three days of the event. These sessions are spread across the following presentation types, Strategic, Case Study, Technical and Hands-on Labs. To help you identify the construction stream classes we have also put together this schedule.

These sessions seek to assist those working in construction to understand the value of technology and BIM/VDC processes presented by those with proven experience in the field – both contractors and consultants. You can expect to:

  • Hear about a case study on the UniSA Pridham Hall project. The project team will share their BIM implementation story, hear from the Contractor, Client and other key project members. (Session 1.2)
  • Learn how you can mitigate risk through highlighting the need for upfront VDC planning through collaboration and learn about how BIM and Digital Technology benefits the Construction process. (Session 1.3)
  • Discover new processes with prefabAUS on prefabrication and offsite manufacturing as an emerging process and key enabler to affordable and sustainable building techniques for the 21st century. (Session 1.4)
  • Listen to open and honest experiences about the practical implications of some of the BIM Uses including:
    • The pros and cons of specific uses
    • The cost implications, savings and expenses to the project
    • The benefits, the big wins and the little wins to the project
  • Learn about what you can expect from a design consultant’s model, how to identify if a model that you have received is useful and how to be proactive and specify your model requirements. (Session 2.3)

Let’s not forget the importance of estimation! Last week we announced the endorsement from AIQS of BILT ANZ 2017, which you can read about here. To learn more about the conference sessions for estimators and quantity suryeyors, head here.

And much much more!  Remember everyone who attends BILT can choose from any of the 96 sessions over the three days.

If you are a contractor; a construction scheduler, design manager, construction manager, estimator, subcontractor or supplier – consider how BILT ANZ could add value to your business. If you are an architect, engineer, quantity surveyor or an owner – do you work with contractors who could benefit from attending BILT? Consider sharing this post with them and encouraging them to join you there!

We look forward to seeing you in Adelaide 25-27 May.

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