North Wales Best Practice Club – Shotton Primary School

16 Oct
Wednesday 16th October 2013
8am – 9.30am – followed by the North Wales Best Practice Club AGM
St Georges Hotel, Llandudno LL30 2NR
Free to Best Practice Club Members, £35 (+ VAT) to non-members

This is your opportunity to learn how Flintshire County Council, Lovelock Mitchell Architects, Read Construction and their other partners are delivering an Exemplar project based on the core Constructing Excellence principles of collaboration, integrated teams, committed leadership and respect for people.

In North Wales, delivery of Flintshire County Council’s schools building programme is being transformed by the application of Building Information Modelling (BIM) processes. BIM has already helped streamline the development of Shotton Primary School by identifying potential conflicts during the construction phase. What is particularly impressive about this project is that the process is being developed by one of Wales’ smaller local authorities acting in a client and designer role, advised on BIM issues by a small local architectural practice and supported by a local SME builder working in partnership with the local authority – which goes to show that BIM is not just for the big boys.

This session will explain the processes which the team have had to develop and apply, the behavioural changes needed to make this work and the value that has been gained.

This is your opportunity to hear from:
• the local authority client and designer on their approach to the project, the value that digital modeling through BIM has brought to the project, how whole life cost implications will be managed into the future and how BIM has supported project development and the inevitable changes that have occurred.
• the local architect and how, as a small local practice, the adoption of BIM has helped to transform their organisation and deliver greater value to clients and how they have advised and supported this particular client.
• the contractors on how they are achieving all of this, what lessons have been learnt and how the use of BIM has supported project delivery.

This project was put forward as part of the Constructing Excellence in Wales Exemplar Programme so that others can learn from the actions taken by the team to deliver economic, social and environmental benefits.

Who should attend?
• Clients and procurers – to learn how BIM can be used to support and improve the delivery of 21st century schools projects.
• Contractors and consultants – to better understand how their application of BIM can positively support clients in developing successful projects and improving their own organisational performance.
• Facilities managers and maintenance teams – to consider the impact of the design and construction stages on the whole life costs of the asset and how digital models can support the future operation of school buildings.

Refreshments and registration will be from 8am and the event will commence at 8.30am with a presentation by the team followed by a Q&A session. The event will conclude at approximately 9.30am and will be followed by the North Wales Best Practice Club AGM.

How to Book: To reserve your place please email CEWales Events stating your full contact details and the names of all delegates wishing to attend. Substitution of delegates can be made at any time.

To become a Best Practice Club member visit our Club Page for details. Payments can now be made by credit/debit card.

Non-attendance by any registered delegate will be charged in full for non-members or £20 for members unless you have informed us by Monday 14th October 2013.

In order to reduce wastage at our events CEW operates a policy of only notifying venue details when issuing registration confirmation. This ensures we only cater for delegates who have registered and don’t over order for individuals who may or may not turn up on the day.