Welcome to BIMnet - the UK's leading BIM networking organisation for the building industry.


Who are we?

BIMnet brings together key players in the market, facilitating learning through our speakers, and helping individuals and companies generate mutual opportunities. BIM is changing the landscape of the construction industry at an ever increasing rate. Its adoption involves inherently different ways of working and conceptualising projects by all those involved in the process. We are beginning to see BIM being used across all phases of a project: from early concept design, the production and management of construction information, through to O&M manuals and end-user facilities management. As adoption has increased, so has the perceived scope of what can be achieved in an BIM environment.

Why attend?

2016 will see the UK government BIM mandate requiring all centrally procured public projects to be delivered to BIM Level 2. The 2016 Level 2 Compliance requirement will mean all of the design and construction supply chain must deliver their aspects of project responsibility using processes and technologies in line with Employers Information Requirements (EIRs). Furthermore the government client wants to see a significant improvement in cost, value and carbon performance being achieved through the use of open sharable asset information enabled with collaborative ways of work throughout the entire project and asset life-cycle.

BIMnet will be hosting 5 events this year as part of the 2016 countdown. The events will focus on the following topics to bring together these thoughts and requirements for Level 2 and 2016:

  1. A Look Back - Where we are? What have we achieved? Overview presentations by David Southam and James Daniel
    23rd March 2015 - Sponsor Faro Technologies
  2. Design - Engagement, Compliance, validation and Buildability
    27th April 2015 - Sponsor Solibri UK Ltd
  3. Construct - Can we build it? How do we build it? Implication of new processes and technologies. Guest Speaker: David Philp
    15th June 2015 - Sponsor Oasys
  4. Operate - Moving from Client engagement to client action and operation. Guest Speaker: Paul Goodman-Simpson
    14th September 2015 - Sponsor YouBIM
    Please click here to register
  5. Now what? - What does the future hold?
    Date to be advised
    Seeking sponsorship

We are looking to have more media coverage at our events this year with photography and filming alongside our new media partner B1M. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn for updates. If you are interested in sponsoring an event, please contact a member of The Team

Who should attend?

BIMnet is aimed at Architects, Engineers, Project Managers, Civil and Structural Engineers, Contractors, Company Directors, End Users, Facilities Managers, and anyone interested in BIM and its issues in the building arena.


2013 Building Awards

Suppliers are invited to attend as event sponsors. If you are interested in learning more about our exclusive sponsorship package, please contact us

  • Exclusive sponsorship
  • Exposure to 40+ relevant BIM focussed attendees
  • Presentation at the networking event (10 min)
  • Prime location for your banners or stands
  • Your company logo and sponsor website link to appear on the front page of BIMnet website pre-event and 2 weeks post event
  • Your company logo and sponsor website link on BIMnet email/registration correspondence pre/post event
  • Your company logo to appear on BIMnet collateral relating to sponsored event
  • Link to your presentation content from BIMnet website
  • Opportunity to distribute your own branded material to delegates at your event

Shortlisted for BIM Initiative of the Year

2013 Building Awards


The latest BIMnet event took place on the 14th September at Bespoke Careers and was sponsored by YouBIM. A copy of the sponsor presentation can be accesses via the link below.

Sponsor: YouBIM



Registration to the next BIMnet will be open as soon as the date is confirmed.


PDF Document BIM in Operations. YouBIM 4.0. Simple.
Paul Goodman-Simpson, BIM Products

PDF Document 3D Laser Scanning Technology
David Southam, FARO Technologies

PDF Document Government Strategy
James Daniel (AECOM) and Andy McKay (Plowman Craven)

PDF Document Collaboration up Close
Laura Brown, BuildingPoint UK

PDF Document Developing a BIM Strategy
Lewis Wenman - The Murphy Group

PDF Document Tired of BIM rhetoric?
Paul Daynes, Sales Director, Cadventure

PDF Document Relating 2D documentation to the model on your mobile device
Ben Wallbank, SmartBIM Solutions and Rob Kalocay, Graphisoft.

PDF Document BIM in a Browser
Richard Thompson, 4projects

The Changing Data Market
David Jellings, The openBIM Network

PDF Document Trimble BIM and Build and GC Project overview for BIMnet
David Evans, Business Development Manager of Tekla

PDF Document BIM compliant?.....Who cares?
Richard Brotherton, AceCad Software

PDF Document BIM: Managing the Risks
Steve Rudge & Brett Naylor, Excitech

PDF Document Bringing it Together
Richard Waterhouse, Chief Executive, Riba Enterprises

PDF Document BIM: The UK Government Task Update
David Philp, Head of BIM Implementation, Cabinet Office

"The Government mandate will help drive adoption

However, this 'pull' is being equally met by an industry 'push'. We have the perfect storm for BIM in the UK and I am confident that we will not miss this opportunity for reform and to reset our construction default."


BIM Programme Director at Balfour Beatty and Head of BIM Implementation at the Cabinet Office