Join us at the CAD User Seminar on the 16th of May in Central London to discuss this vital subject.

With presentations from industry experts putting the pros and cons of each solution, followed by an in-depth Round Table where you get to put your questions to the panel, this is your chance to learn, question, and network with your peers.

You should attend if you are an Architect, Designer, Engineer, Landscaper or Facilities Manager or want to learn more about delivering building information.

Seats are just £95 ex VAT (£75 ex VAT if booked before 31st March) and include access to all morning presentations, the afternoon session panel debate and Q&A session, refreshments and lunch and post event networking drinks.

Spaces are limited due to the venue's capacity so book early to avoid disappointment. Payment can be made either by credit card or if booking through a Company, invoice terms are available.

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9:00 Registration and coffee
10:00 Introduction by David Chadwick – COBie or Not COBie – That is the question.
10:10 Information is the Key to BIM. But what information, how do we save it, why and how much?
10:40 Why can’t we use a Federated Building Model as an Information Delivery System?
11:10 Coffee Break
11:30 Learning to Love COBie – It’s the best and most effective solution we have.
12:00 What information do I need for managing my assets, and how do I want it?
12:30 Lunch break
13:30 When Theory meets Practice. Unanswered questions about COBie and the FBM.
14:00 Questions and Answers. Your chance to put the panel of experts under pressure
15:30 Close


  • Andrew Norrie

    Andrew has 7+ years experience in the 3D CAD / BIM industry having worked for market leaders such as SolidWorks and Graphisoft. Andrew is now Commercial Director at 3D Repo, a young university spin-out company developing a cloud based collaboration platform built around the concept of a database and exchanging data not files, creating exciting opportunities for analysis across projects.

  • Andy Stanton

    Andy is Infrastructure & Sustainability Manager at Transport for London, where he heads a team responsible for technical infrastructure, asset management and the sustainability and environmental performance of TfL's office portfolio. Current projects include ISO 55000 accreditation and BIM implementation for FM and operational phase of asset management alongside Government Soft Landings.

    Andy is a chartered building services engineer a former ESTA Energy Manager of the Year, and a member of the Institute of Asset Management, CIBSE and the Energy Institute . He is a regular guest lecturer on sustainability at City University and represents TfL on the board of the Better Buildings Partnership. Andy has worked and studied in France and the UK, in FM, energy efficiency and sustainability, both in the private and public sector.

  • Benedict Newell Wallbank - BSc (Hons) Dip Arch (UCL) RIBA

    With over 28 years’ experience in the construction Industry, Ben brings a wealth of knowledge to Viewpoint where he works as BIM Strategy Manager. Ben has advised contractors consultants and client bodies on management, organisation, workflow and business process associated with BIM deployment.

  • David Chadwick

    David Chadwick has been the editor of CAD User and Construction Computing magazines for over 14 years and has been involved in the computer industry since the early 70’s. David founded and edited Windfall, the first UK magazine dedicated to Apple computers, and followed the entire move from pen plotters to the latest technologies in colour printing as Senior Research Consultant for IDC and BIS.

  • Jonathan Reeves - BA (Hons) M Arch Dip Arch RIBA

    Jonathan Reeves is a Chartered Architect in the UK and a member of the RIBA. After graduation Jonathan worked in London at 3dReid, GPS Architects and PM Devereux, where he completed his professional practice. He has also worked in Sydney, Australia with award-winning architects Adrian McGregor (now of McGregor Coxall) and Adam Russell.

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Jonathan Reeves
An inspiring read for Architects getting started with BIM or who want to be level 2 BIM compliant.

What will you learn?

Is COBie still a practical solution for delivering building information to the people who need to use it?

Why can't we just give them the 3D model instead?

What information does the building owner need and how should it be delivered?

What happens when theory comes up against practice?

Who owns the building model, and who will maintain it through the building's life?

Learn the power, importance and the why's and how's of leveraging the information you are accruing in your 3D model


Hear presentations from industry experts discussing the pros and cons of each solution

Put your questions to the panel

Network with your peers