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Elevating the Open BIM Process for Structural Engineers to the Next Level

24 Nov 2020

10.30am Presentation: Elevating the Open BIM Process for Structural Engineers to the Next Level

  • Discover how the structural engineer becomes one with the BIM workflow - A new approach for collaboration between modeler and structural engineer within a federated model
  • Transfer any geometrical model into an analysis model with a time saving of 30-50% compared to a traditional workflow
  • Use newly defined standard for exchange of analysis models called SAF
  • Transfer from CAD model to analysis model steered by structural engineer, giving him control over the creation of the analysis model, while the modeller can focus on the geometrical model
  • No more loss of data: changes in geometrical models are managed, and related analysis models are updated, all while keeping additional input
  • Bi-directional changes: adjustment in the geometrical model will be automatically updated in the analysis model. Changes in the analysis model will create tasks to be executed in the CAD system

Speaker: Herman Oogink, Head of Strategic Alliances, SCIA

10.50am Panel Discussion: BIM Workflow Efficiency

  • Is the Structural Engineer ready for the BIM model?
  • openBIM / SAF format
  • Which collaboration platform can handle the analysis model


Nigel Rees, Business Strategy Manager, Allplan   


Colin Westpfel, Head of Design, Balfour Beatty

Dr Marzia Bolpagni, Senior BIM Advisor, Mace

Eddie Jump, Technical Director, Thornton Tomasetti

Mohamed Ellithy, Digital Delivery Associate, Bryden Wood Technology    

 Herman Oogink, Head of Strategic Alliances, SCIA


What the UK's construction industry is saying about London Build..

  • It was our first time as an exhibitor and London Build Expo did not disappoint. It proved to be both exciting and productive. Looking forward to next year.
    Kash Ansari
    Marketing Manager, Nexans
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    Commercial Manager, Architectural Fabrications Limited
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  • We attended as a visitor for the first time last year and were impressed enough to rebook for this year. The standard of visitors that came to the stand was really good and the variety of roles from MD’s to electricians was excellent and some meaningful conversations took place, we met people that we would not have been able to access during a normal working week. It was a well organised event, very easy for the exhibitor and a really good atmosphere throughout, I would recommend that anyone who visited with a view to taking stand space in 2019 should go for it.
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    Technical and Specification Manager, Unitrunk
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    Area Sales Advisor, Indigo Industrial Supplies
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    Brett Rigby
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    Sales Director, The CPD Service
  • A very well organised exhibition. From the initial booking of our stand, design, social media coverage and logistics; London Build 2018 was a breeze to organise and exhibit at. The layout of the floorplan was very clear and enabled exhibitors to find stands they were interested in and engage with exhibitors. We certainly made a lot of new contacts and would recommend London Build!
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    Managing Director, Marquee Contracting Limited
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  • London Build Expo was a wonderful event. I particularly enjoyed the balance of like-minded professions and stimulating debate. There was never a moment without something of interest to see
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