Enabling Building Information Modelling (BIM) for the Energy Sector – 2 days


BIM (Building Information Modelling)

BIM (Building Information Modelling) Level 2 has been mandated for use on all government funded projects from 2016 and will affect almost everyone working within the built environment, from those working in the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) industry to commissioning clients, owners and facilities managers.

Despite this however, there remains many misconceptions about what Level 2 BIM is and how it should be implemented.

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is the management of information through the whole life cycle of a built asset, from initial design all the way through to construction, maintaining and finally de-commissioning, using digital Modelling. BIM is all about collaboration – between engineers, owners, architects and contractors in a 3D virtual construction environment (common data environment), and it shares information across these disciplines. 

Building Information Modelling allows design and construction teams to communicate about design and coordinate information across different levels that has been unseen before. This information remains with the project, from before beginning construction, right throughout its lifetime. It also helps to analyze any potential impacts.

Since April 2016, the UK government has required construction suppliers tendering for centrally-procured government projects, including buildings and infrastructure, to be working at BIM Level 2. BSI is supporting the industry with a range of solutions to address the BIM level 2 requirements.

‘BIM in its various guises is becoming a metaphor for industry change – it is helping set a compelling vision of what a digitized sector would look like using computer readable data. We can see the outline of a construction industry that builds right the first time, have good productivity, and the ability to create a building that gives each individual and society the added value we want.’ –

What are the benefits of BIM?

By using Building Information Modelling and BIM certification, the following key benefits can be gained:

  • Faster and efficient processes
  • Increased productivity and speeds up delivery
  • Reduced uncertainty
  • Controlled whole-life costs and environmental data
  • Avoidance of rework costs
  • Improved safety
  • Opportunity to secure Government contracts and meet BIM Level 2
  • Reduced on-site waste
  • Prevention of errors

Key Course Content:


Day 1: BIM for the Energy Sector – Overview to BIM

Energy Sector efficiencies with information management and robust processes 

  • Overview to Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Digital Engineering concepts
  • Overview to Whole-Life Asset Management (PAS 55 & ISO 55000) concepts
  • Introduction to UK Government ‘BIM Level 2’ Standards – BS/PAS 1192 suite of standards that are currently published
  • Infrastructure and Energy Sector examples
  • Information Security and PAS 1192-5
  • What is meant by ‘BIM Level 2’, ‘BIM Level 3’ etc
  • Open BIM Data Standards e.g. IFC, COBie
  • Common Data Environments (CDEs) – what these are and options for implantation
  • Introduction to Project and Asset Information Models
  • Overview of Employers’ Information Requirements (EIRs)
  • Overview of Asset Information Requirements (AIRs)
  • Overview of Organisational Information Requirements (OIRs)
  • Data and Asset Classifications (Taxonomies)
  • Collaboration and Information Sharing – what’s the best approach?
  • Where Information Management skills are used
  • How GIS, CAD and Survey data is adding value
  • Summary and Review of Learnings


Day 2: (Optional) BIM for the Energy Sector – Embedding BIM

Energy Sector excellence with embedded information management and robust processes 

  • Facilitate workshop to discuss your specific organisational needs
  • Infrastructure and Energy Sector examples
  • Considering your Organisational Information Requirements (OIRs)
  • The challenges of understanding across teams – how we tackle them
  • Information Management (IM) as a dedicated function and processes
  • Metadata – how do we embed this in processes?
  • Information Portals – sharing the re-using data
  • Role of BIM with Big Data, Analytics and Internet of Things (IoT)
  • How to embed innovation and improvement
  • Understanding your role and how you add value to your organisation
  • Devise a high-level implementation BIM roadmap with next steps


Benefits of Attending:

 The course will cover the topic of BIM in the context of the UK Government’s drive to improve the efficiency in the Energy sector with BIM-enabled processes and contracts. We will explore how better clients (employers) informed and suppliers at all stages of an asset’s life can realise cost -savings and reduce risk dramatically. and book no

Who should attend?

Senior managers charged with introducing BIM processes to project delivery and asset management.

Pre-requisites: Management engagement with project and portfolio activities.

How will I benefit?

This course will help you:

  • Introduce collaborative working practices to your project and asset teams
  • Establish an asset-focused approach to briefing, information requirements and the evaluation of outcomes
  • Appreciate the steps in procuring, managing and exchanging information
  • Understand customer and supply-side drivers for BIM
  • Outline a BIM implementation plan

What’s included?

  • Detailed training course notes
  • Highly experienced BIM practitioner and instructor
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • On completion, you’ll be awarded a BIM certificate

Meet the expert: Steven Eglinton BSc (Hons), FBCS, FBCart.S, MIoD, MPWI

Steven Eglinton is a very experienced information management, geospatial and digital transformation specialist with over 17 years’ experience of strategic definition, Project Management & hands-on technical implementation, particularly within the Asset-intensive industries and Built Environment sectors.

He recently worked with both the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Cabinet Office on the delivery of BIM and robust Asset Information. He has also worked with Network Rail, Transport for London, Highways England, various Local Authorities, Utilities and Energy companies and property organisations companies to name a few. In the past few years he has also taught the main BIM courses in the UK – on behalf of both the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the British Standards Institution (BSI) – all with excellent delegate feedback.

His background is in mapping, Geospatial solutions and GIS, but now consults on Information Management (IM) in the widest context. Most often Steven works with Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Owner Operator (AECOO) clients – such as property developers, Rail, Energy & Utilities companies.

Steven works across the Asset Information, ‘Digital Engineering’ (BIM) and Geospatial / Geomatics domains in these current roles:

  • Project Manager, Cabinet Office
  • Principal BIM Tutor, Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • Chair, BIM4 Infrastructure UK
  • Committee Member, Association for Geographic Information’s Asset Management SIG
  • Committee Member and 2017 Chair of GEOBusiness
  • Committee Member, IST/036 (representing the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT)

Steven is an accomplished public speaker and event Chair, for events covering theme such as Geospatial solutions, Rail industry, Infrastructure Construction and Building Information Modelling (BIM)



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This course will provide delegates with an understanding of why BIM Level 2 has been adopted as a UK Government requirement and how BIM supports Lean principles to reduce waste in construction and asset management. Overview of the standards that define BIM Level 2 and the fundamental processes of a Common Data Environment (CDE).

This course will also help delegates understand BIM Level 2 from the perspective of clients and customers. The role of information in managing assets and projects more efficiently and the tools defined in BIM Level 2 for this (information requirements, soft landings, asset information models).

In additional, delegates will understand BIM Level 2 from the perspective of designers, constructors and supply chain. Responding to the client’s information requirements (EIR). Tools used in the supply chain to manage and exchange information (CDE, COBie, IFC).

Putting BIM Level 2 into the broader context of information security, roles and responsibilities. Reflecting on the impact of BIM Level 2 for your organization and what next steps need to be taken.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone implementing BIM Level 2 into their organization, their own work practices, or helping their clients or supply chains implement BIM Level 2
  • Construction and asset management professionals (project managers, asset managers, designers, constructors, manufacturers, maintenance contractors, information managers)


An organization that has already decided it needs to implement BIM level 2, or wishes to know more about what BIM Level 2 would mean for them.

What will I learn?

  • Explain why and how BIM is a key driver of improvement in project delivery and asset management
  • Explain how the existing BIM Level 2 standards, tools and documents fit together
  • Define the basic requirements of a Common Data Environment (CDE)
  • Determine how asset owners and project sponsors define their information requirements and procure information deliverables through contracts
  • Determine how designers, constructors, suppliers respond to their client’s requirements, plan their information deliverables and collaborate with their fellow team members
  • Describe the use of IFC in information collaboration and COBie in information exchange
  • Explain how BIM Level 2 project and asset activities fit into broader issues of security, quality and assurance
  • Recall the roles and responsibilities needed to implement BIM Level 2

How will I benefit?

This course will help you:

  • Understand the rationale behind BIM Level 2 and to put this into the context of your own organization
  • Understand the range of standards, tools and other documents that define and are used to implement BIM Level 2
  • Understand how BIM Level 2 helps asset owners manage asset information more effectively and helps project sponsors and project managers deliver better projects (commercially and technically)
  • Understand how all types of suppliers (designers, constructors, specialists, asset contractors) respond to client requirements in BIM Level 2, and what technical tools exist to support this, including COBie and IFC
  • See how BIM Level 2 provides a framework for better information security
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities associated with BIM Level 2
  • Understand what next steps you need to take to be able to manage assets or deliver projects using BIM Level 2 processes

The final session of the course gives delegates the chance to reflect on the topics covered and plan their forward actions to help them put BIM Level 2 into practice.

What’s included?

  • Detailed training course notes
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • On completion, you’ll be awarded an internationally recognized BSI Training Academy certificate