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Benedict Wallbank


BIM Strategy & Partnerships Manager


With over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, Ben brings a wealth of knowledge to Trimble where he works as BIM Strategy & Partnerships Manager. Ben has advised contractors, consultants and client bodies on management, organisation, workflow, and business process associated with BIM deployment. Prior to joining Trimble, Ben headed up SmartBIM Solutions providing BIM consultancy. He also ran his own architectural practice and has been involved in implementing BIM processes and technologies since 1991. He is a much sought after lecturer and tutor of BIM in the UK , Europe, China and Brazil and has published papers through RIBA Journal, Architecture Ireland and Building Design. Ben is a member of the buildingSMART technical group in the UK, attends the BIM Academic Forum and sits for Viewpoint on the BIM Technologies Alliance.

 What to expect during the event

Constructing Hinkley Point C, the UK’s first nuclear power station in a generation, is understandably no mean feat. With a project value of over £20 billion to be built over a 7-year period, Hinkley Point C (HPC) is one of the largest and most complex projects currently under construction in Europe. With a project of this scale and complexity requiring digital collaboration, traceability and visibility to deliver the nuclear level quality required. Join Ben Wallbank in this presentation to learn how Bouygues Travaux Publics (TP) and Laing O'Rourke joint venture, BYLOR, equipped themselves with the best digital technology available to future-proof this huge project. Those joining this session will learn how BYLOR: Designed and detailed in 3D modelling all of the concrete and reinforcement needed for the complex structures on site. Coordinated and communicated between 5,000 people working on site day in day out, reaching 8,500 at the project’s peak. Collaborated by using a cloud-based system that acted as a common data environment. Reported and recorded on the work completed, as well as effectively managed the immense amount of data generated by using a cloud-based mobile solution designed to replace pen and paper in the field for forms, recording, project delivery and handover processes. This is a unique opportunity to exchange ideas on the subject of constructible solutions, from design process through to the construction on site, with use of the 3D models; right through to the use of reporting and recording all the processes on site.

Connecting Britain's Biggest Nuclear Power Station

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