BIM – The Journey and the future, Preston

16 November, 2016 | 18:30 - 20:30

Find our more about BIM and its future.
Find our more about BIM and its future.

About this event

BIM, or Building Information Modelling and its more popular title of ‘Digital Engineering’ promises greater efficiencies and leaner operations throughout the life of an asset encompassing the design, construction, testing and commissioning on to its operational life and eventual decommission.

Very much dependent on strong project initiation and the alignment of business case, a common data environment and an integrated PMO it is being championed by government and industry alike as having the backbone to support all future construction projects.

It has moved, in a few short years, from the margins into the mainstream of the UK construction industry. This presentation will explain where and how BIM is being used and give specific examples from the nuclear industry.

Speaker: Philip Isgar BSc CEng FICE FIStructE HonFAPM MCIHT MIMMM.

Refreshments will be served from 18:00 for a meeting start of 18:30.

Organised by ICE Lancashire Branch.


For more information, please contact:

Manuel Brau

Event materials

The following materials are available for download:


Philip Isgar

Philip has a degree in Civil Engineering is a Chartered and European Engineer and has been a Corporate Member of the Institution since 1979. His early career in the Nuclear Sector involved being a student at the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority in 1975 re-joining as a Graduate in 1978, moving to British Nuclear Fuels Ltd as a Senior Manager in 1983 and a secondment to UK Nirex in 1989 as a Project Manager.

The highlight was being part of the team that won the NCE - Daily Telegraph Project of the Year Award in 1989 for the Magnox Encapsulation Plant at Sellafield. In 1993, he joined Railtrack at its formation as Project Director to manage the transitionary and development aspects for the Major Projects Division. In 1997, he joined Bechtel as Programme Manager to develop the AMP 3 programme of work in partnership with United Utilities, before working as one of three Bid Managers on the JNP LUL PPP Contract which Tubelines won in 2003. He managed successfully the Rail and Infrastructure stakeholders at Westfield London and Stratford City along with the interface with the Olympic Park.

In recent years, as an Independent Consultant, he has led a number of successful Bid Pursuits, worked on Institution Committees, (Chair Of ICE Manchester in 2017), is a former Board Member and now Honorary Member of the Major Projects Association and was recently awarded an Honorary Fellowship and Lifetime Membership by the Association for Project Management. He is an active supporter of the BIM Task Group with responsibility for delivering the BIM Strategy for the Nuclear Industry on behalf of CIC/BIS/ DECC/ Cab Off.