Exploring process thinking to create streamlined digital workflows: Information vs documentation, Dundee

23 March, 2017 | 17:45 - 19:45

BIM is being used throughout the civil engineering industry
BIM is being used throughout the civil engineering industry

About this event

This is the final lecture in a series of three on Building Information Modelling (BIM).

The aim of this lecture is to explore the opportunities presented through BIM to control the production of engineering information. Far from just being a set of documentation standards, BIM is a clear opportunity to reinvent the way we create, manage, and share information. BIM is an enabler, we need to take the step forward ourselves.

Dan Clipsom, Associate at Arup, hopes to demonstrate through a series of real-world examples, how ‘process thinking’ can be applied to engineering projects to create streamlined digital workflows that promote increased quality, increased productivity, and reduced waste.

He will explore the notion of information vs. documentation to consider how we communicate the outcomes of design, and consider the hypothesis that design is a virtual production line to which we can apply lessons learnt from other industries.

He will then close the loop by framing these ideas inside a UK ‘Level 2’ BIM context and show how it can provide a sound basis for trying out completely new approaches in a considered, confident, and valuable way.

Registration and refreshments from 5.45pm for a 6.15pm start.

For further information, please contact Michael Mudie m.d.mudie@dundee.ac.uk

Dan Climpson

Dan Clipsom’s work revolves around complex multi-disciplinary building design projects, typified by large scale structures, complex structural geometry, or just interesting engineering challenges.

His interest lies mainly in the process of design and how we can build effective teams, develop efficient workflows, and deploy new technologies to do things quicker and better. He strives to lead by example and use the projects he leads to explore new ideas, test and develop new tools and workflows, and generally disrupt traditional design practice to create new ways of doing that others can follow.

His technical expertise relates directly to the fields of digital design, parametric modelling, design automation, and formal BIM practice.