Organisers of the LuxLive 2016 exhibition and conference in London have announced that a major theme of this year’s event will be Building Information Modelling.
LuxLive will explore the impact of the technology on lighting professionals with the introduction of the BIM Academy.
Complete with workshops, demonstrations, expert Q&As and a special interactive zone on the floor of the exhibition, the BIM Academy will bring together manufacturers, software developers and specifiers to maximise the potential of this exciting innovation.
LuxLive has teamed up with leading authorities on BIM, including major manufacturer Whitecroft Lighting, light simulation specialists Relux, technical and photometric experts 42 Partners and consulting engineers Couch Perry Wilkes, to create a programme of presentations and seminars to explain the design and specification process for lighting products in a BIM environment.
Darren Lynsey of Whitecroft will explore the benefits and the challenges of the digital revolution in a presentation entitled How BIM is changing the design process.
‘With the advent of Building Information Modelling, the lighting design process is moving from a 2D to a 3D exercise,’ says Lynsey, ‘and the benefits are enormous if we take full advantage.’
Markus Hegi of Relux will look at how we can best manage lighting design models and data in the new landscape. He’s explain how to work with and integrate Relux and other software in a BIM environment.
Rob McDonald of Couch Perry Wilkes will walk us through a live demo of Autodesk Revit and shows how, with minimal input, useful data for calculations can be extracted and how the COBie toolkit can be populated with data.
‘BIM is changing the face of construction and it is certainly changing the process of lighting specification in fundamental ways,’ says LuxLive 2016 content director Ray Molony. ‘By focusing on BIM this year we hope to help the industry and the wider specification community get to grips with the platform and make the best use of it to achieve great buildings, speedily and cost-effectively.’
The BIM Academy programme takes place on both days of the LuxLive 2016, Wednesday 23 November and Thursday 24 November 2016. The BIM Academy zone is located at D7 on the floor of LuxLive 2016.
The programme for the BIM Academy sessions in the Whitecroft Tech Theatre is as follows:
(both days: Wednesday 23 November and Thursday 24 November 2016)
3.10pm How BIM is changing the design process
With the advent of Building Information Modelling, the lighting design process is moving from a 2D to a 3D exercise. Here Darren Lynsey of Whitecroft explores the benefits and the challenges of the BIM revolution.
3.40pm Working with Relux and Revit
Markus Hegi of Relux looks at how we can best manage lighting design models and data in this new landscape. He’s explain how to work with and integrate Relux and other software in a BIM environment.
4.10pm How BIM modelling can supercharge your productivity
Rob McDonald of Couch Perry Wilkes walks us through a live demo of Autodesk Revit and shows you how, with minimal input, you can extract useful data for calculations and how you can populate the COBie toolkit with data.
4.40pm BIM Q&A
A panel of BIM experts look at the challenges to be overcome to make BIM as seamless as possible for the entire supply chain.
- Entry to the BIM Academy and LuxLive 2016 is free if you pre-register at www.luxlive.co.uk.
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