Seminar: BIM For Small Practices (Part 2)

September 2015, 9th - September 2015, 9th

About the Seminar

Learn what can be achieved by a small architecture practice through the alignment of BIM tools and streamlined business processes.

The presentation by David Miller will describe the evolution of a small architecture practice into a BIM centric enterprise model as a response to the UK government’s mandation of Level 2 BIM by 2016. The presentation is in two parts. Firstly, exploring why change was necessary, the process undertaken, and the outcomes for the practice, both economically and culturally. The second part will illustrate by example the productivity and efficiency gains enjoyed on a new school project, including how the BIM process has fed into off-site manufacture.

The intention of the class is to demonstrate through metrics that organisation size isn’t a barrier to BIM adoption and that by building a business around a BIM creates cultural as well as economic advantages for a small consultancy.

Main topics:

  • Structuring an office around a customised BIM workflow
  • Leveraging efficiencies to underpin investment in R&D
  • Embedding BIM workflows into a Best Practice Management System
  • Approach to training and continuous upskilling
  • External measurement and validation
  • Business performance metrics
Adrem - BIM For Small Practices © David Miller Architects

Adrem – BIM For Small Practices © David Miller Architects

About David Miller

Position: Director & Principal Architect

Qualifications: BA (Hons) Architecture, Dip Arch RIBA, RIBA Conservation Registrant

Professional Associations: Registered Architect ARB (1991), Member of RIBA

David has worked at the highest levels of design in both the UK and abroad and is passionate about design and delivery excellence. Before setting up the practice, he worked in the offices of Norman Foster and Santiago Calatrava, then became an Associate Director of Future Systems, where he was Project Architect for the Stirling Prize-winning Media Centre at Lord’s Cricket Ground.

His specialist knowledge of the design and delivery of complex buildings evolved into an interest in three-dimensional analysis and modelling. Under David’s leadership, the practice is acknowledged as a UK expert in BIM techniques.

He works with the UK Government’s BIM Task Group and champions the CIC’s (Construction Industry Council) London BIM Hub. He sits on the RIBA’s Practice & Profession and Building Futures Committees and advises the CIOB on BIM implementation.

David is a sought-after speaker at home and abroad where he shares his experience of aligning a small practice with a BIM workflow.


6:30pm – Doors Open
6:45pm – 7:30pm – Presentation
7:30pm – 8:00pm – Questions and Networking