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BIMsiNZ - September Event

  • Kahakura Building, Ara Institute of Canterbury Madras Street Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand (map)

Attendance is FREE. Food and drinks will be provided but pre-event registration is essential.

All attendees are required to register prior to the day of the event.

Event Programme:

5:30pm - Doors open/networking
5.45pm - Kahakura Tour - Andrew Robertson from Ara will give attendees who arrive early a short tour of the new Kahakura building.
6:00pm - Welcome and introduction – Glenn Jowett
6:05pm - Sponsors Address - Gary Patterson, NZ Sales Manager, Central Innovation
6.10pm - Presentations

Presentation 1 - BIM and Collaboration, Mark Horrocks, BIM Collaboration Specialist, Central Innovation

Using model checking software to find issues with your collaborators’ models is one thing – trying to explain to them where the issues are within that model can be the hard part. This is especially cumbersome when working on large scale buildings where there could be thousands of repeating elements (such as duct segments, doors, stairs) across the project. 

Using BCF files we can streamline this process, as a unique ID is attached to an issue and allows it to be highlighted for immediate isolation so it can’t be missed when the file is opened by your collaborative partners.

In this presentation, Mark will demonstrate the issue identification and resolution workflow afforded by Solibri, Revit and KUBUS BCF Manager plug-in

About the Speaker:

Mark Horrocks Is the BIM Collaboration Specialist at Central Innovation.

Originally trained as a draftsman, Mark has worked on a number of large and small scale architectural projects in both New Zealand and the UK. His knowledge relating to architectural data transfer and IFC systems makes him a valuable asset to those wishing to learn more about file collaboration in this industry.

Presentation 2 - Ara Kahakura Building, Project Case Study, Jasmax, Speaker TBC

Jasmax will deliver a case study presentation on the new Ara Kahakura building.

7:30pm - Open floor discussion

Depending on time constraints, it is proposed to have an Open Floor Discussion, like we have done previously, for anyone to come forward with any issues they would like to discuss and to problem solve.

If any of these discussion topics are of a complex nature, then please e-mail them through to the BIMsiNZ Committee before the meeting at

7:40pm -  Networking

Following the presentations, networking will take place downstairs in the Kahakura building with refreshments kindly provided by our event sponsors for the evening, Central Innovation.

Earlier Event: August 24
BIM AK - August Event
Later Event: November 21
BIMsiNZ - November Event