Maritime BIM Bootcamp

  • Published:1 Mar 2023
  • Last updated:23 May 2023
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  • Start Date
    21 Jun 2023

    End date
    22 Jun 2023


Unlocking the full potential of Building Information Management within the Maritime sector

Maritime UK together with the Society of Maritime Industries, British Port Association and Royal HaskoningDHV are pleased to announce the launch of our Maritime BIM Bootcamp in 2023 – An interactive two-day workshop that aims to unlock the potential of Building Information Management (BIM) for the entire maritime industry.

By bringing together the maritime supply chain, we will look to plot the journey we will all need to follow to create a fully collaborative BIM integrated industry aligned with the Maritime 2050 strategy. Throughout the two-day workshop, we will take a detailed look at the current state of affairs, share success stories and establish what we can learn from more BIM mature industries. This will provide us with the platform to establish the goals on how we will all move forward together with BIM integration at the core of the full project lifecycle.

This will be the start of the journey, with the aim of supporting industry initiatives to help us achieve the Maritime 2050 goals. 

Places at the event will be limited and we expect the event to be oversubscribed.Please note that by we cannot guarantee places to everyone who registers. 

To maximise knowledge sharing and to gain momentum for the industry, we would like to target the event at BIM decision makers and subject matter experts across the maritime sector. This includes port owners, port operators, contractors, designers, consultancies and research companies.


Day 1

Welcome, introductions, and code of conduct reminder Maritime UK

9:35 – 10:45

Why this bootcamp?

Where we are currently - A global perspective

Jugal Makwana (Board Member in buildingSMART International)

Maritime 2050 Maritime UK or ministerial representative

Building SMART / Nima

Nick Nisbet (buildingSMART UK & Ireland chapter) 

Panel session between all entities to present their current maturity

Representatives from ports, contractors,designers, operators

10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break

11:15 – 12:00

Presentation, followed by breakout groups of 8-10 people to discuss issues, concerns

and experience:

What benefit does BIM provide to your organisation?

What challenges should I expect when implementing BIM?

Choosing from the multiple platforms available

Is there a set of standards to follow?

How does the maritime industry maturity compare to other industries?

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break

13:00 – 14:00

Structured asset data for projects and operations

Panel discussion followed by Q&A, focused on a case study that demonstrates

successful use of BIM data in transition from construction to operations handover.

UK or European construction / operators

14:00 – 14:45

Successful BIM data use for Contractors and the building industry

Presentation followed by Q&A, focused on a relevant case study

14:45 – 15:15 Coffee break

15:15 – 16:15

Pitfalls and essentials of planning and design engineering

Brief presentation focused on a case study, followed by breakout groups of 8-10

people to discuss ideas. Finishes with a 15-minute plenary session

16:15 – 17:00

Developers, ports and landowners - The start of the BIM journey and how that

might look

Presentation from developers who have successfully used managed information and

models at the early stages of project development, followed by breakout groups of 8-

10 people to discuss ideas. Finishes with a 15-minute plenary session

Day 2

9:00 – 9:30 Welcome, introductions and code of conduct reminder

9:30 – 10:30

Other industries present their journey



10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 12:00

How do we maximise the potential of AI and Digital Twins to the benefit of

the maritime industry?

Panel discussion followed by Q&A

Technology providers

2:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 14:30

Workshop discussing challenges and solutions relating to:

Procuring and setting up the correct BIM environment

Delivering a project within BIM

Managing infrastructure developed in the BIM environment

Summary of findings over the previous 2 days

14:30 – 15:00 Final panel session: What happens next