BIM AK - May Event

  • Auckland GHD, Level 3, GHD Centre Freemans Bay

The May 2017 BIM AK event will be hosted by GHD. Arrival is from 5.30pm with presentations kicking off at 6.00pm. Attendance is FREE. Food and drinks will be provided.


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


Whether you’re a BIM Manager, Architect, Engineer, Contractor, Facility Manager, Manufacturer, Project Manager or anyone else wanting to learn and share information about BIM, BIM AK events plan to have something for everyone.

Event Programme:

5.30pm - Doors Open / Networking
6.00pm - Welcome and Introduction
6.05pm - A word from the sponsors; Health & Safety and Housekeeping with - GHD
6.10pm - Tim Holtrop, Construction Workshop - Building an Amusement Park! Creating and managing a 900 acre Revit model.

What would possess anyone to want to build a 900 acre Revit model and use it on a daily basis for over a year?

This case study highlights how BIM played a big part in the design, construction, procurement and facilities management is the largest downhill mountain bike and adventure park in the Southern Hemisphere, Christchurch Adventure Park.

The model was paramount to the delivery of this amazing project and you will get an insight into the design and construction and we will dive into the live model to showcase:

  • How you can setup and effectively manage 900 acres of digital terrain model with 450m of elevation change and in the middle of a forest.
  • Data here, data there, data data everywhere, not all data is created equal!
  • Modelling of unique building elements such as chairlifts, ziplines, mountain coasters, tracks and trails
  • Examples of real world dynamo output used in this project
  • Toys: Total station and drones

About the Speaker:

Tim is director at Construction Workshop, a company who specialise in to project BIM modelling, design coordination, and data handling. Tim has worked in design and construction since the early 2000s when he started labouring on sites. Tim is an architectural designer by trade, but doesn’t seem to do much of that anymore. His main focus is commercial project delivery. When he’s not building things or breaking revit he loves being outside, preferably in the mountains.

6.45pm - Richard Aitken, Peddle Thorp Architects - Deltek Project Information Management powered by Union Square

Peddle Thorp has integrated model authorship, documentation control, project records and issues into one cohesive system. The results provide robust and auditable project records, accelerate the issue process and drive consistent standards throughout the practice.

7.00pm - A word from the sponsors; Central Innovation

Central Innovation has over 30 years’ experience advising the Architectural, Engineering, Construction and Manufacturing industries on software, hardware, systems and people solutions. We are committed to seeing our customers get the most out of their design technology to achieve design excellence, productivity gains, cost savings, collaboration, greater design accuracy and impressive visual output.

We do this by providing world-class best of breed design software from the likes of ARCHICAD, Solibri, DDS-CAD, Artlantis and Solidworks, powered by the world’s fastest bespoke design oriented hardware IC3D, enhanced by our exceptional technical expertise, professional consulting services, ongoing training and education, plus access to specialist recruitment and outsourcing solutions to provide you the best people to drive your design orientated business.

7.05pm - Brett Naylor, BECA - BIM from Cradle to Grave, Mason Brothers BIM to FM Case Study

This presentation will be a case study on how Digital Asset Information was delivered for Precinct Properties on the recently completed Mason Brothers project. It will also show live demonstrations of how Autodesk BIM 360 Glue and Field were used to capture field based information on the construction site; and how all this data can be pushed through onto web based and handheld mobile devices, giving Precinct Properties the information they need to manage and operate their building.


7.40pm - Drinks and Networking

8.00pm - Event Closed