Standards Forum - Birmingham

Free event

Date: Friday 11 July 2014 (10:00-15:30)

Location: Radisson Blu Hotel, Birmingham, B1 1BT

Join us in Birmingham for the second regional Standards Forum of 2014. This Committee Members-only event will give you an opportunity to network with your peers and to find out about our latest standardization work.

Highlights of the day include:

  • An update on our standards and market development strategy
  • A spotlight on the Smart Cities programme including an update from Birmingham City Council as they address the challenges of preparing the city for the future
  • An introduction to Building Information Modelling, how it's transforming the construction sector and the role of standards in supporting its market adoption

We’ll also be running a number of workshops to ensure that you have your say on our on-going Committee Member engagement programme.


09:30   Registration, refreshments and networking

Jim Shuker, Head of Strategic Engagement, BSI

10:10   Standards: Accelerating innovation and opening new markets
Dr Scott Steedman CBE, Director of Standards, BSI

Q & A


The role of standards in enabling future cities
Saviour Alfino, Project Manager - Smart Cities Standards Strategy, BSI

11.10   Responding to the challenge of future cities
Heike Schuster-James, Programme Manager - Digital Birmingham, Birmingham City Council 
11:40   Q & A
11:55   Coffee and networking

Building Information Modelling, case study
Ant Burd, Head of Market Development - Construction, BSI
Peter Caplehorn, Technical Director, Scott Brownrigg 

12:30   Panel discussion
12:50   Lunch

Workshop sessions
Workshop 1: Recruitment and recognition
Workshop 2: Promoting the work of your committee

15:30   Closing remarks
15:35   Afternoon tea and networking
16:00   Close