RICS BIM4SME Awards – 2016

  • Closing date for entries is 23rd June 2016

Apply for the BIM4SME Awards – 2016

Small and medium-sized Enterprises are critical to the success of Level 2 BIM in the UK. They are the engine room of the sector and deserve more recognition for their efforts to adopt and implement BIM in their projects. The RICS BIM4SME Awards 2016 will recognise and promote their role and achievements in the UK’s adoption of BIM. These awards will spread awareness, promote best practice and highlight the tremendous opportunities BIM presents to small and medium businesses.

Overview for entrants

Entries are invited from all. This is regardless of whether the SME is a member of RICS.  The case studies are discipline agnostic and carry a wide berth encompassing the entire AECO (Architectural, Engineering, Construction and Operations) industry. This is about SMEs – it should demonstrate their engagement and capture the knowledge of the whole BIM process. It should establish the SMEs’ ability to dovetail into a BIM project at any stage, contributing and collaborating actively with increase in efficiency for all the stakeholders.

Inclusivity

For the avoidance of doubt, the entrants can be from any discipline within the AECO sector: designers, consultants, suppliers, manufacturers, contractors, facility and estate managers, demolitions and decommissioning specialists, information technology and software companies, lawyers, financial consultants and underwriters.

Awards and publication

The case studies will be published on the BIM4SME website, www.bim4sme.org, and RICS website www.rics.org, raising awareness and imparting knowledge.

Sponsorship

Click here for information and guidelines for any organisations interested in sponsoring the RICS BIM4SME Awards 2016.

Structure of the submission

Supporting statement

  • Name, location and age of Organisation, Company or Practice
  • Who is/are the director(s)/founder(s)?
  • How many people are employed?
  • What is the makeup of the employees?
  • What are the main areas/types of work?
  • 100 – 250 words narrative to supplement the above in describing the Organisation, Company or Practice.

Case study format

  • 1500 words maximum
  • Images should be in PNG, TIFF or JPEG format of high resolution (greater than 200 dpi) and limited to 12 in total.

Timetable and registration

  • The RICS BIM4SME Awards will be launched at the RICS BIM Conference on 25 February 2016 – Individuals, companies and/or project teams can enter from this date.
  • The closing date for entries is 23 June 2016
  • The awards ceremony will be held on 29 September 2016 in London.

How to enter

  • Read the category criteria [below] carefully to make sure you enter your project in the most appropriate category
  • Entries must be submitted using the entry form and sent to Ana Bajri, Member Services Manager, contact details below

Click Here to Download Entry Pack

  • Attach a 100- 250 words supporting statement
  • Case study to include maximum 1500 words Attach a maximum total of 12 images
  • Entries to be submitted via memory stick
    • Send your completed submission/s to:

Ana Bajri
Member Services Manager
RICS
Parliament Square
London SW1P
3AD United
Kingdom
T: 0207 695 1687
E: abajri@rics.org

Your Privacy: RICS and BIM4SME take the privacy and security of the personal information you provide very seriously. We apply data processing policies in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998. We will only use this information provided for the purposes of this event and to update you on similar activities. Neither RICS or BIM4SME will share your information with third parties for the purpose of sending you details of offers of products and services. If you do not wish to be contacted by RICS and BIM4SME in the future please contact us at privacy@rics.org

Competition Categories

Best BIM Project –Micro Enterprise (1-10 employees)

The case study should show an overall understanding of the BIM process and the maturity attained in working at Level 2. It should demonstrate how the BIM requirements were received and how they were understood. It should show how the relationship was managed with their client. It should demonstrate how the work flow was structured and how any potential risks were managed. The case study should clearly demonstrate active collaboration in achieving the efficient delivery of the required information and content.

Best BIM Project – Small Enterprise (11-50 employees)

The case study should show an overall understanding of the BIM process and the maturity attained in working at Level 2. It should demonstrate how the BIM requirements were received and how they were understood. It should show how the relationship was managed with their client. It should demonstrate how the work flow was structured and how any potential risks were managed. The case study should clearly demonstrate active collaboration in achieving the efficient delivery of the required information and content.

Best BIM Project – Medium Enterprise (51-250 employees)

The case study should show an overall understanding of the BIM process and the maturity attained in working at Level 2. It should demonstrate how the BIM requirements were received and how they were understood. It should show how the relationship was managed with their client. It should demonstrate how the work flow was structured and how any potential risks were managed. The case study should clearly demonstrate active collaboration in achieving the efficient delivery of the required information and content.

Best BIM for Knowledge Sharing

This category is for any organisation, UK or International, which is providing information and knowledge sharing of processes, data, techniques, protocols etc. to educate or enhance the use and up take of BIM as an open source. The organisation is actively promoting and gifting this knowledge for the development of the AECO sector. This category is to recognise those contributions by bloggers, social media etc.

Best SME Newcomer

This category is for those that have just started their BIM journey in the last 12 months. Why they joined the BIM revolution and what were the compelling points that encouraged the adoption of this process. What were the key challenges and what was achieved in this short time frame that was significant to the business?

Best use of BIM for Innovation

This category should include technical, process, commercial or legal innovation showing acceleration, accuracy and efficiency in tasks due to the adoption of BIM. The case studies should highlight the innovation/s, the reasons for invention, how tools were implemented, what benefits they brought and most significantly are tools deployable to other businesses?

Best SME BIM Training

This entry can be from either a trainer or trainee perspective. It should highlight the need for training and how it added value to the business. The case study should highlight whether the training was accessible and deployable or if it was bespoke to the requirements. The case study should show the benefits of training. Furthermore demonstrate If any certification or accreditation was awarded and if it added value to the business.

Best implementation of Level 2 BIM

The entry for this category can be from a client /tier contractor, consultant or SME perspective. The case study must show how the Level 2 components and associated standard are embedded into the business. It should also demonstrate how the department, organisation or business gained distinct value after the implementation.

Best International SME BIM

This should be from the perspective of the SME where the SME is directly employed by a client or a tier contractor. The case study must articulate the structure of the support programme from the client or a tier contractor and what the SME had to do in terms of its engagement.

Best Client for SME BIM

This should be from the perspective of the SME where the SME is directly employed by a client or a Tier contractor. The case study must consider the quality and structure of information provided by the client, the support programme provided by the client or a tier contractor and what the SME had to do in terms of engaging.

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