Upcoming live webinars in 2018

Coming in early 2018 are three Building webinars:


Bentley Systems’ previous webinars have discussed how to apply BIM technologies to all projects, including a fascinating case study from Copenhagen Airport. You can listen back to this on demand here. Bentley Systems also discussed collaboration and implementing digital solutions across project delivery. Listen on demand to this webinar here.


Siderise has recently provided a CPD module on incorporating acoustics into the design process, using curtain walling to maximise acoustic performance. You can read the article and take the CPD module here.

The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT’s) previous webinar focussed on The Public Contracts Regulations, issues on payment, insurance, third party rights and collateral warranties. You can watch this webinar on demand here.


If you are interested in hearing about our future webinars, register your details and we'll inform you about our upcoming webinars as and when they happen.




On-demand webinars


Applying BIM Technologies to all Projects – a Building Owner’s Perspective

Date: Thursday 7 December 2017
In association with: Bentley Systems
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured speakers: Michael Ørsted, Head of Technical Knowledge & Documentation Copenhagen Airport, Aidan Mercer, Industry Marketing Director, Bentley Systems

Overview: Most BIM technologies seem only to have been successfully applied to large, complex projects that are for new buildings or facilities. Not so! In this webinar your will hear how Copenhagen Airport has successfully applied BIM technologies to projects large and small, and for existing buildings and facilities as well as green field sites. Michael Oersted, Head of Technical Knowledge & Documentation, will discuss the lessons learned over their many years’ experience delivering projects that keeps Copenhagen airport a fast growing and among the most successful airports in Europe. You will learn the critical success factors needed to successfully implement BIM Level 2 for any kinds of buildings and what owners should address as deliverables from both designers and contractors in order to have a successful project

This webinar is planned to be CPD accredited, so attendees can gain study points.


BIM and Digital Best Practice Workflows

Date: Thursday 30 November 2017
In association with: Vectorworks
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured speakers: Samit Patel, consultant, Cadventure Integrated Solutions Paul Beaty-Pownall, managing director, bpr architects Stephen Holmes, professional services director, Cadventure and operations lead – executive committee, UK BIM Alliance
Host: Ike Ijeh, architectural correspondent, Building

Overview: This webinar focuses on digital practices and how design is more than BIM. Learn from industry professionals how architectural practices have responded to BIM and switched from 2D to 3D. The information from this webinar will help you add value to your designs, through all stages of design, process and concept design through to construction and facilities management. This will include:

  • Best practice on using BIM on real-life refurbishment projects
  • Modelling existing architecture in 3D then refining it
  • Current trends in BIM use and adoption
  • Making the switch from 2D to 3D
  • Facing the challenges of legislation, industry preparedness and design culture
  • A case study of using BIM on UK rail station projects

  • This webinar is planned to be CPD accredited, so attendees can gain study points.


Immersive Environments for Designers - How this can aid your design process & win future work

Date: Friday 24 November 2017
In association with: Autodesk
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured speakers: Daniel Wood, Building Design Technical Specialist, Autodesk and Peter Hughes, Project Architect & BIM Specialist, Whittam Cox Architects
Host: Jamie Harris, digital editor, Building

Overview: Immerse yourself with Autodesk LIVE design. Bring the Era of Connection to the AEC industry and providing a Virtual Reality (VR) for design team members. This webinar will cover how immersive environments are changing experiences and workflows within the project environments, providing ease of use for Architects, gaining valuable insights, and engaging with stakeholders who have a non-technical background and abilities.
This webinar will also discuss adopting technological solutions within architectural practices to provide enhanced visuals for high end conceptualisation to win future work and beyond.
This will include:

  • How incorporating immersive environments helps in design workflows to articulate design intent to clients
  • How VR can improve the process for designers - Easy visualisation directly from the model (bringing VR to every designer)
  • New methods of working
  • Current and future applications - Provides a stepping stone to other VR experiences and applied in a video and story telling areas

    This webinar is planned to be CPD accredited, so attendees can gain study points.


Essential Construction Law Update

Date: Thursday 9 November 2017
In association with: Fenwick Elliott
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured speakers: Jeremy Glover, Partner, Fenwick Elliott, and Ed Colclough, Associate, Fenwick Elliott

Overview: This webinar will be an update from experts in construction law on the legal environment concerning the construction industry, including: BIM and the legal landscape in 2017 Brexit: One year on Adjudication law update.

This webinar is planned to be CPD accredited, so attendees can gain study points.


Collaboration - Digital solutions for project delivery

Date: Friday 6 October 2017
In association with: Bentley Systems
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured speakers: Brenden Roche, senior application engineer, Bentley Systems. 
Chair: Deborah Duke, special projects editor, Building.

Overview: Project delivery can be a minefield for some organisations in a competitive market that is adopting and deploying technology rapidly. This presentation discusses a wide range of issues around the topic of collaboration and sets forth Bentley's approach to the idea of collaboration. In the webinar, speakers will cover: Reduce struggle with data exchange with Bentley’s comprehensive modelling environment Incorporate standards and working practices such as BS1192 Mitigate risks by resolving clashes and workflow issues between disciplines Manage and share project deliverables easily with project teams and stakeholders This webinar is planned to be CPD accredited, so attendees can gain study points.

This webinar is planned to be CPD accredited, so attendees can gain study points.

Level 2 BIM: Realising the benefits

Date: Thursday 21 September 2017
Time: 11.00 - 12.00 BST
In association with: Gleeds
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured speakers: Chair: Chloe McCulloch, Managing Editor, Building; Jonathan Williams, Deputy Programme Manager, Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (Dstl); David Miller, Director & Principal Architect, David Miller Architects; Laura Brown, Group BIM Manager, Bowmer & Kirkland; Sarah Davidson BSc (Hons) MSc FRICS RICS Cert BIM Mager, Director - Head of R&D, Gleeds Corporate Services.

Overview: The adoption of Level 2 BIM requires a significant process change for any company – this can be difficult to put into place, but can bring significant benefits for projects and the organisations associated with that project. Join industry experts who will discuss their first-hand experience of adopting BIM Level 2.

The speakers will consider:

  • How each organisation has had to make cultural and technological changes to the way they drive or respond to project delivery requirements
  • The different benefits generated as a result, including profitability, ability to attract a skilled workforce, collaboration and risk management
  • The challenges experienced and how these have been overcome

This webinar is planned to be CPD accredited, so attendees can gain study points.

Digital collaboration in construction: Increasing productivity and enabling new ways of working

Date: Friday 16 June 2017
Time: 11.00 - 12.00 BST
In association with: Bluebeam
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured speakers: Chair: Ike Ijeh, Architectural Correspondent, Building; Stephen Hamill, Director of research and innovation, NBS; Sam Stacey, Director of innovation and business improvement, Skanska UK; Sasha Reed, VP Strategic Development, Bluebeam.

Overview: Join industry experts who will give their own first-hand experience of integrating digital collaboration in their own practice and using it to improve productivity.

Attendees will learn how to use digital collaboration to:

  • Share information digitally and allow for communication that is more efficient
  • Improve decision making by being more efficient when collaborating in real-time
  • Decrease costs and reduce errors
  • Break down barriers to communications and improve workflows
  • Improve flexibility, making it easier to operate globally and collaborate with smaller firms
  • Meet BIM requirements by collaborating digitally in a common data environment whilst streamlining workflows


This webinar is planned to be CPD accredited, so attendees can gain study points.

NBS National BIM Report 2017: key findings and analysis

Date: Friday 19 May 2017
Time: 11.00 - 12.00 BST
In association with: Autodesk
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured speakers: Chair: Chloë McCulloch, Managing editor, Building; Adrian Malleson, Head of Research, Analysis & Forecasting, NBS; Simon Gillis, Technical Specialists Manager, Autodesk; Richard Waterhouse, Chief Executive, NBS; Aaron Perry, BIM Manager, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris.

Overview: Join NBS and Autodesk for a review of the key findings of the NBS National BIM Report. Released in May, the report is the key barometer for the state of BIM in the UK. This webinar will reveal the top highlights, with a panel of industry experts to help dissect what these trends mean for the industry, and how you can best position your company and career to meet the demands of the changing landscape. The 2017 report is the seventh annual study using a consistent set of core questions, allowing NBS to present a unique year-on-year comparison drawing on the insight of over 1000 construction industry professionals.

This webinar is planned to be CPD accredited, so attendees can gain study points.


Digitally enabled design: experience from design and build in the UK water sector

Date: Wednesday 10 May 2017
Time: 11.00 - 12.00 BST
In association with: Bentley Systems
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured speakers: Chair: Iain Withers, assistant editor (news), Building; Simon Kerr, digital delivery principal, Mott MacDonald; Andy Barnes, BIM coordinator, Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB); Martyn Pole, BIM/CAD team leader, Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB);

Overview: In the webinar, the speakers will cover three aspects:

  • The implementation of ProjectWise as an information management platform across MMB over the past five years and the benefits that has brought
  • The integration of Autodesk Revit with Bentley OpenPlant in a seamless digital workflow
  • The development and deployment of a Digital Component Catalogue, which is our store of high-quality, re-usable BIM objects

The webinar will conclude with a Q&A session where you can ask the experts anything about their experiences in this field.

This webinar is planned to be CPD accredited, so attendees can gain study points.

Flooding resilience: the Big Debate

Date: Friday 21 April 2017
Time: 11.00 - 12.00 BST
In association with: Wavin
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured speakers: Chair: Nathan Baker, Director of knowledge, ICE; Stephen Garvin, Construction Director, BRE Group; Graham Brogden, Head of technical claims - Property & Speciality risks, Aviva; Martin Lambley, Product manager, Wavin; Alastair Moseley, Director, H20 WEM & Honorary Vice President, CIWEM.

Overview: "The floods this past winter were catastrophic […] with over 17,000 properties flooded and the cost of the damage caused expected to be £1.3bn." Bonfield review.

On 5 April, industry experts and the lead on the Bonfield flooding review met at the ICE to discuss how the construction industry can help solve the urgent issue of flood risk in the UK.

The panel considered questions arising from the review and its recommendations to change regulation, and put more responsibility on homeowners to flood proof their homes, including:

  • Who will pay for this?
  • What are the key changes that will make a critical difference?
  • What is the industry’s role in making the action plan a reality?

You are invited to listen to the debate as it happened – and afterwards, have your say and continue the discussion at www.building.co.uk/watermatters

Asset Data, Yes…….But COBie?

Date: Wednesday 19 April 2017
Time: 11.00 - 12.00 BST
In association with: Viewpoint
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured speakers: Chair: Deborah Duke, special projects editor, Building; Ben Wallbank, BIM strategy manager, Viewpoint.

Overview: The webinar will answer the following questions:-

  • What is COBie?
  • Isn’t COBie just for buildings?
  • Isn't COBie just a spreadsheet of information?
  • Why don’t we just use the model itself for asset data?
  • Why don’t we just populate an FM software?
  • How do we control data from so many sources?
  • How do you trace data liability?
  • What is the future of asset data?

This webinar is planned to be CPD accredited, so attendees can gain study points.

Help your architecture or engineering business grow

Date: Friday 7 April 2017
Time: 11.00 - 12.00 BST
In association with: Deltek
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured speakers: Chair: Sarah Richardson, editor, Building; Richard McWilliams, director of technology, Turner & Townsend; Chris Scudamore, partner, PwC; Shaun Tame, managing associate, Construction – Dentons; Kevin Van Kirk, senior principal systems engineer, Deltek.

Overview: Global markets, financial pressures, big data, emerging technologies and the constantly evolving needs of the client are all impacting the day-to-day operations of architecture and engineering firms.

But while balancing all of these pressures, how can you keep control and transparency while still enabling creativity to foster, your people to be connected and enabled, and your bottom line to grow? At the core of stabilising growth is the need for more robust project governance.

This webinar will demonstrate best practices from across the industry to help you and your firm:

  • Manage the risk profile as it relates to managing the end-to-end project lifecycle, from bid to reconciliation
  • Ensure financial control and compliance
  • Deliver projects and services on time, and on budget
  • Enable a more digital approach to working with enterprise information management, mobile working and collaboration practices
  • Put your clients first and be nimble to their requests whilst still ensuring quality and efficiency in your service offering

Hear from a cross-section of industry leaders as they discuss their experiences.

This webinar is planned to be CPD accredited, so attendees can gain study points.

How to avoid costly contract payment disputes

Date: Wednesday 8 March 2017
Time: 11.00 - 12.00 BST
In association with: ProgressClaim.com
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured speakers: David Blackman (Chair), Freelance journalist, Building; Gurbinder Grewal, Partner, Dentons; Richard Bailey, Partner, Goodman Derrick LLP; Stuart Nutbeen, General manager, Progressclaim.com.

Overview: The recent case of Grove Developments Ltd v Balfour Beatty Regional Construction Ltd [2016] EWHC 168 (TCC) is likely to have contractors reliant on payment schedules nervously checking their contracts.

In this webinar, industry experts will:

  • Examine the relevant laws that apply to payment disputes
  • Address the causes of disputes
  • Examine different ways that contractors can avoid payment disputes, including payment schedule, action on overdue payment and specialist software.

This webinar is planned to be CPD accredited, so attendees can gain study points.

Creating the Right Digital Marketing Strategy for the Built Environment

Date: Thursday 2 February 2017
Time: 11.00 - 12.00 BST
In association with: CFA Marketing
Format: Live audio webcast
Featured speakers: Deborah Duke (Chair), Special projects editor, Building; Laura Curtis, Head of Digital and Integrated Strategy, CFA Marketing; Kevin Bohea, Commercial director UK & Ireland, Recticel Insulation UK; Simon Guy, BREEAM marketing manager, BRE.

Overview: Digital marketing offers a wealth of opportunities but with the landscape changing so quickly how can you plan a realistic and successful strategy for your business?

The theory and the activation of a digital marketing strategy are two different things. To address the challenges there are five key stages to follow to ensure you are reaching the right people, with the right messages, on a platform that suits them.

In this free webinar, guest speakers will explore and demonstrate best practice approaches to setting goals and measuring success set against a multi-channel approach to marketing. We will look at how brands should be more innovative, future-proofing their marketing and messages for the future generation. We will look at what channels offer the most effective ways of engaging and influencing and best practice for measuring results for better ROI.

This webinar is planned to be CPD accredited, so attendees can gain study points.

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Webinars are web-based seminars (audio and/or video) that you attend via your PC.

Building's webinars provide you with valuable construction industry information in an interactive format. Leading industry experts provide quick, easy-to-access information which can be viewed live or after the event at a time that suits you.

On the left is a list of upcoming webinars, as well as a selection from the archive. Simply click on the one you are interested in to register or view - attendance is free.

If you're interested in sponsoring your own webinar with Building please contact:

Cameron Marshall
Tel: 0161 874 3809
Email: cameron.marshall@ubm.com