National Federation of Builders selected as a training partner for BIM Show Live 2014

The National Federation of Builders (NFB) is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a training partner for this year’s BIM Show Live.

Taking place at Manchester Central, Manchester on 23 and 24 April 2014, the Show is the UK’s most established building information modelling (BIM) event. Now in its fourth year, over 40 expert speakers and 30 breakout sessions will deliver detailed, business critical BIM content to over 600 BIM users, experts and suppliers.

The NFB has been driving the adoption of BIM with SME contractors and companies working within the sector since the Construction Strategy of 2011 identified it as an enabler to improve the efficiency across the industry. Supported by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), its programme of activity takes a strategic and holistic approach to BIM adoption enabling SMEs to successfully and effectively embed BIM capability into their organisations. Its position within the industry enables the NFB to bring clients, contractors and subcontractors together to develop truly integrated teams.

Paul Senior, Chairman of the NFB, says:

“The NFB’s position on BIM is that culture change is one of the biggest issues contractors face when implementing BIM within the workplace. It is essential to ensure that contractors build integrated construction teams which include a supply chain that works together collaboratively as part of this process.’

“The support we offer SMEs has been designed to assist main contractors to enhance their own internal capability and leadership, but also provide development and training to their SME suppliers. As a long-standing and much respected trade federation, we have a responsibility to ensure that SMEs working within the sector are able to successfully compete in a BIM-enabled world. We are delighted to be selected as a training partner for year’s BIM Show Live – this will enable us to extend our reach outside our membership and into the wider contracting world.”