The Need for Change, The Mervyn Richards Lectures

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Professor Mervyn Richards OBE Lectures

Need for Change

The Need for Change is a series of six Lecture by Professor Mervyn Richards OBE dealing with the history that lead to the development of the UK BIM Level 2 strategy and the problems it was attempting to resolve.

Lecture 1  Case studies and Research Part 1

Case Studies and Research Part 1 explores the development of BIM from the early concepts of the single model environment to the development of the Construction Production Information Council (CPIC).

Lecture 2: Case Studies and Research Part 2

Case Studies and Research Part 2 explores the development of BIM from  the initial CPIC work, through AVANTI into BIM Level 2

Lecture 3: Driver for Change

The UK Government BIM strategy was largely based on the Mark Bew and Mervyn Richards maturity diagram. This shows a progressive introduction of more collaborative ways of working to achieve the outcomes required by the strategy and also built the foundations for what is now called Digital Built Britain.

This Lecture explains the background and the drivers for change.

Lecture 4: Impacts, causes and effects

The first step to solving a problem is to accept there is one… This is not always the case, particularly in the boardrooms, they think it is a BIM thing. They do not realize it’s a business problem.

The industry need to accept that there is a problem, also confirmed through any number of reports since 1901 and still being reported in the 2018’s McKinsey Report and Farmer report.

This Lecture explains the background and the impacts, causes and effects that have led to the need for change.

Lecture 5: Barriers to Collaboration and Benefits Part 1

The fifth Lecture in this series looks at the industry and its ability to collaborate. We find many barriers to achieving this goal. Some are technical some are perceived economic problems, but in the most part they are cultural. These are based in self protection perceptions that it’s the other person I do my job properly and I cannot trust others.

Lecture 6: Barriers to Collaboration and Benefits Part 2

The final Lecture in this series carries on the looking at the industries ability to collaborate and introduces the concept of the Super 6 steps to improvement.

The Need for Change, The Mervyn Richards Lectures

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