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Building Information Modelling (BIM) Awareness workshop with Offsite Management School

Becoming BIM ready

For suppliers who aspire to work and supply major public infrastructure projects such as rail, highways, schools and public health projects – BIM level 2 is no longer a nice to have but an essential skill set. West Midlands businesses are encouraged to attend a valuable FREE BIM workshop this summer to learn more …

On Monday 13th June, dozens of delegates from West Midlands businesses will converge on the Sandwell Business Solutions Centre, CAP Centre in Smethwick for ‘Building Information Modelling (BIM) awareness workshop.

The 1/2 day awareness session is being jointly organised by Sandwell Council and Offsite Management School. They want to champion BIM level 2 to the region’s supply chain and encourage them to adopt BIM so that they can win work on the £multi-million public projects set for the West Midlands including the £430m Midland Metropolitan hospital in Smethwick.

Offsite Management School to host valuable BIM event at Sandwell BIM Technologies & Skills Development Suite

Offsite Management School to host valuable BIM event at Sandwell BIM Technologies & Skills Development Suite

David Emery, director of architectural and design consultancy Virtechs – which specialises in BIM – will be facilitating the morning session offering practical advice for SMEs’.

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Skills development breakfast meeting: your roadmap to working with Carillion

Carillion, recently began work on the West Midlands biggest and newest landmark healthcare building, the £430m state-of-the-art Midland Metropolitan Hospital (MMH) in Smethwick, a £multi-million project for which Carillion and their top-tier contractors will need a quality pool of suppliers of materials, FM support and subcontract services.

Is your firm ready to supply one of the biggest names in UK Construction & FM services?

Over a complimentary cooked breakfast, you’ll get the opportunity to meet with the senior procurement leads & category managers from Carillon’s MMH team, you’ll hear about the works packages, designs, procurement and build timescales relating to the MMH and most importantly, you’ll learn about the supply chain opportunities that will be up for grabs soon and the essential skills (such as BIM) that they look for in prospective suppliers plus the approvals needed on the sub-contract works packages. Delegates will also get the first preview of the new Carillion endorsed Growth Spark APP, a FREE mobile & tablet-friendly online app to help improve your work-winning skills and a valuable SMART tool to demonstrate you’re a performance-driven supplier to potential new clients.

Work recently began on the 19 acre MMH site

Work recently began on the 19 acre MMH site

Attendees will get to see a first glimpse of the huge 80,000 sq. mtr MMH site from the newly opened MMH community platform, delegates will enjoy a panoramic view of the canal-side hospital site plus hear about the surrounding regeneration of Sandwell & West Birmingham.

Attending this workshop will allow you to:

  • Meet procurement / supply chain experts from leading contractor Carillion and learn what they look for from their top suppliers
  • Gain a valuable insight into business opportunities within Carillon’s supply chain
  • Hear about expert support for the WM construction sector including the launch of a FREE Growth Spark APP to improve your work-winning skills
  • Network over a complimentary cooked breakfast with like-minded construction professionals looking to develop their supply performance and improve their business credentials
  • Find out how to further raise your profile through the advertising and sponsorship opportunities available on the WMVH site.
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Sandwell Council shortlisted for 6 awards at West Midlands Celebrating Constructing Excellence awards

Sandwell Council, an award winning local authority, is proud to announce that it has been shortlisted as a finalist for 6 awards in 5 different categories for this year’s West Midlands Celebrating Constructing Excellence awards. The Celebrating Constructing Excellence awards is one of the most coveted in the profession and a well-recognised badge of excellence among construction peers across the wider U.K.

The winners will be presented at a high profile dinner on Friday 13 May 2016. More than six hundred construction peers, business leaders and innovators from across the built technologies sector will gather at the ICC, Birmingham, to celebrate best practice applied across the region’s landmark projects.

Sandwell shortlisted as a finalist for six awards

Sandwell shortlisted as a finalist for six awards

Sandwell’s pioneering work has been recognised for its forward-thinking strategy to nurture the valuable skills that future industry will need through the formation of the West Midlands Community BIM framework, which has earned them three shortlisting’s in the BIM Project of the Year, Value Award and Integration & Collaborative Working categories.

Whilst Sandwell’s creative procurement approach alongside Carillion & Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust have been nominated for a second shortlisting in the Value award for their partnership work aligned to the Midland Metropolitan Hospital.

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Carillion to unveil project team at ‘Midland Metropolitan hospital supplier day’

West Midlands businesses will have the chance to meet with one the UK’s biggest providers of healthcare support and construction services at a huge free networking event next month.

On Thursday 8 October some of the region’s most successful construction suppliers will converge on the CAP Centre in Smethwick for ‘Meet the hospital bidders day with Carillion who were recently announced as the preferred bidder to design, construct and operate the new Midland Metropolitan hospital in Grove Lane, Smethwick’.

The morning networking event is being jointly hosted by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council and Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust. Their aim is to show Carillion’s buyers, designers, engineers and project managers that the West Midlands supply chain is capable of providing every construction, medical, clinical science and built-environment products needed to construct and run a brand new hospital.

With development work for a £430m hospital – set to begin in spring 2016, the event provides the perfect opportunity for buyers and suppliers to meet, collaborate and share best practice.

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