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NZILA BIM Workshops

Posted 30 08 2018

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Tim Holtrop
Tim Holtrop
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NZILA with sponsorship from Firth have coordinated a series of workshops on BIM which will reach members in the main centres of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. The material and presenters are experts in their field so will also make it worthwhile for members in other centres to travel to these.

These full day CPD workshops will provide attendees with an introduction to what BIM is, how it can be used and how to work with it. The workshops are aimed at design professionals who are still new to working with BIM and those who are yet to work in a BIM environment and want to know more. Material will be presented by BIM specialists and advocates from across a range of design disciplines.

BIM, or Building Information Modelling, is an important aspect of the way landscape architects are working currently, especially in multi-disciplinary teams and collaborating with other design professionals. The aim of the workshops are to inform our members about what BIM is, the benefits of working with it and how they can begin their journey with a BIM project.

BIM is an integrated process built on coordinated, reliable information about a project from design through construction and into operations. It aims to improve coordination, enhance accuracy, reduce waste and enable better-informed decisions earlier in the process. A BIM project would typically model all data relating to design, costings, build ability and clash detection, scheduling and procurement, sustainability impact, life cycle and facilities management factors as well as in use predictions. BIM is not new technology but a continuation of collaborative working within the built environment sector. BIM requires real collaborative working and sharing of data, knowledge and costings across project parties. BIM is the exchange of ‘Information’ amongst all parties involved in a project and changes the way we work and create closer relationships between all construction professionals. It seeks to bring design teams together with construction teams with the ultimate objective of BIM being to save cost and reduce waste.


Workshops will be held in:
Auckland - Tuesday 4th September
Wellington - Wednesday 5th September
Christchurch - Thursday 6th September

AUCKLAND Venue: REGISTRATION has now closed for Auckland workshop
Rydges Auckland
59 Federal St
Auckland City
Kingston Room 2

WELLINGTON Venue: REGISTRATION has now closed for Wellington workshop
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Victoria University, Kelburn Campus
HMLT001 Lecture Theatre
Hugh Mackenzie Building

CHRISTCHURCH Venue: REGISTRATION has now closed for Christchurch workshop
BreakFree on Cashel
165 Cashel Street
Level One, George Jakins Meeting Room
Complimentary parking on-site.

Registration includes
- full day attendance at the workshop
- morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea

NZILA Members $99 + gst
Non-Members $129 + gst

REGISTRATION CLOSES on Monday 3 September for Wellington & Christchurch workshops so Register Now:

Auckland workshop - Registration now closed
Wellington workshop - Registration now closed
Christchurch workshop - Registration now closed

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Programme for each workshop will be:

9am: Welcome

9.30: INTRO 

10.30: Morning tea

10.45: CASE STUDY 

Midday: Lunch 

1.00: TECHNICAL Tim Holtrop [Construction Workshop]

2.30: Afternoon tea

2.45: TECHNICAL Tim Holtrop [Construction Workshop]

4pm: Conclusion



Executive Summary
Tim is a senior construction professional who specialises in construction design, coordination and digital delivery. He works on projects that require a high level of accuracy in design and delivery due to complicated scope or fast timelines. Tim’s background is in design and construction, BIM management and modelling, and services coordination. He has worked on some of New Zealand’s most unique projects and collaborated with a broad range of clients, designers, engineers, contractors and suppliers.

Tim is an excellent communicator who helps project teams work together to create great things. He is a professional BIM manager and manages a team of seven BIM managers, modellers and draughts people. Tim is a recognised expert in the field, who regularly speaks to national and international audiences. Tim is the director of Construction Workshop, a technical consultancy in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Recent Projects Highlights
309 Newmarket Westfield, $400m, 2017 -
Design and services coordination, BIM management, Revizto management, HVAC BIM.

PPP3 Schools, $225m, 2017 -
BIM management, services coordination, HVAC BIM, fire BIM.

QEII Pool and Recreation Centre, $38m, 2106 – 2018
Services coordination, pool water services BIM, electrical BIM, fire BIM, as built data set creation and management.

Spreydon School BIM Pilot Project, $7m, 2017 - 2018
Construction and services coordination, HVAC BIM, electrical BIM, hydraulic BIM, fire BIM, BIM management, Revizto management, as built data set creation and management.

Key Capabilities

  • Digital solutions for construction creative professional
  • Design coordination
  • Services coordination
  • BIM management
  • Revit professional
  • Navisworks professional
  • Revizto professional
  • Construction data professional
  • BIM procurement and delivery advisor.


These workshops are brought to you by NZILA and proudly sponsored by Firth

 For any questions please contact us.