Terms of Reference

1. Group Name


2. Core Group Members

Jonathan Stewart - HEFMA

Steve Batson - IHEEM

Karl Redmond - BIM4SME

John Orrell - RIBA

Gary Allen - RICS

Richard Pope - AHSN

Michael Dyson - CIOB

Mark Holloway - HEFMA

Stuart Brown - NHS Scotland

Andrew Waddington - NHS Wales

Gordon Stirling - ProCure22

Prof Andrew Price - Loughborough University

Alison Ryan - CIBSE

Jim Chapman - Construction Industry Council

David Low - Dept. of Health

David Philp - Digital Built Britain

Hendrik Smit - Architects for Health

James Stevenson - CPD Health Projects (NI)

Mark Simpson - IHEEM

3. Core Group

The Core Group is planned to be led by the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (IHEEM - an International Professional Engineering Institute, a specialist Institute for the Healthcare Estates Sector) in affiliation with other representatives from organisations within the healthcare sector with a background in either healthcare estates, design, manufacturing, contracting, FM or consultancy within the UK. The Core Group is to represent all the various healthcare sectors and disciplines which makes up the healthcare community in the UK that have contributed significantly and regularly to the development of the BIM4HEALTH cause and are helping shape its longer term strategy. It is not the intention for the Core Group to have any permanent individual members, but representatives from each key partners/organisation, so the make-up shall remain structured, sustainable, under governance yet fluid.

4. Group Membership

BIM4HEALTH welcomes all organisations who operate within the healthcare sectors with an interest in the activity of structuring a governable, sustainable non-restrictive and open Health BIM conduit. It is proposed to create active BIM4HEALTH subgroups around the AHSN designated regions and to focus on particular issues relating to Health BIM. In particular the group encourages ways to engage with, adopt and embed Health BIM into business and how Health BIM can assist in the wider Government’s objectives for an integrated Health Information Model that assists in the goals and objectives as set out in the Transformational for Change agenda. As such membership is open and free to all organisations in return for which BIM4HEALTH would welcome contribution from such organisations:
• Join and participate in the social media networks established on LinkedIN and Twitter (BIM4HEALTH)
• Join and contribute to activity in the regional CIC BIM Hubs (http://www.cic.org.uk/networks-and-committees/bim-hubs.php )
• Regular follow activity on the website www.bim4HEALTH.org and propose changes and developments for the website through the contact page
• Where possible contribute to the development of database of case studies (to be developed summer 2015)

5. Group Goals

a) Raise awareness of Health BIM within the healthcare marketplace
b) Articulate the value proposition / business benefits to the healthcare sector: better efficiency, better information and better decision making – provide evidence and demonstrable proof
c) Produce some metrics to allow Health BIM performance to be benchmarked and measured within the healthcare sector.
d) Provide the healthcare sector with a clear understanding of the requirements of Level 2 BIM relevant to their role in the supply chain and relative to the Government data drops
e) Make sure the healthcare sector understands the risks and dangers of doing nothing and attempt to positively influence cultural change.
f) Assist and provide guidance to individuals, companies, organisations working within the healthcare sector and inform how to get ready for the Level 2: where they are now and what next / how do they get there? Produce suitable roadmaps / routemaps to support successful implementation
g) Produce and give access to simple guidance around the BIM process (PAS1992-2 / COBie Uk)
h) See that guidance is in simple English and suitable to their business perspective / lens
i) Ensure that the group activity and outputs are coordinated and integrated with the other BIM4 taskgroups and CIC regional hubs
j) Provide a voice for the Healthcare Sector in reflecting their concerns and interests back to the bimtaskgroup as well as the registered BIM4 Groups

6. Governance

The Steering Group will be self-governing, led by a nominated Chair Person. The Chairmanship and vice-Chairmanship of the committee will rotate on an annual basis. The initial Chairman of the Group will be Steve Batson and the initial Vice-Chairman will be Julian Colaco. The role of the Chairman will be to chair meetings, establish its agenda and represent the views of the group as appropriate. The role of the vice-Chairman will be to deputise for the Chairman when necessary and to represent the views of the group as appropriate. Steering Group members are responsible for their own internal organisational management reporting.

7. Resources and Budget

Steering Group members represent their organisation as part of their existing working arrangements. The group has no direct budget, therefore will use freely available communication mediums and may look for sponsorship for events etc. CIC will provide an oversight and administrative support.

8. Communication

LinkedIn will be the primary medium for communication and discussion within the group. The ‘BIM4HEALTH’ LinkedIn Group which has been set up will be a closed group to ensure a balanced representation of all stakeholders within the remit of the working group. A Twitter group also ‘BIM4HEALTH’ has also been established. Once membership has been approved, members are encouraged to create and respond to group discussion. Any reports of misuse should be directed to the Steering Group. The Steering Group will communicate internally and share information via a googledrive. The google docs area (now google drive) been set up under the account bim4HEALTH@gmail.com c/w file structure.