As a champion of BIM processes and procedures, in both contracting and software environments, I have built up a wide knowledge of how BIM workflows, and data management in particular, can improve business outcomes. I favour an Open BIM approach and support the use of the IFC file format as a means towards better integration and collaboration. Happy to discuss all aspects of BIM and share lessons learnt from the thinkBIM network, particularly if a good Yorkshire beer is to hand.
Jason has over 20 years’ experience as a Building Services Engineer and Sustainability Consultant. He has considerable experience in both the Private and Public sectors and has a proven track record of working in Retail and Education, in particular on Building Schools for the Future. His technical engineering skills are complemented by his experience in sustainability and energy, in particular as a CIBSE Low Carbon Consultant and qualified BREEAM Assessor. Jason joined Hoare Lea in 2016 following seven years at WSP, to further enhance their technical capabilities and to promote sustainability, renewables, energy and CO2 awareness across their range of project deliverables.
Josie works as a senior lecturer for both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Civil Engineering at Leeds Beckett University. Before this she was a site agent for 10 years with some of the well-known major contractors. She brings to the team an established project management approach from design to construction ever so mindful of the barriers that new technologies, processes and systems are facing when you delve further into supply chains. Linking to her module on Infrastructure Asset Management, Josie is keen to explore how BIM is being used for infrastructure projects and the challenges that new technologies bring.
Paul Wilkinson has worked in the UK construction industry since 1987, with some of the sector’s best-known names in professional services and information technology. He is an authority on the use of construction collaboration technology platforms, Software-as-a-Service and related developments in fields such as BIM, mobile technologies and social media. He sits on the information systems panel of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the committee of COMIT (Construction Opportunities for Mobile IT) and the steering group of Constructing Excellence, among other honorary roles. His blog, Extranet Evolution, covers construction-related developments in cloud computing, SaaS collaboration, BIM and mobile, and Paul also writes occasionally for other industry publications.
Mark is a Digital Constructing Manager for BAM Construct UK part of the Royal BAM Group that consists of 25 companies around the world with employees totalling 28,000. Based in Leeds he provides BIM implementation, training & support to projects and is actively involved with company’s national BIM strategy. He has managed the introduction and implementation of BIM360 Field across several projects for BAM. He has worked within the UK construction industry for 17 Years for both major international consultants and contractors.
Mark supports the thinkBIM network as he passionately believes a collaborative approach between design and construction using technology as a facilitator will deliver better project outcomes.
Rob is an Associate Director at Bond Bryan Architects in Sheffield. He is an Architect by training and has a passion for technology and process improvement. He is a passionate advocate of an OPEN BIM approach both from a software point of view through the use of open formats and also in terms of industry wide standards that allow a collaborative workflow. This has led to him speaking about BIM, ARCHICAD, interoperability and standards at various national and international events including Autodesk University and BIM Show Live. He runs the twitter account @bondbryanBIM and also writes Bond Bryan Architects award winning BIM Blog.
Tom is essentially a very lazy man and as a result has laboured tirelessly to be as efficient and LEAN as possible, applying the “marginal gains” philosophy whilst David Brailsford was still using stabilisers! Tom likes the finer things in life…such as real ale, Islay malts and the films of Bruce Willis.
Tom has worked at the coal-face of innovative CAD solutions since the mid-nineties as contract engineer and lead draughtsman in the ventilation industry on projects across the UK. Tom then moved to an interdisciplinary property consultancy where, as CAD Manager, he authored the protocols which provided structure and support for CAD output across the company. Tom then reapplied his skills from the ductwork industry to work as CAD Manager for an M&E design consultancy where he transformed their approach to CAD and began their move towards BIM.
Moving into the public sector as BIM Manager for East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Tom overhauled their design output strategy and implemented a regime to enable the council to meet the Government Construction Strategy BIM requirements in advance of the 2016 deadline.
Tom is now BIM Manager at Turner & Townsend where he is focusing his experience and need for efficiency on enabling construction clients to achieve better outcomes through the application of BIM processes across their asset portfolios.