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(Chair)  Duncan Reed,  Digital Construction Process Manager, Trimble Solutions (UK) Ltd

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 Richards,  Project Director, Hoare Lea

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 Rothera, MEng CEng MICE MAPM,  Leeds Beckett University

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, Director, Ltd

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.

mtaylorBAMMark Taylor, Digital Construction Manager, BAM Construct UK

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.

robjbondbryanRob Jackson, Associate Director, Bond Bryan Digital

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 Oulton, Digital Transformation Lead, Operance

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 with interdisciplinary design consultancies across all public and private sectors – transforming their approach to CAD and moving towards BIM.

Tom is now Digital Transformation Lead at Operance – a CAFM software provider – where he guides clients toward digital-first asset management.