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Digitally Built

Digitising Construction across the whole chain

20 – 21 April 2017 | IET London: Savoy Place

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Dale Sinclair (photo)  

Dale Sinclair - Chair
Director of Technical Practice, AECOM CIC, BIM Champion

Dale Sinclair’s core expertise is the delivery of large scale projects and he is passionate about delivering these more effectively using innovative and iterative multi-disciplinary design processes that embrace the project life cycle. He believes that the lead designer’s role is central to this goal and his publication Leading the Team: An Architects Guide to Design Management is aimed at those who share these objectives.

He has recently been appointed as the CIC BIM champion and is on the board of BuildingSMART UK. He regularly speaks on the RIBA Plan of Work 2013, BIM and on the future of the built environment industry.

Professor Jeremy Watson (photo)  

Professor Jeremy Watson
President - IET
Group Scientist and Engineer - BRE
Professor of Engineering Systems - UCL

Jeremy was previously Arup’s Global Research Director, and Chief Scientific Advisor in the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

An electronics and control engineer by training and practice, he has senior experience of research and technical direction in industry and universities, governing board membership at Innovate UK and EPSRC, plus service with NERC and HEFCE. He has served on two government SAGE panels (Flooding and Pandemics) and a Blackett Review on Cybersecurity of the Internet of Things.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the ICE and the IET.

Peter Caplehorn (photo)  

Peter Caplehorn
Deputy Chief Executive and Policy Director, Construction Products Association

Peter Caplehorn leads the work to ensure that the UK and EU policy and regulatory framework – particularly for technical and sustainability issues – supports a growing and profitable UK construction products industry.

Peter is a Chartered Architect with more than 35 years of experience, but is particularly respected for his leadership across the wider construction industry in a number of key national roles.

He is the chair of CB- (the British Standards Institution’s strategic committee for construction), chair of RIBA’s Regulations and Standards Group, chair of the BIM Task Group’s BIM4Regs working group, deputy chair of the Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC) and sits on the board of the CIC health and safety committee, amongst a number of others. Peter also spent eight years as a RIBA Council member.

Christopher Freeman (photo)  

Christopher Freeman
Augmented Reality Technical Lead, Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)

Chris is head of Digitally Assisted Assembly (DAA) and technical lead for augmented reality at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC). His research is focused on the medium to high TRL development and integration of AR, VR and wearable technology in respect of MRO and digitally connected environments.

With a Masters degree in design & manufacture, Chris has been a specialist in the area of visualisation for over ten years. He has wide range of experience developing applications in aerospace, civil nuclear, automotive and military sectors.

Chris is a key contributor to the High Value Manufacturing Catapult Visualisation forum which is promoting the cross sector adoption of applied advanced visualisation.

Ross Dentten (photo)  

Ross Dentten
Asset Information & Configuration Manager, Crossrail Ltd

Ross Dentten is a thought leader, implementer and encourager of better information management.

He is applying over 25 years transport industry experience to take a lead on assets for the £15 Billion Crossrail.

Ross has been the project lead for the delivery of the Crossrail Asset Management & Traceability requirements including Asset Information Management Plan, Asset Identification Standard, Information Management System, Asset Data Dictionary Definition documents, Asset Breakdown Structure, Asset Information Provision Procedure, Asset Information Governance Group and Crossrail/Bentley Information Academy ‘Go-Live’.

Paul Surin (photo)  

Paul Surin
Head of Built Environment, Weinerberger Ltd

Paul, who joined Wienerberger in May 2014, has an extensive knowledge of sustainability strategies & issues, construction design & advice and BIM & Digitalisation. He has an impressive tally of industry qualifications and accreditations, including full membership and chartered incorporated engineer of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, a BSc (Eng) in mechanical and electronics engineering and an Eco-Building Design Postgraduate Diploma.

Paul is also a BREEAM Accredited Professional, BIM Level 2 Certified Practitioner, and a chartered member of the CIOB. Additionally, he is Vice Chairman of BIM4M2, a member of Built Environment at the IET, member of B/555 and technical expert for CEN/TC 442 Working Groups 3 and 4.

Jo Harris (photo)  

Jo Harris
Head of Sustainable Construction Group, BSRIA

Jo is a Fellow of RICS. Jo sits on the BSI FMW/1 committee contributing to British Standards that are FM related. Jo sat on the steering committee for BS 8536 – 2015 Briefing for design and construction – Part 1 code of practice for facilities management.

Jo has contributed to many BSRIA’s publications relating FM as well as being lead author for the update of CIBSE Guide M Maintenance Engineering and Management and part of the technical authoring team who produced PAS 1192-3 Specification for information management for the operational phase of assets using building information modelling.

Prakash Davda (photo)  

Prakash Davda
Managing Director at The Austin Company, The Austin Company of UK Ltd

Prakash leads The Austin Company - home to a comprehensive set of Consulting, Design, Engineering, Management and Construction services. He has managed a wide-range of projects with diverse client requirements across UK, Europe, Africa and South East Asia

Services provided by Austin are used individually, in combination, or as a complete package on complex and high specification design and/or construction projects, for creating or upgrading pharmaceutical, industrial, process, research, commercial and public buildings.

Prakash is responsible for over 50 in-house technical, design, engineering, procurement, project management, construction and validation professionals that have the knowledge and experience required to successfully undertake project from concept to completion.

Lucas Cusack (photo)  

Lucas Cusack
Project BIM Manager,Westfield Europe

Lucas has been the Project BIM Manager since April 2016 facilitating the strategic development, implementation and operations involving building information modelling (BIM) in design and construction for Westfield Europe.

Prior to that he was the Lead Digital Engineer (BIM) at Laing O'Rourke. From August 2012 where he Implemented and enabled the process of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the delivery of large construction projects.

Neil Thompson (photo)  

Neil Thompson
Head of Digital Integrity, Balfour Beatty

Neil Thompson MCIOB is the UK head of digital research and innovation at Balfour Beatty and chair of the CIC BIM 2050 Group.

In his current role, as head of digital research and innovation at Balfour, a key focus is project managing a £250,000 Innovate UK-funded scheme to deliver a new form of tendering app, in collaboration with technology startup 3D Repo and the Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS).

Neil Thompson has packed a diverse career covering digital project management, BIM consultancy, environmental services and an education in mechanical engineering and rocket science into his 30 years.

Alex Siljanovski (photo)  

Alex Siljanovski
Chartered Engineer and Founder, BaseStone

Alex is the CEO and Founder of BlueRonin Ltd, creators of BaseStone - a tablet and web based tool for architects and engineers in the construction industry. He holds a Masters in Technology Entrepreneurship and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

He is a Chartered Engineer with extensive civil industry experience. He specialises in rail, transportation, water, ports, mechanical & electrical systems, energy and building services sectors - coupled and enhanced by multidisciplinary project management experience.

Dr Sally Leivesley (photo)  

Dr Sally Leivesley
Managing Director, Newrisk

As a specialist in catastrophic and extreme risk, Dr Leivesley has a wealth of experience in business continuity and major incident response, including security, CBRNE* incidents, cyber events and general disasters.

Dr Leivesley has acted as a consultant and advisor to the British Home Office Scientific Research and Development Branch (now known as the Centre for Applied Science and Technology (CAST)). In addition, Newrisk Limited, of which Dr Leivesley is a principal adviser, is a member of the Register of Security Engineers and Specialists and Dr Leivesley acts as an Assessor for the Register which is administered by the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK).

Andrew Sieradzki (photo)  

Andrew Sieradzki
Sales Executive, Buro Happold

With over twenty years’ experience providing security and safety systems, Andrew leads BuroHappold’s Safe and Secure discipline.

Andrew has worked on a number of our key projects, including the Wembley Security Masterplan and Arsenals Emirates Stadium.

Andrew’s prominence in the industry has also led to him being appointed as a sector expert on the Institution of Electrical Engineers Presidents list, and he sits on the Institution of Civil Engineers’ register of Security Engineers and Specialists steering group.

Hugh Boyes (photo)  

Hugh Boyes
Cyber Security Lead, The Institution of Engineering & Technology, Director, Bodvoc Ltd

At The IET he focuses on developing cyber security skills initiatives for engineering and technology communities. He has written two guidance documents for the IET on cyber security in the built environment and is the joint technical author of a draft BSI PAS on security-minded building information modelling, digital built environments and smart asset management.

Hugh is a Principal Fellow at WMG, University of Warwick, where he focuses on cyber resilience and the cyber security of cyber-physical systems. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the IET and holds the CISSP credential issued by (ISC)2.

Matthew Marson (photo)  

Matthew Marson
Management Consultant, Accenture

Matthew is a Consultant in Accenture's Connected Spaces practice within Accenture Digital. He focuses on designing and delivering digital real estate transformation and human centered IoT technologies within the built environment. Matthew trained as an Architect and is an Incorporated Mechanical Engineer.

Matthew has experience in energy analysis and audits, built environment sustainability and real estate strategy. Before joining Accenture, Matthew was an analyst at a tier 1 investment bank.

Tom Gould (photo)  

Tom Gould
BIM Coordinator at Stride Treglown

Tom’s role at Stride Treglown as BIM Coordinator is to help define the company’s digital design strategy, including the protocols and procedures which need to take place to meet the government targets for 2025. He also oversee the BIM coordination of level 2 projects, consulting with clients and contractors to help them understand BIM and the solutions we can offer them.

His role involves the use of multiple software’s to deliver tasks such as multi-disciplinary clash detection and COBie exports.

Mehul Pindoria (photo)  

Mehul Pindoria
Asst. Section Head, Electrical Engineering, The Austin Company