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Digitally Built

Digitising Construction across the whole chain

20 – 21 April 2017 | IET London: Savoy Place

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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.

Dale Sinclair (photo)  

Dale Sinclair - Chair Day 1
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.

Blane Judd (photo)  

Blane Judd FCGI CEng – Chair Day 2
Executive Director, BLTK Consulting Ltd

Blane Judd is Executive Director of BLTK Consulting, which supports global businesses with strategic engagement and development. For the last two years he has led the campaign to raise the profile of engineering technicians in the UK as Chief Executive of EngTechNow on behalf of the IET, IMechE and ICE.

Prior to this he advised on strategic engagement for organisations including City and Guilds and the Norway Institute of Technology. He led the rebranding and repositioning of one of the largest UK Trade Associations, BESA, as its Group Chief Executive. As Chief Executive and Secretary of the Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering, Blane successfully petitioned for a Royal Charter (one of less than 1000 granted since 1231) leading its rebranding to the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE).

Tim Broyd (photo)  

Tim Broyd – Keynote Day 1
President, Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

Tim is the Professor of Built Environment Foresight and Honorary Professor of Civil Engineering at UCL. Prior to this he had a career in industry with substantial experience as corporate director of technology, innovation and sustainability for Atkins and Halcrow. He was CEO of construction industry research body CIRIA from 2002 to 2007.

He is also responsibile for the ‘foresight’ input to the UK Government’s new Construction Industry Strategy and implementation of BIM. He is a Fellow of both the RAE and the ICE. He is the Vice Chairman of BuildingSmart (UK) Ltd and sits on the UK Government’s BIM Task Force.

Peter Caplehorn (photo)  

Peter Caplehorn - Keynote Day 2
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’.

Graham Herries (photo)  

Graham Herries
Director of Digital Technologies, Laing O'Rourke

Dr Graham Herries is an experienced leader within technical, engineering and general management domains with over 21 years experience in managing complex programmes, teams and matrix management of teams in both a national and international context in cutting edge high technology software/systems/IT developments, technology innovation and manufacturing.

He holds a Ph.D. in algorithm development for data classification using statistical classifiers and neural networks (in today's parlance Big Data analytics).

John Eynon (photo)  

John Eynon
Chair and Director BIM Regions UK, and member UK BIM Alliance

John Eynon is an enabler, writer and speaker, having qualified as an Architect in 1981. He has worked in the public and private sectors for the built environment industry, in architectural practice, main contracting and consulting.

For the last 20 years John has been involved in design management and pre-construction process for major contractors, with responsibility for design management teams and also providing functional support and design leadership at all stages of the design and construction process.

He is also the Owner/Director of Open Water Consulting Ltd since Feb 2012.

Richard Petrie (photo)  

Richard Petrie
Chief Executive Officer, buildingSMART

Richard is the Chief Executive of buildingMSART International, and is dedicated to the transformation of the built environment through creation and adoption of open, international digital standards. He is driven by a desire to run successful technologically sophisticated businesses and to achieve high quality business results on well performing operations and through, engaged and well motivated teams.

Richard is an international businessman who enjoys working across cultures and has worked in Algeria, China, Finland, Germany, Indonesia, Norway, Singapore, UK, Ukraine and USA.

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.

May Winfield (photo)  

May Winfield
Senior Solicitor, Carillion

May is a senior solicitor in the Carillion construction legal team, and is heavily involved in the legal and contractual aspects of Carillion’s BIM strategy. She is a specialist construction solicitor with over a decade experience, with a particular expertise in BIM. Prior to this she worked at the international law firm, Kennedys.

May is the author of the widely cited, award-winning paper, BIM: The Legal Frontier- overcoming the legal and contractual obstacles.

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

Andrew’s experience spans design, installation, manufacture and consultancy and now leads BuroHappold’s Safe and Secure discipline.

After graduating in electronic & electrical engineering, Andrew set up and directed a number of businesses including security installation, electrical engineering and product design.

Through innovation and application of digital technology, Andrew led these businesses into growth areas including modularised building systems, integrated security and developing security products and solutions utilised across the retail and public sector.

Kieran Parkinson (photo)  

Kieran Parkinson
Market Development Manager, British Standards Institution (BSI)

Kieran started his career in STM publishing with Croner Publications (now Wolters Kluwer) before joining BSI in 2002 as a Technical Editor. Since 2008 Kieran has had a specific focus on standardization for the built environment sector, most recently being involved in standards programmes for flood risk, BIM and the Eurocodes.

Kieran graduated from the University of Bristol in 1999 with a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry.

Mehul Pindoria (photo)  

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

Mehul is an electrical engineer by background and has experience in the design of electrical systems for the built environment. Mehul has established a knowledge base in the design of data centres, commercial and government buildings, pharmaceutical production facilitates, laboratories and research facilities.

Mehul is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology and holds a bachelor’s degree in building services engineering. Post-graduate studies include a master’s level degree programme in building information modelling (BIM) and integrated design.

Over the past four years, Mehul has implemented BIM across a multi-discipline design team, and has developed and applied BIM based project delivery across various design and construction assignments.

John Stokoe (photo)  

John Stokoe
Head of Strategic Development for Northern Europe, Dassault Systèmes

John is a former Major General in the British Army. He has followed a Board-level business career in the construction, infrastructure and IT sectors; this included 4 years as the Head of Corporate Affairs for the Lend Lease European construction business, and 4 years as the MD of BT's National Government division.

John is a construction strategy adviser to the Board of the Lean Construction Institute of Australasia and is an associate member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.

Mel Temple (photo)  

Mel Temple CEng FIMechE
Managing Consultant - Digital Plant Lifecycle Management, IBM

Mel is a Professional Business Transformation Consultant and Engineer with 30+ years experience in New Product Introduction and through life support of products and assets. Leading & managing large & technically complex business improvement projects to transform overall business performance his specialism is in preparing engineering and operations business functions for technology enabled change.

He has experience of managing the delivery of large scale complex PLM capability projects across Consumer Products, Aerospace & Defence, Automotive, Rail Transportation and Oil & Gas Industries

Hugo Palengat (photo)  

Hugo Palengat
Digital Strategy & Innovation | Accenture Digital

Hugo is an Analyst 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.

Hugo is an SME in Indoor Wayfinding and Smart Parking technologies and how they can be used to enhance user experience and optimise real estate strategy.

Keith Deaney (photo)  

Keith Deaney
BIM Consultant at Stride Treglown

Keith Deaney is an experienced Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the architecture & planning industry.

He is skilled in Revit, 3D Visualisation, Architecture, and Construction Drawings. He has a strong consulting professional with a Master’s Degree focused in Building Information Modelling Management from Middlesex University. He has great interest in knowing how the virtual space is coming into the gaming market and how it will impact our industry.

Beth Morgan (photo)  

Dr Beth Morgan
Researcher, The Bartlett, University College London

With over 15 years’ experience working in major private and public sector firms in the construction industry, Beth brings both practical and academic perspectives to BIM and digital construction more widely.

Her past research studied how BIM was implemented in a major UK design firm, and management in professional firms. She is currently leading a study looking at the future of digital construction and its disruptive impact on the built environment.

David-John Gibbs (photo)  

David-John Gibbs
BIM Advisory and Dispute Resolution, HKA

David-John Gibbs obtained a Doctorate through industry based research into BIM and dispute resolution. Since finishing his Doctorate, he continued to work within a delay team on energy, manufacturing, civil and building disputes with project values exceeding US$1bn.

He also advises on BIM and 4D modelling around the world and regularly presents reviews and publishes work on BIM, including a contribution to the 5th edition of Delay and Disruption in Construction Contracts.

Lukas Olbrich (photo)  

Lukas Olbrich
CEO and Sales, Sablono GmbH

Lukas Olbrich is the CEO of Sablono which provides a web-platform for detailed process and delivery management in construction projects. Information on site and in off-site production facilities is captured using mobile devices and stored in a central platform.

Progress analysis via innovative web interfaces is done by project managers in seconds.

Steven Eglinton (photo)  

Steven Eglinton
Director, GeoEnable

Steven Eglinton, is a thought leader in the innovative use of Geospatial Solutions and BIM for Whole-life Asset Management, Environmental Conservation and community empowerment.

He understands that true end-to-end solutions require more that technology alone, but require innovative thinking, end-user engagement, clear processes, senior management backing and strong leadership.

Steven is also the Chairman of the UK's Association for Geographic Information’s Asset Management group and British Computer Society’s Business Information Systems group. He is also International GIS Committee Coordinator for Iracambi, a conservation organisation based in Brazil. Steven is a Fellow of both the British Computer Society and the British Cartographic Society.



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