Andy Boutle – Chair BIM Regions East
Andy is responsible for the implementation of BIM within Kier Construction Eastern and leads the BIM team across the wider Building UK business for digital strategy, documentation and governance.
With over 15 years’ industry experience in various engineering and management roles for both consultants and contractors, Andy applies his engineering and construction knowledge to the new digital ways of working at a practical level. He is also a firm believer in the ‘human’ side of BIM, promoting integrated team relationships and improved communication.
Andy is a BRE BIM Level 2 Certified Practitioner, holds EngTech LCIBSE professional membership and sits on the UK BIM Alliance engagement team.
Alex is the BIM Manager at Smith and Wallwork with over fourteen years of experience in the industry. His knowledge of various CAD software platforms ensures smooth interoperability between disciplines.
Alex is an expert at using the latest 3D CAD and BIM techniques to exchange information with the design team and contractors. He has a broad ranging experience from specialist timber structures through to complex geometry and highly serviced buildings.
Grayham Roper is a BIM Manager at Hoare Lea in Cambridge responsible for technical and strategic BIM implementation. Grayham is also a key contributor to the Hoare Lea central BIM team developing best practice for the company. Grayham has over 12 years experience working in the Building Services side of the construction industry, for sub-contractors, main contractors and design consultants, this experience allows him to understand the requirements for different parties at each stage of design and construction. Previous to this he spent 5 years working in manufacturing.
Grayham has been involved with the implementation of BIM at project, office and organisational level since 2009, and believes that above all else, the key to successful BIM implementation at any level is good communication and commitment for the people involved.
Grayham it’s currently studying an MSc in Building Information Modelling Management at Middlesex University.
Robert is a BIM consultant at PCSG, where his strong technical capabilities, combined with a truly collaborative approach, ensure that he effectively delivers benefits to a wide range of current clients across all facets of the construction industry.
Prior to PCSG, Robert has led major change programmes with some of the UK’s largest contractors and consultants and been instrumental in defining the cultural and technical change programmes required to deliver BIM. Previously Robert worked within the manufacturing sector, consulting within the areas of Digital Prototyping, Virtual Reality and Product Lifecycle Management.
Karl joined Graphisoft as BIM Consultant in 2017, to help customers improve their workflows and use ARCHICAD more effectively; to provide detailed customer insight to Graphisoft product development teams, ensuring that software solutions meet the market needs; and to build closer links with universities and colleges.
An architectural technologist by training, Karl has a passion for buildings and the built environment; he always looks for ways to innovate, developing systems and procedures to mitigate risks, improve quality and drive efficiency.
An advocate of Open BIM, Karl strives to bring design and construction teams closer together, by facilitating more effective collaboration and communication to deliver improved building assets