We hosted our first event of 2017 on January 24 at Cambridge University. Following a short presentation on the sponsors of the evening including, BSI, Women in BIM and BIM Regions UK, Andy shared an update from the UK BIM Alliance. His slides can be viewed here.

Following Andy, Sian Morris from Infinite BIM talked about BS:1192 Information Naming. Even though the subject is a dry one, Sian delivered a clear, concise and information presentation which led to tweets about Sian’s presentation being “…easy to understand”. Thank you for your support Sian.

To see Sian’s slides please visit this link . Dates for our next event will be shared shortly. Once again a huge thank you to our sponsors.

Contact your local BIM Champ for details of events and other activities in your local BIM network. You will meet people from all sectors and across all disciplines, representing stakeholders around the whole built asset lifecycle.

No matter where you are on your BIM journey, from absolute beginner to expert you will find something for you. We are waiting for you to get in touch!

Champs / Contacts

Our BIM Champs are:

Andy Boutle

Andy is a Senior BIM Manager for Kier Construction, responsible for the implementation of BIM within the Eastern business, and lead across Building UK for strategy and governance.  He is also a core member of the Kier group digital strategy team working on processes, documentation and training initiatives implemented group wide.

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, managing and training project stakeholders to gain the most out of digital construction techniques while remaining software agnostic and promoting open standards.  He is also a firm believer in the ‘human’ side of BIM, promoting integrated team relationships and improved communication.

Andy is qualified to HNC level as a mechanical engineer, has EngTec LCIBSE professional membership and is a BRE BIM Level 2 Certified Practitioner.  He is also on a working group with the BSI for the Kitemark BIM Level 2 certification schemes.

Andy is Chair of BIM Regions East supported by a great leadership team.

Key speaking engagements include:
Digital Construction Week 2016 presenter, London.
UK Construction Week 2016 presenter, London.
BIM Breakfast 2016 presenter, London.
BIM in Practice 2015 presenter, London.
BIM Show Live 2015 presenter, Manchester.

Alex Palmer

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

grahamGrayham 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 Hicks

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.

Georgios Kapogiannis

Georgios is a Senior Lecturer for the Anglia Ruskin University, Department of Engineering and Built Environment since 2015. As an expert in the area of Digital Construction Engineering – Management, he investigates how to improve collaboration in construction (project) management by using state of the art of digital technologies such as: Gamification (Series Games), Unified Modelling Language (UML), Virtual Reality, Mobile Technologies, Internet of Things (IoT), Simulation, Dv Modelling (BIM) and Augmented Reality.

Georgios completed his PhD in Construction and Project Management from the University of Salford – School of the Built Environment (THINKlab). Over the last 12 years he has had various academic, consultancy and professional positions for consultancy companies, contractors and clients in the United Kingdom, China and Greece. He aims to utilise integrated collaborative environments so as to achieve improved collaboration between stakeholders and beyond.

Georgios served as the Chairman for the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) for Coventry and Warwickshire between 2013 and 2015 and is a selected member (after invitation) of the peer review college of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Georgios is a committee member of BIM Regions East supported by a great leadership team.

Key speaking engagements include:
2nd BIM Conference 2016 presenter, Manchester.

Craig Hardingham

ch_updated_profileCraig is a BIM Manager for MLM Consulting Engineers, with over 18 years’ experience in Engineering extending to all aspects of graphical modelling, draughting and detailing for a wide variety of projects including refurbishment and new build. He is responsible for the production and coordination of information as well as the preparation, review and implementation of BIM standards across the MLM Group.

Craig’s qualifications include HND in Structural/Civil Engineering, an EngTech MICE professional membership and is a BRE BIM Level 2 Certified Practitioner.

His passion for technology and collaboration has led Craig to developing a number of digital workflows between various BIM Authoring tools; such as Tekla Structural DesignerRevit, and open format exchange via IFC between Revit and ArchiCAD. He has also assisted Rob Jackson (Bond Bryan Digital) and Bill East (inventor of COBie) in the East Dormitory COBie Test Project.

Terry Gough

terryTerry is a BIM Champion with a number of years experience of implementing BIM for and on behalf of clients and contractors, having set up BIM Regions Kent and acting as chairman and being instrumental in helping to set up BIM Regions East which is going from strength to strength. Terry is also active as a member of BIM4SME which is out to help and bolster BIM Education and learning to SME’s, with a wealth of BIM and Digital knowledge Terry is able to help all companies with their needs when it comes to understanding both Level 1 and 2 requirements.

Terry has been a vocal voice in the world of BIM and has carried out a number of presentations and talks for CIOB, BRE and others. He has also given to industry a roadmap for BIM which guides through the RIBA stages and tries to map out the BIM requirements at each stage from 0 to 7.