Sarah is the BIM Manager at Willmott Dixon Construction Cobham, responsible for defining the BIM implementation strategy in the South-East region. She is currently leading the integrated delivery of BIM in the business, across the public and private sectors, including education, higher education, leisure, healthcare and commercial projects.
Having spent nearly 10 years working for main contractors, Sarah’s background in architectural design and design management, has driven her focus on the practical application of BIM tools and methodology in all aspects of design from feasibility though to handover. With experience of successfully delivering technological driven change initiatives within organisations, Sarah has been working closely with customers and the supply chain to facilitate and progress the BIM adoption journey.
Sarah believes that education, pragmatic utilisation, knowledge sharing and the collaboration of different viewpoints is the key to BIM being successfully embraced in the UK.
Fred Mills is Co-Founder of The B1M, the leading video resource for building information modelling. He is passionate about BIM and believes it can play a significant role in changing the construction industry for the better.
Mindful of need for mass uptake, he established The B1M to inspire a widespread adoption with engaging video content. The channel now has over 23,000 social media followers watching in 144 countries across six continents. They are ranked Number 1 in the global list of Top 500 BIM influencers and co-hosted an event with YouTube at Google’s London headquarters in 2016. The B1M release new videos every Wednesday at 12 noon GMT
Brian Alborough is a director of Geraghty Taylor Architects. He leads the delivery of projects In this role, he is responsible for developing optimal solutions to the technological and construction challenges of projects. His broad experience and excellent people skills allow him to work effectively in client design development and construction phases of each project. His experience in environmental design
broadened the depth with which the practise can engage on environmental matters and technology. Brian values and fosters strong team relationships and is responsible for ongoing development of the practice’s ‘design for intelligent construction’ ethos including off site
construction and BIM working methodology.
John Eynon is a journeyman architect, design manager, writer and blogger, having qualified as an Architect in 1981, and has worked in the public and private sectors 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 now provides work winning, strategy and process, BIM, design management and training services through his company Open Water Consulting Ltd.
John is a CIOB Ambassador4BIM and represents the CIOB on a number of industry BIM groups such as the CIC BIM Forum, CPIc and BSI B555. He is also joint chair of the BIM Regions South East. John is a BRE BIM Accredited Professional, and has trained as a DQI facilitator.
He is author of The Design Manager’s Handbook, published by Wiley Blackwell, 2013, the #UKBIM2 Guide, 2015 and the Construction Manager’s BIM Handbook, 2016. He is now researching a PhD on the impact of BIM and Design Management, at Leeds Beckett University.
He lives on the south coast with his wife Anne Marie, a menagerie of pets and three children.