Alex graduated as a Civil/Structural Engineer in 1996 and worked for 7 years as a Structural Engineer and Project Manager for Ove Arup & Partners. In 2003 Alex moved in to the steel industry working initially as UK market development manager for Celsa Steel UK before moving in 2008 to Barcelona to take up a role as head of marketing for the Celsa Group.
It was during this time at Celsa that Alex developed a keen interest in the ways in which 3D modelling and detailing can be used to drive construction efficiency and added value throughout the supply chain.
Alex is involved in work for the BIM Alliance, BIM4M2 and the CPA and is a keen advocate for structured data and a standardised method for manufacturers to hold, control and disseminate product information.
Su Butcher is director of communications consultancy Just Practising Limited.
Su trained as an architect and managed three successful architects’ practices before setting up her consultancy. She has been networking online since 2004 and is an early and prolific user of social and digital media.
Su’s consultancy helps construction product companies use the internet better. She specialises in communications with architects and is a keen advocate of better communications in construction generally.
Su serves on the promotions team at BIM4M2, is vice chair of Women in BIM, and advises the UK BIM Alliance on their communications strategy.
David Jellings is Managing Director of BIMobject UK, a member of the buildingSMART UK&I Management Board and a BIM Process Consultant.
In the past decade, he has fronted several ground-breaking collaborative construction solutions and business processes across the EMEA region. In the UK, David supports government BIM strategy by working with various key committees and has delivered European funded BIM training to several tier 1 contractors and their supply chains.
David is a popular and accomplished speaker who is regularly invited to lecture at international conferences and leading BIM learning institutes.
Nick is CEO of coBuilder UK and chairman of Down to Earth Construction. He has a proven track record of digital innovation within the construction industry.
Nick has led the development and delivery of many digital services and products whilst at BRE as Group Director of Digital and Data and Director of BuildingSMART UK and is currently supporting the construction supply chain to share and utilise data via his tools at coBuilder.
As a previous board member of buildingSMART International and exec member of the UK BIM Alliance Nick is an active supporter of the BIM delivery programme in the UK.
Peter Caplehorn is the Deputy Chief Executive and Policy Director of the Construction Products Association, where he 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.
Prior to joining the Association, Peter was the Technical Director at the award-winning architectural practice Scott Brownrigg, where he was responsible for all areas of technical compliance, regulations, health and safety and quality control. He has worked on a range of projects such as offices, housing, schools, industrial plants and airports.
Steve is Associate Director and Head of Digital Manufacturing at PCSG. He authored the Product Data Definition for the BIM Task Group in 2016, which led to the development of LEXiCON, and is now lead author of the PAS 1192-7 on product data definition.
Steve is also Vice Chair of BIM4M2, and having worked for Tata Steel for 10 years has significant experience of merging the product and construction sectors through innovative technologies.
Steve co-authored the Construction Product Association’s ‘Future of Construction Product Manufacturing: Digitisation, Industry 4.0 and Circular Economy’ report, and is now working with the CPA on a follow-up report looking at digitalisation and the circular economy, and potential opportunities and impacts for manufacturers across the built environment.
Paul is Head of Built Environment for Weinerberger, joined in May 2014 and has an extensive knowledge of sustainability strategies & issues, construction design & advice, BIM & Digitalization, modern methods of constructions, manufacturing processes, renewable energy technologies & energy performance of existing and new dwellings as well as planning regulations.
Alongside this he has an impressive tally of industry qualifications and accreditations, including full membership and chartered 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.
Paul is Chairman of Construction Product Digitalization & BIM Task Group, lead of UK BuildingSMART Product Room, a Vice Chairman of BIM4M2, a member of Built Environment at the IET, member of B/555 British Standards Institue and technical expert for CEN/TC 442 Working Groups 3 and 4.
Martin is Director, Centre for the Digital Built Environment for University of Liverpool.
Martin has recently joined the University of Liverpool from Arup where he specialised in BIM and digital design. Martin is passionate about the digital transformation of the built environment having spent most of his career working on stadium projects like the Beijing National Stadium and most recently Singapore Sports Hub. Martin now leads the Centre for the Digital Built Environment which has been formed to support, both in terms of research and education, the construction industry in its digital transformation journey.
The Centre for the Digital Built Environment is highly multi-disciplinary in nature bringing together domain and digital expertise from across industry and academic to solve current and future industry challenges.
Join us on Wednesday 19th July at 12.30pm to discuss BIM with these expert panellists.