Paul McSoley – Mace
Paul is a chartered engineer and has worked in construction for over 25 years from an Apprentice, Specialist System Project Manager, MEP Project Leader, Technical MEP Leader and a Design Leader for all disciplines on major projects and currently as a technical compliance lead in a major UK construction business.
He has been an active participant within the industry linking together the fire compliance problems of walls, dampers, fire rated duct work etc. He has also been part of the BESA technical committee for several years and has a drive and passion to support BESA and the wider industry through steering committees, technical committees and knowledge shares. He is an advocate of passing on his expertise and experience on matters such as public health, water systems, fire testing standards & compliance, energy & carbon, contracts, construction delivery, commissioning, handover and is always happy to help.
Neil Yeomans – Orbit
Neil is the Head of Property Safety for Orbit. His team is multi-award winning and Neil was awarded the prestigious ‘influencer of the year’ award by RoSPA in 2020. The core of Orbit’s success is their ‘Continuous Improvement’ culture – one where they look beyond bare legal minimum standards and focus on safe systems of work. Ultimately, this has led Orbit to become the first national housing provider to achieve BS9997 accreditation, the International Safety Award for Customer Safety, as well as the RoSPA Gold for customer safety – this third-party recognition of Orbit’s work is critical to providing assurance to customers that Orbit prioritise their safety.
Tony Boyle – Aico
Tony joined Aico in July 2018 as a regional specification manager before taking up the position as Relationships Manager within the senior management team and subsequently the national specification manager role. Tony is a qualified electrical engineer and a member of the institute of engineering and technology as well as the chartered institute of housing.
Tony’s role as national specification manager is one which involves developing strategic partnerships within the sector and overseeing the specification of Aico products within social housing providers.
Experienced construction-design professional with a demonstrated history of working in the architectural and construction industry on 35 projects of varying scale along with cross-functional roles. Currently, pursuing a Master of Science degree at the Bartlett, UCL in Construction Economics and Management.
Paul White – Ventilation Fire Smoke
I am a Chartered Mechanical Engineer. I have had a long career in the design, development, testing and application of fire resisting and smoke control products. My main areas of expertise are ventilation, dampers, ducts and smoke control. Through interaction with many other groups and organisations I have an understanding of most passive fire protection issues too. I have published a well-received book about Smoke Control dampers that also gives an insight into smoke control systems. I am active in standards development bringing wide experience to both the BSI and CEN arenas as a committee chairman and member. I am now an independent consultant on the areas that I am experienced in and developing some training too.
Matthew Taylor – Taylor Design Consultancy
Matthew has 24 years’ experience in the construction industry, the majority being within the dry lining and internals sectors, and has previously held roles as head of a design department for a leading dry lining and internal fit-out specialist contractor, as well as technical management roles in the manufacturing sector, with two of the UK’s leading dry lining system manufacturers.
Matthew’s previous experience has included responsibility for building, assigning, and instructing project design teams, managing risk and strategic delivery, as well as identifying and reporting on construction defects and identifying potential remedial solutions.
In addition to this, Matthew has been involved in the FIS working groups and BSi panels, relating to the review and revision of relevant dry lining standards and industry related concerns. In 2019 Matthew was awarded an industry award by the FIS.
Liam Wheatley - BIM Manager / Offsite Construction, NU Living
Working as lead for the BIM implementation team in a major housing association / developer, focusing on aligning key stakeholders with the establishment of a holistic data flow and interoperability between asset data systems. In recent years, my involvement in offsite production has furthered the importance of Open BIM from concept to completion, to improve the design, procurement and build process.
Simon Bowker – One Manchester
I am Building Safety Manager my main role of is to manage the higher-risk buildings on a day-to-day basis and develop a golden thread of information for the buildings I manage thought out its lifecycle. I have a background in the electrical industry and fire safety. A key element of my role is overseeing the development and implementation of a building safety management strategy for the organization along with a resident engagement strategy so that we are fully ready for the implementing of the new building safety bill. As well as this i have implemented new fire safety policy and procedure at One Manchester.
Mike Smith – Bailey Partnership
An Architect, Director and Practice BIM Manager at Bailey Partnership, Mike has a strong technical background and wealth of knowledge in Building Information Modelling. In recent years these capabilities have led him to be involved in many high profile recladding projects, supporting Building Safety Fund Applications and making people feel safe in their homes.
Sharon McClure – Operations Director, Avesta Group
Since I started working within the Construction Industry, primarily in passive fire protection, I have become an ambassador for our industry.
Through my involvement within the Scottish Contractors Group / BuildUK / BuildScotland; Construction Scotland Procurement Working and currently serving as an Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) Council Member, I am also supporting the Academy for Construction People as part of their Executive Committee, with their Passive Fire Protection Apprenticeship Programme, providing a mixture of class and site training to increase the knowledge of the apprentices, and to ensure a more robust form of training for all UK based passive fire contractors.
As an active member of our industry, I hope to contribute to the improvements of not just our trade, but of the built environment as a whole.
Jimmy Collins – National Specification Director UK
It is critical that system suppliers are aligned with other key industry stakeholders to ensure there is safety and surety at all stages within the construction process. It is through high levels of competency, knowledge sharing and collaboration that we can achieve this.
Paula Chandler - Regional Design Director – Wates Construction London
With 25 years in the Construction and Engineering industry, Paula has contributed to numerous award winning, high profile and technically challenging projects across multiple sectors. Her focus is on collaborative working, driving design best practice and fostering innovation. She is an active promoter of digital twins, DfMA and off-site manufacture to enhance the design and build process. A motivational leader, team builder and communicator, she balances comprehensive knowledge of construction techniques with a desire to always find a better way.
Jim Creak, 30 year involvement in Manufacturing and Technical Application of Safety Signs and Signing. BSI Technical Committee Chair for application of escape route signs and signing Technical committee Chair for the application of Safety Signs and Signing. Technical contributor to the Photoluminescent safety Products Association for low level escape route illumination and Technical contributor to development of luminance performance Standards for safety wayguidance systems.
Marc Bradfield - Residential Head of Design for Bouygues UK
Marc is the Head of Department for the Design Management team operating through preconstruction and delivery. He has over two decades of experience working in both site and design management for contractors, across a broad spectrum of sectors and project sizes.
He is passionate about encouraging knowledge sharing across his Design Management team together with honest lessons learnt. This is something that he feels is ever more important in a time of seismic change across the industry from both a Regulatory and practice perspective.
Martin Milner – Milner Associates
A Chartered Civil and Structural Engineer at Milner Associates; a firm with a breath of experience in the low-rise building sector. Expertise in offsite modular solutions, expert investigations, product design and fire risk reviews for timber structures. Martin is a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor at Edinburgh Napier University, a member of the BSI Code Committees and technical advisor for the Structural Timber Association.
Alastair Brockett - Hilti Ltd.
Alastair is a Fire Engineer for Hilti Ltd. He provides engineered firestop solutions and general technical support on firestop. This is for all stakeholders involved in firestopping, clients through designers to installers. Alastair has been in fire protection for nearly 35 years involved in design, specification, technical advice, training, CPD, fire testing and product development. He is currently in a Codes and Approvals role.
Jarek Wityk – Design Manager Winters Electrical
I am a Senior Electrical Design Manager responsible for developing and implementing BIM, including information management, Revit, Dynamo & BIM360 deployments, automation, content audit and data collection. I also provide technical support to the team to successfully deliver Company and individual goals. I have been part of UK BIM Framework task group providing input on Guidance Part 3 - Operational Phase of the asset life cycle Edition-2. As well as being a contributor to Guidance Part 2 Edition 7. I provide design and technical support to the team, successfully delivering Company, team, and individual goals. I lead the Digital Engineering process and ensure collaboration with project peers to ensure design reviews and workshops are undertaken on all projects. Also, prioritise workload and decision making and work with the Operational Director, Contract Managers and Quantity Surveyors to provide a seamless engineering operation. Collaborate with the work winning team to create competitive advantage, creative innovations by considering future market trends to increase company profitability. I am a technical specialist with experience in the design, building physics engineering and #BIM fields. I have been responsible for implementing various technologies to assist in project delivery throughout my career. I have also held positions where I was responsible for ensuring that all work undertaken by outside consultants adhered to company guidelines and procedures.
Patrick Wilson – Patrick Wilson Architects
I am a Chartered Architect in private practice based in Wiltshire. I have used BIM Authoring tools since 2000 on a wide range of projects, both new build and alterations and refurbishment/restoration of listed buildings. I joined BIM4Housing at its inception by Andrew Carpenter and took over the chairman’s role in 2015. Through that position I became closely involved with the establishment of the UKBIMA as acting Operations Lead for the first year. I sit on the IET’s Built Environment Panel providing architectural input to and learning from the world of technology. I am contributing to the BIM4HAs project developing a collection of Case Studies for distribution amongst the HA sector.
Scott Sanderson – PRP
Scott Sanderson is a partner at leading housing practice, PRP. Passionate about quality, collaboration and digital integration Scott's role focuses on technical design, design management, DfMA and the continuing development of PRP's interdisciplinary BIM capability.
PRP are founding members of BIM4Housing and BSI certified as a Tier 1 Lead Designer under BS EN ISO 19650. Our continuing ambition is to leverage BIM to improve design and information quality, safety, efficiency and collaboration in the housing sector.
Varun Soni – BIM Manager CalfordSeadon
Varun boasts 8 years’ experience in the industry and has been at calfordseaden since 2017. Throughout his academic and professional career, he has built a solid grounding in architecture, design, construction, and the implementation and use of BIM for design and construction projects. Varun is proactive in his approach to promoting BIM as an effective and efficient way of working in the industry from greater clarity and information management to a stronger understanding of the asset. Varun strongly advocates new digitalised methods of working to enable more digitalised areas in the industry, including an integration of AR and VR into BIM, more standardised delivery of information, and also an opportunity to bring greater value engineering and information management to construction and in particular to the housing sector.
Andrew de Silva – David Miller Architects
Das joined DMA in 2007 and focuses on innovation, quality and risk management throughout the practice. He leads strategic R&D projects to create new solutions and services underpinned by the use of digital tools and information.
Bill Watts – Senior Partner at Max Fordham
Bill is a senior partner at Max Fordham llp, a building services consultancy. His professional career has been in the design and procurement of all building types. His interest in BIM is to improve the quality of the design, procurement and operation of buildings by the use of the golden thread of information through the process. He is particularly interested in housing as a key area that would benefit from this approach to deliver higher quality at the same or lower cost.
Eduardo Guasque - BIM Manager Haworth Tompkins
Eduardo joined Haworth Tompkins in 2014 as BIM Manager. He is involved in all BIM projects within the studio, a number of them on BIM Level 2. He graduated in Civil Engineer at the Federal University of Paraná - Brazil. He develops Haworth Tompkins’ BIM strategy, implements standards and new technologies, trains and supports our staff and clients. He also has experience working with the Survey Industry and Scan to BIM.
Marc McNulty – Barratt
I am a Senior Architectural Technician; I manage the Group Technical team at Barratt who are responsible for the creation and management of all standard housing portfolios for use across the business.
What I want BIM4Hosuing to achieve:
To gain a firm understanding of the implementation and management of 3rd party supplier’s content within a standard housing portfolio and how this can benefit other functions outside of technical.
Kirsty Villiers – L&Q
Kirsty is a BIM Workstream Lead at L&Q, responsible for developing their BIM strategy and programme managing the Golden Thread Initiative on behalf of L&Q and the MHCLG. Kirsty is a regional lead for Women in BIM in London and is also a member of BIM4HA and the UK BIM Alliance London team. Kirsty has previously been the Associate of BIM at BPTW where she acted in the information management role, as well as supplying BIM consultancy services to assist clients with their BIM implementation.