The Group

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.

Dr Reyhaneh Shojaei
Dr Reyhaneh Shojaei is a Research Associate at the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research. Her current research focuses on understanding the socio-economic inhibitors to the take up of digital innovation in construction. This work is supported by the CDBB with funding provided through the Government’s modern industrial strategy by Innovate UK, part of UK Research & Innovation.

Rey has a background in urban planning and is interested in housing markets, affordable housing, planning, and land supply. She has a particular interest in the complex relationships between the different actors in the urban housing arena. Her previous research topics have included urban expansion and housing affordability in London, and the application of a structure and agency approach to the private housing market in Tehran. She has extensive experience in both academia and industry, and previously worked for UN-Habitat as a lead researcher in London, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Buildreka, and most recently for the CDBB, where she supported the team to develop the Capability Framework

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