The Group

Emma Richman
Emma is currently the Exec Director of Operations at Peaks and Plains Housing Trust. She is a qualified Architect and Building Surveyor. She has had many Board roles, including Chair. She has also been an External Examiner at Sheffield Hallam University. Emma is currently a Trustee on the committee of the Pankhurst Centre in Manchester.

Emma has a keen interest in BIM, having applied BIM to and existing tower block last year. Emma would love to see digital recording of Asset information to be mainstream and the norm.

David Poat - Technical and Cost manager at Nottinghill Genesis
My role is to provide support to the front-line Project Managers in our Developments team.  I would like the group to achieve a sharing of knowledge and learning that enables implementation of a simple BIM solution within the Housing sector that business leaders can embrace and front line staff can understand and operate efficiently and effectively.

Johnny Furlong – BIM Strategy Lead at L&Q
Johnny heads BIM Strategy for L&Q one of the UK largest Housing Associations. Johnny focus is on digital strategies that work to provide the Golden Thread of information.

L&Qs strategy is to manage information at the component level, so they can achieve their quality targets, reduce whole life cycle cost and have assurance that they can comply with regulations.

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.

Tom Cannon, MCIAT - Group BIM Manager at Hill Group UK.
Acting as both a developer and a contractor at Hill Group UK we are continuing our promise to delivering quality homes across the country. We see BIM as an importance in the industry and are currently implementing a new BIM strategy. It is my role to ensure that this new BIM strategy is implemented, and that efficiencies and quality are shared throughout the Group, as well as its clients, joint venture partners, and end users. We now live in a world of data, and our goal is to offer all relevant parties and the supply chain access to any single integrated source of data for any built asset. Through BIM the housing industry will continue to benefit from increased efficiencies, lower costs, and Improved communication from planning, right through construction to operational life cycle.

Mark Pratten – Airey Miller
I am an associate Director of Airey Miller and I am a project manager delivering residential housing schemes across London and the South. I have been in this industry for 15 years and I specialise in the pre-contract procurement of residential buildings for housing association clients. I would like BIM4Housing to “Plain English” how housing associations go about identifying their AIR’s and EIR’s.

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.

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