Our most recent event focused on ‘Digitise or Bust’.  We have two great presentations focused on digital transformation ideas and how the Pandemic has made changes to the ways of working.

Presentations were delivered by Adam Davies from RPS, Marcin Sokolowski of Wills Bros, Stephen Kennedy and Johnathan May at MWH.

You can find the presentations and recording below.

Our Leadership Team

Craig Hardingham

Chair UKBIMA East

Craig is the Digital Manager Water and Asset Management for Sweco and has over 20+ years’ experience working within the AEC industry specialising in civil and structural engineering. 

His passion for technology and collaboration has led Craig to developing a number of digital workflows between BIM authoring tools. The design and coordination of a £76m Energy from Waste project was enhanced through seamless data exchange of the geometric and analytical models between disparate authoring and analysis tools.

Emma Rees

Emma is a BIM Manager at Wates and is responsible for the development and implementation of BIM and digital construction across the Northern Home Counties. She is also a core member of the Wates BIM team, developing group wide strategy, procedures and protocols and sharing lessons learnt and best practice across the wider business.

Emma has over 13 years’ industry experience, working with main contractors in both buildings and infrastructure. Emma began her life in the construction industry working in CAD, moving into Architectural design and finally BIM and digital construction, where her passion lies

Karl Thurston

Karl joined Graphisoft as BIM Consultant in 2017, to help customers improve their workflows and use ARCHICAD more effectively; to provide detailed customer insight to Graphisoft product development teams, ensuring that software solutions meet the market needs; and to build closer links with universities and colleges.

An architectural technologist by training, Karl has a passion for buildings and the built environment; he always looks for ways to innovate, developing systems and procedures to mitigate risks, improve quality and drive efficiency.

An advocate of Open BIM, Karl strives to bring design and construction teams closer together, by facilitating more effective collaboration and communication to deliver improved building assets

Bryn Mainwaring

Bryn is an Architect with industry experience spanning 30 years, including BIM authoring, and Information Management. He is a BIM Advisor for the Building Research Establishment (BRE) delivering training, carrying out conformity assessments. His passion is organisational BIM strategy, standards and terminology, and change management focusing on implementation. 

Andy Boutle

Andy is Head of BIM for Kier Construction.  He is part of Kier’s core digital transformation team and responsible for BIM strategy and implementation across the construction division.  He works closely with specialist BIM resources, departmental teams and leadership throughout the business to drive widespread and consistent BIM implementation within Kier.

Andy is focused on ensuring the foundations of information management are in place, to build on the value proposition of improved digital delivery to clients and to help generate internal efficiencies.

As co-lead for the Alliances’ Engagement workstream, Andy works to ensure consistent messaging and widespread outreach to industry regarding information management using BIM.  Along with many others from the UK BIM Alliance, Andy is co-author of the UK BIM Framework guidance to BS EN ISO 19650 series of standards.

Pam Bhandal

Pam’s focus is to drive UK BIM Alliance’s engagement activities to ensure consistent messaging and widespread outreach to industry regarding information management using BIM.  Supporting and working with the UKBIMA East leadership is one route toward this.

In her day job, Pam works as a freelance marketing consultant supporting organisations within the UK Built Environment with their marketing needs.

Pam can be seen at many industry events across the country tweeting live. managing stands and networking.