bimstore.co.uk / BIM Regions Co-Champ
Having spent 20 years working within the construction industry in architectural practices, Joanna has extensive experience in all aspects of business administration, practice management and marketing activities. Joanna is the Marketing Coordinator for bimstore, the UK's original BIM library, specialising in the creation and distribution of manufacturer specific, high quality BIM content. As part of Space Group, Joanna is also involved with BIM Show Live, the industry's largest BIM conference and is also part of the Women in BIM steering group. Joanna manages the events, social media and marketing for BIM Regions West Midlands.
Cirrus Consultant Services
Fiona is a member of the UK Government’s BIM Task Group, supporting a number of Government Departments with their introduction of BIM in line with HMG Construction Strategy. Fiona played a significant part in driving forward the Ministry of Justice’s adoption of BIM from 2011 onwards, as Lead Designer/Technical Assessor on the UK Government’s first BIM project at HMYOI Cookham Wood and also more widely across other MoJ projects.
Independently through her own company, Cirrus Consultant Services, and as a BIM Academy consultant, Fiona helps organisations both large and small, including clients, consultants, constructors and suppliers, to understand the relevance of BIM to their organisation, develop appropriate pragmatic strategies, plan implementation, train staff and manage change, in order to drive real business benefits and value.
Neil is a qualified architectural technologist and construction manager with over 25 years of experience in the architecture industry. Neil is passionate about the use of emerging workflows and technology that improves collaboration and aids the delivery of better buildings. A former director of an established healthcare architectural practice, Neil now assists architects, contractors, and clients with BIM strategy, implementation, and delivery. Neil’s desire to share his knowledge and love of design technology is channeled into his participation in the Chartered Institute of Builders, (CIOB) where Neil is the local chair.
Trowers and Hamlins
Tim Willis is a construction lawyer with over 20 years' experience of the construction industry. Over the past three years Tim has given presentations to Open BIM, CIOB, CIBSE, Constructing Excellence and CIPHE on the liability issues arising in the context of BIM projects and managing the risks by proper documentation of roles and responsibilities and the use of protocols. Tim has advised a number of clients including the public sector on their approach to the implementation of BIM. Tim practises as a solicitor with the law firm Trowers & Hamlins , is a retained consultant to Pell Frischmann Engineering and has his own consultancy practice Willis Consulting.
Birmingham City University
Franco is an associate professor. Coming from a professional background as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor specialising in cost planning, he develops research interest in BIM applications. Franco is an active researcher who continuously looks for funding opportunities to support research projects in applying new BIM approaches to suit particular context enabling the delivery of added value. He has been working closely with industrial participants and academics in projects funded by EPSRC, Innovate UK and RICS Trust. His research studies in BIM have been published in leading refereed journals such as Automation in Construction and in a RICS research report. As an experienced lecturer, he also teaches BIM cost management at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Morgan Sindell Professional Services
Scott is a final year BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology student at Nottingham Trent University. As part of his undergraduate research, Scott has worked with the universities Creative and Virtual Technologies Research Lab to assess the issues surrounding COBie data within BIM. To accompany this research, Scott has successfully produced COBie Data Drops 1 and 2 within his final design studio project. Scott has been part of the West Midlands BIM Task Group since its inception in 2013, and uses the Hub to further his knowledge and discuss experiences of BIM.
Scott is Managing Director of Applecore Designs Limited, a member of the CIC BIM Forum, an Industrial Associate to the CIPHE and a member of BuildingSMART UKI. A family-run company since its inception in 1995, Applecore Designs was incorporated to specialise in the implementation of software solutions (BIM authoring and validation) and services (training and coaching) for architecture and the building industry. Aimed at providing a fast and personalised response to the needs of the SME sector, clients include architects, architectural technologists, interior designers and contractors.