BIM Scotland 2017

Adoption through Collaboration - Make it Digital

A one-day conference
17 January 2017
Technology & Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow


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Professor George Crooks OBE MBChB FRCP FRCGP

Medical Director

NHS 24

Professor George Crooks is currently the Medical Director for NHS 24 and Director of the Scottish Centre for Telehealth & Telecare.  NHS 24 is the national provider of telehealth services for the whole of Scotland currently providing the majority of its services via telephony, the web and digital television. He is responsible for the quality, safety and effectiveness of all clinical services and the development of new services in partnership with other NHS organisations.  George was a General Medical Practitioner for 23 years in Aberdeen latterly combining that role as Director of Primary Care for Grampian. George was President of the European Health Telematics Association 2012 – 2016 and is a Board member of the European Connected Health Alliance.  He leads the Integrated Care Action Group on behalf of the European Commission within the European Partnership for Active and Healthy Ageing.  He is Chair of the Scottish Digital Health and Care Innovation Programme Board, leading on the at scale delivery of telehealth and telecare services and also the Chairman of the Digital Health Institute in Scotland, a partnership between academia, industry and health and care delivery organisations delivering innovation in technology and design that can provide safe, effective and sustainable health and care solutions and create economic growth in Scotland.

He was awarded an OBE in the Queen's New Year Honours List 2011 for services to healthcare.

David Philp

Global Director of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Main Information Contracting (MIC) Consulting


David’s enthusiasm lies in highlighting the potential of new technologies and how we interact with them to bring added value to our customers and unlock new ways of working throughout the entire life-cycle. David is passionate about our industry and perceives BIM as being a catalyst for reform.

An early adopter of practical change and purposeful collaboration, he is Global Director of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Main Information Contracting (MIC) consulting for AECOM, the global, fully integrated services firm. He was seconded into the UK BIM Task Group as Head of BIM in 2011 and is also now also Chair of the Scottish Future Trust’s BIM Delivery Group.

A Fellow of the RICS, CIOB and ICE he has completed the Virtual Design and Construct at Stanford University, CA. and is a Professor at Glasgow Caledonian University. David is also Chair of the BIM4 community.

Adam Matthews

International Development Director

UK Government's BIM Task Group

The Task Group is funded by UK Government to implement its strategy to improve construction sector performance and its outputs through the introduction of BIM to the public estate.  Adam leads the international engagement with other countries sharing the UK experience and lessons learned.

He is also Chairman of the European Union BIM Task Group, a public sector network including representatives from over 20 nations.  He has more than 24 years of experience in information technology and change management in various industrial sectors.  Adam holds an MBA in sustainability and public policy for the construction sector from Kingston University, London.

Dr Sarah Graham

Head of Global VE Sales/ Chair

IES/ CIBSE BIM Scottish Region Sub Group

Sarah has 20 years of experience in building design. Her credentials include MSc, BEng(Hons), EngD Virtual Environments, Imaging and Visualisation and her expertise lies in the areas of: BIM and the positive impact it can have on the design process, collaborative working, Low-energy design, Sustainable design and assessment and Energy management. She has provided clients with specialist modelling and simulation on a diverse range of projects including archive buildings, schools, hotels, offices and leisure facilities.
During a secondment to University College London Virtual Reality Centre Sarah investigated the benefits of current and emerging engineering technologies and their potential uses in facilitating collaborative working to streamline design and construction processes.

Sarah is also involved with the BIM4 Suppliers Group operating on behalf of Scottish Futures Trust and facilitating collaboration between institutions and professionals in Scotland.

Morag Angus

Chief Surveyor, Head of SPCD Property Division

The Scottish Government

Morag is Chief Surveyor in Property Division at the Scottish Government and heads a team of experienced Chartered  Surveyors advising Ministers, policy-makers across the public sector and public bodies on property matters. Head of Profession for  all Chartered Surveyors in Scottish Government she has extensive public sector experience including   disposal of New Town industrial and commercial portfolios, commercial, industrial and residential management and disposals for MOD and Fife Council and has worked with a variety of community organisations.

Morag jointly regulates  Property Controls  for all public bodies and is a Gateway Reviewer. She has been a Chartered Surveyor for over 20 years. Property Division gives impartial high-quality professional property advice on a wide range of issues including acquisitions, asset management, disposals, and property policy advice  across the public sector and manages the Scottish Government’s own estate.

John Eynon


BIM Regions UK

John Eynon is an architect, design manager, writer and blogger, having qualified as an Architect in 1981. He has worked in the public and private sectors in architectural practice, main contracting and consulting. For the last 20 years John has been involved in design management and pre–construction process for major contractors, with responsibility for design management teams and also providing functional support and design leadership at all stages of the design and construction process. He now provides work winning, strategy and process, BIM, design management and training services through his company Open Water Consulting Ltd.

John’s work includes working with: the CIOB on BIM strategy and regional presentations; a leading consultancy on work winning and bid support; a BIM implementation business, a leading Major Contractor on knowledge management and several Major Contractors on Design Management. He has also been a STEMNET Ambassador and works with Surrey SATRO, a leading charity for developing skills in young people in the South East, and Class of Your Own, developing collaborative working and construction careers education in schools. He lectures and presents at universities, conferences and workshops.

John is a CIOB Ambassador4BIM. He is joint chair of the BIM Regions South East, and also the UK BIM regions.  He was Vice Chair of BIM4SME, and formerly chair and director of BIM4SME Ltd. John is a BRE BIM Accredited Professional, and trained as a DQI facilitator.

He is now a member of the UK BIM Alliance Transition Team.

David Irvine



David Irvine is an engineer and inventor with over 40 patents in the area of networking, security and privacy. 

He started his career as an apprentice mechanical engineer, before taking the electrical and electronics route at college.  

Whilst at college he was president of the student union and the West of Scotland NUS co-ordinator, and managed a student occupation of the college. 

After college he took up a position as a graduate engineer with Thorn EMI.  

David went on to design what was the world’s largest private network (Saudi Aramco), eventually returning to Scotland to start in business in 1995.

He started up a computer and network services company before transitioning to design an all-in-one server that was the highest downloaded software project at the time on (eboxit). Understanding servers were the problem in today's digital world, David then spent several years designing what would become the SAFE network. 

Shona Robison

Cabinet Secretary

Health and Sport

Shona Robison was born in Redcar in 1966. Educated at Alva Academy, she went on to graduate from Glasgow University with a Social Sciences MA and Jordanhill College with a Postgraduate Certificate in Community Education. Previously she worked for Glasgow City Council’s Social Work Department.

Ms Robison was MSP for the North East from 1999-2003 and elected MSP for Dundee East in 2003. Latterly she was Shadow Minster for Health and Social Justice and a member of the Parliament’s Health Committee before being appointed Minister for Public Health in the Scottish Government formed after the May 2007 election.

Ms Robison was re-elected at the May 5, 2011 election and appointed as Minister for Commonwealth Games & Sport.  She became Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing & Sport in November 2014.

Ms Robison was re-elected at the May 5, 2016 election and was subsequently appointed as Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport.

Kevin Haggarty

Associate/ Principal Architect

Mott MacDonald

Kevin is responsible for managing the Architectural team in Glasgow. Over Sixteen years’ experience as a qualified Architect working on a wide variety of projects in most sectors including Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Healthcare, Retail, Infrastructure, Rail, Metros, Aviation and Transport throughout UK and worldwide..

Prior to joining Mott MacDonald worked in Private Practice on numerous high profile projects including Grade A speculative Office development in Glasgow, the £40 million Glasgow Harbour Residential Development. The Major Extension to Buchanan Galleries Retail Centre, A new Learning Disabilities Unit in Dunfermline and feasibility for a new centralised Hospital In Orkney.

He is the Mott MacDonald BIM Champion for Scotland and Northern Ireland and has experience in a wide range of CAD, presentation and BIM (3D, 4D & 5D) software; Proficient in the database information management of BIM. Fully conversant in BIM implementation; and has presented BIM to a great deal of clients, contractors and events in UK, Europe and worldwide. This includes the RIAS (Royal Institute of Architects in Scotland) and RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors)

Bruce Newlands

Head of Technical Operations

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre

Bruce leads technical strategy and operations at Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, supporting the Business Relationship team with the technical review of projects and co-ordinating large scale research bids between academic partners and industry.

He works closely with the Chief Executive to create and drive strategy, processes and procedures, providing a creative and technical approach to innovation.

Bruce is leading the establishment of CSIC's facility - a large scale prototyping centre to support industry’s need for physical prototyping and testing of new products, aiding in the development of new processes and skills. He also leads on the development of collaborative training with key industry partners, including digital construction skills and BIM awareness.

Bruce is a qualified architect with over 14 years’ construction industry experience, is a Certified Section 6 Energy Assessor and is the founder of MAKLAB - Scotland’s Open Access Digital Fabrication Studio.

Madis Tiik, MD, PhD

Member of the Board

Estonian eHealth Foundation

Madis Tiik is a Medical Doctor with a diploma in Public Health and PhD in Healthcare Engineering. He is a serial entrepreneur and healthcare visionary. He was the chairman of The Estonian Society of Family doctors from 2001 to 2008. From 2007 till 2011 he was the CEO of Estonian eHealth Foundation and responsible of developing the first countrywide EHR and other eHealth services.

From 2012 he became a senior adviser in Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra focusing on self-care services and eHealth integrations. From 2014 till 2015 he was part of dr. Eric Topol’s team in Scripps Translational Science Institute. Due to his extensive esperience and groundbraking foresight Madis Tiik is actively counseling many foreign e-health projects and related institutions.

John Ainsworth

Professor of Health Informatics

University of Manchester

John Ainsworth is Professor of Health Informatics at the University of Manchester where he is also Deputy Director of the Centre for Health Informatics. He is involved in numerous research projects, but with one common aim - to use computing and information technology to improve the health of the population. He is also Deputy Director of the MRC Health eResearch Centre, part of the Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research. Mostly recently he was appointed Director of the Connected Health Cities programme, an initiative to unlock the power of information to transform health and social care services across the North of England.

John’s research is at the intersection of information technology and healthcare focusing on: harnessing computing technology to enhance data science, using information technology to improve health services, and applying emerging computing technologies to create novel interventions.

Peter McColl

Head of Policy, Scotland


Peter McColl leads Nesta's policy and research work in Scotland. His work focuses on the opportunities to integrate and adapt Nesta's work in and for Scotland. He compiled the Nesta publication Ideas to Transform Scotland, ahead of the 2016 election.  He has particular interests in intergenerational politics, higher education, health, citizens' income and participatory democracy.

Previously Peter was Director of Policy for Common Weal, and before that worked for the Royal Voluntary Service, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations and in the Scottish Parliament. He was Rector of the University of Edinburgh from 2012-15 and writes extensively on culture, politics and society.

Adrian Shilliday

Technical Director and BIM Leader

Galliford Try Construction

Adrian is the Technical Director and BIM Leader at Galliford Try Construction and has recently secured BSi BIM Level 2 Certification for the business. With over 15 years’ experience in the construction industry, spanning architecture, design and technical services, Adrian is the BIM Region Scotland Chair working with the Scottish BIM Suppliers Group to drive BIM awareness in Scotland. He is also part of the Construction Scotland Industry Leadership Group working with the Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) in development of their BIM strategy.

Professor Milan Radosavljevic

Assistant Dean Research and Enterprise

UWS School of Engineering and Computing

Professor Milan Radosavljevic (UWS) holds a chair in Civil Engineering and is Assistant Dean Research & Enterprise in the UWS School of Engineering and Computing where he also leads Construction Innovation and Built Environment Resilience (CIBER) research group. He has made contributions on various courses at institutions around the world, including the Norwegian School of Management, Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia, University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, Shandong University and University of Nottingham Ningbo in China, Brno University of Technology in Czech Republic.

Prof. Radosavljevic has also developed, run and chaired executive courses and Oil & Gas industry conferences in the UK and abroad. For several years he worked as an invited Professor and supervisor in the Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology at the University of Cambridge and is a visiting Professor at several other institutions worldwide. He led research on London Olympics Programme Management on behalf of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the then Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), and is one of the authors of the forthcoming 1st Edition of the CIOB Code of Practice for Programme Management.

He recently successfully completed an industrial project funded by Innovate UK to develop Built Asset Lifecycle Intelligence (BALI) online ecosystem for smart management of built assets through life. In the past he managed several international and industry projects, including KanBIM for BIM-based production management in construction, mobile computing, and EngD projects on Building Information Modelling (BIM) requirements for cost consultancy and embodied energy optimisation through BIM.

Professor Bimal Kumar

Professor of Construction IT

Glasgow Caledonian University

Leads BIM teaching, research and knowledge transfer activities at GCU. Visiting Professor at Stanford University and NUS in Singapore. Founding Secretary-Treasurer of EG-ICE. Lead BIM Strategist for NHS Scotland; PI for BIM KPIs Pathfinders Project for Scottish Futures Trust. Author of A Practical Guide to Implementing BIM in Construction Projects.

Ryan Tennyson

Chair, Construction Scotland BIM Suppliers Group and Associate and Lead Information Manager

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

Ryan is an Associate and Lead Information Manager at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff with over 16 years’ experience within Architecture, BIM and Information Management.

He has extensive experience implementing BIM across the UK on sizeable multi discipline projects for public and private sector clients.

He is chair of the Construction Scotland BIM Suppliers Group, a founding member and Innovate Lead at dotBuiltEnvironment ( and co-founder of Hack_Construct (

Gregory Hill-O’Connor

Digital Health and Care Officer

Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE)

Gregory Hill-O’Connor is the Digital Health and Care Officer at the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE). Having worked for a Scottish social care provider on various change and innovation projects Gregory is now working at the ALLIANCE to support the third sector in Scotland develop digital services.

Peter Saddington

Business Development Manager - Construction


Pete joined BSI in 2015 and in that time has specialised in the Built Environment and Construction product sectors. Working with clients every day, Pete has a thorough understanding of the processes and challenges that not just main contractors go through with BIM, but also their supply chains.

Pete has presented at both the East and West Midlands BIM Regions as a guest speaker on BIM and BSI’s certification and training services, and is looking forward to sharing his experiences of standardization and certification and what the future holds with regards to both at this event.

Scott Grant


Soluis Group

As CEO of the Soluis Group, Scott holds overall responsibility for the strategic direction of the business along with the running of the commercial and operational sides of the business. He has over 15 years’ experience in the Autodesk Channel delivering CAD and BIM solutions to a broad range of construction industry clients. By building on the Group’s track record of producing top quality visual media there is a real drive to deliver better outcomes in project engagements by utilising the latest digital platforms to aid understanding.

Benedict Newell Wallbank

BIM Strategy Manager


With over 28 years experience in the construction Industry, Ben brings a wealth of knowledge to Viewpoint where he works as BIM Strategy Manager. Ben has advised contractors consultants and client bodies on management, organisation, workflow and business process associated with BIM deployment.

Prior to joining Viewpoint Ben headed up SmartBIM Solutions providing BIM consultancy for five years. He ran his own architectural practice for thirteen years and has been involved in implementing BIM processes and technologies since 1991. Ben was later a company Director at John Robertson Architects for six years. Here he lead the transition of the practice to BIM and was personally responsible for projects with £187m contract value.

He is a much sought after lecturer and tutor of BIM in the UK , Europe, China and Brazil and has published papers through RIBA Journal, Architecture Ireland and Building Design.

Paul Oakley


BRE BIM Division

Paul Oakley is a chartered Architect and a world leading expert in BIM. He currently heads the BIM Division in BRE where he is responsible for the technical delivery of the BRE Academy BIM training.

Paul has over 25 years of experience in the delivery of large Residential projects using the principles of Avanti and has driven change through several large Architectural practices, most recently as project Team Leader, Group CAD Manager and Consultant. He has been involved in many industry CAD/BIM initiatives, and currently sits on a variety of BSI Committees.
Prior to joining the BRE Paul ran his own consultancy for 10 years working with service providers to CAD and BIM and is an expert in Autodesk/BIM solutions and standards.

Malcolm Taylor

Head of Technical Information

Crossrail Ltd

Malcolm Taylor is “Head of Technical Information” for Crossrail in London, UK. His current responsibilities include: BIM strategy and implementation; GIS; asset information management; technical data management; document control; data handover strategy; and configuration management.

He is a Chartered Engineer - prior to joining Crossrail he was Rail Director for a major global consultancy working on many UK and international rail projects. Starting as a Graduate with London Underground, Malcolm now has over 35 years experience in the design, construction and maintenance of large-scale transportation projects around the world, with a particular emphasis on railway design, programme and project management.

Dr. Frédéric Bosché

Associate Professor in Construction IT

CyberBuild Lab at Heriot-Watt Univerisity

Dr. Frédéric Bosché is Associate Professor in the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society at Heriot-Watt University, and conducts his research as leader of the CyberBuild Lab. Dr. Bosché’s research focuses on the application of novel technologies in the AEC sector, with specific contributions (including more than 50 publications) to the automatic extraction of valuable information from 3D point cloud data for Scan-to-BIM, Scan-vs-BIM, and BIM-to-BIM applications, the development of novel immersive Virtual and Augmented Reality systems for training and data exploitation; and the use of wireless sensor networks for enhancing health & safety. Dr Bosché is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Automation in Construction, and sits on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Automation and Robotics in Construction (IAARC).

Gordon McGlathery

Head of Training


Gordon McGlathery has been heading Cadassist’s training department for the past 14 years, where his focus has been creating learning solutions that deliver on the promise of CAD and BIM technology. Prior to Cadassist, Gordon spent 16 years running an independent CAD and GIS training company in the US, developing Autodesk courseware which was sold worldwide. Over the course of his career Gordon has worked with organisations of all sizes, implementing successful training programmes for clients committed to investing in the professional development of their teams.




Vincenzo Veglia

Business Development Manager 0131 561 7305