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New Chair announced for open BIM body BuildingSMART UK


January 16, 2015 on

UCL’s Vice Dean of Engineering Systems (and BRE Chief Scientist and Engineer) Professor Jeremy Watson CBE and Fellow and Director of BIM at Atkins, Dr Anne Kemp, replace current incumbents Mark Bew MBE and Prof Tim Broyd, who step down this month.

Nick Tune, Director of BSUK (which is managed by BRE) said ‘We are now just over a year away from the Government’s deadline on BIM Level 2 – the industry has made considerable progress but we have a way to go to meet the ‘go live’ target and we need to start progressing Level 3. Both Jeremy and Anne have the experience and energy to build on the great work done by Mark and Tim in this space – Jeremy recently led on the technical aspects of Governments BIM Level 3 strategy and Anne leads on BIM for infrastructure and the alignment of BIM and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - we are very pleased to have them on board’. 

buildingSMART’s mission is to get construction and related sectors using open BIM effectively to achieve greener, leaner and more efficient buildings and infrastructure in the UK. It currently leads on the development and harmonisation of international BIM standards.

A key part of its work is to help new BIM users deploy open BIM practices and standards. It recently launched the BIM Collaboration Format (BCF) standard that allows users of openBIM to share data within supply chains more efficiently. It is also conducting trials on the use of BIM libraries, Employers Information Requirements (EIRs) and Construction Operations Building Information Exchange (COBie).

 For further information please contact Linda McKeown, BRE, 01923 664569, email [email protected]