BIM in a Convergent and Connected Future

Published: 18 July 2018

David Philp’s keynote delivery at this year's Construction Innovation Forum will discuss BIM in a Convergent and Connected Future.

David will be exploring the convergence of a physical and digital built environment and how smart connected built assets can enable an end to end asset life-cycle management process.  

With Building Information Modelling (BIM) becoming a central plank in the building services sector he will be exploring, what next? How we can improve functionality and enhance the service provision beyond delivery. How we can create digital estates at a city level where integrated data rich models can support FM, asset management and ultimately user experience.  Drawing upon reference projects he will demonstrate the value of BIM when married with other integrated systems, telemetry and analytics in order to support socially responsive built infrastructure.

David’s career spans some 25 years where he has worked for some of the construction industry’s leading contractors and consultants. He is employed by multinational engineering firm Aecom as Global BIM/IM Consultancy Director, helping clients around the globe achieve better outcomes through digitised and innovative approaches to the asset life-cycle. In addition to being Charted Construction Manager, he is a Trustee, Fellow and Ambassador of the CIOB.

He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineering, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors. David is recognised as one of the global leaders on BIM and digital asset management strategies and has delivered solutions all around the globe, including current commissions in Singapore and Latvia. He is co-author of BIM 4 Dummies and winner of the BIM Show Live, Digital Legend 2018.

After graduating with a degree in Building Engineering and Management, David joined Balfour Beatty as an Engineer spending much of his early years setting-out, planning and managing specialist sub-contractors before progressing to Director of Technical Services and subsequently BIM Programme Director. During this same time David gained an MSc in Property & Construction Management (Distinction) and was a University Medal winner, as well as Virtual Design and Construction certification from Stanford University, California.

He was seconded into the Cabinet Office as Head of BIM Implementation and has been part of the UK BIM Task Group helping the UK Government realise their BIM strategy.  He is currently part of the UK Government’s Centre for Digital Built Britain (DBB) team at Cambridge University and also Chair of the Scottish BIM Delivery Group through the Scottish Futures Trust delivering the BIM requirements of the Scottish Government