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The 2022 judging panel

Cristina SAVIAN

CEO & Founder,
BE-WISE

Cristina Savian

CEO & Founder, BE-WISE
Cristina is the founder of BE-WISE, an international consultancy focused on driving technology adoption, bringing to market the most promising innovation in the construction and property industries across Europe, the US, Australia, and the Middle East.

Cristina has over twenty years of experience in the civil engineering and technology industries, receiving her MBA from the University of Cambridge, her MSc in Transport from Imperial College London in the UK. She also holds a first-class degree in Environmental Economics as well as being a Chartered Land Surveyor in Italy.

Cristina is an internationally renowned digital construction keynote and guest speaker who holds judge and board positions on engineering and construction panels. She is a key industry voice internationally for the adoption of digital twins for our built assets and was recently named top influencers in the 2021 Who’s Who in Industry 4.0 list. Cristina is on the authors of “Digital Twins for the Built Environment – An introduction to their opportunity, benefits, challenges and risks” Institute of Engineering and Technology – white paper, published in October 2019.

In addition, she runs her editorial column on aec.business.com – where she writes about the new construction industry trends and also recently founded the “House of Digital Twins Club” on ClubHouse, where she hosts weekly rooms in English, German, Italian and French to share knowledge and experience around implementing digital twins for the built environments.

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Jackie Maginnis

CEO,
The Modular & Portable
Building Association (MPBA)

Jackie Maginnis

CEO of the Modular & Portable Building Association (MPBA)

Jackie is CEO of the Modular & Portable Building Association (MPBA) – a great ambassador for MMC with 35 years experience in the volumetric/modular industry.

Prior to her role with MPBA she worked for a manufacturing and hire company.

With her passion for the industry sector and the help of the committees from within the member companies, part of her role is to promote the features and benefits of the use of offsite volumetric buildings.

George Mokhtar

Head of Real Estate,
Turner & Townsend

George Mokhtar

Strategic Director of Digital Advisory at Turner & Townsend

George Mokhtar is the Strategic Director of Digital Advisory at Turner & Townsend, specialising in major programmes with expertise ranging from asset lifecycle information management and BIM analytics to strategic digital transformation and project delivery. George currently oversees advanced digital project delivery in property, natural resources and infrastructure sectors globally.

Maria Coulter

Coach, Speaker & Trainer,
Construction Coach

Maria Coulter

Managing Director, Construction Coach

With a career spanning over 20 years in the industry as a Quantity Surveyor, Project Manager and Risk Manager, Maria’s interest in personal development led her to become a qualified personal and business coach in 2012.

Maria is passionate about bringing positive and lasting change to the industry and launched Construction Coach in 2014 working with SME’s and micro-businesses to grow themselves, their businesses and their people through coaching and training.

Maria won the first Women in Construction category at the 2016 Nottingham Post Women in Business awards and her on-line course for the Chartered Institute of Building on Ethics and Compliance in Construction came Highly Commended at the 2017 MemCom Awards.

As well as being a regional board member for the RICS, Maria is Chair of the Construction Industry Council (CIC) for the East Midlands, a Non-Executive Director on the Construction Industry Council national board and Chair of the CIC Diversity and Inclusion Panel

Sam Stacey

Challenge Director:
Transforming Construction

Sam Stacey

Challenge Director: Transforming Construction

Sam Stacey is Challenge Director – Transforming Construction at UKRI. He is leading the Transforming Construction challenge, a £170 million research and innovation investment, matched by £250 million from industry, to create new construction processes and techniques for building manufacture in the UK. Linked to the Construction Sector Deal, the programme includes funding for research, a new construction network and the creation of an active building centre and innovation hub.
Before joining UKRI, Sam was Director of Innovation, Industrialisation and Business Improvement at Skanska UK, a Trustee of the Building Research Establishment, and Chairman of the National Platform for Construction. Sam has also worked for Wates Construction and Buro Happold Engineering. He is a Chartered Structural Engineer with an MBA from Henley Business School and degrees in Civil Engineering, Architecture and Philosophy from Imperial College and Cambridge University.
Sam is married with two children and lives in London and Suffolk.

Melanie Dawson

Director:
Origin7 Ltd

Melanie Dawson

Director: Origin7 Ltd

Melanie brings a wealth of practical hands on BIM & Digital Construction knowledge from an extensive and varied construction career over the past 15+ years. She has held a variety of challenging leadership roles over her career to date including strategic management, Head of BIM, Director of Digital Construction through to owning her own BIM & Digital Construction Consultancy company Origin7 Ltd.

She is the founding member and Chair of the NI BIM regions group (now part of the UK BIM Alliance) since its inception. Melanie’s leadership has been fundamental in the delivery of many high profile public and private sector projects across the UK, focusing in on driving organisations to deliver by ensuring the right people, processes and technology are in place. Melanie led the first team in the UK to become dual BSi BIM Kitemark holders and was made a Fellow of the ICE in 2018.

She has established a number of BIM training Academies which lead clients, colleagues and supply chain through the use of BIM and digital tools including ensuring the return on those investments. Melanie is the driving force behind many exciting R&D projects in the realms of MMC (Modern Methods of Construction), Data Analytics, VR/AR, and adoption of laser scanning technology.

She is currently enjoying working on the client side after many years in the design or contractor teams. She enjoys variety, challenge and the ever advancing BIM & Digital Construction landscape, but most of all making a difference and continually raising the standards as a dynamic leader and bringing others on that journey too.

Henry Fenby-Taylor

Head of Information Management,
Centre for Digital Built Britain

Henry Fenby-Taylor

Head of Information Management,
Centre for Digital Built Britain

As the Head of Information Management for the Centre for Digital Built Britain, Henry brings with him a breadth of experience from research to implementation that includes everything from getting his hands dirty on projects to leading programmes of work for large clients. Henry began his digital career as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate bringing the benefits of BIM to Colour Urban Design Limited. He acted as Group BIM Implementation Manager at WYG where he was responsible for critical projects as well as developing and implementing the company’s BIM policy. Since then Henry has been a digital consultant working on diverse projects in sectors from Nuclear to Water. Henry’s experience across the built environment in the Information Management space allows him to represent the interests of clients, consultants and constructors that is grounded in his own experience and reality. Henry is committed to providing technical leadership and Information Management policy in a transparent and collaborative way so that it can meet the needs of the many stakeholders that it affects.

Henry is a passionate supporter of developing early career professionals and wants to enable and facilitate their career growth to build the resilience of this emerging profession. Henry is also a firm believer in the power of entrepreneurialism and innovation to solve many of the problems facing the built environment today and that this innovation can help to deliver greater sustainability and profitability for the great value that the built environment delivers to society.

Mara-Tafadzwa Makoni

Corporate Partnerships Lead
AFBE-UK

Mara-Tafadzwa Makoni

Corporate Partnerships Lead
AFBE-UK

Mara is the AFBE (UK) Corporate Partnerships Lead and a member of the England Executive board. She is a consultant with international experience (USA, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, SA) and over 10 years of professional experience. She is a qualified Systems Engineer who has managed and implemented complex projects in energy and transport, from feasibility to completion.  She brings a wealth of experience of operation monitoring and due diligence advisory across sustainable development, renewable energy and transport.  Mara is an active and contributing Member of the Institution of Engineering Technology and plays an active role in, Intelligent Transport Systems UK and AFBE (UK) activities.

Kay Rogage

Senior Lecturer
in Digital Living,
Northumbria University

Kay Rogage

Senior Lecturer in Digital Living, Northumbria University

Dr. Kay Rogage is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Living in the School of Computing Information Sciences at Northumbria University and an active member of Northumbria’s BIM Academy Research Team.

She is an applied researcher who’s work spans across the disciplines of computer science and the built environment. Kay’s research focuses on the developing technical solutions that allow data integration across technologies enabling the interoperability of building models to overcome the technical barriers around data exchange in the built environment.

As a software developer in industry predominantly working in the digital construction sector, Kay has integrated her practical industry knowledge with academic research on a number of industry collaborations to overcome issues around disparate, fragmented data sets such as BIM data and sensor data, for developing knowledge from the data to support building operation and improve occupant well-being.

Her work involves using machine learning techniques to explore feature selection and pattern matching across data to improve data retrieval and interoperability.

Partners

Stephen Hodder was educated at the School of Architecture, University of Manchester, where he gained a Distinction in the Bachelor of Architecture degree. Following University, he joined Building Design Partnership in 1981 and became a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1982.

He has been in practice since 1983 and in 1992 formed Hodder Associates which won the Royal Fine Art Commission/ Sunday Times Building of the Year Award for Colne Swimming Pool in Lancashire later that year.

In 1996 Hodder Associates, now Hodder+Partners, received the most important award in British Architecture for a single building, the inaugural RIBA Stirling Prize for Architecture for the Centenary Building, University of Salford. The Practice has now won over forty major awards.

He was RIBA President 2013-15, having previously been Vice President Membership, Nations and Regions.

He regularly acts as an assessor for architectural competitions and awards, most recently for the RAIC International Prize and sits on the Design Review Panel for Places Matter!

He was awarded an MBE for services to architecture in the Queens Birthday Honours List, 1998.

He received an honorary doctorate in 2006 from the Manchester Metropolitan University for his regional, national and international contribution to architecture and won the Roses Design Award of ‘Architect of the Year’ in the same year.

Stephen has written and lectured widely, has been a visiting examiner at a number of schools of architecture and visiting Professor at the Birmingham School of Architecture, the Belfast School of Architecture and the University of Salford, School of the Built Environment.

He is currently external examiner at ‘Ion Mincu’ University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest and Professor of Architecture at the Manchester School of Architecture.

Stephen received an honorary fellowship from the University of Central Lancashire in 2013 and elected as Chair of the Construction Industry Council (CIC) for 2019-2021. 

Stephen Hodder

Deputy Chair,
Construction Industry Council

Stephen Hodder

Chairman, Hodder+Partners

Stephen Hodder was educated at the School of Architecture, University of Manchester, where he gained a Distinction in the Bachelor of Architecture degree. Following University, he joined Building Design Partnership in 1981 and became a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1982.

He has been in practice since 1983 and in 1992 formed Hodder Associates which won the Royal Fine Art Commission/ Sunday Times Building of the Year Award for Colne Swimming Pool in Lancashire later that year.

In 1996 Hodder Associates, now Hodder+Partners, received the most important award in British Architecture for a single building, the inaugural RIBA Stirling Prize for Architecture for the Centenary Building, University of Salford. The Practice has now won over forty major awards.

He was RIBA President 2013-15, having previously been Vice President Membership, Nations and Regions.

He regularly acts as an assessor for architectural competitions and awards, most recently for the RAIC International Prize and sits on the Design Review Panel for Places Matter!

He was awarded an MBE for services to architecture in the Queens Birthday Honours List, 1998.

He received an honorary doctorate in 2006 from the Manchester Metropolitan University for his regional, national and international contribution to architecture and won the Roses Design Award of ‘Architect of the Year’ in the same year.

Stephen has written and lectured widely, has been a visiting examiner at a number of schools of architecture and visiting Professor at the Birmingham School of Architecture, the Belfast School of Architecture and the University of Salford, School of the Built Environment.

He is currently external examiner at ‘Ion Mincu’ University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest and Professor of Architecture at the Manchester School of Architecture.

Stephen received an honorary fellowship from the University of Central Lancashire in 2013 and elected as Chair of the Construction Industry Council (CIC) for 2019-2021.

Jon Rains

Investment Director
Mott MacDonald Ventures

Jon Rains

Investment Director, Mott MacDonald Ventures

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David Shepherd

BIM Project Leader for
the UK House of Commons

David Shepherd

BIM Project Leader for the UK House of Commons

Dave Shepherd is BIM project leader for the UK House of Commons in Westminster, London.

In this role, he is responsible to UK Parliament for assuring that supply chains deliver improved and more sustainable asset outcomes through innovation and the collaborative use of BIM.

In conjunction with AECOM, he wrote the BIM implementation strategy for the Restoration and Renewal of the UK Houses of Parliament.

Dave is also the RIBA-commissioned author of the widely acclaimed BIM Management Handbook

David Miller

Director & Principal Architect,
David Miller Architects

David Miller

Director & Principal Architect,
David Miller Architects

David has worked at the highest levels of design both in the UK and abroad and is passionate about emerging technology, progressive architecture and delivery excellence.

Before setting up the practice, David worked in the offices of Norman Foster and Santiago Calatrava, then became an associate director of Future Systems, where he was project architect for the Stirling Prize-winning Media Centre at Lord’s Cricket Ground.

His specialist knowledge of complex buildings evolved into an interest in three-dimensional analysis and computer modelling to enhance building design. This is fundamental to the practice’s approach to search for delight and proportion in solutions to everyday problems.

Siôn Geschwindt

Editor, Build in Digital

Siôn Christopher Geschwindt

Editor, Build in Digital

www.buildindigital.com

Siôn is the Editor of Build in Digital, a news platform and collaborative community for digital construction professionals. A qualified Environmental Scientist, he has over five years’ experience in media and communications for the cleantech and built environment industries. A keen investigator and storyteller, Siôn loves to tackle tough questions and break down complex ideas into engaging content.

Casey rutland

Founding Director,
digitalgreen.io

Casey Rutland

Founding Director of digitalgreen.io

Casey is a digital advocate with a focus on company transformation from a people perspective.

With over 20 years of experience as an architect working in and leading multidisciplinary teams to deliver sports stadia, city centre developments, healthcare facilities and heritage buildings, he brings a clear, concise empathy-driven communication method to the seemingly vast topic of ‘digital transformation’.

As Founding Director of digitalgreen.io, he is responsible for driving the adoption of emergent technologies that enable the company to perform optimally, generate new products or services and engage staff in a thriving agile environment.

Casey helps businesses realise the value of digital, through workshops, written papers and the successful (and free) global BIMOpenMic series of events.

Casey is regularly invited to speak at conferences on topics relating to the new digital era of our industry, guest lectures at various universities around the world and is a proud STEM Ambassador.

Rick Hartwig

Built Envrionment Lead,
The Institution of Engineering
& Technology (IET)

Rick Hartwig

Built Envrionment Lead,
The Institution of Engineering
& Technology (IET)

Rick is the Built Environment Lead for The Institution of Engineering and Technology where he is responsible for thought leadership and policy in the Built Environment. Digitalisation and decarbonisation of the Built Environment sector are passions. He is an Ambassador for the UK BIM Alliance and adviser to Prin-D Technology
Rick has lead on several significant publications at the IET:

  • Scaling up Retrofit 2050
  • Digital Twins for the Built Environment
  • Manufacturers’ Product Data: A Plain Language Guide

 

Presently he is involved the ‘48VDC Realisation Forum’ an initiative that’s looking at the benefits stopping DC energy distribution in buildings. An exemplar is due to be unveiled soon.
Prior to this he gained experience in a dozen EU funded FP6 and FP7 projects. He was the coordinator FP7 project CILECCTA, whose main goal was to develop a ‘Life Cycle Cost plus Analysis’ tool for the development and operational management of a building that would provide the user with a single view of financial and environmental factors. 
Time spent in the financial sector shows he survived and understand many of the cultural and operational challenges of digitalisation.

May Winfield

Global Director of Commercial,
Legal and Digital Risks, Buro Happold

May Winfield

Global Director of Commercial, Legal and Digital Risks, Buro Happold

A senior construction solicitor of over 15 years’ experience, May was one of the first lawyers to really start exploring the impact of BIM in the UK, and is a recognised specialist in BIM and related technologies. She has advised and acted for consultants, contractors and insurers in preparation of BIM processes, defending and preparing BIM-related disputes, and drafting of bespoke BIM documentation. May is co-author and author of a number of leading papers and various articles on the legal and contractual issues of BIM and construction technology, and has spoken in various places worldwide on these topics.  She is presently co-writing a white paper on the international legal and contractual impact of the ISO 19650-2 with the author of the ISO 19650-2.  May is co-founder and chair of BIM4Legal, a neutral forum established to support and progress understanding and knowledge sharing of BIM among the legal community and those in industry who instruct them. She is a committee member of BIM4FM and core team member of the 4D BIM Group, as well as an Associate Editor of the Frontiers in Blockchain publication.  May is also a committee member of the Centre for Digital Built Britain’s DFTG’s Roadmap Working Group.  She led the drafting team for the recently released JCT Practice Note on BIM, and is leading the drafting sub-team for the legal sections of the UK Guidance Framework on the BS EN ISO 19650

David Philp

Director - Digital Consulting,
Strategy & Innovation Europe,
AECOM

David Philp

Director - Digital Consulting, Strategy & Innovation Europe, AECOM

An early adopter of practical change and purposeful collaboration David is a Chartered Construction Manager by background and Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Information Management (Consultancy Director) for AECOM, the global, fully integrated services firm where he assists global clients solve their data dilemmas with the i3 by AECOM consultancy team.

David was seconded in the UK Cabinet Office in 2011 as Head of BIM Implementation and was also seconded into the Scottish Future Trust (SFT) as Chair of the BIM Delivery Group.

David is also a Trustee of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and has supported clients across the globe in creating and implementing BIM and digital asset management strategies.

PARVEEN RAI

Founder,
Rai Investment Group

Parveen Rai

Founder, Rai Investment Group

A Chair and board member with over 20 years of property expertise and governance experience in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. Parveen combines strategic, commercial, and digital experience with a solid understanding of financial oversight, risk management, and culture. Broad developmental and management experience in the real estate industry spanning nationally with a record of delivering growth at the leading edge of innovation and services. Parveen focuses on building customer loyalty and effective and resilient teams.  

 

Paul Howard

Product Innovation Lead at BRE
(Building Research Establishment)

Paul Howard

Building Research Establishment

Paul Howard is the Product Innovation Lead at BRE, the UK’s leading building science centre, and is a Chartered Engineer with a strong background in acoustics and building safety.

He is an innovation professional who has been involved in product innovation and innovation management in the construction sector for over 30 years.

Before joining BRE in 2020, Paul spent the majority of his career working for building materials manufacturer Saint-Gobain driving innovations in the company’s product and service offers. During this time Paul developed a passion for delivering innovations that are built on human factor insights and that are developed using a test, learn and iterate approach.

He is now helping to shape the future for BRE by uncovering new opportunity spaces where BRE can innovate to enhance the built environment.

Dr. Ahmed Alnaggar

Digital Construction Lead
BRE, Construction Innovation Hub

Dr. Ahmed Alnaggar

Digital Construction Lead
BRE, Construction Innovation Hub

Dr. Alnaggar has 20 years of industry and academic experience in several roles in the areas of digital construction, project/programme management, digital twin, and automation. His current role is “Digital Construction Workstream Lead” of the Construction Innovation Hub at Building Research Establishment (BRE). In this role, he is managing a team working towards the Government funded transforming construction programme.
Before joining the hub, he held several industry consultation and academic positions in digital transformation for the construction industry.  He held the position of “Teaching Fellow” at the Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction, UCL. In this role, he led the “BIM integration with project information systems” module, contributed to the design and content development for the “Digital Engineering Management” MSC programme and supervised several MSc dissertations in the area of digital transformation in construction. He also held a UCL “Research Fellow” position that investigated the automation of compliance checking of codes and regulations for healthcare buildings.
His PhD research investigated digital transformation of lifecycle asset management using BIM and the Internet of things (IoT) as a part of a Digital Twin from a Socio-Technical lens. Dr. Ahmed also has an MSc degree in “Information Systems Management” from University of Liverpool. Based on his research and industry work, he produced several academic publications and conducted presentations in leading national and international conferences about digital transformation and innovation in the built environment.

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