IMPORTANT DATES...

The 2024 judging panel

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

Director,
Digital Services Lead,
Turner & Townsend

George Mokhtar

Director, Digital Services Lead 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.

Sam Stacey

CEO,
Stacx
International

Sam Stacey

CEO, Stacx International

Sam Stacey is a construction industry leader and writer on construction innovation. He has a unique perspective and a deep heritage in the built environment, having served on various boards, including the BRE, Construction Innovation Hub and Active Building Centre, and advised UK government and leading construction companies. He combines technical know-how with degrees from some of the world’s leading universities: in Architecture from the University of Cambridge, Engineering from Imperial College, London and an MBA from Henley Business School. From 2018 to 2022 Sam was Challenge Director for Transforming Construction at UKRI, and is now CEO of Stacx International.

Ciaran Garrick

Associate Director and
Head of Design Technology,
Allies and Morrison

Ciaran Garrick

Associate Director and Head of Design Technology, Allies and Morrison

Ciaran Garrick is an architect, lecturer and Head of Design Technology at Allies and Morrison, an architecture and urban planning practice based in London, UK. He has over 14 years of experience implementing BIM and design technology workflows on large-scale projects in the UK and internationally.

Ciaran also leads a number of practice research in the area of sustainable design processes and digital technologies, including circular economy principles in the design process and building energy performance transparency.

Henry Fenby-Taylor

CEO & Founder,
Athenophilia Ltd

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.

ANDREW CARPENTER

Chief Executive,
Structural Timber Association
(STA)

Andrew Carpenter

Chief Executive, Structural Timber Association (STA)

Andrew joined the UK construction industry in 1977 with the manufacturing giant CRH and held a series of sales and business development roles in his early years. It was the groundbreaking Rethinking Construction Report of 1998 that was to change Andrew’s career path as he became involved in change management and best practice, first within CRH and then later as a Board Member and Director of Constructing Excellence.

During this time he was the inaugural chair of the national ‘Best Practice’ Club network and the public face of Constructing Excellence being responsible for marketing, events, communications and membership.

From 2008 – 2010 he worked as a consultant in ‘lean’ measures, which included Andrew helping to set up and then become one of the first fifteen students of the CWA (Collaborative Working Academy).

Andrew was delighted to be asked to become Chief Executive of the Structural Timber Association (then the UKTFA) in January 2011.

Andrew is now helping to spearhead the drive for Sustainable Construction by the use of more structural timber in building with a ‘Fabric First’ approach.

Andrew was appointed Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence South West in September 2013, stepping down in 2022, and Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence Midlands in May 2018.

In 2011 Andrew was rewarded for his services to best practice within the UK construction industry by being awarded the ‘Achiever Award’ in the 2011 CIOB/CESW South West Built Environment Awards.

Andrew is currently a member of the Construction Leadership Council Construct Zero Board and sits on the Government’s Timber in Construction Working Group.

Rachel O’Donnell

Director, Nuclear, Energy & Retrofit
Mace Group

Rachel O’Donnell

Director – Nuclear, Energy & Retrofit, Mace Group

Rachel has over 20 years of experience across a range of sectors, including energy, nuclear and industrial, developing strategy and implementing complex programmes. 

She is currently Mace’s Director for Nuclear and Energy and sits on the Mace Consult Leadership team. She has extensive experience at a senior leadership level within engineering and environmental consultancy arena. Prior to joining Mace she was with AECOM for 12 years, in her last role she led the Ground Engineering, Remediation and Energy business, restructuring and refocusing the teams to drive more focused growth.  Rachel is Chair of the Northern Nuclear Alliance and sits on the North West Business Leadership Team.

Dr Melanie Robinson

Associate and Strategic
Advisory lead,
BIM Academy

Dr Melanie Robinson

Associate and Strategic Advisory lead at BIM Academy

Melanie is an Associate and Strategic Advisory lead at BIM Academy, specialising in Building Information Modelling (BIM) and information management according to ISO 19650. 

She manages several projects across multiple sectors within the UK and internationally, and works closely with clients to develop bespoke digital strategies for project and asset management.

Melanie’s interests include change management, standardisation, and digital collaboration, and also acts as Regional Lead for Newcastle-upon-Tyne for Women in BIM. She also sits on the Special Interest Group for the Golden Thread for the Building Safety Alliance and the Industry Advisory Board for the School of Computing, Engineering & the Built Environment at Edinburgh Napier University.

Melanie holds a PhD from Edinburgh Napier University, which investigated the micro-level factors to an effective macro-level diffusion of BIM, including the gap between perceived and actual efficacy of BIM understanding and skills.

Kevin Kincaid

Group
Transformation Director,
Grosvenor

Kevin Kincaid

Group Transformation Director, Grosvenor

As Group Transformation Director, Kevin is responsible for transformational change programmes across Grosvenor, aligning business and technology strategy and enabling value to be maximised from technology investments.

With over 25 years’ experience in technology and change programmes, the last 20 of which have been in the property industry, he is passionate about how technology can be used to drive business performance, improve the built environment and enhance the customer’s experience.

Kevin is currently Chair of the Property IT Directors Forum and is a member of the Realcomm advisory council.

Since joining Grosvenor in 2014, Kevin has spent time in both London and Hong Kong, where he headed up the IT and Digital programme and development functions, and more recently was Group Technology Director.

Mara-Tafadzwa Makoni

Consultant - Ingenuity & Engineering
PA Consulting

Mara-Tafadzwa Makoni

Consultant - Ingenuity & Engineering
PA Consulting

Mara 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.

Kay Rogage

Assistant Professor in Digital Human
and Building Interactions,
Northumbria University

Kay Rogage

Assistant Professor in Digital Human and Building Interactions, Northumbria University

Dr. Kay Rogage is Assistant Professor in Digital Human and Building Interactions 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.

Dr Anita Soni

Deputy Head of BIM and
Preconstruction BIM Lead,
Skanska Infrastructure

Dr Anita Soni

Deputy Head of BIM and Preconstruction BIM Lead, Skanska Infrastructure

Anita currently works in the Infrastructure sector, overseeing BIM delivery in Rail, Highways, Water & Energy.

She is also the preconstruction BIM lead where she is responsible for delivering and implementing the BIM and digital strategy for tenders for large infrastructure projects.

She continues to pursue her passion in the collaboration and integration of BIM, Survey and GIS teams and their data throughout the design and build project lifecycle to improve project productivity and digital efficiencies through automation.

David Shepherd

BIM Project Lead,
Estate Information Management,
UK Parliament

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 Haimes

Former Programme Director,
Highways England

David Haimes MCIOB

Former Programme Director, Highways England

David has considerable experience in capital delivery, strategic transformational change programmes, asset development and process improvement projects within client organisations.

With a proven track record of major infrastructure delivery, his approach through an “empowerment model” is transferable into most organisations. David has always favoured a people centric approach to delivery achieving exceptional “colleague engagement and enablement” feedback.

During his time at National Highways as the Regional Investment Programme Director, David was accountable for the development, design, procurement, and construction phases delivery of over £8bn of schemes in the Midlands, Northwest, and Yorkshire Northeast.

He was one of the architects of the Regional Delivery Partnership (RDP) framework (£11bn) and lead on National Highways initial response to UK Government’s Project Speed Initiative initially through the £1.4bn A66 Northern Trans Pennine Upgrade. David was then responsible for developing and delivering National Highways’ response further through its Delivery Acceleration Programme (DAP). DAP was cited by the IPA as “best-in-class” for achieving acceleration in public sector infrastructure scheme.

He was part of the Manchester Airport Group (MAG) leadership team for 10 years, during which, he led on constructing, buying, and selling of airports as well as transforming their operation. He acted as Programme Director on the Airport City (£850m) property development and as PMO Director for the Manchester Airport Transformation Programme, looking after £1bn of capital expenditure.

David, now acting as an independent consultant, is supporting organisations to enhance value and achieve their strategic goals

David is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Building (MCIOB) which supported an early career working for Tier 1 Contractors.

Giorgos Grigoriou

Senior Building Systems
Integration Consultant,
Arcadis

Giorgos Grigoriou

Senior Building Systems Integration Consultant, Arcadis

Georgios is a Building System Integration Consultant and Practitioner Ontologist, specialising in energy efficiency, smart buildings, and building data engineering analytics. With a strong background in these areas, Georgios is leading the technical and data-driven initiatives at Arcadis Intelligent Buildings Team centred around building system integration and driving activities on building energy and data intelligence. In addition to that, Georgios designs, advises and oversees activities related to master system integration (MSI), converged networks (IT/OT), ICT, Digital Twins, and human-building interaction.

Georgio's aim is to drive tangible and measurable impact for people, places, and the planet to improve quality of life with the mission to contribute towards net zero and sustainability targets.

Georgios has been recognised for his contributions, having been nominated and shortlisted for the Best Digital Engineer Award by the Society of Digital Engineering, part of CIBSE, in both 2022 and 2023. He is an active member of the CIBSE Intelligent Buildings Group and leads Project Haystack Ontology Working Group #1071: BIM/Haystack, demonstrating his commitment to advancing industry standards and collaboration.

Matt Mason

Head of Innovation,
Crown Estates

Matt Mason

Head of Innovation at Crown Estates

Matt heads up innovation at The Crown Estate, a company acting in the national interest across its diverse portfolio of land, urban centres and the seabed. 

As part of his role, his current areas of interest include decarbonisation of heritage buildings, renewable energy technologies, sustainable construction, urbanisation, nature recovery and urban nature, social equality and supporting UK cleantech innovation. Prior to joining The Crown Estate, Matt spent 15 years leading on strategy and innovation in the Banking and FinTech industries, from working on corporate innovation and new ventures to founding an SME lending start-up.

Matt is also a Strategic Board Member at the Digital Twin Hub, a multi-sector Industry and Catapult Network partnership housed at the Connected Places Catapult, which is focussed on the role that digital twins can play in the future of our built and natural environments.

Dr Shadan Dwairi

Senior BIM and
Digital Engineering Consultant,
COSTAIN

Dr Shadan Dwairi

Senior BIM and Digital Engineering Consultant at COSTAIN

Prior to becoming a BIM expert, Shadan’s background was in Architectural Engineering in which she obtained her BSc and MSc and worked since 2006. Her experience as an Architect covers a variety of projects which include large scale commercial, educational, residential and hospitality projects.

She entered the world of BIM in 2014 and obtained her PhD in the same area in 2019. As a BIM expert she has been working on high profile projects such as the Houses of Parliament and HS2, in addition to other infrastructure and defence projects.

Her main role is interfacing with clients and understanding their needs to deliver and implement digital strategies that would work for their organisation and requirements.

Shadan is also a Senior Lecturer in the University of the West of England in Architecture and BIM, and a researcher with many publications in BIM and digital construction. Her area of expertise is in automation and digitisation, digital transformation in addition to smart BIM.

Her skills as an academic and researcher in addition to her experience in the AEC industry, helps her in identifying gaps in the industry, and support clients in solving them.

James Thomas

Head of Smart Buildings & Technology
SES Engineering Services
and Wates Group

James Thomas

Head of Smart Buildings & Technology SES Engineering Services and Wates Group

James is responsible for the Digital Building strategy at SES and Wates.

He believes that digital enablement, data and technology are the key enablers to delivering efficient, sustainable and high performing buildings.

SES and Wates recognise digital engineering as the golden thread that connects the concept design right through to aftercare, and how the wisdom that we gain from data positively influences future designs, sustainable procurement decisions and our environment.

Allister Lewis

Founder,
Automated Data Driven Design

Allister Lewis

Founder, Automated Data Driven Design

Allister Lewis is an Architect, BIM Manager and the founder of Automated Data Driven Design (www.addd.io).

Allister is a specialist in new Construction Technology (ConTech) software for Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC). He is a passionate advocate of digital tools in the construction industry and the opportunity that this offers to be better, faster, and more profitable.

Allister is working on the ADDD Marketplace which will be the central resource for AEC ConTech software in the future. The vision for this is to provide seamless access to all ConTech software through a digital marketplace.

Gary McLuskey

Global Design
Managing Director,
Greystar

Gary McLuskey

Global Design Managing Director,
Greystar

Gary is a RIBA chartered architect with over 25 years of experience in urban design and large-scale residential development. As the Global Design Managing Director at Greystar, he leads Greystar’s design group and the company's global design vision, strategy, and innovation across 17 countries.
 
Their purpose is to ensure that each residential community successfully integrates into the local neighbourhood and meets the aspirations of our residents. Collaborating closely with local teams, we provide design support to translate our vision into successful, impactful environments that resonate with residents and stakeholders alike.
 
Prior to joining Greystar, Gary worked as a strategic design advisor on a large number of masterplans and residential-led developments in and around London, delivering successful communities in collaboration with internationally renowned architecture practices.
 
Gary is inspired by innovative solutions to complex challenges that help projects realise their full potential, successfully aligning resident experience with investment strategies.

May Winfield

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

May Winfield

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

May is the Global Director of Commercial, Legal and Digital Risks at international engineering firm, BuroHappold. 

May is a senior construction lawyer of over 19 years’ experience and is recognised as a leading legal specialist in BIM and construction technology.  

May has co-authored various documents in this field, including legal guidance on the ISO19650, an ISO19650-compliant Information Protocol and a JCT Practice Note on BIM.  She is one of the co-authors of the Centre for Digital Built Britain’s Digital Twins Roadmap and Digital Twins Toolkit Report.

She is a nima Ambassador, and co-founder and chair of BIM4Legal.

May won Best Woman in Construction Law in the Women in Construction and Engineering Awards 2020, was named as one of the Construction Idols by London Build 2022, and most recently won the Compliance Innovator award at the highly regarded Lexology European Counsel Awards 2023.

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.

Mairead Gallagher Morgan

Independent Consultant
and Women in BIM Lead

Mairead Gallagher Morgan

Independent Consultant and Women in BIM Lead

Mairead is a Women in BIM Mentor and the Specialist UK BIM Lead for the Specialist Consulting team at Buro Happold.

Prior to starting her role at Buro Happold, her background was in architecture, having worked during and prior to her architectural education, for almost 17 years.

Mairead has a substantial amount of experience in the design and technical delivery of architectural projects across a diverse range of sectors including education, defence, justice, commercial architecture, high-end residential, build to rent, retail and interior design. Most recently working for Allford Hall Monaghan Morris for 4 years as a Project BIM Lead and architectural designer, for several commercial projects. This experience has enabled her to gain a varied view of the architecture and construction industry. 

Now at Buro Happold, Mairead’s focus is on leading the Specialist Consulting BIM team to develop and innovate the digital, computational and technological capabilities across several disciplines within Specialist Consulting including fire engineering, façade engineering, technology, security and specialist lighting. As well as working as Specialist BIM lead on several unique and complex global projects, and closely collaborating with the wider design teams.

Rob Charlton

CEO,
Space Group

Rob Charlton

CEO, Space Group

Rob is CEO of Space Group, which comprises Space Architects, BIMTechnologies, bimstore, and, more recently, Twinview. All four businesses share a vision where the built environment positively impacts society using creativity, innovation, and technology.

Rob is a Chartered Architect with over 25 years of experience. He is passionate about improving project outcomes while addressing cultural issues across the sector.

In recent years, he has focussed on operational aspects of buildings and how to reduce carbon and cost through data and Machine Learning.

He has been a pathfinder in developing Digital Twins in the property sector. He is actively involved in research and development in this field, using his experience in design, construction, and operation.

Shervin Deh Bozorgi

Group Digital
Transformation Lead
John Sisk & Son Ltd

Shervin Deh Bozorgi

Group Digital Transformation Lead, John Sisk & Son Ltd

As group Digital Transformation Lead, Shervin’s role is to bring this vision into reality with the focus on scaling existing technologies while adapting cutting edge technology such as AI and Digital Twin alongside of developing new ways of working that enables better collaboration, higher productivity, supply chain management, talent attraction, upskill our workforce and a shift towards more data-driven decision makings.

Shervin is also part of Strategic priority group that is aimed to decarbonise the construction process and assets that we build through the use of Moderns Methods of Construction, Process automation and advanced Materials.

He is also part time lecturer at BCU ensuring the industry experiences and best practices are being shared with students and Academia.

SCOTT MARSHALL

Founder and Managing Director
Roma Finance

Scott Marshall

Founder & Managing Director, Roma Finance

Having worked in the financial services sector for over 20 years, Scott has extensive experience in property lending, development finance & bridging loans. As an expert in specialist lending, Scott established Roma Finance in 2008, reinventing & simplifying the bridging process to materially reduce completion times to less than a third of the industry standard.

Scott’s vision for Roma Finance is to put customers at the centre of the process and increase efficiencies to benefit all involved parties, ultimately helping customers create prosperity from property.

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