Promoting collaborative working within the construction industry
Representing the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
Douglas is Chairman of CPIC and is one of the longest serving members of the committee.
Douglas studied painting, sculpture and pottery before completing his first degree in architecture at Cheltenham School of Art.
His second degree was attained at the Leicester School of Architecture, now De Montfort University, where he also completed a post graduate course in Landscape Architecture.
He founded and directed Douglas Smith Stimson Partnership Limited (DSSP) that was based in Leicester, a multi disciplinary practice of architects, landscape architects and interior designers.
Douglas now concentrates on painting and sketching. Fascinated by light and colour, seeing through the eyes of an architect with a visual and spacial awareness, he brings to his paintings a sense of place. His watercolours are in collections in Europe and America
Technical Research Officer, RIBA
Representing the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
Executive Director of BCIS (Building Cost Information Service Ltd)
Joe has been responsible for setting up and developing the BCIS information databases for capital and running costs of buildings, including the BCIS Online service which provides online access to price information on over 16,000 projects. Joe is also involved in development of the UK National Key Performance Indicators, the UK supplement to the ISO on Whole Life Costing, English Partnerships Carbon Challenge, and RICS eTendering.
Representing the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
BCIS Research Contracts Manager
Cosmas holds a BSc in Quantity Surveying, MSc in Construction Management and is a Member of the RICS. During the course of his career he has worked on various projects including highway, residential and commercial construction contracts, and has been involved in research for both public and private sector clients.
Cosmas joined BCIS in 1995 and manages research contracts. He is the technical editor of the Rebuilding Costs Guides and is also is responsible for cost analysis data collection, processing and publishing on BCIS Online.
Technical director at CIBSE
Responsible for the technical activities of CIBSE, including technical input to publications and the website, CIBSE staff support for and co-ordination between CIBSE Groups and Societies, development of CIBSE input to policy consultations from government and the devolved administrations in Scotland, Ireland and Wales. The technical department also provides technical support for CIBSE Services work on energy performance and certification.
Representing the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)
Director of Customer Services for the AMTECH Group
Ian completed an Honours Degree in Building Services Engineering at South Bank University in 1994 and worked as both a Contractor and Consulting Engineer before joining Barbour Index in 2001 to work on the National Engineering Specification (NES). It was during his tenure at Barbour Index that he joined CPIc as one of the CIBSE representatives on the committee and continues to serve in this capacity.
Ian went back into consultancy in 2005 but later reacquainted himself with the National Engineering Specification by joining the AMTECH group to head up their Technical Services department and fulfil the role of NES product champion in the business.
He was appointed Director of Customer Services at Amtech in February 2012.
Representing the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
Director of MR1 Consulting. Mervyn did represent the Construction Confederation but is now a co-opted member of the committee and has been involved with writing publications for CPIC and working on the Avanti project.
As Director and Principal Consultant for MR1 Consulting Ltd., he has an established position as an industry expert within the construction industry being instrumental in the successful delivery and development of many major projects. His role is typically that of 3D modeling consultant assisting the implementation of innovative solutions in both new business processes and technical application.
His reputation has been built on a wealth of background knowledge and experiences working with most major consultants and contractors; research manager on many successful academic programmes, pushing the boundaries of 3D project modeling, software development, industry standards and business and people processes. He is able to bring the direction and cohesion that enables task teams to deliver robust solutions.
The method and procedure have been proven over a significant number of measured projects to aid delivery of the project to time, and reduced the additional costs associated with uncoordinated design and construction information.
Mervyn has been awarded an OBE for services to Building Information Modelling and to the Construction Industry.
Developing a BIM strategy for BRE.
Keith has a degree in Building Technology from Brunel University. His background in research comes from seven years spent at the Building Research Establishment (BRE), doing research on Project Information – CPI conventions, Achievements of Quality on site – NEDO report, and Quality Assurance for Construction Industries Directorate of DoE. Keith has also worked in practice, including five years as Technical Adviser and Quality Manager for multidisciplinary design practice YRM Partnership Limited, and three years running his own consultancy, mainly in Quality Management and technical issues.
Working at the RIBA since 1995, he has been Assistant Director of Practice Standards, Director of Practice, and in 2003 became the first Director of Research and Development.
In 2011 Keith left RIBA and is now back at BRE (BRE Global) helping with their approach to BIM as a significant issue for their business. Having been recognized with an Honorary CIAT membership in 2008, Keith now represents CIAT on CPIc.
Read interview with Keith in the NBS Journal
Read interview with Keith in the AT Magazine
Representing the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT)
CIAT Practice and Technical Director
Representative for CIOB
John is an architect who has worked as a design and construction professional.
John is an experienced design and construction professional having qualified as an Architect in 1981. He has worked in the public and private sectors in architectural practice and also in contracting on projects and frameworks from £1m to £1bn in value.? He now works as an independent consultant providing services for BIM, Design Management and Work Winning.
Sectors covered include:?
Education, Custodial, Commercial, Residential, Listed/Conservation, Rail
Experience of major procurement routes - trad, CDP, D+B, 1 and 2 stage
CIOB Ambassador and accredited CIC DQI Facilitator
STEM Ambassador and Surrey SATRO Mentor
Chair of CIOB Design Management working group, board member of the Faculty of Architecture and Surveying
Represents CIOB on CPIC, the CIC BIM forum, the Constructing Excellence BIM task force, BSI B555 Construction design modelling data exchange and BS7000 Part 4 Design Management drafting panel.
Steering Group Member, Centre for Lean Projects, NTU.
Chair/Champion CIC South East Regional BIM Hub.
NBS Technical author
Sarah started work in 1978 as a mechanical services engineer with Rosser and Russell after graduating from Loughborough University with a degree in Environmental Engineering. Sarah had responsibility for managing mechanical, electrical and public health installations on a number of projects in both Leeds and London, including co-ordinating the services with the structural and architectural features.
Following a year with consultants R W Gregory and partners, working on the design of test facilities at BRE and authoring sections for the National Engineering Specification (NES), Sarah became Editor of NES in 1985. CIBSE launched NES in 1987 and Sarah became manager in 1994. Sarah became involved in the work of CPIC during this time, commenting on Common Arrangement of Work Sections (CAWS), which is maintained by CPIC, as CAWS is the classification system used for structuring NES. Following the sale of NES to Barbour Index, Sarah moved to NBS where she has been involved in the launch of NBS Engineering Services.
Sarah became Secretary of CPIC in 2004, taking over from Peter Jordan.