Phil Jackson

Building Smart UK and UK Representative Infrastructure Room
Tuesday 23 May, 2017
14.10 – 14.35

IFC and COBie: The essential guide to BIM Standards and why we need them There is no doubt that BIM can and does provide benefits for many who are involved in the procurement of infrastructure assets. From Planners, designers, constructors and the eventual operators of those assets. BIM has, to date, mostly been dealt associated with the design stages of a new asset and the graphical 3D modelling of that design. Hence much standards effort has been concentrated on software interoperability and data exchange. This paper attempts to look at the wider full life cycle of any infrastructure asset and concentrates on the systematic development of information through that life cycle demonstrating the importance and emergence of standards to support this more holistic view of BIM and its potential.

Phil is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers with many years of practical experience in design and construction. He is an acknowledged leader in the deployment of Information Technology in Infrastructure Design, Construction and Operational Management. His background and experience has encompassed most aspects of the construction industry from buildings through infrastructure to asset management.

He is passionate about the use of data as an asset and seeing it used throughout the lifecycle of the built environment. And he feels strongly that BIM has too long been viewed as a 3D modelling solution and not the information management tool it is. He is therefore actively involved in helping asset owners, designers, builders and operators in developing strategies that capture manage and leverage this information.

He has been involved in some of the world’s most prestigious projects including the UK Channel Tunnel, Hong Kong’s Airport, Heathrow Terminal 5, Dubai Festival City, Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, London Crossrail and the UK High Speed 2 project.

He is a member of the London Crossrail BIM Advisory Panel and has worked with the UK BIM Taskgroup as a team member developing strategy and supported the delivery of BIM to government departments majoring on BIM for Infrastructure for the Highways Agency and the Environment Agency. Most recently he has been working on a project defining Asset Managers BIM Requirements for Building Smart International.

He runs his own independent consulting company and is Royal Academy Visiting Teaching Fellow for BIM at the University of Surrey He also chaired the Institution of Civil Engineers Information Systems Panel for several years, is a board member of Building Smart UK, a member of Building Smart International’s Infrastructure Steering Committee and serves on many standards steering groups related to BIM.

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