Simon Rawlinson

Partner, Head of Strategic Research and Insight, Arcadis
Wednesday 24 May, 2017
09.40 – 11.20

Infrastructure investment at the heart of a new industrial strategy for a post-Brexit UK
The infrastructure sector is racing to embrace smart technology solutions as a means to deliver the lower cost, lower emissions, whole life and truly sustainable approach to asset management that asset owners demand.The challenge for owners and across the supply chain is how to develop deliverable and affordable Returns on Investment (ROI) that can flex to adopt emerging and rapidly evolving smart infrastructure technologies. Should they switch focus from capital costs to whole life value and if so how.

Simon heads the Arcadis multi-disciplinary Strategic Research and Insight team.   Simon has held business roles in connection with collaboration and innovation since 2000 and has been closely involved with the evolution of Information Management over this period.

Simon has 20 years’ experience in construction and built environment research and innovation.  He is a well-known commentator in the construction industry and his research interests include market forecasting, construction productivity and procurement

Simon was appointed to the Construction Leadership Council responsible for strategy, communication and thought leadership in October 2015.  He has played a key role in the development of the CLC’s strategy focused on digital, manufacture and whole life performance.

Simon has been a member of the UK Government BIM Task Group since 2010, and has been involved in the development and implementation of the UK National BIM strategy, focused on the commercial agenda.  Most recently he has acted as editor-in-chief of forthcoming BSi guidance on Level 2 BIM

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