Mark Bew will share his experiences of working with a number of international governments, infrastructure suppliers and technology developments to describe how he has worked to develop new thinking in the adoption of digital technologies in the last bastion of analogue working – the construction sector.
The need to dramatically improve productivity in the sector has never been bigger, the demands on the built environment, pressure on the natural environment and the needs of a growing, mobile and ever more demanding population grow day by day.
Mark led the development and delivery of the Level 2 Building Information Modelling for the UK Government between 2011-16 and has worked on smart city and asset delivery strategies for Germany, three Australian states and Lithuania. This learning has brought insights into the economic, political, cultural and technical aspects of change. He will share some of these experiences and provide some insights as to how the future may look for research, the industry and citizens at large.
About the speaker
Mark is Chairman of PCSG Limited and over the last thirty years has developed a track record of delivering successful innovative process and technology driven business change programmes from within the Engineering and Construction industry. These include the development of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Smart City standards and the delivery of systems into asset suppliers, owners and operators to improve asset performance and service outcomes.
He chaired the development of the UK Government BIM Strategy which was published in July 2011 as part of the Government Construction Strategy and chaired the UK BIM Task Group which delivered the 2011-2016 Level 2 programme. He is strategic advisor to the Cambridge University hosted Digital Built Britain programme.
Mark is a Chartered Engineer with a PhD in the digital prediction of social outcomes through the built environment. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and member of the British Computer Society. Mark was previously a Director at Scott Wilson Group and Costain Group plc, he has also held positions with John Laing, Kvaerner Construction and GEC Avionics.
Mark was awarded an MBE in the 2011 list for services to construction.