BIM Brunch: Professor David Philp

BIM Brunch - David Philp

BIM Brunch is the perfect accompaniment to your dinner break. Featuring some major players from the #GlobalBIMCrew, BIM Brunch is a text and/or audio format interview segment where BIM specialists talk about their passion for Building Information Modelling. This week’s instalment features Head of BIM at The BIM Task Group. Professor David Philp FRICS FCIOB. David discusses the diversity of thinking within the IBM community, inspiring a student to study construction and who his favourite person is to partake in some “social scrapping” with on Twitter.

What is your favourite career related website/blog?

Do you have a favourite industry book, magazine or publication?

Wired magazine (our built environment should be one of innovation)

The top industry event you have recently been to is?

BIM2050 Report launch with KMPG.

Favourite Twitter handles to follow?

@BIMgcs, @brainpicker, @NASA and for social scrapping @rach_bb.

What is your all-time favourite building?

Stirling Castle.

What is your favourite project you have worked on?

UK BIM Task Group Level 2 BIM Programme.

What was the first BIM related project you have been a part of and what did you learn from the experience?

A refurbishment project – biggest lesson learned, understand why you are doing it and what the appropriate level of detail/information is that supports each stage. Having clear purpose is essential and it unifies project teams.

The most exciting possibilities Building Information Modelling can offer are?

Probably not so much as what it offers more what it enables and that will be: more intelligent, sensor rich assets that optimise the purpose, for example clinical excellence.

Who or what made you want to work within the Architecture, Engineering and Construction sector?

After failing my cosmonaut training construction looked like a good alternative and I was interested in how buildings and infrastructure were constructed.

What is your proudest career highlight?

A student telling me they had decided to study construction because they had heard me talk about a digitised construction sector.

What is the best part about your job?

Meeting lots of really smart folks from around the globe that want to improve our industry, I love the open community and radicalness that is forming around BIM, GIS, Digital Data capture, etc.

Check back on Tuesday October 21st, 2014 for the next edition of BIM Brunch.

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