Mark Bew to provide BIM insight on Canary Wharf aspiration panel

Credit: BIM Task Group
Credit: BIM Task Group

The Chairman of the UK‘s BIM Task Group will provide Building Information Modelling-related guidance as part of a panel formed to aid the development of London’s Canary Wharf.

Mark Bew is part of the newly-established Global Advisory Council (GAC) who will help the Canary Wharf Group combat four major roadblocks that the East London community faces in order to achieve a “truly integrated and interoperable smart city” as part of the Cognicity Challenge.

Commenting on the start of the Global Advisory Council, Canary Wharf Group Chief Executive Sir George Iacobescu stated: “Canary Wharf Group has been at the forefront of innovative property development since 1988, when construction began on our estate. Our Cognicity Challenge, guided by the high calibre individuals on the Advisory Council we have announced today, will help us write the next chapter of our innovative vision for Canary Wharf.”

New Civil Engineer reports that the GAC will provide guidance in relation to: “interoperability, cyber security, ensuring that the technologies bring convenience and add value, and their applicability to both existing buildings and new-build”.

The latter two points mentioned are especially where Bew’s knowledge of BIM can come into play, as BIM processes feature cutting-edge technology that can reduce build times and project costs. In addition, BIM can be adopted for existing projects, as well as new – a topic BIMcrunch discussed with Leica GeosystemsPaul Burrows in his Crunch Time interview.

For more on Canary Wharf’s initiative to usher in future plans, click here.

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