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Our Mission and Purpose

We want to build everyone’s digital knowledge with content and conversations to inspire and instigate 'Better Information Management' to enable - better decisions, better infrastructure, better services and better outcomes for our social, economic and environmental infrastructure.

What our founder and host believes

"I believe in the potential of digital, data, and technology (DDaT) to make a positive impact to society and the planet. Educating others on its possibilities is essential. However, proper information management (IM) is often neglected, despite its importance in geospatial analysis, infrastructure asset management, digital transformation, national-level digital twins, and more.

Without proper IM and governance, DDaT can't achieve lasting impact. This podcast will discuss teamwork, communicating the benefits of DDaT and IM, integration, and the experiences of our distinguished guests. 

Let's explore together!"

Steven, Founder and Host of the BimTube Podcast

PS - please contact me with any feedback or thoughts for future themes and guests
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When we talk about "Better Information Management," we're referring to its broadest interpretation, beyond just the realm of information technology (IT). We believe that information management (IM) deserves more widespread acknowledgment for its status as a vital discipline and profession.

Yet, the success of IM is deeply rooted in the support of digital transformation, the presence of effective leadership, and robust governance in the fields of digital, data, and technology (DDaT).

Our dedication to enhancing IM, paired with the incorporation of the asset life cycle information management (ALCIM) strategy for infrastructure assets and systems, gains strength when grounded in international best practices, such as: ISO 19650 series and ISO 55000 series ).

BimTube's Mission

We want to build everyone’s digital knowledge with content and conversations to inspire and instigate 'Better Information Management' to enable - better decisions, better infrastructure, better services and better outcomes for our social, economic and environmental infrastructure.
Do you find yourself struggling with information management?
The BimTube Podcast is...
''Building Digital knowledge''
...to inspire those who are new to data and information management. We want to show how digital, data and technology (DDaT), enabled by 'better information management' and combined with the application of data science and emergent technologies, can make a real positive impact to society... and our Planet.


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What you're going to find on our podcasts:
Inspiring conversations about how joined-up digital, data and technology (DDaT) are delivering tangible benefits.
Here are some of the Podcasts that are already available, plus some that will be released in the coming weeks via Spotify and on other major podcast platforms via our audiopodcast pageYou can also watch the podcasts on YouTube.


  • #27 - Dr Anil Sawhney - Digitalisation, Decarbonisation & Construction
  • ​#26 - David McKeown - From Data to Actionable Decisions: Unpacking Holistic Asset Management
  • ​#25 - Dan Rossiter - Navigating the Intricacies of Built Environment Standards
  • #24 - Victor Alasia - Navigating Data Logistics with Enterprise IM
  • #23 - Matthew Leaver - Mastering Information Management (IM) for GIS and Beyond
  • ​#22 - Sam Roberts - Underground Mapping: Precision and Promise
  • ​#21 - Miranda Sharp - Data Decoded: Unearthing the True Value
  • ​#20 - Marek Suchocki, AutoDesk - Tech-Revolutionizing Construction
  • ​#19 - Dr Steven Steer, Zühlke - The Present and Future of Secure Data Governance
  • ​#18 - Erin Khan, EKC - Unveiling the Intersection of Construction and Technology
  • ​#17 - Dr Anita Soni & George Floros, Skanska - Empowering Digital Construction with GeoBIM in AECOO
  • ​#16 - James Kavanagh, RICS - Surveying and Geospatial Insights
  • ​#15 - Gary Nuttall, Distlytics - Developing Digital Trust
  • ​#14 - Iain Miskimmin, Bentley Systems & COMIT - Advancing Digital Skills and Knowledge
  • ​​#12 - Denise McKenzie, PLACE - Ethics for a Digital Age
  • ​#11 - Peter Vale, Thames Tideway Tunnel - Digitally Enabling People and Processes
  • ​#10 - Malcolm Taylor, Crossrail International - Digital Engineering
  • ​#9 - Marc Goldman, Esri - Unlocking Geospatial Value
  • ​#8 - David Philp, AECOM  - Digitally Transforming Construction
  • ​#7 - Peter Kohler, Cefas - Combating Martine Litter
  • ​#6 - Dr Seppe Cassettari, British Computer Society - Mapping and Geographic Data Visualisation
  • ​#5 - Melissa Zanocco OBE, Infrastructure Client Group - Transforming Infrastructure
  • ​#4 - Chris Ewing, AON & MapAction - Data and Digital for Insurance
  • ​#3 - Mark Enzer OBE FREng, Mott MacDonald & CDBB - The Impact of Digital Twins
  • ​#2 - Dr Andy Evans, TopCon & CICES - Geospatial & Digital Construction
  • ​#1 - Mark Edwards, Gatwick Airport - Sustainability

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  • ​Clay Starr - Esri
  • ​Andrew Curthoys - Chair, Australasian BIM Advisory Board - APCC

Latest Episode

#27 - Dr Anil Sawhney - Digitalisation, Decarbonisation & Construction

Guest: Dr. Anil Sawhney, Ph.D. PMP FHEA FRICS
Episode Overview: Welcome to our enlightening discussion on "Digitalisation, Decarbonisation & Construction". We are privileged to have Dr. Anil Sawhney, an esteemed figure in the construction and infrastructure world, with a rich history of academic and industrial accomplishments. From the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) to renowned universities and global consultancy roles, Dr. Sawhney's expertise promises a comprehensive insight into the subject. Today, we'll uncover the pivotal areas of digitalization and decarbonization in the construction sector, condensing the vast topic into seven main talking points and seven key takeaways. Let's delve in.

Dr Sawhney's Biography: Dr. Anil Sawhney, Ph.D. PMP FHEA FRICS, is a distinguished leader in construction and infrastructure, boasting extensive experience across the USA, India, Canada, the UK, and Australia. As the Global Head of Knowledge and Practice for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), he also holds fellowships with RICS and the Higher Education Academy UK. Dr. Sawhney is an adjunct faculty at institutions including Liverpool John Moores University and Boston University. He co-authored notable works such as the "Handbook of Construction Safety, Health, and Well-being in the Industry 4.0 Era" (2023) and has editorial roles in prominent construction journals. With consultancy roles including positions with the World Bank, he was appointed chair of the ICMS Standard Setting Committee in 2022 and has contributed to significant initiatives in India's housing sector.

Main Themes Discussed: [1] Understanding Data Standards: The role of schemas and data standards in green construction. [2] From BIM to Information Management: The significance of this shift in the construction world. [3] Digital Tools and Green Goals: How technology aids in construction's sustainability efforts. [4] Carbon Management in Construction: An overview of EPDs and carbon tracking techniques. [5] Challenges in Digital Transition: Recognizing the barriers in adopting digital tools. [6] RCS and Construction: Dr. Sawhney's insights on RCS's influence in construction and infrastructure. [7] The Digitalisation Ripple Effect: How the digital shift affects project outcomes and broader sustainability efforts.

Takeaways from the podcast: [1] Grasp the essence of data standards in green construction. [2] Value the importance of broader information management. [3] Appreciate technology's role in sustainable construction. [4] Master techniques for effective carbon management. [5] Identify the hurdles and opportunities in digital transformation. [6] Understand RCS's role in guiding best construction practices. [7] Realise the broader impact of digitalisation in construction sustainability.

Links to references:

[1] ISO 22057:2022 Sustainability In Buildings And Civil Engineering Works - Data Templates For The Use Of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) For Construction Products In Building Information Modelling (BIM)

[2] ISO 23386:2020 Building Information Modelling And Other Digital Processes Used In Construction - Methodology To Describe, Author And Maintain Properties In Interconnected Data Dictionaries

[3] ISO 23387:2020 Building Information Modelling (BIM) - Data Templates For Construction Objects Used In The Life Cycle Of Built Assets - Concepts And Principles

[4] Global Construction Monitors (rics.org): https://www.rics.org/news-insights/market-surveys/global-construction-monitor

[5] Qualification standards (rics.org): https://www.rics.org/profession-standards/standards-of-qualification/qualification-standards

[6] UK World Built Environment Forum Conference (rics.org): https://www.rics.org/training-events/wbef-events/rics-world-built-environment-forum-uk

[7] RICS World Built Environment Forum – Europe: https://www.rics.org/training-events/wbef-events/world-built-environment-forum-europe

[8] The power of data and technology for quantity surveyors and cost managers (rics.org): https://www.rics.org/news-insights/wbef/power-of-data-and-technology-for-quantity-surveyors-and-cost-managers

[9] Digitalisation in construction report 2023 (rics.org): https://www.rics.org/news-insights/digitalisation-in-construction-report

[10] RICS Sustainability Report 2022: Are we making progress?: https://www.rics.org/news-insights/wbef/rics-sustainability-report-2022-are-we-making-progress

[11] International Cost Management Standard | International standards and data for a global construction industry (icms-coalition.org): https://icms-coalition.org/

[12] Digital twins from design to handover of constructed assets (rics.org): https://www.rics.org/news-insights/research-and-insights/digital-twins-from-design-to-handover-of-constructed-assets

#GreenConstruction, #Digitalisation, #DataStandards, #BIM, #SustainableBuilding, #CarbonManagement, #TechInConstruction, #EPDs, #RCSInsights, #DigitalTransition

#26 - David McKeown - From Data to Actionable Decisions: Unpacking Holistic Asset Management

Guest: David McKeown TD, BSc (Tech), CEng, MIEE, FIRSE, FRSA, Life FIAM
Honorary Vice President, The Institute of Asset Management (IAM)

David's Biography: David McKeown is a Chartered Engineer and experienced manager with experience in commercial, military and volunteer organisations. He was a Founder Member of the Institute of Asset Management in 1994 and was appointed the first CEO: 2009 to 2019.

He led the UK contribution to the ISO 55000 suite of asset management standards. He believes strongly that good people, culture and leadership are critical to successful Asset Management.

In this podcast David is speaking personally and not on behalf of the IAM.

David's Full Biography: https://bit.ly/497w3pl

Episode Overview: In this podcast episode, electrical engineer David delves into the world of asset management. He discusses his shift from engineering to the Institute of Asset Management and his dedication to bettering public sector projects. Beyond tangible assets, David touches on the subjective nature of value and introduces the "Six Capitals" framework. Through real-world examples, he highlights the importance of considering non-financial aspects and consequences in asset management decisions.

Some of the main talking points are:

- Asset Management Beyond Physical Assets: Asset management extends beyond physical assets and involves coordinating activities to extract value from assets throughout their life cycles, from acquisition to disposal or repurposing.

- Value in Asset Management: Value in asset management is subjective and multifaceted, encompassing various forms of value beyond just financial considerations.

- Six Capitals Framework: The "Six Capitals" framework includes:

1) Manufactured Capital: Physical and man-made assets. 2) Natural Capital: Natural resources and ecosystems. 3) Social and Relationship Capital: Social aspects and stakeholder relationships. 4) Human Capital: Workforce skills and capabilities. 5) Intellectual Capital: Intangible assets and intellectual property. 6) Financial Capital: Monetary resources and investments.

- Considering Consequences: It's important to consider both intended and unintended consequences of actions in asset management decisions to optimize outcomes.

- Real-World Application: Real-world examples demonstrate how asset management principles can be applied in projects and infrastructure management to enhance decision-making and achieve better outcomes.

- Holistic Approach: Taking a holistic approach when managing assets and large-scale projects involves considering various interconnected factors and the bigger picture. Knowledge Management (KM) being part of the wider approach.

- Management Systems and Standards: Management systems and standards like ISO 19650 for information management and ISO 55000 series for asset management provide frameworks and guidelines for effective decision-making and governance.

#AssetManagement, #Infrastructure, #DecisionMaking, #Stakeholders, #RiskAssessment, #BestPractices, #OrganizationalCulture, #KnowledgeTransfer, #RealWorldExamples, #ManagementFrameworks, #ISO55000, #ISO55001, #ISO19650, #DigitalTwins, #TheIAM, #WholeLifeAssetManagement, #AssetData, #Assets, #AssetSystems, #SystemsThinking

#25 - Dan Rossiter - Navigating the Intricacies of Built Environment Standards

Guest: Dan Rossiter FCIAT
Position: Lead for Built Environment Standards

Dan's Biography: Chartered Architectural Technologist, Dan Rossiter FCIAT, is an influential figure in both the national and global built environment realm. At a national level, he steers the course for digital transformation at the British Standards Institution (BSI), lending his expert knowledge to multiple committees on topics like information management, technical documentation, and standardized terminology. Beyond BSI, he assumes the role of Vice-President Technical for CIAT, actively engages with various sector-specific working groups, and champions Nima. On the global stage, he takes charge of both CEN and ISO strategy and terminology workgroups focused on digitally transforming the built environment.

Episode Summary: The BimTube Podcast proudly presents an enlightening conversation with Dan Rossiter FCIAT. Together, we navigate the intricate world of standards in the built environment and engineering sector. From the challenges in awareness and adoption of existing standards to the hurdles of change management and the prevailing ownership mindset, we dissect them all. Moreover, this episode underscores the crucial role of compelling storytelling and illustrative case studies in showcasing the gravity of these standards.

Key Discussions in This Episode:

- Pinpointing Universal Hurdles: Delve deep into the widespread challenge of professionals not recognizing the existing standards, leading to hindered adoption.

- Decoding Change Management: Unravel the challenges inherent in transitioning from traditional methods to universally accepted standards, and learn about strategies to tackle resistance.

- Paradigm Shift: Highlight the pivotal need to migrate from individualistic standards to a collective, societal good perspective.

- The Art of Narration: Realize the transformative power of storytelling and illustrative case studies in emphasizing the importance and tangible effects of standards.

- Merging Standards with Education: Reflect on the necessity of incorporating standards into academic curriculums to instill a sense of adherence and routine in the upcoming professionals.

#24 - Victor Alasia - Navigating Data Logistics with Enterprise IM

Immerse yourself in this insightful podcast featuring special guest Victor Alasia, a Lead Solution Consultant at OpenText. The episode offers a comprehensive look into the intricacies of information systems, data management, and enterprise solutions across various sectors.
Victor discusses Geography, Systems Architecture, Solutions Architecture, Data Management and Building Information Management.

By delving into these concepts in this conversation, you'll learn about: - Interconnected Systems: Learn why considering sectors like construction, engineering, and asset management as isolated entities is a limited approach. - Key Management Tools: Understand the critical role of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and - - - Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in project and asset management. - Organisational Challenges: Become aware of the common inefficiencies within companies and the need for a systems-level approach to remedy them. - Data Standards: Gain insight into the importance of adhering to global data management standards and the pressing need for Environmental, Social, and Governance goals.

The episode wraps up with expert advice on the continual need for education in data management for efficient business operations. Whether you're a decision-maker in your organisation or simply interested in the complex world of data, this podcast is a valuable resource.

More about Victor Alasia, MSc, PGCert, BSc (Hons), MIAM MCIHT, MBCS Victor, who is currently a Lead Solutions Consultant, is a Solutions Architect, Systems Architect, Spatial Scientist and Geographer with two decades of experience in Geospatial Solutions, Enterprise Solutions and Enterprise Systems (including Environmental Management Systems, Urban Management Systems, Asset Management Systems, Information Management Systems and Supply Chain Integration and Interoperability Systems).

#23 - Matthew Leaver - Mastering Information Management (IM) for GIS and Beyond

In this episode of the BimTube podcast, we talk to Matthew Lever about the importance of information management for Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) projects and engineering. Matthew discusses how information management can help to improve collaboration, communication, and decision-making on projects. He also shares his insights on implementing effective information management (IM) practices. The typical information types to be managed typically include Geographic Information Systems (GIS), wider geospatial (inc. surveys, remote sensing), Digital Construction + BIM, and increasingly what is/are being termed 'Digital Twins'.
Matthew argues that information management (IM) is essential for the success of any GIS, Digital Construction or IM project at any scale - small (e.g. single project), enterprise-scale (whole organization) or even across a whole industry. He explains that by carefully managing information, teams can ensure that everyone has access to the data they need when they need it. This can help improve collaboration and communication, leading to better decision-making and, ultimately, a more successful project.

Matthew also shares his insights on how to implement effective information management practices. He emphasizes the importance of having a clear information management plan and using the right tools. He also stresses the importance of involving all stakeholders in the information management process.

This episode is a valuable resource for anyone involved in GIS and IM projects. Matthew's insights provide a clear understanding of the importance of information management and how to implement it effectively.

#22 - Sam Roberts - Underground Mapping: Precision and Promise

In the latest episode of the BimTube Podcast, geospatial expert Sam Roberts discusses his 16 years in underground surveying and mapping. He emphasizes the crucial nature of precise underground data given the myriad of assets like pipes, cables, and sewers hidden beneath the surface. The challenges in obtaining such data can lead to safety risks and expensive construction delays. Sam introduces the concept of "digital twins" – 3D virtual models of the underground, aiding in data accuracy and efficient infrastructure planning. The podcast underscores two primary takeaways: the importance of high-quality underground information for safety and efficiency and the vital role of quality assurance in the process.
Takeaways: - Accurate and quality underground information is essential for safety and productivity. - Digital twins can be used to improve the accuracy of underground information. - Quality assurance is essential in underground surveys and mapping.

More about James [Sam] Roberts, BSc (Hons), PgDip, FGS, FCInstCES, DipIoD Sam is a Director at Met Consultancy Group with expertise in the geospatial, heritage, and environmental sectors. His vast experience encompasses operations, project management, business development, and performance optimisation. Proficient in strategic planning, technical consulting, geophysics and utility mapping, Sam excels in leading cross-functional teams and overseeing diverse operational functions.

A skilled communicator, Sam adeptly manages relationships with various stakeholders, ensuring the successful delivery of complex projects within budget and time constraints. His meticulous attention to detail, coupled with deep industry knowledge, enables him to drive organisational success consistently. Known for his versatility in business development and operations, Sam boasts commendable leadership skills and is dedicated to industry best practices.

#21 - Miranda Sharp - Data Decoded: Unearthing the True Value

In this captivating episode of the Bimtube podcast, we are privileged to have Miranda Sharp as our guest, a seasoned digital data expert with a distinguished background spanning Royal Mail, Ordnance Survey, and her current venture, Metis Digital.

During this podcast, we engage in crucial discussions on data quality, sharing, maintenance, and efficient utilization, providing practical examples. Furthermore, we delve into data decay, digital replicas, and perspectives for managing data in today's era. Embark on an exploration into the authentic value of data - an invaluable asset that, as per Miranda, gains true significance when harnessed for decision-making. Be inspired by her vivid portrayal of the Tadcaster Bridge case, unveiling the pivotal role of information management in averting disasters. The conversation also explores equitable value exchange in data handling, acknowledging the importance of initial investments. 

As a collaborator with the Open Data Institute, Miranda emphasizes human guidance alongside AI for valuable insights. You can tune in for a journey into data and the art of decision-making. About Miranda Sharpe MA (Oxon), MBA:Miranda Sharp established Metis Digital to connect data professionals with opportunities for value creation. She advises clients, the Mayor’s Smart London Board, Centre for Cities, ICO's Technology Advisory Panel, the National Digital Twin Programme, and SME See Sense. Previously, at the Ordnance Survey, she led cross-functional practices using place-based data.

#DataValue, #DecisionMaking, #InformationManagement, #DataCuration, #OpenDataInstitute, #AIandHumans, #DataQuality, #DataSharing, #DigitalTwins, #SystemsPerspective

#20 - Marek Suchocki - Tech-Revolutionizing Construction

Join the captivating BimTube podcast to explore digital innovation and information management.

In this episode, Marek Suchocki, Head of Industry Associations Strategy at Autodesk, shares insights on change management and technology's impact on construction. Discover the value of data integration in digital landscapes. For tech enthusiasts, digital transformers, and data enthusiasts, this episode is a must-listen! Uncover the significance of structured and standardized data in civil engineering. Learn how understanding document origins enhances data organization. Explore structured data's role in open data and understand recurring elements. Discover the impact of unnecessary variability in infrastructure elements. Stay tuned for future episodes diving into ISO standards and the vital IFC standard. 

About Marek Suchocki FCInstCES, FICE, FBCS

Marek Suchocki is an esteemed industry veteran with 30 years of experience. As Head of Industry Associations Strategy at Autodesk and a Council Member at CICES, he brings vast expertise to the table. Marek has excelled in digital technology business development in the AEC sector, actively promoting innovation and contributing to BIM standards. He is a thought leader in open data standards, facilitating collaboration and information management in the industry. With a comprehensive skill set, Marek leads research and innovation initiatives, leveraging technology to optimize efficiency. He holds fellowships in esteemed organizations, including FCInstCES, FICE, and FBCS, solidifying his reputation as a highly respected professional.

#DigitalTransformation, #InformationManagement, #BimTubePodcast, #TechIndustryInsights, #DataValueRevolution, #ConstructionTech, #StandardizedData, #OpenStandards, #AssetManagement, #IFCStandards

#19 - Dr Steven Steer - The Present and Future of Secure Data Governance

In this episode of the BimTube podcast, we talk to Dr Steven Steer, a data governance expert with over 20 years of experience. Steven shares his insights on the challenges of ensuring the security and governance of data, as well as how to use cases to keep the momentum going. He also discusses the different types of data sets that must be considered when implementing a data governance framework.
Dr Steer is a highly experienced data governance professional with a wealth of experience in the energy sector. He has worked as a data scientist, data engineer, and data governance specialist for several leading organizations, including Ofgem (The Office of Gas and Electricity Markets), the UK's energy regulator. Steven is passionate about using data to improve decision-making and drive innovation.

Here are some of the key points from the episode: - Data governance is essential for ensuring data security, accuracy, and reliability. Getting buy-in for data governance initiatives can be challenging, as it requires a change in mindset. - Use cases can be a helpful way to demonstrate the value of data governance to stakeholders. Many different types of data sets need to be considered when implementing a data governance framework. - If you're interested in learning more about data governance, I encourage you to listen to this episode of the BIMTube podcast.

About Dr. Steven Steer, PhD, MPhys, CPhys Dr. Steven Steer, has garnered substantial expertise through his diverse professional experiences, all of which find expression on his independent website. Here, he employs his knowledge of data, economics, policy, and digital engineering to develop solutions for large-scale challenges. His impressive resume showcases his instrumental role in several major projects such as contributing to the UK energy regulator's standard for open data and digitalisation, assisting in the integration of these standards into legal, regulatory licences, and collaborating with the UK Energy Data Taskforce on behalf of the regulator. He also played a vital role in the establishment of the UK government's "Modernising Energy Data" (MED) programme, and took part in designing a new Sectoral Governance solution for the UK Energy Digitalisation Taskforce.

In addition to these achievements, Dr. Steer has made significant strides in the technical and strategic aspects of energy digitalisation. He contributed to the development of the first UK government Energy Digitalisation Strategy & Action Plan and assisted in creating the UK energy regulator's cloud-based data platform and data centre of excellence. His keen understanding of the industry's inner workings also led him to participate in an independent review of the GB Electricity System Operator's £0.5Bn IT investment plan. Grounded in academic research in energy economics and nuclear physics, Dr. Steer's expertise extends beyond practice; he has contributed to more than 70 academic research papers and holds the status of a chartered physicist.

Please find all references here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x0MfeFqFGo

#18 - Erin Khan - Unveiling the Intersection of Construction and Technology

Embark with Erin Khan on a journey at the nexus of construction and technology, revealing the balance between challenges and opportunities in this ever-evolving landscape. Explore the synergy between field workers and the back-office, influencing data integrity and decision-making. Erin connects authentically to grasp field workers' needs, collaborates with tech providers, and focuses on user adoption and experience.

Uncover the art of harmonizing technology with fieldwork intricacies, bridging communication between the field and office. Embrace seamless software adoption and innovative solutions through tech alliances. Get ready for a transformative experience reshaping your view of construction and technology, powered by Erin Khan's insights for a paradigm shift! 🏗️🎙️🚀

More About Erin Khan, BSc (Hons), LEED AP, BD + C Erin Khan is an established AEC technology leader, with over a decade of combined experience in building operations, data and process analysis, and software implementation.  She is passionate about empowering others to adopt technology to improve project outcomes using empathetic communication, team building, and collaboration skills.  Prior to founding EKC, Erin served as the National Director of Construction Solutions for Suffolk Construction, overseeing national technology and innovation operations. Erin holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from USC, a certificate in Business Analytics from The Wharton School, and is EIT, LEED AP BD+C, and OSHA-10 certified.

Erin's LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-khan-655a761a/ Erin Khan Consulting: https://erinkhanconsulting.com/ Instagram: @erinkhanconsulting TikTok: @erinkhanconsulting

References: ENR FutureTech (San Francisco, CA, USA) - https://www.enr.com/future-tech/ Los Angeles Bluebeam User Group (LABUG): https://tinyurl.com/3jnafrm4

. To see the full episode description and find all links to the resources mentioned, please see the description on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@bimtube

#17 - Dr Anita Soni & George Floros - Empowering Digital Construction with GeoBIM in AECOO

Welcome to our newest podcast episode, diving deep into GeoBIM integration within the AEC sphere. This session, we spotlight the complete life cycle (AECOO) of built environment assets. Skanska's very own Dr. Anita Soni and George Floros guide us through the maze of BIM, GIS, and data management, emphasizing the essentiality of clear data visualization and the perks of real-time construction insights. Throughout, you'll uncover Skanska's dedication to data compliance, active partnership with entities like OGC, and alignment with the ISO 19650 series. By the episode's close, anticipate a profound grasp of collaboration's significance, the merit of collective experiences, and the vast impact of pioneering industry standards.

About Our Guests: Dr. Anita Soni, from Skanska Infrastructure UK, is an expert in the civil and infrastructure sector. Her focus is on enhancing the fusion of Survey, BIM, and GIS throughout design to handover stages. Holding an EngD from University College London, her contributions include innovating processes for employing technologies like laser scanning in railway infrastructure observation. Georgios (George) Floros leads Skanska's GIS sector, emphasizing sustainable digital shifts via geospatial data. George actively promotes strategies across large project collections, using GeoBIM solutions to bolster business expansion. He's currently pursuing a PhD at University College London on GeoBIM's role in Asset Management

. To see the full episode description and find all links to the resources mentioned, please see the description on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@bimtube

Our Shared Understanding:

a circular economy in the built environment

We wholly support the concepts and principals of using data and digital transformation to help transition to a circular economy in the built environment. 

"Digitalisation can help us address the scale and
complexity of interconnected systems. Data
and digital solutions support us in making better
decisions faster. Federated solutions, such as
ecosystems of connected digital twins, can help us
to understand whole systems better and intervene
more effectively.

To achieve this, we must manage data more
consistently and facilitate secure information flows
across organisational and sector boundaries. By
doing so, we will be able to provide the relevant
information about materials, products, assets
and systems in a way that is useful to others.
This kind of ‘data infrastructure’, which promotes
interoperability, is crucial for managing stocks and
flows in the built environment, including existing
buildings and infrastructure. As a result, it is an
essential enabler of a wider circular economy."

'Better Information Management' for our social, economic and environmental infrastructure can help us deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

What are the SDGs? At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

Featured Episodes

#10 - Malcolm Taylor - Digital Engineering

In this episode of the BimTube Podcast we speak with Malcolm Taylor, Specialist Advisor (Digital) at Crossrail International. He discussed the importance of quality, trustworthy information for decision-making on infrastructure engineering projects. Also, Malcolm reflects on how 'Project Information' becomes 'Asset Information' and the role that Common Data Environments (CDEs), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), 'BIM' and ISO 19650 series play to help manage this critical process.
Malcolm Taylor BEng, MBA, CEng, MICE, MIStructE, CDipA&F is a specialist in digitalisation and the creation, implementation and application of Project Information Management (PIM) on major projects. He is a leading exponent of the UK’s drive for PIM and Building Information Management (BIM) maturity in client organisations.

Recently, as Head of Technical Information at Crossrail for 10 years, Malcolm was responsible for the development of digital and technical information strategies as well as BIM, computer-aided design, document management, GIS, cyber security issues, and asset information management.

#3 - Mark Enzer, OBE FREng - The Impact of Digital Twins

In this BimTube Podcast we speak to Mark Enzer OBE, about the impact of Digital Twins, what these are and how a ‘National Digital Twin’ can help deliver and demostrate better outcomes for built and natural environments.
ABOUT MARK Mark Enzer, OBE FREng Overveiw to Mark: https://www.cdbb.cam.ac.uk/AboutDBB/directory/markenzer

Mark is a keen champion of innovation in the context of collaborative delivery models and he is particularly interested in transformational change in the infrastructure industry (including: digital transformation, Smart Infrastructure, low-carbon sustainable solutions, platform-based delivery and design for manufacture and assembly).

As Mott MacDonald’s Chief Technical Officer, he was accountable to the Executive Board for technical excellence across the Group. He is now a Strategic Advisor at Mott MacDonald. As the Chair of CDBB’s Digital Framework Task Group, Mark was contributing to the leadership of the National Digital Twin Programme.

Mark was the Digital Transformation workstream lead on “Project 13” for the Infrastructure Client Group, which represents the UK’s major infrastructure client organisations and he was the Lead Author of the Infrastructure Carbon Review, published by HM Treasury.

#5 - Melissa Zanocco OBE - Transforming Infrastructure

In this BimTube Podcast we speak to Melissa Zanocco OBE, about the Infrastructure Client Group (ICG); Project 13 and wider issues how transforming the built environment sector to produce better outcomes for people and nature.

About Melissa Zanocco OBE Melissa is Head of Programmes for the Infrastructure Client Group (ICG), as well as one of the instigators of Our Vision for the Built Environment, and is committed to transforming the built environment sector to produce better outcomes for people and nature. She is Co-Chair of both the Project 13 Adopter Community and the Digital Twin Hub Community Council as well as a member of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation's Deep Decarbonisation Initiative, World Economic Forum Digital Twin Cities Project Global Advisory Committee and Construction Leadership Council Task Force. She was part of the UN Women UK delegation to the 66th session of the Commission on the Status of Women 2022.


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