BIM Awards: The Judges

Tuesday 26 February 2019
Boiler Shop, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Sponsored by
Nemetschek Group

Meet the judges for BIM Show Live 2019

Now in their second year, the BIM Awards 2019 will be judged by some of the UK’s most illustrious BIM-minds of today’s modern digital built environment. It is our pleasure to welcome to our judging panel David Miller, Stefan Mordue, Sarah Rock, Rob Jackson, Emma Hooper and Mark Taylor.


David Miller

David Miller

Director & Principal Architect
BA(Hons) Architecture, Dip Arch RIBA, RIBA Conservation Registrant

David has worked at the highest levels of design both in the UK and abroad and is passionate about progressive architecture, emerging technology, design and delivery excellence.

Before setting up the practice in 2001, David was an associate director of Future Systems and project architect for the Stirling Prize-winning Media Centre at Lord’s Cricket Ground. This project allowed him to develop his interest in the refinement of form through three dimensional problem solving, which he had gained in Santiago Calatrava’s office in the mid-nineties.

His specialist knowledge of the design and delivery of complex buildings has evolved into an interest in dimensional analysis and modelling, using the computer as a creative tool to enhance building design and this is fundamental to the practice’s approach today.


“There is so much talent in our industry, and many of it is hidden away; it is events such as the BIM Awards which encourage people to step forward and take pride in their achievements, and to gain the recognition they deserve.”


Stefan MordueStefan Mordue

Regional Consultancy Manager, i3 by AECOM

Stefan is a chartered Architect, Construction Project Manager and award-winning author.

He works as part of AECOM’s i3 Global Lifecycle data science consultancy team specializing in Information Management, BIM Delivery and Data Science, helping clients solve complex problems. Stefan represents a number of industry and technical standard committees including BSI, the Architects Council of Europe and CIOB.

Stefan has had the privilege of winning awards from the CIOB, Leeds Beckett University and Constructing Excellence for his contribution to the construction industry and lives in the North East – where it is cold!


“Being a judge for these awards is a real privilege. I get to see, be inspired, review (and learn from) a high calibre of submissions, showcasing real innovation and passion. What’s not to like?”


Sarah RockSarah Rock

Senior Associate, Gowling WLG (UK) LLP

Prior to becoming a solicitor, Sarah spent 9 years in industry working as a contracts manager for an electrical contractor. During this time Sarah qualified and worked as a CAD engineer. Sarah is now a Senior Associate in the construction and engineering team at global law firm Gowling WLG (UK) LLP. Sarah specialises in transactional construction law with a particular focus on projects incorporating digital construction. Sarah has advised numerous clients with regard to all aspects of incorporating BIM within contracts and appointments and has drafted various bespoke BIM documents.

Sarah was co-author of the recently published Winfield Rock Report which carried out an extensive review of the legal side of BIM. The report’s findings have influenced the revised CIC BIM Protocol. As well as contributing to the BIM clauses in the CIOB Complex Projects Contract (now termed the Time and Cost Management Contract) Sarah has written extensively on BIM for various publications including a chapter published in the Construction Manager’s BIM Handbook and has spoken at various conferences nationwide. Sarah was awarded the ICES Publishing Prize for 2017 for her article ‘Trant v Mott MacDonald: BIM in court’. Sarah is the co-chair of the London BIM Region, is vice chair of BIM 4 Legal and is an active member of Women in BIM.


“I feel very honoured to be asked to be a judge for the BIM Awards 2019 and look forward to reviewing the entries which will hopefully reflect some of the fantastic work in the BIM space in the UK right now.”


Rob JacksonRob Jackson

Associate Director, Bond Bryan Digital

Rob is Associate Director at Bond Bryan Digital, a BIM consultancy established in March 2016. Rob is an Architect by training, who now works as a consultant to develop and deliver robust client information requirements. He is well known for his passionate belief in the use of open standards to improve the outputs and ultimately outcomes in our industry.

He has published a book on authoring COBie, writes for Bond Bryan’s popular award-winning BIM Blog, written far too many quality checking rules in Solibri to count, and shares his thoughts and opinions through the company twitter account: @bondbryanBIM.


“Who wouldn’t like an award category named after him! It’s an honour to be part of these awards and I’ll be looking out for future BIM-stars.”


Emma HooperEmma Hooper

Digital Information Specialist, Bond Bryan Digital

Emma is a Digital Information Specialist at Bond Bryan Digital, working predominantly as an Information Manager on projects. Helping to reduce information waste and risk by joining-up the dots between people, process and technology, with an emphasis on OpenBIM principles.

She has a keen interest in how ideas taken from information science can be applied to construction to get the real value from digitisation. Taking her in-depth knowledge of software and its interoperability and combing this with her understanding of industry standards.

She was part of the first Integrated Project Insurance trial project, co-author of the book “Delivering COBie Using Autodesk Revit” and is a British Standards Institute B/555 committee member.


“I’m looking forward to saying thank you to my peers pushing for change in a traditional industry, to provide recognition following frustration and bring reassurance after doubt… but above all to make people smile.”


Mark TaylorMark Taylor

Digital Construction Vendor Manager, Royal BAM Group

Mark is a Digital Construction process and technology expert, who has worked in the UK Construction industry for 20 years. Currently the Digital Construction Vendor Manager for the Royal BAM Group, responsible for managing their global accounts with major technology providers, to ensure that their tools deliver the best outcomes for the Group companies and their projects. Along with major vendors Mark works with startup organisations to look at how he can optimise and automate construction processes in the future.

Previous to this Mark, supported BAM Construct UK on the journey towards digital transformation, helping them to become the first main contractor in the UK to achieve the BSI Kitemark for Information Management and international leader in use of field based technologies.

Mark is also a member of the international Digital Construction Board for Royal BAM group, which is responsible for driving Digital Construction adoption in the organisation. Outside BAM Mark is involved in the wider Construction Industry BIM/DC community, publishing many thought pieces and speaking at conferences.


“BIM Show Live is really where my BIM journey started!! So it’s a privilege to now be a part of the awards judging panel.”