Hadeel Safaa Saadoon shortlisted for BIM Awards 2018
Nomination Category: Keep your eye on this one
Name: Hadeel Safaa Saadoon
BIM Show Live spoke with Hadeel Saadoon ahead of the BIM Awards 2018 on the award entry and what makes her a potentially award-winning nominee:
I’ve been nominated as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate of the Queen’s University of Belfast and the McAvoy Group.
I hold a BSc in Architectural Engineering and an MSc of Construction Management from Coventry University, and am a Chartered Manager and accredited BIM professional who also worked as an External Lecturer at Queen’s for the BIM and Project Management MSc course.
The support of Queen’s University as a knowledge base and the academic and company supervisors during the KTP helped to open collaboration opportunities and advance R&D at the company, and important links between academia and industry were formed.
I worked on developing BIM solutions for better project management for The McAvoy Group while integrating clash detection processes and high-end technologies like virtual and augmented reality.
The BIM adaption journey was very challenging, and my biggest challenge was to transfer BIM knowledge enterprise-wide in a unique business specialised in offsite construction. I introduced the new processes to design and production teams which requires a huge amount of commitment and continual review to ensure that processes are being correctly adhered to.
I educated staff by holding weekly drop-in BIM information sessions at the McAvoy Group which allowed staff to develop a better understanding of BIM processes and how it can benefit the business and customers. This knowledge helped in the successful implementation of BIM in live projects for The McAvoy Group.
This success was recognised in multiple prestigious awards; they were shortlisted for the CITA Irish BIM Innovation awards 2016 and won the Best Use of BIM & VR Award at the BIM4SME Awards 2017 and now celebrate being a finalist of The BIM Awards 2018.
I’m extremely passionate about BIM, digital construction applications and advanced visualisation technologies. I was also part of the company innovation team who worked on a number of other research projects with InterTrade Ireland and The Manufacturing Technology Catapult in Coventry. It was my passion that led to successful completion of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Innovate UK.
I’m now back at Coventry University to work as a BIM Manager for the University Estates leading a new journey of BIM implementation and management.