Interview with International BIM Standards expert Paul Shilcock
Paul Shilcock authored the ISO 19650-2 and the UK National Annex and co-authored PAS 1192-2 and the UK Transition Guidance from PAS 1192-2 to ISO 19650-2.
Here, Paul opens up on his thoughts on BIM, processes, projects and training …
What is your current role?
At Operam we provide a range of advisory services and educational resources to organisations around the world in support of their digital transformation and to help them build better teams.
What does BIM mean to you and how do you use/implement digital construction methodology on your projects?
For me, BIM is about the collaborative production of digital information using innovative toolsets. We don’t use BIM on projects, as we enable teams to manage information effectively when using BIM on projects.
When did you first start working with BIM?
I first started using, what is now known as BIM, back in 2001 when I worked for a national house builder. I developed new ways of working using Architectural Desktop to produce parametric models for a new range of houses. These were then used to enable better design, prefabrication of light-weight steel frames, quantity take-off and marketing.
Why should BIM Show Live visitors attend your talk?
The adoption of the new ISO 19650 series is set to become widespread as more and more clients seek to reduce risk, increase certainty and achieve real business outcomes from their digital information. Following their publication, the UK 1192 series will be withdrawn, and providers of information need to become familiar with the new standards in order to maintain their competitive advantage.
Our talk is divided into four: I will introduce the new ISO standards, Emma Hooper will look at the transition from 1192, Andy Boutle will look at the forthcoming guidance framework, then we will finish off with an opportunity for people to ask questions on anything relating to the ISO.
What technologies in the AEC industry currently impress you the most?
I’m on the least sexy end of the spectrum, and I’m really encouraged to see technologies that enable clients to define their requirements for information and link them to deliverables within a CDE. I’m also impressed with the range of technologies that enable the validate of requirements and verification of information.
What do you think will be the next big thing in BIM and digital construction?
ISO 19650 of course!
Paul will be speaking at BIM Show Live with Emma Hooper of Bond Bryan BIM and Andy Boutle of Kier Group on Wednesday 27 February: Around the world in 1642 days & beyond – 1192>19650>UK implementation