Jason Whittall shortlisted for BIM Awards 2018
Nomination Category: Rob Jackson Open BIM Category
Name: Jason Whittall
Company: One Creative Environments Ltd
BIM Show Live spoke with One Creative Environments Ltd ahead of the BIM Awards 2018 on the award entry and what makes Jason a potentially award-winning nominee:
Jason Whittall was one of the first people in the UK to obtain the RICS BIM Manager certification and led his organisation to be an early adopter of BIM while sharing his knowledge and shaping the industry through research.
What really makes Jason stand out from the BIM crowd is his practical application. If you want to know how to do something, he and his capable team at One Creative Environments Ltd. are the ones that will find a way and show you how. Jason isn’t satisfied with talking about BIM in a generic manner – he needs to know what each stage looks like, he wants to prove everything works and then find ways of improving it. His desire to not accept a notion without seeing how it can be practically implemented enables him to not just talk about BIM benefits, but actually implement them.
Using OpenBIM formats such as IFC2x3 has allowed Jason to create innovative, practical workflows to solve many day-to-day project issues. He then shares this knowledge with his staff and clients across public and private sectors and further contributes to the sector through his position as Oxford BIM Region Co-chairman.
An example of this is the creation of a step-by-step workflow to allow Navisworks to neatly display any custom attribute data in the properties tab required by a user. The use of IFC allows Revit files to be restructured in a way which allows manipulation of the data in a way that is not otherwise possible within Navisworks. Following the creation of this workflow, this process was implemented by the project team’s supply chain throughout the construction stages on the prestigious £200m Rathbone Square project in London.
Jason has also participated in pilot research projects with BESA (and Northumbria University), experimenting with data attribution and parameter mapping in Revit, using IFCs through the XBIM platform to avoid manual re-mapping tasks and improve accuracy. This has contributed to streamlining the automation of Revit parameter mapping of SFG20 codes and the creation of step-by-step workflow guides which are available to benefit all users of the SFG20 system.
Jason is sharing his knowledge throughout the industry and is proud also to be speaking at BIM Show Live 2018. He can explain complicated processes and workflows in an understandable way, and show you how to implement them which improves understanding for everyone and ultimately leads to better design.