Jaimie Johnston, Bryden Wood - Architecture Board Director and Head of Global Systems has returned from his recent trips to Chile and Monaco.
He was recently a guest speaker at the Clean Equity conference in Monaco. Clean Equity is a private conference which features up to 30 of the world's best in class next generation technology companies. Each company presents its vision and has the opportunity to network with prominent financial and corporate investors, established industry representatives, key policy makers, government officials, end users and international trade media.
The conference was for 'clean tech' investors and innovators; half of the delegates have developed new technologies in power, water, agriculture and are looking to showcase their work or seek investment. The other half are investors or represent funds looking to invest in clean tech. Commenting Jaimie said: “I have been invited for the past two years to talk on a plenary panel session, this year on 'Innovation in technologies and financing for national infrastructure. My presentation focussed on the work we are doing with Highways England, Education Funding Agency and Ministry of Justice. This harnesses data analysis, building information modelling and design for manufacture and assembly, to improve every stage of the delivery of major projects for highways, schools and the prison estate. We are helping these departments make better decisions and smarter investment in the building and infrastructure programmes. This was highlighted as an example of how the certainty and efficiency that we are facilitating, might make large scale infrastructure more attractive for private investment Whilst there I have made links with companies who may be interested in using some of our capabilities to deliver new assets.”
Whilst in Chile, Jaimie was working with the Chilean BIM Task Group, who are developing a governmental BIM strategy, just as Bryden Wood did in U.K. in 2011. Commenting, he said: “I was there as the UK task group member responsible for standards and productivity, libraries and DFMA to share my work with UK departments, review their progress with their ministries to date and help them progress. I presented to an invited audience of 130, representing governments, academia and the University of Chile school of architecture, who hosted the event.”
Jaimie is a member of the Cabinet Office BIM Core Team, coordinating work packages relating to productivity and delivery. He is currently involved in the implementation of BIM across all UK Government departments and was heavily involved in the first early adopter projects.
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