Global BIM Lead
Michael is the Global BIM lead at Buro Happold. Mike leads the RBL network and oversees the implementation of BIM 360 across all regional offices. He has worked in the 3D environment for the past 15 years and has embraced the arrival of BIM. He is a member of the Global Technology team and regularly organises and hosts knowledge sharing events for engineering and architectural practices operating across London. Michael is also a member of CIBSE BIM Steering Group.
His level of experience has been fundamental to the development of the use of BIM throughout Buro Happold to the point where BIM is now our preferred method of working where the project team has the capacity to do so. He has led the development of our technical standards and standard tools to help make the process of engineering and deliverables seamless.
Michael works on a wide range of projects in a broad selections of sectors. He brings with him an excellent knowledge of the best practice available. He provides training and skills development to all our engineering team as the capability rapidly expands to match the increased opportunity to work in a BIM environment.
Biomedical Research and Biotechnology Centre, Fondazione Ri.Med and University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre, Sicily, Italy. Michael was instrumental in setting up this very complex project for the implementation of BIM level 2 with an intention to move to level 3 as soon as the client is capable of responding to the facilities available. The BIM information has been used to generate specifications and cost data as well as supporting the development of the construction programme.
Arup Building, Cambridge University. BIM is being deployed on this refurbishment project to enable the early appointment of a contractor to assist with cost certainty and sequencing of the works in a difficult situation. Michael acted as the lead BIM coordinator across the whole project.
Holland Park School, London Working closely with the main contractor for this project we developed BIM information for all the main plantrooms and risers. This route was followed to allow the contractor to gain the best understanding of the works at a very early stage of the project.
Palace of Westminster, London. This is a very complex refurbishment project involving the replacement of large infrastructure in a very congested environment. Michael introduced the team to 3D laser scanning of the facility to allow drawing to be undertaken in a 3D environment where the facility had very limited record drawings. This has developed into a full BIM implementation as the benefits of work sequencing and cost management became more apparent.