UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering


BIM success for two BSGS Fellows

18 February 2014

As the UK government gears up to Level 2 followed by Level 3 BIM, Building Information Modelling, two BSGS fellows have received prestigious new appointments.

Dr Homeira Shayesteh is now working as Research Associate with Prof Tim Broyd of the Bartlett and Mark Bew of BIS on producing the 'Level 3 BIM' roadmap strategy for the UK Government over the next few months. This follows successful completion of her nine-month stint as a UCL Knowledge Exchange Associate with Autodesk working on flow of BIM data over the asset life cycle to operational phase. Other UCL people involved are Prof Alexi Marmot and Prof Jeremy Watson. Paul Morrell, former Construction Advisor to the government, Simon Murray from LSE and Simon Rawlinson from ECHarris are also contributing.

Kinda Al_Sayed, who is a teaching fellow at the BSGS Space Group, has been appointed to a prestigious policy secondment within BIS, the UK government Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Her work is allied to defining ‘level 3 BIM’, linking Smart Cities and Big Data with BIM. She will also be involved in the European liaison to align processes

Dean Alan Penn commented: 'BIM is a strategic priority for the Faculty. We are building a capacity to engage with BIS on Building Information Modelling.'