At Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) experts are, in partnership with our industry clients and standard setting organisations, developing knowledge on the implementation of BIM practices.

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David Philp is Head of BIM Implementation for the UK Government’s Cabinet Office and is responsible for the mobilisation and implementation of Level 2 BIM across central government’s property portfolio by 2016. He has been appointed a Visiting Professor at GCU due to his unrivalled understanding of delivering BIM at a strategic level and the requirements of the Government. He is also Head of Building Information Modelling (BIM) at Mace, to further develop the consultancy and construction company’s design strategy and integrated BIM service. Mace has a three year plan to ensure that the BIM approach is implemented on 50 percent of projects.

“BIM is not so much about the technology or process but is instead more about changing the way we work together to help realise better outcomes at all stages of the asset lifecycle and liberate maximum value for all parties.  I am delighted to be working with GCU to help fully capitalise on the benefits for the industry and help create a better (BIM enabled) future Built Environment.”

Professor Chimay Anumba, Head of the Department of Architectural Engineering at Pennsylvania State University in the USA, has been appointed a GCU Visiting Professor for the next three years. He is a leading expert in the field of Building Information Modelling (BIM) processes and technologies.

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He is past Chair of the European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering (Eg-ICE) and has been on the governing Council of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

Professor Anumba's research interests lie in construction engineering, advanced engineering informatics, concurrent engineering, knowledge management, collaborative communications and project management. He has over 450 publications in these fields and has secured support worth over £90m from industry, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and a variety of national and international agencies.

In addition, he has successfully supervised37 doctoral candidates and 18 postdoctoral research associates.