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Categories will be judged by an esteemed panel of impartial and unbiased industry experts.  The Digital Construction Awards Judges are acknowledged industry leaders, who represent a wide spectrum of the disciplines and expertise from across the industry.  

Judging takes place in two stages; short list and selection.  Shortlisted entrants will be invited to a central London location to present their entry to our judging panel.  The winning finalists will then be selected and announced on the night of the awards.


Mark Farmer, CEO & Co-founder, Cast Consultancy

Mark is CEO and co-founder of Cast Consultancy. He has 30 years of experience in the construction and real estate sectors and has become a recognised international commentator on a variety of industry and policy related issues.

Mark authored the October 2016 UK Government Review of the Construction Labour Market Model entitled ‘Modernise or Die’. He is also currently chairing a MHCLG joint industry working group looking at the technical assurance, insurance and mortgage financing of housing delivered using Modern Methods of Construction.

Denise Chevin, Editor, BIM+

Denise Chevin has 25 years’ experience as a journalist, editor and commentator in housing, construction and the built environment. Her roles have included six years editing Building Magazine and before that the social housing magazine, Housing Today. More recently she edited and redesigned Construction Manager, edited and was consultant editor at Construction News. Denise became a research fellow of the Smith Institute in 2010 producing a number of reports on housing and planning. She has also authored a number of parliamentary reports covering Housing Quality, Youth Unemployment and Skills in the wake of Brexit. She is currently working with the Construction Industry Council in its response to Grenfell, acting content director of Utility Week and is editor of

Alex Lubbock, Head of Digital Construction, Infrastructure Projects Authority

Alex joined the Cabinet Office in summer 2016 as Head of Digital Construction. Working with departments on embedding BIM Level 2 and laying the ground work for further digital adoption across the public sector. Previously Alex was head of BIM implementation for Carillion and an active member of industry in the development of digital adoption as well as thought leadership in construction technology.

Andrew Pryke, Managing Director, BAM Design

Andrew leads BAM Designs architectural, structural and interior design departments, working closely with our construction and FM divisions. He also leads the adoption, development and integration of Building Information Modelling (BIM) adoption at BAM, to increase efficiencies at all stages of design, construction and FM. Andrew joined BAM in 2012, following 25 years as director and project lead at James Stirling Michael Wilford & Associates and John McAslan and Partners. He has worked on projects such as The Lowry, Manchester, No 1 Poultry, London and The Royal Academy of Music, London. A triathlete in his spare time, Andrew also applies his competitive spirit to working out the best design solutions for clients, integrating sustainable design, lean construction and full FF&E (furniture, fixtures and equipment) solutions.

Anne Kemp, Chair, UK BIM Alliance

Anne has been working in the industry for 25 years, delivering information to where it is needed for informed and intelligent decision making. She is Director and Fellow at Atkins for BIM Strategy and Implementation. She has been with Atkins for 19 years, where she first introduced GIS to the business, and has acted as advisor to a wide range of projects, ranging from contaminated land to large data management projects. Having served two years as Chair for AGI, Anne is now Vice Chair of Building Smart UK and Chair of ICE’s BIM Action Group and BIM4Infrastructure UK. She has been part of the UK Government BIM Task Group helping the departments to implement BIM, in particular HA and EA, and has just graduated as prizewinner for her MSc in Coaching and Behavioural Change at Henley Business School, where her research focused on enabling sustained collaborative working across the infrastructure industry.

David Philp, Global BIM/MIC Consultancy Director, AECOM

David was an early adopter of practical change and purposeful collaboration, which has led to him having an international reputation as a key thinker in the BIM field. His expertise has also seen David become a central figure in the UK public sectors move to mandate BIM usage for Government projects. David’s expertise in BIM has seen him being seconded to the UK Cabinet Office in 2011 as Head of BIM Implementation. David also Chairs the Scottish Government’s BIM Delivery Group and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Digital Working Group. “The Information Economy is transforming the way construction works. It is therefore essential that the industry can grasp this new wave of innovation, and understand what it can do to help the industry generate new value propositions’ says David.

Elizabeth Kavanagh, Head of HR, Research & Innovation, Stride Treglown

Elizabeth Kavanagh is Head of HR and Research and Innovation, leads the South West Regional BIM Hub and is Founder member of the BIM4 group Behaviours4Collaboration as well as being a Coach and charitable Director. Based in Bristol Elizabeth has developed a keen interest in BIM and regularly lectures regarding the introduction of BIM and her research specialisation in Collaboration.

Neil Thompson, CEO, dotBuiltEnvironment & 

Global Director of Digital Construction, SNC Lavalin 

I have been frequently described as an industry leader in terms of my expertise in construction technology and digital transformation of the built environment. My aim is to align industry with technology and academia to commercialise research & innovation.

Exposure to the majority of actors and roles in the construction industry globally is the foundation of my experience. From owning my own business, working for small family businesses to large contractors, consultancies and manufactures. My hands-on experience ranging from on-site engineering to digital environmental/civil engineering (contributing to over £3bn worth of project work). Coupled with my research in engineering and construction economics have enabled me to gain a unique insight into how digitisation can be achieved from both the grass roots and the enterprise level. 

The focus of my personal continuous improvement is via lifelong learning and I believe that the best way to learn is to mentor and teach others. I have mentored graduates, lectured at a postgraduate level and continue my research in digital economics at University College London. 

Maggie Brown, Innovation Manager, EDF Energy NNB 

Maggie Brown is currently working for EDF Energy on the Hinkley Point C (HPC) project where she is responsible for developing and delivering a first of kind innovation programme in a nuclear new build environment. Prior to her role on HPC, Maggie was an Innovation Manager for Crossrail’s award winning innovation programme where she was responsible for delivering innovation projects as well as driving the development of the i3P (Infrastructure Industry Innovation Platform), the industry’s first collaborative innovation delivery programme. She currently chairs the Innovation Leadership Group(ILG) for the i3P. Her experience is backed by an Msc in Political Sociology from the LSE where she learned about public policy and organisational politics. Her project management roles span across multiple sectors in the public, non-profit, and private spheres.

Stephen Radley, Director of Policy & Strategic Planning, CITB

Steve is responsible for working with the industry and with government to create the right environment and support for employers to invest in the skills that they need. Amongst his responsibilities are overseeing CITB research work to create the evidence base that underpins CITB funding approach and its works with providers and working with National governments across Britain and at the local level to create the right environment and support for employers. His team also works closely with employers and Federations to ensure that funding support meets their needs and is simple to access. He is also responsible for CITB’s relations with the media. Before he joined CITB, Steve was the Director of Policy and External Affairs at EEF. He previously held the jobs of Chief Economist at the Henley Centre, and the Policy Adviser for Education and Training at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

Stephen Good, CEO, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre

Stephen drives CSIC's vision and strategy as it focuses on helping deliver growth to businesses through their adoption of new innovative solutions. Under Stephen's leadership, CSIC has ambition to deliver an innovation revolution within the Scottish construction industry, and help position those businesses globally as respected leaders of construction innovation. As a trained Architect Stephen has 20 years construction industry experience and his career has spanned the sustainability consultancy, architectural design, offsite manufacturing and construction management sectors.


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