1 August 2012
Richard Saxon CBE will join both the Construction Industry Council (CIC) and the Government’s Building Information Modelling (BIM) Task Group to look at how the UK can achieve economic growth both at home and overseas by exploiting the UK’s BIM success.
He is to be joined by a supporting resource looking at the civil engineering and infrastructure sectors. The BIM Task Group leads the public sector implementation of the Government Construction Strategy mandate that all government construction projects will be undertaken using BIM Level 2 by 2016.
The recruitment follows recognition by both the Rt Hon Francis Maude MP and Mark Prisk MP at the recent ‘Government Construction Summit’ that BIM set within a positive whole sector initiative would act as an strong catalyst for growth.
Mr Saxon said ‘The UK now has an internationally competitive approach to construction and it can deliver growth from the exported professional and construction services and also stimulate the domestic market’. He added ‘ I will seek to work closely with UKTI, other agencies and industry in this role and I would like to spend time looking at both the construction, consultancy, knowledge and software/systems growth potential’.