About BIM Region NI

What We Do

BIM Region NI is the local Northern Ireland chapter of the wider CIC UK & Ireland BIM Task Group network. Each Region within the UK & Ireland is chaired by a BIM Regional champion and directed by a steering group.

Our Northern Ireland BIM Champions & Steering Group members are listed to the right hand side of this page.

We meet monthly to discuss BIM implementation within the NI Rregion, how we can support regional implementation and we actively support local strategies and events to enable same.

Each member of our steering group has signed up to a BIM4 Communities charter [see across] which indicates our collective commitment to:

  • focus on the goal of promoting BIM adoption and providing support on an industry-wide basis with no single bias to any one platform, group or company.
  • be mutually supportive and collaborative; sharing instances of best practice to benefit the greater good.
  • provide a forum for all specialist interest groups aiming to coordinate BIM activities; working together and pooling resources to provide an effective and practical conduit that is both knowledge-based and current.

Our Mission

To help ensure dissemination of the most up-to-date and consistent information on the UK Government Level 2 BIM programme:

  • Aim to help professionals with their BIM queries.
  • Facilitate a local feedback mechanism to the Government BIM Task Group at a grass roots level.
  • Point of contact within the region for anyone wanting to know more about BIM
  • Adhere to our BIM 4 Communities Charter

Our Network

Our BIM Region NI Steering Group maintains a steady membership of approximately 12 people and we meet monthly to discuss implementation & support within the region and follow up with support for local training and events.

Our Steering Group also feeds-back regularly to the BIM Task Group Network at Government level and liaises with other BIM Regions across UK & Ireland.

We also liaise with other BIM4 NI groups within the wider industry to allow for a healthy spread of feedback and support across a good cross section of the construction industry:

BIM Task Group

Our Charter

Our Team

Our BIM Region NI Steering Group

BIM Regional Champion:
Mark McKane – MRICS, FHEA, MSc

Disciplines/Roles: Quantity Surveyor / Project Management / Higher Education

Website: http://www.ulster.ac.uk/staff/m.mckane.html

Email: m.mckane@ulster.ac.uk

Tel No: 028 9036 8899

Address: Ulster University, School of the Built Environment, Jordanstown Campus, Shore Road, Co. Antrim, BT37 0QB

BIM Regional Co-Chair:

Melanie Dawson – BSc(Hons), PG Cert

Disciplines/Roles:BIM Strategy Manager

Website: http://www.graham.co.uk/

Email: Melanie.dawson@graham.co.uk

Tel No: 028 9268 9500

Address: Graham Construction, 5 Ballygowan Road, Hillsborough, Co.Down, BT26 6HX

Steering Group Member:

Eóin O’Shea – MCIAT, ICIOB, BSc [Hons]

Disciplines/Roles: Chartered Architectural Technologist / Information Manager

Website: pimsmart.com

Email: eos@pimsmart.com

Tel No: 028 6632 9082

Address: PIM Smart, Unit 24, Killyhevlin Business Centre, 3 Black Stick Road, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, BT74 4EB

Steering Group Member:

John Hughes – MEng, GCIBSE

Disciplines/Roles: Mechanical & Electrical Engineer

Website: http://www.semplemckillop.com/

Email: johnhughes@semplemckillop.com

Tel No: 028 9033 1700

Address: Semple McKillop, Ormeau House, Suite 6, 91-97 Ormeau Road, Belfast, BT7 1SH

Steering Group Member:

Martin Ellis – RIBA, MSc, Dip Arch

Disciplines/Roles: Architect

Website: http://www.whiteink.co.uk

Email: martin.ellis@whiteink.co.uk

Tel No: 028 9031 9526

Address: White Ink Architects, 4th Floor, 21 Talbot Street, Cathedral Quarter, Belfast, BT1 2LD

Steering Group Member:

Robert Eadie – BEng(Hons) MSc (DIS) PhD PGCertPD (Researchers) CEng FIEI MCIHT MAPM EurIng FHEA

Disciplines/Roles: Chartered Civil Engineer/Project Manager/Academia

Website: http://www.ulster.ac.uk/staff/r.eadie.html

Email: r.eadie@ulster.ac.uk

Tel No: 028 9036 8590

Address: Ulster University, School of the Built Environment, Room 4B15, Jordanstown Campus, Shore Road, Co. Antrim, BT37 0QB

Steering Group Member:

Sean McNiff –  BSc (Arch Tech), MSc (Proj Man), CIAT

Disciplines/Roles: Associate & BIM Manager

Website: http://www.wdr-rt-taggart.com/

Email: sean.mcniff@wdr-rt-taggart.com

Tel No: 028 9066 2121

Address: WDR & RT Taggart, Laganwood House, Newforge Lane, Belfast, BT9 5NX

Steering Group Member:

Michael McLornan – BSc, BArch, RIBA, ARB

Disciplines/Roles: NI Government Construction Procurement Policy Advisor / Architect

Website: http://www.dfpni.gov.uk/cpd

Email: ConstructionProcurement.cpd@dfpni.gov.uk

Tel No: 028 9081 6351

Address: Dept. of Finance and Personnel, Central Procurement Directorate, Clare House, 303 Airport Road West, Belfast, BT3 9ED

Steering Group Member:

Andrew McKeown – MRICS, BSc

Disciplines/Roles: Cost Manager

Website: http://www.turntown.com

Email: Andrew.mckeown@turntown.co.uk

Tel No: 028 9033 4750

Address: Turner & Townsend, Lesley Buildings, 61 Fountain Street, Belfast, BT1 5EB

Steering Group Member:

Colin Smyth

Disciplines/Roles: Chartered Quantity Surveyor


Email: colinsmythmrics@gmail.com

Tel No:

Address: Colin Smyth, 16 Toberdowney Valley, Ballynure, Newtownabbey, BT39 9TS

Steering Group Member:

Paul Wilson

Disciplines/Roles: Technical Director, Digital Project Delivery Team (DPD), EMIA

Website: www.aecom.com

Email: paul.g.wilson@aecom.com

Tel No: +44 (0) 2890 706 634

Address: AECOM, Beechill House, Beechill Road, Belfast, BT8 7RP

Steering Group Member:

Richard Kirk

Disciplines/Roles: Regional Director, ICE

Website: ice.org.uk

Email: richard.kirk@ice.org.uk

Tel No:

Address: ICE, 143 Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 6SX

Steering Group Member:

David Comiskey – MCIAT, MCIOB

Disciplines/Roles: Chartered Architectural Technologist / Chartered Construction Manager/ Academia

Website: https://www.ulster.ac.uk/staff/da.comiskey.html

Email: da.comiskey@ulster.ac.uk

Tel No: 028 90 366476

Address: Ulster University, School of Architecture, Jordanstown Campus, Shore Road, Co.Antrim, BT37 0QB

Steering Group Member:

Marc Tracey

Disciplines/Roles: Part II Architect/ BIM Manager/ Academia

Website: www.ostickandwilliams.com

Email: marc.tracey@ostickandwilliams.com

Tel No: 028 90 778810

Address: Ostick + Williams Architects, Belfast, 14 Edgewater Road, Co.Antrim, BT3 9JQ

Steering Group Member:

Ruairi Lavery – BSc (Hons) PGDip MCIOB

Disciplines/Roles: Project Management

Website: http://sibni.org/

Email: ruairi.lavery@sibni.org

Tel No: 028 3025 9721

Address: Strategic Investment Board Ltd, Carleton House, Gasworks Business Park, 1 Cromac Avenue, Belfast BT7 2JA

Steering Group Member:

John Kerrigan – MRICS, MSCSI

Disciplines/Roles: Country Manager

Website: http://leica-geosystems.com/

Email: john.kerrigan@leica-geosystems.com

Tel No: 079 1754 3923

Address: Leica Geosystems LTD, Hexagon House, Michigan Drive, Tongwell, Milton Keynes, MK15 8HT


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