Stefan Mordue, NBS business solutions consultant, co-author of BIM for Dummies and BIM+ columnist, has been named as this year’s CIOB International Outstanding Achievement Award winner.
Mordue won the award in the health and safety category in acknowledgement of his work researching and disseminating practical solutions to incorporate health and safety into the BIM environment. The result of this ambitious and self-driven project is the book BIM for Construction Health and Safety.
The book, a reference guide for students and practitioners, demonstrates how BIM can be used to explain and provide clarity on complex health and safety information, improving communication and enhancing standards with particular focus on the pre-construction stages – all geared towards a model for a zero-harm culture.
Commenting on the award, Mordue said: “The fact that my work has been recognised by the CIOB and for it to be acknowledged alongside the achievements of the other 2016 winners, gives me great professional and personal satisfaction.
He added: “I would describe myself as neither a BIM nor a health and safety expert, but rather just someone who has an interest in both areas and one who sees the true value of using the two in combination to create a safer industry. An industry which I hope my children will be proud of and one day hope to work in.”
Mordue was nominated for the award by David Philp, Aecom global BIM/MIC consultancy director. He said: “His work and thought leadership within the industry groups that he represents and supports ensures that the conversation around BIM does not just centre on productivity gains or monetary values, but rather that it can make a meaningful contribution to the construction industry. Well done Stefan – a truly deserved achievement.”
Richard Waterhouse, NBS chief executive, added: “We’re all extremely proud of Stefan here at NBS and I would like to congratulate him again on achieving this very prestigious award.
“Working to BIM standards provides multiple benefits to construction projects and those involved in them – reduced carbon emissions, collaboration and improved profit margins. But never before has someone taken the time to look at how it can create safer and healthier environments, something that has been driven by Stefan’s enthusiasm and passion for this topic.”
His work and thought leadership within the industry groups that he represents and supports ensures that the conversation around BIM does not just centre on productivity gains or monetary values, but rather that it can make a meaningful contribution to the construction industry.– David Philp, Aecom