Terry Gough, managing director at Swiftbuild, has taken over of chair of non-profit making organisation BIM4SME, as part of a reshuffle of roles at the group.
Alongside Gough, Robert Klaschka, director of digital built environment at SUMO Services, and Steve Faulkner, associate director responsible for BIM management at structural engineering consultancy Elliott Wood, will be added as vice chairs.
Former chair Tim Platts, along with former vice chairs Raj Chawla and Andrew Turner, will transition to running digital2all. Platts, Chawla and Turner will set about articulating the channels mission and vision as part of Digital Built Britain, but remain fully committed members of the BIM4SME leadership team.
Platts, exiting chair of BIM4SME, said: “Terry made an immediate impact in the group with his distinctive take on the use and adoption of BIM on projects – real BIM if you like. His background and discipline has made him a key and valuable member of the leadership team whose commitment is unwavering and determination assured.”
Commenting on the announcement, UK BIM guru David Philp said: “BIM4SME was one of the first BIM4 communities to have been established following the announcement of the Construction Strategy and has grown significantly to serve its audience and has been a major achievement of the BIM Task Group within the BIM4 community.
“Its contribution is significant and its work, especially in the areas of promotion and support, most valid and important. We applaud their ambition to provide a sustainable voice not only for the SME but for the wider supply chain.
Chawla added: “The time for shaping digital2all is upon us now. We are lucky to have such talents as Terry and the new team at BIM4SME to take on the role. BIM Level 2 will continue to be served by BIM4SME as previously advised and the group will also align with the other BIM4 groups through the UK BIM Alliance.”
BIM4SME was one of the first BIM4 communities to have been established following the announcement of the Construction Strategy and has grown significantly to serve its audience and has been a major achievement of the BIM Task Group within the BIM4 community.– David Philp