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Staff Experience

IEC's Directors and Senior Staff have significant experience in both the Construction Industry and Academia (from the top UK University in the Built Environment field). They played a strong role in contributing to the development of BIM since its inception back in the early 1990's when it was known as “Product Models” or “Integrated Building databases”. The following is a list of accomplishments of IEC’s Director’s and Senior Staff:

  • Produced one of the very few integrated prototype environment (software) in 1996 demonstrating how project partners can work together through a single project data repository; covering the entire project life cycle (design, construction, costing, planning, maintenance and site planning).
  • Produced object-based CAD system with automatic recognition of building elements in 1995.
  • Participated in the development of the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) standards since the late 1990's.
  • Produced one of the very few initial process and data models, back in 1995, which mapped the way designers and contractors work based on traditional contracts.
  • Produced the concept of integration of design and construction since 1994.
  • Promoted collaborative environment (project document management systems) and web-based project management since 2000.
  • Introduced models/tools to measure the maturity of organisations to successfully implement IT in their organisations in 2004.
  • Published more than one hundred reports, papers and articles in this field.
  • Had more than 30 years of project management experience.
  • Contributed to the development of BIM Standards.
  • Benchmarked the performance of organisations to introduce business improvement and move towards business excellence.
  • Contributed to the advancement of IT-based Project Management.
  • Modelling and improving the “briefing process” of construction projects.
  • Improving project information exchange and management among project partners.
  • Mapping the need of partners to accessing documents and objects at various stages of projects development.
  • Managing team performance.
  • Streamlining the tender process for large construction projects.
  • Introducing maturity approaches to evaluate management practices of construction projects.
  • Streamlining purchasing through strategic approaches.