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Legal Executive Joins 'Think Tank'

26 February 2015

A Costain legal executive has been invited to join a body helping to set out the future path of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the UK.

Adam Golden applied to join the Construction Industry Council (CIC) BIM2050 Group, which is helping deliver the objectives of the Government’s Construction Strategy.

It comprises 18 young construction professionals and was formed in September 2012 by the CIC to work in partnership with the Government UK BIM Task Group in developing a range of initiatives. These have included BIM regional hubs and the specialist BIM4 groups, to ensure industry-wide awareness of BIM in preparation for implementation of the Government’s mandate for BIM Level2 on all publicly-funded building and infrastructure projects by 2016.

As its name suggests, the group looks ahead to the construction industry of the future. It has been tasked with positively shaping that future by researching and reporting on what an interdisciplinary scope of work may look like as construction technology develops to BIM Level 3 and beyond, towards 2050.

Maidenhead-based Adam has just joined the Group’s legal team as a legal executive: “Since graduating I worked as a Quantity Surveyor and found myself really enjoying the legal aspect of my work, so the chance to broaden my skills and capabilities within the Costain legal team seemed like the natural next step.”

He is also a member of the internal BIM group within Costain. His interest in the CIC BIM2050 Group began after the Head of BIM, Matt Blackwell, mentioned that a place on the CIC BIM2050 Group was available as the CIC was looking to refresh the Group.

“I applied on Matt’s recommendation and didn’t hear anything for quite a long time,” said Adam. “I believe quite a few people applied.” Then he received an e-mail, telling him his application had been successful.

The type of work undertaken by the Group has varied over the years, but typically includes helping to produce Government policy papers and guiding the construction industry through BIM processes. “The younger members of the industry tend to drive it on,” said Adam.

“There are many BIM projects within Costain. It will be good to get input from within the Group and see what the wider industry is doing.”




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