Neil O'Reilly

Mott MacDonald

BIM Operations Manager

Neil has over 30 continuous years of collaborative experience working within the AEC industry. He manages both corporate and project level BIM strategies, emerging trends, processes and technology advancements. His Leadership along with extensive knowledge of Change Management, Engineering Content, Interoperability, Compatibility and Co-ordination provide the very best solutions for delivering a range of major Civil and Structural project lifecycles.
Neil is Mott MacDonald’s BIM Operations Manager and Project Information Lead. He is currently acting as the Lead BIM Manager for Balfour Beatty Vinci and the Design Joint Venture working on behalf of HS2 challenging all processes within the architecture, engineering and construction industry. He is extremely passionate about BIM and has extensive knowledge in co-ordination, offering interoperability and compatibility to provide clients with the very best solutions for delivering Project Information Modelling throughout all the various processes.
Neil draws his wealth of experience from recent, similar, major projects that will realise value. He will use the most up to date standards, methods and procedures and will take best practice from similar projects, initially by holding a lesson’s learnt workshop at the start of the enabling works project. He will align standard modelling methods with the information requirements, improve Common Data Environments workflows along with specific modelling techniques and drawing creation for best practice.
Acting as a focal point of contact for all aspects of information delivery; Neil will develop a team of discipline information champions to ensure best practice is ingrained in all teams.
He will lead a team of suitably qualified and experienced individuals with the skills to support the management and co-ordination of project information by supporting discipline leads to ensure efficient design co-ordination between the packages of work.
Neil will assist in the development and administration of a common data environment in a way that is compliant with all industrial standards to ensure project resources all work in a consistent manner. It will also set out the permissions and approvals for Work in Progress, Internal Shared and External Shared (Published). In each case, controlled permissions and a workflow audit trail will be available to for all delivered information and for assurance purpose.
Current Projects under his management are High Speed Two Ltd Contracts, Phase 2b, Enabling Works South, Main Works Sectors N1/N2, CrossRail and Bank Station Bloomburg Project along with support to various ongoing tender bids.

 What to expect during the event

The Client, Product, Health and Safety, Programme and Cost are key elements to a project, with technology advancement we can deliver a better outcomes thus resulting is improved Digital Delivery. One valuable Investment not to be overshadowed requires upskilling of the project stakeholders to become effective allowing engagement to all parties involved.

This approach has helped dramatically improve project performance and reduce waste for a number of Projects I have been involved over the past few years. Traditionally, we work up 3D models then extract the data into 2D drawings to annotate, from past experience this outcome can become quite lengthy with content open to errors, and or information out of date prior to drawing set completion.

By planning ahead to review what drawing output is actually required, at what stage may help you limit the need of the drawing production where the Scheme and Design/Construction CAD models holding data rich information becoming the single source of information.

From choosing the ‘model-based’ approach we would include the information within the CAD model that would normally be placed on the drawing, hence the need to define the Level of Model Detail. By choosing this method it will driven efficiency and alleviate the ‘bottleneck’ of checking and back drafting drawings.

Removing such drawing production will help reduce programme and cost on the project whilst improving collaboration and engagement. This approach with mentoring will help develop the level of technology skills across project stakeholders; reliable software platform and the induced behavioural changes across all parties through up skilling across the duration of the project.

Supporting the above Digital Component Libraries are agreed upfront providing BIM benefits contributing and maintained consistency in the level of Graphical Detail (LoGD) and Level of Model Information (LoMI) the project teams.

- Project Delivery
- Advantages
- Disadvantages
- Upskilling
- The Detail and Lessons Learnt

Successful Digital Delivery

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