A research & innovation specialist Paul has many years’ experience in co-ordinating international projects.
He had led several European research projects including the H2020 BIMcert and the current ARISE projects, which seek to digitalise workflows and skills processes to transform the building industry and empower sustainable energy efficient construction. Other R&D work also includes projects enabling digital transformation within the construction sector through driving change within the learning process by monetizing the skills and learning exchange with a system based on skills recognition rather than accreditation.
Paul has also led on the formation of BIM-Energy Performance Alliance (BIM-EPA) an EU wide alliance of 100 partners across 24 EU countries, harnessing the digital transformation and BIM skills to inspire EU wide demand for sustainable energy skills, by providing clear upskilling transactions and recognition of upskilling performed in the digitalization of the construction sector. This work is the foundation of the Digital Centre of Excellence for the Construction Sector digiCONEX, which will provide a skills hub, an e-learning materials repository and standardised EU recognition pathway for the whole supply chain to access and utilise.
What to expect during the event
Using digitalisation to accelerate the skills convergence for BIM deployment across the build environment value chain
- Digitalisation as a skills accelerator
- Skills convergence to deploy BIM
- Changing the face of learning via accreditation and/or certification
- Industry engagement is key to success
- Blockchain as the key enabler