With 13 years industry experience, Devan is McBains’ BIM Strategy Lead. His experience covers a wide range of projects, across various sizes, types and sectors including residential, commercial, hospitality, education and mixed use. Projects include Royal Albert Dock, the first UK wide fully BIM Level 2 operating project in terms of a coherent compendium incorporating Engineers, Acoustics, Structures, Landscape Architects. He is an accredited BIM Manager proficient in BIM Level 1 & 2 and a fully accredited BREEAM Associate. He has co-managed multimillion pound projects and packages, in addition to his design and technical skills. Skills include Revit cloud model management, model set-up, streamlining and training, implementing office wide standards, creating parametric families and modelling, Navisworks/Solibriclash detection and modelling, Model Management and reporting using Microsoft Power BI/BIM Track/BIM Collab and working to ISO19650 standards. In VR / Augment reality, his capability includes Enscape3D/ TwinMotion& VR outputs (flythroughs, QR codes, interactive models), technology Research & Development using Meta Quest, live streaming designs for clients / consultants / public consultations and creating VR/AR apps & mixed media. In addition, he has hosted several industry panels and forums as a subject matter expert. He led McBains to transition to BIM ISO 19650-2: 2018 accredited, keeping McBains at forefront of digital information management.
What to expect during the event
As we monitor the patterns and needs of the growing virtual world, we can begin to cultivate design standards. Designers for every market should, in my opinion, be thinking about how the metaverse could dramatically change what our clients need over the next 10 years and there will be a host of environmental, social and governance issues to grapple with in the metaverse. On the environmental side, the increased data processing and network traffic required to power the virtual world could vastly increase the consumption of electricity. At the same time, conducting more of our activities in the digital world will reduce carbon emissions from transportation while curbing resource use and waste. Designers of one-dimensional, digital only buildings are not constrained by codes, materiality, constructability or even gravity! Imagine AR providing a 3D modelled overlay on what we see in the physical world. Perhaps we could be walking through a park and see how healthy a tree is. Or view information about an historic building – bi-directional workflow.
Metaversing and Digital Twinning Sustainably - With the race to net zero hotting up and real-time visuals ever more focused on ESG-related issues, BIM and digital twin technology used together can help the industry steal a march on more coordinated and sustainably designed and operated buildings