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Ryan Tennyson

Scottish Futures Trust

Associate Director


Ryan joined Scottish Futures Trust in 2019 to support the implementation of Building Information Management (BIM) in Scotland’s public sector. His work has evolved into developing a standardised approach for digital information handover at project completions to support improved asset management and lifecycle building performance evaluation.

He was a contributing author to the UK BIM Alliance BS EN ISO 19650 parts 2 and 3 guidance documents, a reviewer for the BSRIA BG 79/ 2020 Handover information and O&M manuals, and BS 8536:2022 Design and Construction for operability. In 2021/22 he led an international cross sector group to deliver a white paper for Building Smart International entitled: What do Facility Managers need from BIM? Case 4. Asset management for Hospitals.

Previous industry roles and experience include BIM consultancy, Design Management and Architecture. He is a chartered Architectural Technologist and member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology where he sits on its Built Environment panel.

 What to expect during the event

This presentation will provide a step-by step overview of the digital information handover initiative adopted on Scotland’s £2bn Learning Estate Investment Programme (LEIP), supported by a client and contractor industry working group, facilitated by SFT.

It will outline how digital construction and asset information are being delivered by design teams, contractors and supply chains to local authorities for quality record purposes and onward use by facility operators and asset management teams.

We will highlight the importance of having the client and asset management teams input at the project briefing stage, to ensure the digital information deliverables are fit-for-purpose, and once delivered, can be accurately maintained as a 'golden thread' of lifecycle asset information.

The presentation will also demonstrate how the initiative is complementing other programme requirements, such as briefing and evaluation, construction quality and the achievement of an energy performance target.

In conclusion and through case study examples, we will highlight the value, benefits and challenges of using the initiative on the schools programme, and the wider impact it is having on the Scottish construction industry.

Learning Points

1. The reasons why traditional methods of delivering and maintaining operation and maintenance (O&M) manuals are untenable for our public sector buildings.

2. How clients can consistently brief their asset information requirements for quality handover and delivery of a 'golden thread' of lifecycle asset information.

3. Why good quality information handover is critical to evidence a buildings operational safety, quality and energy performance.

4. The current changes design teams, contractors and their supply chains are undertaking on LEIP projects to deliver the above outcomes.

5. The wider impact and benefits the digital information handover initiative is having on the Scottish construction sector.

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