10th March 6pm at Digital Catapult, NW1 2RA

3D Repo presents “British Information Modelling” event taking place at Digital Catapult. The event is also brought to you by EIT Digital and Balfour Beatty.
This first in a series of 3D Repo’s events will show how the latest developments in BIM are streamlining businesses and changing the culture of construction. Attendees will also have an exclusive preview of the new VR service integrated into the 3D Repo cloud platform. VR goggles will be provided for free.


David Philp, Director of BIM – EMEA, AECOM & UK BIM Task Group

David’s enthusiasm lies in highlighting the potential of new technologies and how we interact with them to bring added value to our customers and unlock new ways of working throughout the entire life-cycle. David is passionate about our industry and perceives BIM as being a catalyst for reform. An early adopter of practical change and purposeful collaboration, he is Global Director of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Main Information Contracting (MIC) consulting for AECOM, the global, fully integrated services firm. He was seconded into the UK BIM Task Group as Head of BIM in 2011 and is also now also Chair of the Scottish Future Trust’s BIM Delivery Group. A Fellow of the RICS, CIOB and ICE he has completed the Virtual Design and Construct at Stanford University, CA. and is a Professor at Glasgow Caledonian University. David is also Chair of the BIM4 community.


John Pelton, Strategic Projects Director, Crossrail

John is currently the Strategic Projects Director for Crossrail and Director of the Programme Partner Transcend, a JV between CH2M, AECOM and Nichols. As such he is the lead for the innovation programme, specific complex projects and heading up the programme partner JV. Previously he led the High Speed 2 Efficiency Challenge Programme team, a multidisciplinary team seeking significant savings for the project. The focus was on collaborative working, applying Building Information Modelling, off-site manufacture and optimised design guides and standards. The team identified more than £1b of potential savings from the Phase 1 programme. John spent the first 29 years of his career serving as a Royal Engineer officer.


Volker Buscher, Director, Arup Digital

Volker Buscher is the global leader of Arup’s Digital business. With experience developing and implementing business and technology advice, Volker is helping clients on how to derive value from technology. He is a project director for public and private sector clients in the UK, Europe, Middle East and SE Asia. Volker is responsible for the development and implementation of business and technology strategies, including the delivery of technology solutions to improve business and government performance and leading strategic Arup propositions including big data, smart cities, workplace strategy, technology & sport, technology in major projects, smart mobility and low carbon economy. Volker is a member of a number of external advisory boards including the Smart London Board.

“Cloud, data management at scale, speed and variety is becoming a critical issue for the built environment. 3D Repo are developing propositions at the heart of this development.”

Volker Busher

Gary McDonald, Strategic Relationship Manager, Ordnance Survey

Gary has been working in Ordnance Survey’s Land & Property team, focused, in particular, on the needs of the AEC segments of the market. He is particularly keen to evangelise geospatial as an enabling technology to help professionals to be able to reduce their costs, improve efficiency and have access to key information at critical phases of their project workflows. He is focused on identifying strategic and commercial opportunities across government and commercial markets, with a particular interest in the BIM and Smart Cities agenda.


Nick Tune, CEO, coBuilder UK

CEO of coBuilder UK, leading the drive for accurate product data to be produced and used within the built environment. CoBuilder is supporting manufacturers to efficiently share their data, contractors to improve the way they collect and use data and FMs to receive accurate and rich databases and models, so they can improve management of their assets. All delivered using openBIM (bsDD, IFC, COBie). Nick is a board member of BuildingSMART UK and on the Exec team of bsInternational. His mission is to drive the use of openBIM and BIM Level 2 within the AEC industry.


James Bowles, Director, Freeform

An expert in 4D modelling, with experience in project scheduling and delivery, providing 4D BIM advice and building market leading 4D models. Has built models for over 100 projects with a total value of over £20 Billion. Since founding Freeform 9 years ago, has worked with many high profile companies. Has a constant drive for quality and a passion for technology. He also runs an industry led 4D BIM expert user group.


Eifion Jenkins, Programme Director – Modelling and Visualisation, Transport Catapult

Eifion is currently the programme director for the transport modelling and visualisation capability at the Transport Systems Catapult. He leads a team of 20 technologists building unique capabilities to enable the emerging intelligent mobility market. Eifion has spent 15 years working in the Intelligent Transport industry both in the UK and Australia.  Eifion has played a leadership role on a number of significant projects including the design and implementation of the Olympic Route Network for London 2012, design and implementation of the Highways England Regional Control Centres and the TfL Structures and Tunnels Investment Programme.


Jozef Dobos, CEO, 3D Repo

Jozef is the founder and CEO of 3D Repo Ltd, a spin-out from his Engineering Doctorate in Virtual Environments, Imaging & Visualisation (VEIV) at University College London. With 3D Repo, Jozef won numerous awards including the MongoDB World Innovation Award in the open source category, the Breakthrough Information Technology Industrial Exchange Award and the UCL Enterprise Bright Ideas Award and Cognicity Challenge by Canary Wharf Group. Jozef is a Professional Member of the British Computer Society, the Chartered Institute for IT.


Neil Thompson, Head of Digital Research & Innovation, Balfour Beatty


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About 3D Repo

3D Repo, a spinout of UCL Business PLC, is a multi-award winning open source software for Building Information Modelling in the cloud. Instead of architects, consultants and contractors sharing massive proprietary files in a costly and time consuming manner, they can simply point their web browser to an encrypted online repository in order to examine each project stage virtually, even on mobile devices. Over 40 different 3D file formats are decomposed and federated in our big data repository. The 3D Repo team has collaborated on a number of large scale projects with companies such as ARUP, Balfour Beatty and British Telecom.

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