Tim is Professor of Built Environment Foresight at University College London as well as an Honorary Professor of Civil Engineering at the same university.
Tim joined advocacy body, Buildoffsite as Head of Industry Foresight in January 2020. He is the founding Director of UCL’s Institution for Digital Innovation in the Built Environment. He moved to UCL following a career in industry, and has substantial experience as corporate director of technology, innovation, knowledge management and sustainability for globally operating engineering design consultancies.
In addition he was CEO of construction industry research body CIRIA from 2002 to 2007. Within his current role he works with leading individuals in industry, government and academia to understand and prepare for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. He is a leading advocate for Digital Transformation, including BIM (Building Information Modelling), was a founding member of the UK Government’s BIM Task Group, was lead author of the UK’s published strategy on BIM Level 3 (‘lifetime BIM’) and has provided advice in this area to the development teams of a number of large infrastructure projects. Tim is a Past President of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineers, the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.