UAE contracting giant ALEC has appointed Andy Boutle as its head of digital construction, to accelerate the ongoing digitisation of its operations.
In this newly created role, Boutle will focus on the digitisation of the entire value chain for projects undertaken by ALEC, with an emphasis on increasing workflow communication and vertical efficiencies.
With over twenty years industry experience, Andy Boutle has worked in various engineering and management roles for both consultants and contractors with a more recent specialisation in BIM.
As the former head of BIM – Construction Division at the Kier Group, Boutle played a leading role in driving positive industry change, while co-authoring several strategies including ‘Digital by Default’, the Kier Group’s digital vision.
Boutle has also served as the engagement co-lead and executive team at UK BIM Alliance, where he helped provide independent leadership and support to the UK’s built environment for the adoption of BIM across the industry.
Boutle commented: “ALEC’s increasing focus on digital transformation in recent years is making our operations more productive, efficient, sustainable, and accurate, whilst reducing risk and resource wastage.
“This translates to an improved level of service and quality of product for our customers. In parallel, our partners are benefitting from the streamlining of collaborative processes made possibly by our expertly integrated systems.”
Image credit: ALEC
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