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BCIS appoints new chief data officer as part of expansion plans

by Liam Turner
Karl Horton, chief data officer, BCIS

The Building Cost Information Service (BCIS) has appointed Karl Horton as its new chief data officer (CDO).

One of Horton’s key objectives will be to ensure that the data that underpins BCIS products and services is of a high quality.

BCIS says, as CDO, a priority for Horton will be developing new products and services that help customers make more informed choices about costs and carbon accounting on construction projects.

Horton said: “As a long-time user of BCIS platforms, I appreciate the needs of the customer.

“The experience I have gathered working as a consultant across different client organisations and sectors has given me a strong insight into which future products will best support the construction industry.

“I have a passion for data and helping organisations make better use of data to inform decision making on construction and infrastructure projects, so when I spoke with BCIS CEO James Fiske about the future plans for the company, I was really keen to become part of this exciting journey.”



Horton’s role includes overseeing core functions undertaken by the data-delivery team to support BCIS product and service delivery.

He will also work with the product and technology teams to bring enhancements to online services and product pipelines.

He previously worked as a quantity surveyor before moving into data-led roles.

James Fiske, CEO of BCIS, said: “Karl’s extensive experience will help BCIS to build on the products and services we offer to the construction industry, as they seek our help with navigating data on cost, carbon, and forecasts.

“We are so excited that Karl shares our passion for capturing and reporting reliable construction data and harnessing it to help our customers to make better informed decisions about costs and carbon, from design to facilities management.

“Karl joins us during an exciting phase of our growth, as we have just opened a new office in Coventry, and we are planning to expand into new global markets.”

Image: Karl Horton, chief data officer, BCIS


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