Birmingham-based Corstorphine & Wright Architecture has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Neil Carter as head of digital.
In his new role, Neil will focus primarily on driving the practice’s digital growth. This includes helping realise the firm’s ambition to transform and enhance performance by increasing efficiencies, improving productivity and encouraging greater collaboration among project stakeholders through the use of digital construction methodologies.
Neil brings more than four decades of experience to the role, having previously held a senior position at another UK practice. He was also part of a team that introduced Revit into the UK market – prior to Autodesk’s acquisition of the software.
Neil has also provided specialist digital construction consultancy services to several UK architecture practices, where he assisted in revenue growth by advising top-performing digital teams on technology, building information modelling (BIM) and data management.
The firm says the new appointment comes at a time when it is making “a significant investment in our 11 UK-wide studios, to bring them all in line with the international standard ISO 19650.”
This standard is for managing information over the whole life cycle of a built asset using BIM.
Neil’s remit is to align digital production standards and strategies across the whole practice, develop and implement digital processes to reduce repetitive tasks, and streamline the design workflow.
He said: “It is a pleasure to join Corstorphine & Wright. For this move in my career, it was important to me that I join a company with a strong purpose, great people and an exceptional design ethos.
“I have worked on introducing and improving digital ways of working for many years, through improving data management and collaboration at Corstorphine & Wright, we will deliver greater efficiency throughout each stage of a project.”
Mike Lampard, group director, added: “The creation of the new head of digital role and Neil’s appointment demonstrate a significant investment in our commitment to a sustainable digital culture within the practice.
“Neil’s impressive and extensive experience in digital construction and introducing new, streamlined methods of working is directly aligned to our growth plan to support our teams internally with skill development and services to our clients.”
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