Fiatech is an international community
of passionate stakeholders working
together to lead global development
and adoption of innovative practices
and technologies to realize the highest business value throughout the life
cycle of capital assets.

2012

“Her Majesty's Government's commitment to creating a world-leading BIM strategy that targets world-class business outcomes across the life cycle of a capital asset is the leadership needed to move the use of fully integrated and automated project management tools to the next level of deployment. I'm convinced the leveraged impact will accelerate the rate of utilization across the global construction industry and deliver increases in safety, cost, schedule and quality performance.”

James B. Porter, Jr., Chief Engineer and Vice President, Engineering & Operations, DuPont (retired)


“The Government’s four-year strategy for BIM implementation will change the dynamics and behaviours of the construction supply chain, unlocking new, more efficient ways of working. This whole-sector adoption of BIM has put the UK at the vanguard of a new digital construction era and positions the UK to be world leaders in BIM.”

Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office


“BIMs regime will restore fitness to the industry.”

Paul Morrell, Chief Construction advisor to the UK Government (retired)


“The 2012 James B. Porter, Jr. Award for Technology Leadership to Her Majesty's Government for its BIM program is an exemplar of how the public and private sectors, engaging and working together with academia, can lead to a better world through a built environment composed of capital projects that are conceived, defined, executed, and delivered through collaborative, open, effective, efficient, productive, and advanced processes and technologies for the generation, application, and management of information across all stages of a building project.”

Dr. Jorge A. Vanegas, Dean, College of Architecture, Professor, Department of Architecture, Texas A&M University


“Francis Bacon, the British author and statesman, perceptively noted that ‘things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.’ The UK Government’s four-year strategy for BIM implementation exemplifies that philosophy. Innovation, transparency, collaboration, speed and reliability are pushing out bureaucracy, regimentation and opaqueness. The UK Government is indeed, altering the construction landscape for the better designedly.”

Tom Hannigan, President, Zachry Nuclear


“Fiatech commends the leadership of the UK Government in advancing the implementation of BIM in the capital projects industry. Moving forward, technology and advanced practices take courage, and a commitment to that will drive step-change improvements. This award is a well-deserved recognition. The UK government is advancing industry practices and driving benefits from technology implementation."

Ray Topping, PE, Director, Fiatech


“This is an exciting time for our industry. We’re seeing an explosion of emerging technologies and innovative practices being put to use in delivering capital projects. Her Majesty’s Government and stakeholders have shown timely leadership and a solid commitment to moving all of us forward to perform at higher levels than previously thought possible. Undoubtedly, this will also help attract the future workforce and drive new growth in our industry.” 

Nicole Testa Boston, Deputy Director, Fiatech