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Construction News Awards 2015 judges' profiles: Institutions and government

Our judges come from institutions that shape and analyse the industry.

Peter Barker managing director BIM Academy

Peter Barker
Managing director
BIM Academy

Peter Barker is managing director of BIM Academy, which was established by Northumbria University and Ryder Architecture in 2010 to support the industry in its adoption of building information modelling.

He was previously architectural director at Ryder, where he was responsible for the early research and development of BIM within the practice from 2003.

Mr Barker has almost 30 years’ practical experience in the delivery of projects in a number of sectors including education, healthcare, leisure and process engineering.

CN Awards 2013 judge Tim Broyd

Tim Broyd
Professor of built environment foresight
University College London

Tim Broyd is professor of built environment foresight and honorary professor of civil engineering at University College London.

He recently moved to UCL following a career in industry, with substantial experience as corporate director of technology, innovation and sustainability for major engineering consultancies, including Atkins and Halcrow.

He is currently co-leading the strategic planning of the UK’s development and implementation of BIM and is due to become president of the Institution of Civil Engineers in November 2016.

Guy Hammersley chief executive BRE Ventures

Guy Hammersley
Chief executive
BRE Ventures

BRE Ventures is the BRE Group’s newest company and Guy Hammersley is responsible for implementing its mission to successfully exploit new green and clean technologies.

BRE Ventures has a rapidly growing pipeline and its portfolio includes three new joint ventures.

Mr Hammersley is also an executive director of BRE Group and led the successful establishment of BRE Training as well as the creation of the BRE Ireland JV, of which he is executive chairman.

Duncan King technical manager Construction Products Association

Duncan King
Technical manager
Construction Products Association

Duncan King is the Construction Products Association’s technical manager with responsibility for the Construction Products Regulation.

He qualified as a timber technologist in 1974 and had an extensive career in the commercial side of the timber industry before starting his own technical consultancy in 1992.

Mr King was previously a member of three British Standards committees during the transition from national to European standards, which led to an involvement with product assessment, CE marking and the Construction Products Directive.

Simon Longbottom head of construction sector and policy HSE

Simon Longbottom
Head of construction sector and policy
Health and Safety Executive

Simon Longbottom has been in his current post at HSE since May 2013 after five years as the company’s head of operations.

In that role he led five inspection teams across three offices in the East of England with responsibility for all industry sectors other than major hazards and construction.

He joined HSE in 1987 as a biological science graduate and worked for several years as a construction inspector in Kent, before collaborating with HSE’s construction sector and a range of industry stakeholders to produce the first HSE excavation safety publication in 1997.

CN Awards 2013 judge Judy Lowe

Judy Lowe
Women into Consturction

Judy Lowe has worked in construction since 1996, when she joined the board of Mott MacDonald as a non-executive director.

Shortly after this she became the first female non-executive director at the Treasury, before going on to non-exec director roles on the board of Barhale, Wrekin and Bovis Lend Lease, where most recently she chaired the PPP that rebuilt most of Sheffield University’s student accommodation.

She was CITB’s deputy chairman for five years before leaving the role in October.

CN Awards 2013 judge Simon Mantle

Simon Mantle
Group health and safety manager
National House Building Council

Starting work in 1974 as a quantity surveyor, Simon Mantle has accrued 40 years’ experience working in most areas of the construction industry.

In the mid-90 he opted for a change of direction, embarking on a new career in health and safety, and is currently group health and safety manager for the National House Building Council.

Contributing to the wider health and safety agenda, Mr Mantle is a former chair of the Strategic Forum for Construction’s health and safety committee and Safety Schemes in Procurement.

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