“We rarely see a young achiever who is at the vanguard of significant industry change. Glenn is already a sought after expert in his chosen discipline of Building Information Modelling and works tirelessly to assist, educate and inform others to understand the value of computer based modelling and use of technology as an everyday tool in the seamless coordination of building design. He impressed the judges with his passion and vision of an industry that uses smart tools in project delivery. We expect that his skills will not be limited to BIM as he becomes a significant influencer in the NZ construction industry.” (Judges comment.)
Glenn currently holds the role of BIM Practice Lead – NZ for AECOM. Leading AECOM’s BIM Consulting offering nationally, based in Christchurch, Glenn works with clients to implement improved project and asset information management solutions and processes with BIM playing a key role in improving project delivery, data collection, data verification and data transfer. This involves assessing existing systems and project delivery processes and developing and implementing a strategy for the integration of BIM and improved information management solutions into organisations and across projects.
Glenn has become one of the leading figures within the ANZ BIM community, he was a key contributor to the MBIE supported New Zealand BIM Handbook, writes articles and speaks at seminars in relation to BIM. He plans to expand the BIM Consulting practice area in New Zealand from being non-existent to being a service offering that is not only profitable and self-sustaining but also opens up opportunities for other parts of the business by raising the awareness, importance and skillset of BIM within the New Zealand business, as a means of improving project delivery and achieving project outcomes for both AECOM and for our clients.
Glenn completed an apprenticeship in structural drafting in the UK, supported by two years’ part-time study at Leeds College of Building where he achieved a Double Award Edexcel Level 3 National Certificate in Civil Engineering in 2006. Since relocating to New Zealand he has attended and spoken at various conferences and seminars across Australia and New Zealand in relation to Building Information Modelling.