Jaimie Johnston, Board Director, Head of Global Systems at Bryden Wood, joins us for episode 31 of the ‘Changing Construction’ podcast, the podcast designed to help people in Construction address the big challenges they face and discuss the key themes across the industry, breaking down stigmas, bringing awareness to issues and challenges, and hear from those at the forefront of change. In this episode, we discuss the topic of data-driven construction and the potential of platform programmes.
- Episode 31: Jaimie Johnston - Data-driven construction and platform programmes
We are joined by Jaimie Johnston, Board Director, Head of Global Systems at Bryden Wood, to chat about the current state of play in digital and data capabilities, as well as the benefits of platform programmes, especially with a need to do more for less, improve productivity across the board, reduce risk, and improve the value offering. We cover the importance of standardisation in improving processes at scale, where the opportunities for acceleration are, joined-up platforms in a post-BIM world, the link between the digital and physical worlds, what potential automation has for the industry, and how organisations can cultivate a forward-thinking culture to embrace new technologies and make more informed decisions.
Jaimie Johnston joined Bryden Wood – an integrated practice of architects, analysts, engineers, creative technologists and industrial designers – shortly after its formation in 1995. Jaimie leads the application of systems to the delivery and operation of high performing assets. This includes design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA) solutions and new data-led, digital workflows for government and private sector clients in the UK, US, and Asia.
Jaimie was the co-author of the ‘Design for Manufacture + Assembly’ overlay to the RIBA Plan of Works. He also wrote the benchmark strategy documents, ‘Delivery Platforms for Government Assets’, and ‘Platforms: Bridging the gap between construction + manufacturing’. These have been adopted as a key articulation of the UK Government’s initiative to create a more productive, value-driven construction sector.
Jaimie is the Design Lead for the Construction Innovation Hub, which in late 2018 was awarded £72 million to drive innovation and technological advances in the UK construction and infrastructure sectors.
Recap our previous episodes from the 'Changing Construction' podcast here:
- Episode 1 with Vicki Reynolds about Women in BIM and digital strategies here.
- Episode 2 with Sarah Fox about Construction contracts and avoiding disputes here.
- Episode 3 with Rob Charlton on the business case for Digital Twins here.
- Episode 4 with Paul Wilkinson on the digitisation of Construction here.
- Episode 5 with Dan Rossiter on the 'Digital Fluency' challenges here.
- Episode 6 with Ben Channon on mental wellbeing in the industry here.
- Episode 7 with Jacob Wardrop on getting rid of your document management system when nobody uses it here.
- Episode 8 with Paul Shillcock on ISO 19650 and information management processes here.
- Episode 9 with Dame Judith Hackitt on safer buildings and the golden thread of information here.
- Episode 10 with Jo Dodds on employee engagement and personal productivity here.
- Episode 11 with Kjersti Lerkerod on handling disputes amid the coronavirus situation here.
- Episode 12 with Paul Johnstone on successfully bidding for contracts here.
- Episode 13 with Najma Dunnett on managing contracts and disputes in a pandemic here.
- Episode 14 with Jeames Hanley on the importance of a digital strategy in a pandemic here.
- Episode 15 with Matt Bennion on growing through lockdown here.
- Episode 16 with Ann Bentley on surviving and thriving out of a crisis here.
- Episode 17 with Casey Rutland on 15 minutes of fame for Digital Transformation here.
- Episode 18 with Adrian Hill on how procurement can have a positive effect on the road to recovery here.
- Episode 19 with Gavin Crump on accelerating BIM in Australasia here.
- Episode 20 with Saul Humphrey on managing a crisis from the board room here.
- Episode 21 with Elinor Moshe on how to stand out in a crisis here.
Episode 22 with Dr Coenie Nel on personal development and the role of a Project Manager here.
Episode 23 with Fred Mills on changing the perception of construction here.
- Episode 24 with Shelley Lawrence on women in construction here.
- Episode 25 with Martin Geach and Shahida Rajabdeen on Information Management Delivery here.
- Episode 26 with Amanda McKay on the wider diversity challenge.
- Episode 27 with Michael McGuire on starting your career in the built environment.
- Episode 28 with Suibhne Cullen on digital fluency in AEC here.
- Episode 29 with Sharon Slinger on implementing diversity and inclusion.
- Episode 30 with Simon Evans on the rise of the Digital Twins.
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