Asta Construction National User Forum Keynote Speakers

Asta are delighted to welcome 3 key speakers, each one a respected authority within the BIM arena, who will present and discuss the adoption and influence of BIM in the construction environment.


Paul Morrell, Chief Construction Adviser, HM Government
Paul Morrell is the Government’s Chief Construction Advisor with a brief to champion a more co-ordinated approach to affordable, sustainable construction.  He took up the post in November 2009 after retiring from Davis Langdon where he worked since joining from university in 1971, becoming a Partner in 1976 and a Senior Partner in 1999.

He is Fellow of the RICS and ICE and was awarded an OBE for services to architecture and built environment in the 2009 New Year Honours list.


David Philp, Head of BIM Implementation, Cabinet Office
Since graduating in the early 90’s as an engineer, David has been working in the construction arena at both pre-construction and construction levels.  His focus has been on highlighting the potential of new technologies and how we interact with them to unlock new, integrated ways of working throughout the project lifecycle.

He currently chairs the GCS Building Information Modelling Implementation and Mobilisation Task Group and is managing the BIM Delivery Groups.  David is also BIM Programme Director for Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK.


Professor Arto Kiviniemi, Salford Centre for Research and  Innovation
Arto has a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford Unviersity and Master of Science, honours, Architecture at Helsinki Unviersity of Technology.  Before his current position, Arto had an extensive career in both industry and academia.

Internationally, Arto’s main activities have been related to the International Alliance for Interoperability, now known as BuildingSMART International.  He has presented over 70 keynote speeches and has been invited to deliver lectures and papers aroud the world.  In March 2009, Arto received the FIATECH CETI Outstanding Researcher Award for his international merits in developing BIM.