Information Systems Panel

The Information Systems panel works alongside academia and special interest groups to foster and influence best practice in using information systems.

Information systems are the interactions between people, technology, and an organisation’s business processes. Engineers develop information systems to help address current issues, and emerging technologies.

The panel brings together a range of individuals. These include include consulting engineers, contractors, government, and software vendors. It has developed a network of industry contacts that offer a wide view of the use and development of information systems to provide advice.

The panel represents ICE in the British Standards Institute B/555 Committee. This panel develops and publishes standards for Construction Modelling, Representation and Information Exchange.

Meet the panel

The Information Systems panel is made up of a variety of industry experts. Find out more about our panel chair and details of the panel's members.

  • Panel chair: Neill Pawsey

    Information Systems Panel

    Neill leads a Project Information Subject Matter Expert (SME) Team supporting project delivery for Crossrail. This team provides a service to manage, monitor, support and deliver accurate information (documents, data and models) generated by the project into (and beyond) the operation of the physical asset.
    He also leads Crossrail’s BIM in Delivery Working Group (BiDWG). This is a collaborative group comprising Crossrail project site teams, delivery partners and contractors. This group works to ensure that information quality and integrity is not compromised as it is passed between organisations and applications during the delivery of the project.


Other panel members

Panel member name Employer
Jeff Stephens VINCI Construction UK Ltd
Jennifer Whyte University of Reading
Anne Kemp Atkins
Neill Pawsey Shell
Paul Wilkinson PWcom
Richard Lee Bovis Lend Lease
Marek Suchocki Autodesk Consulting
Graham McFarland Aecom
Stephen Smith Bechtel
Beth Ruewell EDF Energy
Phil Jackson Independent Consultant
Barry Tuckwood Independent Consultant

What are we working on?

The panel has a number of aims throughout 2015. These include:

Building information modelling (BIM) - Continuing to support ICE's BIM Action Group and its commitment to:

Planned briefings - The panel aims to produce a number of briefing papers throughout 2015. Subjects are likely to include:

  • Smart infrastructure
  • Big data, asset management, BS 1192:2007, PAS 1192-2:2013 and PAS 1192-3:2014 updates, linked data, smart cities, drones, cloud technology

Past Briefings have included subjects such as:

  • Mobile IT in Construction
  • Wikipedia: helping to promote the art of science and engineering (see also below)

Wikipedia and social media - Continue the good work from previous workshops which have helped produce an increase in civil engineering articles and accuracy on Wikipedia. The panel will also help ICE staff and members use social media as a professional tool for professionalism and to increasing traffic to ICE's knowledge resources.

Telford to Twitter - An updated series of presentations (formerly Brunel to Broadband) developed by the IS Panel looking at ICT, information systems and its role in civil engineering through the ages. Richard Lee, the youngest member of the panel, recently updated and now narrates five interesting webcast recordings. The third recording on Mobile Technologies is due shortly:

  1. Telford to Twitter - Intro, Short History
  2. Telford to Twitter - IT for the 21st Century
  3. Telford to Twitter - Towards a Common Data Environment
  4. Telford to Twitter - Geographic Information Systems
  5. Telford to Twitter - Cloud Computing

Digital Engineering Trailblazer Apprenticeship - A new apprenticeship scheme within the construction industry. The panel will support the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and a number of construction and consultancy companies in developing this apprenticeship in line with the UK-SPEC engineering technician (EngTech) standard.

The BIM heat map - Please help us and complete the 2015 survey.

Building Information Modelling: History, purpose and benefits webinar