BIM for Infrastructure: How to upskill your existing teams and take on apprentices, Webinar

27 April, 2017 | 12:30 - 13:30

BIM for Infrastructure: How to upskill your existing teams and take on apprentices, Webinar

About this event

This webinar, part of the Digital Transformation knowledge initiative, will address one of the biggest challenges for the construction industry - how to attract and retain skilled talent and stay competitive in the digital era.

Why attend this webinar:

  • The construction industry is lacking skilled labour 
  • Organisations need to do more with less to compete and win work 
  • Breadth of skills is how organisations will build a competitive model 
  • The Apprenticeship Levy comes into force on April 6 2017 to encourage companies to invest in apprenticeships. How can you take advantage of apprenticeships?

What you will learn:

  • Why are BIM  and digital engineering skills important?
  • What skills are needed for BIM?
  • How to upskill staff on your BIM journey? Where to start and best practice?
  • How to get certified to deliver BIM? 
  • What is the apprenticeship levy and how can apprentices help?

Who should attend:

Directors, managers, engineering practitioners, local or central government organisations, and anyone with commercial and digital interests within civil engineering.


  • Ray Purvis from ATKINS & the UK BIM Alliance
  • Chris Clifford from Tech ATP
  •  Marek Suchocki from Autodesk

Join the webinar to get your team on its BIM journey and to fully unlock your organisation’s potential.


Chris Clifford

John Beswick

​Chris is a co-founder and director of TechATP, an independent skills broker providing impartial advice, guidance and support for companies’ skills and training needs. TechATP team is both knowledgeable and experienced within the skills sector, comprising Ofsted trained inspectors to work-based learning experts. It supports companies in their skills transitions and implementation from selecting one or multiple training providers or specifically becoming an employer provider themselves.

Chris first become involved in education in 2011, working his way up from lecturer at Basingstoke College to Executive Director of Business, Partnership and Skills at Stafford College. Prior to co-founding TechATP in July 2016, he was Director of Education at risual, an education collaboration between the FE sector and the UK No 1 Microsoft Partner. Chris is ex-military and holds a degree in Engineering, as well as a Diploma in teaching and education.

Marek Suchocki

John Beswick

Marek Suchocki is the Autodesk Civil Infrastructure Strategy Lead for EMEA working with civil engineering customers and their projects. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering, is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered IT Professional, a Fellow of the British Computer Society and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors.

His career focus has been the research, development and application of information technology to aid management and design processes for built environment projects. He sits on the ICE Information Systems panel, is Chairman of Construct IT, is a member of the British Standards B555 committee for construction design modelling and data exchange.

Marek has been an active participant in the Task Group driving the UK Government BIM initiative from its initiation, having a management board role in the BIM4Infrastructure UK sub group and representing Autodesk on the BIM Technologies Alliance.

His career includes delivering significant impact on BIM for infrastructure adoption across many projects and organisations, the rollout of collaborative working solutions to private and public sector clients, and undertaking studies on IT and knowledge management. He has a broad experience in the UK and Europe, having previously been part of Mouchel’s IT Senior Management Team owning a portfolio of corporate IT projects, Research and Innovation Manager and a Principal Management Consultant at Atkins, site agent at Costain, and also worked within an infrastructure client and Quantity Surveying practice. He also spent four years as a Research Fellow within the Department of Construction Management & Engineering at the University of Reading.

As a product of his activities he frequently presents at industry events and conferences and has authored papers and reports on BIM, collaborative working and the application of new technology.

Ray Purvis

John Beswick

Ray is an Associate BIM Manager within the Infrastructure division at Atkins, one of the largest consulting engineers/architects in the world. His focus at Atkins is driving and supporting digital engineering and Building Information Modelling (BIM) at both strategic and operational level across the business.

Ray has been at Atkins for nearly 9 years coming from Hyder Consulting where he held a global role for CAD. Currently within Atkins provides leadership to the Atkins Global BIM/Digital Engineering Technical Excellence Group.

Ray has over 30 years experience in the consulting civil/structural engineering industry. As well as contributing to strategic BIM initiatives, Ray is very much ‘hands on’ with a strong major project portfolio crossing a range of multi-disciplinary infrastructure projects such as Major Nuclear Project, London 2012 Olympics, Jeddah Airport, Taiwan High Speed Rail (Taiwan), Bahrain 3rd Crossing (Bahrain), Tan De Bridge (Vietnam), Bangkok Expressway (Thailand), Tagus Crossing (Portugal).

Ray is a committee member of Architectural/Engineering/Construction (AEC) UK BIM Standards group, and has served as a committee member on the London Revit User Group (LRUG). Ray has also contributed to one of the UK Government’s BIM Task Groups through the National Occupational Standards (NOS) initiative.

Ray is co-founder of BIM4Real and more recently, actively supporting UK BIM Level 2 adoption as a key member of the UKBIM Alliance Leadership team.

Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) BIM Action Group Member since March 2015.