James Blood joined Stephen George + Partners in 2018. He has 25 years of experience within the construction industry focussing predominantly on architecture while working in a range of sectors including industrial, retail, offices, leisure, residential, education and healthcare/pharma.
He has over 10 years of practical delivery experience in BIM, including activities such as defining business strategies, structuring and defining architectural service provision and the subsequent implementation of the methodologies (processes + technologies) & systems required to support the delivery thereof, all of this being done with ISO openBIM standards as the central focus.
James was involved with the first IPI (insurance backed alliancing) project in the UK (Dudley College Advance2), and was instrumental at the strategic planning level and acted as the alliance’s BIM/Information Manager. The project was delivered in the spirit of Level 2, as defined under the Government's mandate.
He is a member of the B\555 committee, working as a nominated UK expert in Task Group 3 Working Group 2 in the CEN/TC 442 technical body, helping with standards for exchange structures for Product Data based on ISO 16739.
He also sits on the buildingSMART UK&I Chapter’s committee in the role of Business Manager and is one of two Product Room coordinators.
As a result of his role within bSUKI, James is also a member of the BIM4Health communities’ group and sits on the ‘Digital Health Research & Development sub-group.