Experience at the top levels of business leadership including Managing Director and President
20+ years of international experience in steel construction and construction software
An effective speaker, coach, motivational trainer and natural leader
Chair, US National BIM Standard Project Committee
Specialty Areas include: Construction (steel) industry, Computer Software industry, Building Information Modeling (BIM), Project Management, Sales and Marketing, Business Strategy.
Chris is the director of industry initiatives for the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and also Chairs the National BIM Standard-United States (NBIMS-US) Project Committee. He was previously the managing director of Tekla Corporation's UK subsidiary.
Chris has worked with three-dimensional technology/BIM since 1994 and leads AISC efforts regarding technology integration and interoperability with a view to automating steel fabrication. He is a director on the buildingSMART alliance Board of Direction; vice-chair of the American Iron and Steel Institute BIM Committee; secretary of AISC's Technology Integration Committee; and serves as the AISC lead for a Fiatech project addressing interoperability for steel within the process industry. Chris also leads the 2021 Vision Task Force for buildingSMART alliance whose mission is to develop a clearer understanding for how the construction industry might operate in the future such that future versions of NBIMS and other standards/guides can be geared toward meeting the industry’s needs.
In addition to this Chris was also the creator of, and innovator behind, the AISC's annual showcase event, SteelDay (www.SteelDay.org). SteelDay is a phenomenal success and has become the industry's largest networking and educational event with more than 10,000 people attending events in 2011.
Born in Manchester, UK (and supporting the Manchester City football club) Chris has spent most of his adult life in the U.S., working in various parts of the country since 1997. After several years in Atlanta, he currently resides in Tampa, Florida, with his wife and two sons. He recently became a naturalized US citizen.