Press Release

January 12, 2015

David Philp joins AECOM as Director of Building Information Modelling (BIM) for EMEA and India, to further augment our digital and project data capabilities


(Jan. 12, 2015) — AECOM has appointed David Philp as Director of Building Information Modelling (BIM) for Europe, Middle East, Africa and India (EMEA and India), to further augment our digital and project data capabilities for clients in both the public and private sectors.

David joins AECOM from Mace, where he was Head of BIM. He will also continue his part-time secondment as Head of BIM for the UK Government’s BIM Task Group, supporting the strategy for industry to use BIM Level 2 on all centrally-funded government projects by 2016.

At AECOM, David will work alongside David Bennison, who leads the company’s EMEA and India Technology & Data Solutions Group that oversees consistency, quality and innovation in the way data and BIM are managed and developed across the region, as well as Elizabeth Peters, BIM Centre Lead, UAE & Oman, in the Middle East.

David brings considerable experience of working in both the private and public sectors. This expertise will help accelerate AECOM’s BIM strategy and unlock the benefits of an integrated virtual design, build and operate approach, helping clients achieve better outcomes. His main responsibilities will be to drive consistency in the company’s approach to BIM and delivery excellence both in EMEA and India and in concert with the company’s global community of nearly 100,000 professionals.

John Horgan, AECOM Managing Director, EMEA and India, said, “AECOM is home to thousands of professionals who are already using BIM in a data rich environment to support a collaborative, rapid decision-making process that adds value to our clients’ projects. David’s experience will further enhance our BIM capabilities, bringing leading edge UK expertise to the wider EMEA and India geography.”

Commenting on why he chose to join AECOM, David added, “The fact that AECOM’s design, build, finance and operate model encompasses the entire asset lifecycle is exciting and I look forward to experiencing a fully multi-disciplinary offer, powered by BIM, in execution as never before. There is an extremely solid foundation to build on with digital tools and processes already in position. BIM is very much an enabler and will help us virtually prototype our solutions so we are able to pass on the benefits achieved through optimisation and greater efficiency to our clients.”

For more information on how we can support projects with Building Information Modelling, please contact David Philp, David Bennison or Elizabeth Peters.