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Building Informatics Lecture by Dr Bill East - 20 Nov

Posted: 24 October, 2017

Dr Bill East, Adjunct Professor at the School of Surveying and Property Economics will deliver this year’s Building Informatics Lecture in DIT Bolton Street on Monday, 20th November at 6.30 pm.

In a wide-ranging lecture entitled Convention to Exposition: Engineering our Transformation, Dr East will explain what zippers, typewriters, and flying cars have to teach us about innovation in today’s design and construction industry.

 Adjunct Professor Bill East, PhD, PE, F.ASCE - Owner of Prairie Sky Consulting & Director at the COBie Academy

Despite being inundated by an increasing set of technology choices, the construction industry remains mired in silo-oriented, document-based processes and contracts. The industry has yet to implement even the most basic integrated business processes and automated transaction processing.

Before forcing designers, builders, and owners into the “vision du jour”, shouldn’t we consider the lessons of history to our industry’s transformation?

What:  Building Informatics Annual Lecture

Where: Room 281, Bolton Street

When: Monday, 20th November 2017 – 6.30 pm


Dr Bill East Profile

Dr Bill East is a prolific construction management researcher whose four-decade career spans the areas of planning and scheduling, quality management, and building information modelling. Dr East began his career with US Army, Corps of Engineers, he appointed Adjunct Lecturer in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois, where he also obtained his PhD in Civil Engineering. Dr East also held a research and program manager role with the US Army’s Engineer Research and Development Centre, where he led teams and projects tasked with identifying and solving resourcing problems in public facility acquisitions and operations. In 2014 he established his own consulting firm, Prairie Sky Consulting, and most recently worked at the University of Florida as Director of the COBie Academy.