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7. BIM and GIS for Landscape


This session includes three expert presentations on BIM and GIS:

  • Mike Shilton – Introduction to BIM and GIS
  • Martyn Horne – Sharing Data: BIM and GIS
  • Darren Hickmott – Using GIS to Facilitate Sharing BIM Workflows

Darren Hickmott, Mike Hilton, Martyn Horne

Darren Hickmott leads and develops the CAD, GIS and BIM for Arup Landscape. He started his career in landscape construction 25 years ago and for the past 15 years has been involved in developing tools and workflows to enhance the digital capabilities of Landscape Architects. Darren is a member of the Landscape Institute Working Group and was actively involved in delivering the BIM Masterclasses, as well as recently presenting a BIM in Landscape paper at Autodesk University 2016 in Las Vegas.

Martyn Horne is trained designer and has worked in the construction industries for 20 years. As the technology lead for Vectorworks Landmark solutions, Martyn is responsible for landscape and architectural BIM implementation strategies in the UK. He is a member of the LI BIM Working Group and contributed to the BIM for Landscape book. A member of BuildSMART, Martyn has been involved in the Government-backed COBie Field Trials and has chaired the ‘Better through BIM’ seminars at Ecobuild.

Mike Shilton CMLI is the Chair of the Landscape Institute BIM Working Group and has been an active member of the Group since its inception in 2012. Mike contributed to the “BIM for Landscape” book, which he helped project manage to publication, and has been heavily involved with its subsequent promotion. Mike has been working with other experts to offer advice and guidance to the profession in respect of BIM for landscape. He is Product Director at Keysoft Solutions, where he provides the focus for future development of their BIM enabled, traffic management and landscape design software.


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