tim1 Tim Broyd

Professor of Built Environment Foresight, UCL
Honorary Professor of Civil Engineering, UCL

Tim is Professor of Built Environment Foresight at University College London as well as an Honorary Professor of Civil Engineering at the same university. He recently moved to UCL following a career in industry, and has substantial experience as corporate director of technology, innovation and sustainability for globally operating engineering design consultancies. In addition he was CEO of construction industry research body CIRIA from 2002 to 2007. Within his new role he works with leading individuals in industry and government to understand and prepare for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. This recently included the responsibility for a ‘foresight’ input to the UK Government’s new Construction Industry Strategy as well as currently leading the strategic planning of the UK’s development and implementation of BIM (Building Information Modelling). His current research interests are in areas of harnessing novel sensor and telemetry technologies with structured information techniques to provide improved understanding of the performance of built environment assets.

Tim is a Fellow of both the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institution of Civil Engineers. He has maintained an active engagement in the development and deployment of BIM techniques for over a decade, is a Director of BuildingSmart (UK) Ltd and sits on the UK Government’s BIM Task Force. He is also a Director of CEEQUAL Limited (focused on the sustainability assessment of infrastructure projects). He became Vice President of the Institution of Civil Engineers in November 2011, with particular responsibility for International Affairs, and is scheduled to be President in 2016/7.

Professor Broyd graduated from the University of Birmingham with a First Class Honours degree in Civil Engineering, and remained there to study for a PhD in the mixing of salt and fresh waters in natural British estuaries.

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