Fiatech, the US-based organisation focused on innovation in the capital projects industry, has chosen the UK Government and the UK construction industry as recipients of its highest honour, the James B. Porter, Jr. Award for Technology Leadership (news release). The award was presented yesterday in Texas to David Philp, Head of Building Information Modelling (BIM) Implementation (BIM Task Group) at the Cabinet Office.
In selecting HM Government and the UK construction industry, Fiatech Director Ray Topping noted:
“Her Majesty’s Government has shown beyond any doubt its leadership role with its BIM program. The BIM movement in the UK has far-reaching implications. We’re encouraged by the vision of both Her Majesty’s Government and the entire UK construction industry, for that vision has significant impact on the engineering and construction industry on a global scale.”
The UK Government and construction industry stand as the fifth recipient of the Porter Award, which is not an annual recognition but one given only when a worthy candidate has been judged to meet the award’s tough criteria by the Fiatech Board of Advisors.