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Jason Underwood


University of Salford

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United Kingdom


Professor Jason Underwood PhD, MSc, BEng (Hons), CPsychol, MCInstCES, FHEA Professor of Digital Built Environments and Programme Director of the MSc. in Building Information Modelling (BIM) & Digital Built Environments within the School of Science, Engineering & Environment at the University of Salford and a Chartered Psychologist. Present Chair of the UK BIM Academic Forum and Director of Construct IT For Business, an industry-led non-profit making collaborative membership-based network. Background combining civil/structural engineering and construction ICT. Over twenty five years research experience in the area of concurrent engineering, integrated and collaborative computing in construction, product and building information modelling, digital built environments, collaborative construction and behaviours, BIM maturity assessment, BIM education and training in the development of BIM capabilities, and organisational e-readiness towards delivering strategic value from ICT/BIM investment through involvement in both UK and EU funded research projects, and on which has published extensively. Actively engaged in the digital transformation of the UK construction industry through affiliation, at a national level, with the Centre For Digital Built Britain, BIM Task Group Education & Training working group, UK BIM Alliance, Scottish BIM Delivery Academia Group, Behaviours4Collaboration Group, Constructing Excellence Digital Construction Group, and Nuclear Institute Digital Special Interest Group. At a local level, with the Northwest Regional BIM Hub, Northwest Construction Hub BIM Special Interest Group, and Constructing Excellence Manchester Committee. Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Digital Innovation in the Built Environments (IJDIBE).

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Professor at University of Salford


Master of Science - MS, Psychology