nima Virtual Spring Conference 2024 / Speakers / Emma Hooper

Emma Hooper

Vice-chair, buildingSMART UK & Ireland

In 2022 she won the ‘Digital Construction Champion of the Year’ award at the Digital Construction Awards and became an honorary fellow of the University of Nottingham in information management and modelling.

She is fascinated by the science and philosophy of information and how it can be applied to the built environment. She takes her in-depth knowledge of software and its interoperability and combines this with her understanding of industry standards and the theory behind them.

She is vice-chair of buildingSMART UK&I, an ambassador for nima, part of the BSI B/555 standards committee, including UK expert for ISO 16739 (IFC) and author of the UK BIM framework guidance.

She is one of a handful of people to gain both COBie and buildingSMART certified professional status. She is also working for the Government & Industry Interoperability Group (GIIG) to improve interoperability within the UK.

From a software perspective she is an Autodesk Revit Certified Professional, she co-authored the book “Delivering Construction-Operations Building information exchange (COBie) using Autodesk Revit” and is a former Revit gunslinger.

She also authored the Bond Bryan Digital ‘Revit to IFC’ blog series. Her push is to now use her experience and knowledge to make construction projects more efficient in terms of information management, by joining up the dots between people, process and technology to enable true collaboration with an emphasis on openBIM principles.