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– WIB Podcasts

All the latest WIB conversations.

Listen to our WIB podcast series and come on a BIM journey of discovery with our Core Team and invited guests as they discuss hot topics, share insights and make some pretty interesting predictions. Check back regularly for all the latest WIB conversations.

Episode 27

Critical Creative Thinking with Joan Mulvihill

Joan Mulvihill talks about what has shaped her into the person she is today and how she has faced adversity and loss, but come out stronger on the other side, championing Critical Creative Thinking.

Episode 26

Leading EDI – Don’t ask, don’t tell

Willow Williams leads the conversation today with Henry Fenby-Taylor, talking about their lived experience with Sybil Taunton who leads Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at RICS.

Episode 25

The voice of education in construction: Alison Watson

Alison Watson OBE, is the Founder and Chief Executive of Class Of Your Own, the social enterprise which created the award-winning Design Engineer Construct (DEC) education programme.

Episode 24

Schiphol Airport Digital Twin

Join Marie Grieve, Core Team Member of Women in BIM, as she talks to two data experts: Arisca Droog and Maya Tryfona of Schiphol Airport.

Episode 23

Working smarter, not harder

Join Rebecca de Cicco as she talks to Ann Deng, Senior Associate at McGregor Coxall – Quality Assurance Lead, whose multifaceted role requires empathy, patience and a ‘can do’ attitude as she champions using the right workflow, rather than the age old methods with tools like Vectorworks.

Episode 22

Migrant women

How can we support migrant women? Sareh Naji Regional Lead for Iran of Women in BIM talks to Shivani Gopaul about the challenges that migrant women face when travelling to new places to learn and work.

Episode 21

Diversity = Better Results

Join our podcast host Henry Fenby Taylor, WIB Global Executive Team Member, as he talks with Sophie Morris, Head of Customer Success at Buildots, Lucy Rowsell, Head of Information Management at EKFB JV for HS2, and Elizabeth Hopkins, Head of Project Planning at Berkeley St. Edwards.

Episode 20

Digital Construction Week

Henry Fenby Taylor, Podcast Manager at Women in BIM, talks to women in BIM at Digital Construction Week 2023.

Episode 19

The top five digital construction trends coming your way

Marie Grieve discusses the top five digital trends shaping the construction industry with Dr Marzia Bolpagni, Head of BIM International – Associate Director for Mace.

Episode 18

Power of Digital Technology (India)

On this International Women’s Day podcast, listen to this conversation between 3 incredible Women in BIM from Autodesk’s Enterprise Customer Success team Soumya Raju, Supriya Prakash and Yashaswini Narayana. Listen to them talking about the topic power of Digital Technology that is revolutionizing the AEC industry.

Episode 17

Mentoring

Join Kirsty Childs, Henry Fenby-Taylor, Carolina Costa and Mia Dibe as they talk about the Women in BIM Mentoring Programme. Across the WIB network, Members are coming together to support one another in this empowering programme. No two mentor/mentee relationships are the same, and we all face unique challenges – however, we face them better when we face them together.

Episode 16

Glider

Join Rebecca de Cicco as she talks to Glider, Women in BIM’s long standing partner and supporter with guests John Adams and Sarah Marshall. Listen as they discuss the role that information management and BIM is playing in changing the built environment.

Episode 15

Fatherhood

Vicki Reynolds reflects on the changing role of men in parenthood with David Philp of Aecom, Paul Taylor of Stride Treglown, Robert Klaschka of EvrBilt and Neil Thompson of Atkins. Get underneath the skin of the role being a parent played in their life while navigating health concerns, careers, running your own business, adopting and self care.

Episode 14

Lifelong learning

Join Rebecca De Cicco as she talks with Susan Brattberg of Global eTraining, discussing the importance of lifelong learning to improving our careers, our businesses and the AEC sector as a whole.

Episode 13

Digital transformation for the construction industry in India

WIB Regional Lead for Bangaluru in Indian and WSP Associate Angana Ghosh talks to WSP’s Head of iCRC Debashish Das and Head of Digital Business, Global Technology Centre, India for SNC Lavalin, Haima Haldar about their own career journeys and what led them to BIM. 

Episode 12

Motherhood

Rebecca De Cicco talks to Vicki Reynolds, WIB Regional Lead and Chief Technology Officer for i3PT, and Elaine Lewis, WIB Mentor and Managing Director for Cadventure about balancing a career and family life.

Episode 11

Smart Cities

Listen as WIB Global Chair, Rebecca De Cicco talks to BSI Programme Manager for Digital Construction, Emilia Cardamone about Smart Cities and the implementation of Smart City Standards internationally.

Episode 10

BIM in Scotland

This episode has a stellar line-up of Scottish-born digital construction experts whose BIM careers have taken them all round the world.

Episode 9

Digital leadership

Our first podcast for 2022 features Vicki Reynolds and Elaine Lewis: two immensely talented and successful women in business, leading the field internationally in BIM and Digital Construction.

Episode 8

BIM in New Zealand

Rebecca De Cicco is joined by WIB Regional Leads for Auckland and Christchurch, Melanie Tristram and Keri Niven. Listen as these digital construction experts talk about BIM in New Zealand and the current impact of emerging technologies within the region. Drawing upon their own experiences on recent projects and new governmental initiatives shaping the future of the country’s construction and infrastructure programs.

Episode 7

Education

Jenni Barrett, Director at coLAB and Senior Lecturer & Researcher at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan),  is joined by Alison Watson, Founder & Chief Executive at Class of Your Own, Kirsti Wells, Business Development Manager at CADCOE and Tara Brooks, Programme Lead at Queen’s University in Belfast. Listen in as these education thought-leaders discuss the Women in BIM Education Network’s new research initiative into gender disparity in the construction industry.

Episode 6

BIM in Australia

Rebecca De Cicco is joined by a four WIB Regional Leads based throughout Australia: Jenny Tseng, Principal Digital Advisor at Mott MacDonald, Belinda Thompson, BIM Lead – Western Australia at GHD, Rachel Strauss, BIM Manager at BIMCO and Ligia Trindade, Digital Coordinator for Willow.

Episode 5

Marketing for Digital

Vicki Reynolds, WIB Global Vice Chair, talks with Marie Grieve, Managing Director of Costello Palmer Communications – a marketing consultancy specialising in creativity and innovation, working with leading names in the AEC industry, growing already established brands and inventing new ones.

Episode 4

UK BIM Alliance

In this episode podcast host, Vicki Reynolds, WIB Global Vice Chair, talks with digital transformation advocate, Casey Rutland. A man with many titles, Casey is the UK Director of Digital at Royal HaskoningDHV, Founding Director of digitalgreen.io, Vice Chair of the UK BIM Alliance and guest lecturer for Middlesex University and the University of Westminster. Listen to Vicki and Casey discussing the UK BIM Framework, the benefits it brings to the construction industry, and the hurdles we need to overcome collectively as an industry to fully realise these benefits.

Episode 3

Common Data Environment

Join Rebecca De Cicco as she talks with Women in BIM core team member Gergana Staykova and special guest Marzia Bolpagni about the challenges facing teams that are looking to collaborate and how to overcome these challenges with a Common Data Environment.

Episode 2

BIM for Operations & FM

On Thursday September 3, Women in BIM had the pleasure of recording our second podcast for the year where Global Vice Chair Vicki Reynolds had a discussion with Regional Lead Hadeel Saadoon, BIM Manager at Coventry University, about her work in the built environment and the process of digitizing asset information across the Coventry University portfolio of buildings.

Episode 1

Meet the Women in BIM

Join the Women in BIM core team of Rebecca De Cicco, Vicki Reynolds, Katya Veleva, Jenni Barrett, Gergana Staykova and (in spirit) Nicole De Cicco for their first episode as they introduce themselves and discuss the reasons for the creation of the group, as well as the challenges and opportunities facing women in BIM.

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