Solving the Challenges of Information Exchange

The Next Steps for BIM

Thursday, September 17th 2020 @ 10:00AM BST

Presented by Xylem Water Solutions


  • Reviewing the journey of BIM, where are we now?
  • What are the current industry challenges in delivering BIM?
  • What are the current standards for information exchange?
  • The direction of travel for BIM in water
  • How Xylem is assisting in this journey

Jamie Mills

Global BIM Manager, Xylem Water Solutions UK, and Chair of BIM4Water

As an Incorporated Mechanical Engineer, Jamie is Xylem’s Global BIM Manager. He is also a member of The Institute of Mechanical Engineers and The Institute of Water. His responsibility as Global BIM Managers is to ensure that all product manufacturers owned by Xylem and Xylem’s colleagues are equipped with the knowledge and ability to deliver compliant product data to customers as and when it is required.

Jamie’s involvement with BIM started in 2015 after the UK Government mandated its use on centrally procured construction projects. Since then he has become an expert on manufacturer product data exchange and assists in the development of European and International standards.

The majority of Jamie’s knowledge and experience has been gained through collaboration and engagement with initiatives and projects throughout the water sector. From 2016 to 2019 he chaired the BIM4Water Standard Libraries Group and helped the UK water industry pioneer and agree a standard process to identify data properties used for the development of water industry product data templates. Following on from this he joined the Centre for Digital Built Britain Network Fountain exploring data classification and ontologies for the development of interconnected digital twins. These initiatives lead to the formation of two new BIM4Water groups; the water data taskforce and the water industry classification and hierarchy standards group. In 2019 he was elected chair of BIM4Water and now looks after six task groups with support from a dedicated steering group.

Adam Sheehan

System Engineering Tools Application Specialist, Xylem Water Solutions AB

Adam has responsibility for the Sales Engineering Applications for the Water Infrastructure unit of Xylem which includes various brands that work with transportation and treatment of water and wastewater as well as dewatering. An electrical engineer by education, Adam has been working with pumping for almost 20 years. In his current role he has the business ownership of various software and tools that help solve different engineering challenges that are found in the water and wastewater industry.

Adam also has the responsibility of supporting BIM within Xylem for brands such as Flygt, Wedeco and Sanitaire to ensure that the manufactured products and services within these parts of the company can support the customer needs. He started working with BIM requirements in 2015 after moving to Sweden from the United States to become Xylem’s Pump Station Design Specialist. With this role came responsibility for Xylem’s SECAD station design software in which moving towards using 3D data and supporting BIM became a key goal.

Adam has a strong interest in digital transformation. He has worked in developing programs for use with VR and AR as well as 3D printing to see how these new technologies can be used to better visualise complex challenges. He is a firm believer that data is the underlying foundation of the digital transformation and has a passion for driving the changes required to make this transformation happen.

Rebecca Kemp

Editor, Cross Platform Media

Rebecca Kemp joined Cross Platform Media (CPM) in 2015 as an Editorial Assistant. Two years later, she was promoted to Editor and today oversees the publishing of all four titles under the CPM umbrella; FC&A, PSBJ, i-build and Inex. With a design-based BA (Hons) and a background in marketing, her appreciation for architecture, construction, design and the built environment manifests within the pages of CPM titles.