He has joined Aecom as director of BIM for Europe, Middle East, Africa and India.
Philps will also continue his part-time secondment as Head of BIM for the UK Government’s BIM Task Group, supporting the strategy for industry to use BIM Level 2 on all centrally-funded government projects by 2016.
Philps said: “The fact that AECOM’s design, build, finance and operate model encompasses the entire asset lifecycle is exciting and I look forward to experiencing a fully multi-disciplinary offer, powered by BIM, in execution as never before.
“There is an extremely solid foundation to build on with digital tools and processes already in position.
“BIM is very much an enabler and will help us virtually prototype our solutions so we are able to pass on the benefits achieved through optimisation and greater efficiency to our clients.”
He will work alongside David Bennison, who leads the company’s EMEA and India Technology & Data Solutions Group that oversees consistency, quality and innovation in the way data and BIM are managed and developed across the region.