McBains has appointed Devan Mistry as Associate Director (Strategic BIM Lead) to drive forward the company’s expertise on BIM.
Devan is a RIBA-registered architect with more than 13 years’ experience in the industry and his experience covers a wide range of projects, both in the UK and internationally.
He joins McBains from Marchese Partners where he was Practice BIM Lead with a focus on the residential and retirement living sectors. He began his career at Farrells, working in the UK and Hong Kong, where his portfolio covered the commercial and hospitality sectors. He has also worked for HOK and PRP, where projects he worked on included the London Olympic Park neighbourhood, Westfield Stratford, and build-to-rent at Wembley Park.
At PRP, he led the team which won the Building Awards BIM Initiative of the Year 2018 for Smart Regeneration at Clapham Park, a process and culture change initiative focused on a collaborative project team commitment to use BIM to drive quality, efficiency, value, and programme. The project was the largest ever, single detailed planning application of its kind in the UK, delivering more than 2,500 homes in nine months.
At McBains, Devan will lead on innovation in digital engineering and technology including the development of Digital Twins, the Metaverse (AR and VR) and driving a collaborative, efficient and standardised approach to Building Information Modelling and data management.
Clive Docwra, Managing Director, McBains, said:
“It’s a pleasure to welcome Devan to McBains. His strong background in cutting edge design and use of new technology will further enhance McBains’ offer to our clients.”
Devan himself commented:
“I am very excited to have joined McBains at this crucial time for the company’s journey to create a truly collaborative and modern digitisation of workflows and drive further success with BIM implementation.”
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