The consultancy has appointed Tom Stott as associate to lead its building information modelling operation, a Manchester-based role that will cover four other offices.
Stott worked for RPS before a period leading Waterman Group’s national building services BIM capability, and has developed an expertise in the strategic adoption and delivery of BIM projects in the mechanical, engineering and public health consultancy sector.
His role will involve providing strategic direction as well as individual project support to assist in the national delivery of MEP BIM projects, directing BIM delivery teams in Leeds, Birmingham, Newcastle and Milton Keynes as well as Manchester.
Ian Thomason, RPS managing director for building services in the UK, said: “I am delighted that Tom has rejoined the business at this exciting time in our growth strategy.
“Our clients are increasingly looking to develop the design of their projects in a collaborative 3D environment using BIM processes and Tom will help to drive forward and ensure consistency across our already strong capability in this important area of our work.”
Across the five offices, Thomason now leads a 102-strong team, 29 of them Manchester-based.
Projects using BIM that RPS is currently involved in include a new ward block and perinatal unit at Chorley & South Ribble Hospital, an energy from waste plant in Northwich for DONG Energy and various schools under an Education Funding Authority framework.