Ray Crotty BSc Construction Management, MSc Economics. After six years in building construction, mainly with Costain, Ray Crotty worked for twelve years in a variety of management control roles on North Sea projects with Bechtel, Phillips Petroleum and Shell. Joined Bovis in 1988 and set up and ran the Logistics functions on the Canary Wharf project. Then Head of IT with Bovis for six years; responsible for all aspects of the company’s computer systems, including the development of the award winning Hummingbird project management system – essentially an encapsulation of best North Sea project practice tailored to the needs of onshore building construction. He subsequently devised and implemented the extranet-based document management and communications systems used on the Bluewater project in Kent – the first true construction project collaboration system. Contributed Industry Requirements aspects and pilot projects for EU-funded R&D Projects: BRICC and CICC. Provided the technical basis for the PIX Protocol – key part of the CPIC project information management document set. Founder member of the UK chapter of the International Alliance for Interoperability, latterly renamed BuildingSMART. He founded C3 Systems Ltd in 1999 to pursue and exploit the use of advanced Information and Communications Technologies in the construction industry. C3’s business is the development and implementation of information strategies for projects. The company has provided information management software and support services for some of the UK’s leading construction project organisations. Has written occasional articles for construction industry press. Author of: “The Impact of Building Information Modelling,” Spon Press, August 2011.
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