Professor Steve Lockley
Professor of Information Modelling, Northumbria University
Research Director, BIM Academy

Passionate about BIM open standards, Steve has worked for over 35 years in the area of IT solutions for the construction sector, researching, developing and commercialising software solutions. Currently his main area of expertise is in the research and development of Building Information Modelling tools with a clear focus on industry standards, specifically the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC). Steve is actively engaged in research in the area of process and workflow modelling using BIM technologies and leads out research in the areas within the BIM Academy. Steve is author of the Xbim (extensible Building Information Modelling) software development toolkit that supports the creation of new BIM applications. Specialties: BIM, IFC, Energy Modelling, Building Specification, Project Information Coordination, Expert and Knowledge Based Systems, Workflow Management