Board of Directors
As the founder and engine room for the BIM Institute, and engine room behind the organization, it has always been Harris’ vision to drive technological transformation in the industry, and support best practice in line with international BIM framework standards. He is outspoken and unbiased in his opinions on all things BIM, from software to policy decisions, which makes him a popular speaker at conferences and in training sessions, both locally and internationally.
Vaughan, aka ‘The Baron of BIM’ has a wealth of history working in the think tanks and leadership development arena within the construction industry. His strong business development skills, succession planning and training development has successfully positioned himself on the founder of Exceptional BIM learning management program, the first BIM gaming engine platform for learning in BIM. Vaughan has been involved in various sectors of the construction industry locally and internationally since graduating as a Quantity Surveyor in 1994. His 14 years of quantity surveying with one of South Africa’s largest construction companies, Grinaker-lta gave him the opportunity to work with various professional teams on projects. In 2000, he started specialising in information management systems to better coordinate the construction processes on projects and as a result worked in Australia on various transport and defence projects. His seven years with one of Africa’s largest construction software development companies, gave him the opportunity in working with various software applications and systems used within the construction industry. Vaughan has recently been nominated as one of the top 500 BIM influence’s around the world.