Dale Sinclair (grayscale)

Dale Sinclair

Head of Innovation

Described as a pragmatic futurist, I’m driven to transform project delivery through innovative use of digital technologies and offsite manufacturing. By integrating artificial intelligence into interdisciplinary workflows, I aim to revolutionise how we approach design complexity and future challenges including net zero. My global team is actively engaged in delivering cutting-edge projects, collaborating with clients and contractors to harness the advantages of progressive manufacturing methods including kits of parts and platform approaches.

Having qualified as an architect and with over 35 years of experience, I’ve played a key role in shaping industry standards, including being the lead author of the RIBA Plan of Work 2013 publications. Recently, I’ve contributed to the field with the publication of the RIBA Plan of Work 2020 Overview and the Security Overlay and contributed to the 2nd Edition of the DfMA Overlay. I’ve also authored multiple books emphasising design management and the crucial role of the lead designer in the digital age.

I’m involved in many forums to help stimulate and drive change in the built environment industry. I am chair of the UK Construction Industry Council (CIC) Digital Forum, sit on the digital committee of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC), chair the CB/1 committee for the British Standards Institute (BSI), and am an adviser on the Bridge AI steering committee.


Adopting a ‘kit of parts’ philosophy

Construction has been an effective means of delivering buildings for centuries but with the productivity dial notably failing to move, and with the urgent need to decarbonise the industry, it must rapidly shift from optimising traditional ways of doing things to radical new approaches. WSP is nudging towards a paradigm shift by leveraging its Kit of Parts framework for its clients, roundtripping between the strategic and tactical to hone ways to optimise industrialised construction solutions. This talk will consider the digital and technical lessons learned and how industry can make this leap at scale.”
Copyright © 2024 X3D Media | All rights reserved
AEC website: www.aecmag.com
Web production: Kosinus