John Turner

Gafcon Inc.
VP of Innovative Solutions

John has built his career around the use of technology to transform organizations. He started in the North Sea Offshore Industry, in vision and remote intervention systems linked to 3D modeling, where his work was recognized by a Fellowship of the Society of Underwater Technology, The David Partridge 1987 Underwater Technology Award, and UK Offshore Industry Awards for Technology and Exporting. This was foundational to his interests in what is now called BIM (Building Information Modeling), Digital Twins and the methods to improve organizations by unlocking the value of technology to transform business process.

John has benefited from time leading large transformational programs as a consultant with Cap Gemini and applying that experience at Gateway, Anacomp, Nissan, Cisco Systems, LimitedBrands and Sempra Global.

John joined Gafcon in 2012 as he wanted to apply evolving construction technology to benefit owners. He transferred into his current role in 2015 and has been instrumental in the convergence of multiple siloed technologies and building a team of Architects, Civil Engineers, Technologists, Data Scientists and Project Execution Specialists that all want to transform the digital building lifecycle, but from the perspective of an Owner. He has applied and continually develops this through engagement with multiple multi-billion dollar building lifecycle programs for Serial Builders.

John has maintained a keen interest in quality improvement techniques. He was a member of the UK British Deming Association Systems Research Committee, studied the Deming methodology with Professor David Kerridge at Aberdeen University and is currently a Core Team member of the San Diego Community of Practice of the Lean Construction Institute.

His bachelor’s degree was obtained from Westminster University, London and his post graduate degree from The Robert Gordon University. Aberdeen, Scotland. He has presented and published many papers as well as a book on Underwater Photography.

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COVID-19 Update

20th May 2020

DBEI has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation around the world. While some parts of our society are beginning to open in baby-steps, none of us know how the situation will develop over the coming months. As such, DBEI has now made the decision to postpone all our 2020 events to 2021 as the well-being of all our partners and participants in our events remains our utmost priority. For new details on each region please visit our event pages. We have also sent communications to all registered attendees, speakers or sponsors for all of our 2020 events.

In the interim, DBEI will be launching several exciting virtual events and webinars in 2020 to continue to deliver the same expertise, insights and knowledge to the AEC industry during these uncertain times. We also have some other exciting initiatives we are working on to continue to provide value to our community, which we look forward to sharing with you all shortly.

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