Joshua Lumley

Pedersen Read
BIM Specialist / API Developer

Joshua started writing codes at the age of 10 (on an Amstrad). He has 20+ years of experience with BIM software such as AutoCAD and Revit.

On same year as the Christchurch earthquakes (2010) he joined the Pedersen Read Electrical Engineers – a small firm often requires members to play many roles. For Joshua it is that of a BIM Specialist/ API developer and includes modelling electrical, communications & security systems as well as developing proprietary Revit API add-ins and in-house software with SQL server while maintaining Microsoft Power Apps.

Previously employed at Dynamic Controls in Christchurch for 12 years as a CAD Technician and a Lotus Notes Database Developer.

Educated at Ara Institute of Technology and Christ’s College.

Fun Facts:

Joshua once lost 11 kilograms of weight in just 6 weeks by eating only potatoes.

He also tried to become a comic book artist at 17 even though an advisor told him he was good at programming.

My Speakers Sessions

  • Thursday, 09 December, 2021
    • BILT ANZ 2021, Sydney | Workshop: Health and Safety Risk Assessments with 4D BIM
      Joshua Lumley, Pedersen Read
      Pre-Design, Design, Construction
      BILT
      Project Management
      Autodesk

      Synopsis: In this workshop we will perform Health and Safety Risk Assessments on 4D BIM model set to a particular phase of construction featuring machinery and workers.
      No BIM experience is required. This workshop is aimed at people in the construction fields as well as architects & engineers.
      The Diagnostic Tool we’ll be using is a collection of triangular Hazard Symbols, showing pictorial representations of potential hazards e.g. Excavation, Working from Heights, Live Wires, Mobile Plant.Learning Objectives: 1. Perform a Health and Safety Risk Assessment on a 4D BIM model set to a particular phase of construction.
      2. Diagnose the severity level of discovered hazards and propose a mitigation.
      3. Open discussion of unforeseen hazards and avoidable construction site accidents.Body: A staged (4D) BIM model gives us an opportunity to perform Health and Safety Risk Assessments with accurate and useful visualisations.

      This workshop takes a BIM model set to a particular phase and uses it determine health and safety hazards, diagnose a severity level and propose a mitigation.
      The phase in question will be a snapshot in time midway through the construction of a commercial building and feature construction machinery and workers.
      Note: No BIM experience is required. This workshop is aimed just as much to people in the construction fields as well as architects & engineers.

      The Diagnostic Tools we’ll be using is a collection of triangular Hazard Symbols, which show pictorial representations of the potential hazards e.g. Excavation, Working from Heights, Live Wires, Mobile Plant.

      The first half of the workshop will be a search & discovery of potential hazards in the model, some of which will be deliberately planted, applying the appropriate Symbol then determining the ‘Severity’ level as represented by the colour of the symbol : Green=Low, Medium=Yellow, Red=High.

      A brief explanation of what can be done to remove/minimise the hazard will be required. This is the ‘Proposed Mitigation’. For example, on the risk of ‘Noise from equipment’ the appropriate PM could be: “Use hearing protection.”
      Hazard symbols can either be applied electronically via use of a suite of face based generic families (provided) OR via use of pre-printed stickers on A1 hard copies (provided). Again no BIM experience is required.

      The second half of this workshop will be an open discussion of our H&S Risk Assessment and delegates in the construction fields will be encouraged to share their experience on sites like the one we’ve just reviewed … and in particular to learn of any unforeseen hazards that were not ‘planted’ in the model.
      The primary learning outcome of this session is to promote 4D BIM enabled Health and Safety not as a chore, or a checkbox to tick, but rather as a commitment to the safety of your team.

      Bonus materials:
      You will be shown how to create a Hazard Register Schedule of your H&S Risk Assessment which can be placed at the front of the construction set of drawings (typically where the legends go).
      Your will be provided some guidance for writing on the site Hazard Board (from Worksafe NZ).
      You will receive a copy of the Hazard families (*.rfa files)
      …and of course, the stickers are yours to keep.

      Note: New legislation in Australia and New Zealand means industry professionals can be found accountable for not acting on observed hazards.

      Synopsis:

      In this workshop we will perform Health and Safety Risk Assessments on 4D BIM model set to a particular phase of construction featuring machinery and workers.
      No BIM experience is required. This workshop is aimed at people in the construction fields as well as architects & engineers.
      The Diagnostic Tool we’ll be using is a collection of triangular Hazard Symbols, showing pictorial representations of potential hazards e.g. Excavation, Working from Heights, Live Wires, Mobile Plant.

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