James Heaton

PhD Student



I studied Architecture and design technology in Australia before continuing and completing my studies in Denmark at VIA University. After completing my studies, I moved to China and worked for an architectural firm, helping with the implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM), after one year I moved to the UK and started working for Crossrail as a BIM Manager. I have joined DIAL in October 2016 as a Ph.D. student, focusing on the use of data within asset management


Research interest

  • Use of data in construction
  • Efficient data handover of major infrastructure projects
  • Optimising performance of asset management with big data
  • Whole-life costing / value 

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