Mervyn Richards, OBE is a Director/Partner of the Avanti Partnership and acts as a consultant for education and training in the management processes for BIM defined by the BS1192-2007 and the PAS1102-2. He also lectures at various universities around London and is associated with the University of Reading. As Avanti has gone international in Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand, the consultancy and education provided to major contracts and organisations implement BIM as a management process.
Mervyn is also a director at Building Smart UK, involved in developing the tools and standards for the Implementation of the HMG requirements for BIM; MD of MR1 Consulting Ltd on the application and implementation of processes and procedures on major and minor projects. He is also the co author of the Maturity Diagram (Bew and Richards) and the current requirement to deliver BIM to level 2, and is currently involved in the Construction Strategy and the BIM Task Group.
In the New Years Honours List 2013, Mervyn was made an Officer Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to BIM and the Construction Industry.