Speaker Bio & Abstract

May Winfield Global Director of Commercial, Legal and Digital Risks
Buro Happold
United Kingdom

BiographyA construction lawyer with over 18 years of experience, May Winfield is a recognised leading legal specialist in construction technology. She has led the authoring of various key standard form documents in this area and has written numerous documents and guidance exploring the risks and issues of digitisation and Construction 4.0.

May is the Global Director of Commercial, Legal and Digital Risks at an international engineering firm, BuroHappold. The digital aspect of the role includes providing support to develop new policies, systems, and procedures on all services relating to construction technology, information management, and BIM, as well as managing the risk of implementing new digital-related technologies and services. May is a senior construction lawyer with over 16 years of experience and is recognised as a leading legal specialist in BIM and construction technology. May has a passion for innovation in the industry and has provided pragmatic advice and thoughts on the legal impact of construction technology to clients and at events worldwide for some years. May has authored and co-authored various documents in this field, including legal guidance on the ISO19650 Information Management international standard, an ISO19650-compliant Information Protocol, a JCT Practice Note on BIM, and an upcoming book chapter analyzing Construction 4.0. She is one of the co-authors of the Centre for Digital Built Britains Digital Twins Roadmap and their recently released Digital Twins Toolkit Report. She is a UK BIM Alliance Ambassador, co-founder, and chair of BIM4Legal (a forum for lawyers and industry to increase knowledge on legal issues of BIM) and a member of various other industry groups seeking to support the industry in progressing and implementing digital technology.AbstractGoing Digital: Navigating the Legal MinefieldDigitization and digitalization carry numerous benefits - which can be completely undone by mismatched expectations, misunderstandings, and disputes. What are the common issues to avoid and how do you best ensure clarity and understanding from the outset This practical session will provide tips and tools.