A qualified architect for 35 years, he was lead author of the RIBA Plan of Work 2013 publications as well as the recent RIBA Plan of Work 2020 Overview. He has published several books on offsite manufacturing, design management and the pivotal role of lead designer role in the digital age. He sits on the board of the UK Construction Industry Council (CIC), chairs an industry group at the British Standards Institute (BSI) and was recently described as a pragmatic futurist.