Christopher Richards

  • Senior Architectural Technician
  • London

Chris is an Architectural Technician at Populous, where his main role is in the use and implementation of 3D building modelling, while ensuring that the agreed BIM strategies for Populous projects are maintained. Chris’ area of expertise is in the management of building models and the use of Revit Architecture software.

Chris is also part of the Populous UK BIM group, which provides support and assistance on all BIM related issues within company projects. He is currently setting up project templates and libraries of Revit objects for use on all new projects that are to be worked on using Revit software. He is part of the team that updates the Populous Revit Best Practice Guide, the Populous BIM Manual and the Populous Revit Standards and Protocols.

Chris originally trained and worked in the Land Agency branch of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, working for practices in both England and Scotland. After completing his Master’s Degree in 1988, he concentrated on the development of CAD technology in building design. Chris has 20 years knowledge and experience of CAD, IT and BIM model management in the construction industry.

Prior to joining Populous in November 2013, Chris worked for both architectural practices and major construction companies on projects up to £110 million in value. He has worked on a range of project types, including commercial, residential, healthcare, sports stadia and science and technology laboratories. His role has included 3D building modelling and software training for users, project coordination and CAD management.

Chris is an Architectural Technician at Populous, where his main role is in the use and implementation of 3D building modelling, while ensuring that the agreed BIM strategies for Populous projects are maintained. Chris’ area of expertise is in the management of building models and the use of Revit Architecture software.

Chris is also part of the Populous UK BIM group, which provides support and assistance on all BIM related issues within company projects. He is currently setting up project templates and libraries of Revit objects for use on all new projects that are to be worked on using Revit Read More »

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