CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS: TO FIT A CHANGING WORLD
John Williams, Founder and Principal Consultant
John has worked in the construction industry for over 30 years. With practical experience across every aspect of
construction – from working with owner operators, Architects, designers, engineers, contractors and
sub-contractors – he brings richly informed insights to meeting the challenges of a changing world.
Previous roles have seen John in operational and management roles involving CAD (Computer Aided Design),
GIS (Geographical Information Systems), Systems Integration, Systems and Business Analysis and Application Development.
John created Pyrenees Consulting to bring a wide range of skills to companies ranging from large multi-nationals to
smaller firms where a deep grasp of how the construction industry works enables him to drive rapid process improvements
John’s consultancy experience includes, but is by no means limited to:
His most recent consultancy role was heading up the consultant team for Excitech.
John’s initial engagement was on Data Management after which he moved into the role
of Head of Professional Services, followed by the Head of Consulting position.
BAA Heathrow Terminal 5
Five-year project at Heathrow consulting with the business on the largest construction
project in Europe at the time. Here John was also responsible for developing software for
process improvement for the design teams on the project, as well as validation software for
AutoCAD, the development of Asset Management strategies, database design and early iterations
of BIM processes and methodologies.
Atomic Weapons Establishment
Extensive consultancy involvement in an integration project to bring together a 2000-seat
document management implementation and a new CAD Standards initiative. During the course of
this project John ran many workshops, consulted, authored requirements and educated the teams.
Welsh Local Authorities
In an R&D role, John’s responsibilities covered programming and application development for
the highway design teams within the local authority. He implemented the software and hardware
necessary for supporting the authorities’ transition to CAD, including data migration from the
legacy systems and also coded their GIS system.