Ian Lapper

Ian has over 14 years’ experience within the AEC industry, and 24 years working within the CAD sector. Ian is currently the Managing Director of Advanced Integrated Solutions providing clients with a wealth of ‘hands on’ practical experience to many AEC companies.

Ian was trained as a Space Rocket designer within the aerospace sector and has over the years used several 2D and 3D CAD packages, which has given him a unique insight into the capabilities of CAD packages and the advanced techniques that will enable your team to get the most from them.

In 1997 he joined the software industry and worked for Bentley Systems. During this time he worked as senior CAD Consultant. Working with many international AEC companies his remit included first line technical support, on-site consultancy and training. As a direct result of this exposure he has acquired considerable expertise into today’s design processes. And in particular the methodology to enable clients to cross the great divide – between the two largest CAD platforms, MicroStation and AutoCAD.

In 2007 Ian set up and managed his own company offering clients his experience and technical knowledge in order to set up, manage and streamline their design processes.  In recent years Ian has witnessed a large increase in the number of clients requiring streamlined design processes and CAD Standards, as well as the ability to exchange data from one CAD system to another.

A reflection of Ian’s skills is the fact he has undertaken presentations at major conferences all over the world including the USA and UK and successfully launched MicroStation V8 across nine countries for Bentley Systems.

Ian was the only approved UK based Bentley Train the Trainer, offering his skills and knowledge to future accredited trainers.