Paul Oakley BA(Hons) Dip Arch RIBA
Paul has over 20 years of AEC industry experience specialising in Architecture, CAD management, CAD implementation, training and application development.
As an Architect he had 10 years Local Authority experience working for the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames using AutoCAD AEC on a variety of projects, from new build, Special Needs Housing, Education and Leisure, to works on Listed Buildings.
Broadway Malyan Architects and Designers
He then joined Broadway Malyan Architects and Designers where he was involved as a Project Architect with various large scale housing projects including Roundshaw Regeneration (1100 Units) and Woolwich Arsenal Regeneration (711 Units) for Berkeley Homes, where he developed the scheme from conception to full Planning approval.
Taking on the role of Broadways Malyan Group CAD Manager the software was standardised from a mixture of AutoCAD LT, AutoCAD , AutoCAD AEC, RoboCAD, Micro station, Vector works, plus various other software packages initially to Autodesk's Architectural Desktop package version 2 accross the board and then subsequent annual releases.
Previously each team and group had their own CAD Standards and protocols, if they followed any. Paul led the companies CAD management team, who defined and implemented corporate CAD standards, protocols and methodologies across the UK and overseas offices. This provided the infrastructure where any CAD project could be opened and worked upon from any CAD workstation throughout the world. Therefore aiding project resourcing, improving corporate identity, plus reducing risk and increasing productivity.
Paul then joined PRP Architects Bridge Group team as Project Architect / CAD Manager to run a £28 million Retirement Village, eventually known as Lovett Fields using the Autodesk ADT software. The Bridge Group team of about 40 staff were predominately using AutoCAD LT at this time and were up graded to using Autodesks ADT along with annual releases. The Lovett Fields project was taken from Inception to completion using the ADT Software, whilst Paul also started Oakley CAD Services Limited, initially on a one day a week basis, before finally moving full time.
Oakley CAD Services Ltd
Oakley CAD Services Limited provides CAD consultancy services to clients of all sizes ranging from small UK Design companies to International Contractors. Paul continues to present at major industry conferences throughout the world, providing industry professionals with guidance on improving efficiency, productivity and quality in the CAD arena.
Paul is involved with many industry CAD and BIM standards and initiatives. He has sat on various working parties including the CE Avanti project, CPIC Uniclass committee, ADT Community Group, BIM Community Group as well as being the Vice Chairman of the AUGI-UK Chapter, Paul has also assisted Autodesk in the development of AutoCAD Architecture and was responsible for defining the UK content and and writing the UK object style naming conventions.
Oakley CAD Services Ltd have provided services to many Autodesk Resellers, either as Training providers, implementation specialists or in a project mentor / technical support role, as well as developing applications to support the AutoCAD and Revit software