Robert has over 15 years experience working in the UK and Europe in architecture and design and is is Principal Director, Studio Klaschka. He has experience in cultural, developer residential, student accommodation, sports and office fit-out projects. Whilst there is no question that he enjoys working at the leading edge of design software use and development, his focus is on maximising design flexibility and creativity whilst understanding the consequences of design and briefing decisions.
In 2001 he formed Markland Klaschka which he has since taken full ownership of. Over the 10 years of the practice he has driven the adoption and use of BIM software seeking to make the most of small intelligent teams versatile. During that time he has overseen the bulk of the practice's construction work. He has close links with the development team at Bentley Systems and was an Advisory Panel member for NBS and has advised on the development of the data exchange between NBS Building and Bentley Architecture.
He is the current chair of BCUKI (The Bentley Community UK and Ireland) having been elected in 2010.
The increasing frequency for as-built point cloud scans as part of the delivery of a project is a sign that clients are no longer willing to rely on design models unchecked and issued as record information. However, the approach that contractors are taking is a reactive one which fails to make use or take the full benefit of the technology.