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Work winning, design management, BIM, strategy and process. I am an experienced design and construction professional, and I can add value to your business.
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Welcome to Open Water Consulting.

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Ideas, possibilities, opportunities, solutions!

On these pages you will find a little background about me, what I do and how I can help you achieve your goals.

Under Services you will find my manifesto, my values and how I can add value to your business.

Under Events you can find details of courses that I can facilitate on Design Management (DM), BIM (Building Information Modelling), Work Winning, tendering support and other subjects.

Under Resources you will find links to useful websites and some of the organisations that I support.

I am in the process of updating the content of my site, over the next few months to explain my range of products and services in more detail. Any questions? Just call me!

About me

John Eynon is an enabler, writer and speaker, having qualified as an Architect in 1981. He has worked in the public and private sectors for the built environment industry, in architectural practice, main contracting and consulting. For the last 15 years John has been involved in design management and pre-construction process for major contractors, with responsibility for design management teams and also providing functional support and design leadership at all stages of the design and construction process.

Sectors covered include:
Education, Custodial, Commercial, Residential, and Listed/Conservation.

Experience includes: 
Design and pre-construction process, proposals, bid, work winning, consultants appointments, negotiations, definition of services and deliverables, construction phase design management processes and tools, management of consultants and teams, value management, creativity and facilitation. Recent experience includes BIM implementation, awareness and training.


CIOB Ambassador

CIC DQI Facilitator
STEM Ambassador
Surrey SATRO Mentor

Chair of CIOB Design Management working group
Board member of the Faculty of Architecture and Surveying


BA, BArchitecture Nottingham
ARB Registered Architect

Chartered Building Consultancy

John represents the CIOB on CPIc, the CIC BIM forum, the Constructing Excellence BIM group, BSI B555 Construction design modelling data exchange, BS7000 Part 4 Design Management drafting panel and the BIM4SME group.

He is author of the Design Manager’s Handbook, published by CIOB/Wiley Blackwell in 2013. He also lectures and presents at conferences.

John is Chair of the CIC South East Regional BIM Hub

Check out the CIC SEBIMHUB page here


Company details – Open Water Consulting Ltd – Registered in England and Wales No 07931064.
Registered Office Address: Unit 11, Hove Business Centre, Fonthill Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 6HA, United Kingdom.

Contact me using the details below, or see my contact page for more information.
Just call me anytime to discuss!*
John Eynon
+44(0)1273 956 965

Open Water Consulting Ltd
Sussex House, 190 South Coast Road
Peacehaven, East Sussex