Augmentum is truly multidisciplinary. Founded & jointly owned by a Design Consultant & Construction Manager with extensive industry experience in Digital Design and Construction.

Augmentum and its Partners have the technical competency to deliver cutting edge technologies & processes.

Our values

In today's world there are so many digital options. It can be hard trying to piece them together to get an effective solution that your people can easily work with. We believe a good solution should always be a simple one. We keep it simple by building industry-leading quality into your projects from the outset


We are focused on the quality of any digital product, and the quality of executing the tasks and processes required to deliver it. Without remaining focused on both, you cannot create improvements or achieve excellence.


We work with your business, your people, and your project to create and deliver solutions. We strive to integrate new methods that augment your business, add value, and avoid disrupting what you are already doing. Our bespoke service is tailored to you.

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Our story

Augmentum’s founders Chris Barker and Dean Hunt met while working with a special interest group formed for the Ministry of Justice.

Chris said

“We soon realised we had similar approaches and goals.

“We also realised large corporate structures can frustrate innovation and inhibit moving quickly towards solutions for projects.”

They decided to leave their corporate careers and establish their own consultancy – and Augmentum was born.

Dean said:

“Having our own business allows us to be more agile when we’re looking at solutions for our clients. It allows us to move more quickly.”

South Wales-based Augmentum now collaborates with architects, engineers, designers, surveyors, asset operators, and construction businesses.

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Our mission

We’re passionate problem-solvers.

Every project will have its challenges. Augmentum’s mission is to help you deal with them in the best way.

Our digital tools, solutions, and expertise give you valuable real-world benefits. They can save you time and money and take away the hassle from your projects.

We make your projects work more efficiently.

We make it work for you.

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I have had the pleasure of working with Chris over the last three years. He is a naturally innovative individual, who has extensive knowledge and understanding of integrating digital processes with construction management and delivery. His industry based expertise twinned with his technical ability makes him an asset to any team.

Lucy Abbott, BIM Director, Wates Construction

Having worked with Chris on various industry initiatives over the years, I can say with confidence that he is an experienced thought leader with a practical context and the capability to integrate digital into grass roots projects and get results. A rare breed.

Stefan Mordue, Architect & Award Winning Technical Author, NBS

Chris has a unique ability to cut through complexity and provide pragmatic solutions to challenges. I've worked with Chris for many years and he is a trusted advisor on technical solutions who enables effective change.

Neil Thompson, Principal BIM Integrator, Balfour Beatty UK

Working with Chris Barker & Dean Hunt on setting our asset data requirements as part of the BIM2AIM special interest group was a genuine client-industry endeavour developing new policy, technical specification & digital construction know-how.

Matthew Watchorn, Head of BIM Ministry of Justice
Chris brings a wealth of expertise and experience to your project. He’s committed to supporting your values and goals.

A chartered construction manager, Chris is experienced in delivering design and construction projects in aviation, defence, energy, education, law enforcement and the custodial sector, housing, art and culture, and the private commercial sector.

Chris has worked as a manager for sub-contractors and for principal contractors including Balfour Beatty and Wates Group.

Chris has a first-class honours degree in construction management, an MSc in building information modelling (BIM) and integrated design, and he is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB).

He moved into BIM management in 2011 , during which time he has been industry chairman for the Ministry of Justice BIM2AIM special interest group, a steering group member of the BIM4Housing Group, and Process & Technology Lead for the BIM2050 Group. He continues to work closely with the Ministry of Justice and the Metropolitan Police Service to help deliver their projects and develop their BIM requirements and digital strategies.

  • Process and technology lead for the CIC BIM2050 group

  • Steering group member of the BIM4Housing forum

  • Member of the defence infrastructure organisation (DIO) BIM SIG involved with developing their information and data requirements

Dean brings extensive experience and construction industry knowledge to your projects.

He’s passionate about giving you the benefits of collaboration and digital delivery.

A qualified architectural technologist, Dean has worked in architecture for 18 years.

In the past five years, he’s acquired valuable knowledge as a BIM manager, often collaborating with large teams.

He became the head BIM manager for a top 10 UK architects’ practice three years ago, overseeing all their major projects involving BIM.

Dean is chair of the South West BIM Region and an active member of the Welsh BIM Region.

He is also BIM2AIM special interest group leader for the Ministry of Justice, a group which has been instrumental in the production of the ministry’s asset information requirements, and a member of the CIC BIM group.

  • BIM manager on the prestigious New Royal Adelaide Hospital in South Australia. This project has a value of 2.2 billion AUD and it is set to become one of the world’s largest and most futuristic hospitals.

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