Jonathan designed and wrote the first Building Information Modelling systems that are now regarded as the backbone of modern BIM. He was honoured with the 2016 Prince Phillip Gold Medal awarded by the Royal Academy of Engineers for his "exceptional contribution to engineering" for "pioneering BIM". He has the first courses in BIM at Harvard and was the winner of the 1990 British Computer Society medal for Outstanding Innovation.
He continues to innovate across a wide range of fields with patents in pharma, sensors, electronics, tyre pressure and wave energy. More recently he has been changing the retail world with the introduction of Retail Information Modelling with 345 Holdings limited.