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At Okana, we strive to help our clients build better, shaping the built environment across borders on projects of significant scale and impact. We are recognised for our leadership, innovation and collaboration around the world.  Our work addresses the needs of a rapidly changing world, setting new benchmarks in global consultancy.

Our approach

We integrate expertise from diverse specialisms, sectors and locations, providing unparalleled support and international opportunities to our clients.

We are at the forefront of tackling current global challenges, providing leading insights and solutions to stay ahead of market trends in the built environment. Our commitment to excellence and innovation allows us to set new standards, offering a suite of services that empower our clients to navigate complexities with confidence and foresight.

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Our history

Okana was created in 2024 to build on the success of BIM Academy and Ryder Alliance.

Ryder Alliance formed in 2010 as a visionary collaboration between Ryder, based in the UK, and i2C in Australia. This partnership was grounded in a shared entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to fostering exchange of best practices and market intelligence across borders. BIM Academy, a joint venture between Northumbria University and Ryder, was conceived out of a critical need for monumental change within the construction industry. Quickly distinguishing itself as a global leader in digital consultancy for the built environment and spanning projects in over 20 countries.

Our vision

Okana symbolises a continued spirit of collaboration and ambition, ushering in a new era focused on innovative and solution driven approaches to address the current and future challenges of the built environment. Our evolution is a testament to our unwavering commitment to enhancing performance, delivering cutting edge solutions, and seizing new opportunities on a global scale, ensuring that Okana remains at the forefront of industry innovation and leadership.

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Our people

The heart of Okana lies in our diverse team of strategists, designers, researchers, and technologists, as well as our expansive network of global partners.

Meet our people