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Computers and Structures, Inc.Ashraf Habibullah is a Structural Engineer and is President of the software company Company and Structure, Inc. For the past 40 years he has lead the development of technology and software that is used by engineers to design buildings and bridges that are earthquake resistant. The software is used by thousands of engineering firms in over 160 countries. Ashraf also has a keen passsion for the arts. He is a co-founder of the Diablo Ballet and the founder of the Engineering Alliance for the Arts, an organization that involves school children with technnology, focusing on the artistic aspects of bridge engineering
AECOMMr. Anderle is the BIM Director for the Buildings+Places business line of AECOM with focus on the Americas. He is a BIM and technology evangelist with over 15 years of experience establishing global BIM workflows and standards around content, training, interoperability, and BIM consultation as a service. His experience spans over multiple market sectors with emphasis on large Healthcare facilities, Datacenters, Aviation, Government projects, and Residential. Mr. Anderle serves AECOM as a leader in the innovative and efficient implementation of BIM processes for a variety of project types. He manages and directs large project teams on inter-office BIM collaboration workflows, enabling continental offices to work as one entity.
Paul F. Aubin Consulting ServicesAuthor of many Revit book titles including the widely acclaimed: The Aubin Academy Series, Renaissance Revit and Revit video training at www.lynda.com/paulaubin. Paul is an independent architectural consultant providing Revit® Architecture implementation, training, and support services. Paul’s involvement in the architectural profession spans over 25 years, with experience in design, production, CAD management, mentoring, coaching and training. He is an active member of the Autodesk user community, an Expert Elite and is a top-rated repeat speaker at Autodesk University, Revit Technology Conference and a national speaker at the BIM Workshops. His diverse experience in architectural firms, as a CAD manager, and as an educator gives his writing and his classroom instruction a fresh and credible focus. Paul is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects and lives in Chicago with his wife and three children.
Mitchell BrandtmanScott Beazley is Mitchell Brandtman’s dedicated 5D Digital Technologies Manager. A trained Architect with over 30 years of experience, Scott’s key responsibilities include the export, checking and validation of digital building models for 5D quantification. Scott applies his in-depth knowledge to develop new digital workflows of building data to streamline communication between architectural and engineering models to estimating software. With his broad and in depth knowledge of BIM and 5D, Scott is regularly invited to present and share his knowledge and expertise at various tertiary education and industry bodies. He has delivered presentations at Revit Technology Conferences throughout Australasia and has been a visiting senior lecturer for QUT over the last 4 years, teaching BIM collaboration photogrammetry. Scott has also lectured at UNSW & UOW and was Head Teacher at TAFENSW Illawarra Institute where he assisted in development of curriculum development for CAD Integration and BIM technologies. Scott is currently working at Mitchell Brandtman, and the University of Wollongong Sustainable Building Research Centre.
DialogWith a background as an Architectural Technologist, Melonie has switched her focus to a support role in Design Technology, where she has helped manage projects in retail, institutional, commercial, and health care. Her passion for collaboration and education has enabled her to successfully transition many, including an entire discipline team, from 2D documentation to 3D.
BISH EnterprisesJim has worked for more than twenty five years as an implementer of Autodesk technologies with extensive experience in support, training, programming, consulting, and implementing a vast array of Autodesk offerings. He also has experience in Microsoft and Apple technologies to include network infrastructure, network administration, and desktop support. He has been performing and delivering workflow automation programming for Revit, AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD Map, AutoCAD, and Inventor for numerous high level clients in the Autodesk User Community for many years.
4D Technologies, LLC/CADLearningJason Boehning is the Building Content Manager at 4D Technologies and authors Revit and Dynamo courses for AEC design professionals. Jason has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and helped a design firm in Houston, TX implement Revit to increase productivity for sustainable design and energy modeling. In 2012, Jason decided to make a career of teaching building professionals how to use building design tools. He joined 4D Technologies in development of their CADLearning® products, helping create affordable training for Autodesk software. Jason is also a contributing author to several CADLearning eBooks. He also serves as an Autodesk Revit Mentor All-Star to help people get started using Revit, and he is a repeat speaker at RTC North America and Autodesk University. Jason is a Certified Professional for Revit Architecture, Revit Structure, Revit MEP Mechanical, and Revit MEP Electrical.
CADLearningHeidi Boutwell graduated from Mt. Hood CC in 1998 with an AAS in Civil Engineering Technology. Over the last 15+ years, she has worked as a Civil and Structural Designer, Drafter and Technician in the Civil Engineering world. In 2006 she became the first president of the NWUG Civil 3D AUGI User Group located in Portland, Or and later that year found her first love, teaching. She began teaching Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 to her fellow industry people while employed with a reseller. Heidi has presented several times at AU in the past. Currently she is the Infrastructure Content Manager of 4D Technologies and CADLearning. She trains individuals and companies on how to use many Infrastructure related programs from Autodesk such as Civil 3D, Vehicle Tracking, InfraWorks 360, Map 3D, Navisworks Simulate, Navisworks Manage, Navisworks Freedom, Configurator 360, BIM Field 360 and BIM 360 Glue.
Sasaki AssociatesCarolyn Brown is a Junior Architect at Sasaki Associates. She joined Sasaki shortly after receiving her B.S/M.Arch from Roger WIlliams University in 2010. Over the past 5 years at Sasaki Carolyn has worked across disciplines, including Sasaki’s Campus, Urban, Interiors, and Landscape studios. At Sasaki, Carolyn has worked on projects at all scales, projects ranging from pavilions and interior fitouts to sports facilities and learning environments, where she led project teams in Revit documentation and project delivery standards.
BECKScott Brown a Senior Project Manager(Architecture) in BECK's Tampa office, brings more than 19 years of Architecture experience and 13 years of Revit experience to RTC. Over the past 8 years, Scott's primary responsibilities have been leading and training teams that are producing integrated Architectural and Interior design documentation in Autodesk Revit. Scott is also a member of BECK's Virtual Building Group, working towards improving the use of technology within Design, Documentation and Construction on IPD projects. Scott is well-known in the Architecture and Interior Design community as a leader in Building Information Modeling. Scott has spoken at previous RTC NA events, Autodesk University, CSI Southeast Conference and the Colegio De Arquitectos Y Arquitectos Paisajistas de Puerto Rico.
Autodesk - Product Development GroupHarlan is a Revit Product Manager with Autodesk focused on Architecture and Construction. Based in Manchester, NH, he has spent 9 years helping customers realize the power BIM in a variety of roles. Before joining Autodesk, he worked for AEC firms in the Midwestern USA on a wide variety of project types. A geek, he loves learning about new technology and how it can help Architect’s design a better world. Find him on Twitter @HarlanBrumm
HKS architectsPhilip Chan currently is the Practice Technology Manager at HKS Architects in Dallas, Texas, USA. With an architectural background with over 14 years of experience, he is responsible for developing, maintaining and administering all Revit templates, contents, protocol and standards. He also conducted Revit Training for new hire and seasoned professionals alike. In his spare time, Philip writes on BIM, Revit and related technologies via a blog called Phil-osophy in BIM. He has spoken at numerous national technology conferences such as Autodesk University, Revit Technology Conference as well as Midwest University Conference. Philip holds a Bachelor of Architecture and Environmental Design from University of Houston, is a LEED AP BD+C and an Autodesk Revit Architecture Certified Professional since 2009.
CEI ArchitectureScott Chatterton is the International BIM Integration Lead for HDR|CEI, an internationally leading architectural firm specializing in projects from Healthcare to Workplace. Scott has over 25 years of industry experience and has a long history of using Autodesk products as an architectural technician, Autodesk-certified AEC instructor, CAD manager, and now as a BIM Integration Leader.
Scott’s extensive knowledge enables him to create and apply efficiency to the design and construction process using the latest BIM technology and techniques. As a result of his experience, Scott is a sought-after author and presenter at BIM-related conferences, addressing ideas on BIM workflow, processes and protocols.
Scott is also on the board of directors for the Canada BIM Council, a member of the advisory board for various education institutions such as Thompson Rivers University, and a BIM advisor for Okanagan College, Sothern Interior Construction Association, Athabasca University, and Vancouver College.
He is a prolific blogger who is dedicated to all things BIM. His blog “The BIM Jedi” offers a wide range of articles on Revit and BIM. Visit him online at BIMJedi, on Twitter @BIM4ScottC and look for his LinkedIn profile.
ReviztoMark Ciszewski has worked with Revizto customers across the globe to help them push the limits of projects and streamline their workflow.
Harley Ellis DevereauxI am a licensed Architect in the State of Illinois with 5 years experience in the commercial, corporate interiors, and higher education markets. Besides my duties as an architect, for the past two years I have helped train staff and implement standards practices. In my first year I transformed the corporate interiors studio in our Chicago office from zero projects in Revit to now being completely designed and documented on every project.
RPA DesignJacob D'Albora has over 8 years of experience within the Architectural industry. In addition, Jacob utilizes his strong professional skills to lead the implementation of technology at RPA Design, including BIM, collaborative systems and visualization techniques. He is certified with the latest Autodesk credentials and excels in a wide range of BIM software. Jacob touches all projects to make sure the design and teaming process run smoothly. His current adventure includes running a new division of RPA Design, known as RPA Pulse. Pulse focuses solely on the providing clients with the ability to manage their BIM deliverables with a long term goal of incorporating all projects into a BIM to FM strategy.
LPA, Inc.Bill Debevc is an expert in Autodesk software and Information Technology (I.T.) specializing in technologies for the AEC marketplace. He has over 29 years of experience using, supporting, and customizing Autodesk AutoCAD and Revit software. As a Microsoft Certified Systems Expert (MCSE) he uses his extensive I.T. experience to implement industry leading I.T. solutions. Bill is also the founder and host of BIMThoughts a podcast about BIM technology and Techniques. You can find Bill on Twitter as @BillDebevc or on BIMThoughts.com
Synchro LTDGreg is the Director of Product Development at Synchro Software, where he is focused on evolving the toolset for virtual design and construction. He works closely with end users to drive innovation within Synchro, including the development of Revit and Navisworks plugins, mobile apps, and collaborative work solutions. Greg was part of the original Revit development team, and was a senior product designer for Autodesk for over 10 years.
BIM365 Solutions LLCTom has been using Revit since version 4.5 implementing Revit in a small interiors focused firm. After successfully implementing and using Revit for a small firm, Tom became the nationwide Revit Manager for DLR Group. Tom left the direct A/E practice to become a Technical Consultant for Autodesk for four years. After Autodesk, Tom returned to the A/E world as a BIM Specialist for Cannon Design and then for two years with a small manufacturing firm using Revit to produce prefabricated exterior wall panels. Tom is currently an independent BIM Consultant based in Scottsdale Arizona. Tom founded the Minnesota Revit User Group in 2004, served as a moderator on Revit City and is currently active as a presenter for the Phoenix Revit User Group. In addition, Tom has also been a long time database user of over 20 years and has taken numerous college classes on Database Management which he leverages in the use of Revit.
SkanskaMatthew Emond is a BIM Manager at Consigli Construction based in Milford, Massachusetts. While working on a variety of unique projects, he constantly pushes the limits of Project Information Management & Model integration. Matthew is currently building the new Autodesk Headquarters in Boston, Ma, utilizing the Project’s Model to drive critical design & construction decisions. Before joining Consigli, he was a project manager at a residential architecture firm, where he introduced many contractors to the power of the BIM database. Emond holds an M.Arch from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and an Architectural Studies degree from Brown University.
ESG ArchitectsMike Engel, Associate AIA, is a Designer with ESG Architects in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with a particular focus on formulating and developing integration between the design and production teams. His previous work at Johnson Braund Design Group (JBDG) in Seattle, Washington, leading the firm wide adoption of a Revit workflow. Prior to JBDG, he studied and worked at Place Architecture in Bozeman, Montana, where he received his Masters of Architecture from Montana State University. He has a passion for integrating designers’ conceptual hand sketches and artwork into the modern technological tools of. In his down time he enjoys taking his children for bike rides, walks to the park and “sketchouts” where he (and his children) continue to sketch ideas within the world around.
Affiliated Engineers, IncScott Fanello is an electrical designer with Affiliated Engineers, Inc. (AEI). Since joining AEI in 1996, he has been instrumental in the company’s implementation of CAD and BIM. Some of his responsibilities include: training, initial project setup, creating customized BIM project execution plans, developing company CAD/BIM standards, and CAD/BIM coordination. Scott has played the role of CAD/BIM lead for many of the AEI large-scale, complex projects involving coordination of extended multi-firm project delivery teams. AEI is a multi-disciplinary consulting engineering firm specializing in technically complex projects worldwide in the research, healthcare, energy and utilities, industrial, and sustainability markets.
Revolution Design, Inc.Steven Faust brings a unique blend of experience in architecture, coding, and the Revit API. As a licensed architect and former BIM manager/trainer for several firms he understands the needs and processes of the building industry. With 8 years' experience working in the Revit API (6 commercially) he understands the power of the Revit API and how to create solutions that work for the building industry.
GrundfosBased in Aarhus, Denmark, Marcus Fich, is the Global Business Development Manager for pump manufacturer Grundfos’ strategic projects within Building Services. As a serial intrapreneur his mission is to make Grundfos the easiest pump company to work with through digital tools. At RTC 2016, he will share his perspective on the perceived challenges of providing a global BIM offering and how to overcome them. He is member of the BCS committee and is involved in organizations like ASHRAE and Europump. Being exceptionally passionate about all things digital, he has worked with innovation and incubation of new products and business models. He holds a Master of Science in Economics and International Business from Aarhus University’s School of Business and Social Sciences.
IMAGINiT TechnologiesTim Grimm is an experienced Design Technologist who enjoys creatively leveraging innovative technologies and approaches in practical ways to ensure client successes. Tim’s experience with BIM began in 2005 with NBBJ and continued with employment at LMN Architects and the US Army Corps of Engineers. He enjoys presenting industry-related technical sessions at user group meetings and conferences. Tim resides in the beautiful greater Seattle area. A father of twin boys, he enjoys frequent business travel. Tim’s the author of the popular Revit Add-ons blog, the one-stop resource for Revit add-in applications, which boasts over 1,000 Revit add-in related posts. He thinks generative BIM with applications like Dynamo is the future of design technology.
SilmanTimon Hazell graduated from Missouri S&T as the 2010 outstanding senior with his B.S. in Architectural Engineering. He has been a Revit addict since 2007. Working at architecture, engineering, and construction firms gives him a broad foundation that he now puts to use at Silman, a structural engineering firm in Washington, DC. Projects on his desk vary from single-family homes to the renovation of a 160,000 sq.ft. Faced with critical deadlines and the need for efficiency, but lacking programming experience to write traditional add-ins, Timon searched for ways to optimize workflows. Armed with a curious mind and a few Dynamo intro classes, he delved into creating his first procedures. When he reduced a two-day task to an hour, he was hooked! He has now used Dynamo on nearly every project and been instructing dynamo classes by invitation in the DC metro area.
Mitchell Brandtman 5D Quantity SurveyorsMatt Hemming is an Associate & 5D Quantity Surveyor of Mitchell Brandtman, an Australian based 5D Quantity Surveying & Construction Expert Opinion company that has been established for over 40 years. With over 15 years of experience as a Quantity Surveyor with the firm, Matt has been one of the principal drivers of the organisation’s 5D; 4D & BIM teams and manages the national 5D Cost Planning team. Matt has extensive experience in CostX and Revit/CAD applications among many others platforms. Matt recently presented at the RTC Asia in 2015 and previously in 2011 and frequently delivers technology based presentations to a range of industry bodies and institutions including the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Bond University, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), the University of Melbourne, UDIA, MelBIM, BuildSA and various other industry bodies in leveraging technology to create better outcomes for all. Matt's passion in driving technology for positive industry change continues to inspire the people he works with, mentors and presents to.
Gannett Fleming, Inc.Mr. Howell is responsible for the company wide implementation, training, and support of 3D Information Modeling for a variety of projects. His duties also include the creation and review of corporate BIM standards and content; project setup, and project review for quality assurance and compliance with corporate and client standards.
DIALOGEsmail brings eight years of experience as an Architectural Technologist. His focus has become BIM Management where he has successfully managed projects in health care, industrial, retail, hospitality, commercial and modular sectors. Esmail has been teaching BIM Management at SAIT since 2010 and successfully implemented BIM in a number of offices
HH ArchitectureLaura Keyser is an architect with HH Architecture in Raleigh, NC. Having recently joined the practice, she has worked to develop Revit standards and training materials in the office based on her past experience as a Revit Coordinator in a large architectural office. Laura holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Ball State University.
Space CommandMichael Kilkelly is a principal at Space Command in Middletown, CT. Prior to founding Space Command in 2012, Michael was an Associate at Gehry Partners in Los Angeles, CA. He received his B.Arch from Norwich University and MS in Design and Computation from MIT. Michael writes about design and technology at ArchSmarter.com.
CADD MicrosystemsJason Kunkel is a Senior Applications Specialist for CADD Microsystems. He has worked across the design and technology spectrum of the AEC industry for 20 years. He began his career as an architectural designer, but quickly discovered a passion and knack for technology. He migrated to the IT support world, applying that passion to help architects and engineers leverage technology in new and exciting ways, and save time in the process. He is one of the founders of RevitRVA, a Revit user group in the central Virginia area, and has a wide array of knowledge and experience with both software and hardware to help companies improve their processes and work more effectively.
AxoscapeAfter traveling all over the globe for renowned architectural firms such as Gensler, PGAL, and Morris Architects; and after managing a team of experts at Total CAD Systems, an Autodesk reseller, helping thousands realize the potential of technology as it applies to building design & construction, Dat Lien now adds entrepreneurship to his repertoire with the formation of Axoscape, a BIM consulting and Building Information Modeling company dedicated to hiring and training local grads. With over a decade of architectural experience, Dat combines leveraged technology with the AEC business so clients can stay competitive while maintaining flexibility. When he's not helping AEC firms with BIM services, he's busy with organizations such as the Houston Area Revit Users Group / BIM Peer Group, AGC, ABC, the AIA, A Child's Hope and his alma matter, Texas A&M University. Utilizing his education, experience, and eagerness to help, Dat enjoys sharing ideas with others everywhere he goes.
AxoscapeXavier's interest in UAVs started in 2013 after discovering the potential uses in construction, cadaster, and mapping projects. His passion began from shaping wings on foam and eventually led up to establishing a company in Ecuador. This entrepreneurial project could not been realized without his previous experiences from civil engineering and transportation. UAVs offer a solution to data capturing by being an affordable way to capture reality efficiently. In 2015, Xavier joined a Construction Management graduate program at University of Houston. Currently, he is collaborating with Axoscape, a BIM consulting company. Xavier is always eager to learn and share. Say hi if you see him around.
KlingStubbins / JacobsNatasha Luthra is a Principal in Jacobs Practice Technology team and has over 12 years’ experience in development, implementation, and management of technology environments for the design, construction, and operation of large federal and private sector facility programs. She routinely engages with clients and A/E’s on all things BIM from formulating execution plans and setting up templates to managing the flow of data from conceptual programming to facilities management. She leads a group of talented designers that look to solving complex problems, develop "new" standard ways of working and act as the tip of the spear as it relates to technology in design.She has been on the board of the Revit DC User group and has presented on BIM at Autodesk University, BIMForum as well as at the inaugural RTC Asia. She has a Bachelors as well as a Master degree in Architecture but defines herself as the ultimate problem-solver.
BD Mackey ConsultingBrian began using Autodesk products with AutoCAD Release 12. He has worked in many areas of the industry as a wood-worker, a CAD Manager and a Technical Specialist for an Autodesk reseller. In 2011 Brian started a BIM consulting firm, BD Mackey Consulting. Brian's past roles in industry have aided his ability to help his clients effectively use Autodesk software and now working with his clients keeps Brian immersed in every aspect of the industry. Through working with companies from all over the country, from different disciplines, Brian has gained valuable experience and knowledge about industry best practices in implementing Revit. Working closely with many diverse companies enables Brian to stay close to the industry, which helps him provide his clients with the specific services they require. Brian is a well-known and popular instructor; he also co-hosts a light-hearted monthly Revit internet Q&A webcast that has a growing fan base.
Parallax TeamAaron Maller (twiceroadsfool) has been implementing BIM and Practice Technology software for over a decade, at Architectural, Engineering, and General Contractor firms across the country. This includes all template and library creation and maintenance, addin deployments and customizations, Software User Experience customizations, all installations and updates, all user training and instructional handout and video creation, and on the fly support for Architectural, Preconstruction, and Construction Project Teams in all phases of AEC Projects. He is now providing Implementation Consultation and Support through his company, Parallax Team. Passionate about Technology and Architecture, he's an avid contributor on RevitForum.org and around the world in various technological Communities.
StantecJim has always been drawn to technology. He says it’s a way to help people be better at what they do. Jim leverages technology as a way to engage with others and help them find the best way to solve problems. BIM has fundamentally changed the way people work and communicate, pushing teams closer together and allowing them to collaborate earlier in the project life cycle. Being BIM focused, Jim is exposed to a variety of challenges across all design-related disciplines and sectors. Training and education - two cornerstones to Jim’s approach as he helps to lead the effort to implement BIM technology across the Stantec community. Jim provides mentorship and guidance to other Stantec offices with regard to BIM implementation, standards development, and best practices. He also uses design technology to enable efficient information flow between disciplines during the complete lifecycle of the building.
Shepley BulfinchKyle Martin works on residential development and student housing projects at Shepley Bulfinch where he specializes in design technology. He helped introduce Dynamo to the company and assists in the development and deployment of computational tools. He is also an adjunct instructor of advanced technology at the Boston Architectural College and co-founder of the Dynamo-litia Boston user group.
Applied SoftwareMike Massey graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Architecture. He has 15 plus years of experience working as an architect. He is currently Senior AEC Application Specialist for Applied Software. Since joining Applied Software, Mike specializes in BIM implementation for architects and MEP engineers. In addition, Mike has been responsible for providing customer demonstrations, implementation, training and support for the Autodesk AEC products for architects, engineers, and contractors. Mike has spoken at various AIA functions on the benefits of BIM (Building Information Modeling), conducted regional CAD Camp seminars, is a repeat speaker at Revit Technology Conference, and is a repeat speaker at Autodesk University. Mike is a contributing author for Autodesk Official Training Courseware and has also been published in a number of industry magazines and newsletters regarding BIM and other productivity topics related to the Autodesk Building Solutions.
DIALOGAs the National Design Technology Manager, Bruce provides direction for DIALOG as they continue on their path through the world of BIM and related technology. The evolution of process and workflow continues as new technologies and methods are introduced. Based in the Calgary studio, Bruce provides leadership and expertise to the BIM Managers and works directly with project teams as they continue to implement BIM on a variety of project types. Bruce is a member of the Board of Directors at Canada BIM Council and is the chair of the Designers Committee. In this capacity, Bruce is able to leverage his years of experience in the industry as CanBIM continues to support the Canadian AECO community with supporting documentation for the implementation of BIM at firms of all sizes. A frequent speaker at user groups and industry events, Bruce is passionate about facilitating the adoption of BIM at all projects stages through smarter integration of all disciplines.
HHMI Janelia Research CampusCurrently Facilities Engineering Manager for HHMI's Janelia Research Campus, responsible for asset life cycle management, building information modeling implementation, and engineering standards.
Prior positions include Mechanical Discipline Lead and High Performance Building Team Leader for AECOM; Commissioning Project Manager for Sebesta Blomberg, Project Manager for PBDewberry, and multiple technical and management positions in design, construction, and facilities.
Hold MBA from George Mason University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University
Shive-Hattery Architecture and EngineeringGarret Meierbachtol – MEP BIM Specialist with 15 years of experience in the A/E world on projects crossing from the Industrial, Healthcare, and Commercial sectors all the way to small schools and higher education. Garret is responsible for Revit MEP content creation and maintenance, implementation and creation of MEP workflows and standards, and education for the companies various users.
Halvorson and PartnersThomas works primarily as a structural engineer at Halvorson and Partners, a structural engineering firm in Chicago. To compliment his work in engineering, he also spends a considerable amount of time developing in-house BIM software integration tools. Thomas strives to find innovative ways to increase office efficiency and bridge the gap between engineer and draftsman.
Shive-HatteryJames E. Moore, AIA, LEED AP – As the Virtual Design Manager for Shive-Hattery, Inc. his responsibilities include developing and documenting standards to make the +/-200 design and production engineers, architects, and technicians as productive as they can be. As a licensed Architect, he brings 18 years experience in the A/E industry on various project types (themed entertainment venues to grocery stores to hospitals) to bear on the issues associated with getting eight offices and a full range of A/E services working together so they can gain the efficiencies of shared expectations, content, and delivery process. ([email protected])
Robert Silman AssociatesSilman is a structural engineering firm with offices in New York, Boston, and DC. As the Digital Design Manager, Kate is responsible for coordinating procedures and standards for software used in the design process, whether CAD, BIM, or design/analysis programs. Before rejoining Silman in 2012 (where she also worked from 2003 to 2008), Kate was a Technical Marketing Manager for Autodesk, working on the AutoCAD family of products, specifically AutoCAD LT. She has over 15 years' experience with Autodesk products, is a member of the AUGI Board of Directors, and has presented at numerous technical events including RTCNA 2015 and several Autodesk University conferences.
ArupErin is passionate about elevating design through the use of computation. The application of custom programming and data analysis techniques is what motivates him. For more than 15 years Erin has demonstrated the highest commitment to excellence in performance based design through peer reviewed publications on pedestrian simulation and analysis, and a track record of successfully managed projects for some of the North Americas highest profile infrastructure projects.
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Halvorson + Partners SERaul is currently the Building Information Modeling (BIM) manager at Halvorson and Partners SE, a structural engineering firm in Chicago. Raul provides training and support, and is involved on projects using Revit Structure. Raul’s experience expands over 25 years in the use of CAD and BIM applications. In his previous role as the digital design manager in the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill LLP (SOM), he was responsible for BIM implementation, and oversaw the implementation of digital design technology, visualization, and sustainable and building performance analysis applications. Raul has worked on various super tall high-rise and high-profile projects around the world.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia Research CampusCurrently Director of Facilities for HHMI's Janelia Research Campus, responsible for capital planning, engineering, operations and maintenance,and local government liaison.
Prior positions include Director of Facilities for Elan Drug Technologies, Project Manager with Jacobs Engineering International, and multiple technical and management positions within the food and heavy chemicals industries.
HGABen Pielhop is currently a licensed PE (Professional Engineer) with Hammel, Green and Abrahamson, Inc. (HGA), a national eight-office integrated architecture, engineering and planning firm.. He started using Revit early at Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) with the Revit 2008 version. Following graduation in 2010, he worked with Dewberry, another integrated A-E firm where he was soon recognized as the mechanical and plumbing subject matter expert and eventually became a project BIM coordinator. Ben has authored an article in AUGIWorld magazine in 2013 relating to MEP user efficiency and at RTC NA 2014 he took first prize for the Integration competition. This will be Ben’s 4th RTC appearance.
Turner Construction / TheRevitKid.com!I am a registered architect who has worked professionally in the field for ten years taking on numerous roles. Additionally, I created TheRevitKid.com over four years ago and continue to publish videos, tips, tutorials, and info on all things Revit and/or BIM related. Although my roles have varied I have always had a particular passion for design. My attraction to Autodesk® Revit® grew strongest when I discovered its ability to present architectural ideas and concepts without too much extra work (or extra software). My latest project, BIM After Dark, represents a culmination of the many techniques I have developed over the years while incorporating building information modeling into every aspect of my workflow. Additionally, I hold the position of BIM Manager for Turner Construction in Connecticut and run studio.bad architects.
Skidmore, Owings & MerrillVeronica is a Digital Design Specialist at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in New York. She received her B.Arch from NJIT and Masters of Engineering in Product Architecture and Engineering from Stevens Tech. Veronica has been using Revit for over 10 years and introduced Revit in a previous firm. At SOM she has been involved with transportation and super tall tower projects, closely aiding teams with complex geometry modeling and interoperability within Revit and other tools. Additionally, Veronica researches advanced techniques and best practices for BIM and serves as a mentor for other team members.
DCV ConsultoresJorge worked for almost 15 years in the United States implementing BIM Technology in the private and public sector where he helped Architects, Engineers, Construction Companies and Government Agencies develop infrastructure projects such as bridges, highways and tunnels along with ports, train terminals and airports. The complexity of his job make him specialized in the documentation and standardization of work flows, process and procedures as well as best practices while working in multi-disciplinary projects which included, in most of the cases, more than 15 trades. In 2012, Jorge moved to South America and opened DCV Consultores, a consulting company who offers solutions for Architects, Engineers and Contractors along with Developers and Owners in the areas of Virtual Design and Construction. Over the last 3 years we have been working directly with the Autodesk LATAM Team helping the biggest Construction and Real Estate companies in the region adopt BIM Technology.
CAD Technology CenterDon Rasmusson is an MEP Application Engineer with Cad Technology Center who specializes in Revit MEP, as well as AutoCAD MEP, Autodesk Fabrication, & Navisworks . He has over 10 years experience in the MEP construction & engineering fields using BIM and has utilized the workflow to construct several large projects throughout the Midwest, clean room facilities, health care facilities, office buildings, hotels, casinos and more. As an adolescent, he spent every summer and school break (sometimes unofficial) working in his father's HVAC company, fabricating duct as well as installing and servicing HVAC systems. His experience puts him in a unique position as an Application Engineer to not only understand the nuances of the mechanical industry, but to understand where Autodesk software best fits throughout the lifecycle of any MEP project.
Woods BagotBrian Ringley is a platform specialist on the Global Design Technology Team at Woods Bagot, where he leads efforts on computational workflows for model interoperability, environmental analysis, geometric rationalization, and architectural fabrication. Brian provides platform training, bespoke toolsets, and intensive support for Woods Bagot's globally significant projects. He has taught at the University of Cincinnati and the City University of New York, and currently teaches courses on data-driven design, workflow convergence, and robotic automation at Pratt Institute’s Graduate Architecture and Urban Design (GAUD) program. Prior to Woods Bagot, he worked for R&Sie(n), Dellekamp Arquitectos, and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. Brian is an Authorized Rhino Trainer and, together with Zach Downey of FC Modular, runs the design technology education website and podcast Designalyze.
NVIDIAAt NVIDIA, the world leader in visual computing, Andrew Rink is responsible for global marketing strategy for Manufacturing and AEC Industries. With 25 years’ international experience in various industries including CAD and animation software, lasers and photonic power, Andrew has extensive understanding of challenges faced by companies around the world and expertise in bringing innovative technology to market. Based at NVIDIA’s Silicon Valley headquarters, he has travelled to over 80 countries and is fluent in three languages.
CannonDesignJimmy received his bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and is now a design application specialist at CannonDesign in Chicago. In his 10 years of experience, he has worked for multiple large design firms implementing Revit, developing project standards, managing software and infrastructure, providing technical support for design applications and computers, and also teaching in both corporate and educational environments. His backgrounds in both IT and architecture put him at the forefront of design technology and position him to share his knowledge of new tools with others to help them build and realize their digital designs.
GlumacDavid Rushforth is an electrical engineer and associate principal for Glumac and oversees the integration of BIM technologies into the firm’s design practices. He has been invited to speak to groups around the country on BIM implementation and has been a speaker multiple times at the Autodesk University international conference. His experience includes writing custom applications to automate the workflows of AEC project teams using Revit. David is a registered professional engineer and LEED accredited professional. He holds a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from UNLV and a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from BYU.
Chaos GroupBrian Russell is the Business Line Manager for V-Ray for Revit out of Chaos Group`s Baltimore office. He has over 17 years experience in Architectural Visualization and Building Information Modeling in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industry. His extensive experience in creating and implementing BIM workflows is an instrumental part of the products development. Brian has served on the National BIM Standards committee, aided in the development of the BIM Institute at Towson University and regularly teaches a BIM theory and practice course at the Community College of Baltimore County. Brian has spoken at numerous events all over the US and consults regularly on BIM projects and standards.
Goettsch PartnersMark works in Chicago as a licensed architect/designer and consultant in digital design. He received his B. Arch degree from the University of Kansas, along with years studying and working in Germany, Switzerland and Spain. Over the last several years, Mark’s design work has ranged from high-end residential and retail interiors to large-scale commercial towers. In addition to leading interior, architecture and planning design teams with an emphasis on an integrated BIM process, he has provided training, implementation, and hands-on project assistance for many small, medium and large-sized firms. Mark’s diverse experience within architectural firms, as well as his longtime history with BIM from the original Revit Technology Corporation, is a true testament to his mastery of digital design. Mark is currently Director of BIM Applications at Goettsch Partners, an innovative architecture firm with a global perspective, emphasizing a singular design approach across offices in Chicago, Shanghai and Abu Dhabi.
VictaulicRalph Schoch is Revit, Technology, and Internal Support Manager in the Construction Piping Services Division (CPS) at Victaulic, a leading manufacturer of mechanical pipe-joining and fire protection systems. For 20 years he has been designing 3D piping system layouts for projects large and small. His interest in 3D system modeling led him to begin developing content for Revit in 2009. Ralph develops families that allow engineers and contractors to design piping systems within Revit using Victaulic products. These families have been used around the world from engineering to construction with full fabrication from the Revit model. In addition to Revit, Ralph has experience in Navisworks, Fabrication CADmep, Inventor, Solidworks, and Bentley Autoplant. He is a board member for the Lehigh Valley BIM Professionals Group and is a member of Autodesk Developers Network and Professional Member of AUGI. Autodesk Revit MEP 2015 Certified Professional
WSP|PBMr. Schrader has 12 years of experience as a BIM/REVIT manager. As technology evolves, projects are requiring a high level of building information modeling (BIM) to assure their successful completion. Andy is extremely qualified in creating and delivering mechanical, electrical, and plumbing building models by providing the latest technology in BIM management services and collaborating using Autodesk products. Andy utilizes BIM products, such as Navisworks, AutoCAD, Revit, and Dynamo for the creation of tightly integrated and coordinated complex building systems. He has distinctive MEP knowledge coupled with software development skills to create tools for WSP engineers to provide complex building models and documentation. Andy provides the vital link that brings the entire project team together in a single comprehensive, coordinated, BIM model.
John Martin Structural EngineersMarcello is the BIM Director at John A. Martin & Associates Structural Engineers in Los Angeles, CA. He has been using Autodesk products for over 15 years including AutoCAD, 3ds Max, and Revit Structure. Marcello teaches classes regularly at Autodesk University and the Revit Technology Conference where he has received top speaker at both events. He also alpha/beta tests the yearly releases of Revit. He has worked on many interesting projects including the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, CA, the Stata Center at MIT, and the Tom Bradley International Terminal Expansion at LAX. Marcello received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering. He is also a licensed Civil and Structural Engineer.
Steven C. Shell, ArchitectMr. Shell graduated from the University of Arizona in 1982 and has had his own Architectural Firm in Tucson, Arizona for over 29 years. He has been using Revit Architecture® exclusively for over 14 years and is the co-founder and co-chair of the Southern Arizona Revit Users Group and is professionally certified in Revit Architecture. He has lectured at the University of Arizona and Pima Community College as well as being an ongoing presenter at Autodesk University. He presented at the “Revit: Best of the West” conference, all 4 Revit & BIM Workshops last year and Minnesota (MU) University. He has presented at 6 RTC events (North America, Canada, Australia and Europe)and has been rated in the top 5 each time. He received the "Top Rated Speaker Award" at Autodesk University 2015, RTC-Europe event in Dublin, Ireland as well as the past three BIM Workshops.
StantecDavid has over 24 years of industry experience and is a registered architect since 1994. He was an early adopter of Revit and has been a BIM advocate since 2003. David is currently Stantec’s Corporate BIM Leader overseeing the firm-wide practice integration of BIM through training and education, developing standards and best practices, providing project management support, developing multi-discipline BIM collaboration strategies, and implementing new workflows to leverage the intelligence of BIM. He is a leader in helping Stantec transition from a document based design process to an intelligent model based design process. In addition to his experience as a BIM implementer, David has a strong background in Project Management. He was a project manager for over 12 years before shifting his focus to implementing BIM.
LHBDaniel John Stine, CSI, CDT is an author, instructor, BIM manager, and architect with 24 years of experience. Working full-time at LHB, a 250-person multidiscipline firm in Minnesota, Daniel provides training and support for all disciplines of Autodesk® Revit® (Architecture, Structure and MEP), AutoCAD® Civil 3D®, and AutoCAD. He has taught AutoCAD and Revit classes for 12 years at Lake Superior College and currently teaches Revit to architecture and interior design students at North Dakota State University (NDSU). Leveraging his professional experience, Daniel has also written the following textbooks: Interior Design using Revit 2015, Design Integration using Revit 2016 (Architecture, Structure and MEP), Architectural Commercial Design using Revit 2016, Residential Design using Revit 2016, Residential Design using AutoCAD 2016, Commercial Design using AutoCAD 2013, Chapters in Architectural Drawing; Hand Sketching in a Digital World, Hand Sketching, Adobe Photoshop and Google SketchUp for Interior Designers and SketchUp 2013 for Interior Designers.
IMAGINiT TechnologiesDrawing on his nearly 20 years of experience in architecture, engineering and construction, Carl provides a practical and well-rounded understanding of building information modeling (BIM) to clients. He’s worked in residential and commercial architecture, as well as construction and has over five years of teaching experience at the collegiate and industry level. Beyond that, he’s also done a bit of sales and marketing which aid him in providing the business case for BIM to clients as well as helping them make the most of their collaboration, coordination and design tools and processes. Through implementations, instruction, mentoring, seminar presentations, whitepapers and more, Carl assists clients with the adoption of design technology and BIM processes. As someone who truly enjoys the process of building information modeling, Carl spreads his love of all things BIM via Twitter @theBIMsider, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/theBIMsider, or his Blog www.theBIMsider.com
DLR GroupPrem received his civil engineering degree from Bharathiar University, and moved from India to the United States to study architecture at Iowa State University. As an architect with an engineering background he is a passionate advocate for sustainable design and the aims of Architecture 2030. He is a Certified Energy Manager and a certified Building Energy Modeling Professional. Within DLR, Prem is an expert resource for energy modeling and sustainable design, and he plays a vital role on integrated project teams across the country. Prem also is a member of the DLR Group Practice Forum. In this role he champions the process of integrated design, energy modeling, and mastery of building information modeling (BIM) to design teams in Colorado Springs, Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Tucson to produce high performance design solutions for clients in every market sector.
Woods BagotStephen is currently employed by Woods Bagot as an Associate and has worked from the Sydney and Melbourne studios. He has over 25 years of international design experience having worked on projects in Australasia, Europe and the USA. He is considered an expert in Revit Architecture and is renowned for pushing the boundaries of the modelling capabilities of the platform. Recognised for his innovative design skills, Stephen’s experience spans over various sectors including education, industrial, specialised facilities, workplace and lifestyle. Stephen is widely published and has been a regular speaker at the Revit Technology Conference since its introduction in 2005.
Ideate, Inc.Richard Taylor has over 25 years of experience working for companies that develop architectural and engineering software solutions such as Intergraph, Bentley, and Autodesk. He has over 16 years of Revit experience, and was part of the original development of Revit while at Revit Technology Corporation. He worked 12 years at Autodesk where he presented, taught, and worked to improve features in Revit.
Richard holds both a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies and Masters of Architecture from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Richard is currently a Technical Evangelist for Ideate Software Solutions and continues to work with AEC clients worldwide, developing, and consulting on BIM solutions. In his spare time, he is active in his local community and is an elected member of the local Planning Board where he evaluates new developments, regional planning, and design criteria. @Rwtaylor_Revit
Anguleris TechnologiesTroy Thurlwell is the Director of BIM Strategy at Anguleris Technologies. Entering the industry as an Architect, and working in the industry for over a decade, Troy led multiple firms through their transition to BIM. Troy has overseen hundreds of projects for major international brands, helping to create Revit templates and strategies for multi-location rollouts. In his spare time, he teaches the Introduction to Revit course at College of Lake County in the Chicago Area. Troy now specializes in BIM Content Strategy and training at Anguleris Technologies. He lives in the Chicago area with his wife and two children.
StantecMy professional experience is within the Architecture Industry and specifically in document delivery with BIM tools. I have experience coordinating large BIM projects; some examples are higher education (1 Million+ sq. ft), science and technology (clean room and medical equipment heavy projects), skyscrapers (four, Edmonton (Alberta), two Houston (Texas) renovations and one 400M in Saudi Arabia) and Medical (1 Million+ sq. ft.). I have extensive experience in coordinating teams across multiple software platforms on a single project and doing my very best to keep work "smart" between offices/groups/teams. My interests are in great Design, Art, Parametric Modeling, Rapid Prototyping, Digital Fabrication, Virtual Reality/Full Immersion hardware & software, 4D - 5D construction modeling/accountability and all the technology required to process these concepts. Simply put, I like BIM.
AutodeskTom Vollaro is a designer, maker and Senior Product Manager for FormIt 360 at Autodesk. He has a mixed background in architecture, user experience design and human-computer interaction research. He has worked for the past 10 years at Autodesk making architectural design software easier to learn and use. A good day for Tom is any day spent with customers. He tweets both from @TomVollaro and @FormIt360 and co-hosts the monthly FormIt Friday webinar series.
AutodeskAaron is a Registered Architect, Civil/Structural Engineer-in-Training, LEED® AP BD+C, and AEC industry technology evangelist. Holding graduate degrees in architecture and engineering (M.Arch, MSCE, BSCE), Aaron has acquired widespread industry experience in architecture, engineering, and construction over the past 20 years. Aaron initiated Revit® transition efforts in two design firms prior to joining an Autodesk partner, where he spent five years offering consulting, training, and support to AEC customers. A senior technical specialist with Autodesk, Aaron supports customers across North America, informing and influencing BIM workflow adoption and strategy.
RevitCatTim Waldock has been using Revit since 2005, and is now a freelance Revit consultant after being Technology Integration Manager at PTW Architects from 2006-14.He has worked with numerous other BIM and 3D CAD programs over the past 30 years in the UK, Singapore and Australia, often working closely with the software developers.He has attended all but three international RTCs, and has presented at 15 RTCs in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, The Netherlands, Singapore and Hungary.He has attended two Revit Gunslinger events at the Revit headquarters in the USA. He has been on the committee of the Revit User Group Sydney (RUGS) for 7 years and was Chairman in 2014-15. He is a 'Green Star accredited professional' (2007-2015) architect (equivalent of LEED).He writes the technical Revit blog called “RevitCat”. Blog: http://revitcat.blogspot.com/2014/02/revit-stairs-railings-index-page.html
AutodeskWith over 10 years in the 3d graphics and visualization industries, Chip has done extensive work in the areas of civil engineering, industrial design, visual fx, and 3d animation. Some of the clients he’s worked with have included Kansas City Chiefs, KU Football (in-game jumbotron animations), Garmin and Hot Shot (commercials), Learjet and Rayovac (photo-real concept renders). He is Autodesk Certified in 3ds Max and Maya. He has been a 3-time Tech Editor of the Mastering Maya book (Sybex). He has also taught 3d modeling, texturing, render, etc. at Kansas City Art Institute (kcai.org). He was the previous President of the Kansas City chapter of AAUGA before moving to Montreal and has had held classes at AU. Currently as a transplant to Autodesk Canada, he is a Sr. Designer of Design Animation responsible for quite a few facets of 3ds Max.
AECOMMr. Williams is a mechanical designer with five years of experience ranging from Commercial, Utility Plants, Government facilities, Healthcare facilities, Airports, and Datacenters. Mr. Williams serves as the AECOM - Columbus Office BIM Manager and assists in a variety of office and regional needs as it pertains to BIM and the use of Revit. Mr. Williams has aided and developed the mechanical Revit template file, and the numerous content files used throughout the region. He assisted the Columbus office in the transition to BIM, as well as providing training and mentoring to the Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing departments within his office, and extending to the company as a whole.
Stantec ConsultingLandon is a structural technician with the commercial buildings group at Stantec‘s Vancouver office. Since joining Stantec Landon has primarily worked on healthcare and high end mixed use high rises. Working closely with the regional BIM team he continues to try to push the boundaries on finding new ways to leverage the 3D models outside of typical documentation.
Sasaki AssociatesChris Winkler is an architectural professional within the Campus Studio at Sasaki Associates. He received his B.S/M.Arch from Roger Williams University in 2014 where he was awarded the AIA Henry Adams Medal and Master of Architecture Thesis Award. He has over 5 years of experience utilizing Revit as a BIM platform for documentation, clash detection, and project delivery. He lives and works in Boston, MA.
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLPRobert Yori is the Senior Digital Design Manager in the New York office of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, exploring innovative uses of technology to better design, visualize, and deliver SOM's projects. He manages technology-related R&D efforts, provides strategic guidance to project teams, designs and maintains learning curricula and content, and trains team members. With his counterparts in the other SOM offices, he leads the Firmwide Digital Design initiatives, including knowledge sharing, big data analysis, and computational design literacy. Robert is the 2016 Chair of the AIA's Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP) Advisory Group, Advisory Board Member of the NYC College of Technology's Department of Architectural Technology, and a co-leader of the RTC Design Technology Summit. He has presented at ACADIA, Autodesk University, BIMForum, and RTC, and has been published in DesignIntelligence, the Journal of Building Information Modeling, and is featured in the recently published book "Data Driven Design and Construction".
HPAt HP, Sean is responsible for global AEC segment marketing. He also manages strategic alliances with Autodesk and other CAD software vendors. Previously Sean was at Autodesk, where he led product management for Showcase and 3ds Max, and managed marketing for the AutoCAD Design Suite. Sean holds an MBA from Queen's University in Ontario, Canada.
Sasaki AssociatesPhyllis Zhou is a licensed landscape architect and Revit advocate at Sasaki Associates with extensive urban landscape design and construction experience. She also serves as a member in Sasaki’s Technical Resource Group which sets up a best practice manual and answers technical questions inside the firm. Prior to joining Sasaki, Phyllis worked at Perkins+Will for a few years where Revit was widely used in all disciplines. Over the years, her work spans a broad range of projects from regional planning to public, and campus space development to private residences, both in US and in China. Her featured urban projects include Atlanta Beltline, Cincinnati Riverfront Park, and Shanghai Qiantan Crystal Plaza Mixed-use Development. She received her Master of Landscape Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design.
CAD Technology CenterShawn Zirbes is the Technical Evangelist for CAD Technology Center, Inc. and Revit Express Tools, in Minnesota. Since 2000 Shawn has been using all Autodesk® AEC software. He is an expert in planning and executing software implementations for the AEC industry, and defining workflows to afford an efficient design process. He has worked with a wide variety of clients ranging from commercial, residential, health care, and industrial design firms, their consultants, and the building product manufacturers supplying the building materials for these projects. Shawn's wide range of Building Information Modeling experience has been leveraged by Autodesk as a special Revit® consultant for Autodesk Seek.