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Keynote

Stefan Larsson

BIMobject
Stefan Larsson is a business leader and a digital content evangelist. He is also the founder and CEO of BIMobject® Corporation, acknowledged by investors with a Global Red Herring 100 award, and a public company on Nasdaq Stockholm First North: ticker BIM.

During his 30 years in international IT business, Stefan Larsson has built up and managed software distribution companies, event businesses and game development companies. He has been working as a leader in international medium sized firms with large account sales, business development and marketing strategies, always in leading (CEO or Director) or senior management positions. Stefan started working with BIM back in 1987 and is therefore a true pioneer within the BIM technology field.

Stefan has deep knowledge of the marketing and sales process and has developed many sales tools and sales education programs internally in different companies. In the technical field, he has experience in both technical areas like programming, database development, CAD, BIM, 3D modelling, rendering and Virtual Reality.

His NEVER GIVE UP attitude and just DO IT mentality make things happen. Stefan leads by example and see opportunities instead of problems. His goal is to challenge the market and develop scalable and profitable businesses.

Speakers

Adham Al-Nachar

MT Højgaards A/S
Adham Al-Nachar received an MSc in Civil Engineering from DTU (Danish Technical University). His current occupation is as a VDC Consultant in MT Højgaard. Daily he is working on 5D VDC projects in iTWO, with tasks as model based Quantity takeoffs, simulations and estimations – in addition to Revit, Solibri and similar software’s. Furthermore he is responsible for the quality of models for VDC projects, with focus on general and project specific requirements for model types and elements, attributes and geometric standards of elements for the purpose of model based tender estimation, optimization of models for better performance in various software’s, developing processes for optimizing VDC projects and solutions of dynamic parameters by tools as Dynamo and like. In addition he takes part in presenting MT Højgaards VDC working method to clients and demonstrations of project virtually in various forms.

Maiken Bruun-Ringgaard

MT Højgaards A/S
Maiken works in MT Højgaard, VDC Process & Development, where she is responsible for managing the VDC process on Tender projects. Her main focus is to develop and optimize workflows and processes and implementing VDC in the organization. Maiken has spent almost a year as Design Manager in MT Højgaard Vietnam, managing and developing the office within VDC and BIM in all phases of the project.

Sandra Damerau

Ed. Züblin AG
Sandra is an architect from Buenos Aires, Argentina working as an engineer for Construction Operation & Process Planning at Ed. Züblin AG in Stuttgart, Germany since January 2012. Her everyday work is scheduling, construction sequencing and site planning for turn-key projects as well as for structural works projects. These are mainly residential, office and commercial buildings in Germany, usually starting at the tender phase and accompanying the construction during the execution phase. This allows her to keep in touch with the site where the added value of construction is actually being generated. Besides that, her job is also to train her colleagues in the BIM/4D way of working. She believes that every planner should learn how they can improve working model-based, simulating before executing. She is always looking for better ways to use BIM in 4D to their benefit, to make their job easier.

Andrew Duncan

ARUP
Andrew is an Associate BIM Development Manager working for Arup in London. The responsibilities attributed to this role include creating training programmes, providing strategic advice on projects, identifying opportunities for process improvement and developing group BIM standards. Andrew's impact within Arup also extends beyond his London role through his work on the Arup BIM Maturity Measure, Project OVE and a recent initiative to create a standard Revit content library for use on all future UKMEA projects. In respect to direct project experience, Andrew has worked on a vast number of both new build and refurbishment developments located all over the globe. In addition to this Andrew is also a degree qualified Building Services Engineer and he achieved Incorporated Engineer status with the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers in 2013.

Alexander Hoos

Kuijpers Installaties
I have little over 20 years of experience in the MEP market. ICT has for many years my personal interest and is one of my hobbies. In 2009 my research and experience with BIM started within Kuijpers.
Up to this day i am the driving force in the company on topic as BIM and Information Management. Operating at strategic level company wide and very active in the dutch market on BIM standardization and education.
Key components with BIM are data interoperability, uniform data reuse and exchange, proces optimization, sharing knowledge and chain cooperation.
BIM and Information Management is in my opinion the future!

Ramon Hoogerbeets

Wavin
Ramon Hoogerbeets, borne in Amsterdam, the Netherlands is Civil engineer and studied business economics at the Nijenrode University and Advanced Industrial Marketing Strategy at INSEAD. For almost 30 years he works for Wavin in various sales and marketing positions. In his current position, Business Unit Director Soil & Waste, Ramon is responsible for the strategy and European coordination of Wavin’s soil and waste systems and the development and maintenance of BIM compatible files of Wavin’s above and below ground product portfolio.

Daniel Hurtubise

Renzo Piano Building Workshop
I am the VDC Manager for Renzo Piano Building Workshop. My role is to support the office in the use of BIM related technology. Daily task ranges from user support to meeting planning and project start-up. Another objective is to be on the forefront of technology. Even though RPBW is a workshop and uses a lot of traditional methods we also use several cutting edge technologies. We use Revit on a daily basis as the foundation of the project geometry. We then tie that information into different system whether it is for non-graphical data and that is my job to make it all work together.

Tore Hvidegaard

3dbyggeri danmark ApS
Tore Hvidegaard has a background as a designing architect, and has for the last 10 years worked in the field of creating digital product and optimising processes for a wide range of product manufacturers as well as works for building owners and contractors.
Deeply involved in the field of defining the new digital workflows in the construction industry, Tore has also been part of several BIM/ICT standardisation projects in Denmark, from defining Rules of Measurement, to project manager on the newest BIM contracts and execution plans.
Common for all projects is thinking out of the box in order to optimise what's in the box: so on one hand we have to break all the rules, and destroy the ways we used to work, on the other hand we have to respect the current state, setup and how things get done.

Andrew Milburn

GAJ Architects
Andy Milburn is an Associate at Godwin Austen Johnson, Architects, with a special responsibility for BIM strategy & Revit implementation. He has had a varied career, abandoning architecture in his twenties to become a bricklayer. After spending 8 years as a builder and another 8 as an educator in newly independent Zimbabwe, he returned to architecture in his late thirties. For the past 25 years he has worked as an architect in Africa and the Middle East, taking a keen interest in the impact of computer technology on the profession. His blog "Shades of Grey" is well known in the Revit world. He has 3 adult children and a grandson, spread around the globe and in his spare time plays blues guitar.

René Qualm

Stabiplan
René Qualm is software solution architect at Stabiplan. In that role he is responsible for the architecture of Stabicad, the leading design software for MEP engineers. He received his master’s degree in Mathematics from the Delft University of Technology. He has been in the company for 25 years and has extensive knowledge, both on MEP engineering, software and content development. One of his main interests is how to incorporate the design flow of a MEP project in the Stabicad software. Also he has a key role in developing EMCS: the European MEPcontent Standard that Stabiplan develops in close collaboration with main engineering companies and manufacturers.

Ralph Schoch

Victaulic
Ralph Schoch is the 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 devoted to 3D piping system layout and design for global projects large and small. His interest in 3D modeling software led him to begin developing content for Revit in 2009. Ralph develops Revit families and add-in applications that allow engineers and contractors to design piping systems within Revit using Victaulic products. These families and tools 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 Fabrication CADmep, Navisworks, 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.

Mark Wieringa

Bimforce
Mark is an Architect and Information Specialist He is Co-Founder of Bimforce BIM Manager for the Dutch architectural firm cepezed, which is famous for its industrial approach to architecture. For cepezed he focuses on company standards, plug-inn development, and devising effective workflows and practices. During his architectural studies at the Technical University of Delft he worked for the department of Technical Design and Information on parametric, computational- and blob design using Maya and Pro-Engineer. He modeled the first ever production double curved twist facade using Pro-Engineer for Alcoa. In 2004 he came in contact with Revit, testing it for use in the University curriculum and has been using it ever since. Mark regularly gives lectures on Revit and Building Information Modeling. Mark is currently he is the Vice-Chairman of the Dutch Revit User Group. He co-initiated the Dutch Revit Standards, which are becoming “The Revit Standards” for the Netherlands and Belgium, and have gained interest from throughout Europe.

Paul Woddy

White Frog Publishing Ltd.
Joined Revit Technology Corp in 2001 as product evangelist and have been doing the same thing ever since. As a consultant and trainer, I have advised hundreds of companies on the strategic implementation of Revit and BIM across the world. Co-founded White Frog to provide a better quality of classroom teaching materials and these days I divide my time between teaching teachers and writing books and training courseware on BIM software and protocols. Currently spending a lot of time in China where we have a massive task to upskill their industry on BIM.