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KEYNOTE:Louise Mahler


Dr Louise Mahler is a dynamic leadership influencer. As a motivator, challenger, disrupter, teacher and innovator many say she is one of the most exciting female speakers on the global stage today.
Her entertaining, interactive and highly practical methods revolutionise the way business leaders influence.
What sets her apart is her winning mix of body language, vocal intelligence and mental patterning to coach executives to deal with difficult, and often hostile, daily scenarios such as stressful boardroom confrontations, media interviews and staff interaction.
Not only are there outstanding results, but participants say how they feel ‘released’ and ‘in control’ and all this from a journey peppered with large doses of wit, sparkle and humour. People leave her sessions energized and transformed.
Louise brings together the worlds of business and opera in a pioneering combination – a former opera singer with the Vienna State Opera, highly qualified in music, she changed tack to become a business heavy weight with a PhD in business, Bachelor of Economics, Master of Applied Management in Service Management and Innovation, and Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming.
Her achievements showcase a litany of success from her academic work including her PhD (awarded two outstanding recommendations), her University's business award for innovation, as well as her professional work as the author of Resonate (Penguin).
She is a highly sought-after media commentator on leadership, body language and effective presentation with regular appearances on TV, radio and print. She has a series of videos on the Australian Financial Review website and she has a global social media following.

Her local and international (US, UK and Europe) keynotes and workshops for professionals are highly sought-after and acclaimed. She was chosen by IBM as a key creative source world-wide, and her high-stakes engagement retreats for leaders at health resorts worldwide are unique.

Louise is an inspiring leadership influencer and proven performer in moving leaders and groups to take positive action and resonate with success.

Mark Abrahams

dwp|suters
With over 20 years experience with leading architectural practices in Sydney and London, Mark Abrahams has an impressive portfolio, both locally and internationally. As our National BIM Manager, he is responsible for development, training and implementation to maximise dwp|suters’ BIM and Revit capabilities. His passion and in depth understanding of collaborative technology and its application, combined with his broad project and technical experience, assists him in successfully integrating BIM into our projects. Mark’s vision is to align design with innovation. He has accomplished this through extensive project experience including large scale sports work, world renowned stadiums and Sydney Olympic event overlay work. He is currently working on several major complex hospital developments around Australia.

Joe Banks

Develocon
Joe has been working the architectural industry since 2002 and with Revit since version 8 (2005), Joe has worked on Revit projects from $50k-$900Million and has been responsible for high quality BIM deliverables as well as multiple Revit implementations and the training of over 200 users, with a broad range of experience on different types of projects Joe has pushed Revit to its limits and is always striving to be on the bleeding edge of new technology. Joe is obsessed with efficiency in Revit and is currently working on developing techniques for 3D printing, VR presentation and Gaming engines for architecture.

Scott Beazley

Mitchell Brandtman
Scott Beazley is Mitchell Brandtman's dedicated 5D Digital Technologies Manager. Scott applies his knowledge of property set definitions, object classifications, IFC Schema compatibility, local metadata requirements and the creation of BIM objects to suit project requirements. His focus is on streamlining the practical process of coding and making the concept of model validation and round-tripping data a daily routine. More than four years ago this research pointed to the applicability of digital modelling to the whole lifecycle of buildings and the greatest possibility to integrate data at the earliest stages of design and development through to off-site fabrications and the operation and management of the building. As the Queensland Department of Public Works representative and visiting lecturer for QUT over the last two years.

Marcus Fich

Grundfos Holding A/S
Based 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. He is an avid global speaker on the perceived challenges of providing a global BIM offering and how to overcome them - spicing up his talks with great deals of humor and provocative statements.He is also a member of the BuildingContentSummit (BCS) Steering Committee and is involved in organizations like ASHRAE, Europump, BIMMEPaus and ISO. 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 - and brews beer in his sparetime.

Tim Holtrop

Construction Workshop
Tim is a director of Construction Workshop a project and construction consultancy specialising in all things modelling and data. Tim has worked in design and construction since the early 2000s when he started labouring on sites. Tim is an architectural designer by trade, but doesn’t seem to do much of that anymore. His main focus is commercial project delivery. When he’s not building things or breaking revit he loves being outside, preferably in the mountains.

Dominic Martens

UNIFI
Passionate about BIM content creation and content management best practices, Dominic currently works with UNIFI Labs as a Revit Content Specialist and BIM Technologist. In this role, Dominic works alongside a global team of highly skilled and experienced BIM content creators, project managers and technology specialists to help shape the future of BIM content creation and utilisation for both Building Product Manufacturers (BPMs) and AEC firms. With over 10 years’ Architectural / CAD / BIM experience, specialising in developing and managing BIM content, Dominic was most recently employed as the BIM Manager for John Wardle Architects (JWA) and was previously the Lead Content Creator and a Revit Mentor for Hassell’s global studio network.

Dan Morrison

BIMTelligence
Dan graduated from University of Queensland as a Mechanical Engineer in 1994, then worked in Brisbane for 2 years and spent three years in the UK, doing Mechanical Engineering and CAD Design. Returning in 2000, Dan joined AECOM and, after first using Revit in 2007, he played a leading role in the implementation of Revit and BIM throughout AECOM in Australia and New Zealand. In 2013 Dan moved to BPi as a VDC Engineer looking after VDC and BIM for the project. Dan has been a a committee member for WA Revit Users, BIMWest and Collaborate ANZ. He has presented at RTC Australiasia since 2011, as well as the inaugural RTC Asia, BIM Day Out and Construct15. He is also co-author of “Mastering Autodesk Revit MEP 2015”. Dan is now director of BIMTelligence, a BIM Technology company, offering BIM Management, Consulting, Training and Revit Modelling for MEP services.

Nathan Hildebrandt

Fultron Trotter Architects
Associate Member - Stream Lead
Nathan is a passionate Architect that is driven to succeed. He has a broad experience in the management and delivery of a variety of Architectural Project types as a “Managing Architect.” He is highly regarded for his skills in the development of OPENBIM processes, being seen as a leader in the use of BIM authoring software ArchiCAD not only locally but internationally also, being invited to present at the Graphisoft KCC 2014 in Budapest, Hungary and a number of local events. He also contributes to the community through Volunteering in a number of BIM based organisations and shares his experiences through his BIM blog “Skewed.”

Chris Needham

AECOM
Global Director, Partnerships
Region Chairman, ANZ
Chris is BIM Lead for southern Australia, as part of AECOM’s BIM Advisory team. He works closely with a range of building and infrastructure clients to leverage information to their advantage, during design, construction and operational phases of their facilities.

Chris’s responsibilities tend towards change management with a technical component. As such, much of his time is spent in writing documents, reviewing and aligning information between groups of information authors and consumers.

He has worked on projects in both Australia and the United Kingdom, using his expertise to develop systems and processes for numerous organisations. Over the last 12 years, he has helped firms understand and implement BIM methodologies, and is passionate about exploiting information management technology to its limits. He acknowledges that despite developments in technology, altering people's behaviour is the most crucial and often difficult part of change.

Chris has taught hundreds of industry professionals across Australia, and students at multiple tertiary institutions. He’s led and been involved with various initiatives to help industry for most of his career.

Chris Penn

HYLC
Associate Member - Stream Lead
Chris is the BIM Manager for the Hansen Yuncken and Leighton Contractors JV on the $1.85BN new Royal Adelaide Hospital Project in South Australia.
He is a Building Services Engineer who had been influential shaping the UK construction industry and for over 30 years driving the adoption of the latest technology to deliver virtual construction on some of the country’s most prestigious projects.
In 2011 he then decided to take up the opportunity to relocate to Adelaide so he could be instrumental establishing BIM on the largest and most technically advanced hospital project in Australia. Since then he has guided the design and construction teams, the whole supply chain and the handing over of the LOD500 data as a virtual asset to Spotless and the State. This achievement has not only been significant for SA but also for the BIM adoption across Australia.
He is Vice Chairman for buildingSMART Australasia and has just been invited to represent the industry on the first Australian BIM Advisory Board (ABAB) set up by ACIF & APCC following the recommendations by Commonwealth in their SMART ICT report.

Phil Read

Read | Thomas
Director, Marketing and Communications
Phil Read is the co-founder of Read | Thomas - an AECO consulting group focused on connecting designers, builders and owners through cross-discipline and technology integration.

Phil has 20 years in Architecture and Engineering including 12 years experience using and implementing Autodesk Revit: the world's only fully parametric and integrated tool for the design of buildings. Since 2009, Phil has been one of the driving forces behind M-SIX and VEO™ - the world’s first fully integrated, cloud-based platform for visualization, construction and operations of buildings. A frequent public speaker and has presented Autodesk University and RTC on topics ranging from "Best Practices and Large Project Management" to "Parametric Design Iteration in Architecture" and the "Business Dynamics of Transitioning from 2D CAD to Building Information Modeling".

Among other high profile clients and projects, played a lead role in providing training, implementation and ongoing support for the Architectural, Mechanical and Structural Engineers on the Freedom Tower World Trade Center Initiative in New York.

Graham Allan

Structex
Graham is a Director and the Technical Manager of Structex, an engineering consultancy based in Christchurch NZ. He has been involved in civil and structural design since 1985, past chair, committee member and regular speaker for the South Island BIM group (BIMSiNZ), committee member for BIM in NZ and previous RTC speaker Graham has been 'playing' with Revit since 2007 and is instrumental in its implementation across the Structex group. When not trapped in front of his PC, he enjoys mountain biking, golf and getting run ragged by his two young boys.

Craig Baudin

Fender Katsalidis Architects
Director of Architecture
Craig Baudin is a Director of Architecture at Fender Katsalidis Architects.
Craig is a highly experienced architect who likes to lead projects from inception to completion, and is the Project Director for the Australia 108 project.
Whilst successfully delivering large scale and complex projects, Craig has established FKA’s BIM design standards and quality assurance processes, strengthening FKA’s reputation for BIM delivery on large projects

Rod Bernard

AECOM
Based in Brisbane, Australia, Rod Bernard is the Resource and CAD Manager of the Structures Team for AECOM's Civil Infrastructure business line. Rod was also the CAD Manager for the Gateway Upgrade Project, a $2.2 billion construction job which duplicated and upgraded the road bridge over the Brisbane River near Brisbane Airport. He has been involved with infrastructure design since 1988 and has seen the evolution from ink pens and drawing boards to CAD and is now part of the revolution to transform to Digital Engineering. Although he is new to Revit, he believes it will be a major player in the implementation of BIM in infrastructure.

Jaydn Bowe

Arkhefield
Jaydn Bowe is an Architectural Graduate at Arkhefield, an architecture and interior design practice originating in Brisbane. Jaydn started out as a carpenter before pursuing a career in architecture. During his studies he taught himself Grasshopper and now teaches Parametric Design at the Queensland University of Technology and the University of Queensland. He has been practicing for two years in which time he has worked on projects of varying sectors and scales, from the Commonwealth Games Athletes Village on the Gold Coast, to the Brisbane Festival ‘Arcadia’ venue design.

Kristian Bursell

CADSWIFT Pty Ltd
Principal
After 2 years of an Architecture degree I became immersed in the world of (ARCHI)CAD and the potential for automated results form virtual building models. In 2008, after 8 years in the industry, I started CADSWIFT and became a BIM implementation, management and process expert. I worked as an external BIM consultant for several major Architecture firms within Australia before eventually minimizing my implementation, training and support roles to focus on my true passion for intelligent BIM content for ARCHICAD. I have been regarded as one of the worlds foremost experts in ARCHICAD's content creation language - GDL - for some time now. I create the highest quality content for manufacturers products as well as highly intelligent and parametric content for architects. Close to 50% of my works is for clients outside of Australia. My main focus is complex content with all possible configuration options that can leverage external data.

Simon Byng

BlighTanner Consulting Engineers
I currently work as a BIM leader for BlighTanner engineering in Brisbane, Australia. BlighTanner are a medium sized Structural and Civil Engineering firm. I have been a keen Revit user since 2006 and have previously been involved with Building Information Modelling implementation at several large Multi-National Engineering firms. I have attended the RTC Australasia conference since 2011 and in 2015 I received a runner up award in the RTC competition. I have spent the last few years working on high profile Gold Coast Commonwealth games venues.

My qualifications included a business degree with a major in Human Resources management, this has given me a keen interest in the human development and change management side Building Information Modelling.3

Stewart Caldwell

Russell and Yelland
Stewart Caldwell is Director and BIM manager at Russell and Yelland architects in Adelaide. Russell and Yelland were early adopters of REVIT as a 3D documentation tool and Stewart has been responsible systems development and training of REVIT and BIM workflows for over 15 years. Stewart is also co-chair of the local REVIT user group (RUGSA) plus course coordinator for construction and BIM for the University of Adelaide. Stewart is also co-founder of Build-SA which provides training for BIM and corporate strategy to the construction industry in South Australia and is on the leadership committee of Collaborate ANZ

Natalie Chaves

Mitchell Brandtman
Natalie is a 5D Quantity Surveyor at Mitchell Brandtman and has been a part of the Mitchell Brandtman team for the last four years. She is a part of the 5D team who are integrating 5D + 4D information to create live time and costs plans for increased collaboration and efficiency.

Natalie has gained extensive knowledge on a range of Quantity Surveying services including feasibility estimates, cost planning, tender documentation and contract administration.
Natalie is passionate about the use of 5D Cost Planning and utilizes models for a range of outcomes including bulk checks, quantity take-offs and detailed estimates. Associates skills include scheduling and coding to sort, derive and add information and to customise parameters for both quantity surveying, builder’s pricing, tendering and visual

Qualification: Bachelor of Property and Sustainable Development (Construction Management & Quantity Surveying) – Bond University

Joachim Clauss

Bates Smart
Joachim is an Associate Director at Bates Smart.
He has over 15 years’ experience in the architecture and building industry in Australia, Germany and South Africa.
Joachim brings extensive knowledge in architectural design technology, parametric 3d modelling and the rationalization and delivery of geometrical complex designs.
Working on a variety of large-scale projects, including local and international sports, residential and transport projects, Joachim has developed a particular level of knowledge regarding the design of large-scale structures.
Joachim is a regular guest lecturer at RMIT and The University of Melbourne.

Michael Clothier

Virtual Built
Michael was an early adopter in BIM technology, recognising the benefits it could bring the the Engineering and Construction Industry. Michael is Co-Founder of the Revit User Group for SA and BuildSA, regular speaker at BIM and Revit events, and has trained hundreds of professionals and students in Revit and other BIM technologies. Michael's runs a business, Virtual Built, which Coordinates and Manages BIM Projects, ultimately helping multi-discipline teams through the Inception, Design, and Construction to rationalise, coordinate, and improve constructability. Michael is also working on BIM Bicycle, an online BIM Management Planning tool.

Michael Cook

Solid Support
The commercial applications for technology and innovation have always intrigued me, and I absolutely love my field. I believe in the value of ecosystems for building innovation and recognize and act on the need for cultural change.

Mark Cronin

Peddle Thorp
Mark Cronin is the design systems manager and an associate at Peddle Thorp Architects, based in Brisbane. He leads the integration of digital design tools with a primary objective of maximizing the efficiency of Building Information Modeling (BIM) within the company and extending this knowledge into the wider industry. Mark develops, implements, and manages design workflows, and is actively involved with several industry bodies contributing to the future of BIM in Australia. He is responsible for providing in-house training and best-practice solutions at Peddle Thorp, and is a regular speaker at industry conferences. Mark is a member of the Collaborate ANZ leadership committee, and a founding committee member of BrisBIM.

Rebecca De Cicco

Digital Node
Rebecca lived in the UK for almost 10 years and following a series of successful senior roles in varied architectural organisations, Rebecca now manages her own consultancy, Digital Node, providing advice and insight to construction professionals all over the world on advanced digital solutions on projects as well as BIM implementation and management processes.
Rebecca works with Building Smart UK, sits on the Autodesk Developer Network and feedback community and supports the London BIM initiative within the BIM Regions that help support and grow an industry. She is also a strong advocate for diversity and young people (having been part of a future focused industry group, BIM2050) and also teaches, mentors and trains young people regarding future processes and BIM. Her interest in training and upskilling also involved a strong social media presence for herself (@becdecicco), her organization (@digital_node) and finally her diversity group (@womeninBIM).

Matt Fern

Norman Disney & Young
I have been working in the construction/building services industry since 2006 and working for NDY since 2008. I have been developing my skills with Revit MEP and Navisworks since release 2010. The main project sectors that I have been involved in as the lead draftsman and services coordinator have been in health and defence. I enjoy the challenge of virtually creating our built environment and working with the internal and external design team(s) to produce efficient and innovative building designs.

David Foley

AECOM
David is an established leader in the management and implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) throughout the construction industry.
His role at AECOM involves the development of BIM protocols, standards, workflows and techniques using the knowledge and experience he has gained from over 20 years experience in both construction and consultancy roles throughout the United Kingdom and Australia.
David ensures that information is delivered on time and that documentation is effectively co-ordinated across the design team. David’s passion and commitment to quality ensure that the key objectives of the stakeholders and the project team are incorporated into the project.
David is devoted to improvement within the construction industry and is passionate about effective collaboration and performance.
David’s results speak for themselves. His desire to work in partnership with stakeholders whilst educating the team on the benefits of BIM means that David delivers successful projects for the client.

Micah Gray

kraftwerk.studio
Micah Gray is the Director for kraftwerk.studio, a UAS company providing Design, Construction, and Media services located in Saint Louis, MO. Micah comes from the Architecture industry, working with Architects, Leadership, Construction, and Virtual Design and Construction to analyze new technology and to implement industry trends to improve multiple processes throughout the firm, including UAS initiatives, and to prove value for why new technology in your company is a must. Micah’s role with kraftwerk.studio is to ease Owners, Designers, and Contractors into the emerging world of UAVs and understanding of the current UAS and FAA landscape.

Lachlan Green

Fulton Trotter Architects
Lachlan Green is a registered Architect at Fulton Trotter Architects. Starting his career working in a small home office practice using 2D workflows he quickly realised the advantages of a BIM platform. Determined to achieve faster, easier and more accurate workflows, Lachlan began self-training in ArchiCAD. Step by step, each project was pushed further until all documentation was created in ArchiCAD with live sections, elevations and interactive door & window schedules. Seeking ways to further improve results Lachlan turned to GDL, the native programming language within ArchiCAD used to create parametric objects. In 2012, Lachlan joined Fulton Trotter Architects and under the leadership of Nathan Hildebrant, helped to dramatically overhaul documentation workflows. A key component was customised GDL labels used to display data extracted directly from the model. This has lead to increased accuracy and efficiency across both offices.

Wayne Grew

Northrop Engineers
Wayne joined Northrop Engineers in 2014 as a senior structural draftsman and Group Manager on large multi-disciplinary projects. He has been involved in a variety of building projects including shopping centres, industrial buildings, residential buildings, railway stations and educational facilities. Wayne manages drafters from high experience levels down to 1st year apprentices and always on the look out for trends and technologies to further Northrop's Revit & BIM capability.

Lucy Guerin

APP
Lucy started as a marine engineering officer in the Royal Australian Navy, a contract administrator and hull surveyor for yacht construction and then a procurement manager for major projects. She was the National Procurement Manager for JLL Project and Delivery Services where she was responsible for development, implementation and management of construction work programs and procurement strategies and was awarded a NAWIC merit award for Contribution to a Project for the Westpac Bank Now program in 2014. Lucy is now a Senior Project Manager for healthcare and education projects at APP

Jeremy Harkins

ineni Realtime
Jeremy Harkins is the Director and co-founder of “ineni Realtime”, an innovative technology company focused on the development of the Realtime Visualisation Industry.

Working with Property Groups, Building Controls Specialists and Developers, Jeremy is aimed at commercialising and integrating new technologies into the Architecture, Planning, infrastructure and Construction industries.

His company has partnered with world leaders in building automation, integrated systems and business process management and is providing cutting edge visual solutions for some of the largest and most complex developments in the world.

With over 15 years of experience in Architectural Technologies including professional work, consultancy and Full-Time Academia, Jeremy has been a lecturer at an international university (UNSW), is helping to educate industry in what can be possible, and is currently focused on the rapid growth and positioning of “ineni Realtime” as market leaders.

Dale Harrison

AECOM
Dale Harrison has been in the Civil and Structural engineering field for more than 13 years. His Career commenced with AECOM, which has seen him progress from entry levels roles to BIM manger where he has ongoing development of BIM standards, focused on reusable lifecycle data planning for Project Planning & Execution, Co-ordination & 4D planning, onsite technologies and FM deliverables using BIM project datasets. His broad project portfolio has seen him face and overcome numerous challenges along his path to success. In his role as BIM Manger, Dale has faced the challenges of BIM early Adoption and engaging staff, managing internal. Dale has spoken at Autodesk AU and BIMDAYOUT

Anthony Hauck

Autodesk Inc.
Anthony Hauck has been involved in architecture, engineering, construction, and technology for more than 30 years. As an architect, millwork project manager, software developer, and IT Director, he has always looked to technology to help solve issues facing the building industry. He joined the Autodesk Revit team in 2007, holding a succession of product management positions in the group until joining Autodesk AEC Generative Design in 2015 as its Director of Product Strategy, where he is responsible for helping define the next generation of building software products and services for the AEC industry.

Don Hitchcock

Advanced Spatial technologies Pty Ltd
Don founded ASt in 1995 and has over 20 years’ experience with enterprise FMS technology. Prior to 1995 Don had 28 years in the building design, construction and Facilities Management with the WA government. His company has grown with the vision to provide affordable, technology solutions for the AECO industry, and continues to drive new efficiencies for Facilities, RE professionals, and Building owners.
Guided by Don, the company has undertaken many large facilities technology projects such as for Curtin University, and recently delivering 90 accurate Building Information Models utilising modern ‘3D Laser scanning’ techniques, and is now helping industry with quality assurance of BIM’s
Currently implementing new FM systems to customers such as Queensland Health and the University of SA; today his Company is recognised by ‘Autodesk’ and FM:Systems as a preferred industry partner, and master reseller for AECO solutions in the ANZ and Asia Region.

Dominik Holzer

AEC Connect
Dr. Dominik Holzer is one of the leading Design Technologists in Australia. Since 2009 Dr. Holzer has been running ‘AEC Connect’, as a multidisciplinary design-technology consultancy. There he focuses on Information Management across owners, contractors, consultants and manufacturers.

Next to his work in practice, Dr. Holzer teaches and researches as a Senior Lecturer in Digital Architecture at the University of Melbourne. He authored: 'The BIM Manager's Handbook' in 2016, and he is a regular presenter on matters related to Information Management, High-end Technology, and BIM. Dr. Holzer is currently the BIM consultant of the VIC Department of Treasury and Finance to assist with the Victorian BIM pilots.

Mark Horrocks

Cadimage Group / Central Innovation
Originally trained as a draftsman, Mark Horrocks has worked on a number of large and small scale architectural projects in both New Zealand and the UK. His knowledge relating to architectural data transfer and IFC systems makes him a valuable asset to those wishing to learn more about file collaboration in this industry. Mark is our BIM Collaboration Specialist, and facilitates Solibri Model Checker courses across New Zealand and Australia.

Jason Howden

Warren and Mahoney
Jason has a passion for design and technology, over his 20 year career he has led teams on large scale, complex projects in the United Kingdom, Australia and throughout New Zealand and has built up in depth knowledge and experience in delivering aviation, healthcare, research, corrections, educational, commercial and residential projects.

Jason has significant experience in 3D to 5D Building Information Modelling (BIM) and has led the BIM teams in providing ground-breaking innovation on many large-scale projects in New Zealand and abroad including, the Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct, the Spark Towers in Wellington, the new Terminal 3 at Jakarta Airport and the Centre for Obesity, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease for Sydney University.

Jason’s passion and strengths are in design technology adoption, BIM implementation and digital workflows providing projects teams with the expert understanding and knowledge to maximise the use of technology for a successful and efficient project outcome.

Frankie Imbrogno

The Buchan Group
As the BIM Leader for The Buchan Group Frankie’s extensive experience in the development & implementation of BIM methodologies, policies & protocols has him managing the strategy, development & deployment of the BIM culture within the global practice: Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Shanghai & London. Management of R&D, Studio wide Revit User Groups & LABS in relation to BIM technologies & processes, aligns with his passion for empowering others in the BIM space.
Leading the global practice in the support, mentoring & training in all aspects of the BIM culture has him educating the not only management within the practice but Client groups aligned with the benefits of delivering their assets with BIM.

Mark Jeffrey

ODG Solutions
Mark Jeffery is best known as a business owner, international speaker, not-for-profit contributor, and passionate promoter of a positive workplace culture. Mark and his team at ODG Solutions specialise in optimising workplace cultures, striking the balance between the fun, warm, welcoming and engaging, and the serious, business- like manner in which businesses must operate in order to thrive and grow.

Luke Johnson

Virtual Built
I am an Autodesk Expert Elite, experienced Architectural technician, BIM technologist, 3D modeller and Revit specialist. More recently I have combined my Construction and Documentation knowledge with my Technical expertise, working with General Contractors performing Coordination and Clash Detection roles on a number of significant projects.

Matthew Johnson

Powe Architects
Matthew has spent the last 15 years researching and applying the methods and strategies of integrated building information modelling techniques within a growing architectural practice in South-east Queensland. With OPENBIM technology now reaching maturity, his focus is now in working with other design and procurement consultants to deliver coordinated design outcomes for built projects through a cooperative model based environment. Matthew firmly believes that the key to leveraging BIM as a technology lies in understanding the processes of interaction we use as design professionals.

Glenn Jowett

AECOM
As BIM Practice Lead for AECOM in Christchurch, Glenn supports clients throughout NZ with the complex transition to collaborative BIM-centric project delivery focussing on data sharing and re-use across the lifecycle.

In 2016 Glenn was awarded the NZIOB Young Achiever of the Year Award. The Judges’ said: “We rarely see a young achiever who is at the vanguard of significant industry change. Glenn is already a sought after expert in his chosen discipline of Building Information Modelling and works tirelessly to assist, educate and inform others to understand the value of computer based modelling and use of technology as an everyday tool in the seamless coordination of building design. He impressed the judges with his passion and vision of an industry that uses smart tools in project delivery. We expect that his skills will not be limited to BIM as he becomes a significant influencer in the NZ construction industry.”

Ryan Lenihan

Arcadis
Working in the MEP industry for 15 years with a focus on hydraulic services, Ryan is the Regional BIM Leader for Hyder. Prior to working at Hyder Ryan the global MEP BIM Lead at Aurecon. Ryan's passion is training and he has been responsible for developing people in Australia, Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand and maintains a technical Revit blog in his spare time.

Deepak Maini

Cadgroup Australia
I am a qualified Mechanical Engineer with more than 18 years of experience in the industry. I am a regular speaker at Autodesk University in Las Vegas, USA and was given the Top Rated Speaker status at AU2014 and AU2015. I am also one of the lead presenters showcasing the latest Autodesk technology at various events all around Australia. I am the author of the Up and Running with Autodesk Navisworks and Up and Running with Autodesk Advance Steel series of textbooks. Visit the Authored Textbook page of my website www.deepakmaini.com to know about these books. I am also privileged to be the guest lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and University of New South Wales (UNSW), two of the biggest universities in Australia.

Dominic Martens

IGS Group / UNIFI / John Wardle Architects
Dominic is a BIM Manager, specialising in Autodesk Revit. He is currently employed as a BIM Manager at John Wardle Architects. In this role, Dominic is responsible for ​all BIM Workflows, BIM Training, BIM Protocols, BIM Support and the BIM management of all the projects.
He is was previously employed as a Content Creator and Revit Mentor in the Design Technology team at Hassell. Dominic was task with the creation of 3D content in multiple formats, used in a diverse range of projects managed by Hassell’s global offices.
With over 10 years’ experience using Revit and a comprehensive understanding of how large Architecture practices use Revit content in a project environment, Dominic is able to provide qualified and technically adept Revit content creation consultancy to the IGS team and our clients.

Mitch Medway

A2K Technologies
I have recently joined A2K Technologies after being an Associate, and The Design Technology Leader at BVN. Specialising in the implementation, management and support of Tools such as Revit, and Navisworks. As well as. Influencing BIM workflows and processes on a mixed range of large projects.I previously have been a speaker at RTC, where i looked at benefits of consolidating data to influence building performance optimisation.
I am one of the original members of SYDBIM, where i manage and organise speakers for each of our events in Sydney. I am passionate about people, data, processes and new technology related to the Architecture Engineering and Construction Industry.

Andrew Mehr

BVN
Over 12 years professional work experience on a wide variety of high-profile practices in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC industry) from conceptual design through construction documentation. Passion in streamlining the office’s workflow by introducing new design technology tools, parametric design and standardising output.

Jon Mirtschin

Geometry Gym
Jon Mirtschin received his Bachelor of Engineering/Science from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He worked for Connell Wagner and Expedition Engineering (London) before starting Geometry Gym Pty Ltd. Geometry Gym develops BIM software tools specifically for Model Exchange using OpenBIM standards such as IFC. These are primarily in the form of plugins for applications such as Revit, Rhino, Grasshopper, Tekla and various Structural Analysis applications.

Nando Mogollon

Central Innovation
Nando Mogollon, is a Senior Design Architect with experience in all stages of Design, Pre-construction and Design management.
Nando specialises in BIM Management and Implementation and has developed extensive experience with small and large scale projects and multidisciplinary teams; using a variety Software packages including: ARCHICAD, Revit, Navisworks, BIMSight, Solibri; and has an extensive understanding of IFC exchange formats and OpenBIM protocols.

Fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese, Nando has worked in 3 continents, and participated in numerous projects in Colombia and the Caribbean, South Africa, Canada, India and China.
Nando currently heads up the Professional Services team at Central Innovation, assisting customers to deliver interoperability between systems, streamlined design processes and reduced manual practices.

Nik Mulconray

Peddle Thorp
I have extensive experience in modelling and documentation of Residential, Commercial and Health facilities, Australia wide. I am skilled at delivering creative solutions to troubleshoot technical problems within AEC modelling, and this experience enables me to provide invaluable insight and direction throughout the design process. I have in the past two years developed a variety of Add-ins to provide custom solutions to automate modelling, drafting and building information driven tasks to aid both architects and technical professionals.
I deliver documentation, troubleshoot Revit issues and resolve ITC issues by day and code with a handle to the Revit API by night.
Education
•Bachelor of Science, Flinders University of South Australia
•Certificate Building Design and Technology
•Postgraduate Design studies, Architecture, Adelaide
•Revit Technology Conference 2015, 2016

Judith Najee

Kmart Australia
Judith has over 20 years experience in Architecture and Interior design. Currently she oversees a team of professionals as the Architectural & Standards Design Manager for Kmart, responsible for store design and standards of the big box retailer’s fleet of stores. For a decade prior, she was a founding director of a Melbourne based Architectural and Interior design practice with a diverse range of residential and commercial clients and global brands. An avid supporter of BIM since 2000, she was an early adopter of Pytha 3D CAD (offering real-time raytraced walkthroughs, documentation and interface to CNC all in one) soon followed by ArchiCAD. Realizing the benefits of an intelligent system teamed with the power of 3D visualisation; in an era of exponential technological growth Judith continues to embed BIM into her teams and be at the forefront of innovation and early adoption of new technologies.

Tyrone Padayachee

Richard Crookes Constructions
Tyrone has 15 years experience as a Civil Engineer and Digital Design Leader. He has developed extensive BIM project delivery expertise on some major projects around the world. Tyrone is an industry leader in BIM technology and has worked with consultants on projects throughout the Middle East, Asia, UK, Africa and Australia.

Tyrone was instrumental in transitioning companies in the early stages of BIM implementation from traditional CAD practices into BIM practices. He is highly experienced in developing BIM protocols and managing large design and construction teams by implementing technology and integrating traditional processes. He is a firm believer in Collaboration being the key factor towards BIM project implementation.

His international and national project experience also includes the Shenzhen High Speed Rail, Dubai Sports Stadium, Abu Dhabi Airport, The Pinnacle, Ledenhall Tower, Atlantis II and Northwest Rail Link.

Keeley Pomeroy

AECOM
Based in Christchurch, New Zealand Keeley is a 5D BIM and Innovation specialist. He has an integral role in the early discussions on numerous projects where BIM has been implemented and has been integral to the adoption of BIM in AECOM’s New Zealand Cost Management teams. Keeley provides ongoing support for the New Zealand BIM community including training, case studies and presentations. He is the current Chair of the NZIQS BIM Committee.

Brian Renehan

BIMFix
Brian is a Project BIM Lead, Columnist, and BIM Researcher. During the day, he is in the
trenches ensuring the Project Digital Engineering goals are being achieved.
Outside of work, he is a BIM researcher with his articles published in the BIMFix Blog.
His articles are known for being highly detailed, referenced, and often challenge the status quo.
Brian is the only writer to date to publish detailed reviews on all the major Model Progression Specifications,
i.e. the AIA G202 Level of Development, The BIM Forum LOD Specification and Level of Definition
within the UK BIM Level 2 framework. He has worked in the Architectural and BIM consulting space
for over 18 years on projects in Europe, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Dhanjeet Sah

PTW Architects
Dhanjeet Sah has 18 years of industry experience, mentoring industry professionals in adopting BIM/CAD/CG techniques to set up real-world production pipelines and workflows while integrating multiple applications for a specific task. He has also worked for numerous projects, including design, visualization, 3D animation/compositing, and CAD/BIM consulting for various multinationals and government organizations.

Working as a BIM Manager at PTW Architect, his main role is to provide BIM implementation, consulting and training for internal staffs to develop workflows that achieve higher levels of collaboration and efficient design through the use of Revit, AutoCAD, 3ds Max and other applications/technologies.
He is also an AutoCAD, Revit Architecture, and 3ds Max software (since 3ds Max software 4) Certified Professional/Instructor from Autodesk, Inc. He has spoken for several Autodesk reseller’s events in the UAE, Singapore, Nepal, Australia, RUGS and at Autodesk University Las Vegas. He has experience working in Singapore, UAE, Nepal, and Australia.

Chad Smith

A2K Technologies
Chad has nearly 20 years’ experience in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry, specialising in design, BIM management, and business integration solutions.

As a Virtual Design & Construct (VDC) evangelist he has helped businesses across Australia and New Zealand implement and optimise their use of design technologies. Treating every engagement as a partnership allows Chad to intimately understand business requirements in order to articulate a custom solution.

Chad draws upon past experiences at top design and construct companies Mirvac, and Spaceframe Buildings. He is an advocate of cloud computing, and in his spare time researches new design technologies and follows emerging trends.

David Spehar

Stantec
David 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 a leader in Stantec’s Digital Practice team overseeing the firm-wide practice integration of design technologies 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 architectural project management. He was a project manager for over 12 years before shifting his focus to implementing BIM. David prides himself on client satisfaction both when working on projects as well as assisting Stantec offices internally.

Ian Stewart

BSA Limited
Ian Stewart is BSA's Project Director for the delivery of the Tier One Mechanical Services Subcontract at the new Royal Adelaide Hospital project, Australia's first fully integrated 6D BIM Project. Ian has over 30 years experience in the design and delivery of complex MEP solutions globally and is a strong advocate for the use of innovative technologies in the built environment. Prior to joining BSA, Ian held Executive Director and Strategic Development positions at Dalkia Technical Services and Trane. Ian is a Bachelor graduate of the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow in Building Services Engineering.

Richard Taylor

Ideate Software
Richard Taylor has over 27 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.

Shannon Thomas

AMCA (Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors' Association)
Shannon Thomas is the executive manager for Australia’s national BIM-MEPAUS initiative run through the AMCA (Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors' Association).

Shannon has a Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial Engineering & Engineering Management) with Honours from Monash University and recently completed postgraduate studies in Design Science (Building Services) from the University of Sydney.

With wide ranging professional experience in a number of roles within the automotive industry, Shannon has a particular interest in using his knowledge in HVAC Design, Project Engineering, Continuous Improvement and Lean Production to help guide the implementation and successful adoption of the national BIM-MEPAUS initiative within the Construction industry’s exciting and evolving BIM space.

Melanie Tristram

Jasmax
Melanie is the National BIM Manager for Jasmax, with 20 years of experience in the industry. She has worked extensively with Revit since Jasmax adopted BIM in 2005 and was integral in the introduction of Revit in the practice. Melanie lists implementing office standards and protocols across Jasmax’s 200-strong practice as one of her many achievements. Her passion for developing systems and protocols to enhance the delivery of projects has aided the increased efficiency of BIM across the practice, and further extended her own knowledge into the industry. Based on her experiences and extensive BIM knowledge, Melanie has seen that the New Zealand construction industry can benefit significantly from the adoption of working in a collaborative BIM environment.
Melanie is the Chairperson for the Auckland BIM User Group. Melanie was also a contributor towards the development of the ANZRS (Australian New Zealand Revit Standards) and the NZ BIM Handbook.

Alain Waha

BuroHappold Engineering
Alain holds the role of Global Lead for BIM and Digital Transformation at BuroHappold Engineering, alongside advisory positions with COGITAL and in digital start-ups. His career started in Aerospace and Automotive, deploying new business models and information systems. Alain came to the construction industry in 2008 as CEO of Atlas industries, then CEO and founder of 2 BIM Services start-up. This gives him experience of Digital Transformation in both Automotive and the AEC industry. His work in AEC includes VDC in the Middle-East, Scan to BIM and Design project in Europe, and Supply Chain enablement in the United States.

Tim Waldock

RevitCat
Tim 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 RTC events, 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 8 years and was Chairman in 2014 - 15. He writes the technical Revit blog called “RevitCat”. He is a ‘Green Star accredited professional’ (2007-2015) architect (Australian Equivalent of LEED)

Michael Warwick

MAW Design Limited
With over 20 years experience modelling buildings in 3D for lighting analysis the step up to Building Information Modelling was a natural progression. Having served as BIM Manager and BIM Coordinator in Architect's, Building Services and Structural Engineer's offices on commercial, institutional and multi-unit residential projects Michael has a depth of cross disciplinary experience. Michael is currently co-chair of the Wellington BIM and Revit groups (BIM.well and RUGwell) and working with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) BIM Acceleration Committee to increase and improve the productivity of the construction industry through BIM education and knowledge sharing.

Paul Wintour

BVN
Paul Wintour is a UK Registered Architect based in Sydney, Australia. He is the founder of ParametricMonkey.com, a research and learning website dedicated to accelerating the computational literacy within architectural design. Paul holds a post graduate Masters of Architecture and Urbanism from the Architectural Association’s Design Research Laboratory (AADRL). He has taught at University of Technology Sydney (UTS), the University of New South Wales (UNSW), the University of Hong Kong (HKU), Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and the Architectural Association (AA). He has worked extensively in Australia, The Netherlands, the UK and Hong Kong. Paul was previously the BuildingSMART manager for HOK's Asia Pacific offices where he specialised in the interface between conceptual parametric modelling and project delivery. Currently, Paul is a Senior Associate at BVN where he provides BIM implementation and design technology services to project teams.