BILT ANZ CHAIRMAN
Global Director, Partnerships, RTC EventsChris works in AECOM's BIM Consulting Practice as a BIM Advisory Lead for the Southern Australia region. Chris' role is heavily focused on helping clients manage information effectively, whether during design, construction or operations. He's an advocate for the Abolition of Acronyms and Vagaries (AAV) in the pursuit of better communication and effective outcomes in an ever-changing environment. Prior to joining AECOM, Chris operated his own BIM consulting firm, assisting many firms in organisational change efforts, systems analysis and design, training programmes and project delivery. He has worked on projects in Australia, Singapore and the United Kingdom, using his experience to develop systems and processes for numerous organisations. Chris desperately hopes to one day cease his involvement in extra-curricular activities... though hopes his BILT commitments aren’t among those.
BILT ANZ COMMITTEE
Atlas Industries Pty Ltd
Sponsorship ManagerNigel Ford is a Chartered Engineer working for Atlas Industries, a collaboration company with its main Operation Centre in Saigon, Vietnam.
Nigel is currently working with Architects, Structural Engineers and Building Services Engineers, assisting them to collaborate on BIM Projects throughout Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Nigel is originally from the UK where before joining Atlas, he worked in the Manufacturing Industry setting up factories in the UK and the USA, manufacturing Luxury Vinyl Floor Tiles for Amtico International.
Nigel’s mission is now to bring the ‘Just In Time’ and ‘Lean Manufacturing’ philosophies into the AEC Industry by promoting Open BIM Services, real collaboration and Integrated Project Delivery.
Speaker ManagerClay Hickling has been working with GHD for over a decade as an architectural and civil designer/documenter. GHD, being a multidiscipline Architecture and Engineering firm adopted Revit quite sometime ago. Clay is part of an internal development team coordinating the implementation of all the Revit flavours thru the various parts of the GHD business, his focus being Architecture. This entails training, development and technical support. Recently Clay was involved in the startup of a BIM user group called BrisBIM.With the motto of working smarter and not harder Clay enjoys sharing knowledge with others and enjoys the meeting people in the RTC community. Outside of this environment Clay spends as much time as he can on the golf course and riding the bike.
Marketing ManagerCeilidh's specialty is work - both the places we work and the way we work. Her day job is Senior Associate at FutureSpace working alongside an award winning team of interior designers and architects. FutureSpace is a cutting edge design agency leading the way in creating the future spaces in which people will work, learn and live. Ceilidh works across workplace strategy and design, delivering workplace projects from as small as 5 people through to upwards of 1000 people. She is involved across all project phases from proposal stage through to post construction. She also has experience across a wide range of sectors including government, laboratories, healthcare and transport. Ceilidh was an early adopter of Revit for interior design and is a well known presenter at RTC. You might also know her alter ego "Stu BIMinions". Outside of work, Ceilidh researches, writes and speculates on the future of work - both as a place and the processes of working within the AEC industry - and the impacts of technology upon both. You can find her writing at themidnightlunch.com.
Fulton Trotter Architects
Stream LeadNathan 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.”
Program ManagerAdam’s role is focused on the developing systems and people skills to deliver BIM and DE project deliverables to clients across AECOM’s market sectors. This involves supporting & upskilling teams to deliver workflows and decision making to ensure best value for our clients, and allowing AECOM’s talented team to focus on design rather than on output. Adam works as part of the AECOM BIM Advisory group providing technical and strategic advice relating to contracts, BIM Execution Plans, project deliverables, support, management and system tools on our BIM Management and BIM2FM Integration partnerships with Clients. His other role is to manage the scope and product development of new applications working with AECOM’s Technology as a Service & GIS teams.
RTC Events Management
Region Chairman, Asia / EuropeA Sydney-based architect, Wesley is the founder of RTC Events Management. As a long-term user and advocate of BIM (starting with ArchiCAD in 1996), Wesley has been speaking and teaching in the field since starting to play with a pre-release version of Revit.
Read | Thomas
Director, Marketing and CommunicationsPhil 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.