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KEYNOTE: Paul Doherty

The Digit Group
Paul is the President and CEO of the digit group (www.thedigitgroupinc.com) and is one of the global industries most sought after thought leaders, strategists and integrators of process, technology and business. A Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council, Paul is an award winning architect, author, educator, analyst and advisor to Fortune 500 organizations, global government agencies, prominent institutions and the most prestigious architectural, engineering and contracting firms in the world. A pioneer in Building Information Modeling (BIM) and a former Fortune 500 corporate officer, Paul's current work is focused on Smart City real estate developments that include financing, design-build and innovative technology solutions in the USA, Australia, Europe, Middle East, India, Southeast Asia and China. Concurrently, Paul is the co-founder and producer of the critically acclaimed and popular AEC Hackathon (www.aechackathon.com) that launched at Facebook Headquarters in Silicon Valley.

Mark Abrahams

dwp
With over 20 years experience with leading architectural practices in Sydney and London, Mark Abrahams has an impressive portfolio, both locally and internationally. As dwp's BIM Manager, he is responsible for development, training and implementation to maximise dwp's 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 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 developments around Australia and Asia.

Joe Banks

BIMedge
Joe has been working in 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 300 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. His company BIMedge provides BIM consulting, software development and VDI solutions for the AEC industry.

Umit Balaban

Anel Group
Umit Balaban has been working with BIM and tools since 2008. He started his career as a BIM Specialist and Revit Specialist. He worked as a Mechanical Engineer and a BIM Manager in a multidisciplinary design firm. He has been implementing all of the BIM technologies in the international and local projects within the ANEL Group since 2016. He is focusing how to implement new technologies in MEP construction. Also he has been consulting about BIM with many companies in the design and construction sector. He completed Revit implementations and the training of over 500 users about Revit MEP.

Jorge Barrero

HKS
Jorge Barrero is a Senior Designer and Vice President with global architecture firm HKS. He has 19 years of experience in the field of architecture design, visualization, computation and digital fabrication. He has served as adjunct faculty at Harrington College of Design teaching a digital design studio. He has been a word contributor to 3D World Magazine and his work has been featured in AEC magazine and in EXPOSE digital art books. He has presented at various speaking engagements, including Shape to Fabrication, Develop3D, Design Visualization LIVE event at Autodesk University, Xconomy, CTBUH and Vray Days. His project experience ranges from aviation projects to high performance buildings. Most recently he lead the design for the first 3D printed office building in Dubai. He continues to explore the process of design aided by digital tools and technology in order to create design solutions that create a better user experience for all.

Scott Beazley

Mitchell Brandtman
Scott Beazley is Mitchell Brandtman’s dedicated 5D Digital Technologies Manager. He, an architect by background, applies his knowledge of Revit, ArchiCAD and Solibri Model Checker to check and validate models received from other consultants for quantification by Quantity Surveyors. This involves the interrogation of model structure, model objects and their properties to suit project requirements. Scott has presented at a RTC\BILT in Australia, Asia, North America and Europe. He had been a member of buildingSMART for over 10 years, works with IFC’s, has taught CAD and BIM in technical colleges and universities, and is\was a BrisBIM committee member. He also currently works as a Senior Research Fellow at the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre at the University of Wollongong.

Allan Cantos

Ramboll UK Ltd.
Allan Cantos was a consistent 'class top-notcher' during his secondary years and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines in 2000. He is well experienced in drafting from any stages of design. He began his Revit Structure experience with Arup as Structural Technician in 2008 where he worked for almost 7 years and has been involved in various projects such as tall buildings, commercial buildings, airports and refurbishments. He worked in various countries such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Dubai for number of years and moved to London in 2015 to join Ramboll UK Ltd. as Senior Structural Technician. He is also an Autodesk Certified AutoCAD and Revit Structure Professional. He has developed a Revit structural data mining workflow using Dynamo and presents this information interactively using Power BI for office use which became a significant time-saver in extracting information out of Revit model.

Mayurachat Chatsuwan

Lumpini Wisdom And Solution Co., Ltd
Mayurachat is a BIM Coordinator and licensed architect in Thailand. She has over 7 years of experience in Revit. Recently her responsibilities in planning for BIM Implementation and Management in Construction and Operating phase. Train & guide the modelers for teams using Revit Architecture and related software (Navisworks, AutoCAD, etc.) and Integrating BIM from all project team parties for BIM Model Development, Quantity Takeoff, Scheduling and Clash detection and also researcher stay informed on BIM related software and technologies.

Zhifei Cheng

Gensler
Zhifei embodies the idea of a bold, innovative young designer, bringing a broad cultural experience and a strong aesthetic sensibility to her work with Gensler. Since she joined in 2015, Zhifei has worked in the Washington DC and Shanghai offices, helping add a level of cultural understanding and a global perspective to her projects. Her strong academic background informs her relentless pursuit of efficient and effective tools for creating high-performance design. Her pursuit of implementing best practices in computational and parametric design earned her multiple research grant awards within Gensler, and has helped raise the bar for cutting-edge design in her work.

Kelly Cone

ClearEdge3D
I am passionate about process and technology innovation and how they can change industries and people's lives. My education is in architectural design and documentation, but my experience within the AEC space is far more varied. I have implemented various practice technologies into design, estimating, and construction teams and workflows; worked on amazing projects such as the SaRang Global Ministry center in Seoul as a designer, and Renzo Piano's addition to the Louis Kahn Kimbell Art Museum as a contractor; and have had the privilege of growing and leading one of the most talented VDC & Process Innovation teams in the industry. Those experiences have taught me there is a better way to create our built environment, and I want to make that way become a reality.

Scott Crichton

BVN
Scott Crichton is an experienced BIM Manager with experience across a range of project sizes and typologies. With over 24 years of experience, Scott has been involved as a professional in construction project design, management and delivery in a range of sectors. Scott draws on his background in a variety of project sizes and complexity of BIM deliverables, managing teams and actively incorporating Computational Design workflows and solutions in small, medium and large scale developments. Including the supervision and coordination, enhancement, review, conditioning and validation of construction building information models on projects, with provision for the linking to project schedules, and independent detailed quantity extraction, for use from inception through to the completion of projects. Scott is the Project BIM Manager at BVN, a lecturer at TAFE Queensland's Southbank Campus, chair of the Brisbane Computational Design Group, and avid blogger and a contributor on the DynamoBIM forums.

Joe Darling

Perkins Eastman
Joe Darling is an Designer based in the Shanghai office of Perkins Eastman. Since 2014, Joe has had a focus of design experience in Senior Living and Primary and Secondary Education campuses, along with some healthcare and large-scale mixed use. In concert with his design experience, He has pushed the bounds of Rhino and Revit over the past 7 years, creating tools for each that enable streamlined workflows and collaboration with stakeholders that’re typically removed from the digital design process. Most recently, Joe has begun to develop cross-platform applications that further his passion of linking these distant stakeholder directly to the design team and process, all at the convenience of the mobile, desktop or web platform of their choice. With his growing design and technical experience, Joe also serves as a BIM lead for the Shanghai Studio, where he mentors his colleagues on best practices for engaging with BIM while also an achieving appropriate level of design for the given phase.

Tuyen Dinh

Coteccons
Young architect who loves technology, Revit and BIM. Started playing with Revit since 2010 and still try to get beyond the limit with Revit now. Experienced BIM process and have worked for many projects implementing BIM. Founder and administrator of a Revit Help page named "Tong dai Revit" in Vietnam. Used to host many free lectures for sharing Revit experiences to both students and professionals. Autodesk Revit Certified with 100% score. Worked in The BIM Factory, a famous BIM Consultant Firm in Vietnam, comprise of architects, engineers and project managers with partners all over the world. Now work as BIM Expert in Coteccons, a big contractor company in Vietnam. Have joined some selected projects such as KL118 (formerly Warisan Merdeka) in Malaysia, Vinhomes Central Park in Vietnam. Co-founder of BIM Vietnam Community.

Jeremy Graham

Cox Architects
Jeremy Graham is a Computational and Sports Design specialist for a renowned architecture practice in Melbourne, Australia. He has developed plugins for Revit, Dynamo and Grasshopper, one of which is used to create fully parametric stadium bowls, optimising interoperability workflows between Rhino and Revit. Jeremy is also an active user in the Dynamo community, providing learning material through his blog which focuses on automating Revit workflows with the use of Dynamo and Python. This has lead to the current production of a soon to be released video course teaching the basics of Python Scripting in Revit Dynamo.

Jeames Hanley

Warren & Mahoney
Jeames has been using Revit for over 10 years and joined Warren and Mahoney in Christchurch New Zealand in 2016 after 4 years implementing BIM in the UK to the governments level 2 strategy. He enjoys working with users of all skill levels and sharing knowledge with them making more efficient and happy Revit users. His true passion lies in scripting and C# using this to make add-ins to help staff and also tracking BIM and Revit efficiency at a company level. He believes knowing Revit is only 1 piece of the puzzle. Understanding BIM and actually being efficient are just as important.

Dale Harrison

AECOM
Dale has over 15 years’ professional experience in the civil and structural engineering field of which he has been involved in a variety of multi-disciplinary projects. His career commenced with AECOM; he has been associated with broad project portfolio ranges from the local and overseas project including education, retail, commercial, industrial, mining and infrastructure. Dale has particular experience working in multi-discipline teams and will add considerable knowledge and workflows to the seamless integration and data management of all aspects of the design across all disciplines (buildings and infrastructure) through the use of BIM/GIS. Dale understands that successful project delivery depends on coordination, which can be promoted by interfacing both buildings and infrastructure models into a single over-site federated BIM model. Dale has spoken at a number of local, national and international conferences including RTC Australia and AU events over the past several years. He is currently the Chairman of BIMWest.

Matt Hemming

Mitchell Brandtman
Matt is Partner with Mitchell Brandtman and manages the National 5D Cost Planning Team who specialise in leveraging BIM to provide clients with a new level of certainty. With 17 years' industry experience, Matt's market intelligence and thought leadership is highly regarded in the industry. An innovative approach to project delivery has ensured Matt has played a leading and influential role on some of the companies most significant projects.

Takrit Jirawudomchai

dwp
Takrit received a Master’s Degree in Architecture (M.Arch) from Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles, United States. Since then, Takrit has taken charge of many projects both in the U.S. and throughout Asia. Recently, Takrit has also lectured at the School of Architecture & Design at Assumption University and Raffles Design International School, both reputable and well-known design schools in Thailand. Takrit joined DWP as an Associate Design Director Architecture and BIM manager. He is primarily responsible for project coordination and documentation. His other responsibilities also include managing project design teams to deliver high-quality documentation in a timely manner. Takrit has also been a key team member on various large-scale projects, including high-rise towers, LEED Platinum buildings, and high-speed rail systems & terminals stations throughout Bangkok. He is highly competent in CAD and BIM software, and also has highly developed communication skills, and construction documentation & detailing.

Adam Kolsrud

John Wardle Architects
Adam is a bricoleur, a tailor and a pragmatic tinkerer; capable of seamlessly interlacing detail and concept. He is the craftsman who can apply both philosophical and technical knowledge to maneuver through the complex environments we engage with. These agencies of thinking and making are at his core. Adam embraces the challenge of creating meaningful architecture and recognises this process is not often straightforward. Adam's capabilities to resolve problems are adaptable across project typologies, relationships and systems. His expertise is evident in a diverse range of award winning projects and embedded into the culture of John Wardle Architects.

Daniel Kruimel

AAM
Daniel Kruimel is currently a Business Development Manager for AAM in Singapore where he utilizes his previous survey experience to provide 3D mapping and smart city solutions to clients in the south east Asian region. Daniel has over 14 years of experience in surveying covering cadastral, engineering, topographic, construction and hydrography. Working in these areas has given Daniel exposure to a wide range of technologies, including terrestrial scanning (static, mobile and handheld), GPS/GNSS systems, total stations and multibeam bathymetric sonars.

Elaine Lee

Perkins Eastman
Elaine Lee is a Senior Associate and licensed architect with Perkins Eastman in Los Angeles, California. Her current role as Project Architect involves balancing Revit and BIM knowledge and skills with architectural experience to create, mentor, and organize design teams and the projects these teams creatively develop. She recently completed studies in UX design and has started to incorporate design thinking concepts into architectural projects.

Deepak Maini

Cadgroup Australia
Deepak is a qualified Mechanical Engineer with more than 19 years' experience of working in the design industry. He is currently working as the National Technical Manager - Named Accounts, with Cadgroup Australia. Deepak is a regular speaker at Autodesk University in Las Vegas USA and was Winner of the Best Speaker in the Instructional
Demo Category at Autodesk University 2017. Deepak was rated among the Top Three Speakers at BILT ANZ and Top Six Speakers at BILT Asia. Deepak is the author of the "Up and Running with Autodesk Navisworks" and "Up and Running with Autodesk Advance Steel" series of textbooks. Deepak is also a guest lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and University of New South Wales (UNSW), two of the biggest universities in Australia.

Virat Manchanda

Imagine BIM
Virat Manchanda began his journey as an entrepreneur in the real estate development, general contracting and project management verticals before venturing into the BIM Consultancy space. He has earned his Bachelors in Civil Engineering from India and Masters in Construction Management from UT Austin, Texas USA. After his masters, he worked in the US for DPR Construction, (Top 10 Best Companies to Work For, America’s Rankings, Fortune 2014) and Harkins Builders. He later returned to India in 2004 to join his family real estate and general contracting business. A project manager at heart and always seeking precision, he stumbled upon Revit 4 years ago. Seeing its capabilities, he self trained for hundreds of hours to become an expert and later started his own BIM Consultancy which operates from Delhi India. He visited RTC Dublin as a delegate in 2014 and recently was a speaker at BILT Europe at Aarhus.

Behzad Mezkini

DP Architect Pte Ltd
Behzad Meskini is author in AUGI magazine and his blog www.dddmodeling.wordpress.com. Behzad started working with 3d Modelling software around 20 years ago with AutoCAD 13.1 when he was 13. In past 15 years he has spent a lot of time teaching and encouraging people to learn and use 3d Modelling software. He is member of Iranian Elite organization and he was competitor in World Skills Competition 2005 Finland. In his mind, nothing is impossible and everyone needs to try. He has spent more than 10 hours every day, in the past 16 years, learning and teaching. Behzad is the only person in the world with 14 professional Certificate from Autodesk and Dassault system. Behzad was AU Speaker in Thailand 2016 and BILT Asia 2017. He became Top Ten Speaker in his first try for BILT. Currently he is leading Integrated BIM in DP firm.

Dan Morrison

BIMtelligence
Graduating from University of Queensland as a Mechanical Engineer in 1994, Dan worked in Brisbane for 2 years and three years in the UK. 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 committee member for WA Revit Users, BIMWest and Collaborate ANZ. He has presented at RTC/ BILT in Australasia and Asia since 2011, at BIM Day Out and Construct15, as well as IEAust and other industry events. He is also co-author of “Mastering Autodesk Revit MEP 2015”. Dan is now director of BIMTelligence, a BIM Technology company, offering BIM and VDC Management, Consulting, Training and Revit Modelling for MEP services.

Anesh Narsai

Cox Architecture
Anesh is a Building Information Modelling (BIM) and design technology expert with experience leading and authoring BIM projects from inception to construction with budgets up to €830-million. In his current position he is responsible for recommending BIM strategies, producing and delivering training material, ongoing research and development, and application support to approximately 100 technical staff. He is interested in pushing the boundaries of 3D modelling and visual programming platforms to resolve increasingly sophisticated data driven design challenges, an advocate of BIM and Lean Construction delivery, Anesh maintains an application agonistic knowledge of the instruments available to improve Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) through Virtual Design and Construction (VDC). Demonstrably can be relied upon to achieve rationalised outcomes using parametric and computational technology within multiple ecologies and understands how to manage large and complex projects across various platforms, countries and disciplines.

Norris Ng

Aurecon
Norris is Digital Delivery Manager - Infrastructure Department, Aurecon Hong Kong, using different technologies to enhance service delivery. Upon his graduation from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), he worked as a site engineer for Gammon Construction Limited and developed many interesting workflows with Sketchup and free plugins to solve practical construction problems. He was facinated with low-cost and innovative solutions since then. He was then transferred to the VDC team in Gammon as a BIM engineer to further develop his skills in different software, such as Revit / Dynamo / Rhino / Grasshopper. Norris is also now a committee member of Autodesk Industry Advisory Board and Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Association, HKUST.

Chiara C. Rizzarda

Digital Strategies
Chiara C. Rizzarda possesses more than ten years of working experience in the Architectural and Interior Design fields as: Designer, Project Manager, Site Surveyor, Bim Coordinator, Educator and Tutor. She currently works as Deputy BIM Manager in Citterio-Viel & Partners. She excels in writing and public speaking and she is a well-known opinion maker on the Italian and European BIM stage. In 2017 she published "The BIM Challenge", a lecture-demo-action book with a 'create your own adventure' gamified learning section.

Leo Salce

Microdesk
Leo Salcé, Intl Assoc AIA, LEED AP, is the Director of Consulting services for the West Coast for Microdesk. With over 17 years of industry experience he has served as a technology consultant to hundreds of AECO organizations in the US and around the world, supporting a diverse set of initiatives around Building lifecycle processes and BIM integration. When not actively involved in consulting services projects, he continues to do extensive research on emerging technologies and new methodologies and techniques that solve productivity inefficiencies and workflow gaps in design, construction and operations processes empowered by Building Information Modeling. He holds degrees in Architecture and Computer Science from Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra in the Dominican Republic, where he is also a Registered Architect. He is an active educator, speaker and published writer on Building information modeling, sustainable design and visualization technology.

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 22 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.

Carl Storms

IMAGINiT Technologies
Drawing 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 nearly 10 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 his Blog www.theBIMsider.com, or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theBIMsider/.

Gerard Teo

ID Architects
Inclined towards application of parametric and optimization methods towards architectural design, as well as use of BIM methodologies in workflow efficiency and design. Runs the innovation and Virtual Reality department in ID Architects responsible for the integration of Computational Design and the setup as well as application of a Mixed Reality Studio.

Jiraporn Thammaraksa

Lumpini Wisdom And Solution Co., Ltd
I've been working as a BIM Consultant. Working on planning, facilitating and managing the transition to complex and integrated Building Information Modelling (BIM) systems for developers, designers and contractors. This includes the creation of roadmaps, workflows and standards suitable for the client’s identified goals. Coordinating information from a variety of parties in the design and construction stages of project, thus implementing the integrated BIM management. I've completed a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Master of Architecture in Architectural Management, with the research topic on "Management Guidelines for the transition period to apply Building Information Modeling (BIM) at the collaboration stage of design development for architect firms in Thailand."

Claudio Vittori Antisari

Digital Strategies
Claudio is an Architect specialized in BIM and Computational Design. He is one of the founders of Strategie Digitali a BIM and Computational Design consulting firm based in Milan, Italy. From 2009, he has been part of a BIM and Computational Design pioneer group in the RomaTre University under Professor Stefano Converso. During his last years of experience, he has had the the opportunity to work in different BIM roles in different world areas: from BIM researcher to BIM consultant up to BIM manager. This exposure has given him a deep understanding of the BIM process for architectural offices. Nowadays he spends most of his time helping designers improving efficiency and effectiveness in building design. He participates actively in the BIM national and international debate, taking part in BIM-related events and conferences, participating in university research groups, and giving his consultancy to governance projects.

Matt Wash

BVN
Matt Wash is a professional engineer, now working at Architecture BVN within their Design Technology group. Prior to joining BVN in July 2017, Matt has over 20 years’ experience with Arup globally. Combining his skills as an engineer with his experience as a technician, Matt is keen to maximize the benefits of the BIM process and implement Lean Construction principles. Matt completed his post-graduate certificate in Building Information Modelling and Integrated Design in 2013 with the University of Salford, UK.

Simon Yorke

Aurecon
A Designer, Modeler, Simulator, Maker, Drone Pilot, and Futurist, with a passion for good design and innovative use of emergent technologies. For over a decade Simon’s work has focused on identifying and integrating intelligent design and simulation tools into the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industries. As an early adopter of 3D visualization tools for spatial analysis and optimization in digital design, he has developed a number innovative approaches for end to end workflows. From the Reality Capture technologies of photogrammetry, laser scanning and UAV/Drones, through to VR and AR simulators for stakeholder digital design engagement, Simon is pushing the boundaries of how we engage with the design process through immersive experiences.