Speakers

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KEYNOTE: Dr. Beau Lotto

Lab of Misfits

Dr Beau Lotto is the Founder and CEO of Lab of Misfits, the world’s first neuro-design studio. Uncertainty and the brain’s need to resolve it is essential for thinking about not only branding and business, but design, leadership and innovation. Misfits is a team of scientists, designers and producers who discover the essential questions about the nature of uncertainty. Their work provides a deeper, scientific basis for an organisations DNA & Strategy, creates content that expands PR & marketing potential, and strengthens its internal and external relationships. By focusing on how the perceptual brain resolves the fundamental challenge of uncertainty, The Lab of Misfits gives audiences and clients the opportunity to create … and more than this … to embody innovation. Their results inform and transform. They have worked with the Edelman Group and TJ Max, Golin and L’Oreal, and are currently working Cirque du Soleil.

Beau is one of the few speakers to have given two TED talks, which have amassed over 6 million views combined. He has also spoken at Google’s Zeitgest Minds, Wired, G8 and made significant programme contributions to BBC's Horizon, National Geographic Channel and PBS in the US.


Sol Amour

designtech

Sol holds both a Bachelor of Architectural Studies and a Masters of Architecture from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He has experience in a diverse range of fields ranging from construction through landscaping, industrial design and architecture. He has focused his career on education and a technical understanding of complex problems, tempered by carefully considered holistic design. Most of his career has been set within multidisciplinary firms, working on large scale commercial projects, where his focus has been upon communication, clarity and effectiveness between all parties involved - all while delivering outstanding bespoke design solutions.

He now works at designtech in London, exploring diverse fields inclusive of automation, parametric design, form finding, generative and iterative design, software augmentation and creation and coal-face project work.


Sonny Andalis

AECOM Singapore

Sonny Andalis is the BIM Manager for AECOM Transport Division. He is registered civil engineer in the Philippines with a professional focus in Transport Engineering and BIM. He is also a registered ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineer and Structural Engineering Specialist. He has 15 years combined experience in government service, rail & airport engineering and has work for Building Construction Authority, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and CPGairport respectively. He has written technical papers on BIM interoperability and GIS integration; regulations for both BIM for buildings and infrastructure and BIM for Structural Engineers. He has participated in the Virtual Singapore (VSG) project, Underground Geospatial Information Management (UGIM) and several National Research Foundation projects funded research projects in collaboration with National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University.


Frederic Beaupere

Herzog & de Meuron

Frederic Beaupere is an architect working at Herzog de Meuron since 2012.There he joined the Digital Technologies Group team, where he works as a BIM Manager. Beside the usual tasks like setup, training and support, he enjoys helping teams with pyRevit scripts on all kinds of tasks, that he creates with RevitPythonShell. Before joining HdM in Basel, Switzerland, he worked at various offices in Hamburg and Berlin like Laura Jahnke Architekten, Zaha Hadid and Barkow Leibinger, after his diploma at TU Kaiserslautern 2007. He enjoys writing Python both at work and at home.


Raghavendra Bhat

Stantec

Raghavendra Bhat is a BIM Leader at Stantec Pune office, providing integrated project delivery expertise utilizing Autodesk software. Bhat has over 12 years of professional experience working in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry using BIM technology on a wide variety of international and local projects (for example, federal government, public works, wet infrastructure, and skyscrapers). Bhat has also mentored, trained, developed standard guidelines and project standard templates. Coordinate with a global team to support mainly the Water Delivery Group including developing communications, comparing methods, and collaborating towards common growth and integration of BIM globally.


Jens Kristian Birkmose

COWI

Jens Kristian is a Structural engineer and CADD/BIM/VDC Process Specialist at COWI, a Danish based worldwide engineering company.
Works with optimizing use of Revit and other Autodesk products through content, standards and software development.
Part of a team designed to formalize workflow and processes to increase project efficiency and profitability. Working directly with IT department to coordinate hardware and network systems resources with software end users' experience.
Involved in the development, setup and use of private VDI and HPC cloud systems.


Marzia Bolpagni

Mace

Marzia is a BIM Advisor at Mace in London where she develops and implements digital construction solutions for international clients. She is also a PhD Candidate at Politecnico di Milano where she is finalising a thesis on ways of managing and controlling public works through innovative digital approaches. She collaborated with two advanced BIM-aware public clients: the Massachusetts Port Authority (USA) and the UK Ministry of Justice. In 2017 the Italian Engineer Association assigned her the 'Woman Ingenious' award for her work on BIM at international level. She is keen on knowledge sharing and passioned about her work. She is glad to be a member of BIM Excellence Initiative, Assistant Editor and Italian Language Editor of the BIM Dictionary, member of the Italian Organization for Standardization (UNI), UK BIM Alliance and European Committee for Standardization (CEN) TC 442 where she chairs a Task Group on LOD standardisation.


Kristian Bursell

CADSwift Pty Ltd

At the very beginning of Kristian's career he 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, Kristian started CADSWIFT as a BIM implementation, management and process expert. He 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 the potentials of intelligent BIM content for ARCHICAD.

Kristian has been regarded as one of the worlds foremost experts in ARCHICAD's content creation language - GDL - for some time now. He creates the most advanced content for manufacturers products as well as highly intelligent and parametric content for architects. Kristian's main focus is on what he calls Dynamic and Intelligent BIM Content. This refers to highly parametric content which encompasses all possible configuration options and can leverage external data.


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.


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 experience 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 been involved in various projects such as tall buildings, commercial buildings, airports and refurbishments.

He worked in different countries such Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Dubai for number of years and has moved in 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 present this information interactively using Power BI for office use which became a significant time-saver in extracting information out of Revit model.

Last month, he successfully earned his Engineering Technician Membership with the Institution of Civil Engineers and was also one of the speaker in the BiLT Asia 2018; both were new milestones in his career that he will never forget.


Dan Chasteen

Perkins + Will

A Digital Practice Manager at Perkins+Will Dan Chasteen is part of a small formalized technology team known as Digital Practice, responsible for vision, strategy, policy, resources and direction for the use of the technologies that support the interdisciplinary practice of a global architecture firm. Dan also develops digital strategies for key projects and advises design teams on the latest innovative processes and technology. While at Perkins+Will Dan has contributed vision, teamwork and leadership to deliver more than a dozen major innovations helping to differentiate the firm. Dan is the former owner of Digital Construction Studio and an IT consulting service. He holds dual degrees in Environmental Design and Building Science from Auburn University.


Nis Boile Christensen

BIM Equity A/S

I work with Facility Management with focus on advising building owners how to optimize their operation and maintenance and space management.

What i do, derives from my education in Architectural Technology and Construction Management, backed up with the degree cand.scient.techn in Building Informatics (BIM). Through my education and working experience i have obtained a broad and solid understanding of the connection between Theory and Practise within the uses of BIM in the Danish and International building industry with an added focus on Facility Management.

My focus is put into the use of ICT in the building lifecycle, with focus on harvesting the low hanging fruits as a direct outcome of the ICT requirements and process involved.


Kelly Cone

ClearEdge3D

Kelly is passionate about process and technology innovation and how they can change industries and people's lives. He has 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 has had the privilege of growing and leading one of the most talented VDC & Process Innovation teams in the industry. Those experiences have taught him there is a better way to create our built environment, and he wants to make that way become a reality. At ClearEdge3D, Kelly guides development of the tools necessary for design and construction firms to get the most out of reality capture within the AEC industry, with the goal of closing the gap between the virtual and real world.


Francisco Contreras

CTI

Francisco Contreras. Is a Chilean architect, BIM specialist and Revit application developer for his company CTI. He has 10 years of experience using BIM for almost every possible use. He has worked in the coordination of more than 800.000 m2 in all disciplines of building. Has taught Revit in several universities and private companies. In 2012 he was the sub-director of the project that created the first BIM standard in Chile. Has developed several Revit applications that are available in the Autodesk AppStore. He created Hanger Generator 2, a Revit application that automates the creation of hangers in MEP elements, which is currently used in more than 20 countries. Currently is the BIM coordinator of an important hospital project in Chile.


Mike Coombe

Niras A/S

Mike has been working with Revit and BIM for the last 10 years. Starting as a structural technician with Niras and working on a broard range of Revit projects throughout his time there. He now works as a BIM manager with a passion for all things BIM. Focus has now shifted to the development and implementation of new workflows and technologies to improve the quality of models and flow of data between the software’s used by large interdisciplinary company.


Thomas Corrie

Hopkins Architects Partnership LLP

Thomas Corrie is an Associate Partner at Hopkins Architects in London. He studied architecture at the University of Sheffield and joined Hopkins in 2006 to work on Kroon Hall at Yale University. Thomas was then an integral part of the design team for the London 2012 Velodrome where he first started developing his skills in parametric modelling. Subsequent projects include a new concert hall at Bryanston School and the initial stages of a new 5* hotel on Hyde Park Corner. Since 2015 Thomas has been the full-time Head of BIM for the practice, working on a wide range and scale of buildings. He is interested in complex geometry, data, mapping, scripting—and in his spare time he cycles, sketches and photographs blind windows.


Martin Coyne

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Martin has been the BIM Manager for KPF’s London office since 2013, working as part of a global team to push use of technology and BIM methodologies alongside developing and maintaining practice standards.

Martin’s background is as an architect, with a particular focus on large-scale project such as airports and commercial/residential towers. From being lucky enough to get a taste for using Revit in 2003, a passion for smarter working methods has driven his journey towards overseeing the digital practices for some of the largest projects around. He has taken the opportunity over the past few years to focus on pushing BIM implementation within firms and leading the development of BIM workflows, methodologies and documentation.

In addition to his daily role, Martin is also a regular guest lecturer on the BIMM MSc course at Middlesex University, and is a co-founder and committee member of the UK Dynamo User Group.


Martijn de Riet

Bimforce

Martijn has a degree in building engineering since 2004. His career has been centered on Information Management. Martijn started his career as self-employed BIM engineer and became a well-known Revit expert. In 2015 Martijn co-founded Bimforce, a company aiming to improve communication in the BIM process.
Martijn helped over twenty-five companies implementing BIM workflows and worked as an external BIM Manager on large and complex construction projects, including laboratories, schools, government and research facilities.
Martijn has a history of standard development and a longstanding interest in Open BIM and Open Data workflows. He is main author of the Dutch Revit Standards, and seats in the Technical Committee for the Revit Standards Foundation. Martijn has been Chairman for buildingSMART Benelux from 2015 to 2017, wrote several publications on IFC workflows and has spoken at multiple conferences on the practical implementation of IFC workflows.


David Delgado Vendrell

DDV Arquitectura

David Delgado Vendrell, an architect by ETSAV (Polytechnic University of Catalonia), and CEO of DDV Arquitectura, micro-architecture office, and BIM consultancy. He is specialist in the use of the ArchiCAD platform, and his bet of methodological implementation in BIM is based on the use of open standards, also called openBIM.

He is an active member of the BIM User Group of Catalonia (GuBIMCat) and a partner of buildingSMART Spanish Chapter, to whom he also represents in the IUG (International User Group) of buildingSMART International. He also collaborates in the "We Build the Future" Commission of ITEC in Catalonia, in the representation of the CoAC, the national Architects Association. He has co-authored the BIM classification system "GuBIMclass," an initiative of GuBIMCat and Infraestructures de Catalunya. He is a beta-tester of the ITEC TCQ2000 4D-5D software as an expert in ArchiCAD and interoperability between both platforms. He has developed beta-testing tasks also for Graphisoft's BIMx tool and the Android system.


Michal Dengusiak

BuroHappold Engineering

Michal achieved his Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering at Poznan University of Technology in Poland in 2006. He started his career with Arup, where he achieved his Chartership status with CIBSE and formed a strong grounding in the Built Environment. Currently working for BuroHappold in Berlin as senior engineer, Michal is responsible for leading energy simulation on a number of large projects and helping with MEP design work. He is passionate about creative new approaches to modelling and thermal simulation, adopting parametric design techniques and BIM workflows concentrating on calculations and thereby improving project efficiency. Outside of work, you might find Michal beekeeping, playing badminton, or programming.


Peter Dragovic

IBE d.d.

I have been working with BIM since 2009. I work at engineering and consulting company full time, so my work is mostly based around Revit, Dynamo, Civil 3D and SAC. Because working only on civil structures wasn’t enough for me, I started to collaborate with architects on different projects and writing a blog about Revit and Dynamo.
The blog can be found on this link, don’t be alarmed if the language seems strange, it’s Slovenian www.bim.si


Alaa El kabbany

Dar Al-Handasah

I work as an "Architect_BIM Specialist" @ DAR AL Handasah Group...[http://www.dargroup.com/] [http://www.dar.com/] ....I am certified as Revit professional, 2013 and 2015. I am certified as Autodesk certified instructor [ACI] in 2017. I've complete the certificate of Building Information Modeling-Project Management from the UK-Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors [RICS]. My job focuses on 5 main tasks, Managing BIM process on projects, Conducting BIM Trainings and workshops, Communicating with technology developers for technology upgrading and keeping up with, BIM setup development inside the company for standards, workflows, R&D....etc., Fifth is the BIM support to project teams and managers besides troubleshooting on projects when required. Working in BIM projects as BIM specialist provided me skills, awareness and experience through different BIM uses and industry practice.


Simon Fiele

COWI

Simon is a Constructing Architect and BIM/VDC Process Specialist at COWI, a Danish based worldwide engineering company.
He is working with optimizing use of Revit with focus on MEP through standardization.
The last couple of years Simon has working with optimizing process and workflows to increase project efficiency.
Before COWI Simon has worked in Denmark's biggest Autodesk reseller company, where he also working with Revit implementation and workflow optimization.


Michael Fuchs

IB Lang GmbH

Michael likes to rethink common thought patterns. He enjoys walking into the unknown future, but keeps in mind that you also need practical solutions for todays work.
After his major in electronics he then studied architecture and civil engineering at Graz University of Technology. Focusing specifically on parametric design and digital fabrication.
Since 2016 he has been working for IB Lang GmbH in Graz where he has been responsible for the implementation of BIM and the adaptation of the working methodology it involves.


Radu Gidei

Grimshaw

Radu likes to bill himself as a creative thinker, walking the fine line between unencumbered creativity and highly rational and analytical thinking. Also likes to wear many hats, amongst which: BIM manager at Grimshaw, coder, maker, BIM geek, musician, university lecturer at Canterbury School of Architecture and committee member for the UK Dynamo User Group. With a background in computer programming, followed up by an architectural education, it should come as no surprise Radu is constantly making and contributing to open-source applications for AEC, hacking together interactive models, learning new things or arguing on twitter about all things BIM.


Udo Haedicke

FARO Europe GmbH & Co. KG

As a Product Manager in the BIM-group at FARO, Udo focuses on customer success in the BIM-world with a strategic focus on software. He's responsible for a set of tools that help engineers capturing reality and bring this information into BIM-design software. Starting as a structural engineer in a design office two decades ago, Udo moved into the BIM-software sales business 10 years ago. Before joing FARO Udo has been a Product Manager in Autodesk’s BIM-group for more than 4 years and was responsible for structural steel detailing products like Advance steel and Steel connections for Revit.


Rana Hamed

Dar Al-Handasah

Rana is a Senior Architect & BIM Coordinator at "Dar Al Handasah" a multinational organization at the AEC industry, that operates in 40 offices in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe.
Whereas the 5 principal design centers are located in Beirut, Cairo, London, Pune, and Amman.
Rana has over than 12 years of experience in the AEC industry acquired from various roles and responsibilities.
She has been responsible for projects’ BIM implementation throughout her working years’ experience in Dar.
Almost 9 Years of BIM implementation experience in Mega Projects such as Mecca Metro Stations, Qatar Green Line Rail Way Stations, Dubai Dragon Resort, Egypt Arkan Resort, …etc.
She holds several certifications such as RICS, Autodesk Certified Instructor (ACI) & Revit Professional Certificates.


Johan Hanegraaf

Mecanoo Architects

Johan Hanegraaf is a Design Technology Specialist at Mecanoo architecten and combines his degrees in architecture, engineering and computer science to push the limits of today’s digital design tools. He is actively promoting, teaching and developing new workflows for emerging technologies. With his latest creation ArchiSpace, Johan tries to bridge the gap between computation and intuition by connecting BIM to a virtual reality design environment. As an architect he strongly believes that smarter digital tools will improve collaboration, enhance creativity and lead to a better built environment.


Nathan Hildebrandt

Fulton Trotter Architects
Stream Lead

Nathan Hildebrandt is a Director at Fulton Trotter Architects in Australia. He is a Registered Architect and has worked on over 50 projects in the Aged Care, Education, Community and Sport and Recreation sectors. He also leads the Fulton Trotter Digital brand that assists in the briefing, specification and documentation and information management services for asset owners.

A highly regarded expert in using ARCHICAD and openBIM processes, Nathan has presented at over 30 events across Australia, North America and Europe. He is Stream Lead for BILT ANZ, Chair of BrisBIM, Chair of ACA QLD | NT / AIA QLD BIM Taskforce, and as a member for buildingSMART Australasia leading the presentation series for 2018. Nathan has also won the BIMshow Live, Rob Jackson openBIM award in 2018.


Eva Hörtnagl

Build Informed

At Build Informed Eva specialized on training and consulting structural engineering in Revit - reaching from reinforcement to specialized software interfaces. By acquiring the skill of fast and real accurate modelling, she now leads various complex BIM modeling tasks. Working as a project technician since 2007 at a renowned architects and engineers office she discovered her passion for BIM. Simultaneously she achieved a Master's degree in civil and environmental engineering at University Innsbruck in 2016.


Joseph Huang

Stantec

Joseph Chuen-huei Huang is Principal Architect / BIM Practice Leader at Stantec. He has more than 20 years of professional experience in the AEC industry and has served as the BIM Manager for numerous large scale projects including the Panama Canal Third Set of Locks. His project experience ranges from vertical construction to large-scale infrastructure, where he has successfully integrated BIM into project design and construction phases. Besides that, he is the author of Participatory Design for Prefab House: Using Internet and Query Approach of Customizing Prefabricated Houses, and presents BIM-related topics regularly to universities and global industry groups at international conferences like AU, SAME, ACADIA, eCAADe, and CADDRIA. He is a licensed architect registered in Illinois, an AIA professional member, and holds a PhD degree in Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology.


Daniel Hurtubise

Data-Shapes

I am part of a BIM consultancy group named Data-Shapes. We work with high-end architectural design firms along with large engineering companies.
My job is to plan, support, train and guide parties involve in the BIM process. I work with tools, methodologies but most importantly with human beings.
I also happen to be one of the founder of the PRUG (Paris Revit User Group) and the DPUG (Dynamo Paris User Group). I’ve also been a repeated speaker at BILT and Autodesk University.


Margarida Jeronimo Barbosa

A-Lab

Margarida is a BIM manager for A-lab, an architectural company based in Oslo, Norway. Margarida is an architect with a master degree from the Architectural School of Lisbon, Portugal.
She expertized working as a reality capture specialist at the Beck Group, in Dallas (USA, Texas) and as an architect at Dark and Grape Architects, in Oslo (Norway); additionally she is a PhD candidate at the Lisbon Faculty of Architecture in Portugal. Both her professional work as well as PhD thesis focuses on BIM workflows.


Hrvoje Jukić

Arhitektonski studio Helman i Jukić

An architect with 20 years of experience in industry. AutoCAD user since R10, Revit user since 2010.
Co-founder and co-owner of “Arhitektonski studio Helman & Jukić”. Designed and collaborated on numerous projects of different categories and sizes, often for international customers.
From year 2010 on, focused on BIM implementation and management.
Held a lectures and webinars on advantages of BIM and Revit particularly. Croatian language co - editor of BIM Dictionary.
Speaker and co-speaker at RTC 2016 Porto on topics of usage of Revit for modular prefabrication and collaboration in non-BIM environment.
Since 2013 working closely with Vertiv (former Emerson Network Power) as BIM consultant and architect for data centre and similar projects around the world.


Sylvester Knudsen

MT Højgaard

Sylvester Knudsen is working at one of Denmark's biggest general contractors MT Hoejgaard, as a VDC Consultant and as part of the Computational Design and Construction group, where the goal is to implement and develop computation in the company’s daily workflows. Passionate about BIM, utilising data and computational workflows, Sylvester strives to make better projects by using data for better decision making. In his daily work, Revit and Dynamo are the primary tools for data management.


Adam Krug

Wavin

Adam received his master degree in Environmental Engineering at Poznań University of Technology. After that he worked four years at local contractor as site engineer and estimator. For last three years works as senior BIM engineer at Wavin developing BIM content, Revit plug-ins, giving trainings and demos on usage of the content and many other related tasks. Passionate about programming.


Jason Kunkel

CADD Microsystems

Jason Kunkel is the AEC Manager for CADD Microsystems where he heads up a team of likeminded individuals who are passionate about design and technology and making them work together. He has worked both in front of and behind the monitor in the AEC industry for over 20 years. He began his career as an architectural designer, but quickly discovered a passion and knack for technology. He migrated to the IT support world, applying that passion to help architects and engineers leverage technology in new and exciting ways, and save time in the process. He is one of the founders of RevitRVA, a Revit user group in the central Virginia area, and has a wide array of knowledge and experience with both software and hardware to help companies improve their processes and work more effectively.


Martin Lah

Elea iC

Civil engineering professional with over 10 years of experience in implementation of BIM methodology.
Currently he is responsible for systematic implementation of BIM methodology in iC group of companies and in major infrastructure and building engineering projects. In particular for development of internal BIM standards, BIM execution planning, 3D modelling, BIM coordination (quality control), 4D and 5D modelling for cost estimates and controlling and PIM – Project information management.


Grega Lajkovič

Elea iC

Civil engineering professional, a high-rise structural engineer and a member of internal BIM implementation group, particularly responsible for 5D BIM development.


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.


Damien Lefranc

LEGENDRE

Damien is a graduate in construction engineering at ESITC Caen, and started his career in a SME company as an apprentice. He worked on a project, at the end of his studies, about BIM Interoperability. He has been interested in digital and construction since the beginning of his high school studies and expand his skills in BIM process in Denmark at VIA University College during his 4th year in engineering school. He join Legendre group in December 2014. This group is based in Rennes and has several projects in France and England. As a VDC seeker, he develops subjects about modeling, methodoly, logistic, coordination and management in BIM.


Susanne Lund

Sigma Estimates

Susanne has more than 20 years of experience in the AEC industry as a trusted advisor and BIM business consultant. She has been promoting BIM and has authored several learning and teaching books for Autodesk products. With a background as Autodesk Partner Manager, Susanne has been teaching and working with Autodesk Partners around the world and helped plan and implement BIM strategies for a wide range of organizations, across teams and functions. During the last 3 years at Sigma Estimates, Susanne has been working with some of the most innovative and progressive AEC industry leaders around 5D BIM – implementing and always pushing for advancement.


Thomas Mahon

Bimorph

Thomas is the Founding Director of Bimorph and a computational design/BIM specialist. With a background in Architecture, he has worked with leading architectural firms including Foster + Partners and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners on a diverse range of high-profile projects.

He has continued to push the boundaries of digital technology, specialising in computational design/BIM to pioneer new paradigms for building design and delivery. His achievements include spearheading and developing a groundbreaking workflow-automation tool for Apple Park (Foster + Partners), and rationalising the double-curved roof structure of the new Macallan Distillery (RSHP) using cutting-edge procedural modelling techniques.

Aware of the advantages this approach offers the construction industry, Thomas set-up Bimorph to enable construction professionals to supplant conventional industry practises and realise next-generation buildings by utilising these techniques.


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.


Ksenija Marc

DRI Investment Management

Head of Department for Technical Support and Development at DRI Investment Management Ltd. Representative of Slovenia in EU BIM Task Group


Angie Mendez

A-Lab

Angie is from Costa Rica but is based in Oslo. Back in 2007 she witnessed how BIM technology became a game changer in the building industry in Norway. After exploring diverse digital tools Revit became the weapon of choice. She then assumed the responsibility to secure the continuity and stability of the transformation process in her company and put her creativity to use to engage her colleagues and eventually those who collaborated with them.
After achieving a level of expertise, her duty extended to interdisciplinary coordination and consultancy for contractors.
The Norwegian construction magazine Byggaktuelt called her in 2012 Norway’s BIM ninja.
Since, she has been teaching lots of people from different fields and has been a speaker in several conferences in Norway and Sweden.
In 2017 she became associate partner in a-lab architects, position she uses to continue being an ambassador of new technologies.​


Behzad Meskini

DP Architect, Pte Ltd

He is Deputy BIM in DP Architect to define BIM vision and road map for next few years. Behzad is author in AUGI magazine and his own blog www.dddmodeling.wordpress.com. He start his work with 3d Modelling software around 20 years ago with AutoCAD 13.1 when he was thirteen. In past 15 years he spend a lot of time for 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 vision nothing is impossible and everybody need to try to push the boundary and change world. He spend more than 10 hours every day in past 16 years for learning and teaching. only person in the world with 14 professional Certificate from Autodesk and Dassault system. Speaker in BiLT Asia 2016, 2017, AU Asean, Australia and Top Ten Speaker in BiLT Asia.


Jostein Berger Olsen

Sweco Norway

Jostein Olsen is a structural engineer working for Sweco in Norway. Here he has gathered 10 years of experience in the AEC industry working on everything from small scale industrial projects to large infrastructure projects. He has a wide experience with practical BIM workflows and has dug deep into the wonderful world of Dynamo, on which he has his own blog jbdynamo.blogspot.com. He is also a moderator on the official Dynamo forum and is a strong believer in the Dynamo Community. He has a passion for finding the practical middle ground between the BIM-idealists and the more conservative forces in the industry and thinks parametric modelling software can help close that gap.


Mariam Osman

Kohn Pederson Fox Associates

Mariam joined KPF in 2017 to assist in managing the BIM development and provide expertise in improving design workflows. She involved in solving complex design challenges with expertise in optimization and data visualization using visual programming and scripting.
Mariam focuses on interoperability of BIM and other digital design tools. She collaborates with the KPF applied research team and consultants to identify opportunities for providing solutions that provides the most efficient designs to clients. She works on providing the latest technology to the teams that optimizes the design process.
Before joining KPF, Mariam worked for Foster and Partners delivering large scale projects like airports, stadia and mixed-used developments. She helped in delivering automated workflows using cutting edge computational design tools in BIM.


Riccardo Pagani

BIMOn

I'm an architect based in Rome (Italy), with 9 years of experience in BIM; I started working in 2009 as a consultant and finally I founded BIMon in 2015, one of the first BIM consulting company in Italy. After two years I founded React Studio, and today we work on BIM design and management at an international level. I'm experienced on BIM transformation and implementations, BIM divulger and tech-enthusiast. I put all of myself into communicating why I do what I do and I love doing it. Founder of the Dynamo Meetup group in Italy and consultant for writing the UNI rules on BIM in Italy.


Salman Pey

Niras

My name is Salman Pey and I am currently Head of BIM in Niras, with a background as engineer from technical university of Denmark . I have been working with BIM implementation for last 10 years in different types of companies. My responsibilities include technology development, staff training, support, process improvement and implementation of BIM


Gordon Price

Pragmatic Praxis

Over the last 20 years Gordon has been a Job Captain, CAD Manager, BIM Lead, BIM Manager & IT Manager. He has implemented & managed Revit in multiple offices, and supported teams on projects ranging from small scale commercial tenant improvements to a $500,000,000 signature Higher Ed project.
In 2010 he founded Pragmatic Praxis to provide web based Revit training, tools and support, and starting writing Px Tools to automate the install, customisation & management and eventual uninstall of various software. In other words “the tool he always wished he had when he was a CAD/BIM/IT Manager”.


Michael Richert

BIM6D

Michael Richert is a German MEP / HVAC engineer, founder and executive director of BIM6D Southeast Asia and BIM6D Northwestern Europe with over 30 years of experience in the design and construction of major projects around the world. Since 2008 he has dedicated himself to digital planning and construction. He is an IPD / VDC and BIM pioneer. He works tirelessly on the introduction of the IPD / VDC / BIM digital processes. He completed his studies at CIFE Stanford University California and at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland. Michael's belief is my next work is my best work and without changing the mindset IPD / VDC and BIM will not work.


Ben Robinson

Hawkins\Brown

Ben Robinson is a computational Designer at Hawkins\Brown. Whilst working to achieve his RIBA accreditation, to become an architect, Ben splits his time between working on live design projects and for Hawkins\Brown’s Digital Studio as a computational designer. For both cases Ben looks to design new digital tools that utilise Revit and Revit API, Dynamo, Python and Grasshopper with a strong focus on workflow automation and productivity.

In 2017 Ben was the runner up in the Architects Journals Inspiring Graduate Prize for his work at Hawkins\Brown.


Martin Röck

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)

Martin Röck is a junior scientist and doctoral candidate in the working group Sustainable Construction of Graz University of Technology. Prior to studying architecture, he specialized in building systems and energy design. Over the years, he has gained extensive work experience in BIM application and process development, provided lectures and trainings at different universities as well as BIM consulting in a number of Austrian architectural offices. In his master thesis he explored various aspects of sustainable construction by combining participatory design approaches and the implementation of environmental assessments in BIM-design processes. Continuing the path started during his time as guest researcher at ETH Zurich, Martin Röck is now focusing on the integration of sustainable construction and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) into BIM-based design processes within a number of international research projects.


Christopher Rossetto

Grimshaw

Christopher is an architectural BIM Specialist at Grimshaw, leading BIM in the Melbourne studio and working as part of Grimshaw's global Design Technology Team. After completing a Master of Architecture, Chris has worked with Architects in Melbourne, London, and Rotterdam. Chris has 10 years experience as both a Revit user and implementer of BIM, and is a regular attendee at BILT.


Samo Saje

Elea iC

Civil engineer, BIM modeller and designer at Elea iC, specialized for building information modelling, parametric modelling and modelling process development in the field of infrastructure, especially tunnels. Responsible for BIM development, BIM modelling and plan production. Actively involved in development of BIM solutions for tunnelling.


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.


Lejla Secerbegovic

Autodesk GmbH

Lejla Secerbegovic is a digital technology enthusiast and licensed architect in Germany with 10+ years of experience in the building industry. Her main skills are around Autodesk BIM solutions like Revit, Navisworks and BIM 360 products, including current topics like Dynamo and Virtual Reality.
Lejla is working as technical specialist for BIM topics at Autodesk since 2015. Before joining Autodesk, she worked for several architectural offices in Austria and Germany and supported BIM adoption as a BIM project manager at Max Boegl, a major German construction company.


David Sewell

Perkins + Will

David Sewell is Design Applications Manager at Perkins+Will London and is part of a global team, whose primary focus is overseeing the strategy and implementation on all things digital practice to support the practice of a global architecture firm. With over 20 years’ experience across disciplines and sectors, David has held technology leadership roles connecting IT, Building Information Modeling (BIM), practice management, and project delivery.


Conor Shaw

Shaw Architectural Solutions

Conor is a veteran speaker, debuting in Delft, 2013, discussing BIM for SMEs and BiLT last year speaking about Scan-to-BIM for historical buildings. Trained as a construction engineer he has recently received his Masters in Construction and Real Estate Management from the HTW Berlin. He established Shaw Architectural Solutions in 2014 which offers BIM consultancy services throughout Europe. His clients include Buro Happold Engineering, Berlin, Farrimond MacManus Archaeological Surveyors, Belfast and Riques Raques Architecture in Helsinki. Recently Conor has been involved in establishing a network of professionals with a shared vision of sustainable building practices and is currently working on a number of straw-bale housing projects. He is currently based on Ljubljana and eagerly awaiting the arrival of the BiLT conference!


Adam Sheather

Bad Monkeys
Program Manager

Bad Monkeys are out to put a dent in the AEC industry. We want to change how people construct the world around them. Our goal is to change people’s attitudes, towards sharing and collaboration so that we can all create something that will last forever.


Owen Slootweg

Bimforce

Owen began his career as an architect at Oosterhuis Lenard where he designed and engineered complex shapes. During his studies, at TU Delft, he completed Virtual TU Delft. This was an online interactive 3D model of the TU Delft campus. At the department Hyperbody, faculty of architecture he did research on real-time BIM. Also, he was a teacher of Msc students at the faculty of architecture. From 2011 to 2016 he worked for Cepezed as an architect and BIM manager.

Owen has worked on several projects. They include CET multi-event centre in Budapest, Hungary, Student design for a CNC fabricated pavilion, Nanjing, China, Mockup for Protospace, research in building with CNC fabricated EPS, Regionaal Topklinisch Interventie Centrum Heerhugowaard for MCA hospital.

Owen was editor of the bookzine iA#3: Emotive Styling. He engineered the design that was in the Revit 2010 splashscreen and was nominated for the Archiprix.


Igor Starkov

EcoDomus

Mr. Starkov is a computer scientist and entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in software consulting and development. Mr. Starkov also has over 15 years of experience leveraging technology to improve construction project delivery and management of the built environment.

Mr. Starkov’s experience in the AEC, IT, and Facilities Management arenas and his in depth knowledge of Building Information Modeling (BIM), Lean Construction methodology, and Energy Management issues provide him with the unique capability of providing versatile information-enabled solutions.

He brings particular expertise in technology-enabled COBie (Construction Operation Building information exchange) workflow analysis and in creating applications that combine relational databases with analytical and visualization capabilities.

Prior to co-founding EcoDomus, Mr. Starkov co-founded Latista Technologies (acquired by Textura, now Oracle), the leading provider of construction field administration software solutions.


Jack Stewart

Hawkins\Brown

Jack Stewart is an ARB accredited Architect and leads the Digital Studio at Hawkins\Brown. Helping to lead the design and delivery of the Here East project, a 1.2 million square foot mixed use development, in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Jack embraced the opportunity to use the project as a vehicle for developing his expertise in emerging technology.

Recently he has moved into a full-time role leading the digital studio at Hawkins\Brown. Acting as a shared office resource Jack can offer support, where needed, across all projects. This includes offering focused scripting and coding expertise to help resolve design challenges and to also create tools that deliver more robust and efficient production information.

More broadly this involves looking at digital technology across the practice, exploring how it can innovate how we better practice architecture and more importantly; how we create better places.


Daniel Stine

LHB

Dan is an Author, Blogger, Educator, BIM Administrator and Wisconsin registered architect. He works full-time at LHB - a 250 person full-service design firm. At LHB Dan provides staff and client training and support on design software; Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD, Civil 3D and more. He is involved in professional lighting design and energy modelling workflow development. Additionally, Dan has helped implement the use of Virtual & Augmented Reality in the firm's practice - which has been used with staff, clients and at public events for architecture, civil and engineering projects.


Carl Storms

IMAGINiT

Drawing on his 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. This experience aids him in providing the business case for BIM and how it makes the most of 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 as a co-host on two AEC Industry Podcasts: The Simply Complex Podcast - Conference Edition, as well as BluePrints a podcast mostly about Bluebeam Revu.


Francisco Tabanera Asensio

Modelical

Francisco Tabanera is a BIM and parametric design consultant at Modelical. With a background as an architect for several years at Sagrada Familia’s design team, Francisco joined Modelical to help in several tasks, form challenging large projects development to corporate implementation. Currently, he is the leader of the R&D department in Modelical. Francisco got his Bachelor in Architecture from Barcelona Tech - ETSAB and earned a Master in Advanced Design and Digital Architecture from ELISAVA.


Martin Taurer

LivingRoomCraftZ
Program Manager

Born in Austria too long ago to remember, Martin graduated as an Architect from Technical University Graz, Austria in 1987 and practiced in Austria, Germany and Brazil through 1999. At that time he joined Autodesk briefly, then moved to the fledgling Revit Technology Corporation in 2001, before getting reabsorbed by Autodesk with its purchase of Revit the following year. He worked as a product designer and product manager on Revit in multiple geographies including both Japan and Australia, before joining a new technologies based architectural and consulting practice in the Netherlands in 2007, LivingRoomCraftz (www.livingroomcraftz.com). Martin has spoken at numerous conferences including RTC, is an author, blogger whose deep technical expertise in many of the most complex BIM tools has him in high demand throughout Europe and the rest of the world.”


Magnus Therkildsen

Sigma Estimates

Magnus is a brilliant and passionate engineer by heart, with a background in software and microchip design. He co-founded Sigma Estimates in 2003 and has been working in the AEC industry ever since. Magnus is an Industry expert in his field of BIM and estimating, bringing together experience from countless customers and user insights - and the technology that has moved them forward. Magnus continues to teach and inspire others, both by pushing the limits of technology and inspire customers as well as partners to continue the development of digital construction technologies.


Mark Thorley

designtech

Mark brings a vast amount of knowledge and experience to various stages of work in both the process and delivery of BIM. Mark's real passion however is computer science and its application in the field of Architecture and Construction. His skillset has led him to be one of the leaders in Computation and tools such as Dynamo. Over the past few years he has amassed a collection of processes that improve current workflows and save hours of time on repetitive work. As a fully qualified Architectural Technologist, Mark has worked in managerial BIM and Computational roles for the last 8 years for companies such as Aecom, Grimshaw and Spacezero, delivering iconic projects such as the the Al Wakrah Stadium Precinct, for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar. Last year he founded his own Computational BIM Consultancy and works with clients such as Arup, Heatherwick, Mott MacDonald and Nissan.


Alberto Tono

HOK

Alberto Tono serves as Research and Development Intern at HOK. Prior to HOK, Alberto worked as a freelancer in Italy providing computational solutions for BIM workflow for large projects. During his study, he went to China to Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) and to the Netherlands to Rene van Zuuk Architect. He also taught in a workshop hosted by the University of Rome. Additionally, he was the mentor for a group of students for an International Competition about Computational BIM design (3rd position). He is very keen on computational design and machine learning. He is the founder of the Italian Dynamo User Group and the co-founder of Deeplearningitalia community. Furthermore, he is helping in the organization of the San Francisco Dynamo User Group. Before he landed in San Francisco he presented at Italian conferences and important meetups about AI and Machine Learning.


Maarten van den Berg

iNFRANEA

Maarten van den Berg is a BIM and Information Manager at iNFRANEA with a masters degree in Construction Engineering & Management. Making design, engineering, construction and maintenance easier with user-friendly ICT tools motivates him to implement new working methods in construction projects. He implements Building Information Management and Systems Engineering in an integrated Model Based Systems Engineering approach. He and his team use the BIM learning curves in infrastructure and utility building projects for new virtual construction applications. Project teams use VR for virtual construction, testing, maintenance and safety analysis. The need for information in a project team is the key driver for iNFRANEA's risk driven information management approach and VR simulation products.


Håvard Vasshaug

Bad Monkeys

Håvard Vasshaug is a co-.founder of Bad Monkeys, a globally based team of AEC, BIM, Computational and programming experts who help teams build and own their Building Design and BIM Processes.. Håvard has a Master of Science in Structural Engineering and uses his experience with providing Building Information Modeling research, development and automation to share knowledge of digital building design and construction workflows for Bad Monkeys' clients and anyone who is willing to listen. He regularly speaks about technical solutions, digital innovations and strategies for training at multiple international conferences and seminars, and receive wide acclaim for his talks and classes. He writes about BIM and visual programming workflows on vasshaug.net and is the founder of the Norwegian Revit User Group (Revit Norge). Håvard has a passion for using technological advances to design buildings and structures, while helping others operate effectively and joyfully.


Claudio Vittori Antisari

Digital Strategies

Claudio is an Architect who specialises 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. Since 2009, he has been part of a BIM and Computational Design pioneer group in the RomaTre University under Professor Stefano Converso. Recently, 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 thorough 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.


Maarten Vroegindeweij

Ingenieursbureau 3BM

Maarten Vroegindeweij is a structural engineer and founder of 3BM in Zwijndrecht, the Netherlands. He worked for nearly 3 years as a BIM-manager and structural engineer at dJGA in Rotterdam(Large hospital projects). In 2009 he founded his own consulting engineering company with currently 4 employees. He is working with Revit since 2005. Maarten worked as a Revit consultant and trainer for several leading engineering companies.

In his free time and during his studies he worked as a carpenter and bricklayer. Maarten is a Revit and dynamo addict, author of the GIS2BIM-package and working on some other opensource projects. At dutchrevitblog.blogspot.com he shares topics about, Dynamo, GIS, Revit, wood framing, monuments and woodworking. He is building his own floating home since 2016.


Mark Wieringa

Bimforce

Mark has been a licensed architect since 2006. He has worked as an architect and BIM Manager in several leading architectural firms. Mark has been responsible for the Information Management in several huge and complex design projects. One of those were the 60.000m2 Medical Centre Alkmaar, a few laboratoria, pilot plants and offices by Cepezed.

Mark has a vast track record in standardization processes. He is co-author of the Dutch Revit Standards, vice chairman for the Dutch Revit User Group and chairman of the Revit Standards foundation. Mark was one of the people who got the Revit Technology Conference to Europe. He seated in the committee that organized the RTC in 2013 and 2014 and was one of the speakers. He spoke on different aspects of BIM, Architecture and Information Management.


Tony Woods

Midlandsteel

I am the Managing Director of Midlandsteel Group, passionately promoting BIM solutions to the rebar industry. I strive to innovate with prefabricated solutions in reinforcing industry.
Managing our company with innovations to stretch the boundaries through 3D rebar detailing and working with the worlds largest steel mills securing premium material supplies providing our clients with quality deliverable products comercially viable value engineering solutions. We have just launched a product to the market which has never been done in the world before. I’m passionate about Tipperary hurling and I coach underage juveniles from 8-16 years in my spare time with St. Paul’s Gaa club, I relish Challenging the future in Steel.


Jay Zallan

BIM Consortium

Art - Architecture - Technology - Ideas | AECO technologist, Designer, Artist. As a VDC Director of BIM, Jay Zallan brings unique & qualified insights into the business & creative processes of Architecture, Engineering and Construction with proven strategies for production & growth. Mr. Zallan has well over 20 years of Architectural experience and enjoys a varied & diverse portfolio of both Architecture and Art. He is currently the President of the Los Angeles Revit Users Group, AUGIworld magazine Revit Architecture Editor, and he is a frequent lecturer on Creativity, BIM and Virtual Design & Construction and a former Graphic Standards BIM Advisory Board member. Jay can also be found presenting at Autodesk University, Revit Technology Conferences and as a guest lecturer at the University of Southern California, LACMA, as well as many Universities, AIA, CSI and other industry events.


Thomas Zangerl

Build Informed

Thomas started as a BIM project technician at Build Informed for various projects in the energy industry. He assists the demolition of a Nuclear Power Plant with a team of diverse professions in the management, validation and analysis of model data. Knowing the people by being on Site and knowing the process by creation of the model itself, he develops the tools to get the job done. Further passions of Thomas are Pointclouds and Dynamo. By combining these subjects, he established solutions to process and manage high-resolution point cloud data. In addition he also practices Dynamo for trainings, data processing and efficiency.