KEYNOTE:Dr David RendallDuring the last fifteen years, David Rendall has spoken to audiences on every inhabited continent. His clients include the US Air Force, Australian Government, and Fortune 50 companies such as Microsoft, AT&T, United Health Group, Fannie Mae, and State Farm.
Prior to becoming a speaker, he was a leadership professor and stand-up comedian. He also managed nonprofit enterprises that provided employment for people with disabilities.
In between presentations, David competes in ultramarathons and Ironman triathlons.
David has a doctor of management degree in organizational leadership, as well as a graduate degree in psychology. He is the author of three books:
- The Four Factors of Effective Leadership
- The Freak Factor
- The Freak Factor for Kids
ParsonsAracely Argumaniz (Thompson), an Architect by education, has over 20 years’ experience in the AEC industry. She is a leading VDC expert for Parsons Transportation Group and is currently the BIM Leader for the largest transportation project in the United States; Westside Subway extension in Los Angeles. She’s been a leader in transitioning AEC firms and government agencies over to BIM as well as developing multi-platform workflows. Aracely has previously been a speaker at Autodesk University and RTC Europe.
CAD Technology CenterJon Atkinson is currently an MEP Application Engineer with CAD Technology Center. He started in the architectural field in 1996, but moved to engineering in 2010 (so he could wear flannel shirts). Jon has been a CAD Manager, BIM Manager, Revit Developer, even a lowly drafter, and holds a BSTM in CAD Management.
DIALOGKrigh Bachmann is the Manager of Design Technology for the international design and engineering practice DIALOG. He joined them in 2016 after returning from 8 years in the UK, where he was the BIM Manager for Gensler and Pollard Thomas Edwards. While in the UK, he worked on projects ranging from datacentres in Europe and malls in Kuwait, to 1.2 million sqft office fitouts in the heart of London. He has done talks for the tech community in London, the London Revit user Group and was an active member of the national BIM for Local Government task group in the UK. Within Canada, Krigh is now engaging with BuildingSmart Canada and CanBIM to assist in promotion and development of BIM in Canada.
JacobsAmrita is passionate and highly engaged in the technology industry. She is the subject matter expert for collaboration solutions and provides tailored means and methods for national and global large scale programs. She also leads technology strategies for a variety of Owners, which helps bridge design, construction, and facility management to leverage the data-rich information for use in the facility lifecycle. In this role, Amrita develops innovative strategies to implement for existing projects to improve workflows, grows the business by offering forward-thinking strategies for current and prospective Clients, and leads practice technology leadership in the Western region. She is also engaged with the Jacobs Project Execution Group and Quality teams to assure the product developed in BIM is enhancing the project quality while maintain (or improving, at times) the schedule and budget. She is an active participant at local BIM user groups, the Lean Construction Institute, DBIA, and others.
Nettleton TribeJoe has been working the architectural industry since 2002 and with Revit since version 8 (2005), Joe has worked on Revit projects from $50k-$900Million and has been responsible for high quality BIM deliverables as well as multiple Revit implementations and the training of over 200 users, with a broad range of experience on different types of projects Joe has pushed Revit to its limits and is always striving to be on the bleeding edge of new technology. Joe is obsessed with efficiency in Revit and is currently working on developing techniques for 3D printing, VR presentation and Gaming engines for architecture.
HKSJorge 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 for 3D World Magazine and his work has been featured in AEC magazine and in the EXPOSE digital art book series. He has participated in various speaking engagements, including Shape to Fabrication in London, Develop3D, Design Visualization LIVE at Autodesk University, Xconomy, CTBUH and Vray Days events.
His project experience is varied, ranging from aviation projects to high performance office buildings. Most recently he led the design team 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 a design solution that creates a better user experience for all.
StantecRobert began working for Stantec when his former company was acquired. He immediately became part of an international team of BIM experts across the organization. He is involved in firm-wide practice integration, primarily focused on MEP engineering, training and education, development of best practices, and multi-discipline BIM collaboration with internal and external clients. Robert promotes the importance of working with truly collaborative teams to improve the overall building construction process and using technology appropriately to remove barriers.
DIALOGWith a background as an Architectural Technologist, Melonie has switched her focus to a support role in Design Technology, where she has helped manage projects in retail, institutional, commercial, and health care. Her passion for collaboration and education has enabled her to successfully transition many, including an entire discipline team, from 2D documentation to 3D.
Gephart ElectricA graduate of the Penn State Architectural Engineering program, Brian is the Director of Design at Gephart Electric in Saint Paul, MN and has 15 years of experience in the industry. He spent his first 12 years on the consulting engineering side of the business and has since moved into the design-build contractor world. A Professional Engineer, his responsibilities include managing all aspects of the design department ranging from designing projects to managing operations with the goal of maximizing the value of Gephart Electric’s design and construction.
A Revit user for years, Brian is currently working to develop standardization for design tools at Gephart Electric which include Revit, Navisworks and the use of total stations for robotic field layout. His focus is to leverage the powerful data contained within Revit to deliver high-value to his clients through useful and efficient Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) practices.
4D TechnologiesJason Boehning is the Building Content Manager for all BIM and architectural CADLearning products from 4D Technologies, driving BIM content and developing on-demand learning material for Autodesk software, including Revit and Dynamo. Jason has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M, and helped a design firm in Houston, TX implement Revit to increase productivity for sustainable design and energy modeling. Since 2012, he has made a career of teaching building professionals how to use building design tools to increase productivity for sustainable design and energy modeling. Jason is also a contributing author to several CADLearning eBooks. Jason is an Autodesk Certified Professional for Revit Architecture, Revit Structure, Revit MEP Mechanical, and Revit MEP Electrical. He also serves as an Autodesk Revit Mentor All-Star for Revit users, and he is a repeat speaker at the Revit Technology Conference, North America and Autodesk University.
Robins & MortonI've been working in the AEC industry for 20 years, primarily in the MEP arena. I have worked on both the design and construction sides and have also worked as an application specialist for an Autodesk reseller.
Maxson EngineeringMr. Brand has been an AEC industry professional since 2000. His interest started in high school when he worked for a custom home contractor who built high end homes. After college, Marcus started off on the architectural side, designing TI projects for many downtown Denver high-rises. Marcus’ interest on the MEP side started back in 2008 when he was introduced to the Revit platform. This coincided with the economic downturn and the firm he was working for closed their doors. He went back to school to learn more about Revit. An instructor advised him look into the MEP side and his curiosity about mechanical systems led him to earn an Associates in Engineering Technologies. Since then Marcus has started, built and managed three separate BIM departments. He has been with Maxson Engineering for two years where he designs projects for the aerospace industry, healthcare and higher education.
BeckScott is a Licensed Architect in the State of Colorado with 20 Years of Project Experience. He is a Revit Early Adopter, using Revit since release 1.0. He has been a frequent speaker on Revit over the past 12 years at both Autodesk University(2004-2011) and RTC NA(2012, 2014, 2016) He Co-Authored the first book on revit, "Revit 4.5 Basics" –, by Schroff Publishing in 2002. Scott has a wonderful wife and 4 children, he currently works as a Senior PM/Architect on Integrated (Architecture, estimating and construction) Projects for the Beck Group. He focuses on Higher Education and Hospitality projects while supporting various design technologies in the company. He has been known to work remotely from his VW rialta, known as the "mobile Revit Support Unit"
Scott minored in Psychology at Drexel University and Received a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Daniella Castro, P.E.
DNA Detailing & BIMDaniella co-founded DNA Detailing which uses Tekla to detail rebar in 3D and produce drawings and fabrication lists directly from the models. She has a B.S. in Architectural Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, in San Luis Obispo, CA. Prior to starting DNA, she worked as a structural engineer using BIM to produce engineering drawings, which gives her a unique perspective into implementing BIM across the building industry. Daniella is passionate about moving the construction industry forward by using BIM to improve outdated practices and bridge the gap between the design and construction teams.
RATIO ArchitectsAs a BIM Specialist with a passion for technology’s evolving impact on design, Sarah trains and supports RATIO professionals in the use of BIM. She also supports project managers in the awareness and resolution of coordination issues throughout the construction documentation, and construction administration phases.
A unique background in interior design, construction management and sustainability gives Sarah a broader perspective of the construction industry than most designers; as a BIM consultant with firms including Kohn Pedersen Fox and Robert A.M. Stern, she worked on large-complex projects such as the Hudson Yards development in Manhattan. The common thread throughout these experiences has been technology and its application in design.
An Autodesk Certified Professional, Sarah has taught Revit Essentials and Revit Advanced courses at authorized training centers. She has also spoken on the topic of sustainable design at TEDx and the World Renewable Energy Forum.
HKS ArchitectsPhilip Chan currently is the Practice Technology Manager at HKS Architects in Dallas, Texas, USA. With an architectural background over 15 years of experience, he is responsible for developing, maintaining and administering all Revit protocol and standards. He also conducted Revit training for new hire and seasoned professionals alike. In his spare time, Philip writes on BIM, Revit and related technologies via a blog called Phil-osophy in BIM. He has spoken at numerous national technology conference such as Autodesk University, Revit Technology Conference as well as Midwest University Conference. Philip holds a Bachelor of Architecture and Environmental Design from University of Houston is an Autodesk Revit Architecture Certified Professional since 2009.
ReviztoMark Ciszewski is an extremely passionate professional when it comes to efficient project coordination. He has worked with customers around the Globe and has helped them incorporate Revizto into their already complex workflow. With the nature of Revizto’s intuitiveness, there are hundreds of successful Revizto workflows Mark is involved with weekly. With that knowledge, Mark is able to listen to each firm’s current workflow and give them a jump started into firm wide adoption of Revizto.
4D TechnologiesDavid is the Senior Content Manager for CADLearning products at 4D Technologies, where he develops content standards and creates affordable training solutions for Autodesk Software, including AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, Advance Steel, FormIt, and ReCap. He has more than 30 years of hands-on experience with AutoCAD and 15 years with Revit as a user, developer, author, and consultant, and is an Autodesk Certified Professional for both AutoCAD and Revit. A contributing editor to Digital Engineering magazine, he is also the former senior editor of CADalyst magazine, and is the author of more than a dozen books about AutoCAD. A licensed architect, David was also one of the earliest AutoCAD third-party software developers, creating numerous AutoCAD add-on programs. As an industry consultant, David has worked with many companies, including Autodesk. He has taught college-level AutoCAD courses and has consistently been a top-rated speaker at Autodesk University.
AutodeskSasha Crotty joined Autodesk in 2005 as a developer for Revit Structure software. She went on to lead the Revit Structure Development Team before switching gears into product management. As the Revit Core product manager, she is responsible for the direction and evolution of Revit software's core functionality, performance, and API. She is passionate about making great tools to support efficient BIM workflows. Sasha holds a BA in Architecture and a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, as well as an MBA from Boston University. In her spare time Sasha enjoys growing miniature orchids and traveling around the world.
AutodeskScott Davis: is a “recovering” Architect, that has been with Autodesk since March of 2007 as a Sr AEC Technical Specialist. Scott has over 12 years of experience in the industry, designing and building projects for Fluor Daniel and WLC Architects. Scott started his career path in high school using AutoCAD r9, and received a Bachelor’s of Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona. Once he was hired for his first “real job”, he quickly became versed in the joys of programming LISP and writing CAD standards manuals, and was “promoted” to CAD Manager. In 2000, he was introduced to a small startup called Revit Technologies Corporation, and downloaded Revit 1.0 the first day it was available from the Revit.com website, and as they say, “The rest was history!” He now enjoys his role with Autodesk, which includes traveling throughout North America and promoting BIM.
LPABill Debevc is an expert in Autodesk software and Information Technology (I.T.) specializing in technologies for the AEC marketplace. He has over 29 years of experience using, supporting, and customizing Autodesk AutoCAD and Revit software. As a Microsoft Certified Systems Expert (MCSE) he uses his extensive I.T. experience to implement industry leading I.T. solutions. Currently, as an application specialist for U.S. CAD, Bill is now sharing his knowledge about Autodesk software helping the AEC industry reduce costs and increase productivity.
Synchro SoftwareGreg has degrees in architecture (University of Oregon, MIT) but has spent most of his career helping design software for the Architecture/Engineering/Construction market. He was an original member of the Revit Technology team and worked for Autodesk for over 10 years. Today, he is the Director of Product Development at Synchro Software, where he is focused on bringing the power of 4D visualization to the world of complex construction.
StantecMike is the Architecture Discipline Lead for Stantec’s Digital Practice group, a registered architect, and is based in Boston, MA. He works with project teams to create and maintain standards and best practices while also promoting new tools and workflows. Mike has spent the past year restructuring the way that Model QC reviews are conducted at Stantec. When he isn’t at work, Mike is working on new efficiencies at home by combining activities like taking care of the yard and keeping the toddler occupied.
Marchese PartnersMichael is a key contributor toward strategic goals and capability for organisations. He has taken several organisations from the 2D CAD environment into the 3D world and then onto BIM, providing a whole new perspective for design, visualization and coordination. Michael is a key driver for Information Technology capability upgrades, resources optimization and work flow management. He has implemented industry specific software and developed company standards to significantly change the way the companies operate and to streamline workflow, thus driving profit for these organizations. Michael has been the interface between clients, management, and technical teams. His ability to communicate effectively on all levels allows him to provide each stakeholder with information relevant to their needs, enabling accurate, informed decision making and resource optimisation.
peckvonhartelJumping onto Revit with version 5.0, Michael has been a keen and vocal Revit user for over 13 years. He has co-founded the Canberra Revit users group, taught Revit at a tertiary level and attended every Revit Conference / RTC / BILT held in Australia & Canada to date. Michael is currently BIM Manager at peckvonhartel in Canberra, Australia and when not building things in the virtual world enjoys building things out of those colourful plastic blocks with his son (and sometimes without his son).
Revolution Design, Inc.Steven Faust brings a unique blend of experience in architecture, coding, and the Revit API. As a licensed architect and former BIM manager/trainer for several firms he understands the needs and processes of the building industry. With 9 years' experience working in the Revit API (7 commercially) he understands the power of the Revit API and how to create solutions that work for the building industry.
ArupShawnee Finlayson is a structural technician working within the Building Structures Team in the Arup Sydney office. She has been using Autodesk, Inc., products for over 6 years, including Revit software, Navisworks software, and the Dynamo extension. She is passionate about the implementation of parametric workflows on projects, and is continuously looking for new ways to push the limits of the software and practices. She has gained experience through a vast range of exciting projects while collaborating with a number of internationally renowned architects, and she now uses her knowledge of Revit software and Dynamo to train her team at Arup.
StantecMatt is a Senior Structural Technologist and the Digital Practice Structural Lead for Stantec Consulting. Matt maintains all Revit Structural standards and content; and has played a key role in the advancement and training of Revit Structure throughout the company.
EDGE Global Technology Solutions, Inc.Kimberly Fuhrman, LEED AP BD+C, has over 20 years of experience with Autodesk products in both civil and architectural fields. Kimberly is a Sr. CADD/BIM Specialist for EDGE Global Technology Solutions. She serves on the Architectural Advisory Committees for several technical colleges, and on the Executive Committee for the USGBC-Central Pennsylvania Community. She is a Revit Architecture Certified Professional, an Expert Elite member, Revit Inside the Factory Insider (formerly Gunslinger). She also serves on the AUGI Board of Directors. She was a speaker at Autodesk University 2015. In her spare time, Kimberly is a regular contributor to the cadpanacea.com blog.
BluebeamAndrew Gaer, Sr. Account Manager, Client Services at Bluebeam, channels years of experience in hydraulic and landscape engineering to optimize client's workflows as they implement increasingly efficient digital solutions. Prior to joining Bluebeam, Andrew owned and operated a landscape water management consulting company, learning firsthand the importance of documentation and communication with clients and crews. Andrew earned a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Irrigation Science from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and an MBA from Concordia University, Irvine.
SasakiIlaria is an architect with a strong background in digital and computational technologies. Her research and work experience includes a variety of projects of differing scales and functions, with particular focus on sculptural spatial articulation and parametric systems configuration. She is currently working as an architect at Sasaki, specifically studying the integration of design, technology and BIM practices.
Gausman & MooreBlake Guither is a Professional Mechanical Engineer with Gausman & Moore responsible with all aspects of HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection design for commercial buildings. He has been in the industry for 10+ years. Blake has done extensive work with energy models and model calibration while also obtaining a Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP) certification from ASHRAE. Blake has been using Revit for the last 7 years and is now a developer for a Revit Mechanical Productivity Pack. In his free time he enjoys time with his wife and kids, playing video games and disc golf, and tearing apart machines and rebuilding them.
ReviztoArman Gukasyan is the founder and CEO of San Francisco-based 3DreamTeam Inc/Vizerra, a leading technology company developing Real-Time Collaboration based on Gaming Technology. In 2012 the Company launched Revizto, a successful software for visual collaboration in the building construction field, linking architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) professionals in more productive, effective workflows. An entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience in product development, Arman has worked with major technology corporations in Switzerland and the United States. He earned his MBA at the Graduate School of Business in Grenoble, France, and later a Master's degree in management and marketing at IFM University in Geneva, Switzerland.
nbbjAs the leader of NBBJ’s Digital Practice BIM Team, Anne collaborates with studio Digital Practice Leads across the firm to create standards and best practices for BIM design and production at NBBJ. In addition to her work at the firm level she is embedded on large project teams (>1 million sf) and is responsible for engaging and organizing the BIM process on a diverse list of project types. Anne has established workflows for strong communication plans between design and construction partners, through effective BIM Execution Plans, and leveraged our Design Computation knowledge base across the firm to bringing years of experience executing complex projects. Her expertise and effective leadership in a wide variety of applications, related to digital design technologies and construction coordination platforms, have proven to be key to NBBJ’s success.
SasakiGerry is the leader of Sasaki’s Technical Quality Control Group. With over 25 years of experience, Gerry's contributions have been recognized with awards from the Industrial Designers Society of America, the Boston Society of Architects, and the American Institute of Architects. He is an active member of the BSA and AIA, and co-chairs the BSA's Construction Administration Roundtable.
Mecanoo ArchitectsJohan is an technical architect who specialised in computational design and Building Information Modeling for the global projects of Mecanoo architects. Starting his career as an engineer using Revit in 2009 he finished his dual architectural degree in 2013 and became a self-taught expert of a variety of design, visualisation and authoring tools. Johan is actively developing and promoting user friendly automated workflows for emerging technologies like Cloud Collaboration, Design Script and Virtual Reality. He enjoys pushing the limits of design-tools to create inspiring buildings and strongly believes sharing, teaching and collaborating with other AEC professionals leads to an enhanced creativity and better architecture.
Affiliated Engineers IncArif Hanif is a senior computational design/data engineer at Affiliated Engineers, Inc.. Since joining AEI, he has been working in and leading their BIM innovation leadership team in the area of knowledge and platforms. His experience includes writing custom applications to automate workflows of AEC project teams using Revit and other tools.
Arif is a registered professional engineer and LEED accredited professional. He holds a bachelors degree in Mechanical engineering from Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario.
AEI is a multi-disciplinary consulting engineering firm specializing in technically complex projects worldwide in the research, healthcare, energy and utilities, industrial, and sustainability markets.
AutodeskTobias Hathorn is a licensed Architect who has spent the last 10 years with Autodesk doing software development and design. Over the last 3 years he’s been developing FormIt from a mobile app, to a web app, to a fully installed Windows app that runs side by side with Revit, Dynamo, and Insight 360. He’s written Revit training books, taught Revit and FormIt at universities, and trained various AEC firms. @tobiashathorn
Autodesk Inc.Anthony Hauck has been involved in architecture, engineering, construction, and technology for more than 30 years. As an architect, millwork project manager, software developer, and IT Director, he has always looked to technology to help solve issues facing the building industry. He joined the Autodesk Revit team in 2007, holding a succession of product management positions in the group until joining Autodesk AEC Generative Design in 2015 as its Director of Product Strategy, where he is responsible for helping define the next generation of building software products and services for the AEC industry.
SilmanTimon Hazell graduated from Missouri S&T with his B.S. in Architectural Engineering. He dreamed as a child of making digital 3D models and when he was introduced to Revit 8, knew it was something that would change the world!
His Revit addiction has only gotten worse and he became a self-proclaimed Revit evangelist. He has practiced at architectural, engineering and construction firms, which gives him a broad foundation that he now puts to use at Silman, a prominent structural engineering firm in DC, NY and Boston. His responsibilities include project engineering, modelling, parametric digital tool development, and training.
GHD WOODHEADClay 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.
AECOM HuntI have over 25 years of experience in design and construction. I spent 18 years as the CAD/BIM Manager for a structural engineering firm, working on a variety of projects for a variety of clients. I’ve most recently moved from design to construction where I’m currently the Senior VDC Manager for AECOM Hunt. I've been a past presenter at Autodesk University and I'm an active member in the Indianapolis Revit User Group (RUGIndy). I'm an avid user, trainer, and supporter of Autodesk Products®. I do play favorites and it's Revit® Structure along with creating content! I've recently narrowed my focus to BIM/VDC for construction 3D, 4D, 5D, 6D and everything else in between!
Renzo Piano Building WorkshopI am the VDC Manager for Renzo Piano Building Workshop. My role is to support the office in the use of BIM related technology. Daily task ranges from user support to meeting planning and project start-up. Another objective is to be on the forefront of technology. Even though RPBW is a workshop and uses a lot of traditional methods we also use several cutting edge technologies. Revit is at the foundation of the project geometry. We then tie that information into different system whether it is for non-graphical data and that is my job to make it all work together.
EntuitiveWith 10+ years of experience producing technical construction drawings, and more recently building and maintaining information-rich BIM models, Andy has established a reputation as a technologist who takes pride in his work and provides a keen eye for detail. Andy's everlasting search for a better approach to solving problems will prove an asset to any project.
Andy’s diverse experience includes Structural, Architectural, MEP drafting/modeling, lending to a better understanding of contemporary construction practices and a strong appreciation for multi-disciplinary coordination. He has applied his experience to projects that span sports and recreation, institutional, residential, commercial, educational, healthcare, industrial and retail sectors.
More recently, Andy has been eagerly working with emerging technologies to automate tedious or time-consuming processes and creating tools the entire team can use to increase productivity.
CADD MicrosystemsPurvi Gandhi Irwin, AIA LEED AP BD+C is a Senior Applications Specialist at CADD Microsystems, in Alexandria, VA, where she supports the integration of software and technology in the building trades. Previously, she was a preservation project architect at Quinn Evans Architects in Washington, DC, where she specialized in the documentation and rehabilitation of institutional buildings and using innovative technology to facilitate this work. Some of her major projects include the rehabilitation and renewal projects of Eastern Market, the National Academy of Sciences Headquarters Building, the French Ambassador’s Residence, and the Japanese Embassy, and the reconstruction of the Sherman Building after the 2011 earthquake. Ms. Irwin has a Bachelors of Architecture from The Cooper Union and a Masters of Science in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Irwin currently sits on the Parker Gray Historic District Board of Architectural Review in her hometown of Alexandria, Virginia.
RATIO ArchitectsA Registered Architect and BIM Specialist, Tom pushes the practical boundaries of BIM technology in RATIO’s architectural practice. He is responsible for driving value through the application of technology by identifying project and client needs, specifying solutions, and establishing the business value of solutions.
Focusing on Revit and Building Information Modeling since the beginning 2004, Tom has been involved with implementing and managing design technology at a number of firms. RATIO’s team of BIM Specialists are responsible for the adoption of BIM technology throughout the firm, defining and maintaining standards, seeking out innovative and efficient best practices, and training users.
With more than 20 years of experience in architecture, Tom has spoken across the country at Autodesk University, and various Association of General Contractor events on issues related to BIM, innovation and technological change in the AEC industry.
HH ArchitectureLaura Keyser is an architect with HH Architecture in Raleigh, North Carolina. While managing projects in the office, she also provides Revit support in the office, developing standards and training materials based on her past experience as a Revit Coordinator in a large architectural office. Laura holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Ball State University.
ArchSmarterMichael Kilkelly is a principal at Space Command, an architecture and consulting firm in Middletown, CT. He is also the founder of ArchSmarter.com, a website dedicated to helping architects and designers work smarter, not harder. Michael received his B.Arch from Norwich University and MS in Design and Computation from MIT. Previously, Michael was an Associate at Gehry Partners in Los Angeles, CA, where he worked on several high profile design projects including New York by Gehry and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. His writing on design and technology appears regularly in ArchDaily and ARCHITECT magazine.
Lighting Analysts, IncMatt is a Software Developer at Lighting Analysts Inc., primarily charged with the development of ElumTools, a fully integrated lighting calculation Add-In for Revit. A product of the Illumination Engineering program at the University of Colorado, Matt began his career in the Peach State as an Optical Engineer for both Cooper Lighting and Acuity Brands, before joining LAI in 2015. In addition to ElumTools development, he also manages and develops a library of Revit Luminaire families that ship with the software. In his free time, Matt enjoys playing in the mountains and skiing too fast.
LPA, Inc.Nicholas M. Kramer, LEED® AP, is the Director of Design Technology for LPA Inc, a fully integrated practice focusing on all areas of the built industry based out of Irivin, California. He has been using Revit since version 8.1 on projects ranging from 400,000sf to 600sf and from medical to libraries to commercial and office buildings. Nicholas has actively run projects day to day as well as helped to implement Revit and new technologies along with the development of standards, processes and best practices for worldwide architectural companies. Additionally, he is currently working with some of the largest construction companies in the world to implement these practices and new technologies.
At LPA, Nicholas provides strategic direction for BIM and new technologies, spearheads the company’s research and development group and overseas the company’s Technology department. In addition to LPA, Nicholas is currently serving as the chairman for the South Coast Revit Users Group (SCRUG), has guest lectured on BIM and sustainability at UCLA, Autodesk University and other forums.
CADD MicrosystemsWorking for many years in the architectural/engineering industry, both in production-design and currently in technology support, Jason has aimed for the simple goal of making sure people can get their jobs done in the most efficient and productive way possible. Through training, software implementation, hardware deployment, and support (throw a little programming in as well), he has worked hard to achieve this goal.
Supporting a firm of up to 300 people and managing IT support staff has shown him the importance of tempering the need for enforced standards and guidelines with personal tailored one-on-one support.
Jason's most exciting achievements are when he is able to leverage new technology in a meaningful, productive, and often inexpensive way to let everyone make sure the work get done.
AusgridMax Labecki has been in the AEC (Architectural, Engineering and Construction) industry for 15 years. First as a Survey Technical Designer with a Local NSW Council, he moved to Sydney as a Senior Civil / Geo-spatial Application Engineer. He specialized in providing training and customization for the engineering design software including AutoCAD, Revit, Civil 3D, and Map 3D as well as being an industry professional in the CAD-GIS integration. He now focuses on the CAD/ BIM and DMS systems in one of Australia's largest Electrical power companies. Max in also the Chairman of the RUGS - Revit User Group Sydney.
AutodeskHeather Lech is a licensed architect and has been working for Autodesk since 2005 where she is involved in designing, developing and testing Autodesk Revit. Her current role is Product Owner and UX Manager for AEC. She has taught Revit to architecture students at both the Boston Architectural College and Wentworth Institute of Technology and most recently in Rwanda for Mass Design. As a Product Owner, she works closely with local architecture firms conducting usability studies, prioritizing customer needs and staying connected to the ever-evolving needs of the building community.
Perkins EastmanElaine Lee is a Senior Associate and licensed architect with Perkins Eastman in Los Angeles, California. Her current role as Project Architect on several large healthcare projects 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.
AxoscapeAfter traveling the globe working for world renowned firms such as Gensler, Morris / Huitt Zolars and PGAL implementing Revit / BIM on projects totaling millions of sf, Dat now commands a Building Information Modeling services and BIM consulting company dedicated to bringing the AEC market to BIM adoption by enabling Architects, Engineers and Contractors to do what they do best without the burden of abrupt software and process changes.
TrimbleJoel Londenberg is a new addition to the Trimble-SysQue team acting as an advocate for customer needs. Prior to that, he was a BIM consultant using Revit MEP to support the entire building industry from as-built laser scanning and model creation to multi-discipline engineering, BIM coordination, fabrication, shop drawings and field layout. With over 20 years’ experience in 3d modeling, Joel has a wide perspective of the MEP workflow in our industry. Engineers, manufacturers and contractors alike have benefited from his diverse exposure through in-house training, content creation and 3d modeling services.
BD Mackey ConsultingBetter known as “The Revit Geek”, Brian has spent more than 25 years in the AEC industry, about 10 of which have been focused on Revit and BIM. After nearly a decade of working with Architects and Engineers to advance BIM in their companies, Brian started his BIM consulting company in 2011 to focus on custom high-level training and mentoring. Brian has clients all over the US and Canada that generally tolerate his sarcastic nature in exchange for his wide breadth of BIM knowledge. Brian showcases his love of talking about Revit, or maybe just his love talking, in a monthly light-hearted, occasionally irreverent, free Q&A webcast, Revit Radio. Brian is a regular speaker at many conferences, including Autodesk University, BIM Workshops and RTC North America, where he has been awarded top speaker several times
Martin/MartinDesirée (Dezi) has been in the AEC industry for more than 15 years. After obtaining her bachelor's and master’s degrees from University of California, Davis and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she perpetuated her nerdy tendencies with Revit. She started her career in California with a construction company, then with a structural engineering firm, and now is a practicing structural engineer and BIM Manager at Martin/Martin in Denver, Colorado.
Dezi is a regular speaker at many conferences, she co-founded the Rocky Mountain Building Information Society and is the Chair of the Structural Engineers Association of Colorado's BIM Committee. Finally, as if that is not enough Revit in her life, she is married to “The Revit Geek” and acts as a partner in his BIM consulting firm, BD Mackey Consulting.
Parallax Team, IncAaron Maller (@twiceroadsfool) has been implementing BIM and Practice Technology software in AEC Firms for over a decade. He is now the Director of Parallax Team, Inc. Their specialties include all aspects of BIM and practice Technology implementation: all template and library creation and maintenance, add-in deployments and customizations, Revit User Experience customizations, all installations and updates, all user training and instructional handout and video creation, and on-the-fly support for Architectural, Preconstruction, and Construction Project Teams in all phases of AEC Projects. Passionate about BIM, Architecture, and Construction, he's an avid contributor on RevitForum.org and around the world in various Revit Communities and Conferences, where he holds the record for most amount of socks received as gifts.
StantecJames has been an avid proponent of leveraging technology to improve the design and documentation process for the past 8 years. He's been primarily focused on assisting MEP teams on projects of all shapes and sizes, from single user small renovations to multi-office mega-projects. Outside the office he's an avid outdoors enthusiast, practicing massage therapist and acupuncture practitioner.
Shen Milsom & WilkeSean McDonald has spent the past 10 years guiding Architecture and Engineering firms in effective uses of design technology.As the Design Technology Director at Kohn Pedersen Fix he lead the implementation BIM in the form of Autodesk Revit. As a Senior Design Technology Specialist and IT Manager at CASE inc. he consulted with numerous architecture and engineering firms to help them better utilize technology for design. Additionally he explored new way s of integrating technology in the design process. As the Design Technology Director at Pei Cobb Freed and Partners he implemented BIM standards and new methods for knowledge capture and sharing. And as Design Technology Director at Shen Milsom & Wilke he developed methods to utilize BIM in the low voltage field and tools for better QAQC.
Universal CreativeBIM Manager, Revit advocate, speaker, instructor, blogger, video author, family maker, problem solver. I participate in several forums about Revit. I have participated in the Autodesk forums since 1997 (If I remember correctly). I was born in Cali, Colombia. I studied architecture there. I came to the US in 1999 to work for an architectural firm in New Jersey. Some five years later I moved to Florida. At the moment, I work for Universal Creative in Orlando, Florida. I have been a speaker at some events such as Autodesk University in Las Vegas (virtual event, 3 times), and in the Revit Technology Conference (Auckland, New Zealand, in 2013, and Melbourne, Australia, 2014). I speak Spanish, English, and Italian. I enjoy writing, drawing, teaching, solving geometrical problems, listening to classical music, and watching soccer. I follow the Spanish soccer league: La Liga.
Bernhard TMEMark has 20 years of construction and engineering design experience. He has played a key role in the implementation of BIM at Bernhard TME. Mark has shared his BIM knowledge at events such as Autodesk University, BIM Forum, ASHE, AHA, ASHRAE, FIATECH and numerous Revit User Groups.
Mark has been leading the BIM Services Group at TME. This group focuses on project delivery for the building lifecycle.
Mark is also an adjunct Professor at Arizona State University has been involved with the development of the VLC Collaboration Space at Arizona State University and lectures on the subject of Building Startup and Commissioning using BIM tools.
Geometry GymJon Mirtschin received his Bachelor of Engineering/Science from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He worked for Connell Wagner and Expedition Engineering (London) before starting Geometry Gym Pty Ltd. Geometry Gym develops BIM software tools specifically for Model Exchange using OpenBIM standards such as IFC. These are primarily in the form of plugins for applications such as Revit, Rhino, Grasshopper, Tekla and various Structural Analysis applications.
IMAGINiT TechnologiesA seasoned CAD/BIM Manager for Architectural / MEP / Structural / Construction Offices with over 25 years experience, in Canada, USA and the Middle East, with private firms and public sector. Greatly interested in Procedural CAD / BIM Management in all its proponents.
GLY ConstructionScott Myatich is an Integrated Design Engineer at GLY Construction in Seattle, WA. After working 12 years in the architectural field both domestically and internationally, Scott decided to explore the built environment and transition to the construction industry in 2013. With a background in architectural design and modeling, Scott brings a specialized expertise to GLY in the role of Integrated Design Engineer. He understands the construction process from both the designer and builder viewpoints, giving him the ability to identify potential issues otherwise unseen and communicate effectively to the entire project team. Scott leverages his expertise in the technology of design and construction to not only ensure GLY’s projects are built with an increased level of accuracy and efficiency, but to educate fellow employees in the benefits and applications of numerous 3D modeling tools.
HVE ConneXionsBrian Nelson, Sr. Director of Virtualization at HVE ConneXions, a manufacturer dedicated to creating proven virtualization technologies running on high-performance next generation hardware. Brian came from the construction industry where he was the IT Manager at a Mid Market GC in Dallas, he has over 10 years in Information Technology and Virtualization. He continues to give back to the community by mentoring, teaching, and presenting on emerging technologies and virtualization. VMware has awarded him with the vExpert award from 2014-2017.
HEDBarrington [Bear] Pope AIA, LEED AP BD+C is an Architecture, BIM, and Sustainability professional. He is a Licensed Architect in the State of Illinois and works at HED in their Chicago office. Bear graduated from the University of Cincinnati, with Bachelor of Science and Master’s Degrees in Architecture. In addition to his work as a Project Architect at HED, Bear works on Design Technology [BIM], Sustainability, and firm wide standardization efforts. He is passionate about developing and implementing new ideas and workflows to address old and new problems alike. Working on LEED and Enterprise Green Communities jobs, Bear has used BIM to leverage data and sustainable strategies commensurate with the AIA 2030 Challenge. An Eagle Scout and enthusiastic environmentalist, Bear believes that sustainability is critical to the built environment, the health of occupants, and the future of our planet.
Sasaki AssociatesBradford J. Prestbo, AIA, CSI, is a Senior Associate and the Architecture Technical Resource Group Chair at the international design firm Sasaki Associates, Inc. (SAI).
Brad is an architect with more than twenty years of experience working on some of the nation's most prestigious campuses. A problem-solver with great technical skill, he has been part of several award-winning project teams. As chair of Sasaki's Architecture Technical Resource Group, Brad shares his knowledge of design and detailing with the rest of firm to promote better practices in architecture.
Mr. Prestbo is an active member of many professional industry groups, including the American Institute of Architects, Construction Specifier's Institute, and the Boston Society of Architects, where he co-chairs the BSA’s MakeTANK committee. Mr. Prestbo has lectured on various topics, including detailing, 100-year building design and bringing fabrication back into the design process.
PluralsightAndy is focused leading efforts to create progress through technology that lifts the human condition for Architects, Engineers, Designers, Creative & Marketing professionals alongside Pluralsight’s other content focused on Developers, IT Pros, and Business Professionals. Andy is the Vice President of the Pluralsight Creative, Design, and Engineering business. Pluralsight is innovating the way technology professionals learn and provides over 6,000 courses, mentorship, learning paths, and assessments. Andy previously worked at Autodesk in a variety of leadership positions. Prior to Autodesk, Andy worked for the largest SolidWorks reseller, where he provided in person training, worked with customers on implementation, and provided guidance to companies transforming their design process. Andy also worked for Baker Hughes where he worked as a Mechanical Engineer, designer, and mechanical stress analysts. Andy is passionate about the advancement of technology learning and is excited to be a part of the future of innovation.
AEC and NVIDIAAndrew Rink leads global marketing strategy for AEC and Manufacturing Industries at NVIDIA. His career has included international roles in software and other high tech industries, as well as co-founding and running a start-up. He frequently speaks about technology at events around the world and enjoysexploring how leading-edge tech can help enterprises transform their approach to business. Based at NVIDIA’s Silicon Valley headquarters, Andrew has travelled to over 80 countries and is fluent in three languages.
Synergy SystemsBuilding Information Modeling (BIM) Manager with nine years of experience in model coordination, visualization and production of all phases of building design deliverable. Responsible for organizing an interdependent modeling team capable of resolving complex design challenges. Trained team in optimized model handling and parametric objects creation. Developed BIM implementation plans, CAD/BIM Standards and parametric object library for various Projects.
DNA Detailing & BIMAlyssa earned her MS in Structural Engineering from University of Wisconsin Madison after completing a BS in Civil Engineering at Tulane University. She worked as a structural engineer at a California-based design firm that focused on lean construction and cutting edge design methodology. She was first introduced to Tekla Structures at this company, which was one of the few that encouraged engineers to model their own designs. In 2014 she Co-Founded DNA Detailing & BIM in pursuit of a passion she had found for modeling and integrating new technologies into the construction industry. At DNA Detailing, the main focus is providing BIM models for coordination through fabrication. Her previous design experience gives her a unique perspective on construction and fabrication, and she hopes to use this knowledge to help the industry embrace the new technologies available. Alyssa has been modeling in Tekla Structures for 8 years. She enjoys guest lecturing at university BIM courses and teaching others about Tekla software.
John Martin & AssociatesMarcello currently serves as the Building Information Modeling (BIM) director at John A. Martin & Associates Structural Engineers in Los Angeles, California. Marcello has worked on many BIM projects over the last 18 years including the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles; the Ray and Maria Stata Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and the Tom Bradley International Terminal Expansion at Los Angeles International Airport. Sgambelluri is internationally recognized as one of the top BIM leaders and contributors to the education and implementation of BIM technology in the building industry. He continually speaks at Autodesk University and the Revit Technology Conference, and he received the Top Speaker award 5 years in a row. Marcello Sgambelluri received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering and he is a licensed civil and structural engineer.
RidleyIan has an incredible passion for leveraging technology to improve the process of how major building projects are designed, constructed, and delivered.
As Ridley’s Northeast Digital Enterprise Lead, Ian’s key responsibilities are to assist clients through strategic and technical challenges in the delivery of digital design & construction, and to provide innovative solutions that drive increased productivity, efficiency and reduce risk in delivery.
Prior to joining Ridley, Ian led the BIM practice at Kohn Pedersen Fox Architects (KPF) in New York, guiding the digital strategy and BIM implementation on some of the firm’s most high-profile domestic and international projects. Ian played a key role in the BIM implementation of One Vanderbilt Avenue, a Class A office tower in New York, NY with below-grade connection to Grand Central Terminal.
HOKKonrad is a Design Technology Specialist at HOK as well as an owner at archi-lab, llc. He writes a blog at www.archi-lab.net.
CorganChad Speas is the Design Applications Manager for Corgan, a leading architecture and design firm with deep technical expertise and a reputation for great service. Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 architecture firms in the United States, we listen to our clients and transform their insights into structures and spaces that inspire, inform, and innovate. He received his bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design from Texas A&M University. Chad is a registered architect in Texas and Arizona and has been practicing architecture for 17 years. Chad’s primary focus at Corgan is development and implementation of the education and training program for design applications, as well as providing BIM related expertise to projects across the firm. He is a Certified Revit Professional and has been using Autodesk, Inc., products for well over a decade, most recently overseeing the firm’s transition of project work to BIM360 Team and Collaboration for Revit.
LHBDaniel John Stine, CSI, CDT is an author, instructor, BIM manager, and architect with 23 years of experience. Working fulltime at LHB, a 250person multidiscipline firm in Minnesota, Daniel provides training and support for all disciplines of Autodesk® Revit® (Architecture, Structure and MEP), AutoCAD® Civil 3D®, and AutoCAD. He currently teaches Revit to architecture and interior design students at North Dakota State University (NDSU). Leveraging his professional and academic experience, Daniel has also written the following textbooks: Interior Design using Revit 2017, Design Integration using Revit 2017 (Architecture, Structure and MEP), Architectural Commercial Design using Revit 2017, Residential Design using Revit 2017, Residential Design using AutoCAD 2017, Commercial Design using AutoCAD 2013, Chapters in Architectural Drawing; Hand Sketching in a Digital World, Hand Sketching, Adobe Photoshop and Google SketchUp for Interior Designers and SketchUp 2013 for Interior Designers.
IMAGINiTDrawing 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 over five 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 or his Blog www.theBIMsider.com
ConXtechSince 1990, Jette has been working with CAD / BIM software on a professional level in connection with teaching and implementation in multinational companies.
DP ArchitectsJette is respected by customers and colleagues for her engagement. She is known as a skilled and inspiring lecturer. Knowledge sharing and documentation of processes is a natural part of her everyday life, where she maintains focus, acts as a driving force and completes tasks. In 2016 and 2017, Jette is the driving force in planning and organizing upgrading of the entire company's project staff. The courses include overall contract documents and detailed processes at different levels.
Ideate SoftwareRichard Taylor has over 27 years of experience working for companies that develop architectural and engineering software solutions such as Intergraph, Bentley, and Autodesk. He has over 16 years of Revit experience, and was part of the original development of Revit while at Revit Technology Corporation. He worked 12 years at Autodesk where he presented, taught, and worked to improve features in Revit. Richard holds both a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies and Masters of Architecture from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Richard is currently a Technical Evangelist for Ideate Software Solutions and continues to work with AEC clients worldwide, developing, and consulting on BIM solutions. In his spare time, he is active in his local community and is an elected member of the local Planning Board where he evaluates new developments, regional planning, and design criteria.
BIMSmithTroy Thurlwell is the Director of BIM Strategy at BIMsmith. Entering the industry as an Architect, and working in the industry for over a decade, Troy led multiple firms through their transition to BIM. Troy has overseen hundreds of projects for major international brands, helping to create Revit templates and strategies for multi-location rollouts. In his spare time, he enjoys woodworking and gardening. Troy now specializes in BIM Content Strategy and training at BIMsmith. He lives in the Chicago area with his wife and two children.
AGACADI'm a technical specialist for MEP products at AGA-CAD company. I contribute to the development of productivity increasing tools for Revit users, because of my practical experience as a HVAC engineer and a professional Revit MEP lecturer. Being qualified Building Energetics specialist, I understand AEC field customers’ needs very well.
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HOKJames is the Director of Design Technology at HOK – a global architecture, engineering and planning firm that is consistently ranked as one of the top influencers in design technology. He has lectured at many events including AIA National Convention, COAA Leadership Forum, ENR FutureTech, and at Revit User Groups across the United States. James maintains involvement in many industry-shaping initiatives to promote innovation and best practices. He serves on the board of directors for BIMForum and has fulfilled leadership roles in the development of both the National BIM Standard-US and the Level of Development (LOD) Specification.
James has also authored the top-selling technical book series, “Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture” with Eddy Krygiel and Phil Read. He has also served as an adjunct lecturing professor for continuing education and undergraduate classes at New York University.
Autodesk, IncAaron is a Registered Architect, Civil/Structural Engineer-in-Training, LEED® AP BD+C, and AEC industry technology evangelist. Holding graduate degrees in architecture and engineering (M.Arch, MSCE, BSCE), Aaron has acquired widespread industry experience in architecture, engineering, and construction over the past 20 years. Aaron initiated Revit® transition efforts in two design firms prior to joining an Autodesk® partner, where he spent five years offering consulting, training, and support to AEC customers. Currently a senior technical sales specialist with Autodesk, Aaron supports customers across North America, informing and influencing BIM workflow adoption and strategy.
Stantec ConsultingChris is a Senior Structural Technologist and a regional Structural BIM Lead for Stantec Consulting. Chris is often tasked to work on large BIM projects domestically and regionally within the company. Chris also works closely with the Corporate BIM team to advance overall user knowledge and has played a significant role in the adoption of Revit in the region Structurally.
RevitCatTim Waldock has been using Revit since 2005, and is now a freelance Revit consultant after being Technology Integration Manager at PTW Architects from 2006-14. He has worked with numerous other BIM and 3D CAD programs over the past 30 years in the UK, Singapore and Australia, often working closely with the software developers. He has attended all but three international RTC events, and has presented at 15 RTCs in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, The Netherlands, Singapore and Hungary. He has attended two Revit Gunslinger events at the Revit headquarters in the USA. He has been on the committee of the Revit User Group Sydney (RUGS) for 8 years and was Chairman in 2014 - 15. He writes the technical Revit blog called “RevitCat”. He is a ‘Green Star accredited professional’ (2007-2015) architect (Australian Equivalent of LEED)
BSA LifeStructuresMatthew Warren has been in the industry for 20+ years with BSA LifeStructures starting out by being a CAD specialist and then transitioning to a BIM specialist for the past 10 years; he has been responsible for researching new approaches to improve his companies design approach and training the staff on the new approaches.
ArupWith 20 years’ experience as a Structural Engineer and Technician, Matt was able to quickly identify the benefits the Building Information Modelling (BIM) process could bring to the efficient delivery of an optimised and sustainable design solution.Matt completed his Postgraduate Certificate in BIM and Integrated Design in 2013. Using his practical experience and theoretical knowledge, Matt is keen to eliminate the waste in the traditional delivery method by exploring parametric modelling and interoperability between analysis and documentation, minimising repetition to maximise structural design solution efficiency.
LPA, Inc.As an Architect and Director of ID I focus on the implementation of tools and workflows that promote a deeper understanding of design, higher levels of productivity, and insight on project progress. As a Project Manager in Civic I was responsible for design development, project documentation, and construction administration for libraries, community centers, city halls, and religious facilities. Before LPA, I spent six years practicing residential architecture in Laguna Beach.
Leo A DalyDoug is the Director of Digital Practice for Leo A Daly and is LEED AP BD+C as well as CDT certified. Doug is continually seeking technologies and methods that improve the quality, cost-effectiveness and performance of our designs. Doug leads a cohesive team of professionals that can cross-pollinate workflows and expertise to excel the practice at large while implementing an overall strategy for BIM Software Deployment. Doug provides a digital practice vision that elevates his firm’s expertise beyond 3-D modeling and 2-D documentation while implementing data management, optimized design processes and analytical tools. Doug is a member of the National BIM Standards Committee and has +20 years of AEC industry experience. Doug received his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture in 1993. Doug has been a past presenter at multiple RTCNA, RTCEUR, AU, BIMForum, CSI and several regional Revit User Groups. Doug is also a US Army Reserves 20yr veteran.
SasakiChris Winkler is an architectural professional within both the Campus Studio and Fabrication Studio at Sasaki Associates. He received his B.S/M.Arch from Roger Williams University in 2014. He has over 5 years of experience utilizing Revit as a BIM platform for documentation, clash detection, and project delivery along with a dedication to emerging technologies and digital manufacturing within the AEC industry.
RATIOAs RATIO’s BIM Manager, Heather coordinates BIM technology, standards, and training within all of the RATIO studios. She works closely with the Project Directors and Model Managers for each project in order to ensure projects are being efficiently and proficiently created. She also facilitates meetings amongst all consultants at the onset of project and is pulled in as needed throughout the project life cycle. Heather is also in charge of in-house training initiatives, the on-boarding of new employees, and heading up research and development. Her eye for the details and the big picture are an asset for each team.
Heather is also an architect and is regularly brought into projects to work on during her free time.
RY ConsultingRobert Yori explores innovative uses of technology to better design, visualize, and deliver projects. He provides strategic and tactical consultant services to an array of architectural, construction, development, and product manufacturers, and leads the Management Group of the BILT Design Technology Summit.
Prior to establishing his consultancy he served as the Senior Digital Design Manager in the New York office of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, managing technology-related R&D efforts, providing strategic guidance to project teams, designing and maintaining learning curricula and content, and training team members. At the firmwide level he focused on knowledge sharing, big data analysis, and computational design literacy. Additionally, Robert has designed and delivered a range of architectural projects in the commercial, institutional, retail, and interior markets.
Robert has taught at New York University and the New York School of Interior Design, and has lectured extensively, including at Autodesk University, RTC, and ACADIA.
Affiliated Engineers, IncAmber Young is an electrical engineer at Affiliated Engineer. Since joining AEI, she has been working in the electrical systems group and leading their advancements in Revit. Additionally, she serves on their BIM innovation leadership team for electrical design knowledge and overall BIM usage. Her experience includes creating new workflows and tools within Revit to help further automate AEI’s design processes.
Amber is a registered professional engineer. She holds a bachelors degree in Architectural Engineering and Construction Management from Milwaukee School of Engineering in Milwaukee, WI.
AEI is a multi-disciplinary consulting engineering firm specializing in technically complex projects worldwide in the research, healthcare, energy and utilities, industrial, and sustainability markets.
HPProduct Development at HP. He manages strategic alliances with software and hardware partners, and global marketing programs. Previously Sean was at Autodesk and Corel in Product Management and Marketing roles. Sean holds an MBA from Queen's University in Ontario, Canada.
Cuningham Group ArchitectureArt - 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.
Sasaki AssociatesPhyllis Zhou is a licensed landscape architect with extensive urban landscape design and construction experience and a Revit advocate at Sasaki Associates. She serves as a member of Sasaki’s Technical Resource Group, which has developed and manages a best practice manual and answers technical questions inside the firm. Prior to joining Sasaki, Phyllis worked at Perkins+Will for 3 years where Revit was widely used in all disciplines. Her work spans a broad range of projects from regional planning to public and campus space development to private residence design, both in the United States and in China. Her featured urban projects include the Atlanta Beltline, Cincinnati Riverfront Park, and Shanghai Qiantan Crystal Plaza Mixed-use Development. She received her Master of Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
CTC Express ToolsShawn Zirbes is the Technical Evangelist for CTC Express Tools, in Minnesota. Since 2000 Shawn has been using all Autodesk® AEC software. He is an expert in planning and executing software implementations for the AEC industry, and defining workflows to afford an efficient design process. He has worked with a wide variety of clients ranging from commercial, residential, health care, industrial design firms, their consultants, and the building product manufacturers supplying the building materials for these projects. Shawn has spoken at many national and international events and truly enjoys sharing his knowledge with everyone.