Our Lucky Golden Ticket Winners

This week we e-chat with the lucky winners of the BIM Group event Golden Ticket Prizes.

Introduce yourself – where do you work and what do you do? How did you come to win your Golden Ticket (why were you at your local BIM event?)

I’m Callum Freeman from Assemble, our practice is an Architectural delivery partner enabling architectural ambition with offices in New Zealand and Australia.
We are heavy BIM technology user’s, organising and executing this on construction projects and my role is to lead and drive this within the business.
We are contributors and also have a hunger for knowledge with regard to BIM and support our BIM networks, and we managed to win a Golden ticket at one of those events, thanks BILT! [Steven Davis attended BIMak, and passed the winning ticket onto Callum – lucky him!]

Was this your first BILT (RTC) event? If not, which other events have you been to?
I have been both an attendee and speaker at RTC conferences in the past.

Would you have been attending if you hadn’t won the Golden Ticket?
Probably not, but I was very keen to check out the change in direction.

Which classes were your favourites & why?
I really enjoy the futuristic and conceptual discussion of what’s possible – from a process and technical point of view, rather than just aesthetics. To this end the data driven design theme was super interesting when it came up in different panels, sessions, by featured guests, and when talking to other attendees.

What was your best #BILTism (something new you learnt at BILT?)
Interesting applications of data in different ways in our industry.

What have you (or will you) implement now you are back at work?
Looking at how we are gathering, analysing, and using different datasets we have (including the BIM). Using data well is the real challenge!

Would you recommend the event to others?
Absolutely.

Will we see you next year in Brisbane?
I’m keen to get some of the others in my office along, as it’s a real opportunity to inspire the up and coming technicians.


Introduce yourself – where do you work and what do you do? How did you come to win your Golden Ticket (why were you at your local BIM event?)
Hi, My name is Kathy Ismail and I am an architect. Nowadays I have my own small firm called KiR Architecture. We endeavour to fully utilising the BIM capability of Revit across our projects.
I entered the contest during my usual visit to the MelBIM night conferences. I simply loved MelBIM as I was in a BIM-centric role in my previous roles.

Was this your first BILT (RTC) event? If not, which other events have you been to?
Yes, this is my first event.

Would you have been attending if you hadn’t won the Golden Ticket?
Very very tempted to if the conference was in Melbourne. But, hey, I won the Golden Ticket so it was a good experience to be able to fly to Adelaide and attend the event!

Which classes were your favourites & why?
I have summarised a few of my favourite classes:
Session1.3: Generative Design with Project Fractal by Anthony Hauck: A great open source programme for the building industry (Fractal) where you can share your Dynamo project online and get feedback from your team/client.

Session 2.2: Revit, Macro or API What to use When by Mark Cronin, Nicholas Broadbent and Adam Sheather..: A great snapshot of what to use for different purposes. While it was a good overview, the speaker didn’t go into too much detail of what type of queries that would be suitable. Nevertheless, very useful for someone like me who would like to make a long-term commitment.

Session 2.4: Unicorn by Marcus Finch and Luke Johnston: They have unicorns in their presentation and that hooked me in. That’s all.

What was your best #BILTism (something new you learnt at BILT?)
One word that screamed to me the whole time was Automation. There were a lot of products and you don’t have to use them all. The most important point was to choose the product that suits your workflow and work on it until you could automate your workflow.

What have you (or will you) implement now you are back at work?
I realised that I have a lot of resources that I could use to streamline my work so yes, working on it. I started looking into several parametric designing programmes more seriously now too. Hopefully, I could use it for one of my projects soon.

Would you recommend the event to others?
Most definitely. So many things to learn and so many people you could meet!

Will we see you next year in Brisbane?
Most likely! I enjoyed the BILT event vibe this year and wish to join again next year.

Anything else you’d like to tell us or share!

I was certainly most delighted to be the winner from MelBIM and had the chance to join in the conference.

Introduce yourself – where do you work and what do you do? How did you come to win your Golden Ticket (why were you at your local BIM event?)

Josip Bandur, work for Cardno for the past 15 years. Entered from our local BrisBIM Event, which we are encouraged to attend, and Via the online process.
Was this your first BILT (RTC) event? If not, which other events have you been to?
First one for me, but heard allot about the events.

Would you have been attending if you hadn’t won the Golden Ticket?
No, as with all things in business it comes down to cost and we already had one from our office attending.

Which classes were your favourites & why?
Practical ones as learnt what was available and what is being done in the industry. Also how to manage team environments, and the way it is done in other organisations.

What was your best #BILTism (something new you learnt at BILT?)
Programs capabilities and movement to BIM is real and needs to be embraced.

What have you (or will you) implement now you are back at work?
Time is always a factor, but a number of team management initiatives and programs would be great to implement in the coming months.

Would you recommend the event to others?
Absolutely well worth checking out.

Will we see you next year in Brisbane?
I’m based in Brisbane. Yes it’s definitely in the calendar.
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