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Benjamin Dillenburger

Digital Building Technologies
Benjamin Dillenburger is assistant professor of Digital Building Technologies at ETH Zurich since 2016. Previously he was an assistant professor in architecture at the University of Toronto, Canada. His work focusing on programmed digital geometry and 3D printing has attracted international attention for demonstrating new concepts of employing digital technologies in design and construction. The theses he has formulated on the basis of digital design and fabrication processes call classical paradigms into question. 3D architectural printing is one of his key areas of research where his team focuses on investigating the specific performance and tectonic possibilities of high-resolution additive printing processes. This field of investigation has a strong potential to make a significant contributions to new methods of digital fabrication and to the future of architectural construction as a whole.

Sonny Andalis

building & construction authority of singapore
Sonny Andalis is a Structural BIM Specialist for Building and Construction Authority (BCA) under Ministry of National Development (MND) in Singapore. He is registered civil engineer in the Philippines with a focus in Transport Engineering and Building Information Modeling. He is a registered ASEAN Engineer and ASEAN Chartered Professional. He has 13 years’ experience in Rail & Airport engineering and has work for CPGairport and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. He teaches BIM at NUS, NTU, and BCA Academy for both undergrad and post graduate courses. He has written technical papers on BIM interoperability and GIS integration; cloud computing; and LiDAR scanners. He is currently involved in the Virtual Singapore project in cityGML; Underground Master plan and assisted to automated code checking to Eurocodes.

Jan Anundi

Revizto
Jan manages the Content Studio, a unit within Digital Design & BIM, at the Scandinavian practice White Arkitekter.

Over 20 years ago, Jan left the 2D world of the architectural industry with the belief that living in a 3D world warrants designing and working in the 3D world. In addition to his role managing content, Jan’s current position at White includes developing strategies around digitalisation and quality systems regarding BIM.
Jan has 25 years of businesses experience and his previous held positions range from Architectural Project Coordinator to Cad/BIM Manager and include working with large 3D projects like arenas and conference centres to leading BIM-teams on large and complex hospital BIM-projects.

Jan believes that sustainability and digitalisation are a window of opportunity to change the industry for the better and that solutions like gamification and information management within Big Data and IoT address the question of democracy more than only design or technical issues.

Tamas Badics

Autodesk
Born and raised in Hungary. Moved to the US for pursuing PhD in Operations Research (applied mathematics) at Rutgers University, New Jersey. After receiving diploma, started work at PTC in 1995 as software engineer working on Pro Engineer's computer aided manufacturing component. Joined Revit Technology Corp in 2001 as principal software developer. With the same group ever since. Still enjoy programming and solving difficult problems in an elegant way.

Amrita Bajwa

Jacobs
With over 9 years of BIM experience, Amrita continues to learn about BIM and how its growing capabilities. She is passionate about integrating BIM into multiple components of our industry as the common solution. She is currently focused on bridging the conversation for design and FM through construction, which includes BIM integration from all disciplines. She finds improvements to process by implementing innovative and collaborative solutions. Amrita’s experience includes hands-on design and training experience within multiple disciplines like Architecture, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing. She also has led smaller firms into becoming a Revit-savvy firm, led training, develops implementation plans, and more. She offers expertise in a range of BIM and Project Information Management systems, and provides leadership developing a catered toolset for a variety of project. Currently her BIM Manager responsibilities include representing the West Coast BIM projects and offices, and also leads the collaboration effort for multi-office/multi-firm execution strategies.

Valensas Balsevicius

Association 'Structural engineers club'
Valensas Balsevičius is a structural engineer with Master degree in Civil Engineering and 6 years of practical experience in design. He is a licensed Structural Engineer, Autodesk Certified Revit Structure Professional, CEO of Non-governmental organization i.e. structural engineers' association 'Structural engineers' club' ('Statinių konstruktorių klubas') and a founder of forum-web page for structural engineers. Valensas was always looking for innovations throughout his career, and in 2012 Revit Structure was implemented for design work under the direction of Valensas in structural engineers' sector in Lithuania. From 2015 most of his work is related to the consultancy of Revit Structure usage and structural design. Valensas also writes Tips &Tricks articles for RevitCommunity website.

Joe Banks

BVN
Joe 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 high quality BIM deliverables as well as multiple Revit implementations and the training of over 100 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 currently working on developing techniques and procedures for 3D printing, VR presentation and Gaming engines for architecture.

Margarida Barbosa

Grape Architects
Margarida works at Grape Architects 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, Texas; 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 Reality Capture processes and BIM workflows.

Scott Beazley

Mitchell Brandtman
Scott Beazley is Mitchell Brandtman’s dedicated 5D Digital Technologies Manager. A trained Architect with over 30 years of experience, Scott’s key responsibilities include the export, checking and validation of digital building models for 5D quantification. Scott applies his in-depth knowledge to develop new digital workflows of building data to streamline communication between architectural and engineering models to estimating software. With his broad and in depth knowledge of BIM and 5D, Scott is regularly invited to present and share his knowledge and expertise at various tertiary education and industry bodies. He has delivered presentations at Revit Technology Conferences throughout Australasia and has been a visiting senior lecturer for QUT over the last 4 years, teaching BIM collaboration and photogrammetry. Scott has also lectured at UNSW & UOW and was Head Teacher at TAFENSW Illawarra Institute where he assisted in development of curriculum development for CAD Integration and BIM technologies. Scott is currently working at Mitchell Brandtman, and as a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Wollongong Sustainable Building Research Centre, and has been a member of buildingSMART for over 10 years.

Julien Benoit

Legendre Group
Julien is BIM manager for Legendre Group, a French general contractor based in Rennes. With an experience of 15 years in construction management on and off site, he started with Revit in late 2008. Formerly working for Bouygues Construction, Julien is now responsible for BIM implementation in Legendre’s construction company, in charge of Revit integration, from Design team, technical department and cost estimation to construction sites and concrete precast plant. He is part of the new Rennes subway line team, in charge of structural coordination in Legendre’s scope of work. Julien is also a moderator of RevitForum.org, pretty active on Twitter @Jbenoit44 and share knowledge and ideas on his blog http://aecuandme.wordpress.com/.

Jens Kristian Birkmose

COWI
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 and standards 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.

Jason Chen

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Jason Chen is Senior Digital Designer at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. He is architectural trained and embedded on project teams to guide them executing BIM projects. Jason is also involved at the firm-wide level, helping to develop standards and best practices, provide training and mentoring to other users, and researching ways to effectively utilize BIM.

Martin Coyne

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Martin is an architect by trade and a long-term Revit user with experience of playing a lead role in BIM activities in major practices in the UK and Australia, with projects ranging from small scale residential work and an award winning youth centre up to involvement with major aviation and high rise commercial projects. His current role is as BIM Manager at KPF London, working as part of a global team to push use of technology and BIM methodologies alongside developing and maintaining practice standards. KPF’s typical projects fall in to the ‘big’ category, providing unique challenges in terms of modelling, data management and collaboration – all challenges that he very much enjoys finding a solution to!

Sasha Crotty

Autodesk
Sasha 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.

Sandra Damerau

Ed. Züblin AG
Sandra is an architect from Buenos Aires, Argentina working as an engineer for Construction Operation & Process Planning at Ed. Züblin AG in Stuttgart, Germany since January 2012. Her everyday work is scheduling, construction sequencing and site planning for turn-key projects as well as for structural works projects. These are mainly residential, office and commercial buildings in Germany, usually starting at the tender phase and accompanying the construction during the execution phase. This allows her to keep in touch with the site where the added value of construction is actually being generated. Besides that, her job is also to train her colleagues in the BIM/4D way of working. She believes that every planner should learn how they can improve working model-based, simulating before executing. She is always looking for better ways to use BIM in 4D to their benefit, to make their job easier.

Patrick Davis

Davis Consulting
Features • 10 years experience as BIM and VDC Manager o 10 years experience as BIM Manager on Design side o 6 years experience as VDC Manager on GC and Subcontractor side • 8 years experience supervising and training junior BIM Managers • Autodesk Certified Instructor Evaluator • Autodesk Certified Instructor • Association of General Contractors Level 1 & 2 BIM Instructor • Lead author of Introducing Revit Architecture 2011 and Introducing Revit Architecture 2012 Autodesk Official Training Guide • Revit, Solibri, Navisworks, Synchro, 360 Glue and 360 Field experience • Contributing Editor CADALYST magazine

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.

Rich Depalma

The DPW Group
Rich is a Founding Director and BIM Consultant at The DPW Group with over 12 years of experience in the AEC industry. He has held BIM and Information Manager, Senior Architect, and Innovation Manager positions at over the course of his career. Rich is a LEED AP, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, and BRE BIM Member, and uses his expertise to continuously develop new understandings and techniques intended on reaping the benefits of BIM processes. Rich volunteers his time on the RIAI BIM Practice Subcommittee, CITA Eastern BIM Region Committee, and regularly speaks at BIM and construction events.

Emil Edvardsen

INGENIØR'NE A/S
After Emil Edvardsen received his bachelor's degree from the Technical University of Denmark in 2007, he worked for four years as a technical specialist; teaching various AutoCAD® platforms and Autodesk® Revit®, with a special focus on Autodesk® Revit® MEP during his employment at one of the largest ATC firms in Northern Europe. He has written training manuals and held several presentations at conferences in Denmark. From 2011 onward, Emil has worked as a MEP engineer, whilst implementing BIM and upgrading the skills of internal Autodesk® software users. One of his continuing goals is to develop a natural workflow between Revit users and non-Revit users.

Stephanie Egger

Autodesk
Stephanie Egger is a building scientist and engineer, and passionate about reducing building energy use through education. She works to train architects and engineers in the latest high performance building design tools and how to best integrate them into design processes. Previously she co-authored and launched a series of online training courses and related certificate programs. Stephanie pairs these educational offerings with the commitment to continuous improvement of building design technology to enable designers to create sustainable and meaningful designs.

Marcus Fich

Grundfos
Based in Aarhus, Denmark, Marcus Fich, is the Global Business Development Manager for pump manufacturer Grundfos’ strategic projects within Building Services. As a serial intrapreneur his mission is to make Grundfos the easiest pump company to work with through digital tools. At RTC 2016, he will share his perspective on the perceived challenges of providing a global BIM offering and how to overcome them. He is member of the BCS committee and is involved in organizations like ASHRAE and Europump. Being exceptionally passionate about all things digital, he has worked with innovation and incubation of new products and business models. He holds a Master of Science in Economics and International Business from Aarhus University's School of Business and Social Sciences.

Kevin Fielding

Sheppard Robson Architects
Kevin studied at Cambridge University, England, and has a master’s degree in Architecture, now working as Regional BIM Lead at Sheppard Robson in Manchester, England. Kevin has over 11 year’s hands on AEC industry experience. Skilled in Revit Architecture, AutoCAD, and Navisworks, he is a Certified Revit Professional, and has delivered many training courses relating to its use. Currently a Committee member of Manchester Revit User Group (MRUG). Kevin focuses on delivering efficiencies throughout the practice through implementation of BIM, better process management, and efficient software use, and automation.

Rui Gavina

SE2P/ISEP-IPP
Rui Gavina holds a Bachelor and Master degree in Civil Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of Engineering of Oporto (ISEP-IPP) and a post graduate degree on Computer Aided Structural Design. Rui has always been passionate about innovation and technology and continuously tries to implement it in his field of work. He is a BIM Coordinator on a structural design firm, where he leads the Revit implementation and develops optimized BIM workflows. Rui is a Co-Founder of the association ISEPBIM, which is a work and research group on BIM subjects, made up from teachers, former students and students from ISEP-IPP.

Arman Gukasyan

Revizto
Arman Gukasyan is founder and CEO of San Francisco-based Vizerra, a leading technology company in the field of interactive 3D visualization and simulation. In 2012 the company launched Revizto, a successful software product 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 12 years of experience in product development, Gukasyan 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.

Karsten Hansen

C.F. Møller
Karsten has been working with BIM his entire carreer and in Revit since ´09 as one of the pioneers at C.F. Møller. For 4½ years he was detecated working at the new hospital project DNU - a large-scale, complex, long-term BIM project. Today he is an architectual technoligist and BIM Manager at HQ in Aarhus where he is doing internal educational workshops for, working on projects, implementing a building component database for the C.F. Møller corporation. Is a member of BIM7AA.

David Harrington

Walter P. Moore and Assoc.
David Harrington first began using AutoCAD in 1987 in the structural engineering discipline. He later joined the Board of Directors of NAAUG, and later AUGI, for which he currently serves as Director of Operations. He is an established technical editor and author,having published eight books. He also presents at Autodesk University occasionally and writes for magazines including AUGIWorld.

Anthony Hauck

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 for the AEC industry.

Tea Helman Jukic

Arhitektonski studio Helman & Jukic
An architect with more than 20 years of experience in industry. AutoCAD user since R10, Revit user since 2010. Together with Hrvoje Jukic in the year 2000, co-founded and leads “Arhitektonski studio Helman & Jukic”. Designed, lead, supervised and collaborated on numerous projects of different categories and sizes, often for international customers. Special interests include revitalization, preservation of historical heritage and sustainability. Held a lecture on advantages of BIM, and Revit particularly, for the Croatian Chamber of Architects in 2012. Member of Croatian Chamber of Architects since 1998.

Daniel Hurtubise

Renzo Piano Building Workshop
I 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. We use Revit on a daily basis as 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.

Peter Imbrechts

neanex
Peter Imbrechts is the General Manager of neanex, a specialized company in developing and implementing integrated BIM solutions with a focus on the customer’s needs. Peter combines his technical background as an engineer with pragmatic skills he adopted accomplishing an MBA. During the past decade Peter mastered several skills in construction ranging from 3D-modeling to Systems Engineering and lean construction. Peter has an extensive experience in implementing Information Management Platforms to facilitate integrated BIM and/or any Project Management methodologies like Systems Engineering, Compliance Management,… In 2014 Peter co-founded neanex to market the iBIM Concept he conceived while working for iNFRANEA. With neanex Peter has the ambition to become a leading brand in helping construction projects to become more profitable adopting the integrated BIM philosophy.

Hrvoje Jukic

Arhitektonski studio Helman & Jukic
An architect with close to 20 years of experience in industry. AutoCAD user since R10, Revit user since 2010. Together with Tea Helman Jukic from year 2000 on, co-founder and co-owner of “Arhitektonski studio Helman & Jukic”. 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 lecture on advantages of BIM and Revit particularly for the Croatian Chamber of Architects in 2012. Since 2013 working closely with Emerson Network Power as BIM consultant for data centre and similar projects around the world.

Niall Kane

Skanska UK
Niall is a core member of the central BIM & Digital Engineering team at Skanska UK and has over ten years of experience in the field of BIM, construction data management and has an extensive knowledge of geospatial technology and data capture processes. Niall leads the development and implementation of BIM and Digital Engineering processes for Infrastructure sector projects at Skanska UK and is primarily responsible for applying new technologies and processes to support Skanska UK's business and construction activities.

Mark King

Leica Geosystems
Mark joined Leica Geosystems in 2014 as EMEA BIM Solutions Manager and is focused on Leica's BIM Field Trip solutions that link the digital office and construction site through 3D data. Having previously managed a BIM department within a UK survey company for 5 years, he developed processes and procedures for capturing, generating and validating 3D model information. During this time Mark has delivered numerous survey to BIM projects, for companies such as Tata Steel, Laing O'Rourke and Atkins. Mark is also a technical committee member of the UK BIM Task Group’s, Survey4BIM sub-group and has presented at numerous Geospatial and BIM events throughout the world including; BIM Show Live - London, GeoBIM – Amsterdam, JEA BIM Conference – Jordan and numerous UK Revit User Groups.

Sandra Kliskic

Emerson Network Power Solutions
Sandra Kliskic is electrical engineer at Emerson Network Power Solutions in Zagreb, Croatia and frequent user of Autodesk software. After finishing study, she decided to take Autodesk course and has successfully obtained the title CAD specialist. She started her career path as Electrical designer with Stantec, in Vancouver, Canada, where was introduced to Revit and gained invaluable experience working on large projects including hospitals, residential and commercial buildings, airports, etc. as a team member of Buildings Engineering group. For the past two years, she has been utilizing Revit in the Data Center field, working mostly on large projects, dealing with BIM Management at project level.

Peter Kompolschek

Kompolschek Architekten
born 1961 in Vienna / Austria degree in Architecture TU Graz / Austria Own architectural practice in Villach / Austria since 2000 Teaching revitalisation at the University of Applied Sciences Joanneum in Graz / Austria main projects: social housing and renovation / reconstuction from 2010 to 2012 president of the federal section of architects in the baik. since 2010 working on national and international standards (as-institute, cen, iso)as a chair of comittee 11 (building construction) in the as-institute. at the moment workin on a national bim standard as chair of AG 11-09 in the Austrian Standards Institute. bim consultant

Tom Kyle

Sheppard Robson Architects
Tom Kyle is an associate and the head of Sustainability for Sheppard Robson London. He has pioneered the use of in-house performance based design using Sefaira. He is passionate about sustainability and in particular passive design. He has a practice-wide role that oversees the development of particular projects where sustainability goals have been set. He is also a project leader who has led several award winning completed projects, particularly within the residential sector. Prior to Sheppard Robson Tom worked at ZED Factory Architects, a specialist low energy practice. He developed a prototype zero-carbon timber frame house exhibited at Eco-build then led the first zero-carbon Code for Sustainable Homes level six houses to be sold to the market in the UK. Last year he designed and built his own low carbon passive-solar eco-house in France. It uses an all timber construction, structure, insulation and cladding all in wood.

Oliver Langwich

Contelos GmbH
Oliver is a Structural Engineer working for the German Autodesk Reseller Contelos GmbH in Hanover. As one member of the AEC Consultant team he is responsible for BIM Implementation, Training and Development for different companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He is also a known speaker about BIM and Workflows in digital models at different seminars for Architects and Engineers and a regular presenter at Autodesk University Germany.

Working with Revit on real projects since 2007 he has great experience in modelling different kind of families and civil structures. Since 2011 he is also writing a blog about Revit / BIM and he is the Co-Founder of the Revit User Group D-A-CH.

Elaine Lee

Perkins Eastman
Elaine Lee is a Senior Associate and licensed architect with Perkins Eastman (previously LBL Architects) in Los Angeles, California. Her current role as Lead Project Architect on several large healthcare projects involves balancing Revit and BIM knowledge and skills and architectural experience to create, mentor, and organize design teams and the projects these teams creatively develop.

Ralf Lindemann

Pilbrow & Partners
Ralf Lindemann is a Senior Associate Partner at Pilbrow & Partners, London, UK. He leads the firm wide integration of state-of-the-art technology and directs the vision and team dedicated to a dynamic and progressive digital agenda. At P&P he worked on a variety of projects where he has integrated latest Parametric/BIM technologies. Prior to joining P&P Ralf was a Computational Designer at Ian Simpson Architects where he worked on a variety of high profile national and international projects, including One Blackfriars, a 50 storey residential tower in London currently under construction. As a key member of the London Design Computing Community, a social network comprised of professionals within the AEC building industry, he organizes evening talks focused on design and technology. In his early days he worked in Mexico for a non-government organization building social infrastructure projects for local communities.

Brian Mackey

BD Mackey Consulting
Better known as “The Revit Geek”, Brian has spent more than 25 years in the AEC industry, more than 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, where he has been awarded top speaker several times. Brian and his wife, who met at Autodesk University, welcomed #BIMbino Vienna into their family in 2013, for a total of three daughters.

Desiree Mackey

Martin/Martin
Desirée (Dezi) Mackey has been in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry for more than 15 years. After obtaining her bachelor's and master’s degrees from the University of California, Davis, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she perpetuated her nerdy tendencies with Revit software. She started her career in California with a construction company, she continued with a structural engineering firm, and now she is a practicing structural engineer and Building Information Modeling (BIM) manager at Martin/Martin in Denver, Colorado. Dezi is a regular speaker at many conferences. She is the co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Building Information Society, the chair of the Structural Engineers Association of Colorado's BIM Committee, a member of the RTC North America Committee, and she has served as an Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) board member, treasurer, and vice president. Finally, as if that’s not enough Revit in her life, she’s married to “The Revit Geek” and acts as a partner in his BIM consulting firm, BD Mackey Consulting.

Thomas Mahon

Bimorph LTD
Thomas is Managing Director of Bimorph, a London-based Building Information Modelling (BIM) consultancy providing specialist BIM services to the AEC sector. With a background in architecture Thomas has worked with leading architectural practices, including Foster + Partners and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, on a diverse range of international projects. He has continued to push the boundaries of technology focusing on computational design and BIM to design and deliver schemes in ways that eclipse current working methods; from rationalising geometrically complex buildings to unparalleled workflow automation. Understanding the potential computational techniques combined with BIM can offer the construction industry, Thomas has specialised in computational BIM and set-up Bimorph with a mission to enable Architects, Engineers and Building Contractors transform the way they realise buildings by finding new ways of working that utilise these techniques.

Aaron Maller

Parallax Team
Aaron Maller (twiceroadsfool) has been implementing BIM and Practice Technology software for over a decade, at Architectural, Engineering, and General Contractor firms across the country. This includes all template and library creation and maintenance, addin deployments and customizations, Software 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. He is now providing Implementation Consultation and Support through his company, Parallax Team. Passionate about Technology and Architecture, he's an avid contributor on RevitForum.org and around the world in various technological Communities.

Robert Manna

Stantec
Robert works for Stantec in the Boston office, he has been a key team member on multiple projects, he now serves as the BIM R&D leader for the firm as well as providing business consulting services for clients implementing BIM. He has taught internally and helped develop the curriculum for training new users, provides high level support as well as planning and implementation of new tools. He has spoken at: RTC NA, Autodesk University, has been a guest lecturer at the BAC, and has presented at BIM events hosted by the AIA, ACEC, Autodesk and resellers. He has written two articles about Revit for the AUGI AEC Edge magazine, and has written assessment questions for KnowledgeSmart. He maintains a personal blog dedicated to Revit & BIM. When he has time he hangs out with his wife and two year old daughter, and enjoys skiing, swimming and biking.

Harry Mattison

Boost Your BIM LLC
Harry is the founder of Boost Your BIM, a software development and training company that collaborates with AEC firms to make Revit better. Boost Your BIM customers benefit from custom-built API applications that extend Revit’s capabilities and enable them to complete their work faster and with better results. Boost Your BIM has built applications to automate routine tasks, enforce company standards, extract model data, use the Revit UI more efficiently, and solve other problems that would be difficult or impossible to do with Revit in its “out of the box” state. Harry was an employee of Revit Technology Corporation and Autodesk from 1998 to 2012 and spent four of those years developing and testing new Revit APIs in areas such as the Family Editor, Massing, Analysis Visualization, Dynamic Model Update, and Views & Schedules.

Andrew Milburn

GAJ Architects
Andy Milburn is an Associate at Godwin Austen Johnson, Architects, with a special responsibility for BIM strategy & Revit implementation. He has had a varied career, abandoning architecture in his twenties to become a bricklayer. After spending 8 years as a builder and another 8 as an educator in newly independent Zimbabwe, he returned to architecture in his late thirties. For the past 25 years he has worked as an architect in Africa and the Middle East, taking a keen interest in the impact of computer technology on the profession. His blog "Shades of Grey" is well known in the Revit world. He has 3 adult children and a grandson, spread around the globe and in his spare time plays blues guitar.

Erin Morrow

Oasys Ltd
For more than 15 years Erin has pursued computation driven design. He has worked on large scale civic and transportation projects around the world from stadiums to airports. Erin is currently researching and developing computational methods to simulate large crowds of people as the Product Director for MassMotion. He is passionate about elevating design through the use of computation. The application of custom programming and data analysis techinques is what really excites him and he is always interested in hearing what others are doing in this space.

Ekko Nap

Groosman
Ekko Nap has been with Groosman since 2014. Having worked with, implemented, managed the workflows of and explored BIM and Revit since 9.1, with and for a large variety of organizations (and in his free time to boot) made him uniquely suited to take on a full time research and development role. The job description merely states outright what he had previously been striving for on his own directive: look into every BIM thing you do not understand; improve BIM workflows where possible; facilitate and coach others in using BIM to contribute to their full potential; share what you learn along the way. Ekko holds a masters degree in Architecture, and finds that his experience and interest in designing buildings for occupants relates wonderfully to designing workflows for users. Motto: there has to be a better way.

Brian Nelson

HVE ConneXions
Brian Nelson is the Director of Virtualization at HVE ConneXions, a virtualization solutions provider dedicated to creating proven virtualization technologies running on high-performance next generation hardware. Brian has over 10 years in Information Technology and Virtualization and was awarded the vExpert Award from VMware. Aaron Maller is the director of Parallax Team, a full service Implementation Firm. He has been implementing BIM and Practice Technology at Architectural, Engineering, and General Contracting Firms across the country for the last ten years.

Matthew Parkes

Atlas Industries (UK) Limited
Matt is a UK registered Architect and Director of Atlas and has been based in the UK since August 2015, having previously spent 11 years in Vietnam where he was the Director of Architecture for Atlas’ operation in Saigon. He has over 24 years of professional experience in the industry. During his career he has managed projects in the healthcare, residential, commercial and sports & leisure sectors of the industry. Matt has worked in the UK, USA, Hong Kong and Vietnam. He entered the BIM world back in 1988, being one of the early users of Rucaps before moving on to Sonata – the grandmother of Revit. He is currently undertaking PhD research looking at Sustainability and the role of BIM.

Glynnis Patterson

Ideate
Glynnis is a Registered Architect and has worked within the BIM industry since 1998. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, she has worked as an architect, educator and construction site manager. Glynnis is currently the Director of Software Development Services at Ideate, Inc. and continues to work with AEC clients across the nation, developing, and implementing best practices solutions. @GVPinNJ

Michael Ramsay

HDR
Michael Ramsay has worked in the AEC industry for 20+ years. Michael has worked in a numerous roles, as a designer, technical architect, VDC Coordinator, Project Manager and BIM Manager. His current role is to support and oversee the BIM process for the Western Region of HDR inc. as BIM Manager for the region. Michael’s main focus is on process improvement and improved workflows for teams enabling consistency across the offices in the region and facilitating BIM delivery excellence.

Steve Rowland

Revizto
Steven Rowland is a BIM professional, architect and technologist. Steven's work in last decade has been primarily focused on large scale healthcare projects for White arkitekter in Scandanavia. Now he has shifted gears to NYC and the team at WeWork. As a BIM professional, Steven feels most at home in the teams developing the largest, most complex projects in the world. BIM is a transformational technology and thought framework that is only beginning to tranform the way buildings are imagined, designed, and produced. He is also an architect and former builder with a wide experience over a variety of project types. Increasingly he focuses on harnessing data creatively to support clients, team members, and partners. Steven believes that architecture is emerging as an information industry, far beyond the traditional pen and paper. The digital city is being imagined and produced by architects every day, and unlocking its potential value is the challenge we face. Database design, game design, and custom coding are the bread-and-butter of modern BIM management. Steven pursues and publishes research in areas including Gamification, the Internet of Things, and Agile Methodology with relation to the AEC industry.

Brian Russell

Chaos Group
Brian Russell is the Business Line Manager for V-Ray for Revit out of Chaos Group`s Baltimore office. He has over 17 years experience in Architectural Visualization and Building Information Modeling in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industry. His extensive experience in creating and implementing BIM workflows is an instrumental part of the products development. Brian has served on the National BIM Standards committee, aided in the development of the BIM Institute at Towson University and regularly teaches a BIM theory and practice course at the Community College of Baltimore County. Brian has spoken at numerous events all over the US and consults regularly on BIM projects and standards.

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 20 years he has been designing 3D piping system layouts for projects large and small. His interest in 3D system modeling led him to begin developing content for Revit in 2009. Ralph develops families that allow engineers and contractors to design piping systems within Revit using Victaulic products. These families 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 Navisworks, Fabrication CADmep, 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. Autodesk Revit MEP 2015 Certified Professional.

Rene Schumann

HOCHTIEF ViCon GmbH
René Schumann is the International Operations Director of HOCHTIEF ViCon, a leading service provider and consultant for virtual construction and BIM with offices in Germany, Qatar, UK and India. René started his career at HOCHTIEF in 1998 with a degree in Structural Engineering. He supported HOCHTIEF’s efforts to implement virtual construction techniques, which led to the establishment of HOCHTIEF ViCon in 2007. As ViCon’s Head of Operations from day one, he has advised clients throughout the industry. René is one of the original creators of the ViCon-Method, and the driving force behind ViCon’s focus on pragmatism and client benefits. In 2009 ViCon founded a subsidiary in Qatar, where René took on the responsibility of Managing Director. He has led the team to a prominent position in the Middle East and will continue his efforts on international markets in the position of International Operations Director.

Lejla Secerbegovic

Autodesk
Lejla Secerbegovic is a digitial enthusiast and a licensed architect in Germany with 8 years of work experience in architectural offices in Germany and Austria. Before joining Autodesk as a Technical Specialist for BIM in 2015, she was working as a BIM Manager for the Max Bögl Group where she was responsible for the Revit implementation throughout the company. She blogs regularly bim-me-up.com both in English and German about BIM-related topics.

Marcello Sgambelluri

John Martin Structural Engineers
Marcello is the BIM Director at John A. Martin & Associates Structural Engineers in Los Angeles, CA. He has been using Autodesk products for over 15 years including AutoCAD, 3ds Max, and Revit. He continually speaks at conferences around the world. Marcello has been the top rated speaker at Autodesk University and the Revit Technology Conference in 2012, 2013 and 2014. He has worked on many interesting projects including the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, CA, the Stata Center at MIT, and the Tom Bradley International Terminal Expansion at LAX. Marcello received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering. He is a licensed Civil and Structural Engineer.

Adam Sheather

AECOM
Cad layer naming and line weight aficionado, self-made thousandaire and co-creator of his breakfast and children, Adam has worked hard over the years to eradicate the scourge of CAD-smithing and human information handling in the construction industry. Paper and pencils everywhere fear him, and design professionals who scribe mark-ups, or backseat BIM-drive others curse his name and deeds of software implementation/customisation & technology change management for Architecture, Engineering, & Construction guilds on 3 continents and countless endeavours (Buildings, Transport & Resources, amongst many). A journeymen in BIM craft and apprentice of automation, Adam strives to eliminate redundant or repetitious work patterns. Character stats include being a Revit Hack with +10 years’ XP, wielding a +9.1 copy of Dynamo, +6 software development skill, and currently aligned with AECOM working on top secret projects you can read about on his public blog.

Adriel Sim

Aorta Pte Ltd
Adriel graduated from National University of Singapore (NUS) with Masters of Architecture specializing in performance-based facades and digital fabrication. His continued passion in this inter-disciplinary study led him to explore roles & workings of parametric modelling and BIM management, predominantly in Revit. Adriel's ACI certification propelled his exposure to various international ventures, such as Autodesk University at Las Vegas and eventually heading local teams as NUS representatives to garner the top achievement for BIM (Architectural) category in three successive years. Currently an Director in Aorta Pte Ltd, he performs the role of a designer, contract administrator and BIM coordinator. Driven by his utopian vision of a world where Architects become designers of Building DNA, he identifies integral issues that can potentially be refined by new and untested BIM workflows. He assesses them exhaustively before propagating these solutions to his colleagues in order to raise their technical competency.

David Spehar

Stantec
David has over 24 years of industry experience and is a registered architect since 1994. He was an early adopter of Revit and has been a BIM advocate since 2003. David is currently Stantec’s Digital Practice Leader overseeing the firm-wide practice integration of design technologies through training and education, developing standards and best practices, providing project management support, developing multi-discipline BIM collaboration strategies, and implementing new workflows to leverage the intelligence of BIM. He is a leader in helping Stantec transition from a document based design process to an intelligent model based design process. In addition to his experience as a BIM implementer, David has a strong background in architectural project management. He was a project manager for over 12 years before shifting his focus to implementing BIM. David prides himself on client satisfaction both when working on projects as well as assisting Stantec offices internally.

Jeremy Tammik

Autodesk
Jeremy is The Building Coder and The 3D Web Coder. He works with the Autodesk Developer Network ADN team on Autodesk APIs and web services, providing developer support, training, conferences, presentations, and blogging on the Revit API and cloud and mobile technologies. He joined Autodesk in 1988 as the one and only European technology evangelist driving AutoCAD application development in Europe, USA, Australia, and Africa. He co-founded ADGE, the AutoCAD Developer Group Europe, and is a prolific author. He left Autodesk in 1994 to work as an independent HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) application developer and rejoined the company in 2005. Jeremy graduated with degrees in mathematics and physics from the Philipps University of Marburg in Germany. He worked as a teacher and translator of both computer and human languages and as a C++ programmer on early GUI and multitasking projects. Jeremy is fluent in six European languages, vegetarian, has four kids, two grandchildren, loves cooking, climbing, hiking, sports, nature, music, dancing, theatre, literature, art, photography, travel, mountains, oceans, meditation, spirituality, yoga, carpentry, adventure, survival, problem solving and challenges of all kinds.

Richard Taylor

Ideate Software
Richard Taylor has over 25 years of experience working for companies that develop architectural and engineering software solutions such as Intergraph, Bentley, and Autodesk. He has over 15 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.

Maximilian Thumfart

Thornton Tomasetti Ltd.
Maximilian Thumfart is a Senior Software Engineer at Thornton Tomasetti’s CORE Studio in London where he is working on interoperability platforms, statistics and engineering tools like Dynamo for Rebar. Besides he is the author of several Open-Source projects like SketchUp for Dynamo or Grevit (Grasshopper, Revit & AutoCad interoperability). Prior to CORE he worked as an Architectural Computer Scientist and BIM Manager at HENN in Berlin where he developed collaboration workflows and Revit tools for large-scale architectural projects. Maximilian worked as a researcher at the TU-Munich on urban system simulations after studying Computer Science and Architecture at the TU-Berlin.

Mike Turpin

Capita
Following Mikes initial career as a Civil Engineer (EngTech TMICE) specialising in structural and drainage projects Mike has several years BIM implementation experience within companies both large and small in the UK and abroad. Mike’s current role is Head of BIM for Capita where he leads the internal BIM working group and is in charge of producing all of the company’s documents, standards and policies relating to BIM. Mike has vast experience working on a wide range of BIM related topics across all design and management disciplines. Mike regularly attends industry leading BIM events and also runs the South BIM Hub group.

Havard Vasshaug

Snøhetta
Håvard Vasshaug is a Design Technologist at Snøhetta; one of the world's most renowned design practices. Håvard has a Master of Science in Structural Engineering and uses his vast experience providing Building Information Modeling research, development and automation for architects and engineers to share knowledge of digital building design solutions at Snøhetta and through his own company. He regularly speaks about technical workflows, digital innovation and human development at multiple international conferences and seminars, and receive wide acclaim for his talks and classes. He writes about BIM and visual scripting solutions on vasshaug.net and is a Bad Monkey founding member. Håvard has a passion for using technological advances to design fantastic buildings, while helping others operate effectively and joyfully.

Mark Wieringa

Bimforce
Mark is an Architect and Information Specialist He is Co-Founder of Bimforce BIM Manager for the Dutch architectural firm cepezed, which is famous for its industrial approach to architecture. For cepezed he focuses on company standards, plug-inn development, and devising effective workflows and practices. During his architectural studies at the Technical University of Delft he worked for the department of Technical Design and Information on parametric, computational- and blob design using Maya and Pro-Engineer. He modeled the first ever production double curved twist facade using Pro-Engineer for Alcoa. In 2004 he came in contact with Revit, testing it for use in the University curriculum and has been using it ever since. Mark regularly gives lectures on Revit and Building Information Modeling. Mark is currently he is the Vice-Chairman of the Dutch Revit User Group. He co-initiated the Dutch Revit Standards, which are becoming “The Revit Standards” for the Netherlands and Belgium, and have gained interest from throughout Europe.

Paul Woddy

White Frog Publishing Ltd
Former product evangelist for Revit Inc and then Autodesk, Paul has advised hundreds of companies on the strategic implementation of Revit and BIM in more than fifteen years as a Revit consultant. Through White Frog, Paul writes books and training courseware on BIM protocols and associated software as well as training trainers globally.

Trevor Woods

The DPW Group
Trevor Woods is a Director of the DPW Group, 5D BIM Specialist QS & Construction IT Consultant. He specialises in BIM from a Quantity Surveying and Contractors Perspective, (4D & 5D BIM). He has lectured to Quantity Surveyors and Construction Managers on a BIM Masters at Dublin Institute of Technology and delivers bespoke training to Quantity Surveyors, Constractors and Health & Safety Managers. With over 25 years experience in the industry and more than 5 years working with BIM on commercial, educational and semiconductor projects in Ireland and the Middle East, with values ranging from €2m to more than €1bn. He continuously strives to make BIM do more and improve the return on what companies invest in BIM.

Sean Young

HP
At HP, Sean is responsible for global AEC segment marketing. He also manages strategic alliances with Autodesk and other CAD software vendors. Previously Sean was at Autodesk, where he led product management for Showcase and 3ds Max, and managed marketing for the AutoCAD Design Suite. Sean holds an MBA from Queen's University in Ontario, Canada.

Jay Zallan

JBZ
Art - Architecture - Technology - Ideas AECO technologist, Designer, Artist. A VDC Director of BIM, Jay Zallan brings unique & qualified insights into the business & creative processes of Architecture with proven strategies for production & growth. Mr. Zallan has over 20 years of Architectural experience and enjoys a varied & diverse portfolio of Architecture and Art. He is currently the President of the Los Angeles Revit Users Group, AUGIworld magazine Revit Architecture Editor, BIM Advisory Board member for Graphic Standards and he is a frequent lecturer on Creativity, BIM and Virtual Design & Construction. He 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 AIA, CSI and other industry events.