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KEYNOTE: Ashraf Habibullah

Computers and Structures, Inc.
Ashraf Habibullah is a Structural Engineer and is President and CEO of Computers and Structures, Inc. He founded CSI in 1975.

Today, CSI is recognized globally as the pioneering leader in the development of software tools for structural and earthquake engineering. The software is used by thousands of engineering firms in over 160 countries for the design of landmark projects such as the Freedom Tower in New York City, the Burj Khalifa Tower in Dubai and the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing.

Ashraf has led the development of CSI's products for over four decades and has been active as a researcher and educator, conducting international seminars on analytical techniques used in software for structural and earthquake engineering.

Ashraf also has a keen passion for the arts. He is a co-founder of the critically acclaimed Diablo Ballet and the founder of the Engineer’s Alliance for the Arts, an organization that involves school children with technology, focusing on the artistic aspects of bridge engineering.

Ashraf’s non-engineering interests include friends, fitness, food, fashion, music, dance, theatre, photography, parties and anything else that is fun!! Ashraf also holds an interest in the study of human behaviour!

Mark Abrahams

dwp
With over 20 years experience with leading architectural practices in Sydney and London, Mark Abrahams has an impressive portfolio, both locally and internationally. As dwp's BIM Manager, he is responsible for development, training and implementation to maximise dwp's BIM and Revit capabilities. His passion and in depth understanding of collaborative technology and its application, combined with his broad project and technical experience, assists him in successfully integrating BIM into projects. Mark’s vision is to align design with innovation. He has accomplished this through extensive project experience including large scale sports work, world renowned stadiums and Sydney Olympic event overlay work. He is currently working on several major complex developments around Australia and Asia.

Richard Atkins

Peddle Thorp
Richard was recently appointed Associate and information Manager at Peddle Thorp, New Zealand.

Previously, a senior architectural technician, he has been responsible for creating, coordinating and controlling contract documentation both internally and from external disciplines

Richard also has extensive site experience and understands the importance of clarity of design in order to achieve the best result for project, client and the built environment.

Richard’s understanding and knowledge of quality systems will keep Peddle Thorp at the frontier of industry best practice.

Joe Banks

Nettletontribe
Joe has been working in the architectural industry since 2002 and with Revit since version 8 (2005), Joe has worked on Revit projects from $50k-$900Million and has been responsible for high quality BIM deliverables as well as multiple Revit implementations and the training of over 300 users, with a broad range of experience on different types of projects Joe has pushed Revit to its limits and is always striving to be on the bleeding edge of new technology. His company BIMedge provides BIM consulting, software development and VDI solutions for the AEC industry.

Scott Beazley

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

Ivan Beirne

Unitywater
Ivan is responsible for developing and delivering the Unitywater Asset Management Information Systems Roadmap.

He is the Business owner for all Asset Management applications including IBM Maximo and ESRI ArcGIS. Ivan manages a team of 10 including GIS Specialists, Asset Management Professionals, Graduate Engineers and Technical Officers

He leads data governance, management and quality initiatives to position the asset data function as a key contributor to reducing the overall cost to serve. Responsible for developing and delivering the Unitywater Asset Data Strategy in line with the corporate Information Management (IM) governance framework.

Ivan provides direction to the business in all aspects relating to the adoption of the ISO55000 asset management standard and participates in Industry forums.

Rodney J Bernard

AECOM
Rod Bernard is a Principal Technical Officer and manages the Civil Infrastructure Structures Digital Engineering design team in AECOM's Brisbane office. He has a passion for technology and delivery excellence, overseeing the production and delivery of 20,000 drawings as the Design JV CAD manager on the $2.2B Gateway Upgrade Project. He has been design drafting structures since 1982 and began delivering digital documents with AutoCAD (in 1992). He is the creator and original programmer behind IPWEA's ADAC.

He presented at BiLT ANZ 2017 (Building Infrastructure Lifecycle with Technology) conference and at a recent BrisBIM event. He is now committed to transforming the delivery and lifecycle of major infrastructure projects as data-rich models.

Alastair Brook

PDC BIM Evolved
Alastair's studies and experience have prepared him for his current position as Project BIM Manager on the $3B Queens Wharf Project, Brisbane. Previously working on the $1B Perth Stadium & $1.2B Perth Children's Hospital, where his roles vary from the day to day management of BIM, through to the development and implementation of BIM plans and strategies, liaising with a variety of project stakeholders. His background of design and cost management allow him to specialize in utilising BIM, to add value and increase efficiencies for the pre-contract, design and construction management teams.

Andrew Bryant

Bornhorst + Ward
Starting out at Bornhorst & Ward in 1994, Andrew have over 23 years' experience in delivering projects for a wide range of developments including commercial and residential high-rise buildings, medium to large scale retail complexes, Federal Government Defence facilities and State & Local Government Infrastructure projects. His expertise is in reinforced concrete, post-tensioned concrete, and steel framed structures. Andrew's role within the company involves managing the team of Structural drafters/modellers, developing and implementing building information modelling (BIM) work flows and techniques for all types of structures.

Kristian Bursell

CADSwift Pty Ltd
At the very beginning of Kristian's career he became immersed in the world of (ARCHI)CAD and the potential for automated results form virtual building models. In 2008, after 8 years in the industry, Kristian started CADSWIFT as a BIM implementation, management and process expert. He worked as an external BIM consultant for several major Architecture firms within Australia before eventually minimizing my implementation, training and support roles to focus on the potentials of intelligent BIM content for ARCHICAD.

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

Stewart Caldwell

Russell and Yelland
Stewart Caldwell is Director and BIM manager at Russell and Yelland architects in Adelaide. Russell and Yelland were early adopters of REVIT as a 3D documentation tool and Stewart has been responsible systems development and training of REVIT and BIM workflows for over 15 years. Stewart is also co-chair of the local REVIT user group (RUGSA) plus course coordinator for construction and BIM for the University of Adelaide. Stewart is also co-founder of Build-SA which provides training for BIM and corporate strategy to the construction industry in South Australia and is on the leadership committee of Collaborate ANZ

Allan Cantos

Ramboll UK Ltd.
Allan Cantos was a consistent class top-notcher during his secondary years and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines in 2000. He is well experience in drafting from any stages of design. He began his Revit Structure experience with Arup as Structural Technician in 2008 where he worked for almost 7 years and been involved in various projects such as tall buildings, commercial buildings, airports and refurbishments.

He worked in different countries such Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Dubai for number of years and has moved in London in 2015 to join Ramboll UK Ltd. as Senior Structural Technician.

He is also an Autodesk Certified AutoCAD and Revit Structure Professional.

He has developed a Revit structural data mining workflow using Dynamo and present this information interactively using Power BI for office use which became a significant time-saver in extracting information out of Revit model.

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

Peter Clack

Ralph Beattie Bosworth
Peter is currently the Chair of the BIM sub-committee and Chair of the Banking and Finance sub-committee for the AIQS.

In his role as Chair of the BIM sub-committee, Peter is leading the drive for all QS’s to become fully informed on the use of BIM as a tool to assist QS’s in the delivery of their services. As a Quantity Surveyor, Cost Consultant/Construction Manager and Project Manager with over 35 years’ professional experience, Peter ensures client’s and consultants are provided with advice that will provide certainty, clarity and assurance on their projects from inception through to the final account.

His specific expertise lies in project governance through determining the viability of projects and providing full risk-management during their design and in their delivery. During these 35 years Peter, has also developed his expertise as an Independent Expert Witness providing clear and concise independent advice to his clients.

Kelly Cone

ClearEdge3D
Kelly is passionate about process and technology innovation and how they can change industries and people's lives. He has implemented various practice technologies into design, estimating, and construction teams and workflows; worked on amazing projects such as the SaRang Global Ministry center in Seoul as a designer, and Renzo Piano's addition to the Louis Kahn Kimbell Art Museum as a contractor; and has had the privilege of growing and leading one of the most talented VDC & Process Innovation teams in the industry. Those experiences have taught him there is a better way to create our built environment, and he wants to make that way become a reality. At ClearEdge3D, Kelly guides development of the tools necessary for design and construction firms to get the most out of reality capture within the AEC industry, with the goal of closing the gap between the virtual and real world.

Stuart Cook

BG&E Pty Limited
Stuart Cook is a Design Manager with 15 years experience in the field of Highway Design. Stuart started his career with Qld Department of Main Roads as a scholarship holder is 2003 and graduated from Griffith University on the Gold Coast in 2007 with First Class Honours. Since graduating Stuart spent 5 years with with TMR on various Projects such as the Gold Coast Highway Upgrade and early stages of the Gold Coast Rapid Transit Project. Since joining BG&E in 2010 Stuart has risen to the role of Principal and has been involved in multiple complex and high profile highway Projects Stuart is currently the Design Manager for the $200M Ipswich Motorway Upgrade Project: Rocklea to Darra and is leading a team of over 70 through the detailed design. in 2017 Stuart was nominated as a Fellow of Roads Australia. Stuart is passionate about changing the way we design.

Michael Cook

Solid Support
The commercial applications for technology and innovation have always intrigued me, and Michael absolutely loves his field. He believes in the value of ecosystems for building innovation and recognize and act on the need for cultural change.

Quinton Cooper

Cottee Parker Architects
Quinton Cooper is responsible for staff development, training and support of Building Information Modelling systems nationally at Cottee Parker Architects. He has worked as a documenter and model manager on a diverse range of projects from small scale residences to large scale health, defence and government projects. With a keen interest in 3D modelling and an eye for detail, Quinton was often tasked with providing support and training to colleagues from very early in his career and naturally progressed into software development, technical support and training, working for the Australian distributor of ARCHICAD. Quinton was the first person in Australia to receive BIMcloud accreditation and has worked as a BIM consultant to many architectural and building companies across Australia and has provided ARCHICAD and BIM training to hundreds of design professionals for over a decade.

Scott Crichton

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

Mark Cronin

Peddle Thorp
Mark Cronin is a Senior Executive Design Systems & Technology at Peddle Thorp, based in Brisbane. He leads the integration of digital design tools with a primary objective of maximizing the efficiency of Building Information Modelling (BIM) within the company and extending this knowledge into the wider industry. He develops, implements, and manages design workflows, and is passionate about the management of information for commercial strategy. Mark is actively involved with several industry bodies contributing to the future of BIM in Australia and is a member of the Collaborate ANZ leadership committee, and a founding committee member of BrisBIM.

Alan Cullen

WSP
A BIM Coordinator with over 10 years trade experience and over 6 years drafting, Alan has transitioned into the BIM world using his knowledge of structural design and construction to evolve and push BIM to the forefront of design companies Alan has worked for, and enforcing that BIM is not just a 3D model, but as a tool to help achieve a coordinated and data rich end goal, for all stakeholders involved.

Working on landmark jobs such as Queens Wharf Brisbane and Jupiter's Gold Coast, Alan has inspired himself and colleagues to push BIM to the limits and adopt new ways of thinking about how it can evolve and shape the future of the built environment around us.

Professionally, advancing his career through trades, venturing from the workshop, into the building site and finally into an engineering office has given him valuable insight on the start to finish world of design.

Andrew Curthoys

Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning
Andrew Curthoys is an Urban and Regional Planner with almost 30 years’ experience in planning for urban communities, infrastructure projects and policy delivery.

He worked for the Queensland Government between 1992 and 2012 in policy, project and program management roles and rejoined the public service in 2016 and is currently assisting Government agencies and the private sector to identify their capability gaps, information requirements and strategy requirements in Building Information Modelling and asset management. He is leading the delivery of Queensland’s BIM implementation program including the delivery of policy and principles. He is also leading the development of a Strategic Asset Management Planning framework for agencies.

Andrew is passionate about BIM, asset management, improving procurement and better utilisation of public infrastructure and the savings that can be generated for governments and in turn the community.

Steven Davis

Assemble
Having extensive experience working for architectural practices in New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom Steve co-founded Assemble in 2004. Having working in a vast range of project types his experience is in the management and delivery of projects as well as leading the BIM practice at Assemble he also sits on the BIM Acceleration Committee.

Rebecca De Cicco

Digital Node
Rebecca is the founder and director of Digital Node, a BIM based consultancy focused on up-skilling industry in digital construction methods and BIM processes. The organisation runs across two countries, the UK and Australia, and supports clients globally by offering strategic, management and technical advice across all areas of the construction industry.Having had a series of successful senior roles in the Architectural space, Rebecca saw an opportunity to evolve her 15 year old business 'Conceptual Node' into 'Digital Node' due to the ever increasing policy driven approaches toward BIM and Digital Engineering methods. Her career was spent in the UK for ten years and she now spends her time between both countries, working with clients to develop solutions. Rebecca is also an expert trainer and author of BIM based courses globally and positions trainers to deliver her courses around the world.

Michael Draper

Marchese Partners
Michael 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, visualisation and coordination. Michael is a key driver for Information Technology capability upgrades, resources optimisation 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 organisations. 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.

Michael Dunn

Geocon
Jumping onto Revit with version 5.0, Michael has been a keen and vocal Revit user for over 15 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 Geocon in the ACT and when not creating things in the virtual world enjoys building things out of those colourful plastic blocks with his son (and sometimes without him).

Aaron Filmer

Cottee Parker
Aaron Filmer has been in the architectural industry for over 15 years and has been 3D modelling since the university. Aaron was been with Cottee Parker for 4 years as a project Architect running unit development and large-scale commercial and dealership projects during this time, while also assisting with company CAD and Documentation development.

David Foley

AECOM
David is an established leader in the management and implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) throughout the construction industry. His role at AECOM involves the development of BIM protocols, standards, workflows and techniques using the knowledge and experience he has gained from over 20 years experience in both construction and consultancy roles throughout the United Kingdom and Australia. David ensures that information is delivered on time and that documentation is effectively co-ordinated across the design team. David's passion and commitment to quality ensure that the key objectives of the stakeholders and the project team are incorporated into the project. David is devoted to improvement within the construction industry and is passionate about effective collaboration and performance. David's results speak for themselves. His desire to work in partnership with stakeholders whilst educating the team on the benefits of BIM means that David delivers successful projects for the client.

Jeremy Graham

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

Lachlan Green

Fulton Trotter Architects
Lachlan Green is a registered Architect at Fulton Trotter Architects. Starting in a small home office practice using 2D workflows he quickly realised the advantages of a BIM platform. Determined to achieve faster, easier and more accurate workflows, Lachlan began self-training in ARCHICAD. Step by step, each project was pushed further than the last, to the point that all documentation was created in ARCHICAD with live sections, elevations and interactive door & window schedules.

Seeking ways to further improve results Lachlan turned to GDL, the native programming language within ARCHICAD used to create parametric objects. In 2012, Lachlan joined Fulton Trotter Architects and under the direction of Nathan Hildebrandt, helped to dramatically overhaul documentation workflows leading to increased accuracy and efficiency. Most recently he was tasked with creating the offices' template for ARCHICAD 21 with a focus on embedding data in favourites and how it exports in IFC.

Mike Greisen

Aurecon
Mike is Aurecon's global MEP Technical Leader, responsible for developing Aurecon's industry leading BIM product and managing the demanding needs of a global user-base. Bringing together diverse regional BIM standards, Mike has facilitated effective worksharing within a network of international BIM teams, provided support to over 750 users, managed the development of technical content, and provided expertise to Aurecon's digital strategy. With a background in multi-disciplinary BIM management, Mike is Lead Project BIM Coordinator and client point of contact on many high profile, multi-disciplinary projects.

Shanoc Halliday

A2K Technologies
Shanoc works for A2K Technologies as a Technical Consultant to the AEC Industry. From his initial exposure to Revit in 2008 on a Formula 1 racing Hotel Park concept project, he has pursued a courier around the expansion of BIM. Working for Robert Bird Group, to integrate Revit into the Melbourne Office, modelling several large iconic Melbourne projects while training staff in Revit. He ran his own drafting business for 5 years, was Committee Member of Revic for over 2 years then worked at Arcadis to improve their BIM maturity and develop their drafting Resource Centre. At A2K he is providing standard and custom training for Architecture, Structures Building and Infrastructure in several Autodesk products including Revit, Navisworks plus Dynamo and recently including Bluebeam Revu. He is writing a Blog Captain Bimcad providing an insider's view into BIM with posts on Tips, Workflows and Client training and BIM developments.

Johan Hanegraaf

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

William Harbison

Russell and Yelland
William joined Russell and Yelland after a significant placement in London at internationally recognised firm KSR. While at Russell and Yelland he has gained experience over a wide variety of projects most notably the the New Royal Adelaide Hospital project. William has gained substantial experience documenting a variety of residential projects from large scale developments to private luxury residences. William has a thorough understanding for detail and analysis and has broad experience on a wide range of projects locally and internationally. William has advanced knowledge of BIM authoring tools and has a key role in the development of content and BIM based project structures in the office.

Jeremy Harkins

ineni Realtime
Jeremy Harkins is a Founding Director of 'ineni Realtime', an innovative building technology company focused on the development of the Realtime Visualisation Industry.

Delivering Keynote presentations, Jeremy is at the leading edge of real-time virtual technologies and has spoken internationally about the visual interaction with Smart Cities through 3D immersive environments, VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality).

Jeremy is a strong advocate of Building Information Modelling (BIM), believing that the seamless integration of intuitive visual interfaces with robust data is a vital direction for architecture, construction and infrastructure.

With over 15 years of experience in Architectural Technologies including professional work, consultancy and Full-Time Academia, Jeremy has been a lecturer at an international university (UNSW) helping to educate industry in what can be possible, and is currently focussed on the rapid growth and positioning of “ineni Realtime” as market leaders in virtual interaction design.

Matt Hemming

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

Ceilidh Higgins

Custance
Marketing Manager
Ceilidh's specialty is work - both the places we work and the way we work. Ceilidh works across workplace strategy and design, delivering workplace projects from as small as 5 people through to upwards of 1000 people. She is involved across all project phases from proposal stage through to post construction. She also has experience across a wide range of sectors including government, laboratories, healthcare and transport. Ceilidh was an early adopter of Revit for interior design and is a well known presenter at RTC. You might also know her alter ego "Stu BIMinions". Outside of work, Ceilidh researches, writes and speculates on the future of work - both as a place and the processes of working within the AEC industry - and the impacts of technology upon both. You can find her writing at themidnightlunch.com.

Nathan Hildebrandt

Fulton Trotter Architects
Stream Lead
Nathan is a passionate Architect that is driven to succeed. He has a broad experience in the management and delivery of a variety of Architectural Project types as a “Managing Architect.” He is highly regarded for his skills in the development of OPENBIM processes, being seen as a leader in the use of BIM authoring software ArchiCAD not only locally but internationally also, being invited to present at the Graphisoft KCC 2014 in Budapest, Hungary and a number of local events. He also contributes to the community through Volunteering in a number of BIM based organisations and shares his experiences through his BIM blog “Skewed.”

Karoly Horvath

Cottee Parker
Karoly has been a BIM pioneer and advocate all through his over 15 years of international architectural career. He has been using ARCHICAD since version 4.5 on a large variety of projects such as housing schemes, healthcare, mixed use and office developments in Hungary, Ireland, the UK and for the past 6 years in Australia. Based on his versatile and in depth design and documentation skills Karoly regularly speaks on BIM forums and also teaches at the University of Western Australia.

Jason Howden

Warren and Mahoney
Jason has a passion for design and technology, over his 20 year career he has led teams on large scale, complex projects in the United Kingdom, Australia and throughout New Zealand and has built up in depth knowledge and experience in delivering aviation, healthcare, research, corrections, educational, commercial and residential projects.

Jason has significant experience in 3D to 5D Building Information Modelling (BIM) and has led the BIM teams in providing ground-breaking innovation on many large-scale projects in New Zealand and abroad including, the Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct, the Spark Towers in Wellington, the new Terminal 3 at Jakarta Airport and the Centre for Obesity, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease for Sydney University.

Jason's passion and strengths are in design technology adoption, BIM implementation and digital workflows providing projects teams with the expert understanding and knowledge to maximise the use of technology for a successful and efficient project outcome.

Rob Jackson

Bond Bryan Digital
Rob is a qualified Architect and has delivered projects in the Education and Advanced Manufacturing sectors.
His significant project experience and passion for technology resulted in his selection for a number of special projects for Bond Bryan including the development of the quality systems and office intranet facility. This work then led to him helping to establish Bond Bryan’s Digital brand.
He speaks at both national and international events as a passionate advocate of an OPEN BIM approach, exploring the sharing of data between different software packages via the “IFC” open format and promoting industry wide standards that enable full collaboration between different parties.
He chairs the sub-committee for the AEC (UK) BIM Technology Protocols for GRAPHISOFT ARCHICAD, is a member of the buildingSMART UK's Technical Group, an ambassador for thinkBIM at Leeds Beckett University, tweets as @bondbryanBIM and also writes our BIM Blog.

Mark Jeffrey

ODG Solutions
Mark Jeffery is best known as a business owner, international speaker, not-for-profit contributor, and passionate promoter of a positive workplace culture. Mark and his team at ODG Solutions specialise in optimising workplace cultures, striking the balance between the fun, warm, welcoming and engaging, and the serious, business- like manner in which businesses must operate in order to thrive and grow.

Luke Johnson

Virtual Built + Revizto
Luke is an experienced Architectural technician, BIM technologist, 3D modeller and Revit specialist. More recently he has combined Construction knowledge with his Technical expertise, working with General Contractors performing Coordination and Clash Detection roles on a number of significant projects.

Additional skills include: Photoshop and 3D rendering for presentation, in-house and external Revit training (both hands-on and in a classroom environment), website design and maintenance, Small Business Server maintenance, BIM hardware and software product development.

Sash Jojic

Hutchinson Builders
Sash offers an extensive understanding of the Design Management process having come from an architectural background which has broadened his approach with construction design and delivery methods.

Sash is responsible for the design, management and successful delivery of a wide variety of construction projects from inception through to handover. His primary responsibilities include client and stakeholder liaison, compilation of project briefs, feasibility, setting project time lines, master planning, functional planning, consult commissioning and management, leading product design deliver teams, town planning, dealing with responsible authorities, design documentation and coordination, works tendering and onsite detailing.

Sash prides himself on the successful delivery of projects with design demands of scope, cost, time, quality, communications, risk and procurement. Bringing leadership, focus and certainty to full spectrum of professional services. Providing innovative solutions that meet the needs and exceed the expectations of his clients.

Glenn Jowett

Beca
Glenn is a Senior Associate for BIM Delivery at Beca. He has played a pivotal role in establishing BIM best practice for central government and clients in New Zealand and the UK. In recent years he has developed BIM Strategies for a number of high profile clients across New Zealand, managed the BIM process on a number of high profile projects and contributed significantly to industry initiatives. Glenn is passionate about the potential of new technologies and how we interact with them to bring added value to our clients and unlock new ways of working throughout the entire asset life-cycle.

Glenn is widely recognised as a thought leader in the NZ BIM community, he regularly speaks at conferences, as well as writing articles for industry publications. He is the chair of BIMsiNZ, a peer to peer group based in Christchurch that aims to promote BIM best practice. He is co-author/key contributor for both the 2014 and 2016 versions of the NZ BIM Handbook, a member of the BIM101 industry training group, and was awarded the NZIOB Young Achiever of the Year Award in 2016 for his contribution to BIM within the NZ construction industry.

Sash Kazeminejad

Ideate Software
Sash Kazeminejad has over 15 years of experience in the AEC industry, providing extensive experience in project management, BIM management, and design work for architectural firms in California, Montana, and Oregon. Sash earned his Master of Architecture from Montana State University and is a California registered Architect and LEED Accredited Professional. Sash is an award-winning Autodesk Certified instructor who leads classroom and online BIM training, as well as BIM presentations to user groups and clients. As the Customer Success Manager for Ideate Software, Sash provides consulting, sales, support, and training solutions to AEC customers around the globe.

Sean Lawrence

GHD Pty Ltd
Experienced structural modeler with a demonstrated history of working in the civil and infrastructure industry. Skilled in a variety of Autodesk products, primarily in Revit and Navisworks. Major project experience in tunnels, steel and concrete structures. Highly motivated design professional with a Associate's Degree in Civil Engineering from Southbank Institute of Technology.

Phil Lazarus

Aurecon
Digital Practice Leader, Asia
Phil Lazarus is an American Architect with over 20 years of experience in the design, documentation and construction of large projects around the globe. Immersed in 3d process from the start of his career, he has leveraged the power of BIM on the behalf of architects, engineers, contractors and clients. Involved with Singapore’s largest development projects since 2006, Phil has been leading the charge in establishing BIM and promoting technology based innovation throughout Asia.

Working tirelessly to advance BIM adoption, Phil is a faculty member in the Singapore BCA’s BIM Specialist Diploma Program, building fundamental understanding of the process. Simultaneously, he has founded the “Forum for Advanced Revit Training in Singapore” to assist in developing core modelling skills amongst eager Revit users. He continues to be involved in grassroots support of technological evangelism through regional involvement with The Digital Built Environment Institute.

Phil’s core belief is that experienced knowledgeable people with access to the highest levels of technology & training results in enterprise efficiency and improved project delivery....and that Han shot first.

Elaine Lee

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

Alex Leese

Cox Architecture
I have been a qualified architect for fifteen years working for the first seven of those in the UK and the last seven years with Cox Architecture. I have worked in many sectors of the building industry from residential, health, retail, civil and sports stadia and found that all these sectors have differing demands on the design process and the types of BIM systems required to efficiently complete building projects.

Over the past four years, through working on civil and sports stadia I have developed a strong interest in efficiencies of parametric design to compliment my previous experiences in developing BIM systems. Moving forward I aim to continue to develop systems that can provide great design flexibility whilst achieving high levels of efficiency in design through standardisation.

Ryan Lenihan

Arcadis
Working in the MEP industry for 15 years with a focus on hydraulic services, Ryan is the Regional BIM Leader for Hyder. Prior to working at Hyder Ryan the global MEP BIM Lead at Aurecon. Ryan's passion is training and he has been responsible for developing people in Australia, Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand and maintains a technical Revit blog in his spare time.

Steve Lianos

Sydney Opera House
Steven is currently employed by the Sydney Opera House as a BIM Integration Specialist. He has been responsible for the creation and management of the Opera House master model for almost 5 years, and is part of a team that's working on the integration of BIM with asset and facilities management systems using a web driven visual interface.

Steven has always been passionate about technology and architecture, he was previously operating his own design practice specialising in architectural 3D modelling and has over 12 years of Revit experience.

Chris Linning

Sydney Opera House
Chris Linning has been involved in the professional implementation and utilisation of computer based design facilities since 1983.

He has had a wide exposure to multiple engineering disciplines throughout his career within Australian State and Federal Governments and international and national private companies.

His current role as Manager, Building Information at Sydney Opera House has allowed him to participate in the challenges involved in the design, development and delivery of a robust web-based facilities management interface, linking 3D graphics to facility management, asset management, engineering documentation databases and building monitoring systems.

His passion lies in sharing his knowledge of that journey - from a concept to the implementation and utilisation of these systems in one of the world’s most recognised performing arts centre – Sydney Opera House.

Nathan Love

AECOM
Vast experience in Structural Design Drafting, covering all types of structures, plus also spending some time in civil, marine, mining and infrastructure. In the last 10 years Nathan has been using Revit and been heavily involved in the BIM space, providing training, creating workflows, setting up BIM execution plans and creating content. Nathan is a founding committee member for his local BIM community www.brisbim.com and is always looking for new ways to deliver projects through innovation and different technology. As a BIM Manager Nathan has set up drafting standards and BIM execution plans at various companies, but is even more passionate in being innovative to think outside the box when it comes to delivery methods in the building space. As a regular speaker at past conferences, Nathan enjoys sharing knowledge and learning from others in the design technology field

Trieu Nguyen Luu

Atlas Industries
Trieu Nguyen was a foundation member of Atlas back in 1999. He re-joined Team Atlas in 2015 as the BIM specialist, after spending almost 8 years as a project BIM Manager and Revit Mentor at Hassell Australia. He brings with him substantial knowledge and practical experience in BIM management and documentation techniques in order to support, train and mentor the Atlas team.

Trieu Nguyen's expertise and ‘hands on' training and mentoring style mean that all of our team are continuously improving their BIM skill levels and teamwork efficiency.

Desiree Mackey

Martin/Martin
Speaker Manager
Desiree has been in the AEC industry since the1990s. 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. Desiree is a regular speaker at many conferences, she co-founded the Rocky Mountain Building Information Society, is the Chair of the Structural Engineers Association of Colorado's BIM Committee, served as an AUGI board member, Treasurer, and Vice President, and is a member of the BILT North America 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.

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 speaks at many conferences, including AU, BIM Workshops and BiLT, where he has been awarded top speaker several times. Brian and his wife, who met at AU, welcomed Vienna in 2013, and Paxton 2016.

Deepak Maini

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

Katherine Mair

M.A.D. Mindworks
As the creator of M.A.D. Mindworks and with 19+ years as a Management Consultant specialising in building organisational, team and individual capability, Katherine brings expertise in a range of areas from Critical Thinking and Problem Solving to Teamwork, Collaboration and Leadership. Katherine has combined this expertise with her educational background in Psychology and almost 10 years as a Mindfulness Instructor to build the unique and powerful suite of programs, workshops and classes that form the basis of the M.A.D. offering. Katherine has extensive experience as a facilitator and coach helping people to apply the MINTO Pyramid Principles, Emotional Intelligence, DISC, GROW, and the tools of Positive Psychology and Mindfulness to enable them to be their best. Her passion for learning and sharing knowledge is a consistent theme underpinning all her life pursuits. It is grounded in the belief that through continual learning we can expand our mind, challenge our assumptions and continue to evolve at work and in life.

Aaron Maller

Parallax Team, Inc
Aaron 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.

Cherry Man

Aurecon
Cherry graduated from VUW as an interior designer. She is passionate about BIM and is a control freak. She has taken an active role in advancing tools and developing templates and processes to streamline team workflow and maintain a high standard of coordination. Cherry's efficiency and attention to detail, has gained her opportunities to travel through Australia and New Zealand to help with major projects deliveries, including hospitals & multi-billion dollar redevelopments.

Robert Manna

Stantec
Robert works for Stantec out of their Boston MA office. As a member of the Buildings Group Digital practice team Robert is a leader in the implementation and support of new processes and technology throughout the organization. Currently his key responsibilities include: management of custom software development, management of the migration and integration of Design Technology for individual acquisitions, interactions with technology vendors, liaison with IT for configuration and deployment of software and technology as well keeping pace with technology trends. Robert has worked on a variety of building design projects of various scales and at all stages. He has also spoken at a number of events and conferences over the years, including AU, RTC, and BIMforum. When not running around the globe and helping teams he enjoys his family and enjoys skiing, swimming and biking. You can find him on Twitter @rpiboy.

Toby Maple

AECOM
Toby is a highly motivated, successful implementer of BIM (Building Information Modelling) and the change management that this technology enables.

Over the past 12 years he has worked with over 30 companies in the Asia/Pacific region providing these services. Previously as HASSELL Design Technologies Leader and Woolworths Limited Revit Systems Manager where he created the standards, methodology, workflows, and content to streamline supply chain processes, reducing errors.

He has recently assisted Transport for NSW with their Digital Engineering (DE) Framework and is current working with Water Corporation, Unitywater, Stockland and Melbourne Airport with their Asset Information strategies which include BIM and DE.

Dominic Martens

UNIFI Labs
Passionate about BIM content creation and content management best practices, Dominic currently works with UNIFI Labs as a Revit Content Specialist and BIM Technologist. In this role, Dominic works alongside a global team of highly skilled and experienced BIM content creators, project managers and technology specialists to help shape the future of BIM content creation and utilisation for both Building Product Manufacturers (BPMs) and AEC firms. With over 10 years' Architectural / CAD / BIM experience, specialising in developing and managing BIM content, Dominic was most recently employed as the BIM Manager for John Wardle Architects (JWA) and was previously the Lead Content Creator and a Revit Mentor for Hassell's global studio network.

Adam McCormick

AECOM
Adam is a Senior Technical Officer with AECOM now based in the Brisbane Civil Infrastructure team. Over the last 15 years he has worked on a variety of Building, Mining, Marine and Bridge structures and is now focused on bringing his experience in the use and implementation of Revit to the AECOM Civil Infrastructure team.

Andrew Mehr

BVN
Andrew is National Design Technology Coordinator with BVN Architecture. Specialising in design technology tools, Revit, Dynamo and associated workflows with over 14 years professional work experience on a wide variety of high-profile practices in AEC industry. Andrew is looking at opportunities for utilising data to improve processes, streamlining workflows and helping to educate teams to take advantage of new design technology tools. Andrew holds a Masters of Architectural Science (Sustainability Design) from the University of Sydney.

Behzad Meskini

DP Architect, Pte Ltd
He is Deputy BIM in DP Architect to define BIM vision and road map for next few years. Behzad is author in AUGI magazine and his own blog www.dddmodeling.wordpress.com. He start his work with 3d Modelling software around 20 years ago with AutoCAD 13.1 when he was thirteen. In past 15 years he spend a lot of time for teaching and encouraging people to learn and use 3d Modelling software. He is member of Iranian Elite organization and he was competitor in World Skills Competition 2005 Finland. In his vision nothing is impossible and everybody need to try to push the boundary and change world. He spend more than 10 hours every day in past 16 years for learning and teaching. only person in the world with 14 professional Certificate from Autodesk and Dassault system. Speaker in BiLT Asia 2016, 2017, AU Asean, Australia and Top Ten Speaker in BiLT Asia.

Jon Mirtschin

Geometry Gym
Jon 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 in 2009. 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.

John Mitchell

buildingSMART Australasia
John has been a member of buildingSMART Australasia chapter from its foundation in 1997; our achievement has been the submission of a National BIM Implementation plan NBI (see here) to the Commonwealth government seeking increasing National adoption of BIM.
This advocacy work, with APCC, Natspec, Standards Australia and ACIF, has lead to the establishment of the Australasian BIM Advisory Board (ABAB), for which I am a member of the Technical Committee.
John has just completed, as a Research Fellow at the Collaborative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living, the development of urban scale sustainability modelling and tools based on Precinct Information Models (PIM). This work is contributing to the extension of the openBIM schema IFC to include all infrastructure types such as roads, bridges, tunnels, railways, utilities and civic space. We have prototyped two PIMs (using IFC model servers) for the Broadway Precinct (over 400 buildings) adjacent to Sydney CBD and the new Tonsley Park Development in Adelaide.
The presentation will focus on the concept of geo-referencing, ensuring dimensional consistently between map grid and ground coordinates in a BIM model, a project John has lead for buildingSmart International with a global working group.

Nando Mogollon

Central Innovations
Nando specialises in BIM Management and Implementation and has developed extensive experience with small and large scale projects and multidisciplinary teams; using a variety Software packages including ARCHICAD, Revit, Navisworks, BIMSight, Solibri; and has an extensive understanding of IFC exchange formats and OpenBIM protocols.

Julio Monterrosa

WSP
Julio Monterrosa is WSP Structures BIM Leader for the Melbourne Office. Working on multi-disciplinary structural projects, Julio has gained experience in structural modelling of concrete and steel in both high rise buildings and low rise using Tri-Forma (Aecosim) & Revit.

His initial role as BIM Leader at WSP Structures involved setting up and developing the BIM systems of the firm from scratch. Currently, he is working on the biggest project in the land, the 11 Billion dollar Melbourne Metro Rail Project. As BIM Leader for the structures group for the Melbourne Metro Rail Project, he is responsible for managing BIM Structural modellers from WSP, Arcadis & Arup located in Australia & overseas.

Nikolai Mulconray

Peddle Thorp
Nikolai have extensive experience in modelling and documentation of Residential, Commercial and Health facilities, Australia wide. As well as troubleshooting he is often relied upon to manage BIM processes. Currently his main focus is increasing efficacy through automated workflows and has been achieving that through building and refining Add-ins in the Revit API.

Nikolai likes to share some of his ideas implemented after teaching himself to code in C# three years ago which have been proven to provide concrete improvements in reduced task time, standardization, reduction in tedium for architects doing drafting roles and the greater accuracy of rote output in which machines are superior to humans at achieving.

Sudevan Nallathamby

Pacific HVAC
Sudevan Nallathamby is the Managing Director of Pacific HVAC Engineering Pty Ltd. Sudevan has 13 years of experience in the HVAC industry and at Pacific HVAC Engineering where he has been involved in all areas of the business from Operations, Engineering to Software and Product Development.

With a passion for contributing to the HVAC industry, Sudevan believes in developing innovative tools and products to be a market leader in improving industry efficiency. He has spent the last few years developing programs and applications (some of which have been market firsts) that enable the user to have easy access to relevant information and spend their time more productively.

Sudevan's formal qualifications include a Bachelor of Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from Monash University.

Kurt Nolan

Hutchinson Builders
A Construction Professional with more than 10 years’ experience in the design and construction industry. Kurt understands the importance of safely delivering high quality projects, on time and budget, to the client’s satisfaction. Kurt has a background in structure and service coordination and optimisation. Kurt’s extensive understanding has given him a platform to solve problems through creative and innovative thinking which enables early identification and resolution of design and construction related issues.

He possesses high analytical aptitude whilst maintaining the ability to think logically. His technical expertise offers insights for projects both from a design perspective and a construction logistics point of view. This experience also enables him to assess and manage risks and maintain effective relationships both in teams and with project stakeholders

Mike O'Brien

NBS
Mike manages the NBS Technical Team in Australia. This team is responsible for the development of NBS specification content authored to Australian standards, codes of practice and the Building Code of Australia.
Mike is an affiliate member of the Australian Institute of Architects and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has over 30 years of construction experience working on projects in Canada, the UK, Ireland and Australia.

Tyrone Padayachee

Richard Crookes Constructions
Tyrone has 16 years experience as a Civil Engineer and Digital Design Leader. He has developed extensive BIM project delivery expertise on some major projects around the world. Tyrone is an industry leader in BIM technology and has worked with consultants on projects throughout the Middle East, Asia, UK, Africa and Australia.

Tyrone was instrumental in transitioning companies in the early stages of BIM implementation from traditional CAD practices into BIM practices. He is highly experienced in developing BIM protocols and managing large design and construction teams by implementing technology and integrating traditional processes. He is a firm believer in Collaboration being the key factor towards BIM project implementation.

His international and national project experience also includes the Shenzhen High Speed Rail, Dubai Sports Stadium, Abu Dhabi Airport, The Pinnacle, Ledenhall, Atlantis II and Northwest Rail Link.

Kevin Pan

CPB Contractors
Since the involvement in his first BIM project 2007, Kevin has been a keen advocator for BIM adoption in the PPP, MC and D&C spaces. He championed BIM implementation at both corporate level and in project delivery in the formally Thiess / Leighton and now the consolidated CPB Contractors.

Vince Pham

Atlas Industries
Develop applications on Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality:
The ability to immerse people into virtual worlds specifically into digital simulations of proposed buildings will be a game changer for the AEC industry. New digital realities: augmented, virtual & mixed will offer far superior level of real-world scale, proportion & perspective over current methods. These technologies will empower design professionals to become more innovative, freeing you from the limitations of 3D/2D formats & bringing your 3D designs to life

Chris Pilcher

John Holland
Chris Pilcher is John Holland's Programme & Planning manager for the building group in QLD. He oversees all planning undertaken in the region for building work, supporting new business & delivery teams. Chris sees immense value in 4d BIM & is working towards implementing the practise so that it becomes 'business as usual'.

Keeley Pomeroy

AECOM
Based in Christchurch, New Zealand Keeley is AECOM Australia/New Zealand's 5D BIM and Innovation specialist. He has an integral role in the early discussions on numerous projects where BIM has been implemented and has been integral to the adoption of BIM in AECOM's ANZ Cost Management teams. Keeley provides ongoing support for the New Zealand BIM community including training, case studies and presentations. He is the current Chair of the NZIQS BIM Committee and a member of the BIMsiNZ committee.

Pieter Rautenbach

TheOval.club
Pieter believes and that Construction Professionals need to collaborate to determine how technology will shape the industry. This can only be done by understanding the impacts, risks and opportunities presented by these new technologies.

Pieter has implemented technology solutions for major companies and has worked for industry leading consulting firms, contractors and owner organisation in Africa, the USA and Australia. He experience includes a wide range of multi-discipline projects in the mining, construction, energy and IT industries.

He is a chartered quantity surveyor with a strong background in project planning and scheduling, agile methodology, 4D planning and contractual claims.

Pieter has presented on construction technology concepts at numerous conferences and industry events including the Project Controls Conference, University of Queensland, QUT, Australian Cost Engineering Society – NSW & QLD.

Steve Riches

John Holland
Project Manager for the project. A professional Project Manager with extensive construction experience, particularly in complex projects, he is focused on providing best practice project management for the best outcome on behalf of our clients

Christopher Rossetto

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

Daniel Schaefer

John Holland
Design / BIM Manager for the project. Daniel has delivered significant health care & defense projects as a Senior Project Engineer & knows what is required for a design to be successful & efficient. He believes the best way to achieve this is using BIM

Teresa Scott

Australasian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC)
Teresa Scott began her career working in financial positions for medium sized organisations and not-for-profit organisations, supported by qualifications in Business and Accounting.

Teresa joined the APCC in 2000, progressing in 2012 to Executive Director. Teresa's current position and responsibilities includes working with the Council of Chief Executives to set the strategic direction of the APCC, delivering on the extensive work program, and expanding APCC's role as Australasia's leading public sector procurement and construction forum. Teresa is passionate about driving best practice in procurement through innovation and thought leadership. Teresa currently serves on the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply Australasian Procurement Advisory Board, as well as the Queensland Procurement Industry Advisory Committee.

Teresa is a Graduate from the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Certified Practicing Project Director.

Phil Shanks

STEELCAD DRAFTING
Phil Shanks is recognised as an expert in the field of Structural Steel 3D Model Integration and construction data management. He has delivered numerous presentations to industry on topis of 3D modeling, design integration and steel detailing outputs as well as the technical aspects of BIM in a productive sense. He also regularly attends national and international conferences to keep abreast of global innovation.
As Operations Manager at Jackson-Roxborough Consulting, Phil oversees all aspects of BIM, from the design of technical systems and R&D of software integration to the professional development of our staff. He is committed to servicing clients as effectively and efficiently as possible.
Phil has particular interests in BIM project strategy and BIM-enabled supply chain integration, as well as greater design & construction team collaboration through BIM technologies.
He is passionate about the construction industry and being involved in developing solutions for tomorrow's challenges. He recently visited Tekla HQ in Helsinki, Finland and the manufacturing plants of FICEP in Italy for the purpose of seeing first hand some of the design intelligence coming from Europe.

Ian Shaw

Peddle Thorp
Ian Shaw is an architectural graduate currently employed with Peddle Thorp Architects, based in Brisbane. He has a passion for combining traditional and innovative design techniques, focusing on efficiency of process. Ian has a firm well rounded knowledge of visual design programs, including Revit, and hopes to continue his development within Dynamo. Ian is currently working on mixed-use projects based in Xi'an, China. In the past two years, working for Peddle Thorp, he has redeveloped Peddle Thorp's family library, worked on mid-size retirement living complex's and contributed to developing their Dynamo workflows in Australia and China.

Adam Sheather

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

Chad Smith

A2K Technologies
Chad has nearly 20 years' experience in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry, specialising in design, BIM management, and business integration solutions.
As a Virtual Design & Construct (VDC) evangelist he has helped businesses across Australia and New Zealand implement and optimise their use of design technologies. Treating every engagement as a partnership allows Chad to intimately understand business requirements in order to articulate a custom solution.
Chad draws upon past experiences at top design and construct companies Mirvac, and Spaceframe Buildings. He is an advocate of cloud computing, and in his spare time researches new design technologies and follows emerging trends.

David Spehar

dRofus
David has over 25 years of industry experience and has been a registered architect since 1994. He was an early adopter of Revit and has been a BIM advocate since 2003. David recently joined dRofus as a Customer Solutions Manager in the Americas and is responsible for assisting clients with successful adoption of dRofus as part of a BIM workflow. Prior to dRofus he was Stantec's Buildings Digital Practice Leader overseeing the practice integration of design technologies focused on transitioning 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 design technologies. David has regularly presented at various conferences including Autodesk University, BiLT and the BIMforum.

Tim Spiteri

Solid Support Pty Ltd

Kevin Thickett

Aurecon
Kevin has worked with Revit and BIM since 2007 & is currently in a digital leadership position with Aurecon, including a global technical development role.

Focused on making BIM work for all stakeholders, he is happy share what he's learned to date as he continues his learning journey.

Carl Storms

IMAGINiT
Drawing on his 20 years of experience in architecture, engineering, and construction, Carl provides a practical and well-rounded understanding of building information modeling (BIM) to clients. He's worked in residential and commercial architecture, as well as construction and has nearly 10 years of teaching experience at the collegiate and industry level. This experience aids him in providing the business case for BIM and how it makes the most of collaboration, coordination and design tools and processes. Through implementations, instruction, mentoring, seminar presentations, whitepapers and more, Carl assists clients with the adoption of design technology and BIM processes. As someone who truly enjoys the process of building information modeling, Carl spreads his love of all things BIM via Twitter @theBIMsider, on his Blog www.theBIMsider.com, or as a co-host on two AEC Industry Podcasts: The Simply Complex Podcast - Conference Edition, as well as BluePrints a podcast mostly about Bluebeam Revu.

Tony Stuart

AECOM
Tony is a Structural Designer and DE Coordinator with AECOM. With over 17 years’ experience in the AEC industry, Tony brings to the table an enthusiastic and analytical approach to the design and the digital transformation process. Primarily with a focus on transportation infrastructure, Tony’s career also includes oil and gas industry and commercial building construction industry experience.
Tony prior presentation include a presentation on BIM in the Construction Industry at the Norton Rose Fulbright - Motion 2017 Forum in Calgary Canada.
Tony’s studies include completion of a Masters Certificate in Project Leadership and System Design through Cornell University, NY.

Brendan Upton

A2K Technologies
Brendan is the Senior MEP Technical Consultant for MEP at A2K Technologies with a key focus on Revit MEP & Fabrication tool-sets.
Brendan has Almost 20 years’ experience within the AEC industry, implementing BIM standards, procedures and training and promoting the appropriate use of BIM software for users across different disciplines and multiple projects.
Brendan has expert experience in multi-disciplined BIM collaboration and has been a key technical advisor for the BIM-MEPAUS industry initiative for the past 5 years.
His current role involves the delivery of Custom training, consulting & support for Revit MEP & related software’s throughout Australia & New Zealand. He is also a regular speaker and presenter at numerous industry recognised events & conferences throughout the year.

Simon Vaux

Transport for NSW
Simon is a chartered civil engineer with 18 years’ experience managing the delivery of transport infrastructure, having worked in both the private and public sectors in Australia and the UK. Since joining Transport for NSW in 2007, Simon has been responsible for the engineering of numerous major transport projects in and around Sydney. He is currently Director Digital Engineering at Transport for NSW and is responsible for leading an agency-wide strategy to drive innovation and new technologies in the construction sector. He is also Chair of National DE Working Group, which is working towards a national approach to DE for Transport and Infrastructure. Simon is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers NSW Committee and an active promoter of civil and digital engineering and it’s future.

Tim Waldock

RevitCat
Tim 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)

Peter Ward

WARDY Group
Peter Ward is an entrepreneur, investor and technology start-up mentor. Peter is a proud Queenslander who has successfully grown several technology investments that have been listed in the Deloitte Australia’s Technology Fast 50. Peter has been awarded the Pearcey Award for entrepreneurial ICT achievement and contribution and has also been named Brisbane’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year every year since 2010.

Matt Wash

BVN
Matt is the Design Technology Coordinator at BVN's Brisbane studio. Matt has over 20 years experience in the AEC industry. Combining his skills as an engineer with his experience as a technician, Matt is keen to maximise the benefits of the BIM process and implement Lean Construction principles. Matt completed his post graduate certificate in Building Information Modelling and Integrated Design in 2013 with the University of Salford. Matt is a regular speaker at the Autodesk University and RTC/BILT Conferences, and recently won the top rated speaker at BILT Asia 2017.

Paul Wintour

Parametric Monkey
Paul Wintour is the founder of Parametric Monkey, a design consultancy focused on architecture, BIM and computational design. Paul is a registered architect in NSW and the UK and has worked extensively in Australia, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, and The Netherlands. Paul holds a MArch from the Architectural Association's Design Research Laboratory and has taught at the University of Technology Sydney, the University of New South Wales, the Queensland University of Technology, the University of Hong Kong, and the Architectural Association. Paul is also the author of the BVN Dynamo package.