KEYNOTE: Paul Doherty

The Digit Group
Paul is the President and CEO of the digit group (www.thedigitgroupinc.com) and is one of the global industries most sought after thought leaders, strategists and integrators of process, technology and business. A Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council, Paul is an award winning architect, author, educator, analyst and advisor to Fortune 500 organizations, global government agencies, prominent institutions and the most prestigious architectural, engineering and contracting firms in the world. A pioneer in Building Information Modeling (BIM) and a former Fortune 500 corporate officer, Paul's current work is focused on Smart City real estate developments that include financing, design-build and innovative technology solutions in the USA, Australia, Europe, Middle East, India, Southeast Asia and China. Concurrently, Paul is the co-founder and producer of the critically acclaimed and popular AEC Hackathon (www.aechackathon.com) that launched at Facebook Headquarters in Silicon Valley.

Mark Abrahams

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.

Joe Banks

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.

Ani Bhalekar

Ani Bhalekar heads Accenture Digital’s Mobile and IoT (Industry X.0) practice for ASEAN+. This group drives digital transformation across client operations, from R&D to engineering and manufacturing―reinventing their businesses to unlock digital value. This practice includes the cross-industry IoT team focused on industrial IoT, smart buildings, connected transport and blockchain. Mr. Bhalekar is also part of Accenture Mobility’s global leadership team. He is a key contributor to Accenture’s thought leadership and often represents Accenture’s point of view to industry analysts and publications in Asia, most recently on Industry 4.0 and Analytics across industries. Prior to Accenture, Mr. Bhalekar has been in leadership roles at Syniverse Technologies and Microsoft where he lead the formulation and execution of the company’s new product initiatives and was the head of worldwide planning with Samsung, respectively. Mr. Bhalekar has 17+ years experience in different parts of the digital ecosystem in five countries. He has a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland and an executive masters from the Kellogg School of Management.

Chiara C. Rizzarda

Digital Strategies
Chiara C. Rizzarda possesses more than ten years of working experience in the Architectural and Interior Design fields as: Designer, Project Manager, Site Surveyor, Bim Coordinator, Educator and Tutor. She currently works as Deputy BIM Manager in Citterio-Viel & Partners. She excels in writing and public speaking and she is a well-known opinion maker on the Italian and European BIM stage. In 2017 she published "The BIM Challenge", a lecture-demo-action book with a 'create your own adventure' gamified learning section.

Allan Cantos

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

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

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

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

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

Mayurachat Chatsuwan

Lumpini Wisdom And Solution Co., Ltd
Mayurachat is a BIM Coordinator and licensed architect in Thailand. She has over 7 years of experience in Revit and her responsibilities lie in planning for BIM Implementation and Management in Construction and Operating phase. She trains & guides the modelers for teams using Revit Architecture and related software (Navisworks, AutoCAD, etc.), and integrates BIM from all project team parties for BIM Model Development, Quantity Takeoff, Scheduling and Clash detection. Mayurachat is also a researcher and stays informed on BIM related software and technologies.

Zhifei Cheng

Zhifei embodies the idea of a bold, innovative young designer, bringing a broad cultural experience and a strong aesthetic sensibility to her work with Gensler. Since she joined in 2015, Zhifei has worked in the Washington DC and Shanghai offices, helping to add a level of cultural understanding and a global perspective to her projects. Her strong academic background informs her relentless pursuit of efficient and effective tools for creating high-performance design. Her pursuit of implementing best practices in computational and parametric design earned her multiple research grant awards within Gensler, and has helped raise the bar for cutting-edge design in her work.

Kelly Cone

I am passionate about process and technology innovation and how they can change industries and people's lives. I have 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 have had the privilege of growing and leading one of the most talented VDC & Process Innovation teams in the industry. Those experiences have taught me there is a better way to create our built environment, and I want to make that way become a reality. At ClearEdge3D I guide 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.

Scott Crichton

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.

Joe Darling

Perkins Eastman
Joe Darling is a Designer based in the Shanghai office of Perkins Eastman. Since 2014, Joe’s design focus and experience have been in Senior Living, Primary and Secondary Education, Healthcare, and Large-Scale Mixed-Use projects. In concert with his design experience, for the past seven years, Joe has pushed the boundaries of Rhino and Revit, creating tools for each that enable streamlined workflows and collaboration with stakeholders that are typically removed from the digital design process. Most recently, Joe began developing cross-platform applications that further his passion of linking distant stakeholders directly to the design team and process, all with the convenience of the mobile, desktop or web platform of the user’s choice. With his growing portfolio of design and technical expertise, Joe also serves as a BIM lead for the Shanghai Studio, mentoring his colleagues on best practices for engaging with BIM, while achieving optimal levels of design for the given phase.

Greg Demchak

Synchro Software
Greg has degrees in architecture (University of Oregon, MIT) but has spent most of his career helping design software for the Architecture/Engineering/Construction market. He was an original member of the Revit Technology team and worked for Autodesk for over 10 years. Today, he is the Director of Product Development at Synchro Software, where he is focused on bringing the power of 4D visualization to the world of complex construction.

Tuyen Dinh

Young architect who loves technology, Revit and BIM. Started playing with Revit since 2010 and still try to get beyond the limit with Revit now. Experienced BIM process and have worked for many projects implementing BIM. Founder and administrator of a Revit Help page named "Tong dai Revit" in Vietnam. Used to host many free lectures for sharing Revit experiences to both students and professionals. Autodesk Revit Certified with 100% score. Worked in The BIM Factory, a famous BIM Consultant Firm in Vietnam, comprise of architects, engineers and project managers with partners all over the world. Now work as BIM Expert in Coteccons, a big contractor company in Vietnam. Have joined some selected projects such as KL118 (formerly Warisan Merdeka) in Malaysia, Vinhomes Central Park in Vietnam. Co-founder of BIM Vietnam Community.

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.

Jeames Hanley

Warren & Mahoney
Having worked in BIM management for over 10 years, Jeames is passionate about technology and getting the most out of it for the end user. Jeames has led large-scale BIM deliverable projects and also been involved in change management and BIM implementation in several large practices across Australia and the UK and most recently Christchurch, New Zealand where he is the BIM lead for Warren and Mahoney. As a BIM manager Jeames enjoys evaluating new technologies, implementing tools and workflows to help architects and designers get the most out of their models and changing peoples attitudes towards BIM, collaboration and coordination in order to get the most out of a project and ensure the right projects have the right workflows and process in place to ensure success. When he can tear himself away from his computer Jeames enjoys snowboarding making bespoke reclaimed furniture and reading.

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.

Dale Harrison

Dale has over 15 years’ professional experience in the civil and structural engineering field of which he has been involved in a variety of multi-disciplinary projects. His career commenced with AECOM; he has been associated with broad project portfolio ranges from the local and overseas project including education, retail, commercial, industrial, mining and infrastructure. Dale has particular experience working in multi-discipline teams and will add considerable knowledge and workflows to the seamless integration and data management of all aspects of the design across all disciplines (buildings and infrastructure) through the use of BIM/GIS. Dale understands that successful project delivery depends on coordination, which can be promoted by interfacing both buildings and infrastructure models into a single over-site federated BIM model. Dale has spoken at a number of local, national and international conferences including RTC Australia and AU events over the past several years. He is currently the Chairman of BIMWest.

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.

Andy Heng

Andy is a FARO Construction BIM Sales Engineer handling the 3D Documentation product line. This includes the terrestrial and handheld laser scanners, ensuring creation of complete solutions and awareness for their diverse applications. He holds a Diploma in Electronic Engineering from the Temasek Polytechnics of the Singapore and has 18 years of extensive experience handling different technologies in the fields of civil engineering, stress strain application and mechanical shock waves.

Takrit Jirawudomchai

Takrit received a Master’s Degree in Architecture (M.Arch) from Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles, United States. Since then, Takrit has taken charge of many projects both in the U.S. and throughout Asia. Recently, Takrit has also lectured at the School of Architecture & Design at Assumption University and Raffles Design International School, both reputable and well-known design schools in Thailand. Takrit joined DWP as an Associate Design Director Architecture and BIM manager. He is primarily responsible for project coordination and documentation. His other responsibilities also include managing project design teams to deliver high-quality documentation in a timely manner. Takrit has also been a key team member on various large-scale projects, including high-rise towers, LEED Platinum buildings, and high-speed rail systems & terminals stations throughout Bangkok. He is highly competent in CAD and BIM software, and also has highly developed communication skills, and construction documentation & detailing.

Sosei Kazuki

Sosei Kazuki is the president and CEO of Luminova Japan and is a world leading visualization company with 3DCG/BIM production and rendering facilities with specialized real-time cloud rendering platform development team located in Tokyo providing services to client around the globe.
Being in the industry for more than a decade, he feels that the current situation is that BIM workflows are broken down, and wasteful production costs and acts are being proceeded.
As a result, BIM models which are expensive to use are made after a lot of time, cost and talent are expended, causing the industry not receiving the benefits of original BIM such as high efficiency and low cost.
In 2016, Luminova Japan finally launched a web-based environment, Arch-LOG (www.arch-log.com), to deliver the benefits of the Win-Win model to all stakeholders involved in the BIM construction projects. Building material search, sample requests, material board creation, real-time rendering, and more for free of charge!

Adam Kolsrud

John Wardle Architects
Adam is a bricoleur, a tailor and a pragmatic tinkerer; capable of seamlessly interlacing detail and concept. He is the craftsman who can apply both philosophical and technical knowledge to maneuver through the complex environments we engage with. These agencies of thinking and making are at his core. Adam embraces the challenge of creating meaningful architecture and recognises this process is not often straightforward. Adam's capabilities to resolve problems are adaptable across project typologies, relationships and systems. His expertise is evident in a diverse range of award winning projects and embedded into the culture of John Wardle Architects.

Daniel Kruimel

Daniel Kruimel is currently a Business Development Manager for AAM in Singapore where he utilizes his previous survey experience to provide 3D mapping and smart city solutions to clients in the south east Asian region. Daniel has over 14 years of experience in surveying covering cadastral, engineering, topographic, construction and hydrography. Working in these areas has given Daniel exposure to a wide range of technologies, including terrestrial scanning (static, mobile and handheld), GPS/GNSS systems, total stations and multibeam bathymetric sonars.

Phil Lazarus

Marketing Manager
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/Project Manager 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.

Deepak Maini

Cadgroup Australia
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.

Virat Manchanda

Imagine BIM
Virat Manchanda began his journey as an entrepreneur in the real estate development, general contracting and project management verticals before venturing into the BIM Consultancy space. He has earned his Bachelors in Civil Engineering from India and Masters in Construction Management from UT Austin, Texas USA. After his masters, he worked in the US for DPR Construction, (Top 10 Best Companies to Work For, America’s Rankings, Fortune 2014) and Harkins Builders. He later returned to India in 2004 to join his family real estate and general contracting business. A project manager at heart and always seeking precision, he stumbled upon Revit 4 years ago. Seeing its capabilities, he self trained for hundreds of hours to become an expert and later started his own BIM Consultancy which operates from Delhi India. He visited RTC Dublin as a delegate in 2014 and recently was a speaker at BILT Europe at Aarhus.

Anand Mecheri

An entrepreneur out of the gate, Anand has over 28 years of experience in the smart building technologies industry. He has a passion for developing tech businesses both in respect to technology and services. His earlier ventures under the iMetrex Group were acquired by Siemens AG. With a proven track record to envision, bootstrap, scale and create value in startups, Anand brings a wealth of leadership experience and business acumen to Invicara, the software company he founded to build collaborative, cloud-based software for BIM data management. The product "BIM Assure" was commercially released in 2017 and has gained traction with several projects in the US, UK, Ireland, Singapore and Australia. BIM Assure provides owner - operators easy access to BIM and helps the entire project team succeed with planning, delivery and management of data throughout the project lifecycle.

Andrew Mehr

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.

Dan Morrison

Graduating from University of Queensland as a Mechanical Engineer in 1994, Dan worked in Brisbane for 2 years and three years in the UK. Returning in 2000, Dan joined AECOM and, after first using Revit in 2007, he played a leading role in the implementation of Revit and BIM throughout AECOM in Australia and New Zealand. In 2013 Dan moved to BPi as a VDC Engineer looking after VDC and BIM for the project. Dan has been a committee member for WA Revit Users, BIMWest and Collaborate ANZ. He has presented at RTC/ BILT in Australasia and Asia since 2011, at BIM Day Out and Construct15, as well as IEAust and other industry events. He is also co-author of “Mastering Autodesk Revit MEP 2015”. Dan is now director of BIMTelligence, a BIM Technology company, offering BIM and VDC Management, Consulting, Training and Revit Modelling for MEP services.

Anesh Narsai

Cox Architecture
Anesh is a Building Information Modelling (BIM) and design technology expert with experience leading and authoring BIM projects from inception to construction with budgets up to €830-million. In his current position he is responsible for recommending BIM strategies, producing and delivering training material, ongoing research and development, and application support to approximately 100 technical staff. He is interested in pushing the boundaries of 3D modelling and visual programming platforms to resolve increasingly sophisticated data driven design challenges, an advocate of BIM and Lean Construction delivery, Anesh maintains an application agonistic knowledge of the instruments available to improve Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) through Virtual Design and Construction (VDC). Demonstrably can be relied upon to achieve rationalised outcomes using parametric and computational technology within multiple ecologies and understands how to manage large and complex projects across various platforms, countries and disciplines.

Chris Needham

Global Director, Partnerships, RTC Events
Region Chairman, BILT ANZ
Committee Member, Data Day
Chris works in AECOM's BIM Consulting Practice as a BIM Advisory Lead for the Southern Australia region. Chris' role is heavily focused on helping clients manage information effectively, whether during design, construction or operations. He's an advocate for the Abolition of Acronyms and Vagaries (AAV) in the pursuit of better communication and effective outcomes in an ever-changing environment. Prior to joining AECOM, Chris operated his own BIM consulting firm, assisting many firms in organisational change efforts, systems analysis and design, training programmes and project delivery. He has worked on projects in Australia, Singapore and the United Kingdom, using his experience to develop systems and processes for numerous organisations. Chris desperately hopes to one day cease his involvement in extra-curricular activities... though hopes his BILT commitments aren’t among those.

Stanley Neo

Stanley Neo is the Senior Distribution Manager for Rest of Asia regions, and is responsible for the business growth of the Construction BIM Vertical in FARO. He manages and works with various business partners across the region and has experience across different market segments. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics, Electrical Engineering from the University of Northumbria, UK and has many years' experience providing scanning technologies solutions to customers in the Construction BIM industry.

Norris Ng

Norris is Digital Delivery Manager - Infrastructure Department, Aurecon Hong Kong, using different technologies to enhance service delivery. Upon his graduation from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), he worked as a site engineer for Gammon Construction Limited and developed many interesting workflows with Sketchup and free plugins to solve practical construction problems. He was facinated with low-cost and innovative solutions since then. He was then transferred to the VDC team in Gammon as a BIM engineer to further develop his skills in different software, such as Revit / Dynamo / Rhino / Grasshopper. Norris is also now a committee member of Autodesk Industry Advisory Board and Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Association, HKUST.

Laura Qi

Laura Qi is a BIM / Digital Design Manager of Gensler Asia Pacific, who oversees BIM, CAD, Computational Design and Digital Design in Asia pacific region. She has 20 years experience working in the building industry across difference disciplines with a variety of projects, and has spent more than 10 years in architecture BIM design & BIM management fields. In BIM management, she has experience on corporation and large-scale BIM projects implementation. She is interested in computational design and how to utilize BIM tools on enhancing design and production workflow. She has used BIM fully on large-scale BIM project management and BIM for FM delivery. As Projects BIM leader on large scale BIM projects, she has managed different types of large scale BIM projects which include: Airport, Healthcare, Nursery, industry, Hotel, Commercial, Mix-used and education, etc.

Leo Salce

Leo Salcé, Intl Assoc AIA, LEED AP, is the Director of Consulting services for the West Coast for Microdesk. With over 17 years of industry experience he has served as a technology consultant to hundreds of AECO organizations in the US and around the world, supporting a diverse set of initiatives around Building lifecycle processes and BIM integration. When not actively involved in consulting services projects, he continues to do extensive research on emerging technologies and new methodologies and techniques that solve productivity inefficiencies and workflow gaps in design, construction and operations processes empowered by Building Information Modeling. He holds degrees in Architecture and Computer Science from Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra in the Dominican Republic, where he is also a Registered Architect. He is an active educator, speaker and published writer on Building information modeling, sustainable design and visualization technology.

Mark Schmieding

bKL Architecture
Partnerships Manager
Mark has led BIM design and project delivery for multiple firms on projects ranging from retail interior projects to large-scale commercial towers throughout the world. It is his diverse experience and previous history working at the original Revit Technology Corporation that has enabled him to fully comprehend design method technology.

Mark earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Kansas and held an International Study Scholarship at Universität Dortmund in Germany. He studied Post-Graduate Architecture and International Studies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Mark is licensed in the State of Illinois, is a member of the American Institute of Architects, and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Mark is a Director at bKL Architecture as Technology Practice Leader.

Ralph Schoch

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 devoted to 3D piping system layout and design for global projects large and small. His interest in 3D modeling software led him to begin developing content for Revit in 2009. Ralph develops Revit families and add-in applications that allow engineers and contractors to design piping systems within Revit using Victaulic products. These families and tools have been used around the world from engineering to construction with full fabrication from the Revit model. In addition to Revit, Ralph has experience in Fabrication CADmep, Navisworks, Inventor, Solidworks, and Bentley Autoplant. He is a board member for the Lehigh Valley BIM Professionals Group and is a member of Autodesk Developers Network and Professional Member of AUGI.

Carl Storms

IMAGINiT Technologies
Drawing on his nearly 20 years of experience in architecture, engineering, and construction, Carl provides a practical and well-rounded understanding of building information modeling (BIM) to clients. He’s worked in residential and commercial architecture, as well as construction and has nearly 10 years of teaching experience at the collegiate and industry level. Beyond that, he’s also done a bit of sales and marketing which aid him in providing the business case for BIM to clients as well as helping them make the most of their collaboration, coordination and design tools and processes. Through implementations, instruction, mentoring, seminar presentations, whitepapers and more, Carl assists clients with the adoption of design technology and BIM processes. As someone who truly enjoys the process of building information modeling, Carl spreads his love of all things BIM via Twitter @theBIMsider, on his Blog www.theBIMsider.com, or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theBIMsider/.

Richard Taylor

Ideate Software
Richard Taylor has over 30 years of experience working for companies that develop architectural and engineering software solutions such as Intergraph, Bentley, and Autodesk. He has over 18 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.

Gerard Teo

ID Architects
Inclined towards application of parametric and optimization methods towards architectural design, as well as use of BIM methodologies in workflow efficiency and design. Runs the innovation and Virtual Reality department in ID Architects responsible for the integration of Computational Design and the setup as well as application of a Mixed Reality Studio.

Jiraporn Thammaraksa

Lumpini Wisdom And Solution Co., Ltd
Jiraporn has been working as a BIM Consultant, working on planning, facilitating and managing the transition to complex and integrated Building Information Modelling (BIM) systems for developers, designers and contractors. This includes the creation of roadmaps, workflows and standards suitable for the client’s identified goals. She has been coordinating information from a variety of parties in the design and construction stages of project, thus implementing the integrated BIM management. Jiraporn completed a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Master of Architecture in Architectural Management, with the research topic on "Management Guidelines for the transition period to apply Building Information Modeling (BIM) at the collaboration stage of design development for architect firms in Thailand."

Claudio Vittori Antisari

Digital Strategies
Claudio is an Architect who specialises in BIM and Computational Design. He is one of the founders of Strategie Digitali a BIM and Computational Design consulting firm based in Milan, Italy. Since 2009, he has been part of a BIM and Computational Design pioneer group in the RomaTre University under Professor Stefano Converso. Recently, he has had the the opportunity to work in different BIM roles in different world areas: from BIM researcher to BIM consultant up to BIM manager. This exposure has given him a thorough understanding of the BIM process for architectural offices. Nowadays, he spends most of his time helping designers improving efficiency and effectiveness in building design. He participates actively in the BIM national and international debate, taking part in BIM-related events and conferences, participating in university research groups, and giving his consultancy to governance projects.

Wei Loong Wong

Wong Wei Loong is a Civil and Structural Engineering graduate from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. He has spent most parts of his career delivering projects in the private sector ranging from roads, rails, residential developments to power plants across various parts of the world in both the capacity of Civil and Structural Engineer as well as Project Manager. Wei Loong is currently the Acting Director of the Innovative Space Division in JTC Corporation and his portfolio includes managing various projects ranging from specialised industrial buildings, commercial buildings, vibration sensitive cleanroom and laboratories as well as marine and underground developments. He is also concurrently driving the adoption of BIM in JTC with the impetus to improve JTC’s developments in design, construction and facility management as well as using BIM to enhance JTC’s business value chain.

Simon Yorke

A Designer, Modeler, Simulator, Maker, Drone Pilot, and Futurist, with a passion for good design and innovative use of emergent technologies. For over a decade Simon’s work has focused on identifying and integrating intelligent design and simulation tools into the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industries. As an early adopter of 3D visualization tools for spatial analysis and optimization in digital design, he has developed a number innovative approaches for end to end workflows. From the Reality Capture technologies of photogrammetry, laser scanning and UAV/Drones, through to VR and AR simulators for stakeholder digital design engagement, Simon is pushing the boundaries of how we engage with the design process through immersive experiences.