KEYNOTE: Andrea Vaccaro
Virgin Hyperloop OneAndrea leads the Safety & Mission Assurance department at Virgin Hyperloop One. He is responsible for defining the safety requirements for the Hyperloop system (in accordance to existing and newly proposed standards) and crafting the certification strategy in conjunction with National Safety Authorities around the world. Quality Assurance and Environmental requirements are also part of his responsibilities.
Andrea has led global design infrastructure of multi-billion dollar driverless metro systems across Europe and the United States including the first fully autonomous metro in the USA. He has also designed radio-frequency controls for Linear Particle Accelerators, and fast orbit feedback systems for Synchrotrons at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
He holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Genova, Italy and is a member of IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society (ITSS) and Project Management Institute.
Perkins and WillI am a Design Applications Manager at Perkins+Will New York and a Revit Certified Professional. With around 8 years of experience in BIM management, teaching and providing Revit & 3Ds Max trainings. My current role involves leading our office project teams to utilize the latest design technology tools that enhance the design process and maximize their performance. I focus on BIM interoperability workflows including AR/VR utilization
AECOM SingaporeSonny Andalis is the BIM Manager for AECOM Transport Division. He is registered civil engineer in the Philippines with a professional focus in Transport Engineering and BIM. He is also a registered ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineer and Structural Engineering Specialist. He has 15 years combined experience in government service, rail & airport engineering and has work for Building Construction Authority, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and CPGairport respectively. He has written technical papers on BIM interoperability and GIS integration; regulations for both BIM for buildings and infrastructure and BIM for Structural Engineers. He has participated in the Virtual Singapore (VSG) project, Underground Geospatial Information Management (UGIM) and several National Research Foundation projects funded research projects in collaboration with National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University.
HGA Architects and EngineersAndrew Atkins graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2008 with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree (structural focus) and has worked at HGA ever since. Before graduation, as an intern for Ellerbe Becket he got his first taste of Revit in 2006 and explored the interoperability features of RAM and Revit in their infancy. Four years ago he became a BIM leader at HGA, giving him the opportunity to train structural engineering colleagues around the country on a daily basis. Andrew hosts monthly BIM training meetings where he showcases tips and tricks, best practices, and industry trends. He is a licensed professional engineer and Autodesk Revit Certified Professional.
CAD Technology CenterJon Atkinson is currently an Architectural and MEP Application Engineer with CAD Technology Center. He started in the architectural field in 1996, but moved to engineering in 2010. Jon has been a CAD Manager, BIM Manager, Revit Developer, even a lowly dafter, and holds a BSTM in CAD Management.
Paul F. Aubin Consulting Services, Inc.Author of many Revit book titles including the widely acclaimed: Aubin Academy Master Series and his "deep dive" into the Revit family editor: Renaissance Revit. He is also author of dozens of video titles at lynda.com (now LinkedIn Learning) covering Revit topics from beginner to advanced. Paul is an independent architectural consultant providing Revit content creation, implementation, training and support services. His 30-year career, includes experience in design, production, CAD management, coaching and training. He is an active member of the Autodesk user community, and has been a top-rated speaker at Autodesk University, the Revit Technology Conference (now BILT) and Midwest University (MU) for many years. His diverse experience in architectural firms, consulting, and as an educator give his writing and his classroom instruction a fresh and credible focus. Paul is an associate member of the AIA, an Autodesk Expert Elite and an Autodesk Certified Professional.
4D TechnologiesJason Boehning is the Building Content Manager for all BIM and architectural CADLearning products from 4D Technologies, driving BIM content and developing on-demand learning material for Autodesk software, including Revit and Dynamo. Jason has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M, and helped a design firm in Houston, TX implement Revit to increase productivity for sustainable design and energy modeling. Since 2012, he has made a career of teaching building professionals how to use building design tools to increase productivity for sustainable design and energy modeling. Jason is also a contributing author to several CADLearning eBooks. Jason is an Autodesk Certified Professional for Revit Architecture, Revit Structure, Revit MEP Mechanical, and Revit MEP Electrical. He is also a repeat speaker at the BILT North America Conference and Autodesk University.
HOKEric is a highly motivated and ambitious architect with established expertise in Building
Information Modeling (BIM). He has the ability to adapt quickly to industry technology
shifts, keeping the firm in an advanced position as it relates to the adoption of BIM
concepts. Eric is a proactive thinker and a creative problem solver, allowing him to multi-task
on many topics as they relate to the digital practice. He also has an excellent ability
to communicate, teach and learn, to support firm-wide efforts in design, coordination
Global eTrainingSusan Brattberg is co-founder and Chief Customer Officer of Global eTraining, member of the Canada BIM Council board of directors, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Alberta Women Entrepreneurs Finalist, and Business in Calgary Award winner. With a decade of expertise in implementing innovative training programs for organizations of all sizes and industries, she is a trusted source of training advice by top executives at major global corporations, universities, and government agencies.
Susan holds an Executive MBA and a BA in Management and Sociology with a specialization in Organizational Dynamics.
SMP EngineeringBeen with SMP Engineering for a total of sixteen years. Starting as an Electrical Engineering Technologist, my role has evolved into BIM / CAD Manager as of 2008. I provide training to new employees while mentoring existing staff in new BIM projects. I provide technical support for all BIM/CAD software and also create solutions for unique challenges as required.
Chiara C. Rizzarda
Digital StrategiesChiara 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.
BSA LifeStructuresWilliam Carney is the BIM director at BSA LifeStructures where he is responsible for overseeing the firm’s use and implementation of design technologies. As an efficiency enthusiast, William seeks to find ways to use technology to streamline BSA LifeStructures multi-disciplined workflows. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in architectural studies from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and his master’s degree in architecture from the NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego. sizes throughout his architectural career. He is also an Author for Lynda.com and is actively involved with the St. Louis Revit User Group as one of its steering committee member.
RATIOAs a BIM Specialist with a passion for technology and its evolving impact on design, Sarah trains and supports RATIO professionals in the use of BIM software, while supporting project managers in the awareness and resolution of coordination issues. Sarah leverages a unique, multi-disciplinary background in her work at RATIO. She earned a Bachelor of Arts, Interior Design and Master of Science, Building Construction Management from Purdue University, and a Master of Science, Sustainability, Technology, and Innovation from the Dublin Institute of Technology. Before her time at RATIO, Sarah was a BIM consultant in NYC working with firms including Kohn Pedersen Fox. She worked on large, complex projects such as the Hudson Yards development in Manhattan. The common thread throughout her experiences has been technology. Through transdisciplinary approaches, she seeks to interface design and technology to push the envelope for what we can accomplish in the future.
4D TechnologiesDavid is the Senior Content Manager for CADLearning® products at 4D Technologies, where he develops content standards and creates affordable training solutions for Autodesk software, including AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT and ReCap. He has more than 30 years of hands-on experience with AutoCAD and 15 years with Revit as a user, developer, author and consultant, and is an Autodesk Certified Professional for both AutoCAD and Revit. A contributing editor to Desktop Engineering magazine, he is also the former senior editor of Cadalyst magazine, and is the author of more than a dozen books about AutoCAD. A licensed architect, David was also one of the earliest AutoCAD third-party software developers, creating numerous AutoCAD add-on programs. As an industry consultant, David has worked with many companies, including Autodesk. He has taught college-level AutoCAD courses and has consistently been a top-rated speaker at Autodesk University.
ClearEdge3DKelly 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.
Perkins + WillChris is the Design Application manager at Perkins + Will. He has 23 years of experience in architecture focused primarily on the inte-gration and successful delivery of projects utilizing digital tools. Working with multi-disciplinary teams of architects, engineers and specialty consultants, Chris’s goal is to establish and maintain a high level of technological standards in service of the project and in service of the client’s team. He helps project leaders understand the process of managing a BIM model and the use of BIM in the design and documentation process.
McVeigh & Mangum EngineeringEducated and trained as an architect, Jacob D’Albora, throughout his career, has embraced and sought to maximize the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM). Jacob and MME serve the AEC community to not only produce designs and drawings in the BIM platform but also equip facilities professionals with tools creating more efficient workflows during operations. Jacob has established himself as an industry leader in the BIM-FM arena and, through the use of BIM-FM, has provided the resources and training to facilities personnel necessary to facilitate the efficient execution of building maintenance duties and record keeping.
Jacob has spoken at numerous different venues ranging from the local IFMA Charlotte Chapter to national trade shows such as Critical Facilities Summit and National Facility Management and Technology.
AutodeskScott Davis: is a “recovering” Architect, that has been with Autodesk since 2007 as a Sr AEC Technical Specialist. Scott has over 12 years of experience in the industry, designing and building projects for Fluor Daniel and WLC Architects. Scott started his career path in high school using AutoCAD r9, and received a Bachelor’s of Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona. Once he was hired for his first “real job”, he quickly became versed in the joys of programming LISP and writing CAD standards manuals, and was “promoted” to CAD Manager. In 2000, he was introduced to a small startup called Revit Technologies Corporation, and downloaded Revit 1.0 the first day it was available from the Revit.com website, and as they say, “The rest was history!” He now enjoys his role with Autodesk, which includes traveling throughout North America and promoting BIM. He can be found @scottddavis on Twitter!
Clark BuildersDaniel started in the AEC Industry almost 20 years ago as a construction labourer. He progressed into Architectural Technology gaining experience in design principles, construction processes as dwell as leading the adoption of BIM practises. Now Virtual Construction Manager at Clark Builders, Daniel has earned his bachelor’s degree in Technology Management (B Tech), and frequently contributes as a content expert to various national organizations. Daniel is Chair of the Alberta Center of Excellence for BIM (aceBIM), sits on the CanBIM general contractor’s steering committee, presents at various BIM conferences and continues to look for innovative ways to educate the AECO industry in the benefits of robust virtual construction.
HOKCesar Escalante serves as Digital Design Technology Manager at HOK providing training, BIM implementation, and computation design support to the San Francisco and Seattle offices. He is a licensed Architect with 15 years of experience leveraging architecture and design tools as a practitioner, consultant and educator. Prior to HOK, Cesar worked for Flad Architects managing BIM workflows for large, technically complex, multimillion-dollar manufacturing projects and worked as a Senior Application Specialist for Ideate. He is passionate about computational design, digital prototyping, and a visual programming. César is a licensed architect, LEED accredited professional. He holds a dual Master degree in of Architecture and Urban Planning from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas of El Salvador. He is the founder and coordinator of the San Francisco Dynamo User Group.
Revolution DesignStephen Faust brings a unique blend of experience in architecture, coding, and the Revit API. As a licensed architect and former BIM manager/trainer for several firms he understands the needs and processes of the building industry. With 10 years' experience working in the Revit API (8 commercially) he understands the power of the Revit API and how to create solutions that work for the building industry.
Sigma AEC SolutionsSean Fruin is a Mechanical Engineering (EIT) from University of Missouri, St. Louis, and working towards his PE License. After spending time in manufacturing, he learned to focuses on process and embraced Lean Six Sigma philosophies. Sean now has found his passion, applying that philosophy towards AEC industry though technology and education. He has worked as a Mechanical Engineer and BIM specialist at KAI Design and Build in St. Louis and KAI Texas. Sean has refocused his energy by starting Sigma AEC Solutions, a BIM consulting firm focusing on engineering and process improvement. Their mission is to innovative, improve efficiency and increase quality in AEC projects. Sean is a passionate advocate of sharing knowledge with clients and peers in order to help advance the industry's collective capability. He has done presentations for multiple Revit User, been a guest speaker on Dynamo Next and freely shares his learning and training material.
Diamond Schmitt ArchitectsJackson Fung is the Manager of Design Technologies at Diamond Schmitt Architects. He has over 10 years of experience in the building and construction industry with specialty in BIM implementation and project delivery. His passion in Design Technologies continuously motivates him to strive further in pushing BIM beyond design and into various stages of the building-cycle. He currently oversees the development of BIM processes for all projects at Diamond Schmitt Architects and is a standing member of the Toronto BIM Community as a Social Media Chair, and holds a Canada BIM Professional Level 2 certification.
U.S. CADTroy Gates has more than 20 years of being an integral part of the technology advancement within multiple companies in the AEC industry. He has successfully implemented a large variety of design technology solutions as well as developed BIM implementation strategies. Troy is currently a Solutions & Technology Consultant for U.S. CAD and runs the Dynamo & API User Group in Southern California.
Perkins + WillHelen has over 25 years of experience in AEC field. She has started as a structural engineer utilizing her programming skills for algorithms and coding finite element analysis. Her analytical and practical skills were honed over years of bridging the gap between AEC and computer technology. her expertize spans multiple CAD and BIM platforms, architecture and engineering, information technology and change management. For over 15 years Helen has focused on various aspects of Design Application management, analysis, automation, training and support in Architectural and multi-discipline environment. Strengths include standardization, document management and collaborative workflow setup for multi-discipline, multi-office environment. Strong technical leader, quick learner, able to translate new technology into efficient process. Information technology expert with skills proven on numerous successful technology roll-outs. BIM expert with focus on efficient sustainable LEAN processes of BIM management, training and automation.
The Lawrence GroupMicah Gray is the Digital Practice Manager for The Lawrence Group, an Architecture, Interior Design, and Construction Management practice located in Saint Louis, MO. Micah comes from the Architecture industry, working with Architects, Leadership, Construction, and Virtual Design and Construction to analyze new technology and to implement industry trends to improve multiple processes throughout the firm and to prove value for why new technology in your company is a must. Micah continues his goal of integrated BIM with The Lawrence Group, focusing on everything BIM, technology, and software application across the company in the Saint Louis.
AutodeskTobias Hathorn is a licensed Architect who has spent the last 11 years with Autodesk developing software. Over the last year he has been focused on Quantum workflows that connect data between apps. Prior to that he helped bring FormIt from a mobile app, to a web app, to a Windows app that runs side by side with Revit, Dynamo, and Insight 360. He’s written Revit training books, taught Revit and FormIt at universities, and trained various AEC firms. His interests over the last few years has focused on parametric and orchestrated workflows spanning a variety of applications and the user experience thereof. @tobiashathorn
Diamond Schmitt ArchitectsKrister Holmes is an Architect and BIM Project Manager with Diamond Schmitt Architects. He holds a special interest in leveraging the BIM environment to foster collaboration and integral design practices. He holds undergraduate degrees in English Literature and Architectural History Theory and Criticism, and received his Masters of Architecture from the University of Toronto in 2014. Krister Holmes has been published in Thresholds, MIT’s architectural periodical, and spoken on Revit integration in several capacities, most recently at the American Society of Theatrical Consultants Annual General Meeting.
CannonDesignBrett is currently a graduate student at the Illinois Institute of Technology studying Architectural Engineering, while working at CannonDesign in their Digital Practice Group. He earned his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Northwestern University with a certificate in Architectural Engineering and Design. With work experience at both architecture and engineering firms, he strives to solve problems both creatively and technically. His interest in developing workflows and analyses of his own is founded in his belief that architects and engineers should not feel confined to the conventional techniques provided by our existing tools. His graduate research in building science has allowed him to explore and develop new analyses that are not readily available in the AEC industry.
tk1scKenny Hunter leads the BIM group at tk1sc which supports the firm in innovative BIM strategies for their projects. He has 10 years of experience with BIM practices and technologies. Prior to joining tk1sc, Kenny was a BIM consultant for Microdesk helping customers implement improved building design solutions. as well as a HVAC installer and Mechanical Designer. This background provides him a unique perspective on the building design to construction process.
CADD MicrosystemsPurvi is a Senior Applications Specialist at CADD Microsystems, in Alexandria, VA, where she supports the integration of software and technology in the building trades. Previously, she was a preservation project architect, where she specialized in using innovative technology to facilitate the documentation and rehabilitation of institutional buildings. Purvi has 10+ years of Revit experience working with existing buildings (most of them also historic), and she has used Revit from conceptual design, through construction administration and project close-out. She has a Bachelors of Architecture from The Cooper Union and a MS in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania. Purvi is currently the Vice Chair of the Parker Gray Historic District Board of Architectural Review in Alexandria, VA, and a member of the Association for Preservation Technology International Technical Committee on Documentation.
ArupRishi is a regional BIM manager assisting with the implementation of technologies and workflows to assist the production of models and drawings to enhance our productivity, efficiencies and ensuring Arup are at the leading edge of technology.
Rishi manages all aspects of MEP/BIM work within our Building Service’s Group in our Perth office, and current role as the ‘Regional Skills BIM leader’ for the Australasia region.
He has local and international experience in delivering projects managing the quality and coordination of documentation produced by Arup in the digital environment whilst still producing traditional documentation work.
He has worked on delivery as well as management of BIM environment providing strategies for public and private sector companies to introduce BIM. He has experience in model validation and coordination with the competent understanding of all engineering systems.
CAD-1Brian has his own professional practice and works as a Revit and Bluebeam trainer in the Greater Denver area.
Ideate SoftwareSash 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.
Taylor DesignChris Kelusak is a highly motivated individual that has a real passion when it comes to technology in Architecture. Working at CannonDesign as a BIM Manager, Chris has the opportunity to research, analyze and deploy emerging technologies, making them available for the CannonDesign team to utilize on their projects. These topics include: VR/AR/MR, Visualization, Drones, Fabrication, Robotics, Data Visualization, Dynamo / Grasshopper and how you can integrate these topics into the "BIM" process.
HH ArchitectureLaura Keyser is an architect with HH Architecture in Raleigh, NC. While actively working and managing a variety of projects, she also works to maintain Revit standards and training materials based on her past experience as a Revit Coordinator. Laura holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Ball State University.
ArchSmarterMichael Kilkelly AIA is the founder of ArchSmarter, a website dedicated to helping architects and designers work smarter, not harder. Michael is also a principal at Space Command, an architecture and consulting firm in Middletown, CT. He was previously an associate at Gehry Partners in Los Angeles where he worked on a number of high profile projects including the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Museum and the New York by Gehry residential tower. Michael received his B.Arch from Norwich University and his MS in Design and Computation from MIT. Michael writes regularly about technology and automation for ArchSmarter, ArchDaily, and Architecture magazine.
Lighting Analysts Inc.Matt is a Software Developer at Lighting Analysts Inc., primarily charged with the development of ElumTools, a fully integrated lighting calculation Add-In for Revit. A product of the Illumination Engineering program at the University of Colorado, Matt began his career in the Peach State as an Optical Engineer for both Cooper Lighting and Acuity Brands, before joining LAI in 2015. In addition to ElumTools development, he also manages and develops a library of Revit Luminaire families that ship with the software. In his free time, Matt enjoys playing in the mountains and skiing too fast.
BOKA PowellNick Kovach is the Building Information Modeling (BIM) manager at BOKA Powell, and he has a unique blend of experience in architecture, business, technology, and coding with the Revit API. As a licensed architect in Texas with an MBA, Kovach contributes this understanding to his position as BIM manager. He has over 15 years of experience as architect and technology guru at numerous firms, and he understands how the process works and can provide custom solutions when necessary.
CADD MicrosystemsJason Kunkel is the AEC Manager for CADD Microsystems where he heads up a team of likeminded individuals who are passionate about design and technology and making them work together. He has worked both in front of and behind the monitor in the AEC industry for over 20 years. He began his career as an architectural designer, but quickly discovered a passion and knack for technology. He migrated to the IT support world, applying that passion to help architects and engineers leverage technology in new and exciting ways, and save time in the process. He is one of the founders of RevitRVA, a Revit user group in the central Virginia area, and has a wide array of knowledge and experience with both software and hardware to help companies improve their processes and work more effectively.
Cad Technology CenterBrianna is an Application Engineer at CTC in Mpls who enjoys troubleshooting software workflows, errors, & installs, working live to solve end users issues.
Marketing ManagerPhil 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.
Leo A DalyAndrew is an electrical designer with Leo A Daly, an architecture and engineering firm in Minneapolis. His interest in physics and mechanical engineering has led him to work closely with architecture and engineering teams to create energy models of facilities to maximize their efficiency. He is an expert in 2D/3D design and virtual reality simulations, navigating his design teammates and clients through their physical spaces long before construction begins. Andrew enjoys staying up to date with the latest technology and is always pushing the firm to continue to innovate.
Perkins EastmanElaine 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.
CADD MicrosystemsChris consults directly with CADD Microsystems’ clients to help AEC professionals reach their goals through the use of Autodesk technology.
CAD Technology CenterLiberty Longalong is an MEP Application Engineer for CTC, an Autodesk Platinum Partner in Minnesota. In this position, Liberty is responsible for all levels of assistance, training and consultation to Engineering and contractor firms across the country. Avidly involved in the AEC industry for the past 7 years, commercial and industrial project work includes data centers, waste water treatment plants, and airport projects. With production experience focused in electrical and mechanical systems design, serving in real world experience has been key to shaping the Building Information Modeling (rose colored) glasses. Along with consulting and training for CTC, Liberty is a proponent for future BIM implementations intertwined with building automation systems and approaching the project life cycle “backwards” with facilities management.
LPA, Inc.Alejandro Lopez has been involved in Technical Drafting since 1991, starting with pencil and paper and later jumping on the BIM wagon in 2010 as an apprentice of industry leaders like Jim Balding “The ANTGroup”, William Itzen “Itzen Architects”, and Steve Stafford “Revit OpEd”.
Alejandro is currently a support coordinator at LPA, Inc. in Irvine California. He is part of LPA’s Integrated Support Group Called ID. Part of his responsibilities at LPA is to train new employees many of which are Revit Users. In addition to employee recruitment, Alejandro has helped develop some of the BIM workflows currently used at LPA, as well as the training curriculums that help designers improve their efficiency in Revit and help projects be more profitable.
AECOMVast 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
RAMSAAdam is the Design Technology Manager at Robert A.M. Stern Architects and is responsible for all BIM Management oversight; design applications; research and development; and customer support . With several years of design and BIM Coordinator experience on master-planning, multi-family residential and institutional projects, he has developed strategies and workflows to suit the specific needs of RAMSA’s eclectic classical designs. Adam’s design technology interests include the management and creation of customized content; graphic standards; project management; training; staffing and recruitment; and AR/VR implementation.
CRBNathaniel MacDonald is a Mechanical Engineer at CRB, a company that focuses on building and designing Biotech and Pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities as well as science and technology S&T laboratories. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytecnic Institute RPI with a degree in Mechanical Engineering after which he entered the HVAC design field gaining a broad knowledge of hospital, correctional, dormitory, and mission critical design. In his current position, Nathaniel harnesses Revit and Dynamo to progress and optimize company standard workflows. Additionally, he leverages Computational Fluid Dynamics CFD, through the use of Autodesk CFD and OpenFOAM, to enhance clean room design for his clients. He is an active participant in the local Boston Dynamo User Group, Dynamo-litia, and a graduate of the Boston Architectural College's Advanced Revit and Dynamo course.
BD Mackey ConsultingBetter 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.
Parallax Team, IncAaron Maller (@twiceroadsfool) has been implementing BIM and Practice Technology software in AEC Firms for over a decade. He is now the Director of Parallax Team, Inc. Their specialties include all aspects of BIM and practice Technology implementation: all template and library creation and maintenance, add-in deployments and customizations, Revit User Experience customizations, all installations and updates, all user training and instructional handout and video creation, and on-the-fly support for Architectural, Preconstruction, and Construction Project Teams in all phases of AEC Projects. Passionate about BIM, Architecture, and Construction, he's an avid contributor on RevitForum.org and around the world in various Revit Communities and Conferences, where he holds the record for most amount of socks received as gifts.
Imagine BIMVirat 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.
StantecJim has always been drawn to technology. He says it’s a way to help people be better at what they do. Jim leverages technology as a way to engage with others and help them find the best way to solve problems. Training and education are cornerstones to Jim’s approach as he helps to lead the effort to implement BIM technology across the Stantec community. He provides mentorship and guidance to other Stantec offices with regard to BIM implementation, standards development, and best practices.
HHMI JaneliaMark is Facilities Engineering Manager for HHMI's Janelia Research Campus, and is responsible for asset life cycle management, building information modeling implementation, and engineering standards. He is a Champion of BIM for Facility Management. who sees BIM as a robust platform for solving operational changes and improving operational awareness, safety, efficiency, and provide analytical capabilities.
His prior positions include Mechanical Discipline Lead and High Performance Building Team Leader for AECOM; Commissioning Project Manager for Sebesta Blomberg, Project Manager for PBDewberry, and multiple technical and management positions in design, construction, and facilities.
Mark holds an MBA from George Mason University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University.
Neumann Monson ArchitectsLoving of all things BIM (specifically Revit) and creating processes for users to get the most out of it. More familiar with the Architectural side but well rounded in Structure, and modeling on the MEP side as well. If implementing Revit, creating a model for construction documents, or modeling from point clouds, I'm always looking for the best solution to get the job done.
GAJ architectsAndy Milburn is an Associate at Godwin Austen Johnson, Architects, with a special responsibility for BIM strategy & Revit implementation. He has had a varied career, abandoning architecture in his twenties to become a bricklayer. After spending 8 years as a builder and another 8 as an educator in newly independent Zimbabwe, he returned to architecture in his late thirties. For the past 25 years he has worked as an architect in Africa and the Middle East, taking a keen interest in the impact of computer technology on the profession. His blog "Shades of Grey" is well known in the Revit world. He has 3 adult children and a grandson, spread around the globe and in his spare time plays blues guitar.
GBBN ArchitectsNauman Mysorewala, an Autodesk Expert Elite, has more than 25 years of experience with the Autodesk® family of products including AutoCAD®, AutoCAD Architecture, Revit® Architecture, & Navisworks® . He is a Registered Architect, Revit Architecture & AutoCAD Certified Professional, and LEED® AP. Nauman has presented at AU and numerous Autodesk Build your IQ webinars for AutoCAD and Revit in collaboration with Autodesk. Nauman is a BIM Manager for GBBN Architects Inc., a multi-national architectural design firm focused on innovating the essential building blocks of our communities - housing, healthcare, education, and cultural venues. He is also an Adjunct Faculty at University of Cincinnati. He has tremendous experience troubleshooting complex architectural, computer, connectivity and software issues. . He enjoys discovering new products and technologies and implementing them in architecture. Finally, he is involved in promoting technological advancement in BIM by being a steering committee member for the Cincinnati BIM Users group.
BatesMarin graduated from Drury University in 2005 and got licensed as an Architect in 2011. From the beginning of his career, he was deeply involved in 3D modeling and visualization with AutoCAD and 3DS Max, which evolved into a career-defining turn to Revit and BIM.
Fascinated by BIM compared to traditional project delivery methods, Marin was the driving force in evolving the 11-person CAD firm into a growing, multi-office 200+ person VDC firm that BatesForum is today. As Director of Innovation, Marin is involved in all aspects of Projects from Design and VR, to streamlining AEC Workflows from Planning, Design and Construction, into Facility Management and Operations.
Marin has been a regular Autodesk University attendee and a Revit Certified Professional since 2012. Besides speaking about industry-leading best practices at Autodesk University annually since 2015, he has also been invited to speak at several CSI and AGC conferences as well as numerous graduate and undergraduate Architectural schools across the nation. He is also very active in various NCARB committees ranging from helping with development of the ARE 5.0 Architectural Licensure exams, and most recently contributing to the Futures Task Force discussing projections on how the changes in the AEC industry are affecting the role of the Architect.
HKS, Inc.Vickie Patel currently is the Practice Technology Manager at HKS Architects in Dallas, Texas, USA. With her diverse skill set and over 10 years of architectural experience, she is responsible for developing, maintaining and administering all BIM protocol and standards. Focusing on the overall needs of the firm and working with the regional BIM Managers, Vickie offers one-on-one support to project team members, provides hands-on and group training for new hires and advanced professionals and acts as a resource for the firm with BIM software. She has spoken at technology conferences such as Midwest University, and is very active in her local AIA chapter speaking at various event including the Women in Architecture conference. Vickie is LEED BD+C accredited and holds a Masters of Architecture from University of Texas at Arlington, a Bachelors of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University, and is a Autodesk Revit Architecture Certified Professional.
CAD Technology CenterWith a background in Game Art & Animation Kiefer is often regarded as a clever, forward-thinking 3D artist sitting at the cusp of a world of technology. This is how he found himself at CAD Technology Center (CTC). Over the last couple years working at CTC, performing laser scanning & point-cloud generation, photogrammetry & 3D printing, content creation for VR/AR trade shows, even marketing and client consultation visits, he found it interesting how differently AEC/MEP works from media and entertainment arts. Both are utilizing similar technologies, but both have little idea how the other is doing it. If there is ever a time for both walks of life to work together, it is now. The future of technology is rapidly approaching and needs all hands on deck, so Kiefer is looking to make this happen anywhere he goes.
Parallax Team, Inc.John Pierson is a Design Technology Specialist at Parallax, and a Revit certified professional for all disciplines. At Parallax, he is engaged in the creation of automated workflows and the exploration of computational design solutions for the AEC industry. John is a frequent presenter at user groups and conferences. John is also an active member of the Dynamo community and currently manages the Dynamo package Rhythm; which is among the top 5 most downloaded.
Turner Construction / TheRevitKid.comJeffrey is a registered architect in the state of Connecticut and has 12 years of experience in varying roles throughout the industry. Jeffrey has designed and constructed an array of building types from small residential additions to multi-million dollar hospitals. Jeffrey began his professional career at the age of 16 working in a local architecture firm.
Jeffrey holds a Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science (Architecture) from the University of Hartford. Additionally, he obtained associate degrees in Architecture and Construction Management.
Jeffrey is a leader in the industry when it comes to the use of BIM (Building Information Modeling) and technology. He has spoken and taught classes at national and international conferences and is the creator of TheRevitKid.com (a worldwide resource on all things Autodesk Revit and BIM related). Additionally, Jeffrey holds the position as the Regional VDC Manager for Turner Construction’s New England Region.
HOKSean Quinn directs Performance Design services across HOK, guiding the studios’ integrated design approach of sustainable and performance strategies,
CAD Technology CenterDon Rasmusson is an MEP Application Engineer with CAD Technology Center, an Autodesk Platinum Partner in Minnesota. He specializes in Revit MEP, along with AutoCAD MEP, Fabrication, Navisworks, P&ID, & Plant 3D. He has over 10 years experience in the MEP construction & engineering fields using BIM and has utilized the workflow to construct several large projects throughout the Midwest, clean room facilities, health care facilities, office buildings, hotels, casinos and more. He speaks regularly at regional and local events, conferences, and professional association meetings. As an adolescent, he spent every summer and school break (sometimes unofficial) working in his father's HVAC company, fabricating duct as well as installing and servicing HVAC systems. His experience puts him in a unique position as an Application Engineer to not only understand the nuances of the mechanical industry, but to understand where Autodesk software best fits throughout the lifecycle of any MEP project.
DewberryDavid Raynor has over 15 years of experience as a mechanical designer and over half of that is in using Revit. After transitioning an engineering firm to 100% Revit production he was hired at CASE, Inc to be a Senior BIM Specialist, there he taught Revit to a dozen different companies. He now is Senior Virtual and Construction Manager for Dewberry Engineers.
Partnerships ManagerRexter is the Digital Delivery Manager leading the overall BIM & digital delivery initiative for Atkins Asia Pacific Region. He is an accomplished engineer with an emphasis on applied technology for design and engineering project delivery. Over his 10 years’ experience, he worked on a broad portfolio of building and infrastructure projects while establishing a presence in the community through leadership involvement with BCA and other efforts to advance BIM adoption in Singapore, Hong Kong and other parts of the region. He is actively involved in spreading BIM awareness across the region as primary author and invited speaker in conferences like RTC Asia, Autodesk University, International Congress of Architectural Technology, contributing member of Singapore’s BIM Code of Practice for Civil, Structural and Infrastructure, a Committee Member for BILT Asia and co-Founder of BIM Exchange User Group Singapore.
Rexter is a Member of the Structural Engineering Institute and Associate Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and a Masters of Science in BIM Management with First Class Honours. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate degree in Engineering with emphasis on the application of Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Computing and Big Data Analytics in Construction
HDRAs the Structural Digital Practice Lead, Mark is responsible for structural BIM content, structural analysis workflows, and parametric design integration at HDR. His main roles include design and analysis of the structural components of the project. Mark's expertise is within BIM modeling, coordination, parametric design, and structural workflows to provide the most cost effective and appropriate structural system. Mark is responsible for the design of the foundations, structural framing for the floor and roof systems, and lateral bracing systems. His work ranges with hospitals, courthouses, laboratories, jails, offices, underground facilities, and bridges with private, public and federal clients.
Water TechnologyAs production manager, Joel is responsible for the internal operations of a project’s life cycle as it progresses from business development to conceptual design, between technical design and engineering, and through final construction documents. Drawing upon a decade of expertise in technical and conceptual design of aquatic facilities ranging in size and type, Joel works to balance workloads and production schedules between Design, Engineering and CAD departments. Furthermore, he works closely with WTI designers, engineers and architects to track all deliverables and ensure project milestones are met while maintaining quality of service.
CannonDesignJimmy Rotella is the digital practice director at CannonDesign in Chicago. In his over 10 years of experience, Jimmy has worked for multiple large design firms implementing Revit, developing project standards, managing software and infrastructure, providing technical support for design applications and computers, and also teaching in corporate and educational environments. Jimmy received his bachelor's degree in architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology. His background in both IT and architecture put him at the forefront of design technology and position him to share his knowledge of new tools with others to help them build and realize their digital designs.
Henderson Engineers Inc.Adam works as a BIM Manager/Associate for Henderson Engineers Inc., based in Lenexa, KS, with 700 employees in 13 offices nationwide. He oversees and provides training, support, and implementation for the firm’s two primary design software packages, Autodesk Revit and Autodesk AutoCAD. He has 11 years of experience with 4 of those focused on electrical design for commercial retail. Additionally, he is a Revit Architecture Certified Professional as well as a Revit MEP Certified Professional.
GGNLauren Schmidt is a Landscape Designer at GGN where she also leads the Revit and BIM execution within the office. She is a vocal advocate for BIM within the profession of landscape architecture and has spoken at several technology conferences and meetings around the world. In addition, she has an online Revit landscape training course and runs the blog, landarchBIM.com, which focuses on improving landscape and site-related BIM workflows mainly via Revit and Dynamo. She is also a founding member of the Dynamo User Group in Seattle.
VictaulicRalph 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 22 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.
MasterGraphics.aecJarod Schultz helps AEC firms streamline bottlenecks and pain points in their daily workflows and processes. With over 25 years of experience in the AEC industry, he has seen good and bad practices first hand. From this experience, Jarod integrates what he has learned to enhance your daily outcomes. These final outcomes will be based on hardware, documentation, videos, workshops, mentoring, and software customized to that final solution. To start the process he leads with a business strategy session with key people to assess your current situation. Through his targeted Q/A he can build a goal-oriented plan to start the process of improving your workflows and processes. Jarod’s expertise is at Delivering Creative Solutions | Architecture, Engineering and Construction Software | Strategic Growth, Process, and Workflow Management | Software Development/Documentation | Presentation/Public Speaking | and is a Kaizen Event/Emotional Intelligence Practitioner.
JAMAMarcello Sgambelluri currently serves as the Director of Design Technology at John A. Martin & Associates Structural Engineers in Los Angeles. He has worked on many projects in the past 19 years including the Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA, the Ray and Maria Stata Center at MIT, and the Tom Bradley International Terminal expansion at LAX. Sgambelluri holds bachelor's and master’s degrees in civil engineering, and he is also a licensed civil and structural engineer.
Assemble SystemsElizabeth Shulok is the Director of Data Strategy at Assemble Systems. She has two decades of development experience in the AEC software industry. Her background includes extensive experience with the data exchange of structural models, both using a neutral file format (CIS/2) and direct translators between programs like Revit, RAM Structural System, STAAD.Pro, and STRAP, as well as over 12 years of experience working with the Autodesk Revit API. Prior to Assemble Systems, she was the founder and president of Structural Integrators where she created Revit add-ins and consulted for Autodesk. She is currently working towards her Masters of Information and Data Science from UC Berkeley.
CorganChad Speas is the Practice Applications Manager for Corgan, a leading architecture and design firm with deep technical expertise and a reputation for great service. Consistently ranked among the top 10 architecture firms in the United States, we listen to our clients and transform their insights into structures and spaces that inspire, inform, and innovate. He received his bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design from Texas A&M University. He is a registered architect in Texas and Arizona and has been practicing architecture for nearly 18 years. Chad’s primary focus at Corgan is development and implementation of the education and training program for design applications, as well as providing BIM related expertise to projects across the firm. He is a Certified Revit Professional and has been using Autodesk, Inc., products for well over a decade, most recently overseeing the firm’s transition of project work to BIM 360 Team and Collaboration for Revit.
IMAGINiT TechnologiesDrawing 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/.
DP Architect Pte LtdKelvin Tam is currently the Deputy Director of Design Intelligence at D P Architects in Singapore, leading the firm towards information, integration and intelligence in design. As a US registered architect, Kelvin has 18 years of architecture project experience across the North America, Asia, Middle East. With over 10 years of hand-on project experience in Autodesk Revit, Kelvin uses his "thinking outside the box" approach to push the envelope of the software. As a BIM leader in corporate architecture firms in US, Hong Kong, Middle East, Kelvin has been leading users to explore the most intelligent solution for every modelling challenge. As a blogger Kelvin always gives his followers surprise by introducing innovative methods in modelling and discovery of secrets in Revit. Kelvin has been a speaker at international BIM conferences like Autodesk University, Revit Technology Conference (North America, Australasia, Europe and Asia) and HKIBIM Hong Kong BIM Conference.
Ideate SoftwareRichard 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.
HOKAlberto Tono serves as Research and Development Intern at HOK. Prior to HOK, Alberto worked as a freelancer in Italy providing computational solutions for BIM workflow for large projects. During his study, he went to China to Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) and to the Netherlands to Rene van Zuuk Architect. He also taught in a workshop hosted by the University of Rome. Additionally, he was the mentor for a group of students for an International Competition about Computational BIM design (3rd position). He is very keen on computational design and machine learning. He is the founder of the Italian Dynamo User Group and the co-founder of Deeplearningitalia community. Furthermore, he is helping in the organization of the San Francisco Dynamo User Group. Before he landed in San Francisco he presented at Italian conferences and important meetups about AI and Machine Learning.
Claudio Vittori Antisari
Digital StrategiesClaudio 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.
RATIOAs RATIO’s Director of BIM, Heather coordinates BIM technology, standards, and training within all of the RATIO studios. She works closely with the Project Directors and Model Managers for each project in order to ensure projects are being efficiently and proficiently created. She also facilitates meetings amongst all consultants at the onset of project and is pulled in as needed throughout the project life cycle. Her eye for the details and the big picture are an asset for each team. Heather is also in charge of in-house training initiatives, the onboarding of new employees, and heading up research and development.
ClaycoOver the past 19 years Tomislav has been an advocate of digital technology implementation as a researcher, designer and over past six years as a designer - builder. His experience includes work in the vanguard of BIM methodology implementation on large healthcare, institutional and industrial projects; research work in the field of Building Performance Analysis; optimization and use of mobile and immersive technology and mentorship positions in a number of local and national architectural firms during their transition toward BIM adoption. Currently he leads Clayco's VDC department and teaches at Washington University in St. Louis.
CAD Technology Center, Inc.Shawn Zirbes is the Technical Evangelist for CAD Technology Center, Inc. and Revit Express Tools, in Minnesota. Since 2000 Shawn has been using all Autodesk® AEC software. He is an expert in planning and executing software implementations for the AEC industry, and defining workflows to afford an efficient design process. He has worked with a wide variety of clients ranging from commercial, residential, health care, and industrial design firms, their consultants, and the building product manufacturers supplying the building materials for these projects. Additionally, Shawn's wide range of Building Information Modeling software and workflow knowledge is highly leveraged by CTC and their clients to design custom add-ins streamlining firm-wide workflows.