Reimagine!

Join GRAPHISOFT's exclusive, invitation-only REIMAGINE conference for two days of high-energy programs, including presentations by visionaries at the crossroads of art, technology and business. Throughout the event, you will have an opportunity to Discover rapidly-changing technologies in the field of architectural design; Learn tips on using intuitive BIM software that enhance the design process; Hear from leading visionaries in the AEC industry on the technologies they are using to enhance their designs; Meet hundreds of leading architects from around the world; and most importantly, hear firsthand about the latest news related to ARCHICAD!

Agenda

13:00 Conference Registration at Palace Ballroom
Emperors level, Caesars Palace
19:00 Opening Party
8:00 Morning break in foyer of the plenary room
9:00 Welcome
9:05 GRAPHISOFT Keynote: Huw Roberts, CEO
9:40 2019 GRAPHISOFT product update
10:30 Coffee break – Visit “Reimagine Zone” exhibition
11:15 City of Moscow (Russia) - Sergey Kuznetsov, Chief Architect
11:35 PRIDE (Russia) - Nikolay Gordyushin; Elena Myznikova; Vitaly Krestianchik
11:55 Yates Construction (USA) - Benjamin Crosby, Director of BIM – VDC:
“BIM Results – Change that matters”
12:15 Lunch – Visit “Reimagine Zone” exhibition
14:00 Laney LA (USA) - Anthony Laney, Owner
14:20 ASL Arquitectos (Chile) - Diego Rossel, General Director
“A common language for a new design culture”
14:40 Auckland Airport - Karl Fitzpatrick, BIM Manager, Airport Development and Delivery
15:00 Coffee Break (30’) – Visit “Reimagine Zone” exhibition
15:30 UHA London (UK) - Ricardo Mateu, Director & Jonas Upton-Hansen, Managing Director
15:50 AIDEA (Philippines) - Abelardo M.Tolentino Jr., President
17:15 Leave for dinner
Meet in foyer of the plenary room
19:00 Show Night Party
8:00 Morning break in foyer of the plenary room
9:00 Welcome
9:05 GRAPHISOFT presentation: A look into the future
10:30 Coffee break – Visit “Reimagine Zone” exhibition
11:15 Riverstone Structural Concepts (USA) - Patrick Bird, President
“How a Client’s Deadline Challenge Catapulted Riverstone into the World of BIM”
11:35 Surbana Jurong (Singapore) - Heang Fine Wong, Group CEO
11:55 TAKENAKA Corporation (Japan) - Hiroyuki Shimizu, APEC Architect, Managing Officer
“Takenaka IPD” : Traditional/Modern Design-Build, D3B (Data-Driven-Design-Build)
12:15 Lunch (135’) – Visit “Reimagine Zone” exhibition
14:30 Juul | Frost (Denmark) - Morten Bilde, Associate Partner, BIM Specialist
“Together”
14:50 Liljewall (Sweden) - Kristen Broberg, partner, BIM Manager & André Agi, Architect
“Analysis. Automation. Evaluation - Architectural design based on empirical data”
15:10 ASTOC (Germany) - Jörg Ziolkowski, Managing Director
“Made in Germany- the ASTOC toolbox”
15:30 Coffee Break (45’) – Visit “Reimagine Zone” exhibition
16:15 Morph Estudio (Spain) - César Frías Enciso, Managing Partner
"Breadcrumb trail to MIB - Morph Innovation in BIM"
16:35 Pappageorge Haymes (USA) - Ron Weber, Associate
"BIM Battle Buddy"
16:55 Closing thoughts – Huw Roberts, CEO, GRAPHISOFT
18:30 Leave for dinner
Meet in foyer of the plenary room
19:00 Chill-out Party

Speakers

GRAPHISOFT
Huw Roberts
CEO
(United States)

Huw Roberts was named Chief Executive Officer of GRAPHISOFT in 2019 and oversees the firm’s global business operations. Prior to joining GRAPHISOFT in 2018 as VP, Americas, Huw served as Chief Marketing Officer for BlueCielo, a global Asset Lifecycle Information Management software company, and prior to that as Vice President of Marketing for Bentley Systems, a global leader in software solutions for the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure. A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Huw holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Temple University in Philadelphia.

AIDEA
Abelardo M. Tolentino Jr.
President
(Philippines)

In 2005, Mr. Tolentino transitioned the 30-man Aidea Inc. entirely to BIM and ARCHICAD, the first architectural firm in Asia to do so. From a BIM user, Aidea grew into a BIM pioneer, stretching the limits of BIM, extending its use to integrated modeling and OpenBIM collaboration. Aidea’s automated BIM workflows save the firm and their clients time and money; while its innovation team has developed protocols that successfully overcome information exchange and interoperability issues when working with non-BIM users and a mixed software portfolio.

Due to the firm’s commitment to strategic innovation, Aidea has reimagined its business, offering integrated end-to-end design and technology, including VR and AR services. At 240-strong, with over 800 completed projects in 60 countries, Aidea ranks 46th on the 2019 World Architecture 100 largest architectural firms in the world.

Baking Innovation: Archicad gave us fire. We built an oven.

In the 21st Century, technology has become indispensable to doing business. How does one derive value from this digital dependency while remaining relevant and competitive in a rapidly-progressing borderless market? In his talk, Jojo Tolentino shares how his company, Aidea Inc, leverages upon the “ownership” of technology as a means for maintaining professional success, bringing value to all stakeholders, and creating an innovation-supportive office culture. In doing so, the practice continues to reimagine itself, its processes, and its means for collaboration and communication in an ever-changing technological and business landscape. In the understanding of the relationship between technology and business, the former can be aided in reaching its ultimate goal: to take the toil out of work.

ASL
Diego Rossel
General Director
(Chile)

Diego is an architect graduated from the University of Chile with a Master in Architecture from the Design Research Laboratory at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London,UK.

In 2018 Diego was appointed Director of ASL Architects, a company that over the last 60 years has designed iconic buildings in Chile. He previously worked at Zaha Hadid Architects participating in the design of cutting-edge projects in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. His work has been published and exhibited nationally and internationally, including the Center Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Diego is also Adjunct Professor of the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Chile and lecturer at the Universidad Andrés Bello.
He has received public recognition for his contribution to architecture. In 2011 he was listed as one of the 100 Young Leaders of Chile by the newspaper El Mercurio and the Strategic Leadership Centre of the Adolfo Ibanez University. In 2016 he was nominated Best Young Architect of the Year by the Chilean Architects Association.

A common language for a new design culture
The Accelerated process of implementing BIM in ASL Architects

ASTOC
Jörg Ziolkowski
Managing Director
(Germany)

Jörg Ziolkowski is a managing director at ASTOC Architects and Planners in Cologne/Germany, which stands for architecture and urban planning in all scales, realizing projects worldwide. He graduated in architecture at RWTH Aachen University in 1992. After several stages in renowned architecture offices in Germany and abroad and his self employment with ZIOLKOWSKI.WS ARCHITEKTUR, he joined his fellow colleagues at ASTOC in 2008, where he became a member of the managing board in 2009. Jörg Ziolkowski is strongly committed to ASTOC’s BIM activities and dedicated to the buildingSMART e.V. association in Germany.

Jörg will talk about:
“Made in Germany - the ASTOC toolbox”

Auckland Airport
Karl Fitzpatrick
BIM Manager, Airport Development and Delivery
(New Zealand)

Karl Fitzpatrick is the BIM Manager for Auckland Airport in New Zealand and is tasked with reimagining how BIM data can be utilized in a business that isn’t your typical AEC firm. Having previously studied Architecture in New Zealand and worked as an Architect on healthcare projects in Finland, Karl has experience working on both sides of large-scale and complex projects. As someone who has used ArchiCAD for over half his life, Karl is passionate about the need for OpenBIM and fostering innovation by not dictating what tools the supply chain must use, but rather, setting clear requirements for data delivery.

Presentation:
Show Me the Data!

Auckland Airport is New Zealand’s gateway to the world and handles over 20 million passengers annually. At the same time, it is investing in a multi-billion-dollar Capital Works Programme to build the ‘Airport of the Future’. This is the story about the steps being taken to reimagine how OpenBIM data can be integrated into a client organisation and work alongside GIS to improve information management across a diverse number of use cases.

City of Moscow
Sergey Kuznetsov
Chief Architect of Moscow
(Russia)

Since 2012, Sergey Kuznetsov is the chief architect of Moscow, the first deputy chairman of the Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning of Moscow. Buildings he designed received international awards (for instance, Museum for Architectural Drawing in Berlin: Ar+d Awards for Emerging Architecture 2013 (United Kingdom), Best of Best the Iconic Awards 2013 by the German Design Council etc.). There are a plenty of significant and impressive projects of Sergey Kuznetsov such as Palace of Water Sports (Kazan), the office building on Leninsky Prospekt (Moscow), Main Press Center (Sochi), Zaryadye park, reconstruction of Luzhniki stadium, Irina Winer-Usmanova Rhythmic Gymnastics Center in the Luzhniki Complex, Moscow and ect.

More than 50 architectural competitions were organized upon Sergey Kuznetsov’s initiative. Every year educational exhibitions and conferences are held under his leadership, such as Comfortable City and Open City.

Mr Kuznetsov’s Talk:
Reimagining possibilities

Moscow as a design centre of important architectural objects using BIM, and the realization of the government’s BIM implementation program.

Juul | Frost Architects
Morten Bilde
Associate Partner BIM
(Denmark)

Morten is Associate Partner with responsibility for BIM at the Danish BIM pioneers JUUL | FROST Architects. The office is utilizing the potential of digitization to optimize workflows, so they can focus on designing architecture that creates value for the developer and not at least end-user – it’s all about the people who will inhabit and use the architecture and landscapes.

The Danish studio renowned for their Nordic approach and holistic method, which is manifest in their use of BIM as a tool in their integrated work with both cities, spaces, landscapes, buildings or built structures - JUUL | FROST Architects works 100% in BIM.

In 2015 JUUL | FROST Architects was awarded with a BuildingSMART award for the NOVA House - Örebo Business School.


Morten’s Talk:
TOGETHER

OpenBIM marks a shift from cooperation to collaboration: from a process where we split the task into subtasks, delegate them and go one’s separate ways, to a new way of working where we are mutual engaged throughout the process and where we actually solve the task together. On the other hand, we see a change in the product we deliver: In the future we will be delivering structured data sets linked to other’s data sets. OpenBIM collaboration marks the end of lonely data and new dynamic ways of working. For JUUL | FROST Architects new tech possibilities are new possibilities for collaborations.

Laney LA
Anthony Laney
Owner
(USA)

Anthony is an architect and designer who’s devoted to bring out the best in creative teams. He’s a cofounder and partner at Laney LA, an architecture firm focusing on serving home and business owners in LA and the surrounding region. He began his career with the renowned firm Marmol Radziner working for clients as distinguishd as Tom Ford. Graduating at the top of his class from the USC School of Architecture, he won 17 class commendations and received numerous recognitions including the AIA Medal and the Studio Design Award. Anthony is a multi-disciplined designer whose work encompasses architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, graphic design, branding, and social leadership. He’s active on social media, reach out to him there (@laneylainc)! He’s building a culture of a fast - paced, passionate team and sharing it with the rest of us.

Anthony’s Talk:
High Tech - High Touch

What is better than BIMx?
Why is “high tech” alone not enough?

We believe the answer is in two words: High Touch
Technology without a touchpoint generates little value for a firm.
This talk will illustrate the many ways we use ArchiCAD and adjacent technologies to surprise and delight clients; inspire and retain our staff; foster collaboration with consultants; generate new business; and elevate our company to new levels of continued growth.

Liljewall
Kristen Broberg
Partner & BIM Manager
(Sweden)

Kristen Broberg is an architect who has made her career within Liljewall arkitekter in Sweden. She began as a graduate architect almost 20 years ago and, through her passion for working with ARCHICAD and BIM, is now partner and balances her time between being project architect and managing BIM and digital development of the company.

She comes originally from Australia and graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1998 before following her heart to Sweden and discovering Liljewall arkitekter.

In 2002 she started working in the company’s first ARCHICAD project, a complicated laboratory facility for Nobel prize winner in medicine, Arvid Carlsson. After that experience, Liljewall has not looked back and Kristen was responsible for the implementation of ARCHICAD, and subsequently BIM, across the whole office. Since then she has worked in a broad range of projects from offices to schools to psychiatric detention facilities. Currently she focuses on residential buildings.

Kristen is triggered by the potential that we as architects have due to the way we work in Archicad and how we play such a key role in the whole building process with the information we sit on and how we can use it throughout the entire life-cycle of a building. She is especially excited about how data-driven design is now a part of our early design process.

Kristen’s talk:
Analysis. Automation. Evaluation - Architectural design based on empirical data.

At Liljewall, D+ stands for data-driven design and is based on supporting the architectural design process with empirical data and automation of processes. D+ is a new team within our office developing this method. For us architects, this way of working leads to well-founded decisions, more efficient design processes and better opportunities to evaluate our design. For the client, it gives assurance, clarity and a product that is supported and developed using data.

André and Kristen will partner on a presentation that will show recent work by Liljewall in applying generative and computational design methods to projects in architecture and urban design. They will also discuss how the company operates and integrates new mode of practice for architects within the office.

Liljewall
André Agi
Architect & Computational Designer
(Sweden)

André Agi is an architect and member of Liljewall D+, a team within Liljewall arkitekter developing data-driven workflows. His role focuses on data-driven solutions, computational design and novel forms of data visualization.

He graduated in 2017 from Chalmers University of Technology with a Bachelor in Architecture & Engineering and Masters in Urban Design. More recently he has been exploring generative workflows for office planning problems as well as recursive subdivision of apartment distribution in multi-residential buildings. He has worked on several projects at multiple scales, integrating data-driven workflows in daily architectural challenges.

Morph Estudio
César Frías Enciso
Managing Partner
(Spain)

César Frías Enciso (Soria, Spain, 1975) is an architect who earned his diploma from the University of Valladolid. In 2005, he founded SUMA architecture and engineering S.L., a company active in the field of structural design, engineering and BIM project management. In 2007, he finished his Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the EOI, Madrid. In 2014, along with Miguel Pradillo, he founded Morph Estudio.

As Morph’s creative director, he has developed hundreds of different projects, some of which have been recognized and awarded for their novelty. The recognitions have made Morph Estudio the largest and most dynamic studio in Spain with offices in Madrid, Seville, Pamplona and Valencia. Together with executive director Raquel Dueñas - who is responsible for the growth and diversification of the company - they have led Morph to carry out its first international projects.

César’s talk:
"Breadcrumb trail to MIB - Morph Innovation in BIM"

César takes us on a journey that started 20 years ago when they first used ARCHICAD for modeling, to the present where they do research projects combining BIM with Artificial Intelligence.

Pappageorge Haymes Partners
Ron Weber

(USA)

Ron Weber is a fearless, compassionate, luminary driven licensed architect, advocate for positive growth and associate at Pappageorge Haymes Partners in Chicago, IL with 12 years of experience. He received a B.A. in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago with Department Honor of Highest Distinction in Architecture. Directly after graduating in 2006 he joined a small firm in Niles, Metro.Arch, that embraced BIM.

Ron quickly picked up the modeling and coordination process involved, created the firm’s BIM standards, templates and implemented BIM on all projects to include a 4-story 12 dwelling unit condominium and a 22-story 166 dwelling unit mixed-use tower. He later brought that BIM experience to Pappageorge Haymes Partners where he continued to inspire the firm’s BIM implementation on all projects to include a 3-story early education and elementary school and Wolf Point East, a 60-story 698 dwelling unit residential tower. He is currently on the executive committee for the Chicago Chapter of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat and prior to architecture Ron served as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserves.

Ron’s talk:
"BIM Battle Buddy"

Ron will - using his recent experience with a high-profile 60 story residential tower in Chicago, Wolf Point East - discuss how BIM is transforming the interactions with not just the client, contractor and engineers but also internally with the architectural project team for the better. Clients are demanding BIM and are involved more than ever. The architectural profession can turn this into an atmosphere of camaraderie, strengthened bonds and best performances. Ron’s experience in the Army has proved that this is the core of incredible selfless services for a greater good.

CPU PRIDE
Nikolai Gordiushin
CEO & Partner
(Russia)

Nikolai Gordiushin is the founder of the Moscow-based architectural studio PRIDE. Before starting his own business, he had worked as the chief project architect for more than 10 years. Nikolai is a co-author and the chief project architect of such significant projects, as reconstruction of Dynamo stadium in Moscow, preparation of Grand sports Arena of Luzhnki and the territory of the Olympic complex for 2018 FIFA World Cup, Krasnodar stadium and Aquatics center in Kazan and Irina Winer-Usmanova Rhythmic Gymnastics Center in the Luzhniki Complex. From the beginning of his career, Nikolai has been working in Archicad. Now his own studio follows Open BIM approach.

“Reimagining possibilities”

OpenBIM design process of an olympic facility - The Center for Rhythmic Gymnastics in the Luzhniki Olympic complex

CPU PRIDE
Elena Myznikova
Chief architect
(Russia)

Elena Myznikova has been working as an architect since 2006. She had her own architectural firm and she is a co-author of significant projects in different regions of Russia, such as business complex Voronezh city, several malls and designed the concept for Voronezh railway station. She’s been a member of the Russian Unit of Architects since 2010. Since 2016 Elena is the Chief Architect in the creative production union Pride. She is a co-author of the following projects: residential complexes “Vavilove”, “Seliger City” and “Petra Alekseeva, 12”, Rhythmic gymnastics center on the territory of the Olympic Complex Luzhniki. Also actively works with international teams.

“Reimagining possibilities”

OpenBIM design process of an olympic facility - The Center for Rhythmic Gymnastics in the Luzhniki Olympic complex

CPU PRIDE
Vitali Krestianchik
Chief project architect
(Russia)

Vitali Krestianchik chose his future profession already in his childhood, following his father’s example. In 2006 he graduated from the Brest State Technical University in Belarus as an architect. During his studies at the University, he was inspired by ARCHICAD and its principles, later known as BIM. After moving to Moscow in 2008, he took part in the architectural and BIM design of several shopping malls and the Morozov Children’s Hospital in Moscow.

Vitali has high skills not only in Archicad, but also in AutoCAD Architecture, Revit, Navisworks, Solibri. However, he uses Archicad as the main design tool in absolutely all projects. Now he works in CPU Pride as the Head of BIM.

“Reimagining possibilities”

OpenBIM design process of an olympic facility - The Center for Rhythmic Gymnastics in the Luzhniki Olympic complex

RiverStone Structural Concepts
Patrick Bird
President
(USA)

Patrick Bird is the Founder and Principal Engineer for the structural engineering firm Riverstone Structural Concepts based out of Boise, Idaho. He has 21 years of experience in residential and commercial design ranging in size from high-end custom homes to mid-rise commercial and multi-family structures. Patrick founded Riverstone Structural Concepts in 2007 because he knew there was a better way to work in the AEC industry. Today, Riverstone has eight ArchiCAD licenses and work on over 30 active BIM Servers across the nation. By implementing ArchiCAD and it’s BIM Server technology into Riverstone’s everyday work flow in 2008, they have seen steady growth in clients and types of projects across the United States including Hawaii and the Virgin Islands. Maintaining successful collaborative relationships and striving for continual innovation are key components that drive the passion of everyone at Riverstone Structural Concepts.

Patrick’s passion for ArchiCAD and its collaborative capabilities has resulted in invitations to speak at several national BIM conferences including previous Graphisoft events and the 2015 AIA national conference. Riverstone’s team works exclusively in the ArchiCAD platform to generate their structural construction documents and 3D documentation. By fully embracing the true intent of a shared virtual building model, Patrick contends that Riverstone’s quality has improved while reducing overhead costs and providing an expedited delivery timeline.


Speaking topic
How a Client’s Deadline Challenge Catapulted Riverstone into the World of BIM

Patrick will discuss how an online demonstration of Teamwork 2.0 and the challenge of a client to meet a project deadline caused him to fully adopt Graphisoft’s BIM Server process and leave conventional coordination methods behind for good.

Surbana Jurong
Heang Fine Wong
Group CEO
(Singapore)

Mr WONG Heang Fine joined Surbana Jurong in 2015 and is Group CEO of the Company. He is a Board Director of SMEC and AETOS and Chairman of Sino-Sun. He is also a Board Member of the Building and Construction Authority, an agency under Singapore’s Ministry of National Development that regulates Singapore’s building and construction industry. Mr Wong is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University.

Takenaka Corporation
Hiroyuki Shimizu
Managing Officer
(Japan)

Hiroyuki Shimizu is a registered architect practicing in Japan for more than 30 years. He obtained Master at Osaka University in 1983, and immediately entered Takenaka. His works varied from residential projects to a large scale commercial complex which houses the first Ritz Carlton Hotel in Osaka.

He leads a BIM promotion team to push the digital transformation of its construction business forward.

Takenaka started its business in 1610, when the founder Toubei Masataka began his living by building shrines and temples. The management base of Takenaka has been supported by the spirit of the master builder, which has made it a principle to maintain the quality and good faith that Takenaka has cultivated over the long history. Since Takenaka started as a master builder, 70% of its business is based on Design-Build.
See Takenaka works at https://www.takenaka.co.jp/takenaka_e/

Speaking topic:
“Takenaka IPD” : Traditional/Modern Design-Build

Over 400 years of our history, Takenaka has been adopting modern technologies in timely manner while always maintaining “Toryo (Master Builder) spirit” in mind. Almost 10 years have passed since BIM was introduced, we’ve started providing Takenaka IPD which we think it as an upgraded version of Design-Build services, adding values in quality of services to our clients. Our journey seeking for D3B (Data-Driven-Design-Build) has just started, heading toward the state where data is fully utilized seamlessly from the beginning of the program/schematic design phase to the end of the construction, also in the operation period of the buildings.
D3B (Data-Driven-Design-Build)

UHA
Ricardo Mateu
Director / Co-Owner
(UK)

Ricardo studied architecture at Kingston University in London where his diploma project was awarded the BCA Prize for best concrete structure. He graduated in 1995 and was elected as a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in 1996. More recently, in 2011, Ricardo completed a Master in Architectural Management and Design at the prestigious Instituto de Empresa Business School in Madrid, Spain.

In over 20 years of professional practice Ricardo has worked with renowned international practices such as Santiago Calatrava Architects; Rafael Viñoly Architects; and Foster + Partners, where he became a Partner in 2008 and Director of Foster + Partners Madrid from 2007 until 2009. As Director he was responsible for projects such as the award-winning Torre Repsol, which at 250m in height, is the tallest building in Spain.

Ricardo joined UHA London in 2012, to lead the practice alongside Jonas Upton-Hansen. He was instrumental in expanding the firm’s portfolio through significant commissions in India, Mexico and Russia, such as the Omkar 1973 residential towers in Mumbai, the Torre Alameda mixed use development in Mexico City and the Serp & Molot Masterplan in central Moscow, and in setting up satellite offices in Mumbai, Mexico City, Cyprus and Lisbon, to manage projects in those regions. Ricardo is the practice Technical Director and is responsible for Latin American projects.

Speaking topic:
From Diamonds to Downpipes - and back again
Streamlining hi-rise design using ArchiCAD

UHA Director Ricardo Mateu explains how ArchiCAD has changed their way of working, speeding up the design process and enabling the rationalisation of complex designs, with a particular focus on hi-rise developments developed using the software. With reference to specific architectural projects shared across their four studios worldwide (in London, Mumbai, Limassol & Lisbon), Ricardo will explain how, in conjunction with other software, ArchiCAD is used to very rapidly visualise large scale projects from the simplest plan; to generate precise working drawings from a parametric model or as a facade design tool to generate complex designs that are then quantified and developed further.

Ricardo will highlight some of the issues that have been encountered on the way, and how UHA overcame these issues, and are attempting to streamline the entire design process. Producing bespoke architecture for the different markets in which they operate, UHA endeavour to use best practice in terms of both context and design, as well as utilisation of the software, in order to compete as a boutique practice, operating in a global marketplace.

YATES Construction
Benjamin Crosby
Director of BIM-VDC
(USA)

Benjamin Crosby, CM-BIM, CM-Lean, CCM, LEED AP BD+C, is passionate about building and education. He earned a Construction Management Degree with Math and Physics Minors, from Brigham Young University, is a member of the BIMForum LOD Core Group, AGC IT Forum Steering Committee, CMAA Professional Development Committee, and instructs the AGC BIM and Lean Education Programs.

As a builder educator, he motivates people to how to improve their projects and careers. Family is an important part of his life and Benjamin has been married to Bethany for 18 years and they have 7 children together. Benjamin started in construction on a framing crew building custom homes, then moved into management of large projects with an emphasis on electronic project management and scheduling. He tried something different for 2 years and taught High School in Arizona, then returned to general construction and construction management in 2006. Then as BIM emerged, he has fully engaged in Virtual Design and Construction. As Director of VDC, Benjamin has overseen implementation of VDC for over 300 projects, has had significant influence in his companies Lean journey, and is currently the Yates Companies Productivity Champion.

Benjamin’s Topic:
BIM Results – Change that matters.

Just like owning a treadmill does not make one fit, having BIM does not make a company more productive. We have to use it, and use it well. What is good BIM/VDC and what key things do we see changing when BIM/VDC is done right.