RTC 2013 Europe Committee

Wesley Benn - Chairman
RTC Events Management / ADDglobal / University of New South Wales

Wesley is the founder of RTC Events Management and chairman of the Revit Technology Conference series. As a long-term user and advocate of Revit, Wesley has been speaking and teaching in the field since starting to play with a pre-release version of the software.

ADDglobal (www.addglobal.com.au) is an outsourcing and BIM consulting team operating Australia-wide and internationally. Projects have ranged from documentation services across multiple project types and disciplines; to architectural design management for designers, developers, contractors, and owner-operators; to BIM and technology management of major projects (up to $14 billion) around the world. Together, the team offers a breadth and depth that touches on all aspects of the BIM ecosystem and offers clients high level expertise and a truly encompassing service.

Wesley has worked directly with Autodesk on Revit development and implementation, built Revit content for manufacturers and end-users, and has implemented Revit and other BIM tools into well over 300 practices throughout South-East Asia..

Wesley is a regular speaker at events throughout Australia and overseas talking about technology, Integrated Practice, and facilities management; he founded (and chaired for 5 years) the Revit User Group, Sydney; and is a lecturer and the BIM course convener at the University of New South Wales, in Sydney, Australia.

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David Light

David has recently joined Autodesk as a Solution Executive within Consulting – Global Services, where he is using his industry experience and implementation expertise to  advise firms to scope and develop their BIM requirements. Prior to joining Autodesk, David has been working as Director of Implementation at CASE Inc. focusing on BIM implementation services and support to AEC clients in the UK & globally. Before that, David held the position of BIM Manager at HOK London. There he led efforts in the support and development of Revit and BIM technologies where he most notably implemented the firm’s global buildingSMART principles on the Francis Crick Institute Building & Gatwick Airport. 

Recognised as one of the leading UK evangelists on Revit, David is a part of the AEC UK BIM Standards advisor group, is the technical editor for Mastering Revit Architecture to the authors Eddie Krygeil & James Vanderzande & is also one of the co-founders & steering committee members of LRUG (London Revit User Group). He has been a regularly speaker at Autodesk University as well as RTC. David is also part of the RTC Europe committee & is acting as the marketing lead as well as a speaker for the inaugural RTC Europe event. David is a keen blogger on all things BIM & Revit http://autodesk-revit.blogspot.com/ which he has continued to maintain since 2005.

Martin Taurer

Born in Austria too long ago to remember, Martin graduated as an Architect from Technical University Graz, Austria in 1987 and practiced in Austria, Germany and Brazil through 1999. At that time he joined Autodesk briefly, then moved to the fledgling Revit Technology Corporation in 2001, before getting reabsorbed by Autodesk with its purchase of Revit the following year. He worked as a product designer and product manager on Revit in multiple geographies including both Japan and Australia, before joining a new technologies based architectural and consulting practice in the Netherlands in 2007, LivingRoomCraftz (www.livingroomcraftz.com). Martin has spoken at numerous conferences including RTC, is an author, blogger, and itinerant Mac fanatic whose deep technical expertise in many of the most complex BIM tools has him in high demand throughout Europe and the rest of the world.

Mark Wieringa

Mark is an architect and is the BIM Manager for the Dutch architecture firm cepezed. He has always been busy with the use of computers in the architectural design process. After graduating from the High Technical School of Amsterdam he worked as a Building Engineer hacking AutoCAD systems to be more efficient and productive. During his studies for an architect at the Technical University Delft he was a student assistant for the department of Technical Design and Information. At the department of Technical Design and Information Mark was working on computational- and blob design and is co-author of a paper on the 3D generation of Ice-rays on a double curved surface. He also modelled in Pro-Engineer the first production twist facade of Karel Vollers for alcoa. Mark also developed a course for teaching master degree students building technology how to make a parametric blob design using Maya and making parametric facade designs using Pro-Engineer. In 2004 he came in contact with Revit, testing it for use in the University curriculum. Mark has been teaching building technology as a guest tutor at the Technical University of Delft and is currently work for the architecture firm cepezed where he focusses on company training, customisations, plug-inn development, and devising effective workflows and practices. He is currently a board member of the Dutch Revit Usergroup (RevitGG) setting the Dutch standards for Revit use. Mark also gives lectures on the use of Revit and how it works in a BIM environment.

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