Keynote Speaker

Lee Crockett
21st Century Fluency Project

Lee Crockett is an award winning designer, artist, and co-author of several best-selling books. His challenging and entertaining keynote presentations are in high demand to global audiences as he blends intense visual imagery and meaningful content to move past the rhetoric of "why we need to change" and deliver a tangible "how".

His insights into global exponential trends and disruptive innovation is sought after by businesses and organizations around the world to help them to successfully navigate change by flowing and evolving with it, instead of trying to manage it.

Lee Crockett Lee is future focused, envisioning how these global exponential change forces are shaping our societies. He is fixated on transforming education to regain relevance to the needs of today’s learners and co-founded the 21st Century Fluency Project to realize this vision.

His best selling books Understanding the Digital Generation and Literacy is not Enough are manifestos for "reimagineering" education, providing not only the vision of what education can be, but the processes for making it a reality. Literacy is Not Enough and the 21st Century Fluencies have been enthusiastically embraced by educators and districts on a global level.

Lee is a "just in time learner", constantly adapting to the needs of a diverse set of international corporate and educational clients. It is this dual focus that has allowed him to reconnect education to the demands of the real world and help it to reestablish a culture of excellence.

Understanding the need for balance in our increasingly digital lives, Lee has lived in Kyoto, Japan where he studied Aikido and Tea Ceremony as well as Florence, Italy, where he studied painting.


Wesley Benn
RTC Events Management

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Jarrod Baumann
Tilden-Coil Constructors

Jarrod is currently the BIM Manager for Tilden-Coil Constructors, Inc. He is tasked with improving accuracy, communication and coordination of the construction process through the use of Building Information Modeling tools focusing primarily on the Autodesk® Revit® and Navisworks® software suites. Jarrod has extensive experience in creating custom content, and over 17 years MEP design and building experience in the AEC industry.

Patrick Bochenek

Patrick is a structural engineer with ENGCOMP, a multidisciplinary consulting firm involved in heavy industrial mining sectors in Saskatchewan, Canada. He was recently responsible for modeling, and analysis of, a large section of a potash mine mill building, and developed processes for integrating Revit with structural analysis software. He has always been a strong enthusiast and advocate for increasing use of computers in engineering practice. He also created the first on the Internet, state-of-the-art web application for structural analysis of concrete sections ( With a passion for BIM, structural engineering and software development he brings creative ideas to engineering and design methods.

Jason Boehning
4D Technologies, LLC/ CAD Learning

Jason Boehning is the Revit Subject Matter Expert for 4D Technologies and authors Revit Architecture, Revit LT and Revit MEP courses. After graduating from Texas A&M University in 2009, Jason helped implement Revit into the design process at an engineering firm in Houston, TX. He was later promoted to BIM Manager and increased productivity for sustainable design and energy modeling using Revit. He also served as the 2011 President of the Houston Chapter of the US International Building Performance Simulation Association. In 2012, Jason decided to make a career of teaching building professionals how to use Revit and joined 4D Technologies in developing their CADLearning™ products, helping create affordable training for Autodesk® software. He has also spoken at Autodesk University and is an Autodesk Revit Architecture Certified Professional.

Don Bokmiller
Clark Nexsen

Don Bokmiller has 16 years of experience working in the AEC industry, beginning as a CAD technician and working his way up to Electrical designer. Don has worked with Revit MEP since its first release and has been influential in his company's Revit implementation. He currently manages their BIM standards and processes. This includes the development and maintenance of project template files so that users can utilize the features of BIM software in a manner that increases accuracy and efficiency in both the design and documentation processes. He also spent 2 years as an Application Specialist for a local Autodesk Reseller and is co-author of the Mastering Autodesk Revit MEP 2011, 2012, and 2013 Autodesk Official Training Guides.

Dan Campbell
City of Vancouver

Dan Campbell is a Systems Analyst with the City of Vancouver, responsible for coordinating 3D visualization and analysis activities, and managing the city of Vancouver 3D model. He has a background in fine art, planning, and urban design which he is able to apply in the context of GIS, and city modelling. Dan has spoken at many conferences including Autodesk University, Map Asia, GeoWeb, GeoTec, URISA, Insight BIM Forum, Geospatial World Forum and the Pitney Bowes Insight event on the topic of 3D as it relates to design and public involvement. Dan has had articles published by Vector1 Media and GeoWorld, and is a member of the Institute for BIM in Canada’s Technical Advisory Committee. Dan was the 2012 recipient of the Pitney Bowes Meridian Award for Technical Achievement.

Jack Chaffin
LMN Architects

Jack Chaffin has extensive knowledge of the design and planning of educational and cultural facilities such as museums, university buildings, and performing arts centers. For over 15 years these complex and programmatically intense projects have formed the backbone of his career. Jack has led the transition to Building Information Modeling at LMN and constantly pursues methods that leverage the power of information and data management to the benefit of the projects he leads.

Phillip Chan
Lake Flato Architects

Philip Chan currently is the BIM Manager at Lake|Flato Architects in San Antonio, Texas. Philip is responsible for directing the usage of BIM in the office. He develops, maintains and administrates all Revit templates and contents, and conducts continued education for the staff in the use of Revit.

Philip holds a Bachelor of Architecture and Environmental Design from University of Houston and is a LEED Accredited Professional. He is also an Autodesk Revit Architecture certified professional. Philip has spoken at the Autodesk University in 2010 as well as 2012 and has been an active speaker at the local Revit user group.

Kelly Cone
The Beck Group

Upon graduation from the University of Texas, Kelly joined the Beck Group as an architectural intern and has been focusing on technology and implementation of BIM practices and software since. In his current role as Innovations Director, he oversees the implementation of BIM technology and processes nationwide in our Architecture, Estimating, Real Estate, and Construction groups. He is responsible for ensuring that the tools and technologies employed further Beck’s commitment to integrating the design and construction disciplines, and advance our efforts at making our buildings more sustainable.

Kelly is also deeply involved in the Building Information Modeling community. He has spoken at numerous national and international BIM conferences and blogs less often than he’d like to about the future of BIM and the Revit Platform on

Clyne Curtis
Brigham Young University

Clyne is currently the BIM Coordinator at Brigham Young University where he assists the Facilities Planning and Space Management departments in maintaining an accurate gross and net square footage of the campus as well as leveraging Revit models for asset tracking. He has been an Autodesk® Revit® Architecture instructor/trainer for 9+ years and is in the process of converting BYU's AutoCAD® based building database to Revit for use in facilities and asset management. Clyne is also an Adjunct Professor in Construction Management focusing on BIM processes. He is also a member of the Executive Board for the Campus FM Technology Association.

Roque DeLa Torre
ISEC, Incorporated

Roque DeLa Torre is currently the BIM Design Tech for ISEC Inc in Los Angeles. ISEC Inc is a specialty interiors subcontractor with offices across the U.S. Roque is a highly accomplished Revit specialist with an international back ground of collaboration with design teams in both Architecture and Construction. Roque has trained and mentored firms in South America,the Middle East and all across the U.S in the use of Revit technology. Roque's experience extends to Revit Structure and MEP and his fundamental approach to Model development is evident in all of the proejcts that he is involved with. Roque is a member of ISEC's Revit development team.

Tom Dorner
Cannon design

Tom has been using Revit since version 4.5 implementing Revit in a small interiors focused firm. After successfully implementing and using Revit for a small firm, Tom became the nationwide Revit Manager for DLR Group. Tom left the direct A/E practice to become a Technical Consultant for Autodesk for three years consulting with numerous large AEC firms nationwide to implement Revit. Tom is currently a BIM Specialist for Cannon Design based in Phoenix Arizona. Tom founded the Minnesota Revit User Group in 2004, served as a moderator on RevitCity and is currently active as a presenter for the Phoenix Revit User Group. In addition, Tom has also been a long time database user of over 20 years and has taken numerous college classes on Database Management which he leverages in the use of Revit.

Ivan Dubikovsky, AIA, NCARB, LEED® AP
SGA Design Group

Ivan is a 2013 Revit Certified Professional, a licensed architect, a LEED Accredited Professional, a member of the American Institute of Architects, and is NCARB certified. Ivan has also been actively involved with the American Institute of Architects, and served as the 2010-2011 Associate Regional Director and the 2007-2009 Oklahoma Intern Representative for the AIA Central States Region Emerging Professionals Task Force. He also is the co-founder of CHiT|CHaT for the AIA Eastern Oklahoma Chapter.

Joe Eichenseer
IMAGINiT Technologies

Joe leads a team of IMAGINiT's dedicated services professionals who ensure that the people, technology and processes exist to provide the best possible solution for clients every time. Joe and his team provide leadership to building design firms through the process of selecting, implementing, and optimizing software solutions. They engineer new workflow processes that dramatically improve productivity and efficiency. Specializing in the customization, optimization, and integration of Autodesk building design products, Joe helps AEC firms navigate the road to Building Information Modeling (BIM) using a logical progression from 2D to full BIM. His years of experience in the industry make him an able leader in the management of cultural changes necessary for firms to be successful.

Lina El-Khoury

Lina was brought to GENIVAR in 2010 to lead BIM initiatives throughout the company. Lina has over 25 years of experience in architecture and building engineering, specializing in BIM technologies. Lina was a sole practitioner providing BIM consulting services; she’s been supporting BIM projects and providing training to a number of offices throughout GENIVAR.

Her technical and practical skills are extensive; she is also fluent in English, French and Arabic.

At GENIVAR, Lina is a National resource for: Setting up BIM projects, Planning and coordinating BIM training and projects workflow, Providing training, Managing the BIM Knowledge Base for GENIVAR, Reviewing and assessing effectiveness of GENIVAR’s BIM services.

Jose Fandos
Andekan LLC

Jose Fandos is the founder and CEO of Andekan, a company dedicated to Revit content creation and management. Since 2008, Jose has led Andekan in providing Revit content services to major AEC firms, manufacturers, and software makers. Prior to founding Andekan, Jose worked as a CAD manager in the UK, where he led his firm's adoption of Revit. He later served as co-founder and CTO of Broutek Ltd., a pioneering start-up in Revit content creation. Jose is considered one of the industry's most knowledgeable Revit content creators, and is a member of the AEC (UK) BIM Standards Committee and the UK Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Breakout Group on Revit Content Standards. Jose lives and works in London, and can usually be found at meetings of the London Revit User Group.

Helen Gorina
Perkins + Will

Helen Gorina is a Regional Design Application Manager at Perkins+Will. Her responsibilities include the Northeast region and span multiple locations and projects. She has more than 20 years of design technology leadership experience in multidiscipline, multi-office environments; 25 years of experience in the architectural, structural, and civil engineering fields. Her understanding of design and drawing production processes, coupled with her interests in Parametric and computational design, enables her to offer ingenious solutions for Autodesk® Revit® from both a high-level planning and on-the-ground implementation perspective: both the strategy to plan where you want to go and tactics you need to get the job done.

Ed Hannabas

Ed has approximately thirty years in the construction industry. His experience has ranged from draftsman, designer, trainer and project manager. This experience has covered all aspects of design and construction from single family design to complex multi structure projects involving all disciplines. Ed has spent the past six years working as a consultant on projects that span the globe. Ed has developed or aided in the development of BIM processes for over thirty different companies. The companies range in size from small fifty person firms to multi global corporations.

Ed’s experience and understanding of working in almost every aspect in the design and construction process provides him with the experience necessary to provide a complete approach to the BIM process. Ed’s primary focus for the past three years has been on the engineering work process and developing the tools necessary to make them successful.

David Harrington
Walter P Moore

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Dimitri Harvalias
Summit Technologies

Dimitri Harvalias has over 32 years of architecture and construction experience. As a building technologist and designer Dimitri has been involved in projects of a wide variety of building typologies and all manner of construction methods. His career path started with hand drawing and he has been at the forefront of early adoption with CAD and BIM technologies.

Dimitri co-authored and taught a Revit curriculum for the continuing education department of BCIT, is a regular contributor to the AUGI Revit forum, was a founding member of the Vancouver Revit User Group and is currently Manager of Technical Solutions for Summit Technologies in Vancouver, BC.

Plamen Hristov
Capital Engineering Consultants, Inc

Plamen Hristov is the Director of Design Technology at Capital Engineering Consultants, Inc., where he is leading the implementation of building information modeling (BIM). Plamen has also worked as an application specialist for 5 years, where he has been actively developing Autodesk Revit implementation strategies, techniques, and procedures for architectural and MEP companies. He has been establishing and updating company standards and best practices, assisting project teams with pilot projects, implementations, on-site project consulting, custom content creation, and training. Plamen is an Implementation Certified Expert (ICE), and he has presented various BIM topics at Autodesk University, the Revit Technology Conference, Ecobuild, Revit user groups, and he is a co-author of the book Mastering Revit MEP.

Alan Jackson
CASE, Inc.

Alan Jackson works as a Senior Design Technology Specialist at CASE, Inc. Alan's primary focus at CASE is providing technology strategies for companies looking to implement new design technology as well as streamline and optimize their companies existing use of technology. Additionally, Alan also provides an expertise in the use of Revit MEP as well a a wide range of tools for the energy modeling process including eQuest, Energyplus and OpenStudio. Prior to joining CASE, Alan worked as a Mechanical Engineer and Project Manager for 10 years designing HVAC systems for a wide range of building types for firms including Buro Happold and KlingStubbins. He received his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Northeastern University, and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Alan also maintains a web site ( dedicated to covering the BIM process as well as the use of Revit MEP and Energy Analysis software tools.

Justin James

Application and BIM Solutions Specialist/Certified Instructor. 21 years industry experience, uniquely qualified to speak about the benefits of BIM adoption to improve efficiency and reduce costs – from design to build. Following a 6 year apprenticeship in Building Services Engineering in the UK, Justin has worked with a wide variety of clients in the design/build industry; around the London area, as well as in Australia. His career has encompassed a myriad of roles, Project Manager, Mechanical Engineer, Lead Coordinator, CAD Coordinator, Technician and Surveyor, but his passion remains in the construction field. More recently, Justin has employed his knowledge and keen interest in building construction to instruct one day classes on BIM to members of the construction industry, here in Canada. As Studio BIM Manager for DIALOG, Justin provides leadership and expertise to project teams in all areas of BIM. He continues to teach internally with classes that are AAA accredited.

Matt Jezyk
Autodesk, Inc

Matt Jezyk is Senior Product Manager for AEC Conceptual Design Products. He has been in the Architecture and Engineering industry for 17 years and has spent the past 13 years developing Autodesk Revit and various other design tools. As one of the original architects hired by Revit Technology Corporation, Matt helped build what are now called Revit Architecture and Revit Structure. He is experienced in building both parametric and geometric modeling tools on the Revit platform. Recently he has focused on emerging markets and technology and has developed a suite of new technologies. His development teams have created multiple new applications: Autodesk Vasari, a popular Autodesk Labs project now in public beta, and Autodesk FormIt, the 1st architectural form modeler on the iPad. Matt and his group also contribute code to the open-source Dynamo Visual Programming tool for Revit and Vasari.

Tate Jones
LandAir Surveying Company

Tate Jones, President, LandAir Surveying Company Tate Jones has over 40 years of experience in land surveying, 3D laser scanning, photogrammetry and Lidar technology.

A graduate of Auburn University, Tate has authored many articles on the science of laser scanning and is a national speaker and expert panel member. He also serves on the editorial boards of POB Surveying magazine and Professional Surveying magazine and is a contributing editor on topics related to Lidar and 3D laser scanning and photogrammetry.

A nationally recognized expert in the field of 3D data capture and analysis, Tate has worked with hundreds of clients in the engineering, architectural and construction industries – as well as with various law enforcement and insurance companies. His firm, LandAir Surveying, is one of the top laser scanning firms in America and has been providing these services since 2005.

Joseph Joseph

Joseph serves as the Managing Director of BIM/CAD Technologies for SAIC/Benham Architectural and Engineering Business Sector and works in the Oklahoma City office. He is responsible for all aspects of BIM/CAD strategies, implementations and operations of such processes and technologies as well as the growth in the BIM arena for multiple specialized products to include leaders such as Autodesk and Bentley. He is currently a member of the sector’s managing directors’ group and works very closely with all disciplines insuring high quality BIM delivery for projects. In addition, Joseph is actively leading the charge of educating the companies’ clients on the BIM evolutions and its value during and beyond design / construction phases.

He holds several degrees in Architecture and Architectural Science from the Lebanese American University and the University of Oklahoma.

Zach Kron
Autodesk, Inc

Zach Kron is an architectural designer and Minister of Propaganda for the AEC Conceptual Design group at Autodesk. Since 2007, he has worked on the Autodesk® Revit® platform with product designers and developers creating feature functionality, exploring parametric design practices, and generallyenjoying technology. In addition to internal teaching and curriculum development at Autodesk, Zach has helped create and run workshops at MIT, ACADIA, Autodesk University and WoodStEx, and maintains the Buildz blog. Before joining Autodesk, Zach worked as a designer in several Boston-area architectural offices on projects ranging from furniture to bridges. He has more than fifteen years of professional experience in design.

Michael Kyes
KlingStubbins (a Jacobs Company)

An architect with over 20 years in the design and construction industry, Mike has witnessed the "digital revolution" that has transformed the way we turn our ideas into built projects He had begun his career putting ink on mylar and inhaling toxic ammonia fumes from diazo printing machines. This conventional process was suddenly disrupted by replacing the large drafting table with white AutoCAD lines drawn within the infinite void of Model Space though the lens of a 15" CRT monitor. Mike was responsible for implementing this new technology into three offices in the Boston area. After developing office standards for production drafting and contract drawings, he manipulated early releases of AutoCAD to make 2D and 3D object-based elements... a modest step into a BIM-enabled future.

Currently serving in the role of Digital Design Coordinator (DDC) for the Cambridge office, Mike interacts with project teams to explore opportunities for technology-driven process innovation. Part of this innovation involves a commitment to BIM as a basis for increasing the "three C's"... more effective design Communication, Coordination, and Collaboration. Working with a small multi-office development team, Mike has assisted in the development of standards and templates relating to Revit and exploring mobile applications, energy modeling, lighting, and visualization techniques to enhance the quality and predictability of our design solutions. The Cambridge office of KlingStubbins / Jacobs is one of 50 in the United States.

Kevin Lea
CSC Inc.

Kevin has worked closely with Consulting Engineers and steelwork fabricators throughout the world assessing their requirements for structural design and BIM solutions.

He has been with CSC for 18 years and is currently the BIM Business Development Manager. He specialises in both structural design and BIM software and has assisted many of CSC’s corporate clients such as Arup, Atkins, Buro Happold, Aecom, Ramboll, WSP, White Young Green, et al to implement the latest Structural BIM technology.

He is a sort after speaker and actively involved with numerous leading industry and government organisations promoting the adoption of Structural BIM around the world.

Brian Levendowski
CAD Technology Center

As a Civil Engineer (PE), Brian Levendowski currently works as a Civil Application Engineer for CAD Technology Center, an Autodesk Gold Partner in Minnesota. He is highly-rated Autodesk University Speaker and has extensive experience working with the AEC industry, providing all levels of training, consultation and support. He is currently leading several advanced implementations of BIM software for firms, both large and small. With a practical background as a design engineer, inspector, and land surveyor, he has valuable real-world experience, and truly understands the application of Autodesk software in the AEC industry.

Joel Londenberg
ACH Mechanical Contractors, Inc.

Joel is one of the co-authors of “Mastering Revit MEP 2012” and is currently the BIM manager for ACH Mechanical, an HVAC contractor. He has been an independent training and implementation consultant specializing in Autodesk® Revit® MEP, and has many years’ experience with leading mechanical and plumbing design, and supporting electrical design for a wide range of projects. He has also worked with several major HVAC equipment manufacturers to develop their Revit content for distribution.

Brian Mackey
BD Mackey Consulting

Brian began using Autodesk products with AutoCAD Release 12. He has worked in many areas of the industry as a wood-worker, a CAD Manager and a Technical Specialist for an Autodesk reseller. In 2011 Brian started a BIM consulting firm, BD Mackey Consulting. Brian's past roles in industry have aided his ability to help his clients effectively use Autodesk software and now working with his clients keeps Brian immersed in every aspect of the industry. Through working with companies from all over the country, from different disciplines, Brian has gained valuable experience and knowledge about industry best practices in implementing Revit. Working closely with many diverse companies enables Brian to stay close to the industry, which helps him provide his clients with the specific services they require. Brian is a well-known and popular instructor; he also co-hosts a light-hearted monthly Revit internet Q&A webcast that has a growing fan base.

Desiree Mackey
Martin/ Martin

Desirée (Dezi) has been in the AEC industry for more than 15 years. After obtaining her bachelor's and master’s degrees from University of California, Davis and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she perpetuated her nerdy tendencies with Revit. She started her career in California with a construction company, then with a structural engineering firm, and now is a practicing structural engineer and BIM enthusiast at Martin/Martin in Denver, Colorado. Dezi is a regular speaker at many conferences, she co-founded the Rocky Mountain Building Information Society, is the Chair of the Structural Engineers Association of Colorado's BIM committee, and is currently serving as an AUGI board member and Treasurer. Finally, as if that is not enough Revit in her life, she is married to “The Revit Geek” and acts as a partner in his BIM consulting firm, BD Mackey Consulting.

Aaron Maller
The Beck Group

Aaron is currently the BIM Manager at The Beck Group, specializing in Revit Implementation. His current role includes streamlining use of the program, exploiting its efficiencies amongst the Architectural Design, and Construction groups at Beck, as well as Revit Infrastructure Management and Training for all users. His work experience includes Implementing and Support Revit in a variety of offices, and using Revit for all phases of Architecture (from Design to Construction including fabrication), on projects of varying scopes and genres. Passionate about Revit and Architecture, he's an avid contributor on AUGI (twiceroadsfool) (twiceroadsfool) and is active in the Revit Community.

Robert Manna
Stantec Inc.

Robert works for Stantec in the Boston office, he has been a key team member on multiple projects, and he now serves as the BIM R&D leader for the firm as well as providing business consulting services for clients implementing BIM. He has taught internally and helped develop the curriculum for training new users, provides high level support as well as planning and implementation of new tools. He has spoken at: RTC NA, Autodesk University, has been a guest lecturer at the BAC, and has presented at BIM events hosted by the AIA, ACEC, Autodesk and resellers. He has written two articles about Revit for the AUGI AEC Edge magazine, and has written assessment questions for KnowledgeSmart. He maintains a personal blog dedicated to Revit & BIM. When he has time he hangs out with his wife and two year old daughter, and enjoys skiing, swimming and biking.

Amy Manning
Ankrom Moisan Architects

Amy is the BIM Manager at Ankrom Moisan Architects, an architecture and interiors firm in Portland, OR. Ankrom Moisan Architects do a lot of multi-family housing and student housing work, so Amy spends her days coaching, encouraging, and sometimes consoling the Revit users, and then training them in the finer arts of documentation, model groups, design options, detailing, and schedules. Amy's role also includes BIM planning and implementation, research and development, and advising project teams on best process, workflow, and collaboration practices. Amy is passionate about BIM and its potential to assist in creating beautiful, intelligent, and effective architecture.

Harry Mattison
Boost Your BIM

Harry is the founder of Boost Your BIM, a software development and training company that collaborates with AEC firms to make Revit better. Boost Your BIM customers benefit from custom-built API applications that extend Revit’s capabilities and enable them to complete their work faster and with better results.

Boost Your BIM has built applications to automate routine tasks, enforce company standards, extract model data, use the Revit UI more efficiently, and solve other problems that would be difficult or impossible to do with Revit in its “out of the box” state.

Harry was an employee of Revit Technology Corporation and Autodesk from 1998 to 2012 and spent four of those years developing and testing new Revit APIs in areas such as the Family Editor, Massing, Analysis Visualization, Dynamic Model Update, and Views & Schedules.

Bruce McCallum

As the National Design Technology Manager, Bruce provides direction for DIALOG as they continue on their path through the world of BIM and related technology. The evolution of process and workflow continues as new technologies and methods are introduced. Based in the Calgary studio, Bruce provides leadership and expertise to the BIM Managers and works directly with project teams as they continue to implement BIM on a variety of project types.

Bruce is a member of the Board of Directors at Canada BIM Council and is the chair of the Designers Committee. In this capacity, Bruce is able to leverage his years of experience in the industry as CanBIM continues to support the Canadian AECO community with supporting documentation for the implementation of BIM at firms of all sizes.

A frequent speaker at user groups and industry events, Bruce is passionate about facilitating the adoption of BIM at all projects stages through smarter integration of all disciplines.

Michael McCune
CASE Design, INC.

Michael McCune is a Senior Design Technology Specialist at CASE, Inc. and Community Director of CASE’s online community and digital design publication As a licensed architect, Michael focuses on project consulting in the latter stages of the building design, fabrication and construction processes for AECO clients. Michael also provides expertise in the implementation of Revit, Navisworks, Glue, Solibri, VEO, and Teckla. Along with the interest in Virtual Design and Construction methods, Michael is particularly interested in the creation and rationalization of complex geometry, computational design and fabrication methods. Michael earned a Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Architecture from Louisiana Tech University and has led workshops on various design technologies.Significant projects include the Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame during his tenure at Trahan Architects and currently the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art by Snohetta.

Mathew Miller
SMPC Architects

Mathew Miller, is the BIM/CAD systems manager as well an Associate, with SMPC Architects in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a member of CSI. He received an Associates degree of Applied Architecture from the Denver Institute of Technology, a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Architecture from the University of New Mexico. While at the University of New Mexico and at the Denver Institute of Technology, he tutored people in the basic use of AutoCAD®. Mathew has over 20 years experience in the production of construction drawings including use and support of AutoCAD® and Revit®. He has extensive knowledge with incorporating National CAD Standard formats into Autodesk® Revit®. Mathew is a member of the U.S. National CAD Standard Project Committee, National BIM Standard Project Committee, and was the NCS UDS module task team chair for version 5 Mathew is the Vice President of the 505 BIM Users group.

Fed Negro
CASE Design, Inc.

As founding partner and Director of Project Consulting Services at CASE, Federico Negro is primarily responsible for leading the efforts on the latter stages of the building design, fabrication and construction processes for long-term building life cycle management. He is particularly interested in finding solutions that can effectively manage these processes through the development of sustainable design & technology strategies. Significant projects include The Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame in Louisiana and The Commonwealth Institute (Parabola) in London.

Mary Opalka

Mary Opalka is a 2009 graduate of Wilkes University. For two years she worked in the construction field as a NavisWorks clash detection liaison for a general contractor. She is currently employed as a mechanical engineer by SmithGroupJJR in the Washington DC office and has been since March 2011.

Brian Payne
BBH Design

Brian is the BIM Lead and Specification Lead for BBH Design, headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is a licensed architect and has worked in the industry for 13 years, primarily as a project architect for healthcare, educational and civil projects. Brian has been a Revit user since 2004 and has helped implement Revit for multiple firms. He has a passion for impacting the design process through collaborative and innovative approaches.

Ayse Polat

Ayse serves as BIM Manager for Integrated Building Solutions in Turner Construction Company. She has 11 years of architectural and construction experience in New York and New Jersey area and has been managing several BIM projects since 2006. She currently leads BIM pre-construction, construction & MEP coordination of a large scale health care facility in New York City. She also manages 3D site safety permit applications for Turner in NYC Department of Buildings. Ayse has previously worked as one of the key persons in architectural- MEP trade- BIM coordination of Madison Square Garden Transformation project in New York City. She is a certified Revit professional and has helped training new hires in Turner’s BIM University. Ayse graduated with Bachelor of Architecture degree from Istanbul Technical University (ITU) and a licensed architect in the State of New York. She is a CSI-Construction Documents Technologist and LEED Accredited Professional with Building Design & Construction specialty.

Johnny Ramirios

Johnny Ramirios is a digital graphic consultant with over 15 years of versatile experience leveraging various fields of visual representation within architecture. He received a Bachelor of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of California with Distinctions and Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design at Columbia University. Johnny has been using Autodesk products exclusively for over 15 years and has worked with Thornton Tomasetti for 7 years developing their graphical content through their design, technology, business and media sectors. 

Phil Read

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Jim Reis
Technical Sales International, Inc.

Jim Reis has twenty years of construction management experience with a primary focus on the mechanical contracting industry. Jim has held multiple positions within the mechanical contracting industry, including project management, estimating, international business development, and all aspects of corporate business operations. Jim is currently a partner and co-founder of Technical Sales International, Inc., with offices in Austin, Sacramento, London, Sydney and Mumbai. TSI provides BIM software and data solutions for Autodesk® Fabrication CADmep™ and Revit® MEP add-in, SysQue™. Jim is frequently asked to share his experience and views on industry standards, BIM, and MEP contracting.

Don Rudder
CASE Design, Inc.

Don Rudder is the director of software development for Case Design, Inc. He has extensive experience in .NET and web development for the AEC industry. His background, spanning over 15 years, is primarily in the MEP disciplines where he has served as designer, CAD manager, and customization consultant. He is a contributing author for the API chapters for the Mastering Revit Architecture 2011, Mastering Revit Architecture 2012, and Mastering Revit Architecture 2013 books. His most recent book entitled “Autodesk Revit 2013 Customization with .NET How-to” is also now available from PACKT Publishing.

Maoibh Russell
Mitchell Brandtman

Maoibh Russell is a Partner of Mitchell Brandtman and is responsible for the Brisbane 5D Cost Planning Team. With seventeen years’ experience, Maoibh provides her team with a comprehensive level of expertise in all areas of the profession, particularly for projects in the commercial, residential, infrastructure, industrial and tourism sectors. She has led project teams for some of the firm’s largest and most challenging construction projects and has a reputation for a highly professional results-driven approach, committed to collaborative design.

Leo Salcé

Leo Salcé, Intl Assoc AIA, LEED AP, is a Senior Consultant with Microdesk. He specializes in Building Information Modeling technology Implementation for Architecture and Engineering firms both nationally and internationally and focuses on Strategic CAD/BIM planning, Standards Development and Multi-platform integration to better leverage existing and emerging Design and Construction technology.

Leo is a designer with over 12 years of experience in Building Design and BIM/CAD Management and has served as a technology advisor partner to hundreds of AEC firms, providing Planning, training and technical methodology strategies on a wide range of AEC platform solutions.

He holds degrees in Architecture and Computer Science from Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra in the Dominican Republic, where he is also a Registered Architect. He is an active educator, speaker and published writer on Building information modeling and sustainable design techniques.

Marcello Sgambelluri
John Martin Structural Engineers

Marcello is the BIM Director at John A. Martin & Associates Structural Engineers in Los Angeles, CA. He has been using Autodesk products for over 15 years including AutoCAD, 3ds Max, and Revit. He is a member of the ASCE-SEI BIM committee and continually speaks at structural professional conferences across the country. Marcello is one of the top rated speakers at both Autodesk University and the Revit Technology Conference. He teaches classes that focus on complex modeling in Revit. He also beta tests the yearly releases of Revit. He has worked on many projects that have incorporated complex geometry including the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, CA, the Stata Center at MIT, and the Tom Bradley International Terminal Expansion at LAX. Marcello received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering. He is a licensed Civil and Structural Engineer.

Dennis Sheldon
Gehry Technologies

Dennis R. Shelden is Associate Professor of the Practice of Architecture Design at MIT, and a Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Gehry Technologies, a building industry technology company formed in 2001 by the research and development team of Frank Gehry Partners. He joined Gehry Partners in 1997 and became director of the firm’s computation efforts in 2000, where he was responsible for the management and strategic direction of the firm's technology efforts. Prior to joining Gehry Partners, he performed structural engineering, energy systems and technology development work at firms including Ove Arup & Partners, Consultants’ Computation Bureau and Cyra Systems. Professor Shelden lectures and conducts research in building industry process advancement and in design computation and cognition. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Design, a Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and a Ph. D. in Computation and Architectural Design from MIT.

Steven Shell
Steven C. Shell, Architect

Steven C. Shell graduated from the University of Arizona in 1982, and has had his own Architectural firm in Tucson, Arizona, for over 24 years. Mr. Shell has been using Autodesk Revit Architecture® exclusively for over eight years. He is the co-founder and co-chair of the Southern Arizona Revit users group (SARUG). Mr. Shell is certified in Revit. He has taught Revit at Autodesk University, University of Arizona College of Architecture and hosted Revit workshops for the students and faculty. He has presented at Pima College and both Revit Technology Conferences where his class was voted in the top 10 both times. In addition to his practice and teaching Revit, he was re-appointed to the City of Tucson’s Board of Adjustment, where he previously served as chairperson for 8 years, as well as previously serving 10 years on Tucson’s Design Review Board and Sign Code Advisory & Appeals Board.

Adam Sheather

Adam Sheather is GHD's Philippines CAD Manager and helps manage cradle to grave data centric Project Delivery across AEC, Oil & Gas, Mining & Resources and Transportation for GHD working on projects for GHD offices across the globe. As well as a Trainer, Job Manager, Standards Development and part of the internal BIM Development Team Adam provides, technical and business support for BIM and other data related projects, as well as business development for these growth areas. Adam works with Autodesk, Bentley, TEKLA, Microsoft and other third party solutions focusing on Rendering, Design, Database and Analysis applications to help integrate the solutions across the board for GHD to help streamline solutions.

Adam is also an Autodesk Professional ADN member and works with dotnet and html5 languages where possible to help bring further enhancements to workflows and enable better project delivery outcomes. Adam's current focus is better integration of technical project data with Business Management and Project Management solutions to enable greater participation of stakeholders in environments that are friendly enabling better data access to those not in the technical line of fire, and the up skilling of management and business development people to understand the implications, limitations and risk associated with data centric projects.

Brian K. Smith

Bio & photo (Bio below, photo attached) Brian K. Smith has more than 23 years of experience using many different Autodesk products for different applications. Brian’s roles have given him experience as a technician, CAD/BIM Manager, Visualization Consultant, Project Manager, Solutions Consultant and Team Manager. He has hands on experience in the Architectural and Space Management space and has worked in both the Commercial and Government industries. As a BIM9 Solutions Consultant, Brian focuses on helping organizations connect their branch offices and remote users to their CAD/BIM design data using Private BIM Clouds. You can reach Brian at

Lillian Smith

Lilli Smith, AIA is an architect with a passion for re-envisioning the way that buildings are designed. After working for several years as an architect, she joined Revit Technology as a fledgling start up and helped grow it to where it is today in almost every architect's tool box. She is passionate about sustainable design and for the past five years has been focusing specifically on leveraging Revit and our new products Vasari and FormIt for performance based conceptual design.

David Spehar, AIA

David is a licensed architect with over 20 years of experience on a wide range of architectural projects. He has been a Revit user and BIM advocate since 2003 and is a Revit Architecture Certified Professional. David is currently Stantec’s Corporate BIM Leader overseeing the firm-wide practice integration of BIM through training and education, development of standards, project management support, multi-discipline BIM collaboration, and sustainable performance based design integration. He is a leader in helping Stantec transition from a document based design process to an intelligent model based design process.

David has a strong background in architectural project management and project BIM management. His strengths include client interface, BIM planning, project cost control, overall project coordination, and schedule management. Throughout his career he has been responsible for a range of responsibilities from complete project design, documentation and management of smaller projects, to project management and coordination of large, complex projects.

Steve Stafford
AEC Advantage

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Daniel Stine

Daniel John Stine, CSI, CDT is an author, instructor, BIM manager, and architect with 20 years of experience. Working full-time at LHB, a 200-person multidiscipline firm in Minnesota, Daniel provides training and support for all disciplines of Autodesk® Revit® (Architecture, Structure and MEP), AutoCAD® Civil 3D®, and AutoCAD. Dan is a member of the Autodesk Developer Network and an Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011 Certified Professional. He teaches AutoCAD and Revit classes at Lake Superior College. Leveraging his professional experience, Daniel has also written the following textbooks: Interior Design using Revit Architecture 2014, Design Integration using Revit 2014 (Architecture, Structure and MEP), Commercial Design using Revit Architecture 2014, Residential Design using Revit Architecture 2014, Residential Design using AutoCAD 2014, Commercial Design using AutoCAD 2014, Chapters in Architectural Drawing; Hand Sketching in a Digital World and Hand Sketching, Adobe Photoshop and Google SketchUp for Interior Designers.

Stephen Taskin
Woods Bagot

Stephen is currently employed by Woods Bagot as an Associate and has worked from the Sydney and Melbourne studios. He has over 25 years of international design experience having worked on projects in Australasia, Europe and the USA.

He is considered an expert in Revit Architecture and is renowned for pushing the boundaries of the modelling capabilities of the platform. Recognised for his innovative design skills, Stephen’s experience spans over various sectors including education, industrial, specialised facilities, workplace and lifestyle.

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 ( 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.

Adam Thomas
Shift Solutions LLC

J. Adam Thomas is a young, up and coming developer of architectural and design technologies with a passion for educating students and professionals. His focus is creating and understanding more interactive and practical forms of AEC design technologies. Adam has worked in Residential Construction for 10+ years and has 8 years experience in Revit, BIM, and PIM implementation. He is currently the owner of, a startup dedicated to BIM Implementation, AEC software training, and Web Development. Adam has been featured in Mastering Revit Architecture 2011, and served as technical editor for Revit Essentials since its induction in 2010. Adam studied Architecture, Business Administration, and International Studies at Southern Polytechnic State University, and was President of AIAS, President of his school’s Ambassadors, and served as SGA Council member.

James Vandezande

James is a registered architect and Principal at HOK in New York. He is the director of HOK's buildingSMART program and a member of the firm's Project Delivery Board. He is an active participant in the buildingSMART alliance including development of the National BIM Standard-US. James founded the NYC Revit Users Group and is the author of the Mastering Revit Architecture series of technical books.

Håvard Vasshaug

Håvard Vasshaug is a structural engineer, Revit power user and Digital Design Manager at Dark, one of Norway's largest planning, architecture and interior design practices. He has vast experience providing Revit training, solutions and seminars for architects and engineers at Autodesk Authorized Training Centers the past 8 years, and now uses this background to share knowledge of Revit solutions at Dark and to whoever else that enjoys it.

He is a part of the Autodesk BIM Open Source Project Steering Committee, and a member of the program committee of, and presenter at The Smart Drawing Conference. He also presented at Autodesk University 2012 and Revit Technology Conference North America 2013.

Håvard is an enthusiastic blogger and national Revit forum administrator. Collaborating with Autodesk, he is a member of the IFC Nordic Customer Council, a dedicated Revit Beta contributor, a member of the Building Participatory Design Pane, and a very, very proud Revit Gunslinger.

Tim Waldock

Tim Waldock has been using Revit since 2005, and has been Technology Integration Manger at PTW Architects since 2006. He has worked with numerous other BIM and 3D CAD programs over the past 28 years in the UK, Singapore and Australia, often working closely with the software developers. He presented at the Revit Roadshow 2007, RTC 2008, RTC 2010, RTC Aus 2011 & RTC USA 2011, RTC Aus 2012 & RTC USA 2012. He attended two separate Revit Gunslinger events in January and October 2011 at the Revit headquarters in Boston, Ma and Manchester, NH in the USA. He is treasurer of the Revit User Group Sydney (RUGSyd).

Wil Wiens
Summit BIM

Wil has worked in both the architectural and mechanical disciplines, in Canada and internationally for over 15 years. In practice as a Project Manager, Regional BIM Leader and now a Summit BIM Consultant, he seeks to the achieve the greatest value and benefit from BIM on every unique project for each stakeholder, working with Owner groups, design consultants and construction teams alike.

Mark Wieringa
cepezed b.v.

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.

Irina Wong
Degenkolb Engineers

Irina Wong is the BIM Coordinator at Degenkolb Engineers, a seismic structural engineering firm with six offices on the West coast. Her roles include coordinating Revit projects across disciplines, managing the firm's BIM practice, and leading the development of the firm's future BIM direction. More often than she'd like, she only gets involved when things have gone horribly wrong.

Jay Zallan
Perkowitz+Ruth Architects

Architecture - Technology - Ideas
These are Jay B. Zallan’s professional passions. He is a BIM Leader, Designer, an Artist and an AEC technologist.

Currently the VDC BIM Director at Perkowitz+Ruth Architects & Studio-111, Jay brings unique & qualified insights into the business & creative processes of Architecture with proven strategies for production & growth.

Mr. Zallan has over 20 years of Architectural experience and enjoys a varied & diverse portfolio of Architecture and Art.

Jay’s standing as an Autodesk Expert Elite member, President of the Los Angeles Revit Users Group, AUGIworld magazine Revit Architecture Managing Editor and Graphic Standards’ BIM Advisory Board member positions him as a source to trust  in AEC.

Jay frequently presents at Autodesk University, the Revit Technology Conference and is a frequent lecturer on Creativity, AEC, BIM and Virtual Design & Construction at the University of Southern California, LACMA, as well as various other industry, AIA & CSI events.

Shawn Zirbes
CAD Technology Center

Shawn Zirbes is the Chief Technical Officer for CAD Technology Center, Inc., in Minnesota. With twelve years experience using all Autodesk® AEC software, he is an expert in planning and executing software implementations for the AEC industry. 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. Shawn's wide range of Building Information Modeling experience is being leveraged by Autodesk as a special Revit® consultant for Autodesk Seek.

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