Forum – Presenters
The Construction Innovation Forum will be delivered as a virtual event on 7 and 8 October, 2020.
Once again, the AMCA brings together the global thought leaders and industry practitioners to deliver a program that shares the latest on digital strategies and benchmark projects.
Delivered through an innovative virtual platform, attendees will have opportunities to discuss and share information at an industry level.
Please visit www.cif2020.com.au to learn more about this year’s event.
Business Development Manager | Aconex
Phil Lamisere is a Business Development Manager at Aconex, responsible for driving growth for Aconex Services within NSW & ACT. Before joining Aconex in 2014, he worked for several years in Business Development with Jobpac, a leading provider of Cost Management, Accounting & Payroll capabilities into the Construction industry. Prior to Jobpac, Mr. Lamisere held several positions with Experian both in Australia and the UK.
TIM MOORMEIER, P.E.
President | U.S. Engineering Company
As President of U.S. Engineering Company, Tim is responsible for all operations and project development activities, leadership of annual strategic planning and execution of annual business plans. Under Tim’s leadership, U.S. Engineering has embraced technology as a driver for more efficient and effective project delivery. Among the company’s achievements, U.S. Engineering has combined the power of 3D modelling technology and a proprietary information database to streamline the way the company plans, designs, estimates and manages projects.
Board Member advising the Presidency | HOCHTIEF
André Glogowsky majored in Civil Engineering from the Mackenzie University of São Paulo, and has earned his master’s degree in Business Management Strategy and Leadership from Getúlio Vargas University in Brazil. He began his professional career at HOCHTIEF do Brasil during the 80’s, worked in several departments such as Construction, Supply and Real Estate, until he successfully reached the Presidency in 1996, leading the company for 12 years. He served until 2015 as Chairman of HOCHTIEF do Brasil’s Board of Directors in Business Strategy and Development. Currently, he is a Board Member advising the Presidency for HOCHTIEF do Brasil.
Global Head BIM & Digital | BuroHappold Engineering
Alain Waha currently holds the role of Global Head of BIM and Digital Design for BuroHappold Engineering, alongside other advisory positions with PWC and digital start-ups. Alain has a lifetime experience in the application of a digital approach. After a career in Aerospace and Automotive with roles in the UK, Europe and Asia Alain transferred to the construction industry in 2008. Initially as the CEO of a 500 strong firm providing CAD services, he created his first BIM team and started offering BIM services. His experience of BIM transformation and digital implementation spans the AEC value chain. His work includes VDC in the Middle-East, Scan to BIM and Design project in Europe, and Supply Chain enablement in the United States. He currently advises and steers BuroHappold Engineering’s global initiatives in Digital adoption and delivery.
Associate Director | Lend Lease Construction (UK)
Head of Strategic Development: Northern Europe | Dassault Systèmes
John Stoke is Head of Strategic Development for Northern Europe at Dassault Systèmes. He is a former Major General in the British Army and, since leaving the Army in 1999, he has gained considerable commercial experience in the construction, infrastructure services and IT sectors, operating at both business unit and Board level. John retired in 1999 as Commander UK Land Forces. Since then he has followed a Board-level business career in the construction, infrastructure and IT sectors; this included four years as the Head of Corporate Affairs, Marketing and Communications for the Lend Lease European construction business, and three years as the MD of British Telecom’s National Government division. He currently chairs companies in the Construction and Charity sectors and as an Associate Director of Lend Lease Construction (UK), advises on asset development strategies. In his principal role as head of Strategic Development within Dassault Systèmes EuroNorth, John is responsible for shaping the commercial landscape of the future to provide a foundation for business development. In doing so, he leads the company’s strategic approach to its business operations, creating a culture enabling people to think, plan and act within the long term strategy of the company, driving growth and expanding market penetration and diversification.
Regional Digital Engineering Lead | Laing O’Rourke
Stuart Bull is the Regional Digital Engineering Lead (DE) with DE/Engineering Excellence Group (EnExG) ambassador responsibilities and based in the Laing O’Rouke Sydney office, Stuart has responsibilities for NSW, ACT, Vic, SA, QLD and NZ and is currently working on numerous projects across bid, design, construction and asset handover. Stuart Bull is a Civil Engineer, Building Surveyor, holds an MSc in Architectural Engineering and Construction Management as well as professional BIM qualifications with the Hong Kong Institute of BIM, Singapore Building & Construction Authority and Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. With more than 25 years in the engineering and architectural industry Stuart previously worked for Arup Consulting Engineers in the UK, Asia and Australia and has utilized BIM processes on some of the world’s largest and most iconic projects, and more recently as principal of VDC for Ridley & Co a specialist Architectural and VDC consultant. Stuart provides strategic advice on the use and implementation of digital technology to owners / operators, contractors, consultants and government groups wishing to further their understanding of Digital Engineering Processes.
Technical Services Manager | D&E Air Conditioning
Daniel Sullivan has over 10 years’ experience as a Design Engineer in the building industry and has extensive experience across numerous major projects in most sectors. Daniel’s career includes various positions with one of Victoria’s largest D&C contracting firms, D&E Air Conditioning. His duties have included responsibility of project design and management, client liaison, mechanical services design, estimating, reports and estimates, co-ordination of multi-discipline design and documentation on a wide range of projects. In his current role as Technical Services Manager with D&E, Daniel is responsible for a team of 35 people. His responsibilities include managing all engineering and drafting on D&E projects, the coordination of engineering and drafting labour, managing on-time delivery for all engineering and drafting work, problem solving for project managers, reviewing standards and code compliance, provision of design certification, BIM implementation program, and maintenance of D&E’s technical and drafting standards. Daniel is also on the project board of the BIM-MEPAUS initiative.
Industry Strategy Manager – MEP and Fabrication | Autodesk
Steve Butler is Industry Strategy Manager for MEP & Fabrication at Autodesk. Steve initially joined Autodesk as a third party developer focusing on MEP software solutions. In the 10 years since, he has provided MEP product implementation support as a Customer Success Engineer; country specific solutions as Globalisation Product Line Manager; and as MEP Product Line Manager, has been responsible for technical delivery of Revit MEP and Autodesk Fabrication products. Prior to joining Autodesk, Steve worked for design consultants, contractors and manufacturers.
Group Engineering Manager | A.G. Coombs Group
Warwick Stannus is Group Engineering Manager of the A.G. Coombs Group of Companies, where he is responsible for the technical leadership and professional development for all engineering and technical staff. With a background in both the consulting and contracting sides of the construction industry, Warwick has a strong understanding of the requirements to successfully implement integrated project delivery strategies. In recent years, he has been heavily involved in the delivery of Independent Commissioning Agent services for a number of Australia’s leading Green Star projects, and has developed valuable experience in best practice sustainable design and project delivery. He also provides a range of engineering and commissioning advisory services related to central plant upgrades, data centre engineering, commissioning management and building information modelling. Warwick is Technical Director of the BIM-MEPAUS initiative, and has been pivotal in the development of industry standards, practices and workflows.
General Manager – MEP Division | Trimble
Pat Bohle is General Manager of the MEP Division at Trimble. His team delivers estimating, detailing, field layout, and scanning solutions to leading mechanical, electrical, plumbing and HVAC contractors and engineers around the world. Pat joined Trimble in 2000 as Vice President of Marketing for the Spectra Precision solutions. Pat has been in the construction industry for over 20 years delivering industry leading solutions to the AEC market place. Pat received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Towson University.
Design Manager | D&E Air Conditioning
Nigel Skidmore has over 8 years’ experience in the building industry as a Mechanical Project Draftsperson. He has excellent knowledge in mechanical services spatial and system requirements design as well as project management. Nigel’s career includes various positions with D&E including BIM Manager, Project Draftsman and currently Design Manager. Nigel facilitates co-ordination meetings, using 3D software to enhance co-ordination processes, developing Revit content and standards and leading technical service teams on various projects. Nigel’s recent projects have been Epworth Richmond Pod 4 as lead co-ordinator & completed 18 months as the mechanical BIM manager on the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) fulfilling 3D requirements and facilitating trade co-ordination meetings and design meetings with various consultants and builders.
Associate Business Development Manager | JHA Consulting Engineers
Andrew Bagnall is a senior mechanical engineer and ESD consultant with a strong focus on the sustainable built environment. Andrew offers a combination of strong management, leadership and technical skills, as well as an innovative ‘think outside the square’ attitude to projects. At JHA Andrew is responsible for leading multi-discipline full service teams for a wide range of industry sectors. Andrew’s key experience areas include Innovative HVAC system design, Thermal Modelling & Dynamic Energy Simulation, Building Information Modelling, Ecologically Sustainable Development, Energy Auditing and BCA Section J Compliance Assessment services. Andrew is also a regular speaker at local and international conferences presenting on a range of sustainable development and building analysis topics.
Senior Manager AEC Asia Pacific | Autodesk
Andy came to Autodesk five years ago, leading the Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) Major Accounts business and spearheading the initiative to scale and advance relationships with Autodesk’s largest and most strategic customers. With twenty years of experience in the enterprise software industry, he is now responsible for Autodesk’s AEC territory business in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea. Prior to joining Autodesk, Andy has held sales, marketing and leadership roles at Lexmark, Microsoft, IBM and Lotus. With a passion for design and creativity, he is a true believer in helping people imagine, design, and create a better world.
Vice President – Business Development for AEC/BIM | Intergraph
Chris is Vice President – Business Development for AEC/BIM Solutions. In this role he drives the development of business & lead generation activities across the globe. Chris leads a team of Business Development & Subject Matter experts and works in close conjunction with both the Sales division & the Product Development groups to ensure critical field feedback is communicated to the other stakeholders & team players. In his previous role, Chris was the Business Development Director for Intergraph in EMIA and managed the Business Development Team for 2D & 3D design, Procurement, Materials and Fabrication and finally Construction. Having been with Intergraph for almost 15 years, Chris brings experience from several arenas. He has over 10 years’ experience in EPC companies in the Oil & Gas Industry and 9 years with software solutions providers in the same field, incorporating his time at Intergraph. Having worked in the EPC arena in numerous departments Chris has gained key knowledge of the work-processes in Project Management, Material Control & Construction and that of the Intergraph solutions and how they translate to the “real world” requirements of clients.
Senior BIM Technician | BuroHappold
Ben West is a Senior BIM Technician at BuroHappold Engineering in Edinburgh. He is a former member of BIM-MEPAUS and assisted in various developments during his 15 year Australian journey prior to moving to the UK, to tackle a new role within a consultancy. Ben originally started as a sheet metal apprentice and having come from the Tier 1 sub-contractor, now mentors others in achieving a detailed approach to design. Ben is also involved in new developments of content and standards within multiple focus groups run internally to ensure BuroHappold is delivering efficient, productive and integrated BIM. Ben is passionate about offsite manufacturing for MEP services and has presented at various conferences surrounding the subject, most recently during Autodesk University, Las Vegas. Ben is a former speaker of the Construction Innovation Forum.
National Manager IPD & BIM Systems | John Holland
Donald Cameron leads the Integrated Project Delivery and BIM Systems team at the John Holland Group. He is currently responsible for the strategic development, integration and application of innovative digital engineering technologies into John Holland’s systems and work practices. He has over 25 years of experience in the built environment industry; having worked for contractors, developers and design consultancies. Don has spent the past 11 years in the Leighton Group with John Holland; collaborating with Government, Authorities, Clients and Project Delivery Teams on large and complex projects from infrastructure (Airport Link and Northern Busway) to PPP projects such as Southbank Institute for Technology. This wide-ranging experience informs his industry perspective. He has always pursued technology as a means to innovating and is committed to leveraging BIM and other digital engineering technologies, to improving collaboration and increasing efficiencies in the design and construction industry; enabling superior delivery of the built environment for John Holland’s clients. He is dedicated to engaging in industry forums, to facilitate dialogue around the impacts digital engineering is having on our industry.
VP Business Development | ClearEdge3D
Tim Lowery is co-founder of ClearEdge3D, a pioneer in the fields of laser scanning technology, computer vision algorithms and LiDAR data analyses. He has spent the better part of twenty years leading innovative technology initiatives, and most recently, he has spent the last seven years directing the ClearEdge3D strategy focusing on cutting edge technology that helps advance the adoption of BIM within the AEC industry. As proof of their innovative approach, ClearEdge3D has won three prestigious research grants from the National Science Foundation – the preeminent government research institute in the US. Tim is a firm believer that new and automated technologies will be the catalyst for wide adoption of BIM due to the very cost effective approach to improving BIM workflows.
BIM Project Manager | JHA Consulting Engineers
With over 13 years of proven experience in the professional consulting engineering sector within Australia. In 2004, Dean began his career as a humble draftsperson, later joining Cardno ITC in 2008 and quickly rose to become the National CAD Manager overseeing the business unit’s CAD departments across the country. Dean played a key role in introducing Revit MEP into Cardno ITC. He created the first Cardno building services Revit design team before joining JHA as the Group Manager for BIM management and Revit Design in March 2012. He now leads the multidisciplinary JHA BIM Design Team across electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, fire protection and audio visual services on projects ranging from design through to construction stages and beyond. Currently Dean maintains the role as the BIM Project Manager with a strong focus of bringing BIM past the handover stage and into Facility Management for the client’s future use.
Technical Sales Consultant | C.R. Kennedy Building Construction
With over 15 years of construction experience, Chris supports C.R. Kennedy Building Construction clients throughout Australia with product selection, implementation and training to enable mechanical, electrical and plumbing contractors to take 3D positional data to the field digitally, increasing productivity and accuracy by improving layout processes. Chris has been involved with the Australian construction industry for over five years following his work with USA building company McCarthy based in San Francisco. Chris was instrumental in the use of robotic total stations for digital lay-out and the use of the laser scanning technology for verification. Previously Chris worked with Wood Rogers Inc and was responsible for construction set-out on the Mercy Medical Centre as well as a 31,000m2, $80-million printing facility.
Software Development Consultant | GTP Services
With over 27 years’ experience in software development in the MEP sector, Andy Robins was heavily involved in the development of the MAP Software product line which focused on fabrication from the onset. Prior to the MAP Software acquisition Andy played a major role in the product development of the renowned CAD-Duct and CADmep+ (now Autodesk Fabrication CADmep) AutoCAD-based applications, taking its development from a ‘2D Lisp’ based program to a full 3D c++ ObjectARX application. While spending six years with Autodesk as the software development manager his responsibilities included bringing Fabrication workflows into the Revit environment, utilising the customers’ existing Fabrication databases and protecting content investments. Currently Andy is consulting with GTP to extend Fabrication workflows from Desktop to shop and field utilising cutting edge technologies based on the Fabrication data and the Forge platform.
Business Development Manager – Strategic Projects | Grundfos
Marcus Fich is the Business Development Manager for Strategic Projects with Grundfos, focusing on the global commercial building services market. Marcus recognises the role manufactures can play in construction innovation by integrating BIM requirement across the value-chain. Since joining Grundfos, Marcus has been a driving force behind the company’s digital transformation, working in over 30 countries, across five continents. With annual production of over 16 million units, Grundfos is one of the worlds leading manufactures of pumps. Their product range includes centrifugal pumps, water supply, sewage and dosing, as well as circular pumps where they are the dominant supplier with approximately 50% of global market share.
Senior MEP Technical Consultant (Revit MEP) | A2K Technologies
Brendan is the Senior Technical Consultant for MEP at A2K Technologies with a key focus on Revit MEP and Fabrication tool-sets. Brendan has almost 20 years’ experience within the AEC industry, implementing BIM standards, procedures and training and promoting the appropriate use of BIM software for users across different disciplines and multiple projects. Brendan has expert experience in multi-disciplined BIM collaboration and has been a key technical advisor for the BIM-MEPAUS industry initiative for the past five years. His current role involves the delivery of custom training, consulting and support for Revit MEP and related software throughout Australia and New Zealand. He is also a regular speaker and presenter at numerous industry recognised events and conferences throughout the year.
Lead Design Manager | D&E Air Conditioning
Luke Teunissen has 16 years’ experience in the Construction industry, working exclusively in the HVAC arena on a vast range of project types and complexities throughout this time. Luke has gained an invaluable amount of experience in all areas of the construction industry including Mechanical Engineering, Design, Design Management, Shop drawing reviews and Building Services Consultancy, Luke’s personable nature has allowed him to forge great and productive working relationships with all stakeholders on his projects. As a Lead Design Manager for several technical teams, Luke has been responsible for engineering & drafting apartment buildings, shopping centres and hospitals, recently including the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) as single project spanning a three year contract term. Luke is currently managing a team of draftspersons and engineers working on multiple challenging projects such as Simmonds Stadium, St Vincent’s Hospital – Werribee, Aurora Apartments incorporating design development, installation and commissioning for multiple storey buildings, each with their own set of challenges to guide his team through. Luke is a great mentor to younger up and coming staff members and is ever willing to give up his own time to help others gain the opportunities working in this industry has provided himself.
BIM Manager, Technical Development and Application | AECOM
Adam works within the BIM Advisory group providing technical and strategic advice relating to BIM execution plans, contracts, project deliverables, management and system tools to support BIM Projects and BIM2FM Integrated Solutions. An associate director at AECOM, Adam’s role is focused on developing systems and skill sets to deliver BIM and DE project requirements to ensure best value for clients across AECOM’s market sectors. This involves supporting & up-skilling the internal teams to deliver effective workflows and decision making abilities to ensure the talented team within AECOM work on design rather than focusing purely on output. Adams other responsibilities include managing the scope and product development of new applications working with AECOM’s technology service and Geographic Information System (GIS) teams. Adam identifies new product offerings for internal and external customers by scoping budget, development and coding and testing support to see these products released on time under budget and be successfully integrated into the business lines.
Director of BIM and Productivity | Comfort Systems USA
Kevin Allen is currently working at Comfort Systems USA, Inc. (CSUSA), a premier mechanical systems installation and service provider, as director of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and productivity. CSUSA is a national organization with 23 companies, 6 Sheet Metal Fabrication Shops, and 154 users currently running the Fabrication software products on a single database. Kevin is responsible for implementing, training, and advising on best practices for these companies, developing standards within the organization, and providing technology recommendations for the future. In the past Kevin has trained Fabrication CADmep software, as well as utilized it as a 3D detailing and coordination package. Kevin enjoys helping others use the software to its fullest extent.
Senior Territory Sales Manager AEC ANZ | Autodesk
After graduating from RMIT as a Civil Engineer, Rafik worked in the industry for five years while completing two further degrees in computer science as well as engineering asset management, Rafik joined Autodesk four years ago as the lead for Autodesk’s Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Territory business. Prior to joining Autodesk, Rafik held sales, technical and professional services roles with other engineering software vendors.
National Business Development Manager | Xylem Water Solutions
Ben is the National Business Development Manager for Xylem Water Solutions Australia in the Commercial Building Services sector. Ben is a pump industry expert with 14 years’ experience supplying to the commercial building industry in Europe, Australia and the Asia Pacific region. Ben has worked closely with the BIM MEPAUS industry collaboration team since 2011 to pioneer the standards and workflow for the first Australian BIM standard for pumps. Ben promotes innovative implementation of technologies, in order to realise value for all stakeholders and advancement in efficiency through the project and building life cycle.