Leica’s Strategy for the Global Building and Construction Industry to be delivered at this year’s Forum



29 July 2017

Leica’s Strategy for the Global Building and Construction Industry to be delivered at this year’s Forum  

The Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors’ Association (AMCA) in partnership with its Gold Partner CR Kennedy are pleased to showcase the people, processes and technologies that will help deliver the eighth successful event.

Joining CR Kennedy, the international keynote speaker is Mr Matt Wheelis, Segment Manager, Building Construction of Leica Geosystems. Matt leads Leica’s sales and business strategy for the Building Construction segment in North America for all product lines including Construction Layout and Reality Capture.

Prior to joining Leica, Matt held Senior Management positions at Autodesk, where he led industry strategy for construction and project collaboration across building, heavy, and industrial construction. His accomplishments include establishing job cost control in the cloud and advancing multiple SaaS / Cloud, mobile and BIM solutions for construction. With a BA in Accounting and Master of Civil Engineering, Matt brings a unique perspective to advancing construction technology at all levels.

Joining Matt Wheelis and the CR Kennedy team will be Matt Rumbelow, a past presenter at the AMCA Construction Innovation Forum. Matt has recently taken up a role within the Building Construction  segment.

A graduate with honours in architecture from UniSA, Matt has a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities that BIM can bring in practice. His work with global BIM leaders such a Lecia, Autodesk, Trimble, and Solibri, Matt is uniquely placed to identify benefits and develop strategies that leverages the potential of BIM technologies across different industries.

Matt is particularly excited about the availability of the BLK360 scanner in Australia. Matt’s previous experience with laser scanning and point cloud acquisition with both clients and vendors highlights just how revolutionary this instrument will be for many outside the traditional survey field.

Matt will be joined at the forum by thought leaders and practitioners from across the supply chain, each providing unique insight into how leading firms such as Bryden Wood, Turner, McKinstry, Woods Baggot, COWI and Autodesk are utilising technological advancements to deliver innovative best practice solutions in the building and construction industry.

This year’s forum returns to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre – 14-15 September.

Tickets are now available at www.bimmepaus.com.au



Shannon Thomas





Sumit Oberoi





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About C R Kennedy – www.building.crkennedy.com.au

The exclusive Australian distributor for all Leica Geosystems products and solutions is the highly-respected family company C.R. Kennedy and Co. In recent times, the survey division of C. R. Kennedy and Co. has grown to be one of the world’s foremost and respected suppliers of precision positioning products and spatial solutions from Leica Geosystems. With offices throughout Australia, C.R. Kennedy Survey has been a constant presence during the last few decades supplying technologies from Leica Geosystems onto most of the infrastructure, mining, land development and construction projects the country has seen.

About Leica Geosystems – when it has to be right – www.leica-geosystems.com

Revolutionising the world of measurement and survey for nearly 200 years, Leica Geosystems is the industry leader in measurement and information technologies. We create complete solutions for professionals across the planet. Known for innovative product and solution development, professionals in a diverse mix of industries, such as surveying and engineering, building and heavy construction, safety and security, and power and plant trust Leica Geosystems for all their geospatial needs. With precise and accurate instruments, sophisticated software, and trusted services, Leica Geosystems delivers value every day to those shaping the future of our world.

Leica Geosystems is part of Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B, hexagon.com), a leading global provider of information technology solutions that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial landscapes.