Managing Highly Complex Design and Construction Projects



4 September 2017

Adding to this year’s outstanding agenda, the Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors’ Association (AMCA) is delighted to announce that a joint presentation will be delivered by Mr Rush Sipkes, Group BIM and Business Improvement Manager with BSA and Daniel Kalnins, Associate Principal, Head of Digital Enterprise with Ridley. Both gentlemen recently worked on a project together in Sydney and achieved significant benefits to all parties and will be communicated at this year’s forum.

Rush is Group BIM and Business Improvement Manager of the BSA Limited group of companies which include the Triple-M and Allstaff brands. Rush has broad knowledge of HVAC and construction industry best practices, standards and worked in varied positions for several engineering consulting, mechanical contracting and construction related software companies. His technical industry knowledge has allowed him to champion BIM related services to the industry and successfully design and implement leading BIM strategies and workflows within BSA. This enables a coherent approach with all project stakeholders for the transfer of information from concept through to production, installation and handover, utilising the latest in technology. Rush is passionate about being at the forefront of the fastest moving construction industry trends utilising BIM. Therefore, he has spent the past eight years promoting the shift to BIM within our industry and enables him to confidently deliver BIM compliant projects for some of Australia’s largest healthcare and commercial clients. Rush is on the BIM-MEPAUS Board of Directors.

As the leader of Digital Enterprise at Ridley, Daniel’s vision is to transform the way buildings and infrastructure are designed, built and operated. He is committed to constantly challenge the status quo and has the practical experience, along with the big picture thinking to make it happen. Prior to joining Ridley, Daniel was responsible for developing Digital Engineering throughout the CIMIC Group’s Asia-Pacific operations from Design & Construction through to Facilities Management. His standing in the digital engineering industry is reflected in his membership of the Standards Australia working group developing a new international BIM standard (ISO 19650). Daniel also holds over a decade of Design and Construction experience tendering and delivering over $30 billion of Engineering projects in the industries of Rail & Road Infrastructure, Buildings, Water, Mining, Oil & Gas and Manufacturing.

Rush and Daniel will be joined at the forum by thought leaders and practitioners from across the supply chain and overseas. Each will provide a unique insight into how leading firms such as Aconex, Destination Brisbane Consortium, Leica, Bryden Wood, Turner, McKinstry, Woods Baggot, COWI, Zuuse 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 available at



Shannon Thomas


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