MelBIM: Next Event Wed 19th April - Sponsored by A2K Technologies

RMIT Melbourne, Bldg 80 (SAB) Swanston St

Lecture Theatre 80.07.01

Wed 19th April

Doors Open 5:15PM Event starts 5:45PM

4 Presentations

Industry Leaders Sharing BIM Knowledge

FREE to Attend

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April Event Schedule

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The April MelBIM Event is Sponsored by:

The MelBIM April event will be hosted at RMIT Swanston Academic Building (SAB), 445 Swanston St, Lecture Theatre 80.07.01. Arrival is from 5:15PM with presentations kicking off at 5:45PM.

Attendance is FREE, drinks and food will be provided but Pre-Event REGISTRATION is Essential. All attendees are required to register prior to the day of the event via the Registration area below. All previous events have booked out in less than a week, so register early to avoid disappointment.

Whether you’re a BIM Manager, Architect, Engineer, Contractor, Facility Manager, Manufacturer, Project Manager or anyone else wanting to learn and share information about BIM, MelBIM events have something for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you there.

The MelBIM Committee

Event Sponsor – A2K Technologies

A2K Technologies is a company which fosters innovation through delivering software and hardware solutions, consulting, training, development and managed services.

Our highly knowledgeable and industry-experienced staff from the Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Infrastructure, and Manufacturing sectors enhances our customers’ organisational capabilities, to deliver on project outcomes and differentiate from the competition.


Arrive early to enjoy a welcome drink and network with other industry leaders before the presentations and formalities begin. Expect to see high representation from Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Manufacturing, Facility Management, Academia and all other forms of BIM industry stakeholders.


Take a seat in our awesome venue for the evening. Make yourself comfy and hear from our fantastic event sponsor

18:00 - How can BIM procedures be embedded in consultancy agreements? – Wendy Poulton – Informed (Planned Cover)


Greater use of BIM in construction also increases the likelihood of disputes and legal claims involving BIM. How quickly and how favourably those disputes can be resolved depends on the contracts in play, and the insurances sitting behind those contracts. How can BIM procedures be embedded in consultancy agreements? When is the design consultants’ professional indemnity insurance likely to cover errors in BIM, and what are the areas of uninsured exposure? What evolution in traditional insurance policies would need to take place in order to provide cover for Level 3 BIM and beyond?

Speaker Bio

Wendy has been a Risk Manager since 2005, providing plain English advice on consultancy agreements, training consultants in risk management, and creating guidance materials on emerging challenges in the construction industry. She has lectured on insurance and risk management at RMIT and the University of Melbourne. Previously, Wendy was a solicitor in the Commercial and Insurance Litigation section of Hunt and Hunt. She was admitted as a solicitor in 1997, and completed a Masters in Construction Law in 2011.

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Informed Professionals – Planned Cover

18:20 - Revit 2018, The New Stuff – Samuel Macalister – Autodesk


With the latest release of Autodesk’s flagship BIM authoring tool hitting the market last Thursday this presentation will look at what’s new in this latest offering.  There may also be a few sneak peeks at a couple of other tools too.

Speaker Bio

Samuel works for Autodesk as a BIM technical specialist based in Sydney, Australia.  From 2002 – 2011 he worked in London, UK for international Architecture firms including RMJM, HOK and BDP using Autodesk Architectural desktop and Revit to deliver educational & healthcare projects.

At Autodesk, he is responsible for technical presales of Autodesk’s AEC industry collections & BIM 360 products.

He is regular speaker at both Autodesk University, Revit & BIM user groups & has taught Digital Design Construction at the University of Technology Sydney construction school. 

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18:40 - Embracing a vision for the construction market sector – Belinda Hodkinson – SMEC

Speaker Bio

Belinda Hodkinson is one of the industry leading developers in building BIM eco-systems with a sustainable impact. Combining a mix of professional leadership and business strategy, Belinda works with companies to own their performance, their point of difference and their sustainable future. Diversity of Belinda’s work spans across many industries including but not limited to Buildings, Infrastructure, Energy and Maritime.  She helps define and build an enterprise wide approach that will empower positive change by gains in productivity and reducing the costs of production.

Belinda volunteers for many industry groups world-wide, presenting at industry events and conferences as well as conducting closed door thought leadership initiatives with government. Her passion is to see BIM progress and make a difference to Smart Cities.

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19:00 - YTL HQ: Concept to construction – Adam Sheather – AECOM


This presentation will cover the design and development of YTL’s new flagship HQ.

Using Flux/Rhino/Revit/Dynamo to co-ordinate the envelope & slabs between KPF offices in New York and the YTL Architectural team in Malaysia, to utilising JHA Engineers in Sydney for the ESD and working with the façade consultants in Singapore. This presentation will cover these elements throughout the design and some simple methodologies we used to approach to minimalizing documentation, maximising design time & co-ordination under tight deadlines.

Speaker Bio

Adam’s role is focused on developing systems and people skills to deliver BIM and DE project deliverables to clients across AECOM’s market sectors. This involves supporting & upskilling teams to deliver workflows and decision making to ensure best value for our clients, and allowing AECOM’s talented team to focus on design rather than on output. Adam works as part of the AECOM BIM Advisory group providing technical and strategic advice relating to contracts, BIM Execution Plans, project deliverables, support, management and system tools on our BIM Management and BIM2FM Integration partnerships with Clients. His other role is to manage the scope and product development of new applications working with AECOM’s Technology as a Service & GIS teams.

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It’s fair to say there’s plenty happening in the BIM community at the moment. We’d like to share with you some information from both home and abroad about upcoming BIM events, industry developments and general musings that may be of interest.

19:30 - Networking: Food and Drinks Thanks to Our Sponsor A2K Technologies

With the formal part of the evening over, it’s now time to get social. Thanks to our event sponsor, enjoy some complementary ‘BIMbeers’, wine, or soft drink and a casual bite to eat whilst striking up conversation with industry peers and colleagues.


Like they say in the classics, “you don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here”. It’s time to head to your next BIM destination for the evening. Until next time…


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What Can You Expect To See At MelBIM?

What Is MelBIM All About?

MelBIM is a not for profit group based in Melbourne, Australia that seeks to bring together the built environment community of Victoria, to share and exchange thoughts and knowledge relating to technology and innovation across the AEC+FM industry, with a particular focus on BIM.

The primary vehicle for achieving our objectives is the hosting of a bi-monthly event held at RMIT, Swanston Academic Building (SAB), City Campus. MelBIM events are free to attend and include education-based presentations from industry leaders on a wide range of BIM-related subjects.

Attendees of these events are provided a fantastic opportunity to network and engage with other professionals from backgrounds including Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Facility Management, Manufacturing, Planning, Quantity Surveying, Software Development/Vendors, AEC Services, Product Sales / Retail, Education and Government.

Collaborate-ANZ: ‘Affiliate Groups’

MelBIM is a member of Collaborate-ANZ’s ‘Affiliate Groups’. Under the Collaborate-ANZ banner, the Affiliate Groups collaborative aims to facilitate the sharing of information and achievement of mutual objectives between regionalised groups that exist to discuss and promote the virtues of BIM and Design Technology. Collaborate-ANZ also provides a platform for regional issues to be addressed at a national level. As an affiliate member, MelBIM joins the ranks of 11 other groups across Australia and New Zealand.

More information about our involvement can be found on the Collaborate-ANZ website by clicking on the logo below.


The MelBIM Committee

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Luke Johnston

Executive Committee Member

General Manager | BIM Content Specialist
UNIFI 'Create'

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Nicholas Broadbent

Executive Committee Member

Owner | BIM Consultant
BIM Edge

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Julia Allen

Executive Committee Member

BIM Manager

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Will Joske

BIM Development Manager
i2C Architects / BIM Academy

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Steve Appleby

BIM Practice Lead, ANZ

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Peter Goodman

Autodesk Development Manager
Waterman AHW

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Jamie Casas

BIM Consulting
Wood & Grieve Engineers

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Guillermo Aranda-Mena

Associate Professor
Property Construction & Project Management

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Franz Hein

Group Design Technology Specialist
Woods Bagot

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Frank Boukamp

Program Manager for Construction Management

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Chris Houghton

VDC/ BIM Manager
Mushan Architects
Building Data Consultants

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Brad Strauss

BIM Manager

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