MelBIM: Thurs 30th August - Sponsored by Autodesk

RMIT Melbourne, Bldg 80 (SAB) Swanston St

Lecture Theatre 80.07.01

Thursday 30th August

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

4 Presentations

Industry Leaders Sharing BIM Knowledge

FREE to Attend!

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August Event Schedule

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The August MelBIM Event is Sponsored by:

The MelBIM 30th August 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 – Autodesk

Autodesk makes software for people who make things. Across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, media and entertainment industries, Autodesk gives you the power to make anything.


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 - Parametrics and Digital Engineering for Infrastructure : John Legge-Wilkinson (Senior Structural Technician, ARUP)


John will be giving a presentation on how digital and parametric tools have been successfully used over many years to help deliver major infrastructure projects and assets including road and rail bridges, retaining walls structures.

John’s presentation will focus on the current journey that is being undertaken on the Western Program Alliance where parametric and BIM tools have been adopted from early design stage right through to construction. These tools include the use of 3D reinforcement models to help and assist the construction teams in procurement and planning.

The Western Program Alliance is a joint venture between LXRA, MTM, McConnell Dowell, and the joint design team of Arup and Mott MacDonald.

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18:25 - The Modern BIM Manager - Human, Machine or Team? : Chris Rossetto (BIM Manager, Grimshaw)


Reliance on complex software is becoming continuously heavier in the construction industry, but are we investing enough resources to support this increased usage?

This class will explore the traditional BIM management role, and how that role is adapting and expanding in today’s industry. We’ll demonstrate how to implement and manage a design technology support team in your organisation, and enhance the level of support provided to your users.

The session will focus on various automated and team-based strategies to help enhance productivity, decrease the risk of software failure time loss, and help users get the most out of their software in both the local office, and across a global organization.

Speaker Bio

Chris is an architectural BIM Manager at Grimshaw, leading BIM in the Melbourne studio and working as part of Grimshaw’s global Design Technology Team. Chris originally studied a Master of Architecture at Melbourne University and has worked with Architects in Melbourne, London, and Rotterdam. Chris has 10 years’ experience as both a Revit user and implementer of BIM, and is a regular attendee at MelBIM & BILT.

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18:50 - BIM Ready, The BIM Capability of QLD Architects : Nathan Hildebrandt (Director, Fulton Trotter Architects)


Nathan will present the findings of a recent survey of Architects, which asked them about their BIM capabilities in light of the imminent QLD Government BIM Mandate. How prepared is the Architectural profession for the mandate and will they be capable of delivering to meet the Government’s BIM needs?

Relevance to Victorians is that the survey undertaken would be reasonably close representation of Architects across Australia. Also with Government’s all looking at implementing mandates of some sort, it is time for businesses to start preparing for this requirement!

Speaker Bio

Nathan is passionate about delivering high quality outcomes for our clients. In his role as Director, Nathan successfully leads a team of architects to deliver projects in the Education, Aged Care and Cultural sectors.

Nathan’s key objective is the efficient and effective delivery of projects. To achieve his objective Nathan has led the strategic development of Fulton Trotter Architects Building Information Modelling (BIM) processes. The openBIM processes, developed by Nathan for Fulton Trotter Architects, are highly regarded and respected at both a national and international level. With a focus on sharing experiences and learnings Nathan has been invited to present at numerous National and International Conferences and Events.

He contributes to Industry in volunteer roles as the Sponsorship Manager of BrisBIM (a bi-monthly free BIM event) and as Stream Lead for BILT ANZ assisting in the development and delivery of the Construction, Estimation and ARCHICAD relevant sessions.

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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

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

Managing Director | BIM Content Specialist
IGS - BIM Solutions

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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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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

Owner | BIM Consultant

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