MelBIM: Wed 20th June - Sponsored by Deltek

RMIT Melbourne, Bldg 80 (SAB) Swanston St

Lecture Theatre 80.07.01

Wed 20th June

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

4 Presentations

Industry Leaders Sharing BIM Knowledge

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The MelBIM 20th June 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 – Deltek

Deltek is the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for government contractors, professional services firms and other project-based businesses. For decades, they have delivered actionable insight that empowers their customers to unlock business potential. 22,000 organizations and millions of users in over 80 countries around the world rely on Deltek to research and identify opportunities, win new business, recruit and develop talent, optimize resources, streamline operations and deliver more profitable projects.


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 – Virtualisation for AEC : Joe Banks (National BIM Manager, Nettleton Tribe)








The intent is to improve the understanding of virtualisation and allow you to make an informed decision about the systems involved.

Joe will be presenting on how virtualisation works, what are the benefits and drawbacks of moving to VDI (Virtual Desktop infrastructure) and how the cost analysis works.

Speaker Bio

Joe has been working in the architectural industry since 2002 and with Revit since version 8 (2005), he has worked on Revit projects from $50k-$900Million and have been responsible for BIM projects up to LOD 500, 4D and 5D. Additionally he has completed multiple practice Revit implementations and the training of over 200 users.

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18:25 – Linking BIM to FM - What’s holding us back and how do we make it happen! : Dominik Holzer (Owner, AEC Connect Australia)







There is no doubt that designers and contractors are increasingly asked to deliver “FM ready BIM”. Whilst such a request is becoming a standard deliverable on medium-to large scale projects (in particular within the public sector), the mechanisms for achieving a meaningful BIM to FM transition (that adds value to the client) often remain obscured.

With his consultancy AEC Connect, Dr Dominik Holzer has been working on this issue for the past 5+ years and he recently undertook an in-depth study on this topic at the University of Melbourne via a VIC government-funded research project. At MelBIM he will shed a light on what the main issues in the BIM to FM transition are and discuss how to overcome them.

Speaker Bio

Dr Dominik Holzer is a Design Technology specialist who works with a great number of stakeholders within the Design/Construction and FM industries. His expertise lies in the application of high-end technology and collaborative processes for the intelligent management of information across the supply chain and the life-cycle of projects. He applies his knowledge as a consultant via AEC Connect where he advises architects, engineers, contractors, client representatives, as well as educational institutions on strategies for implementing Design Technology (such as BIM) within their organisation and training programs.

Next to numerous publications in industry and academic journals, Dominik has published the ‘BIM Manager’s Handbook” in 2016; he currently works on his second book titled: Design Technology in Contemporary Practice.

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18:50 – BIM 360 Design – Revit Cloud Collaboration with Confidence : Deepak Maini (National Technical Manager - Named Accounts, Cadgroup)








BIM 360 Design for Revit cloud collaboration has fundamentally changed the way the architecture, engineering, and construction industry works on complex projects that require collaborative workflows. In this presentation, you will see how BIM 360 Design, the new avatar of Collaboration for Revit (C4R), allows multiple stakeholders to collaboratively work on a project using Revit cloud worksharing.

Speaker Bio

Deepak is a qualified Mechanical Engineer with 19 years’ industry experience, currently working with Cadgroup Australia as their National Technical Manager. He is the author of the “Up and Running with Autodesk Navisworks” and “Up and Running with Autodesk Advance Steel” series of books. Deepak was awarded the “Best Speaker” in the Instructional Demo category at Autodesk University 2017 in Las Vegas and has been among the top speakers at various BILT conferences in Asia and ANZ regions. Deepak is also an “Autodesk Expert Elite” a coveted title awarded to the top Autodesk experts around the world.

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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

GM, AUS/NZ | BIM Content Specialist

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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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