MelBIM: Wed 4th April - Sponsored by i Construct

RMIT Melbourne, Bldg 80 (SAB) Swanston St

Lecture Theatre 80.07.01

Wed 4th April

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

4 Presentations

Industry Leaders Sharing BIM Knowledge

FREE to Attend!

Tickets available below

April Event Schedule

Registration essential to attend. Tickets available below.

The April MelBIM Event is Sponsored by iConstruct

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 – iConstruct

iConstruct is a business information modeling (BIM) software for Autodesk Navisworks, suitable for a large range of industries worldwide. It ensures a project is as efficient and simple as possible for teams to manage and maintain from concept to completion and beyond, and is backed 24 hours a day by our support and development team.


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 – 3D Capture to Performance Analysis : Joseph O'Loughlin (Team Leader - Spatial Technologies/Innovation, SMEC)


The client value proposition for 3D scanning is not simply bringing efficiencies to existing surveying methods. 3D scanning provides owners with a powerful toolkit to accomplish previously unattainable measurement goals and creates a solid foundation for improved asset information management, laying the groundwork for a holistic BIM approach.

3D scanning creates the foundation for a BIM methodology by capturing existing conditions in a highly accurate 3-dimensional format that can be used as a basis for developing project design whilst also ensuring conformance over the lifecycle of the project. It’s applications primarily revolve around as-built recording but SMEC Australia Pty Ltd are exploring alternative applications where 3D scanning may also be employed for progress monitoring, assessment of construction quality and post construction monitoring allowing for the streamlining of operations and maintenance.

Speaker Bio

Combining his diverse experience across the fields of urban development, engineering infrastructure, managerial economics and finance, Joseph delivers sustainable and economical solutions within the urban and civil sectors.

Having worked for close to a decade in the Australian AEC market, Joseph is a passionate and driven individual who champions innovation and the adoption of new technology. He combines this approach with engineering first principles to distinguish SMEC, as part of the SJ group, as a global market leader.

Joseph’s key role is to integrate the use of geospatial technologies within the business such as 3D scanning and UAV as well as Building Information Modelling (BIM) to achieve a more intelligent, sustainable and commercially viable outcome to our clients.

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18:20 – Geometric Descriptions as External Data : Kristian Bursell (Principal, CADswift)


When we reach the point where the geometry of minor components is described in external data then we achieve the pinnacle of the placeholder philosophy. 5 years ago I discovered the potential to connect Archicad objects to external data for geometric descriptions. Since then I have worked on two things; freeform geometry within parametric objects, and instantaneous communication with vast amounts of data.

Controlling individual components via external data does a couple big things.  It enables you to very quickly QA and control a projects geometry and associated specification data via a spreadsheet.

It provides you with a vast amount of open format data which you can connect to other software for multi-platform communication.

Speaker Bio

At the very beginning of Kristian’s career, he became immersed in the potential for automated results from virtual building models. After 8 years in the industry, Kristian started CADSWIFT as a BIM implementation, management and process expert. He was a consultant for several major architecture firms within Australia before minimizing his implementation, training and support roles to focus on the potentials of intelligent BIM content.

Kristian is regarded as one of the world’s foremost experts in ARCHICAD’s content creation language – GDL. He creates the most advanced content for manufacturers, and highly intelligent and parametric content for architects. Kristian’s main focus is on redefining how components operate within the model by controlling their every aspect through external data.

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18:40 – Daniel Flood (Managing Director, FloodSlicer)



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Speaker Bio

Daniel is an animation/rendering specialist in the design and visualisation of the built form. Daniel’s immersion in the technology of image production is driven by intense standards. His work is defined by visual complexity and dramatic expressions of the photo-real.

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19:00 – Collaboration in the Long White Cloud : Jason Howden (Technology Director - Warren & Mahoney)



Jason will provide an update on BIM and virtual collaboration from New Zealand. Touching on contractual challenges currently being wrestled with across the ditch and how Warren and Mahoney Technologies is working with clients, design teams, contractors and sub-trades to implement new technologies to break down the barriers of the past.

Jason will share a hands-on viewpoint and successes in implementing these new processes including Revizto, Collaboration for Revit (C4R), and what it means to have the entire design team working in a live virtual environment.

Speaker Bio

Jason is an internationally sought-after expert on technology in the built environment, and all things BIM (Building Information Modelling). For 25 years I have been at the forefront in my field of expertise, leading its development, promotion and education around the world.

Jason is a complex-project specialist who has consulted on some of the world’s largest public service facilities, including hospitals, laboratories, prisons and airports, projects with values ranging from $100 million to over $1.5 billion.


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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 iConstruct

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…


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

Want To Know Who's Driving MelBIM?


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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