MelBIM: Thurs 17th November - Sponsored by BuildingSmart Australasia

RMIT Melbourne, Bldg 80 (SAB) Swanston St

Lecture Theatre 80.07.01

Thursday 17th November

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

4 Presentations

Industry Leaders Sharing BIM Knowledge


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November Event Schedule

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The November MelBIM Event is Sponsored by:

The MelBIM November 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 – BuildingSMART Australasia

buildingSMART (bSA) develops standards, tools and training to drive the adoption of openBIM so the sector can realise cheaper, greener, and more efficient buildings and infrastructure. bSA works hard to ensure that BIM is not proposed or implemented in a haphazard way across the sector.

We help new BIM users to gain familiarity and encourage experienced users to continue to expand their BIM expertise and widening its application in the sector.

BuildingSMART Australasia is part of the international BuildingSMART programme that has representation across the UK, Europe, North America, the Middle East and Far East.

Members are plugged into a network of leading experts from around the world who define, develop, maintain and advocate for open standards such as IFCs (Industry Foundation Classes) and associated protocols to enable truly interoperable data exchange. These standards are moving towards full ISO recognition.


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 - To BIM or not to BIM – Is that really the question? : Don A. Cameron - John Holland

A brief look at how BIM has evolved from earlier design and construction tools, how its impacting our industry and how can we leverage its benefits, with a few examples of how John Holland has deployed BIM/ DE on a variety of Projects.

Speaker Bio
Don leads the BIM Systems team in the Engineering, Technology & Innovation Group at John Holland; and is responsible for the strategic development, application and integration of innovative digital engineering technologies into systems and work practices.

He has over 25 years of diverse international experience in the built environment industry; having worked for contractors, developers and design consultancies. The past 14 years have been with John Holland; collaborating with Government Agencies, Authorities, Clients and Project Delivery Teams on the delivery of large and complex infrastructure and building projects.

Don has always pursued technology as a means to innovation, and since his early involvement with CAD and integrated database systems he has been committed to leveraging BIM and related digital engineering technologies. He believes these offer a great opportunity to improve collaboration and increase efficiencies enabling superior delivery of the built environment. He is dedicated to engagement with industry, to facilitate dialogue and realise further benefits of digitisation for our industry.

Social Media
Twitter: @thedoncameron

18:20 - BIM Lifecycle Visualisation: Jeremy Harkins - ineni Realtime

The talk will cover how gaming technology is currently being used by ineni Realtime to access and contextualise data related to the built environment. By linking live data from sensors and devices and integrating design and engineering documentation to make a “virtual space”, many efficiencies across a development can be realised. Case studies and examples will be shown of a relatively new area being coined as “BIM to FM” which help us understand the data around us in context to a devices location. This is a step along the path to ubiquitous data integrated seamlessly through VR and AR into our lives. There will be lots of eye candy!

Speaker Bio
Jeremy Harkins is the Director and co-founder of “ineni Realtime”, an innovative technology company focused on the development of the Realtime Visualisation Industry.

Jeremy is at the leading edge of real-time virtual technologies and has spoken internationally about 3D immersive environments, VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) for architecture, infrastructure and smart cities.

His company has partnered with world leaders in building automation, integrated systems and business process management and is providing cutting edge visual solutions for some of the largest and most complex developments in the world.

With over 15 years’ experience in Architectural Technologies, Jeremy has been helping to educate industry in what is possible with both current and future technologies.

Social Media
Twitter: @ineniRealtime

18:40 - BIM and Contractual Risk: Lucy Guerin - APP Corporation

A discussion on BIM and how it is being used on a project needs to be considered when assessing contract risk and how to treat it within a contract.

Speaker Bio
Lucy has had a varied career, starting as a marine engineering officer in the Royal Australian Navy, a contract administrator and hull surveyor for yacht construction and then a procurement manager for major projects. She was the National Procurement Manager for JLL Project and Delivery Services where she was responsible for development, implementation and management of construction work programs and procurement strategies and was awarded a NAWIC merit award for Contribution to a Project for the Westpac Bank Now program in 2014.  Lucy is now a Senior Project Manager for healthcare and education projects at APP.

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19:00 - Digital Engineering on Bayswater Level Crossing: Daniel Lea - AECOM and Phuong Hua - Laing O'Rourke

Over the past 12 months AECOM have been working on the detailed design for a key level crossing removal in Melbourne, building a collaborative full-project BIM model enabling the Laing O’Rourke DE team to produce 4D, 5D, and Augmented and Virtual Reality applications. Key to this was bringing the Civil design elements and models into DE, including 3 new bridges, lowering on the entire rail corridor and a new station building.

Speaker Bio: Daniel Lea
Daniel has over 25 years experience in Engineering and Design, predominantly the management of project CDE’s and CAD teams in delivering Digital Design information for large multi-disciplinary Transport Infrastructure and Structural projects.

Past projects include Regional Rail Link, Manchester Metrolink, New Tyne Crossing, Preston Tram Depot and Heathrow T5 Sofitel.  His specialist interest areas are BIM for Civil Infrastructure, particularly Bridges modelling and the use of modular manufacturing methods, influenced by 18 years in concrete manufacturing.

Speaker Bio: Phuong Hua
Phuong is an accomplished professional with more than 16 years’ experience in both the consulting and contracting sectors of the construction industry. With an extensive background in Quantity Surveying, she has worked in various project and design management roles in the fields of planning, operations and delivery.  As a Digital Engineer Lead, Phuong develops and implements Digital Engineering Strategies and on projects to improve performance and assurance of outcomes. She uses 4D modelling to aid construction planning and provide projects with more certainty and more effective logistical planning. Phuong also ensures a collaborative approach is maintained within her project teams and with clients. Her work in Digital Engineering fully supports her collaborative style and allows her to engage with clients and relevant stakeholders effectively with innovative Augmented and Virtual Reality Technology.

Social Media: Daniel Lea

Social Media: Phuong Hua



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 BuildingSmart Australasia

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

Want To Know Who's Driving MelBIM?


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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Brad Strauss

BIM Manager

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