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Event 24 – Dec 2019

Event Schedule

17:15 - Arrival and Networking

Arrive early to 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.

17:45 - Welcome and Introduction

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

18:00 - Convergence of Blockchain Eco-Systems : Belinda Hodkinson (SMEC)

Blockchain has the potential to be, and looks like it is going to succeed in being, the next major technology advancement. Trajectory figures released indicate the growth is currently exceeding that of the internet in 1994. What does that mean for our markets, the way we work, and more specifically what does that mean for us. Will you be ready when your credentials are tokenised, and we enter the age of human capitalism? Will your business be ready when the supply chain is made completely transparent and your value or unique selling proposition doesn’t weigh up? What if our Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operation markets converge with other markets or sectors and we lose the market share we are used to?

Join us as Belinda Hodkinson takes us on a quick discovery of what blockchain could mean to our current and new eco-systems.

Speaker Bio

As a market leader, Belinda Hodkinson offers thought provoking views on the future of Digital Delivery, Digital Transformation Strategy, and the prospects of what going digital truly means to an enterprise.
Belinda is sought out to drive digital transformation from within and consulting to large multi-national multi-discipline business. Primarily to harness the value of digital technologies to optimise business performance and develop new markets. Her 20 years of implementing enterprise-wide solutions, has developed a specialised expertise in business, culture, and the integration of new digital services.
With a unique background spanning across many market sectors, she delivers transformational change in strategy, organisational capability and optimisation, leadership development and overall business transformation. The diversity of Belinda’s work spans across many industries including Buildings, Infrastructure, Utilities and Smart Cities.
Belinda volunteers and leads many industry groups world-wide. She presents at events and conferences as well as conducting closed door thought leadership initiatives with industry and government. Her passion is to improve the productivity of the AECO industries, to enable a sustainable future for business and the environment.

www.smec.com/en_au

18:25 - Intelligent Greening - BIM, maintenance and the regulatory environment : Ben Nicholson (The Urban Greener / Groof Consulting)

Local governments in Australia’s urban areas are increasingly looking to the private realm to help solve the challenges of climate change and urbanisation. Accordingly, there are recent moves to increase the value apportioned by councils and rating tools to the use of green roofs and walls on buildings. Planning permit conditions are being crafted to ensure points earned for ‘green infrastructure’ are genuinely conferred via the endorsement of maintenance manuals. Planning enforcement may thus occur if green infrastructure is not properly maintained. BIM provides building owners and councils with opportunities to monitor green infrastructure performance via wireless sensors that track key performance data such as humidity, air temperature, soil moisture and leaf cover. This presents building owners and facilities managers with opportunities and challenges.

Speaker Bio

Ben is Director of The Urban Greener, establishing his consultancy in 2007 to assist in the development of Australia's emerging green infrastructure (GI) sector. He helped found Australia’s first peak industry body and received a Churchill Fellowship in 2008 to study international best practice in GI design, construction, maintenance and urban planning policy. An urban planner by profession, Ben has written for various magazines and presented at seminars and conferences. He has consulted on more than 50 projects including the first ‘eco’ green roof on an apartment building in Melbourne and also runs workshops and courses. Ben is a respected industry leader and recently produced Green Infrastructure Planning Guidance Material for the Cities of Melbourne and Moreland.

www.theurbangreener.com

18:50 - Proactive Model Management : Holger de Groot (HDR)

How do you measure the development of a building information model? Do you have methods in place to understand when the potential for issues occur? The best way to accomplish this is through diagnostic tools that alert users, when certain pre-defined rules are broken, or limits are exceeded. At HDR, we developed the ‘BIM View’ tool – a macro-based model health check solution, combined with a web-based dashboard to visualize the quality and performance of all our Revit models. We basically replaced Dynamo with a macro-based solution, and Power BI with a combination of Vue.js and Data Driven Documents (D3.js), gathering data directly from our active projects and pushing it into a web-based dashboard to proactively manage our models.

Speaker Bio

Holger re-joined HDR in 2017 and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in Building Information Modelling & Management, Project Management and Healthcare Design to the Design Technology Leadership Team. As National Director of BIM for the Australian region, his role is to supervise and guide Digital Practice Leaders at HDR. He is responsible for implementing and advising leadership on the corporate Digital Practice BIM Strategy, interacting with various disciplines and advising on BIM matters at all levels. Holger is also a lecturer at the University of NSW, registered at the Institute of Architects (#20262) in Germany (AKNDS), and certified BIM Manager with BIMcreds (Design - Managerial Role).

www.hdrinc.com/au

19:10 - Update on VDAS & Guidance Launch : Tim Mumford (Head of Innovation and Digital, Office of Projects Victoria)

The Victorian Digital Asset Strategy – Strategic Framework was delivered in February 2019 with great support from the MelBIM Community. The next phase of the VDAS suite – the VDAS Guidance – is almost here. Hear from Tim Mumford on an update on VDAS Guidance.

Speaker Bio

Tim Mumford is an engineer and project manager with an over decade of experience in public and private sectors. Tim's experience hails from offshore drilling, large mining, minerals, and metals projects, management consulting in projects, and now with the Department of Treasury and Finance. Tim leads the strategy and implementation of the Victorian Digital Asset Strategy.

www.opv.vic.gov.au

19:20 - Industry Update

Get the latest BIM news about upcoming BIM events, industry developments and general musings from MelBIM Committee member Will Joske.

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.

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Event 23 – Sept 2019

Event Schedule

17:15 - Arrival and Networking

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.

17:45 - Welcome and Introduction

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

18:00 - Refurbishing The Capitol : Peter Malatt (Six Degrees Architects)

The Capitol Theatre is the largest work of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahoney and deservedly described as “the best cinema ever built” by Robin Boyd. Six Degrees has been RMIT’s architects on the Capitol Theatre since it was purchased for lecture use in 1999. The recent full upgrade by RMIT is the culmination of 20 years of master planning and can be best described as 21st century technology in a 20th century icon. The upgrade repurposes the building for modern learning and teaching, cinema use and for a variety of public events, and firmly returns the Capitol to the public of Melbourne as a building of world significance.

Speaker Bio

Peter is an architect and one of the founding directors of Six Degrees, with over 25 years’ experience in the industry. He has been project leader for many of the large institutional projects completed by Six Degrees, including UTAS Schools of Architecture and Fine Furniture, MTC and various University of Melbourne projects, along with the award winning 6 Star Greenstar Western BACE 6-star Greenstar rated Western Business Accelerator and Centre for Excellence. In 2013 was elected President of the AIA Victorian Chapter.

Six Degrees is widely recognised for engaging and rich design in hospitality, multi‑residential, tertiary education and civic fields, urban design, place‑making and precinct development. The practice continues to develop ideas around human needs, community, raw materiality and memory.

www.sixdegrees.com.au

18:10 - Full BIM for Contractors : Matt Payne (PJM Engineering Services)

Construction industry developments in technology in the past 5 years have been immense, but these advancements are only relative if each and every end user can obtain the relative benefit. Within our industry, every project holds numerous stake holders and all of which can benefit from the deployment of 3D technologies in very different ways. Understanding the different tools & their benefits is critical to a more efficient construction industry. This discussion will touch on a variety of topics that are particularly relevant for site implementation.

Speaker Bio

Matt Payne is the Engineering Manager at PJM Engineering Services, a Melbourne based mechanical HVAC contractor. Matt holds a Bachelor’s degree of Mechanical Engineering, with honours from RMIT University. Whilst only short, Matt’s engineering career has thus far included experience in a range of fields including Automotive engineering, manufacturing and validation. Matt now represents PJM in a number of departments including engineering, design, commissioning and new technologies. Matt holds a keen interest in pairing efficient engineering with current and emerging technologies.

www.pjmengineering.com

18:35 - Fisherman’s Bend Digital Twin Demonstrator Project : Katherine Williams (Land Use Victoria)

The Victorian State Government is partnering with the University of Melbourne to design and develop Victoria’s first digital twin project for urban planning. The project will demonstrate the digital future of our cities through the application of state-of-the-art planning and mapping technology to visualise Fishermans Bend, Australia’s largest urban renewal project, covering 485 hectares in the heart of Melbourne and soon to be home and workplace for over 80,000 people. We are developing the innovative technologies that will provide better services to the community though shared data and decision support tools.

In this presentation Kate will share the scope of the demonstrator project, and discuss key learnings from the first 4 months of this initiative.

Speaker Bio

Kate has over 18 years professional experience in technical, project management and leadership roles in multi-national engineering consulting firms.  A graduate of Geomatic Engineering at the University of Melbourne, Kate worked at SKM in mapping and data management, and lead the spatial analysis team for several years.  At GHD, she was the Technical Leader for Survey and Spatial Science and contributed extensively to the use of spatial analysis in the emerging field of integrated water supply management in Australia and USA.

Kate is now the Digital Cadastre Transformation Manager at Land Use Victoria in DELWP, making use of her technical knowledge, communication skills and wide network in the industry.

www.propertyandlandtitles.vic.gov.au

19:00 - From Contractor to Digital Innovator : Stuart Bull (Laing O'Rourke)

Through use of connected systems, data and digital processes, this presentation will demonstrate Laing O’Rourke’s business wide approach to solving complex design, engineering and construction problems through the use of tools, technology and data.

As an engineering enterprise Laing O’Rourke began their digital transformation in early to mid-2000 and delivered the Leadenhall Tower in London with detailed Direct for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) approaches to improve program delivery, improve HSE, reduce risk and improve quality. The digital process application has led to Laing O’Rourke being globally recognised for digital workflows, innovation, modular construction and product design. Demonstration of this innovative approach has been highlighted here in Australia with the design, construction, manufacture and installation of three modular road bridges which form part of the Darlington Road Upgrade Project.

Speaker Bio

As Laing O’Rourke Australia Digital Engineering Leader, Stuart is responsible for the development and execution of the Hub’s Digital Engineering strategy, driving value and certainty of delivery in work across inception, design & delivery projects, supporting our valued clients’ Digital Engineering journeys as well as further developing Laing O’Rourke offering as an Engineering Enterprise.

With 30 years in the engineering and architectural industry Stuart previously worked for international design consultants, an independent BIM Consultant and now Laing O’Rourke Construction. He has utilised Digital processes on some of the world’s largest and most iconic projects. Stuart provides delivery and strategic integration on the use and implementation of digital technology to owners / operators, delivery partners and government groups wishing to further their understanding of Digital & Data Centric Integration Processes.

www.laingorourke.com

19:25 - Industry Update

Get the latest BIM news about upcoming BIM events, industry developments and general musings from the MelBIM Committee.

Download the Industry News and Events.

MelBIM September 2019.pdf

19:40 - 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.

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Event 22 – June 2019

Event Schedule

17:00 - Arrival and Networking

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.

17:30 - Welcome and Introduction

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

17:45 - From BIM to Digital Twin : Brian Middleton (Vice President, Bentley)

As the world continues to go digital, the opportunity for creating and connecting infrastructure digital twins is staggeringly vast and diverse.  Creating, visualising and analysing infrastructure digital twins beyond the dark data captured in 3D CAD models requires collaboration across the complete supply chain and a change in mindset from a single vendor Common Data Environment to an open source Connected Data Environment.  Learn how global leaders are moving from BIM to Digital Twin.

Speaker Bio

Brian Middleton is Bentley Systems Regional Executive and Vice President for Australia and New Zealand.  Following a career in the Military he has worked in diverse technology areas including; the World’s first GIS based Computer Aided Rescue System, the UK’s first 100% internet Bank and implementing a network forensic analysis system for US Government Agencies, through to setting up a Predictive Injury Analysis Laboratory for AC Milan soccer club.

A specialist in Asset Lifecycle Information Management, Brian joined Bentley Systems through acquisition in 2010 where he ran three separate Bentley business units across South East Asia until 2015 when he took over his current role as Regional Executive.

www.bentley.com

18:10 - Managing risks- BIM in public procurement : Ilsa Kuiper (PhD Candidate – University of Melbourne)

Getting BIM right the first time is not always guaranteed. But avoiding unnecessary disputes is an essential part of risk management - including for public project procurement. In the presentation, we look at a case from the High Court of Ireland where BIM was involved as part of the tendering process for a €200M public private partnership (PPP) project. The case highlights the risks involved and further offers practical insights and key lessons learned for those involved in project tendering. For industry practitioners, it means the use of BIM tools is only part of the picture. It is critical to also recognise the implications arising from BIM applications and how parties conduct themselves.

Speaker Bio

A civil engineer turned construction lawyer, Ilsa is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Melbourne in an endeavour to find some answers on BIM and public procurement of infrastructure projects. She also presents on BIM at the university, including as part of the Masters of Construction Law program.

https://law.unimelb.edu.au/about/staff/ilsa-kuiper

18:35 - Queens Wharf – A Maximo perspective : Nick Rostin (Senior Project Manager – Digital Engineer – PDC Group)

Queens Wharf Brisbane is a $3.6 B entertainment precinct project that includes a pedestrian foot bridge over the Brisbane River, 2,000 residential apartments, 1,000 premium hotel rooms and a 1,000 seat ball room.  As the web site says, “Queen’s Wharf Brisbane will provide a wide range of ‘quintessentially Queensland’ experiences to enjoy, and significant economic benefits for the local and state economy.”  To make this complex project work has required input from a lot of stakeholders.  PDC has been involved in the BIM processes and the impact Maximo integration has had.

This presentation will discuss the project, some workflows, and OmniClass, COBie and Forge integration.

Speaker Bio

With a background in design for engineering consultancy Nick has over 11 years’ design, modelling, building information and construction management experience. Core career experience was formed on multimillion-dollar infrastructure projects where Nick gained a broad range of experiences including creation of design and engineering models, working alongside construction teams and developing & streamlining design processes for major projects. Nick managed the development and delivery of the first BIM in infrastructure model for MRWA for the Great Eastern Highway upgrade, focusing on brown field buried utility capture. Due to the success of the GEHU, the processes developed were rolled out on the Perth MAX light rail feasibility study, Perth City link and Gateway WA projects with great success. Nick is now part of the $3 Billion Queens Wharf BIM team, managing 200+ models, multiple stakeholders and the delivery of an LOD 500 model to the client facilities management team.

www.pdcgroup.com.au

Presentation Downloads

https://www.slideshare.net/NickRostin/melbim-190619-151919389 

19:00 - The UK’s journey towards sector digitisation – an update : David Philp (AECOM Global BIM/MIC Consultancy Director)

As the United Kingdom makes BIM Level 2 business as usual David will explore the next trajectory in the UK’s journey towards a digital built environment. He will explain the current convergence of digital and advanced manufacture themes such as P-DFMA, the digital twin and the digital estate.

Speaker Bio

An early adopter of practical change and purposeful collaboration David is a Chartered Construction Manager by background and Global Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Information Management (Consultancy Director) for AECOM, the global, fully integrated services firm.

David was seconded in the UK Cabinet Office in 2011 as Head of BIM Implementation and has been a key figure in the UK public sector BIM mandate and continues to support through his role with the UK Government’s Centre for Digital Built Britain programme.  He was also seconded into the Scottish Future Trust (SFT) as Chair of the BIM Delivery Group and UK BIM Task Group as part of the core team.

He is a Trustee of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) where he is also Vice President of the Policy Board.

A Fellow of the ICE, RICS and CIOB he has completed the Virtual Design and Construct at Stanford University, CA. and is a Professor at Heriot-Watt University. He is also a member of the BSI BIM Standards Committee.

www.aecom.com

19:25 - Victorian Digital Asset Strategy (VDAS) Update : Tim Mumford (Senior Project Manager – Office of Projects Victoria)

The Victorian Digital Asset Strategy – Strategic Framework was delivered in February 2019 with great support from the MelBIM Community. The next phase of the VDAS suite – the VDAS Guidance -- is now in development. Hear from Tim Mumford on an update on VDAS Guidance. In addition to the update, Office of Projects Victoria are seeking input and support from experts within the MelBIM community with the development of key areas within the Guidance document.

Speaker Bio

Tim Mumford is an engineer and project manager with a over decade of experience in public and private sectors. Tim's experience hails from offshore drilling, large mining, minerals, and metals projects, management consulting in projects, and now with the Department of Treasury and Finance. Tim leads the strategy and implementation of the Victorian Digital Asset Strategy.

www.opv.vic.gov.au

19:35 - Industry Update

Get the latest BIM news about upcoming BIM events, industry developments and general musings from MelBIM Committee member Will Joske.

19:40 - 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.

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Event 21 – Feb 2019

17:15 - Registration and Networking

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.

17:45 - Welcome and Introduction

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

18:00 - Virtual Business Quality System : Carl Agar (A.G. Coombs)

The Virtual Business Quality System is a Victoria Government sponsored imitative to provide a standard open protocol syntax to permit generic and reliable links to be created between applications and data repositories, a standard labelling convention for the way data can be labelled, or tagged, and a logical parent/child relationship for data.

This simple system makes possible the calling up of useful information from a range of applications including Building Information Models and FM services systems to link to associated data sets seamless, regardless of what stage in the building life-cycle.

This presentation will describe and explain the Virtual Business Quality System, it’s alignment with BIMMEPAUS and how it can be applied to both green and brown field projects to ensure the effective transfer of high value data to building owners and facility managers, and how it will made available to industry.

Speaker Bio

Carl is a senior consultant with A.G. Coombs Advisory with over 35 years industry experience and responsible for the provision of advice to clients on a range of facilities management related issues including asset management, commissioning, building tuning and service management and the adoption of leading-edge technologies to optimise buildings operation and maintenance.

His experience also encompasses the asset management field with over 10 years’ experience in the IT industry implementing service and asset management systems for a diverse range of clients including QANTAS, Telstra and Macquarie Bank.

Since 2008 Carl has been a leading advocate of Building Information Modelling in Australia being instrumental on the early application of BIM on landmark projects and a founding member of BIM initiatives by AIRAH, AIA and NATSPEC.

www.agcoombs.com.au

18:25 - How computation is helping transform our business : Steve Fox & Setareh Motlagh (BIM Consulting)

Architectus supports a shift towards digital technology delivered through their technology subsidiary company BIM Consulting (BC).  The use of computation in architectural design and delivery is one way they are aiming to transform their business.  Analysis, optimisation, and automation are the key areas of focus.

At MelBIM they will provide the context around the shifting culture towards computation, and will demonstrate two applications of computation each with significantly different purpose: An automated model auditing tool that retrieves, evaluates and reports on all of project models in the organisation. The second is a tool that searches and populates project models with updates made to a joinery shop file.

Speaker Bio

Steve specialises in digital design and construction. He gained 15 years as an architect, and for the last 10 years held digital technology leadership positions in Sydney and London. More recently he has become the Principal of BIM Consulting, and strategic advisor for digital technology implementation to their parent company Architectus. [Steve tries to get on the tools when he can, but less successfully as time goes on. He’s mad for computation, but can’t code]

Setareh is a Melbourne based BIM expert with a background in architecture and physics.  After receiving her double bachelor’s degree in physics and architecture from the university of Tehran, she moved to Australia and completed her master’s degree in architecture at the University of Melbourne in 2014.

Setareh first learnt about computational design during her master’s degree. At her first job as a graduate architect, her physics and mathematics background found its logical connection with architecture through Dynamo. This was the first step in her journey towards an integrated computational approach to project delivery.

Since then, she has earned a buildingSMART BIMcreds Certification. In her current position at BIM Consulting, in addition to her Revit expertise, she has had the opportunity to develop her skills in Dynamo, Python, JavaScript and HTML coding, creating PowerApps and Forge apps.

www.bimconsulting.com.au

18:50 - Launch and Future of the Victorian Digital Asset Strategy (VDAS) + Q&A : Tim Mumford (Senior Project Manager – Office of Projects Victoria)

The VDAS has been launched for use on Victorian major projects and Assets. Tim Mumford provides an update on the cornerstone document, the VDAS Strategic Framework. Tim will also detail what to expect, and where to from here with regards to VDAS.

Following the launch will be an audience Q&A session with Tim Mumford and Steve Appleby.

Victorian-Digital-Asset-Strategy.pdf

Speaker Bio

Tim Mumford is an engineer and project manager with a over decade of experience in public and private sectors. Tim's experience hails from offshore drilling, large mining, minerals, and metals projects, management consulting in projects, and now with the Department of Treasury and Finance. Tim leads the strategy and implementation of the Victorian Digital Asset Strategy.

19:15 - Industry Update

Get the latest BIM news about upcoming BIM events, industry developments and general musings from MelBIM Committee member Will Joske.