Build-SA #20.

Topics including:
- Is BIM happening here in adelaide? Lets find out
- Case Study: Pembroke Middle School Redevelopment
- NearMAP!





A presentation from the entire project team on the Pembroke Middle School Redevelopment

Stephen Neale, nearmap

Details coming soon.


Thursday October 17, 8:00am


Bradley Forum, UniSA City West.


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Event 1 - BIM Breakfast

BIM Management, tales from the front

Topics including:
- BIM and people, skills and staffing
- BIM and process, how things have changed
- BIM in the field, getting it out of the office


Dominik Holzer, AEC Connect, Melbourne

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 (due to be published in 2020).

John Schmidt, Brown Falconer, Adelaide

John has over 20 years’ experience in architecture and has been a BIM Manager/ Coordinator for the last 11. Working in both large and small firms in Adelaide and in the Republic of Ireland has given him some insight into the issues facing the industry at those scales and locations.

John has previously been the BIM Coordinator for the architectural arm of a large international multidiscipline company delivering large projects across multiple locations. Now changing speed and focusing more on local issues, John has joined the Brown Falconer team working hard to deliver a variety of projects in Education, Sports and recreation, Health and Accommodation sectors in South Australia.

Gert Van Aswegen, Fulton Hogan, Adelaide

Gert van Aswegen is Fulton Hogan’s National Digital Engineering Manager responsible for spearheading the company’s diversification into this area. Realising the potential for this type of technology within Fulton Hogan’s business, Gert has built up a team of in-house digital engineering experts, nationally, and developed relationships externally with subject matter experts.  

 With more than 20 years’ experience in civil and structural engineering, Gert brings considerable 3D/4D design, constructability and costing experience to the company’s construction and utilities business units, especially with regard to road, bridge and water planning. Noteworthy BIM experience includes the $300M Calvary Hospital expansion and $2B New Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Event 2 - BIM Breakfast

BIM in construction, infrastructure and interiors

Topics including:
- BIM in construction and the AEC industry
- BIM on site in infrastructure
- BIM and interiors


allan chalmers: Lendlease vdc coordinator

Allan is currently Lendlease Services and DesignMake CAD / VDC Coordinator. Allan’s has been developing and integrating CAD technologies to support the appropriate business needs using industry best practices. Prior to his role at Lend Lease, his work has included the construction, building, automotive and aluminum industries. Allan’s professional qualifications are in Mechanical Design, Computer Aided Design, Vocational training, Multimedia and ICT.

alex tsoulakis: lanig 'o’rourke

Alex is a Senior member of the Digital Engineering team at Laing O’Rourke, Alex executes a role in the establishment and management of Digital Engineering in the project delivery environment. Alex's passion for Digital Engineering and his fervour for innovation and technology in the field of design and construction are reflected in his regular involvement in training and development and industry forums. With a strong desire to be a leader in his field Alex has aligned his career path to be critically linked to the ongoing and rapid move towards the implementation of BIM and a digital workflow across major organisations within the construction industry

Senem sensaN: brown falconer

Senem is a skilled and experienced Interior Designer with a background working on a wide range of commercial, defence, health, hospitality and mixed-use projects. She has worked on billion-dollar projects across Australia and brings a passionate interest and enthusiasm to projects, delivering the best possible outcomes, providing aesthetic, intelligent and practical designs. Senem is a previous presenter at Build-SA.


BIM; Coordination to Construction

Topics including:
- Simplifying Model management with connected teams
- Superfamilies
- Connected Cloud Based Specification Writing



Principal Solutions Consultant, Oracle Construction and Engineering

Laura hAywood, ASSOCIATE woods bagot

A registered Architect in South Australia, Laura has worked on a range of projects across various sectors, including Commercial, Residential, Education, Health and Convention Centres.

With a strong technical background in detailed design and construction, Laura uses her skills in 3D modelling and Revit model management to deliver highly coordinated design solutions to her projects.


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