Brisbane Day 2: Digital Engineering & BIM stream
The Digital Engineering & BIM stream on Day 2 provides a deeper dive into the themes presented in the Conference on Day 1. It’s a low-cost, high-value day, packed full of top experts in their field within construction and infrastructure.
You’ll learn about BIM & DE, digital information management, classification systems for infrastructure, digital transformation and implementation, education, innovation, and much more.
Tickets to the Melbourne Day 2: Digital Engineering & BIM stream also includes free access to the Melbourne Day 2: Technology stream, which is run in parallel at the same venue. (click here for the Technology stream agenda).
Each one hour session consists of a 45 minute workshop/presentation and a 15 minute networking break.
Please note that Day 2 tickets are seperate and in addition to Day 1 Conference tickets.
29th October (Brisbane Day 2: Professional Development)
- 8:30am - 9:30am
- The Digital Transition — Crawling Before You Walk
- It’s time to remove all of the acronyms, jargon and technology, let’s break down the way that you can transform your business and improve the processes in which you deliver and maintain your built assets. Industry know the benefits that asset owners will obtain by adopting digital processes, but are they pushing too fast and hard? In this session I will discuss real life examples of inefficiencies through the delivery phase of built assets. I will share the simple steps that people representing asset owners can take to begin their Digital Transition through adjusting their terms of reference documentation for consultants and contractors.
Speakers:Nathan Hildebrandt (Skewed)
- 9:30am - 10:30am
- BIM 101: Successfully Using Digital Information on Your Projects: The Principles You Need to Know
- The principles of BIM Management in line with ISO 19650. This session will introduce delegates to the core processes and principles in line with the international standard ISO 19650.Working on a BIM project requires a consistent method and therefore aligning your projects toward this consistency is crucial in order to drive industry in one consolidated approach. As the application of BIM has been generally inconsistent in this region of the world, the introduction of the ISO will allow companies and individuals to not only apply the same principles of information delivery but also to converse and communicate in the same language. This is crucial to industry in Australia and and therefore this session is of paramount importance to those who work in the design, construction and management of both building and infrastructure assets.
Speakers:Rebecca de Cicco (Digital Node)
- 10:30am - 11:30am
- BIM 102: Applying Digital Information Management Processes
- The application of ISO 19650 in order to document and manage a BIM project. This session is aimed at those who have a sound understanding of BIM and have already applied the principles of BIM to some of their projects. We will discuss some of the core documents both on the client side as well as the supply chain in a consistent way to enable more collaborative and better information management principles. The session will discuss documentation in line with ISO 19650 and what these documents consist of to allow for intelligent and consistent approaches toward BIM and Digital Engineering. With a sound understanding of local BIM standards the session will discuss the key documents which align to the international framework in order for companies to work consistently regardless of where in the world your projects are located.
Speakers:Rebecca de Cicco (Digital Node)
- 11:30am - 12:30pm
- Education for the Digital Future
- With over $200 billion committed for infrastructure develop over the coming five years in just the Eastern states of Australia, two questions come to mind for most serious consultants and contractors. They are, "where can I get appropriately qualified resources to exploit these market opportunities", and, "How can I be sure my current people are fully equipped to meet the opportunities and challenges ahead?" This presentation by the person who coordinated the launch of the country's first bSA accredited university post graduate programs will answer those questions, and more for you. A not to be missed presentation.
Speakers:Alan Patching (Bond Uni)
- 12L30pm - 1:30pm
- Lunch break
- 1:30pm - 2:30pm
- Classification Systems: Enabling Digital Collaboration and Innovation — A Builder’s Viewpoint
- Why are they important? How do they relate to openBIM? Which ones should we consider? How to implement them
Speakers:Paul Nunn (Hansen Yuncken)
- 2:30pm - 3:30pm
- How New Technology and Innovations are Reshaping Engineering
- As designers, constructors and asset operators evolve in their digital engineering strategies, everyone is looking at how “Digital Twins” can be incorporated in their engineering projects and asset operations. At Bentley Systems our focus is on Infrastructure and how Digital Twins fit into both the Project Delivery and Asset Performance phases of the infrastructure lifecycle. Infrastructure asset owners have recognized the potential for leveraging digital twins in applications such as analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in simulations and decision support throughout the lifecycle of design, construction, and operations. To realize this potential, we need a true digital representation of the assets, however for a reliable digital twin there must be practical solutions for their synchronization to changing actual conditions in the real world. A digital twin is a digital representation of a physical asset, process or system, which allows us to understand and model its performance. Infrastructure digital twins—iTwins—are advancing BIM by enabling immersive visualization and analytics visibility. iTwins are emerging now because of a convergence of technologies that enable an immersive and holistic view of infrastructure assets—above and below ground. These include 3D/4D visualization, reality modeling, mixed reality (XR), and geotechnical engineering.
Speakers:Robert Marigliani (Bentley Systems)
- 3:30pm - 4:30pm
- Digital Engineering: Infrastructure Planning to Asset Management (6D BIM) — The Role of Local Government
- Leadership and enablement of Digital Engineering for broader stakeholders Initiatives and lessons learned DE initiatives at Logan Skills and capability development for managing existing portfolios with DE Value proposition extended from now to future infrastructure upgrade cycles
Speakers:Asish Shah (Logan City Council)
Alan Patching (Bond Uni)Professor — Bond University
Professor Alan Patching had forty years of construction and property industries experience before changing careers with a focus more on academia. He began his career as a cadet in the Queensland Department of Works while studying Quantity Surveying at what was then QIT. He left to launch the construction project management consultancy Resource Coordination Partnership (now RCP) in a joint venture with (then) Rider Hunt and Partners. The firm quickly grew to have offices in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney and New Zealand. Alan left RCP to become National Projects Director of giant Japanese construction and development firm Kumagai Gumi, and during his time there, negotiated some of the largest deals in the country’s construction and property history to that time.
In all he has managed or directed projects that would today be valued at well over $20 billion, with his last full time roles being as CEO of the owning entity of the Sydney Olympic Stadium, and the owners’ project director for the design, construction and pre-Olympic operations of the largest Olympics stadium ever constructed. He also acted as Project Director of the pre-construction phases, and advisor to the Treasurer for the development of Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.
Patching also embarked on a career change in the late ninetiesa, earning a masters degree in psychotherapy and counseling practice, and then completing his PhD by combining his two career interests to research industry attitudes to the avoidance and management of stress among professional construction project managers in Australia. Since turning to academia, Alan has delivered construction and project management courses in several countries for three different universities, before joining Bond on a full time basis some four years ago. He is now Professor of construction Management and Project Management, and Associate Dean of External Engagement for the Faculty of Society and Design.
Alan was instrumental in launching the Bond University suite of post-graduate courses in Building Information Modelling and Integrated Project Delivery, the first programs accredited in the country by buildingSMART Australasia.
Asish Shah (Logan City Council)Road Asset Management Program Leader — Logan City Council
Ashish Shah is a road asset strategies and systems program leader at Logan City Council from last 9 years. He is RPEQ in Civil and has masters of engineering in Information Technology from RMIT Uni in Melbourne.
His current enthusiasm includes: financial sustainability, technical innovation and smart ICT in infrastructure life cycle management/ digital engineering.
Nathan Hildebrandt (Skewed)Owner — Skewed
Nathan was told in his second year of Architecture school that his hand drawing was poor and that he needed to find a new way to present his ideas. He went away and taught himself ARCHICAD. Today he is considered one of the best users of ARCHICAD in the world. His philosophy is quite simple, when presented with a problem or a challenge he will find a way to overcome it and deliver an outcome that is superior to where he was before. He is skilled in learning new technologies and understanding quickly whether they can be applied in business to improve effectiveness and efficiencies of day to day operations.
Nathan is highly driven and motivated to succeed. Primarily his focus is on client satisfaction. He achieves this through learning and understanding their key needs and working within budget constraints with his project team to deliver successful projects. His demonstrated achievements lead to him being offered an ownership position at Fulton Trotter Architects and the long-standing relationships he has maintained with clients with some that have lasted over 10 years. Having left Fulton Trotter Architects Nathan now provides Architectural, Digital Services and Training through his business Skewed.
Paul Nunn (Hansen Yuncken)National BIM Manager — Hansen Yuncken
Paul has over 36 years experience in the construction industry and, during this period, has developed his capabilities through experience gained on various projects throughout Australia. Paul started his career with Hansen Yuncken in 2017 bringing with him vast experience is implementing BIM throughout a project delivery cycle with a strong emphasis on the construction and Asset Management phases.
Paul’s background as a registered architect of 26 years prior to another 12 years working for major contractors as a Design Manager, Project BIM Manager, or BIM Director has given him the desire to use available technologies and processes to challenge and improve the current methods of design management and construction.
Paul is responsible for leading the Hansen Yuncken BIM Strategy and developing the required BIM Protocols and Templates, Consultant and Subcontractor BIM scopes and ascertaining and confirming the client BIM deliverables. He supports the overall HY design and construction effort through researching and testing new technologies to promote and implement safety initiatives on the projects and building of data sets during the design and construction that reflects the needs of the Clients Asset Management deliverables.
Rebecca de Cicco (Digital Node)Director — Digital Node
As the sole director and manager of Digital Node the aim is to work hard to support the Construction Industry in the uptake and education surrounding Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Digital Construction and Engineering Methods. The company was founded in 2013 and with its roots in the UK now operates globally to support a variety of differing clients in this ideology.
Rebecca’s aim was to develop support in pockets all over the world to support this incentive, drawing in industry experts to support the overarching ambitions of the business. The three streams of the business are supporting clients strategically in what Digital construction looks like, Project management and support for clients who require resources and strong Digital Engineering or BIM skills and finally education and skills and the curriculum she writes and develops as well as the delivery of Digital Node courses all over the world.
Robert Marigliani (Bentley Systems)ANZ Regional Director — Bentley Systems
Robert Marigliani joined Bentley Systems in 2002 and currently serves as Bentley’s ANZ Regional Director for the Product Advancement Sales team. Among his responsibilities is the management of Bentley’s broad business across the Bentley Civil &Transportation, Structural & Plant, Reality modelling, Buildings and Geotechnical solution sales.
Robert has over 30 years’ experience in the Federal, Municipal, Utility, Water/Waste Water and communications market across Australia/Asia, holding several management, and Sales positions. He has also been responsible for Bentley’s Geospatial sales in The Australia and New Zealand region. Prior to joining Bentley, Robert held several management, sales and Engineering positions within the Utilities and associated industries in Australia, including Siemens and the State Electricity Commission of Victoria.
Robert holds a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from Monash University in Melbourne Australia. Robert works out of the Bentley Systems Melbourne office in Victoria, Australia.