Committee

Robert Manna
Stantec Inc.
 
Robert works for Stantec in the Boston office, he has been a key team member on multiple projects, and he now serves as the BIM R&D leader for the firm as well as providing business consulting services for clients implementing BIM. He has taught internally and helped develop the curriculum for training new users, provides high level support as well as planning and implementation of new tools. He has spoken at: RTC NA, Autodesk University, has been a guest lecturer at the BAC, and has presented at BIM events hosted by the AIA, ACEC, Autodesk and resellers. He has written two articles about Revit for the AUGI AEC Edge magazine, and has written assessment questions for KnowledgeSmart. He maintains a personal blog dedicated to Revit & BIM. When he has time he hangs out with his wife and two year old daughter, and enjoys skiing, swimming and biking.
Craig.Barbieri

Craig Barbieri helps firms identify and better utilize the latest design technologies available to enhance the practice of design. Having spent 6 years implementing BIM and design capabilities at the internationally recognized AEI firm KlingStubbins, and contributing to the success of the first IPD project in New England, he has rare insight into the challenges firms are facing with BIM. He has overseen the design and management of the implementation of BIM workflows for complex BIM projects, ensuring the coordination of disciplines, consultants and technologies.  He has managed BIM projects involving all disciplines and worked on and coordinated some of the largest and most complicated BIMs ever created. He is keyed into the latest technology research, testing, training and implementation methods.

With experience in mission critical, federal government, design excellence, and IPD projects, Craig Barbieri has a broad understanding of BIM in the building industry.

Wesley Benn
RTC Events Management / ADDglobal / University of New South Wales
 

Wesley is the founder of RTC Events Management and chairman of the Revit Technology Conference series. As a long-term user and advocate of Revit, Wesley has been speaking and teaching in the field since starting to play with a pre-release version of the software.

 

ADDglobal (www.addglobal.com.au) is an outsourcing and BIM consulting team operating Australia-wide and internationally. Projects have ranged from documentation services across multiple project types and disciplines; to architectural design management for designers, developers, contractors, and owner-operators; to BIM and technology management of major projects (up to $14 billion) around the world. Together, the team offers a breadth and depth that touches on all aspects of the BIM ecosystem and offers clients high level expertise and a truly encompassing service.

 

Wesley has worked directly with Autodesk on Revit development and implementation, built Revit content for manufacturers and end-users, and has implemented Revit and other BIM tools into well over 300 practices throughout South-East Asia..

 

Wesley is a regular speaker at events throughout Australia and overseas talking about technology, Integrated Practice, and facilities management; he founded (and chaired for 5 years) the Revit User Group, Sydney; and is a lecturer and the BIM course convener at the University of New South Wales, in Sydney, Australia.

 

Josh Emig
Perkins+Will
 

Josh Emig is Director of Digital Practice at Perkins + Will, where he focuses on the integration of people, technology, and process in a global interdisciplinary design practice. The Digital Practice group works across 23 offices in six countries to expand design possibility, optimize performance, enable effective decisions, and foster collaboration through technology. Prior to joining Perkins + Will, Josh co-directed Auburn University’s Master of Integrated Design & Construction program and directed the Applied Technology Group at SHoP Architects in New York.

David Harrington
Walter P Moore
 

David J. Harrington is currently President of Autodesk User Group International and acting as Speaker Manager for RTC 2013 North America. He has written a number of CAD related books, most recently Mastering Revit Structure 2010 and often writes articles for trade magazines. David currently works for Walter P Moore, a consulting engineering firm based in Houston, Texas and in addition to his role as a structural Designer provides in-house Revit training and customization. He often teaches at Autodesk University in the structural discipline and his personal blog can be found at http://caddhelp.blogspot.com.

Lee Miller
HOK
 
Lee Miller is a Vice President and the Director of BIM Services for HOK. He has nearly 18 years of experience in the AEC industry and has supported a wide variety of projects, including commercial, health care, interiors, aviation, justice, and urban design. Lee works very closely with the BIM Managers and project teams to implement HOK’s standards and process to projects. 

He also provides support for BIM Managers and BIM Coordinators, assisting in the organization of the project data, developing custom procedures, and customizing the software to make the most efficient use of their technology for project work. He is also responsible for producing firmwide standards and guidelines that conform to HOK’s culture as well as emerging best practices.

David Spehar, AIA
Stantec Inc.
 

David is a licensed architect with over 20 years of experience on a wide range of architectural projects.  He has been a Revit user and BIM advocate since 2003 and is a Revit Architecture Certified Professional.  David is currently Stantec’s Corporate BIM Leader overseeing the firm-wide practice integration of BIM through training and education, development of best practices, project management support, multi-discipline BIM collaboration, and performance based design integration.  He is a leader in helping Stantec transition from a document based design process to an intelligent model based design process.

David has a strong background in architectural project management and project BIM management. His strengths include client interface, BIM planning, project cost control, overall project coordination, and schedule management. Throughout his career he has been responsible for a range of responsibilities from complete project design, documentation and management of smaller projects, to project management and coordination of large, complex projects.

 

Robert Yori
Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)
 

Robert Yori is a Senior Digital Design Manager at the New York office of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. He co-manages the office’s Digital Design research and implementation efforts, designs and maintains learning curricula and content, trains project teams, advises and mentors in BIM and other design technology matters,  and co-leads SOM's Firmwide BIM & Digital Design initiatives.

In addition, Robert develops BIM curricula for and teaches at New York University and the New York School of Interior Design, and has presented at Autodesk University, ACADIA, RTC, and BIMForum.  His work has also been published in the Journal of Building Information Modeling.

Robert received both his Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.