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EMAGN forum - BIM 


Date: Thursday 11th October 
Time: 5.45pm- 7.30pm

Venue: (Provided by HDR)

Space & Co, Room 9.01

Level 9, 360 Elizabeth Street.



5.45 - Guests arrive

6.00 - Presentation

7-7.30pm - Questions and discussion time



This EmAGN Forum we will be discussing workflow management efficiencies for the successful progression into construction management; in particular, working with others.

BIM is an intelligent 3D based modelling process of data generation for architectural, engineering and construction professionals. Increasingly, BIM is becoming standard practice not only on larger projects with large teams, but can be useful across all scales.

One of the many benefits of BIM is for efficient workflow management processes when planning a project for deliverables and construction documentation drawings. Ensuring BIM standards are met with and continually training staff to comply with these can be difficult.

Topics include: BIM in practice, management plans, project set up, computation techniques and more, for the successful coordination with consultants and delivery of the services we are contracted for. How does BIM flow?



Holger de Groot, Director of BIM, HDR

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 not only passionate about the implementation of BIM in the planning process, but he also has a strong link to the construction side of projects, having participated in and managed BIM projects in a variety of roles in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

Holger is a lecturer at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), registered at the Institute of Architects (#20262) in Germany (AKNDS) and a sought-after author and speaker at BIM related conferences. He holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Auckland, and has also studied at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hanover.

Guillermo Aranda-Mena, Associate Professor, RMIT University

Associate Professor Guillermo Aranda-Mena (PhD) is​ the Director or RMIT's Construction Procurement Group and is UNESCO Architecture Professor at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

He has worked on research, consulting and education in the built environment disciplines of architecture, planning and building operations for over two decades. In particular 'life-cycle' design, construction and operations under Public-Private Partnerships.

Guillermo is cofounder of MelBIM the largest Building Information Modelling professional group in Australia, a well-published scholar and Regional Editor - Australasia – for Facilities by Emerald Scientific Publishers.

Guillermo provides independent consulting and expert advice to private and corporate clients at early​project stages to inform decision-makers, develop governance strategies and create conceptual sketches to envision architectural environments and infrastructure provision". His clients include a wide range of government, educational and corporate organisations.

The University provides an excellent case to demonstrate the value of BIM for lifecycle assessment and use: from architectural design to construction procurement and building operations across its campuses in Australia, Europe (Spain) and Southeast Asia (Singapore, Vietnam and Hong Kong) where he also operates.

Ticket Costs
Members: $5

Non Members: $20 


Space & Co 

Room 9.01, Level 9

360 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne

Australian Institute of Architects
Victorian Chapter
Level 1, 41 Exhibition Street 
T: 03 8620 3866 
E: vic@architecture.com.au


TERMS & CONDITIONS: 1. The Victorian Chapter has the right to cancel or alter the dates, speakers or venue of an event. 2. In the event of cancellation, bookings will be transferred to the next available event unless the registrant requests otherwise. 3. No cancellations or refunds two (2) working days prior to the event. 4. People attending in replace of the registered person must pay the ticket fee associated with their membership type. 5. Please note that start and end times are an estimation. Some seminars may finish earlier or later than the proposed time. 


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