- Ten years experience applying BIM in both construction and design across a wide variety of project types.
- Eight years experience using, supporting, and developing workflows for Autodesk Revit.
- Highly proficient at creating computational design models using Rhino Grasshopper or Revit adaptive components.
- Six years experience developing C#.Net software and add-ins for Revit, Rhino, and other AEC software.
- Motivated to work and learn independently. Nearly all software development skill have been self taught.
- Have developed, maintained, and troubleshooted an array of production applications using an agile methodology.
- Adept at following established software development principles such as test driven development, domain driven design, and other object oriented design patterns.
- Experienced using both Subversion and Git source control systems.
Feb 2008 – Present
- Currently working as part of the Digital Design Group promoting the use of technology across SOM.
- Assists designers in early concept design by creating grasshopper definitions to generate geometry and other scripts and tools to perform analysis of the designs.
- Oversaw the adoption of Revit in the firm over the past 7 years. Provided the primary support for over 10 Revit projects including residential, office, and lab buildings. This involved training the teams, maintaining the models, and developing the more complex Revit content.
- Participates regularly in a number of firm-wide groups including the BIM Standards Committee. Serves as the chair of the BIM Coordination Committee and Revit API Task Force.
- A major contributor to the SOM BIM Wiki, an internal website which documents the standards and best practices for implementing BIM at SOM.
- Currently working directly with the senior designers in the office to develop and document standard templates, content, and associated workflows for the office.
- Spearheaded the use of asana.com, a collaborative task management tool, as a means to organize and prioritize all the various initiatives of the Digital Design Group.
- Designed and developed a variety of custom tools using the APIs of Revit, Rhino, Grasshopper, and Navisworks. This includes tools for generating geometry, automating repetitive tasks, validating models, and performing analysis of designs.
- Maintained, troubleshooted, and updated these applications based on feedback from users using the tools on active projects.
- Engineered and implemented a Revit Add-In Library application for packaging, versioning, distributing, and updating Revit add-ins. Users across the firm are able to easily install both internally developed and 3rd party add-ins from this library.
- Used Subversion and later Git source control systems to track and version all software development projects.
- Mentored colleagues with no prior .NET development experience in creating their own Revit add-ins and using version control.
Jul 2005 – Jan 2008
- Worked as part of the Integrated Delivery Advancement Team (IDAT), whose purpose is to advance the use of technology and building information models throughout Mortenson.
- Acted as a lead technical resource for the group, and played a crucial role in six out of nine IDAT R&D committees including serving as the chair of the company’s standards committee.
- Worked on a variety of projects including hospitals, lab buildings, and college campuses.
- Created 3D structural and architectural Revit models from 2D design documents.
- Worked with the design teams to resolve issues found in the design as the models were created.
- Leveraged the models on site for planning and managing site logistics.
- Led weekly 3D building system coordination meetings using Navisworks Clash Detective.
- Generated drawings directly from the coordinated models to be used by field staff for construction.
- Taught an introduction to Autodesk Revit class to a mix of undergraduate and graduate students who used Revit to model a precedent project of their choice.
- The class covered the technical aspects of using Revit as well as broader topics such as general graphics standards and documentation best practices.
Master Draftsman / Lead Electrician
Feb 2004 – Sep 2004
- Responsible for creating and maintaining the architectural drawings of their remodel project.
- Created as-built drawings by directly measuring the existing building, as no previous plans were available.
- Worked with the designer and contractor to create new drawings that reflected the changes of the remodel.
- Delivered the final drawings to the department of planning for permitting purposes. The drawings were also used as backgrounds by the project’s structural engineer.
- Later, managed and performed the electrical work required by the remodel. This involved removing all existing conduit and fixtures, and rewiring the entire 13,000 sf building.
- Self-instructed the skills and city codes applicable to the project.
- Created and updated electrical schematics as work progressed.
Received June 2005
Relevant Coursework: Construction Materials, Surveying, AutoCAD, Transportation, Soil Mechanics, Environmental Engineering, Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulic Engineering, Elementary Structures I & II, Advanced Structures I&II, Reinforced Concrete, Timber, Foundations, Prestressed Concrete, Capstone Structural Design Project
Received December 2012
Design/Delivery Process Innovation Using BIM
UW Benjamin D. Hall
Lead Design Coordinator
July 2005 – November 2005