Group BIM Manager, Robert Bird Group
Ken is an architect and certified BIM manager, and possesses more than 20 years of experience in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industry. Ken brings a variety of design, project coordination, BIM and management experience in the areas of defence, residential, commercial and government works.
He has participated in a number of national and international projects namely, the Single Leap Defence Force School of Signals, The New Royal Children’s Hospital, Hong Kong Passenger Clearance Building and Methodist Richardson Medical Centre in Texas. He has also provided tender assistance as an assessor to the Australian Department of Defence in the selection of potential building sites across Australia.
As Group BIM Manager, Ken is an advocate for Integrated Project Delivery across the building industry and is actively involved in the protocols and strategies including BIM compliance and utilisation within projects. On a company level, Ken plays a hands-on role in providing project BIM support in BIM Management and Application.
As part of the Engineering and Technology pillar, Ken collaborates with 3D parametric modellers, digital designers and programmers to extract and use building information data for performance and project-based analyses from engineering to virtual construction.
Ken completed his double degree in architecture and received his master’s in architecture from the University of Adelaide. He participates in BIM working groups and is a regular speaker across conferences in the Asia Pacific region.