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FREE BIM for Architects by Architects briefing and CPD session

Posted on: 12 June 2014
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Aimed at middle management and recently qualified Architects looking at gaining a better understanding of the BIM process and technical workflow issues surrounding architects on their journey toward working in a BIM enabled environment.

This session will be an opportunity to:

  • Hear the first-hand knowledge and experiences of using BIM on construction projects over the last five plus years from two of the professions leading BIM experts

–     Rebecca De Cicco (Digital Node and BIM2050)
–    Casey Rutland (Arup Associates)

  • Be introduced to the content, knowledge and skills that participants will learn from attending our ‘BIM for Architects by Architects’ courses
  • Help inform the content of the course if our experts have missed anything you think may be beneficial.

For more information on the course  click here


Casey D Rutland BA(Hons)Arch.Pg.Dip.Arch.RIBA Rebecca De Cico
Casey is an Architect and Associate Director at Arup Associates, specialising in BIM project design, delivery and management.As Associate Director of Arup Associates he is responsible for the Architectural application of BIM processes throughout the company’s offices. Whilst fulfilling the role of overall BIM co-ordinator on our major projects and others across the Arup group, he is often found in infrastructure, engineering, knowledge-sharing and education forums.He continues to lead the implementation of relevant technologies to extract the most from Arup Associates models. He co-ordinates ongoing training at office and project level and leads the assessment of other software tools and updates, ensuring that Arup Associates retain their position as a leading multidisciplinary practice capable of delivering projects at a consistently high BIM standard.
Architectural Sectors: Sports, Hotel/Leisure, Residential, Healthcare, Commercial & Education.The BIM process at a strategic and day to day project level.Sustainability, new technologies, knowledge-sharing.Casey is part of the #UKBIMCrew & the extended #GlobalBIMcrew  – informal and organic groups, seeking to share knowledge and development of BIM across the globe. They have been highlighting software issues to vendors, making efforts to change how AEC students are educated and spreading the knowledge globally, in an OpenBIM environment.



Having worked in Architectural practice close to 12 years Rebecca’s keen interest in how digital technologies can influence the design process is a strong passion. Rebecca has been engaged in education in design and BIM globally, ranging from Australia, the UK and the US. Her objective now lies in engaging with the industry to drive and influence real change and learn from those others who are also engaged in the process.Rebecca’s interests along with the experience gained throughout the years of working within an architectural environment have allowed Rebecca to understand that the BIM process is becoming a major influential factor in the way we deliver buildings all over the world. Through this keen interest and practical experience she has been able to develop her skills further and start to influence the wider community by founding her own BIM consultancy ‘Digital Node’. The aim of Digital Node is to support clients, consultants and suppliers in their adoption, processes and general workflow guidance when it comes to BIM. The consultancy is proving successful as she is working with high profile Architects and clients to support delivery of projects in a BIM environment.Rebecca is also the Steering Group Leader for the CIC’s BIM2050 Group – a group of young professionals that have come together to drive a change approach and be a voice for the industry today and ultimately affect the next generation of construction professionals.Within the group Rebecca has been involved in understanding the link between education and industry and as a result has strong connections with key Education leaders across the UK and Australia.Communication and knowledge sharing is a large part of BIM and Rebecca has become an integral part of the #UKBIMCrew community on Twitter to promote and share this knowledge. Rebecca’s experience has also allowed for a variety of speaking events and opportunities within the community of BIM in the UK. 

As well as being Revit Architecture 2013 Certified she also attends the Autodesk Gunslinger event in Boston annually to trial and test the new release of Autodesk Revit.



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