Highlighted Speaker BiosBoard of Trustees: Steve Veres, President (Seat No. 3), Tina Park, First Vice President (Seat No. 2), Nancy Pearlman, Second Vice President (Seat No. 6), Kelly Candaele (Seat No. 4), Mona Field (Seat No. 1), Miguel Santiago (Seat No. 7), Scott J. Svonkin (Seat No. 5), Daniel Campos, Student Trustee
Find out how this technique can effect the way buildings are designed and constructed through the use of generating digital representations. Also covered will be the types of software, training and knowledge needed to deploy a BIM project.
Moderator: Dr. Michael Kurland USC Ed Network


Martin Howell
ARUP, Associate
Martin Howell is an Associate with Arup in Los Angeles and leads their sustainability group. He has over 20 years of experience and is a Certified Energy Manager and LEED Accredited Professional. Martin’s experience consists of assessing and applying low energy and environmentally responsible techniques to meet the needs of his clients for new and existing buildings as well as master planning studies. Martin currently works with Los Angeles Community College District as a key member of their energy team providing technical advice ranging from renewable energy, retro-commissioning, central utility plants and utility incentives. He is also working with San Bernardino Community College District, developing their sustainable construction program. Martin has written corporate sustainability standards for a number of clients including Procter & Gamble and has developed low carbon approaches for projects such as the Treasure Island Master Plan in San Francisco and an 184-acre resort in Aqaba, Jordan.



Monte J. Chapin

Graphisoft, Business Process Leader
Monte J. Chapin has over thirty years of professional experience in the architecture and construction industry; specializing in high-end residential, multi-family, mixeduse and commercial/retail projects. He integrated BIM - Building Information Modeling - into professional practice in 1991. Nearly 20 years later, he is continually expanding the potential of BIM using Graphisoft’s renowned Virtual Building™ solution, ArchiCAD. As Business Process Leader at Graphisoft North America, he is engaging new processes of collaborating, coordinating and communicating information and data contained in the 3D geometry of Virtual Building™ through interoperability initiatives and exchanges of BIM data; particularly, using IFC (Industry Foundation Classes).

Since 2001, he has been mentoring and teaching ArchiCAD and Virtual Building™ - providing architects, designers, engineers, builders and owners with knowledge and solutions necessary to leverage the new paradigm of BIM technology in virtual design and construction processes and workflow.

Monte joined Graphisoft in 2008 to advance the concepts of innovative new processes and workflow using ArchiCAD for design, construction and operations; modeling, simulating and analyzing building performance as integrated systems thinking. He is championing a shared vision: promoting new business models and fostering team learning, as AEC companies revise business strategies to integrate BIM technologies and processes into their organizations.

Currently, a member of the buildingSMART alliance, he is on the Board of Directions. He also served on the Design Work Group and Project Committee for the NBIMS-US Version 2 and will be serving on the Product Development and Market Education Subcommittees for the NBIMS US version 3. Additionally, he is a member of the OmniClass Technology Sponsor Group and OmniClass Development Committee. He is also a participant on the Technical Sub-Committee for the AGC BIMForum.


Alvin Oei

Randall-Baylon Architects, Designer
Since the age of 15, Alvin Oei realized the principles and importance of design by working with his dad in a family owned structural design company called "Oei & Associates." In 2007, Alvin began his educational journey by attending Art Center located in Pasadena. With the opportunity to grow in the industry, Alvin took a detour from school to jump head-first into the professional design industry by working with Randall-Baylon Architects, Inc. as a designer. Alvin specialized in restaurant and health clinic design where he could flourish by putting detail, character and personality into all of his projects. After 6 years, Alvin will be returning to Art Center to finish a degree in Environmental Design in the Fall of 2013 during which time he will continue working in the industry giving workshops in ArchiCAD and working on specialty projects.
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