About

Design Technology Leaders brings together professionals from large firms in the Architecture and Engineering (AE) design industry who have a responsibility for managing and implementing design technology. Managed and organized with the help of RTCEvents and the individuals below:

 Chairman

RobertMannaRobert Manna – Chairman, Executive Committee Member
Stantec Inc.

Robert works for Stantec out of their Boston MA office. As a member of the Buildings Group Digital practice team Robert is a key leader in the adoption, implementation and support of new processes and technology throughout the organization. Currently his key responsibilities include: management of custom software development, management of the migration and integration of Design Technology for individual acquisitions, interactions with key technology vendors, liaison with the IT group for configuration and deployment of software and collaboration technologies as well keeping pace with general technology trends and future tech. In the past Robert has worked on a variety of building design projects of various scales and at all stages. He has also spoken at a number of events and conferences over the years, including Autodesk University RTC NA & EUR (now BILT), BIMforum in addition he writes from time to time for various blogs and publications. When not running around the globe and helping teams he enjoys his family (wife, daughter, son) and particularly likes to ski, swim and bike. You can find him on Twitter (@rpiboy) particularly around conferences and events.

 


Executive Committee

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Wesley Benn – RTC Events Management / University of NSW / theDIGITgroup
Executive Chairman
Region Chairman, BILT Europe / AsiaExecutive Committee Member

 

A Sydney-based architect and smart city developer, Wesley is the founder of RTC Events Management and the RTC series. As a long term user and advocate of BIM, Wesley has been speaking and teaching in the field since starting to play with a pre-release version of Revit (and running ArchiCAD in production).Wesley has worked directly with Autodesk on Revit development and implementation, built content for manufacturers and end-users, and has implemented multiple BIM tools into well over 300 practices throughout South-East Asia. He is a regular speaker at events throughout Australia and overseas talking about technology, Integrated Practice, and facilities management; he founded (and chaired for 5 years) the Revit User Group, Sydney; and teaches design, BIM, and architectural technologies at the University of New South Wales, in Sydney, Australia.

 

Craig.BarbieriCraig Barbieri – Executive Committee Member
Francis Cauffman Inc.

Craig Barbieri is an international Design Technology leader and drives the use of technologies to enhance the practice of design and construction. With more than 15 years of experience with information modelling in practice, management, and leadership he has managed some substantial advancements in the use of design technology. Craig has broad insight into the challenges AEC BIM firms face. He has played a key role on the success of some of the largest and most complicated BIMs ever created and the first Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) project in New England. He is an advocate for maximizing the potential of current and new technologies on projects and monitors the effective use of the benefits BIM provides.
Craig holds a Masters of Architecture and Masters of Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Business from the University of California. He is an associate member of the AIA.

 

Megan Green – Executive Committee Member

JBA Consulting Engineers Inc.

Megan Green is the Director of Design Technology at JBA Consulting Engineers, working out of their Las Vegas headquarters for the past 9 years. She oversees company-wide design technology practices across all JBA offices, including their training, standards and documentation. She leads the company’s BIM Focus Group as well as the Drafting Standards Committee and gets out of the office often, serving as an important point of contact for JBA’s clients in implementing BIM solutions. Megan received her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and has been published in AUGIWorld Magazine.

 

David_SpeharDavid Spehar, AIA – Executive Committee Member
Stantec Inc.

David is a licensed architect with over 20 years of experience on a wide range of architectural projects.  He has been a Revit user and BIM advocate since 2003 and is a Revit Architecture Certified Professional.  David is currently Stantec’s Corporate BIM Leader overseeing the firm-wide practice integration of BIM through training and education, development of best practices, project management support, multi-discipline BIM collaboration, and performance based design integration.  He is a leader in helping Stantec transition from a document based design process to an intelligent model based design process.David has a strong background in architectural project management and project BIM management. His strengths include client interface, BIM planning, project cost control, overall project coordination, and schedule management. Throughout his career he has been responsible for a range of responsibilities from complete project design, documentation and management of smaller projects, to project management and coordination of large, complex projects.

 

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Robert Yori – Executive Committee Member
Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)

Robert Yori is a Senior Digital Design Manager at the New York office of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. He co-manages the office’s Digital Design research and implementation efforts, designs and maintains learning curricula and content, trains project teams, advises and mentors in BIM and other design technology matters,  and co-leads SOM’s Firmwide BIM & Digital Design initiatives.In addition, Robert develops BIM curricula for and teaches at New York University and the New York School of Interior Design, and has presented at Autodesk University, ACADIA, RTC, and BIMForum.  His work has also been published in the Journal of Building Information Modeling.Robert received both his Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

 

 

If you would like to become a member of the Design Technology Leaders Group please contact secretary@rtcevents.com and include your name, e-mail, title, company, company size, address (optional), company website and a brief response on “why you belong at DTS”?