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BIM is the digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a building, piece of physical infrastructure or environment. BIM serves as a shared knowledge resource for information about an asset throughout its lifecycle—supporting decision making—from strategic appraisal and planning, design and construction to operation, maintenance and renewal.

BIM enables a collaborative way of working using digital processes to enable more productive methods of planning, designing, constructing, operating and maintaining assets through their lifecycle.

Governments in Australia recognise the importance of BIM in the delivery and management of infrastructure assets as it offers many benefits throughout the asset lifecycle and has the potential to drive efficiency, value for money, productivity, innovation and safety. (source: QLD Gov – Digital Enablement for Queensland Infrastructure).


Jordan Haimes | Community Engagement Officer, Cross River Rail

Jordan is currently working as a Community Engagement Officer with the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority on the delivery of the $5.4B Cross River Rail project. In this role, he assists with project management and the fit out of the Cross River Rail Experience Centre.

Vincenza Floria | Design and Project Manager , Geodata Eng

Vincenza is a Civil Engineer with 28 years’ experience, out of which over 18 are matured at Geodata and 10 on Digital Engineering and R&D. She became a specialist in numerical modeling starting from her M.Sc. thesis and she is now lecturer at the II level Master ‘”Tunnelling and TBMs” Politecnico di Torino (course: Numerical Design). At Geodata, she brought her experience in numerical modelling into the design of international infrastructure projects. Since 2015, Vincenza has been involved with some important projects in Australia (Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane). She is currently Design Manager for Geodata Eng. of TBM tunnel and cross-passages in CRR project in Brisbane.

Neil Tyson | Business Development Manager, Deswik Group

With business development and strategy at the core of his role, Neil has key interests in safety leadership and complex systems risk management which are vital for effective catastrophic risk management, and to improve from the current plateau in safety performance in the mining industry.

Jurij Karlovsek | Lecturer, University of Queensland

Jurij has experience both in industry and academia, with his road area of expertise lying in Geotechnical Engineering – specifically, conventional and mechanised tunnelling, construction information technology and non-destructive testing in tunnels. As a representative of the University of Queensland, he works hard to engage with the community by creating and implementing associations that seek to inform, educate and empower young professional tunnelling engineers.