Technical Specialist: Structural BIM
Ian currently serves as a Technical Specialist on Structural BIM at Autodesk. As part of his current role, he provides consulting services, software demonstrations, training and industry liaison. He started in the construction industry as a Draftsman, Layout Engineer and Site Manager for a large General Contractor in Scotland working commercial developments, industrial plants and bridges. Subsequently, he focused towards the steel industry gaining experience as a Project Manager for a fabrication shop, before moving into the early BIM era creating structural models of major retail developments for the largest fabricator in the country. After relocating to the USA he has become more involved in construction software, leading a Technical Support Team and then as a Product Manager. He delivers thought leadership talks and technical demonstrations regularly to prominent industry groups.