Ian Coats

Autodesk, Inc.
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.

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COVID-19 Update

20th May 2020

DBEI has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation around the world. While some parts of our society are beginning to open in baby-steps, none of us know how the situation will develop over the coming months. As such, DBEI has now made the decision to postpone all our 2020 events to 2021 as the well-being of all our partners and participants in our events remains our utmost priority. For new details on each region please visit our event pages. We have also sent communications to all registered attendees, speakers or sponsors for all of our 2020 events.

In the interim, DBEI will be launching several exciting virtual events and webinars in 2020 to continue to deliver the same expertise, insights and knowledge to the AEC industry during these uncertain times. We also have some other exciting initiatives we are working on to continue to provide value to our community, which we look forward to sharing with you all shortly.

We wish to thank you all for your support and appreciate your patience and understanding under the current circumstances and will continue to update our website and the community if there are any changes.

If you have any concerns or questions about our events please email us at info@dbei.org