Strategic Solutions Lead
Jay Merlan’s passion for digital construction began at 14 years old when he started to build 2.5-dimensional models to create custom video game maps. Decades later, Jay has honed his passion for technology to support the creation of data-rich models for the building industry.
With over 15 years of experience in the AEC sector, his background as BIM Manager at multiple MEP firms eventually led to his role as the National BIM Lead at Affiliated Engineers, Inc. (AEI). After several years of establishing BIM workflows on the design side of the industry, Jay sought out to enrich his knowledge further and was inspired to learn how BIM is used in construction. This prompted Jay to move into his role as VDC Coordinator on a variety of high-profile construction projects where he was immersed in the BIM processes that directly affect on-site activities.
Today, Jay is the Strategic Solutions Lead for Unifi Labs, Inc. and has his sights set on leveraging BIM data throughout all facets of the AECO industry. He not only lends his experience to clients by providing insight on implementation of Unifi’s suite of tools, but also engages with strategic clients such as Katerra to assist in BIM standards development. Jay leverages his industry experience to help drive the vision, growth and innovation of the Unifi platform as well as to support Unifi’s sales, marketing, and customer success efforts.