Melissa Thiessens

Parallax Team
BCS Committee Member

Melissa has been working in the building and design industry for over 18 years and is now a Design Technology Specialist at Parallax Team where she works with design and construction teams to implement and/or supplement their Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Practice Technology strategies. In her previous position as BIM Manager at GSBS Architects, she gained valuable experience in leading a firm-wide implementation of new design technology and worked on projects ranging from higher education and commercial to hospitality and justice.

Melissa’s passion for her industry has led her to becoming an Autodesk Certified Instructor while teaching Revit courses at Salt Lake Community College and University of Utah. She has also been a speaker at industry events such as RTC/BILT, Autodesk University, and local user groups, and has been invited to participate in multiple Autodesk Inside the Factory events in both North America and China. Locally she sits on college program advisory committees as well as supporting the Wasatch Front Revit User Group and a BIM Manager Roundtable Group. In her spare time, she serves on the Building Content Summit (BCS) Committee and is a Co-Host of the Simply Complex VR/ Gaming Podcast.
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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.

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