Nicolas Ortiz Abello
New Frontier Technologies Lead
Nicolas finished his studies in civil engineering in Bogota, Colombia. After working in commercial and infrastructure projects he became aware of how technology could improve productivity in the AEC sector. This encouraged him to question the way the industry works and inspired him to seek continuous improvement. He joined Build Change in 2018 to consolidate the New Frontier Technologies division, which oversees innovation for design and construction in all of the organization’s country programs. Since then, Nicolas has worked in Colombia, Philippines and Nepal leading the development of BIM based tools for structural assessment, design and construction of safe houses and schools.