Rui Gavina

Digital Practice Manager

Rui Gavina is the Digital Practice Manager at VN2R, a structural engineering firm. He leads the BIM business development and is responsible for the design and introduction of new and optimized approaches on the use of digital technologies. He is also the Structural BIM advisor of DiRoots, a BIM consultancy and digital technology company. Rui has previously collaborated in one of the first Portuguese structural engineering firms to use Revit and embrace BIM collaborative processes. He was also the BIM implementation leader in a renown structural engineering firm before becoming a partner in VN2R.
Rui is an active community member in the digital built environment. He is the speaker manager of BILT Europe, one of the most well-recognized and respected events related to BIM and digital technologies. Rui is one of the founders of the group ISEPBIM, a non-profitable BIM community related to the Polytechnic Institute of Engineering of Porto (ISEP-IPP), focused on the promotion and dissemination of BIM in Portugal and creating a closer engagement between the academic environment and the industry.
Rui received a Bachelor and Master degree in Civil Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of Engineering of Porto (ISEP-IPP) and took a post graduate degree on Computer Aided Structural Design.

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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.

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