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.