Van Woods

US Army of Engineers
BIM Program Manager

Mr. Van Woods is the BIM Program Manager for the Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

In addition to his 21 year tenure within the Corps, Van currently serves as the Vice Chair on the buildingSMART Alliance® Board of Direction. He is passionate about bringing big picture ideas into production-ready environments through agile and other proven software and lean production strategies. As technology advancements accelerate, he is interested in making sure that standards are relevant to practitioners and software providers, are fit for purpose, use best practices from internet standards development and other industries, and are able to be demonstrated and repeated through reference implementations. And most importantly, he wants to encourage a collaborative environment where all of the best ideas and hard work can be brought together to accelerate improvements in the industry as a whole.

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