Trained as an architect, with a background in design and project management of 17+ years, I’ve delivered projects for several developments in Portugal, Angola, and Brazil, covering all design stages.
Along with my experience managing a Lisbon-based design company for 11 years, I’ve researched and underwent training in BIM-based workflows since 2012. Today I’m a founding partner of a LIMSEN, a BIM Consultancy that helps design firms, construction companies and quantity surveyors making that same transition.
As Head of Operations at LIMSEN, my primary role is to develop the business strategy and implement consistent day-to-day procedures: financial planning & review w/ corrective actions on a weekly basis; production auditing; coordination; quality and customer-service and creating new leads.
My secondary role is to deliver in-loco BIM training to staff and to LIMSEN’s customers, as well as research and develop on BIM to assure up-to-date knowledge and standards.
What to expect during the event
In recent years, many owners have gained awareness of BIM advantages and their potential savings in both time and money. Fidelidade is the leading market insurer in Portugal and has acquired, through Fidelidade Property Europe, a large plot of land in central Lisbon which is bound to host a mixed-use (offices, retail and housing) 250.000 sq.m. GBA development over the next 6 years. Rockbuilding, the Project Manager, was responsible for setting the technical due diligence and this included ambitious BIM requirements for the design, construction and operation phases. Limsen was appointed as the BIM Manager for the development and its scope encompasses defining BIM uses and requirements; developing with the task teams a BIM Execution Plan (BEP); defining coordination goals; reviewing and checking the models and their clashes and communicating them back to the task teams to review their models; managing the models update during construction works and auditing the information handover to the Asset Management applications. By contracting BIM for this development, the Owner is aiming at improving efficiency and reducing construction costs and waste and gradually improving their maintenance. These goals are being pursued using BIM workflows specifically for: Design Authoring and Review, 3D Coordination, Quantification, and Record Modeling. For the implementation of this collaborative process Limsen has been using 2 platforms: Plannerly for BIM Management and BIM 360 Docs for Collaboration, Information Management and Design Review. As the development is composed of 5 different parcels corresponding to 5 different projects each with an average of 10 different teams, the big challenge is to coordinate the flow of information between companies with different levels of BIM Implementation.
- BIM requirements
- BIM challenges
- Set up clear BIM Uses / Goals
- Keep track of coordination changes
- Manage BIM Design teams