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Niko Gamsakhurdiya


Head of BIM Department


In the past, I began my journey as a passionate architecture student at the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology (LUCT) in Malaysia. Following my graduation, I gained hands-on experience as an intern at Idea Workshop, where I honed my craft creating models and assisting in the preparation of architectural designs. My career path took a significant leap when I started a YouTube channel to share my architecture-related insights and tutorials. Simultaneously, I was making significant strides in my professional life as well, working as an architect at Technic R&D and later at LINE Architects, where I specialized in interior architecture. In the quest to expand my skills and portfolio, I took up a role at ABD Architects, working on an intriguing project with Huawei in Russia. Driven by my desire to work with Revit, I then moved to Chapman Taylor, where I had the opportunity to be involved in the conceptual stages of major projects. Gradually, my focus shifted towards Building Information Modeling (BIM), leading me to become a BIM Manager at SPEECH Architects and later at CPU PRIDE. At SPEECH, my primary responsibilities involved training and standardizing, while at CPU PRIDE, I was offered the chance to manage the BIM department, overseeing various bureaus and general design contractors. Currently, I serve as the BIM Department Head at Speech Architects, where I continue to embrace and spearhead cutting-edge architectural solutions. Outside my professional life, my affinity for Python programming helps me understand computer science principles, aiding my role as a BIM manager. With this symbiotic relationship between my work and hobby, I continue to contribute to the Revit and BIM community online, sharing my experiences and learning from others.

 What to expect during the event

Presentation Plan: Introduction Outline of the presentation: Discuss the purpose of a proprietary web service within the company and its importance to architects. Problem Statement Discuss why we need our own web service within the company. Explanation of how a web service supports and develops open-source projects. Importance of data localization on company servers. Discuss the added benefit of being able to demonstrate projects to clients without giving them system access, and only showing necessary data. Technical Implementation Detailed discussion on how to set up the service and its usage. Extensive coverage of the technical aspects involved in deploying such a service. Demonstration Demonstrate the system in action, showing real-time results for attendees to visualize the discussed points. Benefits and Future Prospects Discuss the advantages and potential benefits that one can receive by deploying this database. Talk about future improvements, updates, and expansion possibilities for this web service. Conclusion Recap of the main points discussed during the presentation. Q&A session for addressing any queries from the audience. Understanding the Need for Proprietary Web Services: Gain an understanding of the importance of having a proprietary web service within a company, and how it helps in data localization and client presentations. Advantages and Opportunities: Grasp the numerous benefits of having this database in your company and the future possibilities it presents. Contributing to Open Source: Appreciate the significance of supporting and developing open-source projects and how using services like these contribute towards this cause.

Creating a user-friendly web service for Revit using Speckle

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