BIM in Australia: A Commercial Perspective

Nathan Dale presented at ‘Implementing BIM in Australia – A Commercial Perspective’

Organised by Consult Australia

This presentation will covered the following points:

  • How should your firms start on the journey to BIM & 3D work flows?
  • What is the best way to implement BIM?
  • How should your firm prepare, to starting the journey?
  • What are the key factors to success?
  • How does your firm make sure they are successful?
  • As you’re getting up to speed on BIM and 3D work flows, how does your firm ensure the first project doesn’t lose money?
  • What are the benefits?
  • Will customers pay for it? And does it matter? Ie will the firm get benefit without the customer making it a deliverable?


Norman Disney and Young Associate/Senior Manager – BIM – David Foley

David is an established leader in the management and implementation of BIM throughout the construction industry. His role at NDY involves the development of BIM protocols, standards, workflows and techniques using the knowledge and experience he has gained from over 20 years experience in both construction and consultancy roles throughout the United Kingdom and Australia. David’s passion and commitment to quality ensures that the key objectives of the stakeholders and project team are incorporated in the project. David is devoted to improvement within the construction industry and is passionate about effective collaboration and performance. David is also a founder member of Collaborate ANZ, a not-for-profit initiative, aimed at anyone in the AEC industry working with BIM. David’s results speak for themselves. His desire to work in partnership with stakeholders, whilst educating the team on the benefits of BIM, means that NDY delivers successful projects for their clients.

DWP Suters, National BIM Manager – Mark Abrahams

With over 15 years experience with leading architectural practices in Sydney and London, Mark Abrahams has an impressive portfolio, both locally and internationally.  As our National BIM Manager, he is responsible for development, training and implementation to maximise dwp|suters’ BIM and Revit capabilities.  His passion and in depth understanding of collaborative technology and its application, combined with his broad project and technical experience, assists him in successfully integrating BIM into our projects. Mark’s vision is to align design with innovation. He has accomplished this through extensive project experience including large scale sports work, world renowned stadiums and Sydney Olympic event overlay work.  Mark has received numerous industry awards for his BIM expertise and as a result is regularly invited to speak at leading conferences and seminars. He is currently working on several major complex hospital developments around Australia.

Point Advisory, Director – Nathan Dale

Nathan is a co-founder and a director at Point Advisory, an integrated sustainability consultancy based in Australia and is currently heading up their Building Design Services team.

As a serial entrepreneur, Nathan has been commercially involved in several successful start-ups across a wide variety of industries including: professional services, IT, building and construction, finance and manufacturing.  In his present role, Nathan has worked on several large scale projects in Australia and been instrumental in developing Point Advisory’s unique BIM capabilities including the development of a new augmented reality visualisation tool called ‘BIMAR’.

For more information please contact Nathan Dale