Thomas Liebich studied architecture at the Bauhaus University Weimar. In 1994 already, he developed basic ideas for working with product models in his thesis. Today, consulting planning offices, construction companies, state and private clients on BIM topics shapes the everyday life of the doctoral engineer and executive partner. His work focuses on implementing BIM strategies and the subsequent quality control from which decisions can be derived. Liebich is nationally and internationally recognised as a BIM expert and plays an active role on various committees and since as early as 1996 has been involved in buildingSMART International, the worldwide association committed to implementing BIM. Under Liebich´s leadership the BIM data standard IFC was created, which is internationally recognized as ISO 16739.
Kerstin Hausknecht studied architecture at Bauhaus University Weimar and Oxford Brookes University. As a graduate engineer, architect and executive partner, she is part of the dual leadership team of AEC3. The architect has realised a full range of planning services from assuming a leadership role in architectural competitions to property supervision. In the year 2009 she achieved a masterpiece: she was in charge of the first architecture competition in Oslo worldwide with BIM submissions. Hausknecht is co-author of the first German BIM guidelines with BIM object catalogues and co-author of the BIM guidelines Germany. She is also actively involved in national and international research projects and through her consultancy work she represents the practical applicability of the digital planning method.
Matthias Weise studied civil and structural engineering at the Technical University Dresden and completed his PhD in the year 2006 at the Institute of Construction Informatics. He has been working with BIM since the end of the 1990s and contributed to expanding statics in the IFC model. In addition to this, for almost ten years he has been involved in further developing the IFC standard as a member of the Model Support Group. The most important topics for the civil and structural engineer: knowledge and innovation management. Weise is a valuable asset to the company AEC3 thanks to his know-how with software modifications and, of course, in the area of research and development. He is currently focusing on developing BIMQ, the first web-based database for requirement and quality management.
Carsten Klempin studied civil and structural engineering at ISB Berlin and computer science at the Technical University Dresden. He has been involved with 3D CAD software since the beginning of the 1990s already and with BIM since 2002. As a BIM expert, the engineer developed the MuM BIM implementation and the training method BIM Ready at MuM acadGraph. He has advised clients from the construction industry for many years and developed strategies for them to optimize their use of BIM. As an expert he trained innumerable users on BIM tools and processes. Since 2017, he has been advising and supporting companies during the implementation of BIM for AEC3.
After graduating from high school Silvia Bagnato completed her training as a travel agent in the year 2002, after which followed positions with leadership responsibility in well-known companies. As Executive Assistant, she is currently not only responsible for all administrative and organisational activities at AEC3 such as bookkeeping and billing, but also supports AEC3 clients and business partners – in five languages – fluently. She has also taken on a leadership role and supports the company with its expansion plans by confidently and professionally handling the international correspondence.
Magdalena Tarkiewicz studied architecture and town planning at the Technical University Breslau and gained her PhD at the Technical University Dresden in the year 2017. As Managing Director at the ZFB Center for Construction Research in Dresden, she led a large number of research and development projects. She is also involved in numerous events related to the BIM topic and created a concept for the apprenticeship programme. As a member of the Chamber of Architects in Saxony and of the BIM Working Group, Tarkiewicz promotes the implementation of BIM in the construction industry and drives forward the know-how transfer as a lecturer at the European Institute for Postgraduate Education. Tarkiewicz has been contributing her expertise to AEC3 since 2019 and supports the team in current research and development projects.
Swathy Surendran received her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Anna University, India, in 2014. In 2015 she began her career as a software engineer at ValGenesis India Pvt Ltd and worked for 3 years in the product development team. She has experience in developing and managing web-based applications. At AEC3 she is currently working on the development of BIMQ.
Maximilian Teutsch obtained his engineering degree (B.Eng.) at the Technical University Rosenheim in 2016. At the same time he successfully completed a carpentry apprenticeship course as part of a dual integrated study program. In the following he worked several years as a project manager and as a research engineer of the BMBF on the topic “digitization in medium-sized companies- use of industrial robots”. As a member of the Ingenieurkammer-Bau, mr. Teutsch acquired his BIM-knowledge through advanced training and seminar programs and since then has deepened this through active modeling with BIM tools. Since 2019, mr. Teutsch brings his expertise to the AEC3 Deutschland GmbH and is currently completing a Master’s degree (master of business administration) in parallel. He supports the team with his information- and projectmanagement skills as a BIM manager, is involved in the further development of BIMQ as well as in current research and development projects.
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Nick Nisbet graduated in architecture in Cambridge and London at the end of the 1970s. At AEC3 UK he coordinates initiatives to optimise processes, especially with COBie and IFC. He leads the XML developments within buildingSMART International and is simultaneously the technical coordinator of buildingSMART UK. He was responsible for implementing BIM/FM standards in the USA and Great Britain and supported and validated many COBie pilot projects for the British government. Nisbet also advises the British BIM Task Group in the application of COBie as part of the British government´s BIM strategy. He is the main author of the BS8541 series for construction product information and co-author of BS1192-4 and COBie2.4.
The construction technician Bob Wakelam brings considerable know-how from CAD and building modelling into AEC3 UK. This includes both the efficient use of construction and building data of the model and, for example, the development of powerful parametrical objects. The building technician has worked for various construction companies and project controllers, such as Kyle Stewarts, Taylor Woodrows (now Vinci UK) and HCB where he was involved in developing software solutions. Alongside T2 Solutions and Beck Technology, the further development of simple building modelling through to the completely integrated BIM are worth mentioning. Wakelam is an expert for software development, 3D modelling systems, web-based mobile applications and interactive websites.