Seminar: BIM For Small Practices (Part 3)

November 2015, 18th - November 2015, 18th

About the Seminar

Arney Fender Katsalidis is a small firm with successful BIM workflows implemented for large and prestigious residential and workplace global projects, while collaborating with other architects/disciplines/designers/consultants on different time zones. The seminar will showcase the way workflows are organised in the practice and how the right tools and staffing are selected for the job.

This talk will focus on how BIM workflow optimisation has allowed Arney Fender Katsalidis to work on a significant number of schemes internationally, as well as in England and Scotland. The speakers will discuss current methodology in the office regarding BIM, staffing and the workflow of key projects, and how they have been working towards increasing BIM capability in a young practice.

A precedent study will demonstrate successful collaboration of models using standardised templates across continents and a workflow system via FTP that allowed a relatively small practice to design and manage construction of an office tower abroad.

Arney Fender Katsalidis is currently designing an 80 storey residential tower in New York City, recently won a design competition for a 35 storey residential tower in South London and BIM tools are enabling the creation of over 3,000 apartments across Central London.

Adrem - BIM For Small Practices - AFK ©

Adrem – BIM For Small Practices – AFK ©

About the Firm

Arney Fender Katsalidis enables people to work, live and play better. They do this by creating beautiful buildings and inspirational interiors. They are a boutique global design firm with an integrated approach to architecture, interiors and art. They have a specific focus on residential, hotel, workplace and cultural sectors to ensure they are specialist in what they do. Globally, Arney Fender Katsalidis’ 150 design professionals work from three studios – London, Melbourne and Sydney. The firm has projects across the United Kingdom and in the USA, Canada Middle East, Asia and Australia.


About the Speakers

Peter Vrahimis

Position: BIM Leader / Technical Designer

Peter Vrahimis has been with Arney Fender Katsalidis since the early days. He is an experienced BIM/Revit user with over 6 years of extensive knowledge of the software. His knowledge of Revit for large scale projects enabled the management of projects whilst co-ordinating design and project teams to achieve high-quality project delivery under strict deadlines.

Peter uses his BIM and Revit expertise in the practice during the design and documentation stages and has contributed to its success in both an architectural and BIM coordination capacity on a number of competition and delivery to site projects. He is instrumental in championing the software among junior staff members and facilitating exacting standards are met.


Bronwen Lohlun

Position: Senior Architectural Designer / BIM Coordinator
Qualifications: Registered Architect, South African Council of Architects (Architect Professional)

Bronwen Lohlun is a highly experienced technical architect and BIM coordinator working across all areas of building design. She has been involved in Revit model production and implementation since 2006 and has also managed BIM technical documentation on a number of projects in the UK. She focuses on technical delivery, coordination and production of construction information and sees BIM and Revit as integral to the process.

Bronwen’s role at Arney Fender Katsalidis includes involvement in training staff to upscale their skills, development of office standards and office-wide Revit templates and technical documentation. She is passionate about how workflow could be streamlined in order to allow architects to focus on the design and delivery of better buildings.


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