Calgary Regional Session & Technology Exhibition

June 28-29

Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire

255 Barclay Parade SW

Calgary, Alberta

T2P 5C2, Canada

BIM All Aboard!

A two day jam packed event. Day one will kick off with a CanBIM Tour and the CanBIM Opening Reception. Day two, in the morning, will host concurrent BIM/VDC workshops. BIM Foundations: develop a fundamental understanding of BIM/ VDC and associated strategies. BIM for Advanced Practitioners: optimize your current BIM/VDC workflow/environment to achieve efficiencies.  BIM for Owners: leveraging BIM to address the needs of facility owners and operators and ensuring supplier cooperation.

In the afternoon, attendees will hear from presenters with industry based case studies showcasing projects that address key issues and challenges for all stakeholders. Following these presentations attendees will participate in an open forum panel discussion with industry leaders about the current state of BIMVDC adoption in the Province of Alberta and the future outlook for the province. 


Who should attend?


Government Agencies

Senior Management


Facility Managers

General Contractors




BIM Consultants

Early Bird Deadline May 26th

Supporting Event Sponsors

Keynote Speaker

Neil J. McFarlane, P.Eng.

Assistant Deputy Minister, Health and Government Facilities Division, Alberta Infrastructure

Neil’s career in project management and construction has spanned almost 40 years with experience in both the public and private sectors; as an Owner, a Contractor, and a project management Consultant. The majority of his experience has been with the Alberta Government on a wide variety of projects using various project delivery methods, including Design-Bid-Build, Construction Management, and Design-Build.

Neil believes strongly that teamwork, collaboration and partnering with industry stakeholders lead to better project results for all participants; and the proper use of the appropriate project delivery method and the right tools, such as BIM, make the collaboration process more effective. 

As the Assistant Deputy Minister of Alberta Infrastructure’s Health and Government Facilities Division, which manages projects to accommodate Alberta Government program needs, Neil oversees many major projects as well as providing guidance on selecting the most appropriate project delivery method and procurement process for each project.

Calgary Planning Team

Alex Bahan

VDC / BIM Manager, CHANDOS Construction

Alex is BIM Manager at Chandos Construction Ltd. He has been in the construction industry for over 16 years in various facets, from the Oil and Gas industry to several Residential and Commercial projects outside and in Canada. Alex graduated in 2000 with a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering .

Susan Brattberg

CEO, Global eTraining

Susan Brattberg is proud to be a a member of the CanBIM board, and an Education Committee member, to utilize her relevant expertise and extensive network to enhance the Canadian BIM community.  Susan holds a MBA from the joint UofC and UofA Executive MBA Program, and has a background in Organizational Dynamics Sociology.  She has been running organizations as an entrepreneur for over a decade and has experience in training, project management, client relations as well as marketing, advertising and sales.  Susan’s expertise is in working with industry partners to raise awareness of the benefits of education and to develop and implement high in-demand training programs. Susan is the CEO and co-founder of Global eTraining and has been consulting to employers and implementing corporate and vocational training programs for the past decade. Susan has worked with AEC firms, Education Institutions and Autodesk Authorized Training Centers (ATCs) from around the world to effectively integrate eTraining as part of their BIM training programs.  Susan has attended, exhibited and presented at many BIM and technology related conferences, and is excited to share her learning of the best practices in BIM to CanBIM.  Susan is a supporter of ‘Women in BIM’, as she believes that BIM will improve by attracting and retaining more diverse groups of BIM champions to the industry.

Daniel Doherty, C.E.T., B.Tech,

CM BIM Manager of Virtual Construction, Clark Builders

Daniel is Manager of Virtual Construction at Clark Builders in Edmonton, AB. He has over 15 years experience in the AEC industry starting as a construction laborer. As a certified Architectural Technologist (C.E.T.), he gained experience in the multiple facets of design and construction and played a lead role in the adoption of BIM technology. During his time at Clark Builders he earned his bachelor’s degree in Technology Management(BTech), a Certification of Management in BIM (CM BIM) and continues to implement tools, develop processes and advocate Building Information Modelling. Daniel is Vice Chair of the Alberta center of excellence for BIM (aceBIM) and has presented at various BIM conferences including Autodesk University (AU) and the Revit Technology Conference (RTC).

Bob Heyman

President, Summit Technologies Ltd.

Bob Heyman founded Summit to provide better technology solutions to all members of the building ecosystem. With over 10 years of experience in architectural practice and over 22 years consulting and supporting design professionals, Bob has extensive experience in helping companies to optimize the design and construction process through the use of CAD, BIM and other design automation products. Bob is an avid cyclist and has ridden the 400km Annual BC Lung Association Trek Ride for Life and Breath for over 10 years.


Architect, DIALOG

Juan Lepe is a certified CanBIM Professional and LEED AP architect with DIALOG Design. Originally from Mexico, Juan ran his own architecture practice in Mexico until immigrating to Canada in 1997. He became a certified architect in the province of Alberta in 2008 and has since worked on many projects such as Rogers Place. Juan is actively involved with BIM organizations, and enjoys collaborating and supporting the advocacy to BIM technology.

Mirra Maheden, CanBIM CP

Senior Virtual Construction Specialist, PCL Constructors

Just short of the 30 year mark Mirra has been involved in AECO industry gaining a reputation for quality design and documentation and 9 years ago made the transition from traditional 2D to 3D modeling and is active in supporting others also transitioning through involvement in CanBIM, buildingSmart Canada, and the founder and chair of the local BIM user group in Edmonton, eBIMc.  And is now pioneering emerging technologies in Virtual Construction workflows to enhance PCL’s processes in proposals, pursuits, estimating, operations, using a variety of applications, FormIt, InfraWorks, Civil 3D, Revit, Navisworks, 3D Studio, A360, Glue, Field, Bluebeam and yes AutoCAD.

Dragan Marinkovic

BIM Manager, CANA Construction Ltd.

As a BIM Manager at CANA Construction, I have been working on number of projects -  creating 3D models (Structural, Architectural and MEP) as well as developing procedures and manuals in order to merge Virtual Construction with Traditional Construction. My vision is standardization of BIM, so our Virtual Language can be understood throughout Canada.

Martin Neault

Major Projects BIM Leader, DIALOG

Martin is the BIM Leader for major projects at DIALOG.  He is certified CanBIM BIM Professional Level 3.  He has over twenty six years of experience in CAD and BIM Management in Cultural, Education, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality, Mixed Use, Office, Recreational, Residential and Transportation projects.  Over the past decade, Martin has developed extensive and practical BIM Management expertise working with large architectural projects incorporating BIM planning, implementation, coordination, leadership, training, education, support and problem solving.  He is an active member of the Calgary BIM Community and the Dynamo User Group of Calgary.

Paul Stocco

Partner, Brownlee LLP

Member, Canadian Bar Association; Chair of Canadian Bar Association (Construction Law Subsection 2001-2003); Former Member of Board of Directors, Edmonton Brain Injury and Relearning Society; Member, Rotary International, Downtown Club (2000-2002); Member, Ad Hoc Committee for Insurance, Alberta Construction Association; Ad Hoc Committee for Drugs and Alcohol Edmonton Construction Association; Vice-President (Alberta), Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada (2006-2008), Editor of Brownlee LLP's Constructive Thinking Newsletter.

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