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Rony Ghadban

Rony Ghadban

London, GB

 
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About 

Architect with 16 years of professional experience, holder of MSc in Architecture from the Architectural Association-London in
Emergent Technologies & Design (parametric modeling / computational design / Coding).

Worked with leading practices in the UK + Middle East. Expertise spans to BIM Operations Management and Design Technologies Leadership; developing / enhancing the implementation of BIM strategies and tools technologies into design
processes and projects delivery.
12 years of BIM speciality since 2007, taking roles from Revit coordination to Revit teams leadership to BIM management and digital design technology leadership. Highlighted while working with leading practices: HOK (2007), DAR (2012), AL_A (2014), Perkins+Will (2016), Woods Bagot (2017).

Featured knowledge and skills:
- Writing office-wide BIM strategies for implementation across all project's design process and delivery.
- Leading, managing and supporting technology teams, BIM units, technical and IT streams.
- Developing office wide BIM workflows / technical standards / building library content / templates / families / BIM plans and workflows based on universal standards (AIA standards, BSI, BS 1192-2007 & PAS 1192-2, CSI, NBS, Uniformats specifications).
- Full Revit models coordination with all disciplines from schematic to technical development and construction.
- Lead and set-up Revit project models for design teams.
- BIM software and Technology tools training across studios (Revit essentials & conceptual massing / families).
- API coding (VB.net & Python), Revit to Rhino interoperability, computational and parametric platforms (Dynamo, Grasshopper).

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Woods Bagot, London, GB, BIM / Studio Design Technology Leader

Strategic:
-Managing the interaction between projects, design and technology across the studio.
-Technological leadership and implementation of digital design for project delivery.
-Leading decision making processes of the application of technology platforms to design ensuring all projects follow global technology standards and procedures defined by Woods Bagot.

Projects:
- Provide support / technical assistance for project / studio Design Technology.
Advise on the allocation of best design technology and Facilitate design technology reviews of major and complex projects.
Create content for relevant CAD/BIM applications to support project requirements.

Standards:
- Ensure that Woods Bagot standards are applied to all projects. Conduct regular reviews, ensure that DT Project Establishment
procedures are conducted for all studio projects, including the creation of BIM Execution Plans.

Software:
- Drive the implementation of Woods Bagot’s core BIM application in conjunction with the Group DT Team.
- Coordinate the studio approach to non-core BIM applications including Rhino, Navisworks, 3Ds Max and related analysis tools.
- Assist the local IT Team and Group DT Team to manage software license compliance Report problems, bugs or fixes.
- Investigate new technologies and best practices related to Design Technology.

Training / Recruitment:
- Conduct regular Revit training to staff, build studio / staff skills in the use of design technology related tools and techniques.
- Coordinate the induction process for new arrivals to the studio in relation to DT skills and processes.

Oct 2017 - Oct 2018
 

Perkins + Will, London, GB, BIM / Digital Design Application Manager

Dubai studio BIM Leader & office-wide implementation of latest emergent technologies.
Technological & technical projects support through application of design programs & tools.
Conducting Revit trainings for staff in classes divided by Revit level groups.
BIM implementation across studio and assisting with Revit teams resourcing of the right skills.
Creation of centralized office templates and standards formats linked to various design programs and unified across office between Revit, Navisworks, Autocad, 3Ds max, ..etc.
Building office standards and support firm-wide digital design application and integration of tools and custom made plug-ins to support design process across all stages of design and project cycle (API coding tools, spec writing, CTC tool and Revit express tools, Micros writing add-ins).
Part of Perkins+Will global support through collaborative work with all Perkins+Will offices globally (US, London, Asia) to establish standard Perkins+Will’s workflows for BIM use and Revit utilization.
Digital Design application through Perkins+Will wide network and infrastructure, a comprehensive company-established network and intranet as one global platform to support digital practice in all offices.

Oct 2015 - Jul 2017
 

EMAAR, Dubai , Associate Architectural Technologist

Leading teams with digital design throughout project cycle from concept, schematic to detailed design.
Setting up digital design platforms and CAD tools from early design phases.
Establishing a BIM base with all standards and codes to be implemented.
BIM implementation and Revit utilization in design (concept, coordination, construction).
Testing and experimenting latest technologies to impact design workflow and improve design processes.
Build a strong library of content and strategies within the digital design tools to apply to various projects from residential towers to commercial to mixed-use and masterplanning.

Dec 2014 - Oct 2015
 

Amanda Levete Architects, London, GB, BIM / Revit lead

Office-wide lead and managing Revit project models for design teams.
Setting up Revit workflows and creating BIM Execution plans, projects vary from corporate interior design to telecommunication head quarters masterplan and mixed-use towers and office buildings improve BIM / CAD standards
and helping develop the BIM unit.
Experimenting and testing software add-ons and latest technologies for programs interpolation (Revit - Rhino - Grasshopper - Dynamo) using the most efficient platforms and APIs, in addition to coding and programming office
custom tools and commands.
Conducting advanced training to project teams (Revit essentials & conceptual massing / families) leading own Revit modeling team, managing the architecture model, with complete coordination with external contractors and project
engineers, MEP / Structure / Lighting Landscape, and managing the production of reports from early conceptual stages through to design development, to planning application MSc construction (stage AB - stage K) (Stage 1 - 6)

Apr 2013 - Jul 2014
 

Dar Al-Handasah, London, GB, Senior Architect & BIM lead

Revit Manager and leading the Digital modeling teams, part of the BIM unit and 3D/parametric support unit.
Leading the digital design using (Revit, Rhino, Grasshopper) on large-scale high-end regional projects and develop standardize and build the BIM Unit for the company’s policy.
Full coordination of architectural model with all other disciplines (Structure, MEP, Lighting, Transportation, Landscape...)
Leading the modeling of a masterplan of 1.4 million square meters in Meccah - Saudi Arabia (Kudai Towers), managing the digital modeling design for the entire project in addition to a 90,000 square meters Convention Centre in Madinah - Saudi Arabia (Madinah Convention Center).

Apr 2012 - Mar 2013
 

Amman Institute for Urban Development, Amman, JO, Urban planner

Member of the consulting team for planning the growth of the capital city of Amman through to 2025.
Part of the design team for community planning major parts of Amman, and assisted in numerous projects related to city planning, urban design and community development.

May 2009 - Sep 2010
 

HOK, London, Architect

Al-Ain Masterplan: urban-scale masterplanning in Abu Dhabi - Emirates.
Le Reve Cairo / Baku Boutique Hotel: urban design developments in both Egypt and Kazakhstan.
Barts and Royal London Hospital: Healthcare design, site office team to re-design the Hospital.
The UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation [ UKCMRI ]: digital design team to design a medical research centre in the heart of London, using REVIT software package to set up a Building Information Model (BIM).

Mar 2006 - Apr 2009
 

The Urban Workshop [ Amman ] / Urban Exchange London Ltd [ London ], London, GB, Architect / 3D Visualizer

Engaged in urban studies related to major development sites around Jordan.
Worked as part of a team of designers to lead the 3D visualizing process.
Took part in studying, masterplanning and reconstructing of urban sites; new communities, large-scale multi-use
developments and city centres characterized by commercial feasibility, architectural integrity and civic growth.
Produced the 3D design of all projects, to deliver at the end of schematic stage and illustrated reports and
3D animation and digital model to be presented to developers and stakeholders.

Dec 2004 - Oct 2006
 

Faris & Faris architects, Amman, JO, Architect

• Managing and working within a design team framework from the schematic design phase through to construction process, on project types varying between residential, commercial and high rise (+15 floors).
• Preparation of tender reports, electircal mechanical and construction drawings with coordination and recommendations of electrical, mechanical and civil engineers.
• Being on projects construction sites, working on supervision and management with direct coordination with the senior architects and construction services.
• Project planning & scheduling in the pre-construction phase of projects.
• Reviewing and approving of contractors’ submittals; shop drawings, product data, mock-ups, test results, etc.
• Follow up with the project schedule and ensure that deadline as targeted.
• On-site supervision and communications on daily basis with clients.

Feb 2003 - Feb 2004
 

Education 

Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), London, GB, Masters, Emergent Technologies & Design [ AA ]

Course: Emergent Technologies and Design [ EmTech ] 2010 - 2011.
Dissertation: [Crystal City] - October 2011. Evolutionary Computation design module on genetic algorithms, for architectural & structural form finding.

Since the [AA] developed diverse acquired skills in associative modeling in Grasshopper/Rhino, geometry and iterative processing,
using emergent strategies, computational techniques, and parametric / computational design environments.

Sep 2010 - Oct 2011
 

Applied Science University, Amman, JO, Bachelors, Architecture

course: Five-year full professional architectural qualification studies
school: Applied Science University - Amman [ ASU ]

Sep 1996 - Jul 2002
 

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