Juan Tena Flórez

Juan Tena Flórez

Abu Dhabi, AE

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Senior Digital Design Manager (M.Arch) with 15+ years of professional experience (6+ years in Middle East), with extensive experience in BIM implementation, strategic planning, standardization of processes in line with ISO 19650 standards and parametric-digital design delivery (Revit, Dynamo, Navisworks, Rhino and 3DS Max). Always up to date with other digital design technologies like VR, AR, MR, AI, ML, 3D printing, drones, point cloud, generative design, automation, digital twins,..

Extensive knowledge and experience working with ISO 19650, UK BIM Level 2 (BS-1192, PAS-1192 series) and US (AIA and LOD Forum) BIM standards.

Experience delivering projects for private and public sector clients, airports, industrial buildings, offices, retail/commercial, educational, hospitality/housing, sports facilities and government facilities. Development of master plans, Architecture and interior design projects from conceptual design through final construction documents.

Knowledge of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire fighting, landscape, infrastructure and structural systems for coordination and implementation using mainly Revit, Civil 3D and Navisworks.

Integration of planning (4D), sustainability (6D), specifications, QS (5D) and FM (7D) into BIM process and technologies.

Good knowledge and understanding of Spanish, UAE and international building codes.

Professional level of English, with high learning skill and assimilation of new concepts and experience training teams.

Ability to work well under pressure, juggle and prioritize tasks and adjust work accordingly against tight deadlines

Also providing leadership as well as self-motivated, with a high integration capacity in teamwork, collaborative and multicultural environment, where communication is important.

Good listener, good communicator and develop strong working relationships with clients and staff.

Autodesk certified professional in Revit, Autocad and 3D Studio Max. BIM Level 2 Certified Professional (BRE Academy) Speaker at key GCC BIM conferences and seminars 



KEO International Consultants, Abu Dhabi, AE, Regional Digital Design Manager

Regional Digital Design Manager, responsible of all offices and Divisions in GCC.
Main Tasks:
- Development of KEO implementation plan and strategies to cover all divisions;
- Analysis of current situation, planning for future vision and strategy and implementation of activities to achieve short, medium and long term goals and objectives.
- - Implementation of BIM 360 as a Common Data Environment (CDE) in compliance with ISO 19650 series.
- Capability assessment of all staff, gap analysis and training plan development, implementation and monitoring.
- BSI Kitemark certification achieved in November 2019, in compliance with BIM ISO 19650 series.
- Research and development of new technologies to be implemented.
- Development of the Organization BIM structure, roles and responsibilities
- Promote the use of digital technologies and BIM to drive efficiencies, productivity and collaboration
- Implementation of data analysis for data driven decisions and quality control
- Implementation of tasks automation using Dynamo and Grasshopper
- Collaboration with IT department to align business strategies and plan
- Management of main software suppliers
- Management of Business development and marketing strategy
- Ensure integration between disciplines and divisions to drive efficiencies and collaboration throughout all lifecycle of any asset (3D, 4D, 5D, 6D & 7D)

Jan 2020 - current

KEO International Consultants, Abu Dhabi, AE, BIM Manager

BIM Manager of KEO Design Division, responsible of UAE offices (Abu Dhabi and Dubai), as well as supporting Qatar and Kuwait Design Departments.
Working for the most important developers of the region like DWTC, EMAAR, DAMAC, ALDAR, MIRAL, DEYAAR, SUPREME COMMITTEE (2022 FIFA WORLDCUP) as well as for other entities, in a different variety of projects, like high rise towers, residential blocks developments, football stadium (FIFA world cup), retail, residential, hospitality, car showrooms, mixed used developments and others. Collaborating in some projects with international design firms like Foster and Partners, Gensler, HOK, CRTKL, Cannon Design, Perkins and Will and more.
Main Tasks:
- Setting up the project BIM Execution Plan;
- Setting up projects from scratch with company BIM standards, making early decisions on how to break-up the models and distribute them based on design and construction team needs, geographical location and collaboration requirements. Finally lead BIM Kick-off meetings.
- Attend regular meetings and BIM Kick off meeting;
- Manages implementation of BIM (technology, policy, process, people) in compliance with the approved BEP;
- Serves as the key point of contact for Client/PM and KEO for all BIM-related project activities;
- Manages QA/QC process and coordinates any issues with the project’s design teams;
- Integrate sub-consultants BIM models;
- Coordinates BIM use across the project;
- Communicate and Implement the BEP within KEO teams;
- Create collaborative model and lead ‘design review’ meetings, ‘walking’ through the model, creating ‘saved views’ and identifying potential conflicts if not executed by discipline leads
- Provide guidance and training to the project team on automation items;
- Validate the level of detail and controls as defined for each project phase;
- Validate modelling content during each phase; Keep file naming accurate; Manage version control;
- Creating BIM standard documents (KEO BIM Strategy Group)
- Support Business Development team by creating BIM documents for new projects or reviewing BIM scope of work
- Support and manage BIM staff
- BIM Content Management, Creation, Approval and Procedures
- Establish documented processes, procedures and workflows
- Interoperability Management of BIM and design / engineering tools
- Proactive approach and learning of new technology software

Jun 2016 - Dec 2018

Archcorp Architectural Engineering, Dubai, AE, Senior Architect – BIM Manager

Development of variety of projects, retail, hospitality, residential, university, hangar and villas:
- AUS (American University of Sharjah). College of Engineering Expansion and Engineering Sciences Building. Sharjah
- AGMC BMW Showroom. Dubai
- My City Centre - Al Barsha. Dubai
- DWC Hangars. Dubai DWC Airport
- Swiss Property Residential Bldg – JVT
- ADCI Office - Al Barsha 3rd. Dubai
- Micro Apartment – Nigeria
- Global gateway Residential Bldg. Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi.
- Mai Dubai Factory Extension. Dubai
Main Tasks:
- Spearhead proactively to develop, upgrade and maintain BIM technology & system as per international practices and company strategy to sync all departments such as Architecture, Structure, MEP, Quantity Surveying, Environmental and Sustainable design etc.
- Training of Revit / BIM software to the relevant team (Architecture / Structure / MEP / QS).
- Enhance efficiency of work flow and team’s work methodology.
- Perform as a senior architect to deal technical matters and provide design solutions.
- Leading project(s) from inception to various stages until handover.
- Ensure project(s) planning, quality of production, status tracking & completion of deliverables.
- Attend meetings with client, prepare and present design proposals at various stages of project.
- Specification writing up to date knowledge of materials and their applications.
- Knowledge of updated authority regulations & relevant standards & codes.
- Lead / supervise production of detailed drawings.

Mar 2015 - Jun 2016

ADPI, Dubai, AE, Senior Architect - BIM Manager

Development of Airport and residential projects:
- Bahrain International Airport - New Passenger Terminal Building (200.000 m2) and Car Park Buildings (60.000 m2).
- Tiara United Towers. Twin 45 storey towers 200m height. 40 + 5 + 3 basement (133.000 m2). 10 storey Car Park.
Main tasks:
Implementation of Autodesk Revit 2014.
Preparing the "BIM Execution Plan".
Training of Revit 2014 to the team.
Ensure project planning, QA/QC and completion of deliverables.
Coordination and clash detection with Navisworks 2014.
Organizing and supervising the work of model design of his discipline.
Monitoring its submissions based on the Drawing list.
Creating families and ensuring the proper level of detail according to the production phase of the project.
Creating the company templates based on the discipline.
Creating the worksets for collaborative work.
Control of the "daily best practice" of users.
Ensures the viability and integrity of models and assists in maintaining the production level to low warnings.
Validation of the families created by the BIM designers before integration into the project.
Updating the company general REVIT library.
Attend meetings with all disciplines regarding BIM MANAGEMENT.
Managing the connections between all models.

Apr 2014 - Mar 2015

Conurma Engineers Consultants – Sumar. Architecture and Urbanism, Madrid, ES, Design and construction development


Football pitch and changing room in Las Rozas, Madrid – Las Rozas Council– Budget: 2.4M €
103 Social housing in Jerez, Cadiz – EPSA – Budget: 6.6 M €
118 Social housing in Ciudad Real – Emusvi – Budget: 8.5M €
192 Luxury housing in Rivas, Madrid – Avantis – Budget: 20.5M €


Military airplane transport training centre A-400M in Seville – Airbus – Budget: 17.6M €
Masterplan La Carpetania in Getafe, Madrid –Airbus– Budget:18 M €
Healthcare Building in Las Rozas, Madrid – Las Rozas Council– Budget: 6.3M €
Bridge in Rivas Vaciamadrid, Madrid – Avantis – Budget: 6.6M €


A-350 Airplane parts factory and offices building, Illescas, Toledo – Airbus – Budget: 77.5M €
Two office buildings in Santander, Cantabria – PCTCAN – Budget: 12.7M €


Old people’s home in La Línea de la Concepcion, Cádiz – Cadiz Provincial Council– Budget: 4.4M €

May 2013 - Apr 2014

Conurma Engineers Consultants – Sumar. Architecture and Urbanism, Madrid, ES, Project Architect


7 Corporative Infant Schools – Airbus – Budget: 10.7M €
Canteen in Puerto Real, Cadiz – Airbus – Budget: 0.8M €
TMDC Office building in Illescas, Toledo – Airbus – Budget: 2.5M €


Cargo Terminal Refurbishment at Gran Canaria Airport –AENA- Budget: 5M €


Terminal 2 Refurbishment at Malaga Airport –AENA- Budget:80M €


Tennis and Paddle courts, multipurpose room and energy saving systems implementation in La Dehesa de Navalcarbón Sport Center in Las Rozas, Madrid –Las Rozas Council– Budget: 4.1M €


Refurbishment and enlargement of La Dehesa de Navalcarbón Sports Center in Las Rozas, Madrid –Las Rozas Council– Budget: 10.7M €
Car park for 205 cars and park over the roof, Las Rozas, Madrid -Las Rozas Council– Budget: 3.6M €


Football pitch in Buitrago de Lozoya,Madrid -Arproma– Budget:0.7M €


Business premises for professional audio and video in C.C.Plaza Norte, S.S. Reyes, Madrid – Arcona – Budget: 1.2M €

May 2006 - Apr 2014

Conurma Engineers Consultants – Sumar. Architecture and Urbanism, Madrid, ES, Working Supervision

2007/12 Canteen - La Dehesa de Navalcarbón Sport Center– Car Park – Football Pitch - Commercial building– Healthcare building

May 2006 - Apr 2014

Conurma Engineers Consultants – Sumar. Architecture and Urbanism, Madrid, ES, BIM Manager

Architecture Competitions development.
BIM Manager. Implementation and project development with Autodesk Revit Architecture, Structure and MEP.
Production of presentations and publications of the company.

May 2006 - Apr 2014

TREZ Architecture and Design, Madrid, ES, Project Architect

CGI development for architecture offices, development companies and construction companies. See dossier at web
Project Architect and construction development of 4 flat apartments in Gran Canaria.

May 2006 - Feb 2014

LPA. Laboratorio de Planeamiento y Arquitectura, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, ES, Project Architect

Schematic design and construction development phases of single housing in Gran Canaria.
Development of competition Harbor-City in Arrecife in collaboration with UN-Studio (Van Berkel & Bos).
Construction development of healthcare centre in San Agustin, Gran Canaria.

Dec 2004 - Jun 2005


Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, ES, Postgraduate in OTHER STRUCTURES ( Wood, Brick Wall, Prestressed Concrete, Slab)

(15,2 ECTS)

May 2011 - Dec 2011

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, ES, Postgraduate in METAL BUILDING SYSTEM

(12,8 ECTS)

Oct 2010 - Apr 2011

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, ES, Postgraduate in SOIL MECHANICS AND FOUNDATIONS LAYING

(9,6 ECTS)

Apr 2010 - Jul 2010

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, ES, Postgraduate in REINFORCED CONCRETE Structures

(12,8 ECTS)

Oct 2009 - Apr 2010

CICE. Professional school of new technologies, Madrid, ES, Masters, MASTER IN DESIGN AND MODELING OF ARCHITECTURAL PROJECTS

(320 hours)
9.5 out of 10

Oct 2006 - Dec 2007


(200 hours)

Jul 2000 - Sep 2000

Areas of Specialization