John Finkell

John Finkell

Cincinnati, OH, US



I have extensive experience in design and delivery technology including CAD and Building Information Modeling (BIM) management and support. I have gained this experience through positions involving the evaluation, implementation, and training for single office firms of 20 designers to multi-office international firms with project teams of 100+ designers and engineers.

I have served most recently as Senior Project Delivery Technology Lead at CH2M. I am known for my technological diversity, knowledge transparency, and fostering stakeholder collaboration. I can contribute by providing expertise in adopting, transitioning and maintaining various design and delivery technologies and solutions.

Ideally, I am seeking a position as Director or Manager of Delivery Technology or BIM.

I want to help improve your design and delivery technology and BIM utilization.



CH2M Hill, Cincinnati, OH, US, BIM/CAD Project Delivery Lead

 Brought on board specifically to take lead role to improve the BIM efforts for a 100+ multidiscipline
project team
 Spearheaded and lead the adoption of a new document control and management solution
within my first nine months.
 In addition to leading the BIM efforts, also managed the overall CAD and model
administration both internally and externally with the client and vendors including but not
limited to traditional CAD, BIM, plant process and piping, and machine design modeling
applications, interdisciplinary collaborative model reviews, clash detection, construction
schedule and phasing simulation, etc.
 Continually explored new delivery methods with specific key clients as well as improving
overall project team collaboration and coordination through technology utilization.

Mar 2012 - Aug 2016

DezignViz LLC, Columbus, OH, US, Independent Consultant/Owner

 Improved overall productivity and efficiency for several companies.
 Managed the evaluation, selection, training and support of a BIM solution, including
traditional CAD applications, newer BIM tools, and processes for an A/V integrator.
 Worked extensively with their internal IT group and software vendors in developing an
implementation and deployment plan for the selected BIM solution.
 Director of Design Technology for local architectural firm including managing the
evaluation, selection and implementation for a new BIM platform.

Oct 2008 - Mar 2012

NBBJ, Columbus, OH, US, Design Technology & BIM Specialist

 Improved productivity and efficiency firm-wide of 700+ designers by managing the
configuration, implementation and roll-out of the company’s primary BIM platform.
 Specialized in the areas of Visualization and Simulation including working closely with
vendors for improved optimization and utilization firm wide.

Oct 2005 - Oct 2008


The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, US, Bachelors, Architecture

BS Arch. Though no formal minors were possible, I did take Computer Science courses which would have satisfied the requirements for a minor in CS. Also, often worked with International Engineering students writing programs, as well as working in the school Computer Center as a Programming Assistant/Help Desk Support.

Sep 1980 - May 1985

Areas of Specialization