Matthew Nelson

BIM Manager, MEP Specialist

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matt@mattbenimble.com
Portland, OR - (503) 724 6622

 


Vision

Challenge the existing paradigm of siloed project delivery within the AEC Industry. Utilize current and emerging technologies to enhance project team communications to best service clients and design/build teams. Champion integrated project delivery methods to reduce design schedules and increase construction velocity.


Skills


Technologies

  1. Autodesk Revit
  2. Autodesk Navisworks
  3. Autodesk AutoCAD
  4. AutoCAD MEP
  5. AutoCAD Plant3D
  6. AutoCAD Fabrication
  7. AutoCAD Civil3D
  8. Autodesk BIM360 Glue
  9. Autodesk Inventor
  10. Autodesk 3DSMax
  11. McNeil Rhino3D
  12. Google SketchUp
  13. AGI32 / ElumTools
  14. Visual
  15. Green Building Studio
  16. Laser Scan Post Processing
  17. Adobe Creative Suite
  18. Visual Studio 12
  19. Office 2013
  20. Citrix Virtualization
  21. 3D Printing

Development

  1. .NET C#
  2. Revit API
  3. Navisworks API
  4. LISP
  5. ASP.Net
  6. SQL
  7. PHP
  8. HTML
  9. jQuery
  10. XML
  11. JSON
  12. Sharepoint
  13. Windows XP / 7 / 8
  14. OSX
  15. Linux

Associations

  1. AUGI (Professional)
  2. Autodesk ADN
  3. Autodesk Certified Professional
  4. Autodesk Certified Trainer
  5. pdxRUG Board Member
  6. RTCNA Speaker

 

Experience

SSOE Group | Evergreen Engineering (EDC) - Hillsboro, OR
BIM/CAD Technical Leader | BIM Manager 2012-Present Designed and implemented a sophisticated BIM/VDC delivery system for the Semiconductor industry. Responsible for implementation of Autodesk Revit, Navisworks and BIM360Glue. Conducted feasibility studies for integration of 13 disciplines into single design authoring platform. Developed proprietary Revit add-ins to aid the delivery of large scale projects and development of Fabrication-grade mechanical isometrics within the Revit environment. Championed the development of Revit native workflows for conversion of Laser-scanned data to data rich models for use in multi-phase manufacturing facility projects. Performed custom training for internal and external clients for Autodesk Revit, Autodesk Navisworks, Autodesk Design Review and for the integration of the BIM process into the Retrofit environment.
Ideate Inc. - Portland, OR
MEP Technical Specialist 2010-2012 Provided Autodesk Certified training and support for the Autodesk MEP suite of products. Specialized around Autodesk Revit MEP and Autodesk AutoCAD MEP. Customized and tailored training and support to a wide range of MEP engineering and construction firms to optimize real-world productivity within allocated training timeframes. Performed in-depth technical support to minimize project downtime with an emphasis on user experience. Spoke at trade and association events to highlight cross-discipline communication and best practices for integrating technology into existing workflows. Assisted MEP firms on customized Autodesk software deployment to meet the clients specific needs.
Stantec Consulting Engineers - Portland, OR, NJ/NY
BIM Manager / CADD Coordinator / Graphic Designer 2005-2010 Developed and managed BIM / CADD standards for multiple discipline projects in local and regional offices of 50+ CAD designers. Introduced BIM process to new project teams and mentored integration into existing project delivery workflows. Streamlined CAD management practices to increase productivity. Coordinated disciplines to reduce intra- and inter-discipline conflicts. Maintained CAD servers within strict standards for a wide array of projects including a multi-year high profile project. Produced 3D photometric analysis for large-scale transportation projects. Implemented paperless markup process to reduce carbon footprint and increase productivity between remote engineering and design staff. Promoted the use of BIM and 3D design to increase construct-ability and reduce design conflicts between disciplines.
Stantec Consulting Engineers / Vollmer Associates - NY/NY
CADD Coordinator / CAD Designer 2004-2007 Initially hired as an AutoCAD drafter within the northeast regional survey department, and was responsible for processing LIDAR and photogrammerty data into Autodesk TIN and flattened topography for large scale civil projects. Integrated existing underground utilities into TIN models to identify grading and excavation conflicts. Assisted —and later led— project submittals for multiple disciplines within the regional offices. Worked intra/inter-office environments to deliver projects and developed strategies to streamline data and communication transfer. Assisted with on-site survey teams to acquire accurate site conditions for integration into CAD data.

 

Education

State University of New York - Stony Brook
Mechanical Engineering 2005-2006
The Stony Brook School
1996-2000

Endorsements

John Paul Peterson
Senior Associate at PAE Consulting Engineers “As BIM Manager for Stantec’s West Coast Region, Matthew oversaw the documentation and information organization of our largest and most complicated BIM projects. His work has been a major factor in Stantec’s continued success in progressive and integrated building information documentation. His commitment to a problem solving attitude results in continued improvements and elevates the documents quality of every project discipline involved. Matthew has deep knowledge of all major disciples of the built environment and communicates seamlessly between them. He shares a fundamental desire to teach and collaborate with each project team members. Matthew is a tremendous asset and a joy to work with.”
Michael Hedrick
Project Engineer at McKinstry “Matthew is a very sharp and dedicated team member that was always willing to put in the extra time required to get things done right. His organizational skills and extensive AutoDesk product experience were instrumental to multiple successful submissions on the Edith Green Wendell Wyatt Federal Office Building Modernization project.”
Tom Phelps
Principal at Stantec Consulting “Matthew led Building Information Management (BIM) modeling services for our team on a complicated renovation project for the Federal Government. His knowledge and diligence in this assignment was admirable. I would not hesitate to ask him to join any project team on which I worked.”

Matthew Nelson — matt@mattbenimble.com — (503) 724-6622