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Cory Dippold is a Vice President and Head of Strategic Project Applications for Mott MacDonald. Cory is responsible for digital project delivery technology and is a licensed professional engineer. Since joining Mott MacDonald in 2003, he has worked as a lead design engineer, project manager and applied technology professional on a wide variety of infrastructure projects including industrial facilities, water and wastewater treatment plants, pump stations, solid waste facilities, subsurface infrastructure, and tunnels. Cory led the implementation of BIM within Mott MacDonald’s North American region starting in 2007. He took over as the North American Project Technologies Group director in 2013, followed by Head of Digital Delivery Services in 2016 and is now Mott MacDonald’s Head of Strategic Project Applications. Through this group, Mr. Dippold works with selected project teams to identify the best technologies and digital delivery strategy for advanced project delivery. The strategic project applications team develops strategies to implement the technology, and provides ongoing support to ensure the project delivery efforts are fully enabled by the selected technology. Cory is also currently the project manager and EoR on a major capital project to evaluate and restore the Lower Catskill Aqueduct for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. Cory has been working in the AEC industry for over 15 years and holds a BS and MS Civil Engineering from the University of Connecticut.
As Director, Andy is responsible for strategic planning and implementation of VDC technology. Andy’s tenure at PARIC has focused on developing a forward-looking technology plan that integrates cloud-based design and field tools with processes that enable PARIC’s extended project teams to be more collaborative and efficient. With an architectural background, Andy has utilized technology to create building design solutions and compelling presentations. The convergence of AEC technology and a variety of industry experience has enabled Andy to lead an active VDC team with a focus on design and field innovation. Andy and his team work with various technology providers to influence the development of new tools and processes, and this interaction enables their support of PARIC’s core business units. Their use of reality-capture and field layout technology enables better coordinated projects, and highly accurate control for the installation of MEP systems and structural prefab components. The use of integrated technologies has further enabled PARIC field teams to focus on ‘building’ with significant reductions in design related issues.
Nidhi Sekhar is a Senior Computational Designer at LERA Consulting Structural Engineers (LERA). Nidhi focuses her efforts on developing and optimizing software that solves problems arising from the structural design workflow. She creates complex parametric models and simulations and devises solutions for automating various parts of the design process. She is the co-creator of Cuttlefish, an interoperability platform developed by LERA+, LERA’s in-house computational research arm. She earned a Master of Science in Computational Design from Carnegie Mellon University, where she was involved in researching generative design and real-time human-machine collaboration in high skill domains. She also holds a Bachelor of Architecture from L.S. Raheja School of Design in Mumbai, India.
As vice president and general manager of Autodesk’s Construction Business Unit, Jim Lynch leads Autodesk’s efforts to create and deliver products and services that accelerate the construction industry’s transformation from analog-based processes to digital workflows. Jim manages all aspects of business operations within the Construction Business Unit, including product design and development, marketing, sales, and customer success. Jim and his team are focused on delivering innovative, cloud-based solutions to help the global construction industry reduce risk and increase margins using Autodesk construction products. Previously, Jim served as the company’s vice president of the Construction Product Group. In his 20+ year tenure at Autodesk, Jim has held a number of key leadership roles in AEC product development, product management, and marketing efforts. He was a key contributor in scaling Revit into one of Autodesk’s flagship products and establishing BIM as an industry standard. As a 30-year veteran of the CAD industry, Jim has served in a variety of senior management roles in the AEC, manufacturing, and electronic design automation industries. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Fitchburg State College.