“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”  – Steve Jobs

BIM geeks, BIM nerds, BIM tragics. Whatever you want to call us, the IGS team are true devotees of BIM and Design Technology. If we’re not officially ‘working’ in the office, there’s a good chance you’ll find us talking about BIM, reading BIM blogs (or writing one), engaging in online discussion about BIM, attending a BIM event (or organising one), talking to someone about BIM (possibly one of our long suffering partners), contributing to a BIM industry working group or at the very least, thinking about BIM. And we wouldn’t have it any other way. We love what we do and we believe this shines through in the quality of the work we produce.

Ben Fox – Director

Ben is a greatly respected BIM content specialist, a passionate BIM educator and a highly sought after Revit content creator. Ben established IGS (Innovative Growth Solutions) in 2009 as a technology solutions company providing a range of BIM services to the AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) industry.

A true design technology ‘all-rounder’, Ben has a uniquely broad understanding of numerous design platforms, allowing him to provide both high level strategic guidance and technical direction on the way specific technologies and processes can be utilised effectively by IGS’ clients.

Ben has used Revit on a daily basis since 2006 and is widely viewed as an industry leader in the specialised area of Revit content creation. Ben has previously lectured at Swinburne University and provides technical consultancy to a number of Australian Architecture firms on advanced application of Revit for content creation and library development. This regular dialogue and collaboration with BIM, Design Technology, Content and Project Documentation Managers from Australia’s largest Architecture and Multi-Discipline firms provides IGS with great insight into the challenges that exist in implementing BIM processes and delivering ‘real world’ projects using BIM workflows.

Ben’s ongoing vision for IGS is to promote collaborative relationships between Building Product Manufacturers (BPM’s) and the AEC industry via the creation of ‘fit-for-purpose’ BIM content solutions.

Innovative design technology expert 95%
Teller of funny ‘dad jokes’ 5%

Luke Johnston
Director

Luke is an outspoken BIM advocate, a specialist in providing strategic BIM services to Building Product Manufacturers (BPM’s) and an industry expert in communicating the role BPM’s play in advancing collaborative BIM processes.

At IGS, Luke predominantly works with our BPM clients to develop highly effective strategies around the development and distribution of high quality BIM content solutions to specifiers. Luke is also responsible for managing relationships with our extensive BIM stakeholder network of Architects, Interior Designers, Engineers, Contractors and Technology Vendors.

Prior to joining IGS, Luke was the Marketing and (BIM) Development Manager for Britex. In this role, Luke was an early adopter in identifying the opportunity for BPM’s to create integrated, content-based sales and marketing strategies that better accommodate the way products are specified and procured in the emerging BIM environment. Luke has a wealth of hands-on experience developing high quality BIM content libraries for BPM’s in Revit, ArchiCAD and SketchUp formats.

In addition to his role with IGS, Luke is a Co-founder and Executive Committee Member of Victorian-based BIM industry group MelBIM, a writer for several online BIM publications, a regular speaker at BIM events and a contributor to a number of BIM working/user groups including ANZRS (Australia & New Zealand Revit Standards), buildingSMART (National Object Library) and Collaborate-ANZ.

Specialist in BIM strategy and industry engagement 95%
Home handyman 5%

Dominic Martens
BIM Technician

Dominic is a BIM content technician, specialising in Autodesk Revit. He is currently employed as a Content Creator and Revit Mentor in the Design Technology team at Hassell. In this role, Dominic is responsible for the creation of 3D content in multiple formats, used in a diverse range of projects managed by Hassell’s global offices.

With over 10 years’ experience using Revit and a comprehensive understanding of how large Architecture practices use Revit content in a project environment, Dominic is able to provide qualified and technically adept Revit content creation consultancy to the IGS team and our clients.

Revit content creation and 3D modelling wizard 95%
Need for sleep 5%

Collaborators

“No one can whistle a symphony; it takes a whole orchestra to play it” – H.E. Luccock

Introducing, the IGS ‘orchestra’. To deliver true best-of-breed solutions across a number of specialised disciplines, IGS works with a handpicked team of collaborators. These individuals and the organisations they represent are recognised as industry leaders in their respective fields of expertise. As a part of the IGS project delivery team they combine to provide a formidable collaborative not seen anywhere else in the Australian BIM/AEC industry.

Nicholas Broadbent
Nicholas Broadbent
Nicholas is an exceptionally talented and highly sought after BIM technology specialist. Having previously worked for firms including Cox, Architectus and Robert Bird Group in BIM Management roles, Nicholas now runs his own consultancy company, BIM Edge. Nicholas specialises in utilising cutting edge technologies and workflows to automate and validate project deliverables for his clients on large-scale, commercial projects. Nicholas has experience leading Revit teams, producing 4D building construction sequencing, developing new ways of utilising gaming engine technology in the AEC environment and applying his programming and C# knowledge to create solutions that fill the gaps between software applications.
Jon Mirtschin
Jon Mirtschin
Jon is without question one of the world’s most gifted and respected BIM design technology specialists. He is particularly renowned for his knowledge and technical expertise in OpenBIM standards such as IFC. Jon graduated from the University of Melbourne with a double degree in Structural Engineering and Computer Science. Subsequently Jon worked as a structural engineer for Connell Wagner (now Aurecon) and Expedition Engineering, before forming his own company Geometry Gym. Jon specialises in Computational Geometry and developing bespoke BIM software tools for processes like Structural Analysis and Model Exchange using OpenBIM.
Tom de Plater
Tom de Plater
Tom is a Director and Co-founder of PRECOG – a studio that provides rich visualisation experiences for the AEC industry. Committed to embracing state of the art technologies, Tom has been collaborating with Designers, Developers, Facility Managers and Asset Owners to integrate Real-time and Immersive technologies into their traditional processes. A registered Architect, Tom has worked for AECOM, Billard Leece Partnership & Peddle Thorp, incorporating the latest software technologies into their design workflow.
Jacky Wu
Jacky Wu
An industrial designer by vocation, Jacky is a seriously talented creator of all things visual. Whether it be modelling insanely complex geometries in Solidworks, generating 3D animations in Showcase, designing marketing collateral in InDesign, editing and creating bespoke imagery in Photoshop, developing Revit families or even hand sketching, Jacky is capable of producing work of outstanding quality. Through IGS, Jacky is able to provide our clients with a number of high quality services, making him a highly valuable member of the IGS team.
Nicholas Davies
Nicholas Davies
Nicholas is the manager of laser scanning and industrial measurement projects at Lester Franks, where he is also a member of the Executive and current Chairman. Nicholas is professionally trained as a laser scanner systems surveyor with specialist skills in the measurement of mineral process infrastructure, bulk materials and industrial based metrology operations. In recent years, Nicholas has been a leader in developing Scan-to-BIM workflows for Lester Franks where ‘real world data’ can be converted into highly useful ‘as built’ Revit models, working in conjunction with the team at IGS.
Kristian Bursell
Kristian Bursell
An ArchiCAD GDL scripting specialist, Kristian is known globally for his expertise developing ArchiCAD object libraries. After previously working in Architecture, Kristian formed his own company, CADswift. Kristian’s services are sought after from all over the globe by manufacturers and designers to develop extensive, highly parametric, BIM-enabling ArchiCAD object libraries. An advocate for OpenBIM standards, Kristian believes that the greatest BIM innovations will come through improved collaboration between various BIM authoring platforms, which clearly shows through in the quality content he develops.
Andrew Dwight
Andrew Dwight
Andrew has been in the building industry for 24 years working in both construction and design. As a designer, Andrew has experience using SketchUp, Revit and ArchiCAD. Within the BIM environment, Andrew is best known as the proprietor of RubySketch (an online, free BIM content library), as a globally renowned SketchUp specialist and the chief creator behind PlusSpec. PlusSpec for SketchUp is an innovative BIM software that combines 3D Modelling, 2D Planning, BIM/VDC, and Estimation. PlusSpec offers designers total design freedom and incorporates parametric modelling within the native SketchUp platform.
Karl de Wet
Karl de Wet
Karl is a well-known identity within the Australian BIM landscape, regarded as an industry leader in providing a range of BIM services in the MEP&F fields and specifically, working with Autodesk Revit. A Director of Draftech Developments, Karl originally studied as a Mechanical Engineer, followed by practical experience through Southern and Central Africa, UK and Australia. A true BIM advocate and a regular speaker at BIM conferences, Karl is a specialist in ‘filling the holes’ in BIM workflows by providing BIM Consulting, Design Modelling and Shop Detailing services on projects. He has a particularly strong reputation for attention to detail and delivering solutions of absolute quality.
David Sanza
David Sanza
David is the Sales Manager for Asta Solutions, an end-to-end IT services provider. David’s expertise lies in creating strategically effective solutions within web, software and application development, and database integration / migration. David and the Asta team work closely with IGS to develop best-of-breed, customised add-ins for BIM software and to provide our clients with any digital assets and infrastructure they may need to leverage their BIM capabilities or improve their overall business performance.

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