It is an honor to announce our second Keynote Speaker and mentor for our very first BILT Academy Summit 2018. We are looking much forward listing to an inspirational talk about the future digital world of the building industry and our responsibilities as architects and engineers.
Andrés García Damjanov
Background and Motivation
Over the course of the last 10 years within the building industry, Andres has seen it all firsthand – the do’s and don’ts, the ups and downs – but it has been a journey he would not want to miss out on even for one split second.
Being an architect by trade, Andres’ passion focuses on Project Management in construction processes, a key generator that encompasses multiple facets and tasks. While working for construction companies, Andres felt the need for improvement – as traditional processes appeared (one might better say: proved) to be inefficient. Andres got more professionally involved in the digitalization of processes within the industry as well as voluntarily assisting to kick off many initiatives such as Think Tanks and participation in BuildingSmart.
Andres describes his motivation to become your mentor with typical eloquence:
“In the end, I found the answers to my questions when I understood that architectural objects are the flowers in a big rainforest that I call the ecosystem. We cannot produce these flowers if we have not understood the symbiosis between it all. This is something we will never get taught in universities, as universities are traditionally unassisted by private sectors and financially dis-encouraged by municipalities or governments.
That is why I love to interact with young future professionals and discuss the ecosystem, trying to help to open their eyes in deciding where they want to go and how to position themselves in this forest in the future.
This is about EVOLUTION. Architecture is the process of generating inspiring spaces that materialize during their way through their processes. This industry is experimenting (like all other industries) – a game-changing transformation based on the power of digitalization. Those who do not understand this transformation will not be the ones defining our future.”
As for all of you, he was once a student too, and it took one mentor, one honest advice, one well-intended pat on the shoulder to be inspired and to become genuinely curious about what drives not only your career but also the person YOU want to become.
Key Learning Objective
EVOLUTION: what is digitalization really? What are the drivers? How is this impacting our industry and why is nobody telling future experts about the advantages of it?
CHEERS to that!