Judging Panel




Lachmi Khemlani

Lachmi Khemlani is the founder and editor of AECbytes (http://www.aecbytes.com/), an online publication that has been researching, analyzing, and reviewing technology products and services for the building industry since its establishment in 2003. She also consults extensively on the development and implementation of AEC technology, gives frequent presentations before both professional and academic audiences, and serves on juries for technology awards. Lachmi completed her Ph.D. in Architecture at UC Berkeley, specializing in intelligent building modeling. Her other credentials include a professional B.Arch. (Honors) degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, and an M.Phil. in Architecture from the University of Cambridge, England. She has worked on numerous design projects as a practicing architect and taught CAD and 3D modeling for several years at UC Berkeley. In addition to writing in industry publications for several years, she has authored books on CAD and modeling. She continues to stay closely involved with the research community, recently serving on the editorial board of the journal, Automation in Construction. She can be reached at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .

Lachmi Khemlani
Lachmi Khemlani

Lars Christensen

Lars C. Christensen is founder and Senior Advisor at multiBIM as and Lead Aquarium Facilitator at buildingSMART International. He currently works on advising owners, architects, engineers, building product owners, contractors and government on the deployment of buildingSMART and BIM/openBIM at both the strategic and operational project level. He also gives frequent presentations before both professional and academic audiences and serves on juries for BIM awards. A graduate from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NUST), Lars has worked with engineering and ICT development & deployment in the AEC industry for more than 20 years. Lars is well known as a leading buildingSMART expert and evangelist in Norway for the efficient usage of open buildingSMART standards. His background encompasses work at engineering companies, pre-cast concrete producers, industrialized homebuilders, software companies, ship classification societies and research at NUST and Stanford University. Lars founded and was Chief System Architect of Selvaag BlueThink - a knowledge based systems company, and was part of the founding team of Selvaag Hus - a low cost housing company. He has also been Senior Vice President for Technology Surveillance and Competence in the Selvaag Gruppen and in 2007 he established Selvaag Design - a 45 person architectural and engineering practice focusing on residential projects in Norway. He has also been Technical Program Manager in the Norwegian buildingSMART project in 2008 and he was co-CEO of buildingSMART International from 2007 to 2009.

Lars Christensen

Peter Rebbeck

Peter Rebbeck’s experience in the construction industry spans more that 30 years.  He been involved in airport development construction projects not only in the UK but also in Europe and the Far-East.

He was one of a group of pioneers making use of computer technology in the construction industry working on UK Government projects.  He has played a key internal consultancy role in technology advance and innovation for major projects.  This resulted in helping the wider construction industry to better understand the potential benefits from applying these technologies.

He became involved in the early work of various industry bodies such as Construct-IT, International Alliance on Interoperabiltiy (IAI) etc.  His continuing focus was on his desire not only to improve and challenge his own learning but also to pass this onto others.

He was a key part of the team that set up BAA’s “Continuous Improvement of the Construction Industry” (CIPP) initiative that formed the basis for Sir John Eagan’s seminal publication “Re-Thinking Construction” in 1998.  His subsequent work on facilitating and delivering the benefits of process mapping and business re-engineering within BAA has been well recognised.  At the same time he was instrumental in ensuring BAA’s involvement and support for the aims and aspirations of Construct-IT.

He is currently a Visiting Professor at Salford University, Chair of Construct-IT and Chair of the British Standards Committee responsible for Construction design, modelling and data exchange including BS1192:2007 and emerging BIM standards.

He is a Director of Lumenicity Ltd.

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Peter Rebbeck

Gerrie Mühren, Program Manager CUR Bouw & Infra

After getting his Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering Gerrie Mühren worked as a structural Engineer and Project Manager for several Engineering Companies in Holland such as Royal Haskoning and BAM Infraconsult, part of the Royal BAM Group.

In 2003 he finished his MBA study. The subject for his dissertation was given by PSIBouw: Research on innovative Dutch infrastructure contracts. PSIBouw is the Dutch programme for process and system innovation in the construction sector.

Till 2008 Gerrie joined the PSIBouw team and is he responsible for managing the PSIBouw projects around Instrumentation like Key Performance Indicators and ICT tools like the Building Information Model. After the PSIBouw programme has finished in 2008 Gerrie continued the working on the BIM topic within CUR Bouw & Infra, a Dutch research institute for the construction sector.

Gerrie is joining the board of the Dutch Building Information Council (www.BouwInformatieRaad.nl) and the Benelux chapter of buildingSMART (www.buildingSMART.com).

Gerrie Mühren