Meet Our Webinar Panelist: Adam Murray, BIM Manager at CannonDesign

We are very excited to strategize managing Revit libraries in multidisciplinary, nationwide firms on our Industry Insights webinar next Wednesday. UNIFI’s very own Jay Merlan, will interview Adam Murray AIA, NCARB, LEED Green Assoc., BIM Manager Adam Murray CannonDesignat CannonDesign to learn the techniques, workflows, standards compliance, and steps of software implementation he takes to reach success as a BIM Manager.

UNIFI selected Mr. Murray as our panelist due to his impressive professional experience, outstanding success as a BIM Manager, passion for technology, distinct perspective on all things BIM, and excellent reputation among his peers in the industry. While Mr. Murray is a self proclaimed “computer geek”, he’s also a very well rounded family man who plays guitar, is an avid outdoorsmen, and loves to read.

Mr. Murray was initially introduced to BIM in an introduction to AutoCAD and Revit course during his undergrad at Lawrence Technological Institute. He recalls experiencing excitement about the possibilities that Revit offered the AECO industries right away. Mr. Murray has since developed a full blown passion for BIM and is excited to be apart of its endless possibilities to integrate with other technologies and processes in the future.

Since his passion for BIM was born, Mr. Murray has come a long way. He has worked in the Architectural Design Industry for the past 8 years where he uses his passion for BIM daily. He started his career as an architectural drafter and has since worked his way up to become a registered architect. Along the way, he continued his education earned his Master’s Degree in Architecture.

After several years of actively engaging in standards implementation and content development, Mr. Murray obtained his current role of BIM Manager at CannonDesign. He oversees training, project support, troubleshooting, other BIM-related needs in the Houston, Dallas, and Denver CannonDesign offices.

The greatest challenge Mr. Murray faces as a BIM Manager is balancing the various markets and focuses of CannonDesign when implementing new standards or workflows. CannonDesign is a large, multidisciplinary firm that encompasses Architecture, Engineering, and Construction. This requires Mr. Murray to find solutions that work for and benefit all of these components in their unique development cycle. Impressively, Mr. Murray takes advantage of the opportunity this balancing act brings to actively reach out to his colleagues and work with his BIM team and quality groups to come up with solutions. Mr. Murray sincerely enjoys playing an integral role in developing strategies that help hundreds of people work more efficiently on a daily basis.

As for what the future holds for BIM, there is a going to be an increased focus on the “I” in BIM that has been ignored up to this point according to Mr. Murray. Furthermore, he feels strongly that it’s time to leverage the information of  BIMs to introduce design intelligence into workflows and begin automating and augmenting the process in which the industry delivers work.

Beyond the impressive aforementioned accolades and strong insight Mr. Murray possess, he has a friendly personality and inspirational, forward thinking attitude. You will see exactly what we’re talking about when we interview him live on our webinar next Wednesday, October 24 at 11 am PST.

We look forward to having you there!

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