Mirra Maheden – Owner of MLC Digital Solutions, Our Chair, and Founder, started eBIMc in March 2012. With a firm grasp on BIM in the project environment from day to day struggles of co-ordinating with disciplines, Mirra can use the real-life experience to speak of her enthusiasm to the use of BIM and raise many questions begging answers in today’s workflows, who better to start eBIMc.

Carl Storms – “The BIMsider” and Technical Solutions Lead for BIM Track The Executive Director of DoE and eBIMc drawing on his 20+ years of experience in architecture, engineering, and construction, Carl shares a practical and well-rounded understanding of BIM with clients. He has worked in residential and commercial architecture, as well as construction, with 10 years of teaching experience at both the collegiate and industry level. This experience aids him in providing the business case for BIM and how it makes the most of collaboration, coordination, design tools, and processes.

Through implementations, instruction, mentoring, webinars, and global speaking engagements, Carl assists the AECO community with the adoption of design technology and BIM processes. As someone who truly enjoys the process of building information modeling, Carl spreads his love of all things BIM via Twitter @theBIMsider, on his Blog, or as a co-host on AECO Industry Podcasts: BIMThoughts, The BILT Academy Podcast, The Simply Complex Podcast, and BluePrints.

Beda Barkokebas – PhD Student & Research Assistant at UofA, DoC, Generative Design Director


Ron Heigh – Virtual Design & Construction Manager at BuildingPoint Canada

Ron Our Technical Director who brings a broad range of experience with Virtual Construction that is frequently leveraged within the community.  As an expert in his field, he is called for his practical advice on how to utilize virtual construction to its optimum potential.

Melonie Beskowiney – BIM Specialist The
  Technical Director of our group has over 10 years of experience in the AEC industry, with a dedicated focus to BIM since 2013, she loves to share her knowledge in many mediums, including speaking at conferences, training sessions and also teaching Architectural Technology at NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology).

Candace Kaminski – Director of  Operations Our Director of Operations brings a wealth of experience in supporting and assisting us on the operations side of eBIMc as one of our Directors.

Kevin Boyer – Manager of Operations/Projects at Site BIM 0459f0cOur Marketing and Social Media Manager has extensive knowledge in digital marketing. Since graduating from the UofA he has made a move into the laser scanning industry. His experience in BIM is specializing in the translation of point clouds into ‘as-builts’.

Vincent Plourd – VDC Manager at Chandos, Director assisting the planning and direction of eBIMc, with over 10 years’ experience with BIM he is passionately in providing support to projects and instrumental in implementing the VDC/BIM processes. Vincent can be described as an effective problem solver who produces tangible and value add solutions to projects and teams using BIM. Vincent pushes project teams out of their perceived comfort zones; which results in all working collectively to find constructability issues digitally before they are found on-site and at our events.

Megan Brooks – Design Technology Specialist at Dialog,  Social Event Director facilitates the social event planning of our team.


Hunter Etherington – VDC Coordinator at Chandos, Event Director,  Hunter is passionate about VDC//BIM and collaboration, he brings positive energy for education and works to plan events that have the greatest value to our attendees.

Neil Kemp – Structural Technologist at Dialog, Planning & Coordination Director assisting in the planning of our events. Neil is a valued, highly adaptive member of DIALOG’s Design Technology team. He is passionate about growing and sharing knowledge across studio teams and a vanguard of industry innovation, in his experience with NHL arenas, post-secondary institutions, light rail transit, and reality capture.

Sona Taylor – Partner Success Manager at Global eTraining,  Social Media Director is on hiatus.



AJ Darras – Research Assistant & Structural Engineer and Computational Design with UofA Our Young Professionals Representative, he is an Engineer-in-Training with a passion for technology, leadership, and self-development. A computational designer at heart, and bridging the gap between engineers and BIM is his mission. He leads the computational design research stream at the CISC Steel Centre at the University of Alberta.

JD Sukkarieh – Automation Engineer and Founder of  ngen2 Our Director of Robotics JD is a talented Mechanical EIT interested in virtually developing, validating, and optimizing robotic systems prior to shop-floor commissioning, He is passionate about modifying and applying automotive manufacturing principles to tackle constructions largest challenges. He envisions universal BIM models for projects with building element feature attributes linked to the offsite and onsite construction process flow.

Brittany Mendiuk – BIM Technologist Our Standards Review Director is MIA.




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