by Achini Peiris PhD, Senior Consultant, Digital Enablement, Aurecon

Women in BIM (WIB) held its first networking event in Docklands, Melbourne this month, sponsored by Aurecon, when over 65 digital construction professionals from 22 companies came together to connect and share their successes. 

The event was graced by Soheila Moradi from the North East Link Project (NELP) with an insightful talk on bringing everyone together in Mega Infrastructure Project, and also a fantastic panel that included Eadaoin McGovern from Mott MacDonald, Vlad Milicevic from Revizto, Lucinda Judd from IIMBE, and Bassem Assad from Department of Transport and Planning, which was moderated by Lauren Groves from Aurecon discussing Digital Engineering Agility and Adapting to Changing Markets.

WIB comes together as a global initiative supporting and driving diversity, innovation, and growth in skills within the digital built environment. Staying true to our objectives of encouraging young women to enter the industry, as well as supporting the growth of skills and a more inclusive environment, attracting women into BIM/digital related careers by promoting and showcasing role models within the industry and celebrating women in BIM/digital engineering roles and providing opportunities for further advancement.

I would like to thank all the global sponsors of WIB for 2024, and Aurecon for sponsoring the Melbourne Networking Event.

Below you can find a few quotes that the participants shared with us.

“Amazing Event! Inspiring presentation from Soheila Moradi on Delivery Strategy plan for North East Link project.” 

Gaja Sanchayan, BIM Coordinator, Billard Leece Partnership [Participant]

“Women in BIM brings together a diverse range of knowledge and perspectives to grow, support and enable women in our industry. It was exciting to see that although we were coming from Client, Construction, Design and Software backgrounds we were aligned on the necessity for collaboration, standardisation, connected data and the need not to ‘tell’ but show and demonstrate to the industry how we can drive digital forward” 

Eadaoin McGovern, Technical Director – Transport, Mott MacDonald [Panel Member]

“It was a great privilege to attend the WIB networking event with the Grimshaw team to hear from so many truly inspiring women leading positive change in our industry. Soheila Moradi’s presentation offered incredible insights on how she successfully brought people together in her role as Digital Engineering Lead on North East Link mega infrastructure project. Thanks to Aurecon for hosting and looking forward to the next event!” 

Alan J Tier, BIM Manager, Grimshaw [Participant]

Nicole De Cicco
Nicole De Cicco

I am the Global Administrator for Women in BIM. I support all of our global communications including managing events, as well as supporting & promoting our Regional Leads.