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BDS VirCon - Steel Detailing, Rebar Detailing, Virtual Construction, and BIM

 

Steel Detailing

Using state of the art software technology with systems and procedures we produce the highest quality shop drawings and models to LOD 400 specifications for fabrication, erection and a range of Construction BIM deliverables such as: 3D Modelling. Shop Drawings, Erection Plans, Anchor Bolt Drawings, Connection Sketches, DSTV Files for Cutting & Drilling, DXF Files for Plate work, Field Bolt Lists, Project Tracking Controls, Advance Bill of Material, BIM Modelling & Clash Detection, Piping

 

Rebar Detailing

Our services include rebar detailing and estimating where we work directly with contractors, installers and engineers.. Our services include: Field Placement/Shop Drawings, 3D Modelling of Rebar, Connection Sketches, Bar Listing, Project Co-ordination Weight and/or Cost Change Tracking and Submitting.

 

Virtual Construction

We create models with real time computer aided construction simulation resulting in accurate, 3D modelling phases. We are one of the world's largest virtual construction firms and strive to remain our reputation as one of the most innovative companies in the industry. The planning, construction and productions models are all integrated into our Virtual Construction.

 

Building Information Modelling (BIM)

BDS VirCon is a virtual construction company where BIM processes are a vital part of our construction projects. BIM is a virtual model of a structure which shows the phyisical characteristics of a building. BIM are designed by engineers, architects and surveyors before being handed over to the contractors. BDS VirCon are BIM experts, we invest in the latest technology to consistently be industry leaders in virtual construction.

About BDS Vircon

BDS VirCon has one of the most experienced management teams in the industry. All of our senior managers have more than 22 years experience in the industry and many have more than 22 years experience with BDS.

Our stable, experienced and highly trained team ensures our promise of quality, technical expertise and timelines are able to be met on all our projects.

Vinod Muthanna
President & CEO

Vinod has been the Chairman of BDS VirCon since 2007, prior to which he was an investment banker with JPMorgan and then Westpac. Vinod has a B.Engg. from Bangalore University, a MBA from Melbourne University and is a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

   

Don Engler
Managing Director

Don has more than 46 years’ experience in Engineering, Steel detailing, Fabricating and Steel Erection. He has a BS in Civil Engineering and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the states of Arizona and California. He served on the Code of Standard Practice committee for the American Institute of Steel Construction for 12 years. Don is responsible for the worldwide operations of the company and has been with BDS VirCon for more than 15 years.

   

Kerry Lindemann
Chief Operating Officer

 

Kerry first began detailing as a cadet draftsman in Brisbane, Australia with BDS in 1979. Since completing his cadetship and an Associate Diploma in Civil Engineering, he had various roles at BDS VirCon including CAD development, project management and business development spanning over 37 years in the steel construction industry. Kerry is currently based in Phoenix, as Chief Operating Officer with global responsibilities for the firm.

 
   

Surya Rao
Chief Financial Officer

Surya joined BDS Vircon as CFO in 2016 and has over ten years’ experience working across technology and professional service sectors, with a strong background in international business. Surya has responsibility for finance, risk and governance for BDS Vircon globally. He is CPA qualified and holds a Bachelor of Electronic Commerce from the University of Queensland.

   

Brad Backer
General Manager, Operations

Brad is a qualified boilermaker and has advanced trade certificates in boiler making and welding. He has plus 40 years’ experience in the industry and has been with BDS VirCon since 1978. During his time with the company he has held various senior positions including, Senior Checker, Senior Project Manager and Brisbane Office Manager. Brad is currently based in Brisbane as General / Operations Manager Australasia and presides over our main production offices in Brisbane, Auckland, Bangkok and Chennai.

   

Andrew Walker
Innovation Manager

Andrew joined BDS as a cadet in 1995 and has worked in our Australian and UK offices during his time at BDS. Following the completion of his cadetship Andrew has worked as a Project Manager on some of BDS’s most challenging projects in our global markets. With an interest in all things technical Andrew was appointed as BDS’s Innovation Manager in 2008. In this role he oversees the R&D team with the development of our BDS Virtual Model and BDS Model Manager programs, Tekla customisation and the development of other programs for interoperability and integration with our customer’s systems.

   

Sandeep Mathur
Vice-President - Rebar

Sandeep has over 27 years of diverse experience in various facets of civil engineering. He is a registered Professional Engineer in various states. He is also a LEED AP, and a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is active on various committees of Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI). Sandeep holds a M.E. (Structural) from Cornell University and a M.B.A (Financial Economics) from Pace University.

   

Christopher Pfeiff
Vice-President - Virtual Construction 

Christopher joined BDS in 2017 as Vice-President - Virtual Construction. Christopher has 20 years of construction and engineering experience as a practicing consulting engineer and leading the strategic and business development of innovative building systems. He has partnered with owners, contractors and the design community to introduce better building practices and reduce construction schedule and cost overruns. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Arizona and California and a LEED BD+C Accredited Professional. Christopher has a BS in Civil Engineering from The University of Arizona and a MBA from Arizona State University.

   

Ian Belcher
Manager, UK

Ian founded the Oxford office and has over 34 years of modelling and detailing experience with a Higher National Certificate in Civil Engineering.  At BDS VirCon Ian has worked in our UK and Australian offices. Prior to joining BDS, Ian worked with a fabricator in the UK where he gained wide exposure and experience in the Drawing Office, Shop Floor, on Site and the Contracts department.

   

Vaughan McClear
General Manager, TH

Vaughan joined BDS VirCon as a cadet in 1985 and other than working in the UK briefly with an engineering company, he has been with BDS ever since. He is the General Manager for Asia and responsible for our Thailand office, having worked in Thailand for more than eleven years. He has also worked at various times in BDS VirCon’s Canadian and US offices.

   

Cedric Easthorpe
Manager, NZ

Cedric is in charge of BDS VirCon’s New Zealand office. He is a qualified boilermaker and has a trade diploma in Plating and Structural Steelwork. He has more than 30 years drafting experience which includes the ship building, commercial and industrial structural steel, and offshore industries. Having migrated there from South Africa in April 1997, he joined BDS VirCon as a Senior Detailer and was promoted to the position of Business Manager in July 2008.

 

Maria Papaie
Manager, US

Maria joined BDS VirCon in 2000 and has been the office manager since October 2001. Maria has a Master's Degree in Architecture and Urban Design and practiced as an archirect for ten years, designing a wide range of projects and was also involved in urban master plans. She changed her focus to Steel Detailing in 1995 by acquiring skills in 3-D modeling and obtaining Connection Design certification from the Canadian Insitute of Steel Construction. Maria has extensive experience in BIM and its associated software with over 31 years of combined experience in design and detailing.