As BIM manager at Jasmax, Melanie leads BIM integration in Jasmax, furthermore researching additional tools to aide collaboration with consultants and works closely alongside project teams to improve documentation output. Melanie reviews and audits projects to ensure best practice is undertaken with regard to agreed deliverables.
Melanie’s passion for developing systems and protocols to enhance the delivery of projects has aided the increased efficiency of BIM across the practice, and she generously extends her own knowledge back into industry. She was chairperson of the Revit User Group in Auckland between 2010 and 2013, chairperson of the Auckland BIM Group between 2016 and 2017, and now sits on the Wellington BIM Group Committee.
Melanie has spoken at a variety of BIM/Revit conferences in both Australia and America and was a key contributor towards the development of the ANZRS (Australian New Zealand Revit Standards) and the New Zealand BIM Handbook.
Better utilisation of BIM can unlock many of the cost and programme challenges currently facing the New Zealand construction sector, as well as providing benefits across the life of the building.
However, a large number of the industry’s current projects are falling short of optimal BIM usage. Jasmax’s Melanie Tristram, Beca’s Andrew Field and Assemble’s Steve Davis – who have collectively authored the third edition of the New Zealand BIM Handbook – will facilitate a lively discussion around the industry’s adoption of the technology and the collaborative behaviours required to ensure clients receive accurate, timely and meaningful data.