BIM & the Digital Transition in Practice

26 February 2023

This ACA national webinar on the digital transition, was presented together with BIM specialists Nathan Hildebrandt and Chandrasekar Rajamani who unpack the challenges and opportunities of the digital transition for architectural practice.

This CPD webinar was held on 8 December 2022.


The architectural profession is becoming more and more challenging. With sustainability, procurement and tightening fees all making the profitable delivery of projects harder to obtain, what options do we have to assist us? In this webinar, Nathan Hildebrandt explores the technology that exists that can help your practice reduce risks, find efficiencies, and bring you closer to the bottom line you need to achieve. Hear about the current trends in Government BIM requirements and how that is impacting the market today and into the future. Discover the common missing piece of the puzzle in digital transformation and lessons that Nathan has learnt over the last decade in implementing digital processes.

Knowing that the AEC sector is one of the least digitised, what does it take for companies to make the switch? Chandrasekar shares tips on what to expect when implementing digital processes and how to implement BIM in your practice. He will also demystify BIM jargon so you will understand that the switch is much bigger than just going from 2D to 3D. See Speaker bios below.


Members $25
Non-members $40
*One ticket per attendee.


Participation in this 1 hour webinar will deliver 1 formal CPD point.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand that BIM and digital processes can assist your practice to align with the current challenges that the profession is facing.
  • Learn about the current Government BIM requirements and how the market is adapting to meet their needs.
  • Learn about the mistakes often made in Digital Transformation and how change management processes can assist to make it easier.
  • Key points for implementing BIM successfully as part of the digital transformation.
  • Learn about Nemetschek / Graphisoft’s software solutions.

NSCA 2021 Units of Competency and Performance Criteria: Practice Management and Professional Conduct – PC 9, PC 13

The webinar will include time for a Q&A with the speaker with a self-checked CPD assessment task. Certificates will be provided following participation in the full webinar and online submission of answers to CPD questions. *SA participants please note, some supplier content is included in this webinar.


Nathan Hildebrandt FRAIA
Director, Skewed

Nathan Hildebrandt is a registered architect in Queensland. He has over 19 years of industry experience delivering complex projects from inception to completion, from $100k up to $100M in value. He has worked with and led a team of people to deliver 100 projects in the residential, education, sport and recreation, retail, aged care and retirement living sectors.

As a previous Director of a major architectural practice, Nathan has a strong understanding of business drivers and the need of building processes that add value to a business. Nathan is highly regarded as an expert in ARCHICAD and BIM processes. He has presented across the globe on over 70 occasions. He is chair of BrisBIM, and a committee member of BILT ANZ. He is also the host of his BIM-focused podcast, ‘The Digital Transition’.

Chandrasekar Rajamani
Principal BIM Specialist, Central Innovation

With a strong background in architecture and digital delivery using BIM, Chandrasekar adds valuable experience to the Central Innovation (Ci) team. He has delivered large infrastructure projects within Australia (projects mandated with BIM deliverables such as Victoria Cross Station, WSA Reference Design). Chandrasekar’s current role is focused on OpenBIM workflows, BIM implementation and representing Ci at AEC-industry events. Architectural Design projects of varied typologies (ranging from Commercial, Hospitality, large Mixed-use developments to Residential & Super-tall structures) were part of Chandrasekar’s earlier design career across the UAE, India and Singapore. An avid technology enthusiast, Chandrasekar aims to be the bridge between people’s processes and the technology, to boost efficiency.