Tiffany began studying engineering in her teens. It started with mechanical engineering and robotics with the ‘Project Lead the Way’ program. Project Lead the Way is a non-profit organization that develops STEM curricula for use by US elementary, middle, and high schools. As part of the program she took an Architecture course and fell in love with 3D building design. Now as a senior at Weber State University she is studying Architecture Technology Engineering, with emphasis in Design Engineering, Construction Management and Construction Development.
Since graduation from high school, Tiffany has held a few different positions in the construction industry. Including Architectural Drafting, Jr. Project Manager, Project Assistant, and most recently BIM Intern. Her experience in the construction industry and knowledge attained in school has proven to Tiffany the value of 3D CAD programs and how the use of 3D models is a necessity in to build efficiently.
Tiffany grew up in West Haven, Utah; where she attended Fremont High School. During her high school career, she was a part of Fremont’s swim team and captain her senior year. Tiffany was recently engaged to her best friend and hunting partner. Together they have a 7-month old German Shorthair puppy named Hunter. In her free time, Tiffany enjoys being outside, especially if it involves hunting, fishing and camping.
Sunny comes from the world of electrical design, we’ll give you a minute to read her name again and let that sink in. Some professions are destined at birth.
Sunny was first introduced to the world of computer aided construction while pursuing her degree in Interior Design. After graduation from LDS Business College she continued to pursue her education and discovered BIM; which led her into a career using Revit for electrical engineering. After a short break to teach English in Taiwan, she joined a team to develop virtual design methods for electrical construction.
Sunny has a passion for learning new things, and loves to share that passion with others as an Autodesk Trainer and in her everyday life. She also has a passion for good imported dark chocolate, country swing dancing, hiking, performing, her snake Kyah, and spending time with good people.
The past few years Trent has worked in construction as a foreman. He is currently a student working towards his construction management degree. Upon taking CAD and other modeling classes, he realized he was eager to learn all he could about Revit and has a passion for it.
Trent is from Minnesota, but has lived all over the world in places such as Sweden, Canada and Thailand. He loves the outdoors, camping, Jeeping, riding his motorcycle and playing the drums. His favorite people are his wife Amanda and their beautiful 18-month old daughter, Freya.
Chance's passion for design started at a young age. It began with his own Lego creations and grew to architecture and product design. He attended Utah State University where he also played on the lacrosse team, graduating with a Bachelor's of Interior Design in 2009.
Since then, Chance has worked in construction, trade show design and product development. Giving him a unique understanding of what is required to go from concept to reality. As product and production designer for Wine Racks America, Chance created numerous new products, managed the woodshop and customized machinery to increase production capability.
When Chance is not dedicating his time to design he can often be found in the mountains riding his bike. He loves the outdoors and seems to be lacking a fear of injury that is generally to blame for holding others back. He also enjoys flying, camping, and hunting.
Growing up, Alex worked for his family’s construction company. Working there he was able to learn a lot of valuable lessons; the most important one being the value of hard work. He started drafting when he was in high school at Timpview High because of the tutelage of his drafting teacher. He enjoyed AutoCAD and drafting so much, after high school he continued is education and earned a drafting degree. After school is when he began his career in the BIM field learning how all the systems work together and how they make a difference in comfort for the occupants. He has been fortunate to work on a variety of projects with many different trades.
3 years ago, he met the love of his life and his best friend. They were married a year and half ago and in October they welcomed their first child. He loves his small and wonderful family; spending as much time with them when he’s not helping build refineries, hospitals and schools virtually.
Jason Perkins started his design/engineering career in 1990 at BYU-Idaho. From there he went into Civil Engineering at the College of the Air Force where he spent 8 years designing base layouts and communications, while he graduated with highest honors from ITT Tech. When he isn’t working he loves to solve problems, listen and play country/classic rock music, ranching, hunting, fishing, camping and motorcycles.
Margaret Weddle is currently a student at BYU. As a lover of learning, she is a big believer that when learning is fun & interesting, good grades are easy. She loved home schooling her three children, then going back to college to explore subjects she had not yet mastered. She took her first class in Revit as a “fun class”, and fell in love with the whole BIM concept; seeing a whole world of possibilities. She soon changed her major to Construction Management and pursued BIM as the path that would bring all her talents, interests and pursuits together into one exciting path. She will graduate from BYU with a BS degree in Construction Management in 2017.
Margaret grew up in Phoenix and the White Mountains of Arizona. There she met and married her best friend, Paul, and together they have three children. Soon after they were married, Paul joined the Army, so Maggie and her family has lived in AZ, NC, WA, Germany, and finally UT. She has been dabbling in home design for over 30 years, and has loved seeing the world of architecture and home design around the world. Prior to college she spent her years as a homemaker, home schooler and volunteer; usually in scouting, where she served for over 16 years.
Adam attended Utah State University from 2000 - 2003 obtaining his bachelors degree in Management. He continued on with his education at BYU from 2003 - 2006 receiving his Masters in Construction Management.
After working in construction industry it became apparent to Adam very quickly that Building Information Modeling was the trend the industry would take, so he started Viewpoint Construction in 2007. He started using 3D modeling programs before many in the built industry had it on their radar. In 2015 he merged with Cn3D Construction to expand his team and talents, taking on larger projects and reaching into new national markets.
Sam is starting out an as intern delving into the world of mechanical modeling in Revit. We asked Sam to share a little about himself. “I have always been drawn to construction in one form or another. In high school I would spend hours after school in the woodshop working on projects. I got my passion from both of my grandfathers who were in the construction trade; one was a painter and the other was a foreman. When I got to college, I took a lot of intro classes to figure out what I wanted to do. It was at this point, that I stumbled onto architectural drafting. I found a new passion in Revit and went to class each day eager to learn more about BIM.”
“What drew me to this field was everything that went into the final product: section cuts, details and the materials. These show the true essence of a building, the working organs that made everything possible for a structure. I received my Associates of Applied Science in Architectural Technology in 2015.”
When not involved in work or Revit, Sam enjoys camping, especially backpacking. For a long time he was involved with the Boy Scouts, earning the rank of Eagle Scout. You can contact Sam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nikki comes to Cn3D with an extensive electrical background. She started in the electrical industry in 2009 as a residential electrician. After experiencing projects in the commercial sector, she decided to attend Salt Lake Community College (as well as the IEC of Utah) to complete her 4-year electrical apprenticeship in the evening while working full time as an electrician during the day. During all of these endeavors Nikki became aware of the power of the 3D technologies and took as many AutoCAD, Revit and Navisworks as she could and immersed herself in these programs.
Her career has consisted of being an Onsite Expeditor, Electrician, Robotic Total Station Operator, Layout Manager as well as a leading member of a Virtual Design for Construction team. At Cn3D Nikki will be a project manager overseeing BIM on projects as well as training subcontractors in using robotic total stations to take BIM to the next level in the field.When
Nikki is not on a jobsite or modeling, you can find her hiking in the Uinta Mountains or skiing the Wasatch back. She also spends lots of time planning her next adventure to New Zealand with her family.
Sean has been on and off construction projects since he was big enough to hold a hammer. If he wasn’t working in construction he had his head buried in computer parts, screens, and wiring. After working in various construction and handyman jobs he enrolled in the Southern Utah University studying physics and minoring in engineering.
While physics and science remain his passion, Sean focused specifically on learning design software. He began his BIM career with a local sheet metal workers union. Working on several California high LOD jobs, he gained tremendous experience in the fabrication of duct and pipe systems. He sharpened his engineering and pre-fabrication skills to a high level while working at CCI Mechanical. He joined Viewpoint construction and is now an integral part of the merge with Cn3D Construction. In his off time he enjoys spending time with his family, reading books and designing/building remote control vehicles. You can contact him at email@example.com.
After graduating from Weber State University with a Design Graphics Engineering Technology degree, Andrew worked for the late Bill Salerno, an Ogden native and Architect, gaining skill in REVIT modeling and training in principles of architecture & building systems.
He has been a project engineer and estimator for Sahara, LLC, directing the BIM coordination of the Park City Film Studio, creating 4D schedules and rendered walkthroughs for several projects. He was also a technician for MAYBIM (now Trimble). There, he specialized in MEP modeling and coordination using REVIT, Navisworks, Fabrication CAD/MEP as well as generating production shop drawings. Andrew lives with his wife JaiAnn of six years & two daughters in Bountiful, Utah.
Andrew enjoys camping any time of year, designing and tinkering with telescopes, electronics, and woodworking in his father’s garage. You can contact Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On a personal level you can hear her laughter from a mile away. She is a tree-climbing, outdoor trekking, yoga-bending, animal-loving, motorcycle enthusiast. She is a highly self-motivated individual who likes to disentangle problems and look for ways to make the construction process more innovative, effective and easier for all parties.
Her career in construction began in high school as a laborer. Through the years she stayed in the trade, eventually working into commercial construction in 2004 on the owner’s side for a real estate development firm. As a project manager she oversaw the full scope of projects from the initial due diligence studies, financing, team selection, construction through sales and leasing. She remembers the day the owners hired a construction manager. Two months later she noticed her job had lost its luster. It took her a few days to make the connection, but then realized the new construction manager took care of all the construction duties (aka- fun things). It was then that she realized the construction interval was the most exciting and challenging phase of the projects so she went back to college and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management.
She has managed safety programs and training, mastered scheduling for complex 4,000+ activity projects, controlled costs and coordinated MEPF on over 70 projects. In recent years her passion for Building Information Modeling has taken career center stage. She can’t always find my pen and she lives in a BIM Cave (Computer Aided Virtual Environment), but she is exceptional at bringing teams together for a common goal. BIM presents many opportunities and challenges but is nothing short of a paradigm shift for the industry that has far reaching social, cultural, contractual, cost and building performance implications.
Most consultants have read a lot of books and spend a lot of time on computers, but have not spent a lot of time in the field. That’s like telling someone how to lay out a wall who has never held a measure tape. Jennifer has built homes with her bare hands and has overseen all the phases of commercial construction from schematics to close-out.