Tekla Global BIM Awards jury members represent distinguished expertise in the field of construction. A jury will review the projects and choose the winners.


Mr. Christian Jahn
Editor-in-Chief of BFT International

2012 - today Editor-in-Chief, BFT International, Guetersloh/Germany

2009 - 2011 Representative and Correspondent, Bauelemente Bau International, Moscow/Russia

2007 Postgraduate studies in economics/business management, Hagen/Germany

2000 Master of Arts, Bonn/Germany



Mr. Elbert O. Speidel
A.I.A. Professor at CalPoly (California Polytechnic State University)


SOCIETY OF PLASTICS ENGINEERS and the SOCIETY OF PLASTICS INDUSTRY Published papers on the application of polymers in architecture                                     

SEMINARS, Engineering Management Program at California Polytechnic State U. on sustainability in architecture


Member of the American Institute of Architects; served as Secretary, Vice-President and President of the Central Coast chapter. Member of ICBO and Pennsylvania Planning commission, STATE OF CALIFORNIA subject mater expert for state licensing exams and commissioner for the architectural oral exams.                                                   

 FACULTY ADVISOR on several graduate thesis committees


Award of Excellence in Fine Woodworking-Woodwork Institute of California-Nikko Hotel Beverly Hills, CA. Award of excellence in Residential Design-Pittsburgh Expo.

PATENT inventor of the Poly-Pod structural building system, Patent#37679766 issued November 6, 1973, in the United State and ten other countries.

Mrs. Marina Korol
CEO at Concurator

  • Russian Chapter of buildingSMART Int, Vice Chair
  • Technical Subcommittee 5  (Building Information Modelling) TC 465 “Construction”, Vice Chair
  • Member of Expert Council  of BIM Implementation of the Russian Ministry of Construction
  • Corresponding Member of International Academy of Architecture (Eurasian Branch in Moscow) 
  • Coauthor of series of standards and codes of practice for BIM

Mathematician, 25+ years experience in AEC market - CAD/BIM field, working at top management positions at the Russian and International companies. MBA in international business. RICS Certificate (Building Information Modelling (BIM) – Project Management (I1-1415). BSI Training Academy (Building Information Modelling (BIM) Fundamentals, Implementation, Information Management, Asset Management, SMART City)


Mr. Craig Garrett
Project Technology Leader, BuroHappold Engineering (Middle East)

Based in Dubai with over 30 years of cross industry experience with numerous consultants and contractors alike, Craig is recognized as a leader in global digital project delivery at the highest level.

Building on extensive knowledge of complex geometry projects, Craig’s skills are tuned to the creation, development and experience of data management throughout the supply chain.

Working as part of the clients representative team during construction has led to a practical understanding of on-site digital delivery to facilitate, digital construction, supply chain manufacturing, facilities management and operational requirements.

Craig speaks and presents extensively within the industry and has accepted various awards on behalf of BuroHappold including 2017 Winner AEC Excellence Award & Twice winner of the Excellence in BIM Implementation Award 2017 & 2018


Mr. Jari Heino
General Manager, Trimble Structures Division

Jari has been working for Trimble Solutions since 1999, when he started as Account Manager and soon continued as a Sales Manager for C4I, Forestry, Web & Wireless, Environmental and Telecom software applications. From 2003 onward he has been a Director, first of Defense business, then Precast and lastly of Steel business. He holds BBA and MBA degrees majoring in International Business and Digital Technology Management from the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration.

Jari has been General Manager for Structures Division since 2016. Jari is in charge to leverage Trimble’s industry leading technology and BIM knowledge for the benefit of construction industry. He together with his team is driving and supporting industry leading construction companies to transform their way of working to master benefits of digital evolution for modern BIM processes.