The 2020 Jury

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


Aarni HeiskanenAarni Heiskanen
Construction Innovation Agent

Aarni Heiskanen, Construction Innovation Agent, is an architect, consultant, and business software developer. He’s one of the Finnish pioneers in digital design, facilities information management, and networked construction projects. Heiskanen co-developed Thinking Portfolio, a project and IT portfolio management tool that now has over 150,000 users in 50 countries. Currently, Heiskanen runs AE Partners, a construction innovation and technology communication company. He has been hailed as a Top 100 influencer in construction and is the author of, an award-winning, Top 10 construction tech blog and podcast.

Photo by  Anna Dammert


Anders CarlénAnders Carlén
Editor in Chief

Anders Carlén is Editor in Chief of Byggindustrin and Fastighetsnytt, the two leading Magazines of constructions and real estate in Sweden.

A journalist with 20 years of experience from construction, interior design, and real estate.



Dr. Burcu AkinciBurcu Akinci
Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Dr. Burcu Akinci is  Paul Christiano Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Associate Dean for Research at the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.  She was co-director of Smart Infrastructure Institute which conducts research on data-driven awareness about infrastructure systems, advanced information models and visualization approaches, and  proactive decision support.



Michael EvansMichael Evans
Director, Detailing and Fabrication Segment, Trimble

Michael Evans has worked in the construction industry for over 29 years and has been involved in many projects such as Kansai International Airport, Heathrow Terminal 5 and The Royal London and St. Bartholomew's hospital in various roles from Detailer to Engineer to BIM consultant. He has been with Trimble for over 15 years in several roles as Technical Manager for BIM solutions, Director of Engineering and more recently Director of Education and Key accounts up to his current role of Director of the Detailing and Fabrication Segment within the Structures Division. His role includes development of segment strategy, leading sales, marketing and product management activities and managing segment partnerships to ensure continued growth for Trimble.