Board of directors.
Educators, leaders, and innovators
About TBFA | IVDC
We are a group of AEC industry and education professionals combined with over 50 years of working experiences.
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MR. HAN MAI HOANG
Founder | Chairman
With over 15 years of experience in the design and construction industry, Mr. Hoang co-founded THE BIM FACTORY with the mission of creating the most forward-thinking, highly-skilled BIM consultancy company in Vietnam.
Mr. Hoang’s primary professional goal has always been to collectively fuse the practices of architectural design, construction, and management, which have long been divided, into a unified and cohesive BIM process.
A graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Master's program, Mr. Hoang's primary focus was, and still is to this day, on Advanced Construction Technology. During his study at MIT, Mr. Hoang was a recipient of the Research Scholarship Award from the Design and Computation Group with a concentration in BIM technology, rapid prototyping, and CAD/CAM technologies.
Along with various design and construction experiences, Mr. Hoang served as a part-time Adjunct Professor at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) in 2006.
Mr. Hoang has been practicing BIM since 2006 and in 2011, he was one of the co-founders of the first BIM company in Vietnam. Mr. Hoang currently sits on the board of the Vietnam BIM Steering Committee for the Institute of Construction Economics, a division of the Ministry of Construction which controls and regulates the use of BIM for design, engineering, and construction in Vietnam.
MR. JAMES BEDRICK
Senior Industry Advisor
James Bedrick, FAIA, is the founding principal of AEC Process Engineering, a consulting firm dedicated to the design and implementation of technology, processes, and collaboration techniques that bring economy, efficiency, innovation, and added value to design and construction. He also serves as Senior Industry Advisor for bimSCORE, where he provides expertise on collaboration techniques and AEC industry needs, processes, and contract issues; and as Vice-Chair of the Curriculum Board of the Institute of Virtual Design and Construction.
Mr. Bedrick has over 30 years’ experience in the design and construction industry. He holds degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Architecture, is a licensed architect, and has worked on all three sides of the owner/architect/contractor triad. He has been a pioneer in Virtual Design and Construction for well over a decade and developed several processes that are now standard.
Mr. Bedrick works with a global network of organizations to advance VDC technologies and collaborative processes, including Stanford University’s Center for Integrated Facilities Engineering (CIFE), the International BuildingSmart Alliance, the National Institute of Building Sciences, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Contract Documents Committee, and the BIMforum, where he co-chairs the LOD Specification, working group. As one of the founders of the AIA’s Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) effort, he co-authored all of the Institute’s initial publications on the concept and played a key role in the development of the AIA IPD contracts.
Mr. Bedrick speaks at events of many national and international organizations and is often quoted in the press on matters of technology, collaboration, and innovation. He has received significant industry recognition for his pioneering achievements in VDC and IPD, including election to the College of Fellows of the AIA for “groundbreaking research and development”, as well as many other academic and professional citations.