Joana Menéres Pimentel de Melo
Head of BIM Department, Sacyr Construction, Spain
Joana Menéres Pimentel de Melo, civil engineer at Instituto Superior Técnico–Lisbon-Portugal.
I have always worked at Somague, part of Sacyr Group. First as a budgeting and planning engineer, then as designer and external designers coordinator, and also as coordinator at some of this construction company’s works (site works), even in São Paulo, Brazil.
Through the coordination tasks I’ve got interested by technologies and methodologies applied to data, resources and costs management.
When Somague partnered up with Instituto Superior Técnico for developing and studying BIM in Portugal, I’ve joined the study group.
As responsible for BIM implementation at Somague, I’ve taken part in BIM work and study groups, such as the BIM Work Group at the Technological Platform for Construction in Portugal and the Portuguese BIM Committee and also participated as speaker in training and informative conferences (BIM in a construction company) at some Universities amongst other events.
I’ve recently (2 years now) moved to Madrid, to Sacyr’s Headquarters, with the responsibility of implementing the BIM Department and developing the methodology within Sacyr Construcción, across all works worldwide.