In this article, Mario Gutman, Vice-president and Firmwide CAD Director of HOK, discusses the rebranding of the International Alliance for Interoperability (IAI) to buildingSMART, an organization he sees as the best forum for developing rigor in how the AEC industry exchanges information and insuring that this process truly serves all of its interests.
Mario Guttman, AIA, is a vice-president and the Firmwide CAD Director for HOK, a multi-disciplinary, international design firm with 22 offices in six countries. In this role he coordinates the CAD Management activities of the offices and focus groups, as well as setting the strategic direction for CAD within the firm. Mario holds degrees in mathematics and architecture and is a licensed architect. In addition to practicing architecture for 20 years, he has worked in software development, computer-aided facility management and construction.
HOK is a leader in the advanced use of information technology in the AECO industry and supports industry-wide interoperability standards. Mario represents the firm with other members of the industry, standards organizations, and government agencies in promoting these goals.
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