Jay Vaai

Technical BIM Specialist –Virtual Construction Team (VCT)
Dominion Constructors Ltd

Jay Vaai is a Technical BIM Specialist with Dominion Constructors Ltd, a subsidiary building group under the Russell Group of companies. Dominion Constructors is a New Zealand owned construction company operating in Auckland and Christchurch. They have delivered commercial, civil, residential and interior fit-out projects. Within the Dominion group, Jay is part of the Virtual Construction Team (VCT) who are a group of specialists that support multiple dominion construction sites in areas such as BIM/CAD.

As a specialist, Jay focusses on aiding site and client teams in planning upcoming works using building information models. These are usually paired with augmented and virtual reality systems on site for improved experience and visualization. The information Jay focusses on presenting are areas that are critical to planning construction such as traffic management, temporary works design and build staging.

Jay was the 2013 NZIOB Helen Tippett supreme award recipient for his building science masters research into using mobile technology to visualize 4D Augmented Reality BIM. This award funded his airfare to Japan to present his research on behalf of Victoria University alongside other institutes at the 14th Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA) conference.

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