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Suibhne Cullen - Mott MacDonald. Sydney, New South Wales, AU

Suibhne Cullen Suibhne Cullen

Director, Digital Delivery, Australia & New Zealand | Mott MacDonald

Sydney, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA

Digital Transformation Advisory. Specialising in the construction sector with strong BIM & IPD experience.



I am an innovation and technologies, professional. I engage with and advise clients on the ongoing evolution that is BIM & IPD. I am well regarded for my thinking on collaborative design technologies plus innovation and strategic development of BIM + IPD. I also have experience in: 3D prototyping, data management, operational efficiency/analysis, project/resource management, design centre management and lean process development.
Currently providing clients with consulting services in understanding and implementing BIM, both within their organisations and in delivering intelligent assets from the capex to opex phases.

Industry Expertise (6)

Information Services

Construction - Commercial


Management Consulting

Civil Engineering

Corporate Leadership

Areas of Expertise (5)

Digital Transformation and Organizational Readiness

Digital Information Management

Transformational Change

Building Information Modelling


Education (3)

Zigurat: Global Masters Diploma, Digital Transformation 2017

BRE: AP [Accredited Professional], BIM 2015

St. Thomas BIFE: Adv. Diploma, Computer Aided Design & IT 1993

Affiliations (3)

  • 'collaborate' Founder
  • SydBIM

Languages (2)

  • English
  • Irish Gaelic

Event Appearances (6)

Digital Construction & BIM Summit

Sydney Build Expo 2017  Royal Hall of Industries, 1 DRIVER AVE, MOORE PARK NSW 2021


BIM for Construction Management [Ongoing Guest Lecturer]

UTS Design Architecture & Building Faculty  UTS, Sydney Campus, Ultimo, NSW 2000


2015 New Zealand BIM Master Class

2014 New Zealand BIM Master Class  Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington


BIM and its impact on infrastructure in Australasia.

IPWEA | IFME Global Conference  Rotorua, New Zealand


2014 New Zealand BIM Masterclass

2014 New Zealand BIM Masterclass  Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington


2014 Consult Australia Technology Symposium

BIM - Taking it global  Amora Hotel, Jamison, Sydney, NSW 200




  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC
  • Author Appearance
  • Corporate Training


2500 to 10000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee

Articles (14)

CAD is Dead, Long Live CAD sourceable

Suibhne Cullen


Adopting BIM we need to make sue we are not evolving the 'delegation' of doing from the CAD Monkey to BIMpanzie.

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BIM: How to Create Real Change in Your Company sourceable

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To enact real change for the better in your company, you have to be willing to commit even if it results in some pain up front.

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Translating the BIM Language sourceable

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Many consultants make a simple but serious mistake: they assume clients, and others, understand what they’re talking about.

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International BIM Standards About to Land in Australia sourceable

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Years after BIM started making waves in the industry in Australia and New Zealand, it finally appears to be coalescing into a standard way of delivering assets digitally.

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The Path to Digital Delivery is in the Hands of Our Clients sourceable


'We have cross-pollinated behaviours, technologies and systems from other industries to ours. Each evolution is becoming broader and more holistic than the last, and clients are ever closer to the wholesale transfer from semi-automated systems to artificial intelligence'.

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On the Edge of the Conscious Asset Age sourceable

Suibhne Cullen


I heard this joke the other day and had to laugh at how true it really is: Question: ‘How many clients does it take to do a BIM Project?’ Answer: ‘None’

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Information Can Unlock Real Success for Clients sourceable

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What is our industry doing for our clients? Are our clients getting value for money (albeit in most cases less money)?

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BIM – Every Journey Begins with a First Step sourceable

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Where do I begin with BIM? Not surprisingly, this is the first question most clients ask me. And again, no prizes for my answer which is “at the start.”

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BIM (Bulldust in Motion) sourceable

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I’ll come right out and say it: BIM is pretty much Bulldust in Motion.

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New Zealand the Bilbo Baggins of BIM sourceable

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I’m a fan of both the original books and the movies of the Lord of the Rings, so I was excited when I could call my friends recently and say “I just drove through Hobbiton.”

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Minecraft Toolkit for ANZ Construction Sector sourceable

Suibhne Cullen


To have a proper understanding of BIM, one requires an understanding of object libraries.

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BIM and the P&ID sourceable

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When initially thinking of process engineering I viewed it as the precursor, the decision making which happened to assist other disciplines along their design paths.

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BIM for Infrastructure, the Sleeping Giant sourceable

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Let’s assume for this discussion you are aware of BIM (Building Information Modelling) and understand at a basic level its application and use within the construction industry.

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Clients Push Digital Change CIBSE ANZ Quarterly



Digital Sherpa views on the role of clients in Digital Transformation.

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