Brandon graduated from Morrison Institute of Technology in 2008 with a degree in Engineering Technology. From there, he started working for a mechanical contractor as a CAD Technician. He spent 5 years working as a CAD Technician learning the Mechanical Piping and Plumbing trades, developing fabrication drawings, spending much of his time in a job site trailer and in the fabrication shop. In 2013 he joined a mechanical contractor in Iowa as a Piping Designer. He was quickly promoted to Director of Virtual Design & Construction where he spent 10 years leading the development and implementation of strategies for the company. Brandon has been involved in a wide variety of Industrial and Commercial projects, ranging from Commercial Offices, Healthcare, Food and Beverage, Manufacturing, Education, Pharmaceutical, and many others.
Brandon has a passion for Construction Technology. Autodesk Software, 3D Laser Scanning, Robotic Total Stations, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and more. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, whether its attending kid activities, doing yard work, or playing with the next generation of toys.
Brandon has 25+ years of experience in the construction industry. He started his career in 1998 as an apprentice with UA Local 125 Plumbers and Pipefitters. As a pipefitter/welder, he has worked on a variety of projects from commercial to healthcare and a focus on industrial. In 2015 he was given an opportunity to transition from the field to the VDC department where he learned AutoCAD along with becoming proficient in 3D scanning and Total Station layout. Since then, he has been involved with projects of all types from small 3D scanned mechanical room remodels to coordinating with other skilled trades on large scale commercial jobs. His strong attention to detail and satisfaction gained from seeing a project through to completion successfully and on time makes him an elite BIM designer.
When not working, Brandon enjoys spending time with his family and keeps busy fulfilling his other role as dance dad. He loves traveling, especially to anywhere with white sandy beaches and is an avid gamer.
Josh is a UA Journeyman with experience since 2004. He completed his apprenticeship in 2009 with Plumbers and Pipefitters LU 125 and has held a variety of roles in the commercial and industrial construction industry such as Journeyman, Foreman, Site Foreman, and Superintendent. With 19 years of experience in the trades he most recently transitioned to the design side of construction. While working as a designer for a company in Local 125 he learned the technology side of the trade to design systems. With Josh's years of field experience running jobs, he has mastered the understanding of the attention to detail that is needed to be a high-quality BIM designer.
Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family which includes 3 beautiful grandchildren. You can also find him playing Rolle Bolle, a sport from Belgium that represents his heritage, with his wife and youngest daughter.
Pat began his career as a mechanical helper in 1994 and in 1996 began a 5-year apprenticeship with Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 125. He became a Foreman in 2003 and spent many years involved in and overseeing projects in the Commercial, Industrial and Heathcare markets. He is most proud of his role as Superintendent of the mechanical and plumbing trades during the construction of the Stead Family Children's Hospital at the University of Iowa. After serving as Field General Foreman for several years he transitioned into the CAD department to become a BIM Designer. His extensive knowledge and experience with Total Station layout and 3D scanning along with over two decades of experience in the field make Pat an exceptional BIM Designer.
Pat is a dedicated member of Local 125 and he serves as a labor trustee for the Local 125 Journeyman & Apprentice Training Center. In his free time, he loves being with family, hiking and camping, and following sports.