May Chapter Meeting 2017





Alex Belkofer, CM-BIM 
Virtual Design & Construction Manager | Operations Technology at Messer Construction

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Alex brings a diverse background of experience and knowledge within the A/E/C industry to Messer’s Operations Technology Department. Alex utilizes his expertise from both the architectural and building construction sides of the industry to thoroughly understand the entire scope of construction projects while coordinating effective project management. With over 12 years of client management and customer service experience, Alex creates a seemless and efficient communication process with Owners, Consultants, and Design Team members alike. Alex strives for innovative and practical construction management strategies to ensure that all managerial aspects are coordinated with the client’s best interests in mind. Alex has held various roles as Project Manager, Project Engineer, Project Superintendent, and Owner's Representative throughout his previous construction operations experience.

A leader on the Virtual Design & Construction Team, Alex is a driver for implementation, coordination and management of Messer’s VDC/BIM best practices company-wide. From corporate office to construction site, the VDC Team promotes, trains and guides Messer Project Teams through VDC processes over the course of a building’s construction lifecycle. Alex also works closely with Project Executives, Project Managers, Owners, and A/E partners to establish early expectations and project deliverables at each phase of a project.

Alex is closely involved with industry and continuing education, and holds the Certificate of Management-BIM (CM-BIM) credential through the AGC of America (2014). Academically, he serves as Chair for The Ohio State University Construction Systems Management Program’s Industry Advisory Council. He regulary attends A/E/C related seminars, sustainable design events, and presentations related to technology and innovation. Read More.


Paul Schmidt 
Project Executive | Construction Operations at Messer Construction

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Paul’s approach to his role at Messer begins with his passion for project controls, process driven solutions and his ability to work effectively across multi-disciplinary teams. In the origins of his early career with Messer, Paul began working immediately on complicated healthcare projects which fostered his drive towards documenting best practices and having a rigorus approach towards project management strategies. It wasn’t until Paul had the opportunity to work on a complexed laboratory project that Paul discovered the uses and benefits of Building Information Modeling from a General Contractor’s perspective. Since then, Paul has injected Messer VDC/BIM processes into each project he touches – constantly finding value for subcontractors, designers and owners through different use cases. Paul has developed strategies for VDC and BIM implementation to change the way Messer delivers construction projects that postively impact safety, cost, quality, and schedule.

Paul is a leader within the Columbus Region on both the Messer Safety Committee and Quality Leadership Committee, as well as an integral voice in the Regional Best Practices Meetings held quarterly. His passion for teaching and mentoring younger colleages has led him to mentoring at the high school level for ACE Mentoring of America locally in Columbus, and serves on their Board of Advisors. Paul also provides guest lectures locally at both Columbus State Community College and The Ohio State University. Read More.



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