Joana Menéres Pimentel de Melo is a civil engineer at Instituto Superior Técnico – Lisbon.
She has always worked at Somague, part of Sacyr Group, first as a budgeting and planning engineer, designer and external designers coordinator, also for some of this construction company’s works, even in São Paulo, Brazil.
Through he coordination tasks she got interested by technologies and methodologies applied to data an resources management.
When Somague partnered up with Instituto Superior Técnico for developing and studying BIM in Portugal, she joined the study group.
At the company, she takes part in BIM work and study groups, such as the BIM Work Group at the Technological Platform for Construction in Portugal and the Portuguese BIM Committee and also participates as speaker in training and informative conferences (BIM in a construction company) at Universities amongst others.
She recently moved to Madrid, to Sacyr Headquarters, with the responsibility of implementing the BIM Department and developing the methodology within the Group, across all works worldwide.