Dr. Calvin Kam is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Building Innovation and bimSCORE(SBI.bimSCORE), with a vision of maximizing the value of the built environment by informing decisions. The mission is to become the global authority providing owners and operators—public or private—with an optimal balance of innovative approaches in knowledge, organization, management, process, and technology.
Dr. Kam is the Director of Industry Programs and a Consulting Associate Professor at Stanford University’s Center for Integrated Facility Engineering (CIFE), where he partners with CIFE industry members and researchers on strategic innovation in areas such as Management Scorecards, Building Information Modeling (BIM), Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) and Sustainable Developments.
Appointed by the President of American Institute of Architects (AIA), Calvin is serving on the International Practice Committee, the Board Knowledge Committee, and its Research Committee. Calvin was the former National Chair of the Center for Integrated Practice and Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP) Knowledge Community, which was supported by over 10,000 AIA members.
As a recipient of various international, national, state and local awards and honors, Calvin is a registered Architect, Professional Engineer, and LEED Accredited Professional. He received his Master’s, Engineer Degree, and Ph.D. from Stanford University. At age 21, Calvin became the first and the youngest to receive dual bachelor degrees in Architecture and Civil Engineering from the University of Southern California.
In 2003, Calvin co-founded the award-winning pilot program in Building Information Modeling for GSA’s Public Buildings Service. In 2006, Calvin served as GSA’s first-ever National 3D-4D-BIM Program Manager. Under Calvin’s management, GSA has required BIM submission in its capital program; published the GSA BIM Guide Series; established a network of GSA BIM Champions across the nation; successfully influenced multiple BIM software vendors to incorporate open standards according to GSA business rules; formalized international partnerships with Finland, Norway, and Denmark; while earning a number of national and international awards. Since 2009, he has been advising GSA as a Senior Program Expert, responsible for advising its National BIM Program and fostering collaboration with peer or international public owners.
Dr. Calvin Kam has given many of keynote and plenary speeches, published a number of book chapters, APEC publications, journal articles, conference papers, and presented at over 100 industry events across over 12 countries.