Cody Nowak has worked for architects, architectural lighting designers, MEP engineers, general contractors, and a variety of subcontractors as well. His experience is well documented, but Cody’s innovation and vision are what make him a thought leader in the AEC industry. As a technology evangelist, Mr. Nowak has been bridging the gap between technology, BIM, and AEC with the purpose of integrating Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality into a more prominent role. He is working on progressing the AEC industry towards the integration of real-time 3D gaming engines to be used for powering real-time collaboration and ultimately the use of BIM in the field via emerging hardware technologies. Cody’s network in technology and AEC allow him to be informed and involved with many new developments and advances in technology. Cody is also the founder of AECX a tech expo for AEC professionals and is the SoCal lead for AEC Hackathon. This along with his experience, innovation, and ingenuity are making Cody’s vision of 3D technology integration into the AEC industry a Virtual Reality.