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James Holt

James Holt

Director of Virtual Construction, Clune Construction Company
United States

With 17 years of construction industry experience, James Holt’s career path in 3D technology has enabled him to provide exceptional services to the company’s clients through his unique skill set. He began his career in the field performing layout for a Civil Engineering firm. He then transitioned to selling and supporting 3D laser scanners and Robotic Total Stations.

In 2011, James joined Clune as a 3D Reality Capture technician. In this role he was able to sharpen his skills and worked his way up the ranks to become Clune’s BIM Manager. James is responsible for providing detailed models of existing spaces and coordinating BIM 3D modeling for Clune’s job sites. He has overseen BIM coordination on many high-profile projects in the Chicago area. He also researches and implements relevant technologies that help drive the success of Clune’s projects.

James has a Bachelor of Arts from National Louis University and holds certifications with Trimble Realworks, Revit and NavisWorks. In addition, James gives his time mentoring Chicago’s youth with the ACE Mentor Program and volunteering for Rebuilding Together.