David Bleiman, SE

David is CEO and president of Rutherford + Chekene. He is a recognized AEC industry leader in the application of BIM and Integrated Project Delivery and was honored by the AIA California Council with a Presidential Citation for his work as part of the organization’s Integrated Project Delivery Definition Task Group. Under David’s leadership, R+C has designed more than $5 billion in projects using BIM since 2004. Autodesk honored R+C with a Revit BIM Experience Award for our innovative use of BIM to promote integration and collaboration across the extended building team.

David has been the principal structural engineer on many of R+C’s significant projects, including the award-winning Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Chu Hall—Solar Energy Research Center, and a new student housing facility at Sacramento State University. His current work includes the Integrative Genomics Building at LBNL.


BIM Innovation

David is currently in active collaboration with architects, general contractors and steel fabricators in new applications of 3-D design in the construction process and in the creation of new communication methods within the AEC team and with owners.