Robert S. Weygant, CSI, CDT, SCIP is the President of Sumex Design, an architectural consulting firm specializing in bridging gaps in project collaboration and the development of new architectural methods.
Though he studied Civil Engineering at Northern Arizona University, his real skills and expertise came from his life experience. Working as a tradesman, general contractor, manufacturer’s representative, technical marketing specialist for building product development, and specification consultant, Robert has gained a unique perspective on collaboration within the design and construction process and has focused on the information management aspects as a leading BIM content developer.
Above and beyond BIM content expertise, Robert is no stranger to software development and the QC process. Robert has designed several plugins of his own including the Sumex Parameter Manager, and is a multi-year veteran of the Autodesk Revit Gunslinger event.
Robert has worked on multiple CSI committees, task teams and work groups, including four years on the Institute Technical Committee, a founding chair of the CSI BIM Practice Group and past president of the NH chapter of CSI. He is currently working on initiatives to further the advancement of the information aspect of Building Information Modeling and the adoption of Omniclass into common architectural practice.
Robert authored two titles for John Wiley and Sons Publishing; Construction Specifications Writing – Practices and Principles and BIM Content Development – Standards, Strategies and Best Practices. He was also integral in the development of the Specifiers Properties information exchange (SPie): Minimum Building Information Model (BIM) Object Definitions for the US Army Corps of Engineers.
A family man and devoted husband, Robert has four children that take up most of his free time. He committed to kids charities and gives 1% of his company’s annual gross to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and 1% to the Boston Bruins Foundation. When he does have a free moment, he enjoys home renovation and hockey.