Our Team

Ben Buschmann - Knowledge Acquisition

Ben Buschmann

Knowledge Acquisition

Ben Buschmann manages the acquisition of knowledge for electrical systems at Building SP. This includes the codification of rules in semantic ontologies for an expanding set of building infrastructure systems. Ben is also involved in the testing of all build releases using his detailed knowledge of electrical detailing and drafting. Prior to BSP he worked as an Electrical Design Engineer for Integral Group, a MEP design firm. He holds a BSE from Ohio State University in electrical and computer engineering.
Brett Young - Founder/CEO

Brett Young

Founder/CEO

Brett Young is the CEO and Founder of BuildingSP, Inc. This is the second startup for Brett, having previously founded and managed Modulus Consulting, a BIM consulting firm with multimillion dollar annual revenues. He has a background in the management of large, commercial construction projects from nine years of work at Cahill Contractors, a San Francisco building general contractor. Brett holds a BS in civil and environmental engineering from UC Berkeley.
Christian Van Der Velden - Algorithms and Intelligence

Christian Van Der Velden

Algorithms and Intelligence

Christian Van Der Velden is a Systems Engineer for BAE Systems and advises BuildingSP on the application of Knowledge-Based Engineering (KBE) and advanced algorithms to CADD systems. His doctoral studies at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology focused on the application of KBE and algorithms to routing of electrical systems on aircraft structures using Dassault's Catia. Christian is based in Melbourne, Australia.
Fatemeh Dehghan - Software Engineer

Fatemeh Dehghan

Software Engineer

Fatemeh Dehghan is a Software Engineer for BuildingSP, Inc. where she uses her expertise in artificial intelligence and algorithms to improve the functionality of 3D route finding and heuristics. She is directly involved in bug fixes and administrative programming. Her prior work experience focused on laboratory management software. Fatemeh holds a BS in computer engineering and an MS in artificial intelligence and machine learning from Islamic Azad University in Tehran, Iran.
Jack Hsueh - Product Manager

Jack Hsueh

Product Manager

Jack Hsueh is a Product Manager with BuildingSP and focuses on aligning product features with industry needs. Jack is also directly involved in industry beta test programs. Jack is a licensed Structural Engineer with experience both on the design side of structural engineering (with Degenkolb Engineers) and significant experience in MEP coordination for general contractors, including pharmaceutical infrastructure coordination while employed by Level 10 Construction of Sunnyvale, CA. Jack has a BS and an M.Eng. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Paul Cassidy - Chief Technology Officer

Paul Cassidy

Chief Technology Officer

Paul Cassidy is CTO at Building SP, Inc. Previously, Paul held leadership roles in engineering consulting firms, implementing large-scale industrial control systems for power, water, and wastewater in the UK, USA, and Abu Dhabi. He holds BS and MS degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in the UK, and an MBA from The Opus School of Business at the University of St. Thomas, MN. Paul is concurrently pursuing a doctorate in business and applied computer science using artificial intelligence.
Pierre Du Charme - Lead Software Architect

Pierre Du Charme

Lead Software Architect

Pierre Du Charme is Building System Planning's Chief Software Architect. Prior to BSP Pierre worked on developing some of the first high-resolution video cards used in modern computers. He has worked extensively in the CAD software industry, initially as a member of the AutoCAD development team. Later, as a third party developer for Trimble and Leica Geosystems, he worked on mechanical, piping, surveying and point cloud products. He worked on low cost 3D scanner systems for measurement extraction leading him to become a member of the initial Microsoft Kinect advisory council. He holds a BS in software engineering from Laval University of Quebec.
Tomi Anderson - Office Manager

Tomi Anderson

Office Manager

Tomi Anderson manages office and administrative matters for BuildingSP, based in the Emeryville office. This includes the daily management of content creation and communication across several social media platforms. Her prior work experience includes managing social media outreach for a number of large Oakland businesses, including the Paramount Theater. Tomi holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Lola - Pursuits

Lola

Pursuits

Lola is in charge of pursuits for BuildingSP, Inc. She brings an outsiders perspective to both AEC and computer science. Her lack of formal training is considered an asset, resulting in the relentless acquisition of targets, goals, and rewards. Lola provided in-house support but is now working remotely.

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