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Human and technology: the best of both worlds

For the past twenty years, building estimation and detailing services have been completed manually. Turnaround time has always been slow, but with no alternatives, 1-2 weeks has been the norm.


Until now. 

Part of your team

Building Engineering & Design Co (BEDC) is here to disrupt traditional estimation and detailing and drive efficiencies and value for the construction industry through our leading-edge technology.

We deliver full building estimates and detailing including truss, floor and frames, utilizing a combination of our custom-built technology and our team of industry experts.

We like to think of ourselves as an extension of your team, working in the background to provide an end-to-end estimation and detailing solution that feels seamless and easy. 


And our process is simple yet robust. Our team works with you to deeply understand your unique business processes, requirements and nuances so we can customize our technology to meet these. 


Within just two weeks, we'll have you up and running. 

Meet some of our team

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Ben Powles
CEO & Founder

A passionate advocate for efficiency and technology improvement in the building industry, Ben brings more than 20 years of entrepreneurial experience and drive to the business. 


Ben focuses on blending the technology and human parts of the business to give BEDC customers a world-leading estimation service.


Michael Simbulan
Country Manager US

Michael is a licensed Philippine Civil Engineer (BSc) and he has led teams on projects in India, Dubai, and England. 


Michael has been recognized multiple times during his career for outstanding contributions and leadership, and we are fortunate to have him running our US team.


David Seymour
Head of Quality

David has worked in some of the largest and most sophisticated frame and truss plants. He has trained users of both Mitek and Pryda software and is the guru when it come to understanding our customers' exact requirements.


Dr Zhimmin Wang
Senior Computer Vision Architect 

Zhimin is uniquely qualified to provide our customers and team with breakthrough tools and systems to improve the estimation process.


As well as PhD in Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning) from Nanyang University, Zhimin was a Research fellow at Lee Kong Chian, and a Postdoctoral Associate at UPMC Pittsburgh.

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Stephen Thomas
Senior Computer Vision & Machine Learning Engineer

With more than 20 years development experience, Stephen has led teams that have built ground breaking computer vision and machine learning solutions for customers all over the world.

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John Louie Bayla
Team Leader US

John has a Civil Engineering degree (Philippines BSc) and a genuine love for the building process. He is instrumental in ensuring continuous improvement and adherence to best practices. He is an expert in Alpine software and assists with training new team members.  


Beren Grosser
Head of Training

A a certified trainer in Pryda, Multinail and Mitek estimating software with more than 20 years experience in the building industry, Beren ensures our team members' training is second to none.


Jeanne Mescallado
Country Manager Australia - Estimation

Jeanne is a licensed Philippine Civil Engineer (BSc) with more than 10 years' commercial experience. 


She leads our dedicated and experienced team of estimators for our Australian customers.


Shaveer Mirpuri
Board Member

Shaveer has a 10+ year history as an entrepreneur, executive and board member in prior notable listed and private technology companies.

"The BEDC team is like working with

experienced estimators." 

Matt D - Leading truss manufacturer

Join the estimation revolution

Find out more about our technology platform and how we can help you improve
estimation speed and accuracy. 

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