KAI recently announced the hiring of Micah Gray, AIA, to the new position of Director of Technology and Innovation.
In this new role, Gray will work to create content, develop company standards, and train individuals on implementing industry technology into everyday practice.
“Micah is an experienced industry professional with a comprehensive grasp of technology opportunities from pre-design to field implementation,” said KAI Managing Partner Brad Simmons, FAIA. “His initial focus will be elevating the Design & Engineering technology platforms, maximizing their utilization and expanding the knowledge base of our team. Long term, we anticipate Micah driving our technology toolbox to support our comprehensive project delivery and operation excellence between KAI’s Design and Engineering business units, including integration with KAI’s 360 Construction Services and Build teams as well as KAI’s UPCO partners. We are confident his thought leadership in technology and innovation is an important cornerstone to KAI’s continued enterprise growth.”
Gray comes to KAI with over 10 years of A/E/C industry experience. Past roles have included BIM Manager for GMA Architects, Digital Practice Manager for Lawrence Group, and BIM Engineer for Tarlton Corporation.
His areas of expertise include Revit, UAV (drones), Laser Scanning, Construction Technology, Virtual Reality, and rendering engines such as Enscape and TwinMotion. He has participated in several speaking engagements and published multiple articles related to the use of technology in design and construction.
Gray has a Bachelor of Architecture and a minor in Business Administration from Drury University in Springfield, Missouri. He is a Licensed Architect in Missouri and a member of the Associated General Contractors of Missouri’s Design and Construction Technology Conference Steering Committee as well as a Steering Committee Member of the Revit User Group of St. Louis.