J. Michael Leinback is experienced in all facets of architectural practice having managed his own firm for 18 years, and having functioned as a senior project manager on projects of various sizes. He offers a unique perspective in that his career began during the days of hand-drafting, moving next into computer-aided drafting, and then into Building Information Modeling. This experience allows Leinback to communicate effectively with senior staff in developing a plan of action for each project, while directing junior staff in the use of today's technology to efficiently produce accurate and thorough design and construction documents.
Within his own practice, Michael planned, implemented, and trained staff in the use of various tools and applications including Revit and Sketchup. He implemented and maintained a unique Client Relationship Management (CRM) application along with a Construction Administration database application to minimize the number of support staff required to facilitate projects during the construction phase.
In order to increase efficiency and reduce reliance on human resources which were scarce in his locale, Leinback developed a system of Remote Collaboration--a consortium of architects, designers, and modelers located throughout the country. During this time, he took advantage of new technology--now widely used in many industries--which allowed for sharing of a BIM model housed on his local system and supplemented with markup capability.