LIMINALSTAR provides training and consultation services that bring AEC teams to the next level in BIM execution, with a focus on lean business processes and sustainability.  LIMINALSTAR founder Travis Van Clieaf advises executives on standards of digital practice, staffing and skill development, and strategies to leverage BIM for business growth.

Travis is a veteran BIM practitioner who has worked in the Canadian architecture, engineering, and manufacturing sectors for over 18 years. From designers to project managers to builders, Travis has extensive experience collaborating with every type of stakeholder involved in the BIM process. As a result, he has a unique understanding of the obstacles that various stakeholders face throughout all phases of a project, from pre-design to construction. Travis’ superpower is his ability to quickly identify gaps in interdisciplinary collaboration and project execution planning, and to help teams close those gaps by developing efficient, data-driven design processes.

A graduate of the Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning (2005), Travis held a wide range of professional roles prior to establishing LIMINALSTAR in 2021. He has served as a BIM Manager for two multidiscipline firms, an Applications Specialist for two Autodesk resellers (one commercial and one academic), and a Technologist for a building product manufacturer. Travis is an expert user of multiple software platforms including Autodesk’s AEC and Product Design Collections, BIM 360, and Bluebeam. He has been an active member of Building Transformations (formerly the Canadian BIM Council) since 2017. 

Travis is also a sought-after BIM educator who creates custom training plans for AEC teams and delivers skill development workshops to help firms transition from CAD to BIM.  He is an enthusiastic mentor who is dedicated to supporting design professionals at all career stages in becoming proficient in BIM.