Through Stanford University’s Center for Integrated Facility Engineering, Alan discovered the power of Building Information Modeling to craft a cohesive design. He was drawn to TEECOM because of the firm’s emphasis on creating efficient BIM templates and workflow. Alan’s goal with every project is to better describe the building design through BIM and provide support to other disciplines by bringing as much relevant information as possible to the model.
Combine cars and cameras and you get Alan’s third hobby: photographing the landscapes of the West. He’s traveled all up and down California State Route 1, capturing unique experiences. His favorite photographic trip, though, was to Utah’s Arches National Park, where he captured the strange sandstone formations.
Alan plays a sport that you don’t hear much about: badminton. He got into this unusual past-time when he was in college, where he played once or twice a week through a student club. Although he doesn’t have as much time to hit the courts these days, he still admires the sport’s balance of technical competitiveness and fast pace.
Taste of Home
Growing up in China, Alan learned traditional recipes from his parents. Now that he’s living in another country he enjoys trying to recreate these recipes to get a taste of home. One of his favorite dishes to cook is Zhajiangmian, which consists of thick wheat noodles topped with zhajiang sauce, a blend of ground pork or beef with fermented soybean paste.