KAI is excited to announce 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.
“The KAI Design and Engineering team, KAI’s 360 Construction Services, Build, and UPCO have an opportunity to leverage more technology on projects to increase performance and improve quality assurance,” said Gray. “Brad, Michael, and the team are ready to execute projects on a higher level and I am excited to implement next-generation technology throughout design and construction at KAI.”
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.
KAI Enterprises is a national design and build firm providing delivery-oriented building solutions with a diverse portfolio of experience, in-house multi-discipline professionals, and expertise in both design and construction delivery. Founded in 1980, KAI has grown into one of the largest minority-owned firms in the AEC industry. For more than 40 years, KAI has been instrumental in transforming communities through its expertise in residential, commercial, K-12, higher education, healthcare, science and technology, aviation, mobility, sports and entertainment, government, water, and community-focused projects. KAI Enterprises is comprised of four distinct business units—KAI Design, KAI Engineering, KAI Build and KAI 360 Construction Services. To learn more about KAI, visit www.kai-db.com.