Manuel Luis Villanueva

Manuel Luis Villanueva

Manuel Villanueva served in the United States Marine Corps (USMC) for 5 years. He has a degree in Process Piping Design and currently works in Houston Texas at Bechtel Oil Gas & Chemicals (OG&C) as a Sr. Structural Designer with 16 years of experience. He has worked as a detailer, structural designer, construction, project manager, project lead, and is currently working in the innovation department. Manuel has worked in industries such as tanks, oil and gas, mining, and nuclear. His experience also includes working on projects ranging from $5000 to $30 billion. He is currently working with Bechtel engineering and construction teams creating BIM harmonization. By applying his knowledge and using tools such as Tekla, he is helping to build self-detailing AI based on codes, rules and constructability. He has been employing databases such as SQL and Graph, building internal apps, and standalone desktop applications by utilizing their API to help streamline the process between man and machine.