This seminar will bring together industry experts to discuss various applications and experiences of using BIM on actual projects. The focus of the seminar will be on the following areas:
- Introducing fundamental BIM concepts and technologies
- Discussing strategies for organizing BIM projects
- Establishing modeling requirements and responsibilities
- Identifying the challenges and opportunities
Building Information Models (BIMs) include not only 3D geometric models (and, therefore are capable of directly generating 2D and 3D drawings), but also more specific information on a wide range of building elements and systems associated with a building (e.g., wall types, spaces, air handling units, geospatial information, and circulation zones).
Building Information Modeling (BIM) has seen a dramatic growth in adoption rates in recent years. The potential benefits of BIM are numerous: increased productivity, less cost growth, earlier project delivery, enhanced collaboration, less rework, etc. But getting started is not easy. The reality is that BIM adoption is more about process change than technology adoption. So for many, the question is not when to adopt but how – how to get started, how to leverage BIM to its full extent, how to implement BIM in different project environments, and how to set up the necessary processes and protocols to maximize the benefits.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
|8:00-8:45 am||Introduction to BIM Concepts, Terms, and Tools
|8:45-10:00 am||Collaborative Model Development – Structural Steel on the Vancouver Convention Centre Project
|10:00-10:15 am||COFFEE BREAK|
|10:15-11:15 am||Organizing BIM Projects – Lessons Learned
Christopher Rippingham from DPR Construction
|11:15-11:30 am||Closing Remarks|
This event is generously sponsored by: