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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Going to the show - #BIM Forum

Only 6 hours and thirty minutes until I have to wake up, hop on a plane and head to Atlanta for the AGC BIM Forum.  It's my first one and I can hardly wait to get several full days of nonstop BIM for construction conversation and hobnob with the BIM elite.     


 The Fall 2010 BIMForum will be held in Atlanta, GA on October 14 and15. The theme of this meeting is the "Evidence on BIM: High performance Hype Meets Reality."   The BIMForum recognizes that Owners and others in the building industry are struggling to determine if using BIM improves performance on a capital project. Therefore, this meeting will focus on whether real-world evidence substantiates the claims the BIM leads to higher performance in design, construction, operation and maintenance. Presentation topics will include:
  • Does BIM actually lead to higher performing Buildings?
  • Can the Evidence Based Design process be applied to BIM?
  • How do Owner's evaluate BIM practitioners and make decision about using BIM?
  • What post-occupancy evidence exists that demonstrates that BIM buildings perform as projected?

The BIMForum has grown into THE  industry-leading user's group focused on the application of virtual design and construction for the AEC industry. It includes more than 1,800 members from the most advanced firms across the commercial construction Industry.

To register for the meeting click here.
For the Agenda click here.                                                                                                                                                                

         The Evidence on BIM / Atlanta, Georgia / October 14-15, 2010  

Wednesday, October 13th 

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm   Welcome Reception – Shout Restaurant   

Thursday, October 14th  

7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast   

8:30 am – 8:45 am BIMForum Overview – John Tocci, Tocci Building Companies 

8:45 am – 9:00 am Introductory Remarks – Carl Roberts, Ballard Spahr 

9:00 am – 9:45 am  Beyond Reasonable Doubt: Can (or Should) BIM be Evidence-Based?  Debajyoti Pati, HKS 

9:45 am – 10:45 am Digital Building Labs at Georgia Institute of Technology  Chuck Eastman, Georgia Institute of Technology  

10:45 am – 11:00 am  Break 

11:00 am – 11:45 am  Performance Measurement Protocols for Commercial Buildings  Bruce Hunn, ASHRAE 

11:45 am – 12:00 pm Rapid-Fire Technology Demonstration: Autodesk Quantity Takeoff and Sage Timberline Office Estimating – Jason Dodds, Autodesk 

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm  Lunch – Spice Market  

1:15 pm – 1:30 pm Rapid-Fire Technology Demonstration: SMARTBIM Library and SmartBIM QTO 

Demonstration – Arol Wolford, SmartBIM   

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm BIM to Preserve Value on a Sophisticated Scope  Josh Oakley & Frank Fralick, The Beck Group 

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm How BIM Facilitates Collaboration by Owners, Consultants, and Contractors Hilda Espinal and Chitwan Saluja, Perkins + Will 

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Break 

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm  Rapid-Fire Technology Demonstration: Theometrics Digital Measurement and Layout and Theo Cad – Vincent Frasca, Theometrics 

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm The Use of Building Information Modeling on Marginally Historic Buildings  Brett Young, Cahill Contractors  

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Build It and They Will Come – How a BIM Attracts Use Cases   Harry McKinney, Jr. & Scott Cutler; Clancy & Theys Construction Company    

4:30 pm – 4:45 pm  Rapid-Fire Technology Demonstration: Artra, Steve Dales 

4:45 pm – 5:15 pm  An Owner's Changing Use of BIM – John Moebes, Crate & Barrel  

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm  Reception – Sponsored by Alabama AGC, Carolinas AGC, Georgia Branch 

AGC, AGC of East Tennessee, AGC of Tennessee – Altitude  

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