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Friday, February 4, 2011

BIM Webcast 2/24 2pm EST Lessons in Integrating BIM #SmartBIM

Here's a webcast by one of my many BIM software partners.  

February 24, 2011 at 2:00 PM EST

Event: Lessons in Integrating BIM
From: SMARTBIM and Reed Construction Data
When: 2:00 p.m. EST on February 24, 2011
Where: Online (Webcast)

Successfully integrating new technologies and workflows takes tenacity, patience, and a sense of humor. Register now to listen to our experienced panel discuss how they are tackling the challenges of integrating BIM into their practices. This interactive discussion will allow the audience to ask questions of the panel.

Join us on Thursday, Feb 24, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. EST for a live web event:

Lessons in Integrating BIM

Industry leaders from RLF and The Raymond Group will discuss their experiences with integrating BIM into their practice and share their insights into the successes and frustrations of adopting new technology and new business workflows.

This webcast will broadcast live and is free and open to everyone. Registration is required. Speakers Keith Holloway and Kim Lorch present their experiences in integrating BIM into their work processes and will accept questions from the audience. Register now.

Regitration link:
Lessons in Integrating BIM

Keith Holloway, AIA, NCARB
Project Manager, RFL

Keith Holloway is a Project Manager/BIM Technology Manager and licensed architect with RLF located in Winter Park, Florida. He has over 21 years of experience in the design and delivery of projects for the Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs and private practice with a majority emphasis on healthcare. Keith has been a driving force in the development of RLF’s technology practices and office operations and has been integral in transitioning the firm from a CAD drafting based format to a multi-disciplined interoperable model based format. Since the implementation of Building Information Modeling (BIM), the firm has completed more than 40 projects ranging from 10,000 to 1.6 million square feet.

Keith is a member of the buildingSmart Alliance and the National Institute of Building Sciences and is a speaker at Autodesk University, EcoBuild, AIA NTAP and other organizations for the advancement of BIM. He has worked with agencies, such as the Veterans Affairs, in providing implementation and standards support to continually improve their methods of project delivery. Keith is currently working as Project Manager and BIM Manager of the new 1.6 million square-foot VA Medical Center campus project. This project was recently recognized with a National AIA Building Information Modeling Award for the project’s exemplary use of integrated and interoperable building information modeling.

Keith holds a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Building Construction degrees from Auburn University. Keith_Holloway@rlfae.com

Ashish Peters
BIM Director, The Raymond Group

Ashish Peters is the BIM Director at Raymond Group (a Framing and Drywall contractor). He has a B.S. in Aerospace engineering from Cal Poly University, Pomona. Ashish has over 19 years of direct industry exposure from Job Captain to BIM Director. Ashish Peters was promoted to BIM Director overseeing all BIM/CAD aspects and focusing on revamping the firm’s BIM/CAD initiatives as they relate to all functions in the company that become involved with process. These include involvement of the engineering department’s standards and processes, and also reach out to the project management and field supervision groups in the company as they interface with the BIM and IPD aspects.

He has in-depth knowledge of all BIM software and its limitations and strengths from design to fabrication. In addition his experience with a number of BIM/IPD projects has given him a great understanding of the best practices for the IPD process.

Some of the IPD/BIM projects that he has been involved are: Little Mermaid (California Adventure), Crystals Retail at City Center (Las Vegas), Founder’s Room (Walt Disney Concert Hall), Cedars Sinai Hospital (Los Angeles, CA), UCSF 19A (San Francisco, CA), North Las Vegas City Hall (Las Vegas, NV).

Moderator: Markku Alison, AIA

Markku Allison, AIA joined the AIA in May of 2005, bringing over 20 years of experience as an award-winning designer in professional practice to the Institute. In his position as Resource Architect on the Design and Practice team – and as an experienced, licensed architect – he serves as an in-house content expert on issues of both current and future concern to architects and the profession. He staffs the AIA Center for Integrated Practice Leadership Group, dealing with the important and complex issues of building information modeling, interoperability, project delivery, risk management, collaborative delivery models and the like. Markku also heads up the AIA Center for Value of Design, which is focused on creating demonstrable connections between design efforts and beneficial outcomes. Additionally, he serves on special project teams and task forces, utilizing practice knowledge to enhance organizational leadership on various initiatives from an architect’s perspective. In 2007, Markku played a leadership role in the creation of two major AIA resources: Integrated Project Delivery: A Guide (www.aia.org/ipdg) and the 50to50 (www.aia.org/fiftytofifty).

Kim Lorch
Vice President, The Raymond Group

Kim Lorch is a Vice President for The Raymond Group and oversees business development for much of the company’s design assist work as well as the Engineering Department. He has both a Bachelors of Art and a Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering and has been involved with various aspects of the construction industry for 35 years including 18 years with The Raymond Group.

Kim’s business development efforts at The Raymond Group have focused largely on the entertainment industry and have involved a number of large casino, retail and theme park projects.

Kim Lorch has been actively involved with developing the company’s engineering and CAD drafting department over the past 18 years and has been instrumental in developing projects that have pushed the envelope for its engineering department. These opportunities have helped the company develop a strong 3D drafting and engineering capability long before it was referred to as BIM and IPD. An example of this was the development and construction of Wombi Rock for the second phase of the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut completed in 2001.


AIA member Architects may receive one and a half (1.5) Learning Units (LU) for attending this webcast. Non-member Architects may request a certification of completion. Members must include the AIA member number during registration.

Provider #: K054
Program #: 24022011
Program Name: Lessons in Integrating BIM


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