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Monday, January 7, 2013

Building Innovation 2013 Conference & Expo - bSa Conference - National Institute of Building Sciences - Starts today!

Today is the start of the bSa Conference.  It's probably a little late to sign up, but this is probably the most important conference for you to attend and pay attention to.  These are the people who are setting the international guidelines for BIM.  It's only $75 to become a bSa member and be a part of the conversation.

I've been a little light on the blog posts lately and it's very much related to this event.  Three people from my company are attending, including myself, and I'm going to be doing something very special there, but I can't tell you any more right now because it's a secret I've been working on.  I'll tell you more about it very soon.  Right now, I need to start packing.

Building Innovation 2013 Conference & Expo - bSa Conference - National Institute of Building Sciences

buildingSMART alliance Conference
Integrating BIM: Moving the Industry Forward

bSa Conference
Building information modeling (BIM) is beginning to fundamentally change the building industry in a very positive way. Its impact is already being felt in countries around the globe. In an industry known for construction delays and cost overruns, high-quality BIM projects are being built on time (or even early) and significantly under budget.
Now is the time to expand your knowledge of all things BIM and find ways to implement it in your work. The buildingSMART allianceTM Conference will help you understand how BIM can better integrate the design, construction, fabrication and operation processes, and provide you with the latest metrics available to assess industry progress.
With the theme, Integrating BIM: Moving the Industry Forward, the buildingSMART alliance Conference looks at the big picture of implementing BIM into daily practice. The week-long event includes committee meetings, such as the buildingSMART alliance Board of Direction, National BIM Standard-United States Planning and Project Committee meetings, United States National CAD Standard Project Committee; two days of educational sessions; a full day of innovative technology demonstrations with the Information Exchange Working Group; and a BIM Academic Education Symposium focused on teaching the next generation.
The National BIM Standard-United States (NBIMS-US) Version 3 Planning and Project Committees will begin planning the new standard during these face-to-face meetings. The Planning Committee Meeting is members-only. However, the NBIMS/NCS Project Committees are open to anyone interested in becoming involved. It is a good place to start if you are considering joining the NBIMS effort. The buildingSMART alliance Board of Direction Meeting is also open to the public.
The buildingSMART alliance Conference Educational Sessions are broken into two days. The first day will focus outwardly on three aspects of BIM implementation: design-construction integration, construction-fabrication integration and construction-operations integration, as well as developing the metrics that can be used to assess what progress the industry is making, on an annual basis, toward process improvement. The second day will be more of an inward look at the standards under development by the Alliance, as well as various standards efforts and strategies on the international front.
During its all-day meeting of innovative technology demonstrations, the Information Exchange (IE) Working Group will reveal the newest, most cutting-edge building information modeling (BIM) information exchange standards for inclusion in the National BIM Standard-United States™. The meeting, which is free and open to the public, is where the latest progress will be presented and the course of information exchange development will be set for the year.
The week will close with the BIM Academic Education Symposium. This workshop, jointly sponsored by the buildingSMART alliance and the BIMForum, consists of a day-long series of presentations by leading BIM educators on topics related to implementing academic curricula at their educational institutions. The topics include the use of BIM in: student projects, interdisciplinary collaboration in studios, scheduling and estimating classes, IPD projects and facilities management. Researchers, academicians and practitioners in the AECOO industry are all strongly encouraged to attend and help shape the future of BIM integration in academic curricula.

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Committee Meetings

Monday, January 7, 2013
1:30 - 2:15 pm
NBIMS-US V3 Planning Committee (free/members only)
Christopher Moor, Chair
2:15 - 3:15 pmNBIMS/NCS Project Committees (free/open)
Christopher Moor / Mark Butler, Chairs
3:15 - 5:15 pmbuildingSMART alliance Board of Direction Meeting (free/open)
Tom Gay, Chair

Educational Sessions

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
8:00 - 8:30 amPlenary Session
Steve Jones, McGraw-Hill Corporation
8:30 - 9:30 amDesign - Construction Integration
David Quigley, East Coast CAD/CAM
10:00 - 11:45 amConstruction - Fabrication Integration
The Future is Here: Benefits of Advanced Technology for Subcontractors
Steve Hunt, Dee Cramer
11:45 - 1:15 pmKeynote Address
David Miller, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration
1:15 - 3:15 pmConstruction - Operations Integration
Phil Wirdzek, I2SL
Terence Alcorn, Stantec
Igor Starkov, Ecodomus
Leigh Lally, Virginia Tech
3:30 - 5:00 pmMeasuring Success - Metrics
Deke Smith, National Institute of Building Sciences
Brittany Giel, University of Florida

The BIM Scorecard - Research & Development
Calvin Kam, Stanford University

Future of the BIM Capability Maturity Model
Tammy McCuen, Oklahoma University
Leon van Berlo, Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
8:00 - 9:45 amNBIMS Content - BIM Execution Planning for Organizations and Projects
John Messner, Pennsylvania State University

NBIMS Content - OmniClass
Greg Ceton, Construction Specifications Institute

NBIMS Content - Precast Concrete
Chuck Eastman, Georgia Tech
10:00 - 11:45 amAIA TAP
Kimon Onuma, Onuma, Inc.

IFC: Interoperability for Construction? A Practical Take for the Steel Industry
Chris Moor, American Institute of Steel Construction

Speaker to be determined, Fiatech
11:45 - 1:15 pmKeynote Address
Robert A. Ivy, FAIA, American Institute of Architects
1:15 - 3:15 pmGovernment BIM Initiatives
Steve Hagan, GSA Retired, Moderator

Private Sector Initiatives
Kurt Maldovan, Balfour Beatty Construction, Moderator

Healthcare BIM Consortium
Russ Manning, Department of Defense Health Systems
3:30 - 5:00 pmBSI - Process Room
Deke Smith, National Institute of Building Sciences

BSI - Product Room
Roger Grant, National Institute of Building Sciences

Product Room Case Study - Data Dictionary
Birgitta Foster, National Institute of Building Sciences
Thursday, January 10, 2013

Innovative Technology Demonstrations

Information Exchange Working Group Meeting

Come witness the newest, most cutting-edge building information modeling (BIM) information exchange standards being developed for inclusion in the National BIM Standard-United States™ (NBIMS-US) at this all-day Information Exchange (IE) Working Group Meeting. The National Institute of Building Sciences buildingSMART alliance™, in conjunction with the Facility Maintenance and Operations Committee, spearheads the IE Working Group. This meeting, which is free and open to the public, is where the latest progress will be presented and the course of information exchange development will be set for the year.
The morning presentation will begin with an update on the proposed national standard best-practice guide, Construction Operations Building information exchange (COBie) Guide, and a discussion of how COBie is being implemented in projects world-wide. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construction Engineering Research Laboratory will release a new report detailing the life-cycle business case for COBie. In addition, the IE Working Group will present a new series of proposed information exchange standards that extends COBie asset information by specifying the exchange of assemblies and connections for heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC); electrical; water; and sensor system domains. National experts in these fields will present their findings and introduce each proposed standard.
In addition, manufacturers will present software supporting the development of each of these standards. In the afternoon, during the buildingSMART alliance Challenge, software manufacturers will test their software using the new standards. During the live testing phase of this challenge, all of the manufacturers will be given the same parameters to see how their particular software package processes and exchanges information.

Program Schedule

8:30 - 11:45am
AM Sessions: Highlights of this session include the release of the national best-practice guide for using COBie as well as a calculator that predicts the impact of COBie for designers, builders and owners. While COBie contains the list of managed facility assets, a new set of proposed NBIMS-US information exchange standards for HVAC, electrical, water and control systems will also be introduced during this exciting session. The session will also cover an international architectural planning standard, the Building Programming information exchange and the Specifiers Properties information exchange.
  • buildingSMART Challenge Purpose and Overview - Dr. Bill East, Research Civil Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center
  • COBie Calculator - Kristine K. Fallon, FAIA, Kristine Fallon Associates, Inc.
  • Specifiers Properties information exchange (SPie) Catalog - Mark Kalin, FAIA, FCSI, LEED, President, Kalin Associates Specifications
  • Building Programming information exchange (BPie) Introduction Rolf Jerving, CEO and Co-Owner, Nosyko AS and CEO and Co-Owner, dRofus, Inc.
  • Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning information exchange (HVACie) Introduction Dr. Bill East, Research Civil Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center
  • SPARKie – Electrical Systems Introduction Tim Chipman, President, Constructivity.com LLC
  • Water Systems information exchange (WSie) Introduction Greg Williams, Kristine Fallon Associates, Inc.
  • Building Automation Modeling (BAMie) Introduction Chris Bogen, US Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center
  • NFMT COBie Challenge for Computerized Maintenance Management Systems/Computer-Aided Facilities Management (CMMS/CAFM) Announcement - Angela Lewis, PE, PhD, LEED AP, Project Manager, Facility Engineering Associates (FEA)
1:15 - 5:15pm
PM Sessions: More than 20 commercial software systems have implemented NBIMS-US. During these sessions, manufacturers will demonstrate how their software packages, supporting design, construction and fabrication, have the ability to meet the Building Programming and HVAC information exchanges, as well as COBie. Software companies will describe their new export routines and product set-up guides. At the conclusion of the sessions, the IE Working Group will release the results of independent software testing to show the required time needed to bring the outputs of these out-of-the -box products into compliance with NBIMS-US.
Session 1 – Planning and Design Software - Dr. Bill East, Research Civil Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center
  • Autodesk
  • Bentley Systems
  • Constructivity
  • Drofus
  • Graphisoft
  • Nemetscheck
  • Onuma System
Session 2 – Software for Builders - David Jordani, FAIA, President, Jordani Consulting Group)
  • Autodesk
  • 4Projects
  • Asite
  • Constructivity
  • CXAlloy
  • East Coast CADD/CAM
  • EcoDomus
  • Onuma System

BIM Academic Education Symposium

Friday, January 11, 2013
8:00 - 8:30 amIntroductory Comments
Raymond Issa, University of Florida

8:30 - 8:45 am
Educational Curriculum Approaches:
BIMStorm: A Platform Facilitating Integrated Design and Construction Processes
Tamera McCuen / Elizabeth Pober, Oklahoma University
8:45 - 9:00 amStudent Collaboration as the Foundation for Learning BIM Software
Christopher Monson, Mississippi State University
9:00 - 9:15 amUse of Building Information Modeling in Student Projects at WPI
Guillermo Salazar, Worchester Polytechnic Institute
9:15 - 9:30 amStressing the Importance of Facility Owner Requirements in Construction Management BIM Curricula: A Case Study
Brittany Giel, University of Florida
9:30 - 9:45 amUnderstanding How Virtual Prototypes And WORKSPACES Support Interdisciplinary Learning In Architectural, Engineering And Construction Education
Carrie Sturts Dossick, University of Washington
Robert Leicht, The Pennsylvania State University
9:45 - 10:15 amPanel Discussion 1 (McCuen, Monson, Salazar, Giel, Leicht)
Guillermo Salazar, Worchester Polytechnic University
10:15 - 10:45 amMorning Networking Break
10:45 - 11:00 amIndustry + Academia: The Perfect Partnership
Lisa Hogle, Arizona State University
11:00 - 11:15 amDesign Engineer Construct Integrated Management Lab (DECIMaL)
Allan Chasey, Arizona State University
11:15 - 11:30 amBIM Education for New Career Options: An Initial Investigation
Wei Wu, Georgia Southern University
11:30 - 11:45 amInterdisciplinary Collaborative BIM Studio
Robert Holland / Scott Wing, The Pennsylvania State University
11:45 - 12:45 pm
Luncheon Speaker
Arto Kiviniemi, Salford University, UK 
12:45 - 1:15 pmPanel Discussion 2 (Hogle, Chasey, Wu, Holland, Wing)
Guillermo Salazar, Worchester Polytechnic Institute
1:15 - 1:45 pmAfternoon Networking Break

1:45 - 2:00 pm
Educational Content Issues:
Allan Chasey, Arizona State University
2:00 - 2:15 pmDesign - BIM - Build
James Sullivan, University of Flordia
2:15 - 2:30 pmDescriptive Construction Methods through BIM-based Collaboration
Marcel Maghiar, Georgia Southern University
2:30 - 2:45 pmCulture, Technology/Social Media, & BIM
Peter Cholakis, 4Clicks
2:45 - 3:00 pmIntegration of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Facility Management in Hong Kong Public Rental Housing Projects
Ya Liu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
3:00 - 3:15 pmParametric Housing in Indigenous Outback Communities
Timothy Sullivan, Harvard University
3:15 - 3:30 pmObject Interaction Query: A Context Awareness Tool for Evaluating BIM Components' Interactions
Carolina Soto, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3:30 - 4:30 pmPanel Discussion 3 (Chasey, Sullivan, Maghiar, Cholakis, Liu, Sullivan, Soto)
Guillermo Salazar, Worchester Polytechnic Institute


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