BIM Roadmap 2008 - Complete 5-Part Series
Count on it, 2008 will be a watershed year for BIM. A number of notable milestones transpired in 2007 to set the stage:
* National BIM Standards was issued by The National Institute of Building Sciences;
* The Contractor's Guide to BIM was issued by The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC);
* The Corps of Engineers, GSA, NASA, NAVFAC and the USGC are in full swing with federal BIM mandates; a number of high profile owners have adapted to BIM 100%;
* recognition of the opportunity to facilitate sustainable design (green building) into the building model, and
* software tools have reached a new level of maturity with measurable productivity returns.
Whether you're an owner, contractor, A/E or construction manager, Roadmap to BIM 2008 will help you identify and formulate your strategy to have your organization start reaping the benefits of BIM, from reduced change orders, increased prefabrication, improved schedules, lower net costs and risks, lower compliance costs, lower operating costs and new business opportunities. Learn from the pros and ask your questions at the end of each session.
The Complete Roadmap to BIM 2008 Teleconference Series:
BIM#1 Productivity Benefits of BIM: How Private Owners Are Driving the Industry What is it, who benefits, where's the ROI?
Speakers: John Moebes, Director of Construction, Crate & Barrel, and Deke Smith AIA, Executive Director, BuildingSMARTtm Alliance of the National Institute of Building Sciences
BIM#2 BIM in Public Building: The GSA and Corps of Engineers BIM Initiatives. What GSA and other public agencies are doing to jump start the BIM process. Successes to date and new program developments.
Speakers: Chuck Hardy, Deputy Director-Property Development, Great Lakes Region, GSA James T. (Toby) Wilson, Architectural/Engineering/Construction Group Leader, CAD/BIM Technology Center, Army Corps of Engineers
BIM#3 Contractor Implementation: Industry Consultants Discuss Considerations and Best Practices for Contractors, CMs and Design Builders Ready to Take the Plunge. Shared or separate models; from the designer, design/builder and contractor perspectives. Technology tools and investments. Management strategies.
Speakers: John Jurewicz, AArchitects, Inc., Woodstock IL, Mel Persin AIA, Consultant, and
Construction technology entrepreneur Arol Wolford.
BIM#4 Contractors on the Forefront: Three Contractors Reveal Their BIM Successes and Failures Three major commercial/government contractors discuss actual project experience with BIM including the pitfalls.
Speakers: Michael Kenig, Vice Chairman, Holder Construction Co., Dean Reed, Lean Construction Coordinator, DRP Construction, and Jan Reinhardt, BIM Program Manager, Turner Construction Co.
BIM#5 BIM Risk Factors: Divergent Views of Risks by Owners, Designers and Contractors; Determining Where The Risks Are, Contract Language Considerations and Adapting BIM to Current Contract Delivery Methods. BIM has the potential to reduce risks and costs throughout the entire facility life cycle; this session will discuss how the owner, A/E and contractor currently perceive shifts in responsibilities, risks and costs; however, if done right, all will share in the rewards.
Speakers: Patrick J. O'Connor, Faegre & Benson, Lou Dennis, Zelin & De Chiara, Dave Collins,
Ames & Gough.