Wednesday, June 23, 2010

BIM Analytics @ USC on August 4th, 2010

Karen Kensek with USC sent the following information to me to get the word out.

BIM ANALYTICS: - August 4th, 2010 - FREE

BIM isn’t BIM without Information. For decades, faculty, researchers, and software companies have been developing software tools that are intended predict the performance of a building, for example, energy consumption, day lighting, cost, code compliance, structural analysis, etc. These tools have typically been stand-alone tools that provide a specific analytical capability. The range and depth of these tools has been astonishing, and yet lamentably many of these tools have not been significantly integrated into the design processes of professionals. BIM is a promising technology to encourage improved integration of design analysis into the building model. For the Fourth Annual BIM + Symposium, we will explore the nature of analytical modeling in architecture, engineering, and construction. We will seek opportunities for a more responsive integration of the evidence/simulation based design decision-making. We will have speakers who have integrated simulation and BIM in their design process, a forward looking section on BIM parametrics, and informative presentations on interoperability and standards. More information including a list of speakers and registration information will be available on the web site.

Please reserve your spot soon; BIM CON!FAB filled up last year. Keep checking back on the website as additional information will be updated there.

Current list of confirmed speakers:

Architecture and Engineering
Rachelle Villalon, Jenna Knudsen, and Alex Korter, CO Architects
Erin McConahey + team, ARUP
Mitch Dec, David Summers, Tianxin Xing, Glumac, “Rapid Energy Modeling”

Jim Bedrick, Webcor
Viktor Bullain, Turner Construction, "BIM Execution Plan for Successful Model-based Analysis"
Jonathan Widney, Solibri and Darren Roos, Suffolk Construction Company, "Mining the Model – Analysis of the Model Information, not just the Geometry"

Parametrics / Performance Based or Algorithmic Design
Nathan Miller, NBBJ, "Feedback Cloud: Tactics for Toolset Integration and Design Optimization"
Kurt Komraus, Buro Happold

Integration, Standards, the Big Picture
Richard Nowicki, NTD Architecture and Lance Lareau, San Diego CCD, no title yet
Michael Rendler, LACCD, “BIM /GIS The WHOLE Picture. LACCD e7 System”
Chuck Good-Man, Irwin Partners Architects

For more information about BIM Analytics, please contact Eve Lin (Karen’s assistant) at .

If you really want to get a hold of Karen, email her at .

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