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2nd Annual BIMSmart Summit
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Be Smart, BIMSmart with the buildingSMART alliance!

3/15/2013
When: March 15, 2013
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Forefront Conference Center
Waltham, Massachusetts 
United States


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2nd Annual BIMSmart Summit


Join the National Institute of Building Sciences buildingSMART allianceTM (bSa) and bSa Interest Groups for a timely day of BIM learning and networking at the BIMSmart Summit.

This buildingSMART alliance event will be held in historic Waltham, Massachusetts, otherwise known as "The Watch City.”

From the BIM novice to the advanced BIM technician, this one-day event has something for everyone. With a track for beginners and one for experienced BIM users, the BIMSmart Summit will provide attendees with up-to-the minute information about the latest in BIM, from the very people who develop the National BIM Standard-United StatesTM.

Attend the BIMSmart Summit to:

  • Hear from BIM leaders, including industry expert, Dana (Deke) Smith, FAIA, Executive Director of the buildingSMART alliance and co-author of "Building Information Modeling, A Strategic Guide.”
  • Learn the terms you need to know to talk BIM.
  • Get an update on how BIM is being used in the United States and around the world.
  • Find out why the insurance industry is investing in BIM.
  • Learn about the Construction Operations Building information exchange (COBie) and other tools available to streamline access to building data.
  • Hear the latest trends in the industry, such as laser scanning, and what’s in the future for BIM and the buildingSMART alliance.

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Sponsored by:

BIMSmart Summit Sponsors

Location:
Forefront Conference Center, 404 Wyman Street, Waltham, Mass. (20minutes from Logan Airport)

Registration Fee: 
$75 for bSa Members / $150 for non-bSa Members*

*Non- Members receive a FREE 1-Year Membership with registration

Hotel Accommodations:

We have collaborated with several hotels in the area to ensure selection and availability of rooms. Pricing is changed seasonably… Please inquire with the hotel directly for best available rates at the time you make the reservation. However, room rate expectations for each hotel are described below. Be sure to mention Forefront Center and buildingSMART when making your reservation.

While the Forefront Center provides ample parking, all recommended hotels provide complimentary shuttle service to and from the conference facilities. If utilizing the service, remember to request when you make your hotel reservation.

The Hilton Garden Inn Boston/Waltham
420 Totten Pond Road, Waltham, MA. 781-890-0100

Individual Reservations - Each individual guest must make their own reservations by calling the hotel. All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Reservations can be made by calling directly 781-373-5062 or central reservations at 877-782-9444. Reservations must be received by 2/15/2013. After this date reservations will be accepted on a space and rate available basis only. Every attempt will be made to accommodate special requests for room types, smoking preferences and location, however, due to the arrival and departure patterns not all requests may be able to be fulfilled. Check-in time for all rooms is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 noon.

Both King and Double Room Rate is $179 USD/Night

Hyatt House

54 4th Avenue, Waltham, MA, 781-290-0026

Individual Reservations - Each individual guest must make their own reservations by calling the hotel. All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Reservations can be made by calling directly 781-290-0026 ext.5104 (Korinne Robertson) or by calling our toll free number: 866-974-9288. Reservations must be received by 2/15/2013. After this date reservations will be accepted on a space and rate available basis only. Every attempt will be made to accommodate special requests for room types, smoking preferences and location, however, due to the arrival and departure patterns not all requests may be able to be fulfilled. Check-in time for all rooms is 3:30 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 noon.

King Room Rate is $159 USD/Night

The Holiday Inn Express
385 Winter Street, Waltham, MA, 781-890-2800

Individual Reservations - Each individual guest must make their own reservations by calling the hotel. All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Reservations can be made by calling 877-213-6796. Reservations must be received by 2/15/2013. After this date reservations will be accepted on a space and rate available basis only. Every attempt will be made to accommodate special requests for room types, smoking preferences and location, however, due to the arrival and departure patterns not all requests may be able to be fulfilled. Check-in time for all rooms is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 noon.

Both King and Double Rooms are 15% off best daily rate. Current quote with discount is Sunday $129.65 , Monday-Wednesday $160.65 & Thursday $143.65 USD. Rates are subject to change.

The Embassy Suites
404 Wyman Street – 550 Winter Street, Waltham, MA, 781-890-6767

Individual Reservations - Each individual guest must make their own reservations by calling the hotel. All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Guests should call reservations and ask for the Forefront negotiated rate. Reservations will be accepted on a space and rate available basis only. Every attempt will be made to accommodate special requests for room types, smoking preferences and location, however, due to the arrival and departure patterns not all requests may be able to be fulfilled. Check-in time for all rooms is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 noon.

Forefront rate is $195 USD/Night

 

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