Each day of Building Innovation 2014:
the National Institute of Building Sciences Conference and Expo will include
a Keynote Luncheon that highlights a different perspective from the building
industry. On Thursday, January 9, the topic will be "Life-Cycle Analysis – A 7D
Future,” presented by Bob Prieto.
Find out how complex replaces simple, dynamic
replaces static, uncertainty replaces certainty in Prieto’s presentation about
the seventh dimension (7D) of building information. Prieto, a senior vice
president at Fluor, one of the largest, publicly traded engineering and
construction companies in the world, consults with owners of large engineering
and construction programs and focuses on the development of strategies
encompassing a capital asset’s complete life cycle.
Prieto will explain how the capital asset
industry is being driven to new performance regimes by growing complexities, a
focus on sustainability, longer asset lifetimes, uncertain futures and emerging
resiliency requirements. Optimization is multi-dimensional and more holistic in
this emerging future state and, importantly, it must occur even earlier in the
asset development process. Today’s three, four and five dimensional building
information modeling (BIM) systems provide a glimmer of hope, but the future
requires even more—a 7D framework that addresses these emerging needs and
The 7D Future, which Prieto will describe in his
presentation, is intended to challenge our industry, its practitioners and its
tool makers to think deeper and more boldly about what the industry needs and
what is possible.
Prieto is author of four books, including most
recently, Application of Life Cycle Analysis in the Capital Assets
Industry, published by the Construction Management Association of America
(CMAA), as well as over 475 other papers and presentations. He is an inventor on
15 pending patents covering a wide range of subjects in the industry.
Register to Attend
Don’t miss the chance to hear Bob Prieto speak
about "Life-Cycle Analysis – a 7D Future,” during the Building Innovation 2014
Thursday Keynote Luncheon sponsored by Acuity Brands.