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Building Innovation 2014 Conference & Expo Program: bSa Symposium

buildingSMART alliance™ (bSa) Symposium:
Improving Life-Cycle Performance with BIM

Earn 6.75 Learning Units

Thursday, January 9, 8:00 am - 5:15 pm

Moving the facilities industry into the information age is a daunting task. However, it is worth the effort because just as accessing information through "smart” telephones has become a benefit to the general public, having quick access to building information is of significant value to the facility owner.

No matter what their current level of understanding of building information modeling (BIM) is, attendees of the buildingSMART alliance™ (bSa) Symposium: Improving Life-Cycle Performance with BIM, will come out wiser and more up-to-date on the current state of the art. The Symposium will start by addressing the basic benefits of leveraging information and work, and then move through the opportunities of standardizing international open standards for collecting and accessing that information. Attendees will gain a basic understanding of what standards are currently in place and how to access international guidelines and best practices. There is no benefit in starting from a blank page when developing an organizational BIM implementation plan when the global community is here to offer the best BIM knowledge available today. Learn about approaches that have been developed, validated and tested by practitioners throughout the world.

The goals of the bSa Symposium are simple, to encourage attendees to begin to think collaboratively. The Alliance wants participants to be able to confidently discuss why BIM is the enabler that it is for all information-dependent facility-related functions, such as life-cycle costing, resiliency, sustainability, meeting the requirements of climate change, day lighting, energy usage optimization, scenario planning, simulation, code checking, carbon footprint reduction, efficient water usage, achieving net-zero energy, etc.

    • Cindy Baldwin, CGC, CM-BIM, LEED®AP, Chief Operating Officer, ACAI Associates, Inc.
    • Vladimir Bazjanac, PhD, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California
    • Greg Ceton, CSI, CDT, Director of Technical Services, CSI
    • John Fortune, Bullock Tice Associates
    • Birgitta Foster, Director of Facilities Integration, ACAI Technologies
    • Thomas A. Gay, Assistant Vice President and Manager of Engineering Plan Services, FM Global, and Chair, buildingSMART alliance
    • Brittany Giel, Virtual Design and Construction Engineer, Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
    • Steve Hutsell, Chief, Geospatial Section, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Seattle District
    • Tamera McCuen, Associate Professor of Construction Science, University of Oklahoma
    • John I. Messner, PhD, Professor of Architectural Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
    • Chris Moor, Director of Industry Initiatives, American Institute of Steel Construction, and Chair, US National BIM Standard Project Committee
    • Jeffrey W. Ouellette, Assoc. AIA, Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc., NBIMS-US V3 Vice-Chair and Market Education Subcommittee Chair
    • Dana K. "Deke” Smith, FAIA, Executive Director, National Institute of Building Sciences buildingSMART alliance
    • James Vandezande, Director of HOK's buildingSMART Initiative
      • The Promise and Value of BIM
      • How the buildingSMART alliance Helps You
      • The Impact of NBIMS-US Version 2 on the Industry Thus Far
      • What Is COBie and How Can It Help Me?
      • What Are Open Standards Anyway and Why Should I Care?
      • The International Efforts in Which the Alliance is Involved
      • The Organization of the Alliance with buildingSMART International
      • What Do We Believe Will Be in NBIMS-US™ Version 3?
      • How Will NBIMS-US™ Version 3 Impact Your Business?
      Symposium Schedule

      The presentations below are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. PDF

      8:00 am - 8:30 am

      Why BIM and Why the buildingSMART alliance?
      Deke Smith

      8:30 am - 9:00 am

      Some Varying Points of View on Usage of BIM
      Tom Gay

      9:00 am - 9:30 am

      The Value Proposition
      Cindy Baldwin

      9:30 am - 10:00 am

      NBIMS-US™ V2 Industry Impact Thus Far & Lessons Learned
      Chris Moor - No Slides

      10:00 am - 10:30 am


      10:30 am - 10:50 am

      The NEW Introduction to COBie Class
      Birgitta Foster

      10:50 am - 11:10 am

      The Basics of IFC: The Open Standard (ISO 16739)
      Jeffrey Ouellette

      11:10 am - 11:30 am

      bSI Product Room – buildingSMART Data Dictionary (bsDD)
      Birgitta Foster

      11:30 am - 11:50 am

      bSI Process Room – Global BIM Guidelines
      Chris Moor (H)

      12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


      1:40 pm - 2:00 pm

      NBIMS-US™ V3 - The Potential and What’s in Store for You
      Jeffrey Ouellette

      2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

      Understanding the Value of Classification Systems – OmniClass
      Greg Ceton

      2:20 pm - 2:40 pm

      Minimum BIM, 2nd Edition
      Brittany Giel / Tammy McCuen

      2:40 pm - 3:00 pm

      The United States National CAD Standard® (NCS): Reference Standard
      John Fortune

      3:00 pm - 3:30 pm


      3:40 pm - 4:00 pm

      BIM Planning Guide for Owners – Beginning with the End in Mind
      John Messner

      4:00 pm - 4:20 pm

      Understanding the Value and Use of Level of Development (LOD)
      James Vandezande

      4:20 pm - 4:40 pm

      ifc BIM: Performance-Based Value Engineering
      Vladimir Bazjanac

      4:40 pm - 5:00 pm

      Practical BIM Contract Requirements
      Steve Hutsell

      5:00 pm - 5:15 pm

      Closing Comments
      Chris Moor


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