Posted By Christine Cube,
Thursday, July 16, 2020
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Building Innovation 2020: Virtual Edition is drawing closer.
The virtual meeting takes place August 18-19. Over the course of two days, the National Institute of Building Sciences will present the best information around building technology, resilience, and workforce.
BI2020 attendees also will be able to earn up to eight AIA-approved CES/HSW credits for full conference attendance.
Here is the Technology session lineup:
3D Printing as a New Paradigm for Affordable, Resilient Housing with Evan Loomis,
Co-Founder and Chairman, ICON. In 2018, ICON delivered the first 3D-printed home to receive a building permit in the U.S. Loomis’ presentation will cover how ICON is using robotics, software and advanced materials to bring affordable and dignified
housing to people affected by disasters, while solving for a plurality of problems, including homelessness, affordability and resiliency of homes.
Making the Invisible Visible - Innovative Structure Monitoring Technologies to Validate and Visualize Buildings Enclosure Performance
with Jason Teetaert, Co-Founder/VP, Business Development, SMT Research Ltd. This presentation will allow attendees to gain a better understanding of innovative structure monitoring technologies and tools available for quality assurance, risk mitigation,
and innovation support in the construction industry. Innovative monitoring technologies enable building owners, operators, and scientists to predict future damages and/or limit liability through knowledge of what was once invisible -
hidden in the walls, roof and foundation of a building - empowering the industry to develop safer, healthier and more sustainable buildings.
- Extending Virtual Design and Construction for Facilities Management
with Marjan Sadeghi, PhD, VIATechnik, LLC. This presentation will showcase the power of computational building information models in facilitating automated workflows to generate data-rich facilities management deliverables, retrieve and verify
model data for the transition to FM systems, and carry out analysis for downstream FM tasks such as move management, maintenance scheduling, and energy analysis.
- NBIMS Roadmap
with Carrie Dossick, P.D. Koon Professor of Construction Management, Associate Dean for Research, College of Built Environments, University of Washington, John Messner, PhD, Charles and Elinor Matts Professor of Architectural Engineering, Penn
State & Chair, NIBS BIM Council, and Lisa Stine, Technical Solutions Executive - Construction PlanGrid, Autodesk Construction Solutions. The NIBS BIM Council has been establishing the structure and content for the next revision of the
National BIM Standard – United States (NBIMS-US). In this session, we will present on the work to date as well as forecast the remaining work to be accomplished.
- Modular Multifamily Housing as an Affordable Supply Strategy
with Libby O'Neil, Multifamily Affordable Product Research Analyst, Fannie Mae. The high cost of developing multifamily housing is a major contributor to the affordable housing supply crisis. Modular construction, which can significantly cut hard
costs, can provide a good opportunity for cost savings in the building process. With this potential for cost savings and shorter construction timelines, modular multifamily construction can be part of the strategy to address the affordable
housing supply crisis currently taking place in the U.S.
Sponsoring the Technology track of BI2020 is Dell Technologies. The International Code Council is the overall presenting conference sponsor.
BI2020 is open to all within the built environment and features a “pay what you can” registration fee. Registration fees will be used to support the cost of the technology, and the NIBS 501(c)3 non-profit mission to serve the public interest by advancing
building science and technology to improve the built environment. Register today!
Want to learn more? We’ll break down the Workforce sessions on the BI2020 agenda in our next post. Follow us on social media! We’re @bldgsciences on Twitter, or you can find us on