Members of CannonDesign’s Digital Practice Team will provide an inside look at how the firm has enabled a diverse group of Building Information Modeling (BIM) leaders from across the country to gather and reinvent the BIM process within the organization. This transformation from BIM to digital practice has enabled the conversation to move from simply a technology-based conversation to one that expands the client’s design and performance expectations to embody the quality and usefulness of the project’s deliverables and beyond. In order to initiate these successful outcomes, CannonDesign’s Digital Practice Team has developed a front-loaded process to assemble the right people at the right time in order to implement a strategic and project-centric approach to capitalize on the newly developed digital practice documents. The value of this process is that a repeatable and scalable BIM-enabled workflow has been defined that successfully generates a certainty of outcomes wherein the clients’ expectations are not only met but exceeded.
- Learn how to engage the appropriate team members during the precontract phase of a project to set BIM expectations
- Learn how to capitalize on BIM-centric contract language to ensure the client's goals are successfully executed throughout the entire project
- Learn how to identify how to merge your existing processes with industry standards to drive consistent and high-quality outcomes
- Explore how to apply these processes and documents to market your firm’s strategic advantage and win new work
Brian Skripac is a leader within CannonDesign’s BIM and Digital Practice team who continually drives innovation by merging technology and practice. He has 20 years of industry experience, with the last 10 focusing on the integration of BIM to transform the design and project delivery process. Brian has successfully developed and managed BIM-enabled delivery systems for large efforts in Design-Led Construction. In addition, he focuses on the use of BIM to capture and structure relevant facility data, implementing the value BIM brings to facility owners from an interoperable lifecycle management strategy. Brian holds a bachelor of science in architecture from The Ohio State University and he is a LEED accredited professional. A thought-leader in this field, he is an advisory group member and past-chair of the AIA National Technology in Architectural Practice Knowledge Community and serves on the BIMForum committee responsible for authoring the LOD Specification.
As a leader of CannonDesign’s Digital Practice, Nick is responsible for the strategy, development and execution of the team's mission, to advance the firm's design process, enabling design teams to do more. With more than 15 years of experience, Nick is highly regarded for his ability to help teams leverage digital tools to support global workflows, elevating the caliber and efficiency of solutions addressing client challenges. Trained as an architect, Nick has led the development of several cloud-based solutions that have enhanced collaboration, integration, and quality across the firm.
Courtney Howard is an ambitious licensed architect at CannonDesign's San Francisco office. She has an expertise in design, documentation, and construction administration using Building Information Modeling (BIM). As a leader in CannonDesign’s Digital Practice Group, she advances firm-wide planning and strategy relative to BIM applications and technology, focusing teams to best manage client expectations and outcomes. Her passion for a holistic approach identifies obstacles and opportunities to empower CannonDesign’s people, better serve their clients, and improve the performance of the firm.