A small group of not-so-small airports have seized positions of leadership in the aviation industry as adopters of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and integration with geographic information system (GIS) and asset management. As part of that position of leadership, they’ve also taken on the roles of mentors and teachers for other airports, sharing their victories, their failings, and their lessons learned. We will discuss what these airports are doing to lead the way and what other airports are doing as they surge to catch up.
- Learn which airports are adopting BIM and how they are implementing it
- Discover how BIM adoption has benefitted those airports and what other airports have learned from them
- Learn what role the FAA and other agencies have taken in getting involved with BIM
- Discover where BIM is going next in the aviation industry
Brendan Dillon is the Manager of the Digital Facilities & Infrastructure Program for Denver International Airport. DEN is the sixth busiest airport in the United States and has developed a comprehensive BIM and Asset Management plan unsurpassed by any airport in the country. DEN’s DFI program manages over 120 projects at a time with a net value in excess of $2 billion. Prior to joining DEN, he had managed over $1B in BIM projects, including as the BIM standards coordinator for the design team on Denver International Airport’s South Terminal Redevelopment Project. Brendan is also the founder of the annual Airport Information Integration and Innovation (AI3) forum and is the founder of Red5ive Consulting, specializing in BIM deployment and integration for airports. Along with managing DEN’s Digital Facilities & Infrastructure program, Brendan still enjoys getting into the weeds with Revit, writing scripts in Dynamo and generally getting his hands dirty.
Mr. Hughes is an airport design and construction industry Enterprise Information Management (EIM) expert and holds Masters Degrees in both architecture and civil engineering. He is fully conversant in planning, design, and construction of buildings and civil infrastructure and has been a leader in the practical application of the BIM process in the Design, Construction, and Facilities Management industries. He is knowledgeable of the state of the art in systems and use of BIM by owners, designers, and contractors and has guided clients in setting expectations and integrating BIM Processes for comprehensive program development resulting in integrated maintenance and management activities.