Have you ever thought about starting your Building Information Modeling / virtual design and construction (BIM/VDC) department over from scratch? What would you do differently with all the knowledge and experience you’ve gained? What wasted time and energy would you avoid the second time around? What tools, software, workflows, and processes would make the cut, and which would be revealed as fluff? I recently did just this after helping to build and manage the BIM department at an industry leader in technology use, and I’ve found it to be an amazingly refreshing exercise in optimization and refinement of workflows and tools. This class will focus on that transition and the lessons learned that I've gained during the process. Whether you’re a contractor with an established BIM/VDC workflow and you need some tips for spring cleaning your processes, or you’re just getting started in this world of 3D technology and need some ideas for the most important first steps to ensure success, you will walk away with some great ideas to take back to your firm. This session features Revit and A360. AIA Approved
- Discover the essential tools and processes needed to start a BIM/VDC department
- Discover best practices for clearing unnecessary tools and processes from your workflow
- Discover the software/hardware needed to get BIM/VDC implemented at the building-design, conceptual, preconstruction, and operations stages of a project
- Discover the best ways to start interfacing with and training owners, subs, and partners you work with to enhance relationships and ensure successful BIM implementation on your projects
As Director of Construction Technology, David oversees the implementation, management and innovation of technology that provides value to the Construction process. This includes Building Information Modeling and Virtual Design and Construction, but also extends into other exciting and overlapping areas like Drones / UAVs, Laser Scanning, Virtual Reality, and Construction Simulation. His focus also includes project pursuit and marketing support, project setup, BIM Execution Planning, company and industry training, project standardization and consistency, recruitment, and managing the day-to-day workload and support needs across the company.He is responsible for the evaluation, purchasing, and management of new software and hardware that is released to the industry and collaborating with leading software and hardware providers to push the technology toward adding higher value on Construction projects. He is a member of the BIMForum Leadership Group and a frequent presenter at numerous industry conferences and events in the hopes that educating and working with the most innovative members of the Design and Construction industry will lead to a more collaborative and efficient Construction process for everyone involved.Ultimately, his main role is ensuring that BIM and related technologies are consistently leveraged through Project Concept/Design Support, Project Pursuit, Preconstruction, Operations, and Facilities Management/ Owner Handover.
Christopher Baierl is the Building Information Modeling Manager at Winter Construction. Christopher graduated with a degree in Computer Graphics Technology from Purdue University and is a seasoned BIM professional with over nine years of BIM industry experience. Christopher manages Winter’s BIM services and promotes technology and graphics solutions across all projects. With extensive experience in the Data & Technology and Corporate Office sectors, he is well versed in model authoring, graphics creation, and building coordination during all phases of projects from pursuit through facility management. Christopher focuses on driving projects forward through implementation of technology and smarter solutions for construction projects.