BIM (Building Information Modeling) has been a buzzword in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry for years—and yet the construction industry as a whole has been slow to adopt the BIM process. In this session, we will investigate the software and processes used by a single construction company to deliver powerful services to our owners, consultant teams, and trade partners. Learn how to integrate technologies such as 4D scheduling/animations, 3D laser scanning, virtual reality mockups, and 360-degree cameras into your projects—improving overall communication and coordination. This presentation will discuss Revit software, ReCap software, Navisworks software, and Autodesk Rendering, with examples of projects that used virtual design from start to finish, as well as projects that benefited from BIM in select areas of the project. The session will summarize a construction company’s BIM journey from BIM-free to BIM as often as possible, on all stages of a project.
- Learn about the various technologies that can be integrated into construction projects
- Identify which technologies and processes will best benefit individual projects
- How to engage non-BIM users in the construction process
- Learn how to engage clients to win more work
Kate Kirwan is the VDC Manager for Turner Construction Company in Canada, including management of the VDC Services Group. Kate’s international work in the AEC industry began in Dublin, Ireland, where she worked as a conservation architect for the Irish government before moving to Canada in 2010. Her experience encompasses various construction types including complex new build programs, renovations, and highly technical M&E builds. Kate works to promote BIM use throughout the AEC industry in Canada and has collaborated with and presented to numerous consultant groups and organizations and at conferences such as BuildEX Vancouver and LCI-Canada.