By now, it's clear to all of us in the design industry that 3D modeling and intelligent design—Building Information Modeling (BIM)—is here to stay. You're probably hearing about it more and more often from your clients, customers, and maybe even your suppliers. But transitioning to a BIM workflow is a big step. If you don't have the resources of a multinational design firm, how can you make the leap? This class presents strategies for incorporating 3D software in your design processes, including budgeting, training, marketing, and implementation. You also hear the success stories of a few small firms who have moved to BIM and are now more competitive than ever.
- Explain how implementing BIM can provide a competitive advantage
- Describe how to transition to BIM while keeping project commitments and budgets intact
- Identify flexible training and support options for making the transition to BIM
- Outline a step-by-step transition plan to a 3D workflow
Silman is a structural engineering firm with offices in New York, Boston, and Washington, DC. As the Digital Design Manager, Kate Morrical is responsible for coordinating procedures and standards for software used in the design process, whether CAD, BIM, or design/analysis programs. Before rejoining Silman in 2012 (where she also worked from 2003 to 2008), Kate was a Technical Marketing Manager for Autodesk, Inc. There, she worked on the AutoCAD software family of products, specifically AutoCAD LT software. She has over 15 years' experience with Autodesk products, currently serves as President of the AUGI Board of Directors, and has presented at numerous technical events, including Revit DC, BILT North America, Midwest University, and several Autodesk University conferences.