Building Information Modeling (BIM) has taken the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry by storm. Architects, engineers, and contractors alike have adopted new technology into their business and adapted their processes to realize a return on investment. Owners, on the other hand, are still struggling to keep pace. AEC firms try to educate owners on the value of BIM, but the things that bring value to design and construction processes may not provide the biggest bangs for owners' bucks. Lifecycle management and facility operations are areas where the real value of BIM will likely reside in the not-to-distant future. This round-table (unconference) discussion gives attendees the opportunity to weigh in on the real value of BIM for owners. These discussions will help steer the way owners require BIM deliverables on future projects so that they can get the most value.
- Understand how BIM tools can add efficiency to facility maintenance
- Understand how contract requirements play a huge role in getting usable BIM deliverables
- Learn how to plan for successful BIM implementation on future projects
- Learn how to focus on the value proposition for BIM
Shannon Lightfoot is an integrated member and a practical leader with the ability to direct project teams in planning, integrating, and executing virtual design and construction practices in all project phases. He strives to push technology innovation that brings value to project teams.
Dave McCool, BIM Director for McCarthy Building Companies, is responsible for the overall management and direction of BIM services for the Southern California division. He also organizes the McCarthy BIM tech committee, which is the guiding coalition for companywide BIM initiatives. Dave promotes a trust-based team on every project and strives to constantly improve the processes (proposal, design management, construction, and facility management) by enhancing them with technology. Since joining McCarthy over 4 years ago, he has contributed to the construction of over $1 billion in healthcare and educational projects. His teamwork and determination have played key roles in leading the company to becoming 'the best builder in America.' Dave has held chair positions for the NBIMS v3 and AIA TAP OC. He has also presented at numerous university and industry events. Currently, he is co-authoring BIM and Construction Management 2nd Edition for Wiley Publishing.