BIM for new buildings is easy—you get to start from scratch and lay out everything precisely where it’s supposed to be. But what if you’re doing an addition, a renovation, or a historic preservation project? Maybe you have existing drawings. (Maybe they’re accurate!) Maybe you have some reality capture data. But most of what is important to a structural engineer is probably hidden behind an existing façade or finish. And yet the model must go on. Join this roundtable discussion to share your Existing BIM successes and challenges with other professionals. Come prepared to share strategies and brainstorm solutions with your peers and fellow experts!
- Learn how to identify potential pitfalls when modeling existing buildings
- Get tips for model management of uncertainty in existing conditions
- Learn about best practices for modeling demolition of existing elements
- Understand the pros and cons of reality capture for structural elements