The presentation will provide an in-depth discussion of fabrication and the 2016 AGC BIM Forum Level of Development (LOD) Specification featuring one of the specifications’ authors. The framework of the discussion will consider the LOD Specification that defines models on a scale of 100 to 500, with a particular focus of LOD 350, which the speaker originally authored and introduced to the LOD Specification committee. The fabrication focus will provide practical examples of LOD from 300 to 350 to 400 for structural steel, concrete, cold-formed metal, enclosures, and MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing). We will discuss how architects, mechanical engineers, construction managers, subcontractors, and fabricators use structural element models. This will demonstrate how to use LOD to define team expectations of what should be modeled. We will show practical examples of model detail issues, along with effective approaches to resolving the challenges using the LOD Specification as an early Building Information Modeling (BIM) planning tool. This session features Navisworks Manage, Navisworks Manage, and Revit. AIA Approved
- Discover what a model element Level Of Development (LOD) for design is
- Understand what the AGC BIM Forum LOD Specification 2016 is and how you can address LOD in projects with it
- Understand how fabricators can use the LOD Specification with design and construction teams to lower risk
- Understand why LOD discussions are crucial early in a project
Will Ikerd—PE, CM-BIM, LEED AP—is principal at IKERD Consulting, an internationally recognized consulting group in buildings, civil, and industrial construction markets specializing in using Building Information Modeling (BIM)-enabled Virtual Design and Construction (VDC). He serves as an expert consultant in design and construction cases involving BIM and VDC processes. Currently, he is on the board of directors of the national BIM Forum, and he was past chair of the Structural Engineering Institute’s national BIM Committee. He has won the Best Speaker award twice from the International Structures conference, and he was named Structural Engineering magazine’s “Top 10 Leaders in Structural Engineering,” Glass Magazine’s “Top 30 under 40,” and Building Design & Construction magazine’s “Top 40 Under 40.” He has served as PCI’s BIM consultant in that industry’s innovation initiatives.