This panel will include top Building Information Modeling (BIM) practitioners from the different stakeholders involved in the lifecycle of a facility (owners, designers, builders, and manufacturers). We'll discuss standardization along with what information stakeholders want and need in models and families to make their workflows more efficient. We'll explore what information is wanted now and what information we need to plan to include in the future. We'll also discuss shared parameters, multiple level of development (LOD) versions, and other topics that panelists bring into the discussion. This panel will be followed by a roundtable to open up the discussion to all audience members (Revit Stakeholder Roundtable).
- Understand what information should be standardized in branded Revit families
- Understand what different stakeholders want included in branded Revit families
- Understand what family information is needed presently and what information content providers should prepare to provide in the future
- Understand which features stakeholders value the most (comprehensive and standardized shared parameters, parameters that are most vital today and those that are wanted in the future, multiple LOD versions for products, and so on)
Joe Porostosky is the director of Facilities Information and Technology Services (FITS) at The Ohio State University (OSU), where he maintains 38 million square feet of space drawings and data, and he provides leadership to facilities-related data and document systems, including OSU’s Enterprise GIS. With a background in technology management, Joe has managed the FITS Team for the past 7 years, providing an active and strategic leadership role within the university and redefining the way his group works by using technology in new and inventive ways. As the team leader for the Buckeye Building Information Modeling (BIM) Initiative, Joe has led OSU in the adoption of BIM for existing buildings and for design and construction to improve the university’s overall decision-making processes and management of buildings. Joe holds a BS in computer science and an MA in public policy and management from OSU.
Ally is interested in complex geometry, automation, and data-driven solutions in all aspects of the AEC industry. She is a thought leader in integrating technology into project delivery strategies and has experience in high-profile, international, multi-billion dollar projects with challenging design features and timelines. She most recently completed the BIM delivery of the Mexico City New International Airport with Gehry Technologies, Fernando Romero, and Foster+Partners, which is to be the second largest airport in the world upon completion. Her clients and partners have included Google, Microsoft, Walt Disney Imagineering, several major international airport authorities, civic and governmental institutions, and various professional sports teams and owners. Ally currently serves as HNTB's Manager of Design Technology, implementing technology initiatives and workflows for HNTB's architecture studios nationwide. Ally holds a Bachelor of Architecture from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and is an award-winning researcher, guest instructor, and speaker to academic and professional organizations around the world.
Jim Conger<br/><br/>Jim has worked in the construction industry for over 20 years and specializes in educating both the design build team and the building product manufacturers how to communicate more efficiently with one another. He has worked as a manufacturer, contractor, CSI technical director, and marketing consultant giving him first-hand experience from many different sides of the construction marketplace. Jim is an Autodesk Alumni having worked on the Seek team and has now transitioned to Dodge Data & Analytics to help them launch their innovative new Revit and AutoCAD Tagging Tool.
Jisell Howe, CDT started out as a CAD Designer for a construction company about seven years ago and then transitioned into the MEP industry. She is currently the CAD Administrator for Uponor, a PEX pipe system manufacturing company located in Apple Valley, Minn. As an AutoCAD certified professional, she manages several product and BIM/CAD content databases as well as supports the multi-platform software needs for 35 designers in the company’s Design Services department. Howe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Management as well as an Associate of Applied Science degree in Architectural Drafting & Estimating from Dunwoody College of Technology. She is a returning speaker for Midwest University, a regional professional development conference featuring Autodesk software. She was named a Top 10 Speaker at Midwest University 2017 and has an article published in the July 2017 issue of AUGIWorld Magazine. Howe was most recently a panelist and a co-speaker for multiple sessions at Autodesk University 2017.
Louise is a Business Development Manager at Microdesk, where she manages a team of designers that create Revit content for manufactures eager to have their products specified in their clients' designs. Additionally, she specializes in assisting organizations with BIM implementation processes, and educating manufacturers on fabrication and design industry needs.Since graduating from New England Institute of Technology with a BS in Architectural Engineering, her experience focused on creating quality Revit families, suitable for performance-based analysis and accommodating multiple sizing parameters.Her project experience carried through multiple disciplines.Ms. Buchanan has created architectural content, such as windows and doors; MEP content, such as generators, pipe fittings, air handling units and even intricate light fixtures.Throughout her career, she also led firms in their Revit adoption processes, providing training, BIM management and custom configuration services.Louise is driven by her vision of how detailed, intelligent content can support innovative designs and building performance in the AEC industry.
David Joslin is a Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Manager in the Western Division of Gilbane Building Company. He has over 13 years’ experience with Autodesk products including Revit, Navisworks, and AutoCAD. Over the last 7 years, a specific area of both interest and expertise for David has been collaborative projects with intensive MEP and mission-critical systems requirements. During that time, he also has been managing and strategically improving the technology and infrastructure for his local VDC group, and for the last two years has been working to standardize the VDC infrastructure across the company. His ability to clearly communicate issues while driving at solutions that utilize the collective knowledge of the team has been recognized as a particular area of strength. His communication and team-oriented skill set is further bolstered by his experience with the software and the technology needed to run it. David holds B. Arch and M. Arch degrees, and is actively working towards completing the requirements to become a licensed Architect.
Ms. Halverson, Principal, is a registered Professional Engineer and LEED Accredited Professional at Affiliated Engineers, Inc. She has served as Project Manager and Project Engineer on research and healthcare projects of scale and technical complexity. Ms. Halverson has been involved in the industry as a peer reviewer for complex projects which fall into her area of expertise. She has extensive experience with the NIH and NIAID, providing her an intimate understanding of the industry recognized guidelines.Ms. Halverson has also been a key leader within AEI’s BIM Innovation Leadership Team (BILT) focusing on how we leverage BIM to meet both design and client needs.In addition to the NIH and NIAID, Ms. Halverson’s clients include: The Ohio State University, University of Southern California, The Methodist Hospital System, University of Wisconsin, University of Minnesota, Argonne National Laboratory and National Institutes of Health