Early BIM workflows rarely included actual building product data and families. As our technology grows and matures it is becoming more important to move from the “Building Models” (BM) that we started with and add more and more “I” so that we take full advantage of “Building Information Modeling” (BIM). Who better to provide this information than the companies that actually manufacture the products we use in our design. Building Product Manufactures (BPM’s) were mostly left out of the BIM party during the early stages of our transition from 2D to BIM, but now they are slowly being incorporated into our models. So the question is how we best welcome them into our party to benefit the entire design build team. This class will discuss strategies, topics, and tools that help the entire design build team to realize the true power of virtual design.
- How to incorporate specific manufacturer information into virtual design while staying efficient.
- How to effectively present your products to the design build team
- When to incorporate BPM data into the project model
- Effective communication between the design team and the product experts
Jim Conger is a BIM advocate that speaks frequently at Autodesk University and other related events. Jim has worked in the construction industry for over 20 years and specializes in educating both the design/build stakeholders and the building product manufacturers how to communicate more efficiently with one another. When he is not speaking, he works with North American AECO and building product manufacturers driving innovations in workflow communications. Jim has seen the construction marketplace from many different angles, working as a manufacturer, contractor, distributer, construction marketing manager, and has chaired the technical committee for the Los Angeles Chapter of the Construction Specification Institute. One of Jim's goals is to help create an environment which the design tools provided by manufacturers meet the needs of their customers and help make the design workflow more efficient for everybody.
Justin has been in our industry for over 25years, having climbed the ranks after his apprenticeship in the UK to BSE engineer, to lead coordinator and then to project management, he took his skills from the UK to Australia in the late 90’s for 2 years, he then moved to Canada in 09’ running & co-writing the 1st BIM 101 sessions. After establishing a reputation in the industry, REACH was founded in 2013 providing BIM education as part of the shift in industry process, now REACH has broadened its services to encompass all virtual design fields. As a post Executive Director of aceBIM, Justin still volunteers with this excellent association. His passion is in education and providing a new generation of engineers to enhance the industries future, making them the new leaders in infrastructure design through new collaborative and technological methods.
Rosanne works to connect the dots between the AEC community and the building product manufacturing industry, facilitating valuable relationships that support the BIM process. Rosanne is a LEED Accredited Professional, an Autodesk Revit Certified Professional, a Certified AEC Building Technical Representative and has presented at numerous Technical Industry events including Autodesk events, AUGI cad camps and regional Value Added Reseller workshops. Rosanne has worked previously with Autodesk Seek, and within the industry as an Application/Technical Sales Engineer in the Autodesk Software channel, and as a architectural BIM Manager.