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Boston, 2014


April 23 – April 24, 2014


Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel,
606 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210

Optimizing Design with BIM is the focus in Boston BIMForum this year. Implementation of BIM in the design professions has steadily increased over the past 5 years as shown by the McGraw-Hill study “The Business Value of BIM in North America,” but are we truly improving the built environment and the process by which it is delivered?

The Spring BIMForum, April 23-24, at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, will showcase the best examples of collaboration, optimization, and sustainability. Industry experts would share their successes and challenges and address one or more of the following questions:

How do you use BIM to develop and drive design?
How are you determining project objectives and then measuring them through BIM?
What’s ‘design assist’ and what is happening with IPD?
How do you use BIM to keep clients engaged and make high-value decisions?
What are the opportunities and challenges of an engineering-to-fabrication workflow?
How much detail is really necessary in a design model to support downstream uses?
How do standards and quality control affect an integrated team approach?

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, April 23, 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Keynote- Patrick MacLeamy, CEO of HOK
Presentations on Optimization, Urban Design, Engineering and Computation
Rapid Fire Technology Demonstration
AIA Tap Awards
LOD Update

Thursday, April 24, 7:30AM to 12:00PM

Presentations on Architecture, Remote Solving-Collaborative Design and Analysis in the Cloud, Integrating Simulation & BIM in Optioneer EPC Projects
Rapid Fire Technology Demonstration

Eminent Speakers:

Tyler Goss, Director of Construction Solutions – CASE
Topic: The Art and Science of Performance Measurement
Jason Reece, Research & Development Leader – Balfour Beatty Construction
Topic: LEAN Design Process: Optimizing Decisions through Rapid Trade-off Analysis
Cheryl O’Neill, Principal – Torti Gallas Urban
Topic: BIM and Smarter Cities
Christof Spieler & Armandina Chapa – Morris Architects
Topic: Main Street: BIM Outreach to Stakeholders on a Complex Street Project
John Gerney, Michael O’Toole, & Thomas Burroughs – WSP
Topic: Unique Challenges for MEP Design teams in the BIM Process
Peter Carrato – Bechtel Corporation
Topic: A Model-Based Cast-in-Place Concrete Work Process from Concept to As-built
Thomas Faraone, Regional Engineering Manager – Banker Steel Company
Topic: Structural Steel, Design Assist and BIM: As Good as it gets?
Harry Mattison, Boost Your BIM & Robert Manna, Stantec
Topic: Optimizing Building Layout to Minimize Walking Distances
Frank Fralick, Project administrator – The Beck Group
Topic: Design to Fabrication Workflows and Visual Programming
Jason Chen & Sebastian Claussnitzer, SOM
Topic: The Integrated Data Model: Design, Refine, Build
Matt Petermann, Regional Digital Practice Manager – Perkins+Will
Topic: Using Analysis to Inform Not Validate with BIM
Jonathan Ammon, Gilbane Building Co. & Chris Blomquist, Payette Architects
Topic: VDC@Gilbane Colocation
Ben Howes & Matthew Naugle, Thornton Tomasetti
Topic: Remote Solving – Collaborative Design and Analysis in the Cloud
Jonathan Berkoe, Sr. Principal Engineer – Bechtel Corporation
Topic: Integrating Simulation & BIM to Optioneer EPC Projects


Platinum Sponsors: Autodesk, Trimble, Panzura, Cannistraro
Gold Sponsors: Knaack
Silver Sponsors: Pinnacle Infotech, Scenario, Bentley, Strucsoft Solutions, Graphisoft, Sanveo, Microcad, MyCADD, CADLearning, Imaginit, Clark Dietrich, BDS Vircon

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Boston BIMForum, April 23-24, 2014

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