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NEW DATE!! Tiger by the Tail – Small Firms & BIM Adoption

22 Oct

Titan AEC along with CAD Force will be presenting at the AIA/LA’s Technology in Architectural Practice event at USC in Los Angeles, CA.  The Event will be taking place at Wong Conference Center (in Harris Hall 101) at USC on November 5, 2010.

This session will involve an interactive discussion about streamlining the adoption of the BIM model in small architectural practices. It will cover the ways of collaborating and working with BIM providers and colleagues in order to ramp up quickly and effectively in providing professional services. Why do small firms have an advantage in using outside sources for the BIM process? Because they can easily tailor their work flow to the different process that BIM demands, having only a small investment in digital, hardware and communication overhead or in tech personnel. This is a strategic advantage because in order to truly take advantage of BIM there must be a complete overhaul of the traditional work flow process.

You can register by clicking HERE.  Admission is FREE to AIA Members and $10 for General Admission.



25 Jun

BIM isn’t BIM without Information.  For decades, faculty, researchers, and software companies have been developing software tools that are intended predict the performance of a building, for example, energy consumption, day lighting, cost, code compliance, structural analysis, etc. These tools have typically been stand-alone tools that provide a specific analytical capability.  The range and depth of these tools has been astonishing, and yet lamentably many of these tools have not been significantly integrated into the design processes of professionals.  BIM is a promising technology to encourage improved integration of design analysis into the building model.  For the Fourth Annual BIM + Symposium, we will explore the nature of analytical modeling in architecture, engineering, and construction.  We will seek opportunities for a more responsive integration of the evidence/simulation based design decision-making.  We will have speakers who have integrated simulation and BIM in their design process, a forward looking section on BIM parametrics, and informative presentations on interoperability and standards.  More information including a list of speakers and registration information will be available on the web site.  Please reserve your spot soon; BIM CON!FAB filled up last year.

Keep checking back on the website as additional information will be updated there.

Current list of confirmed speakers:

Architecture and Engineering

Rachelle Villalon,  Jenna Knudsen, and Alex Korter,  CO Architects

Erin McConahey + team, ARUP

Mitch Dec, David Summers, Tianxin Xing, Glumac, “Rapid Energy Modeling”


Jim Bedrick, Webcor

Viktor Bullain, Turner Construction, “BIM Execution Plan for Successful Model-based Analysis”

Jonathan Widney, Solibri and Darren Roos, Suffolk Construction Company, “Mining the Model – Analysis of the Model Information, not just the Geometry”

Parametrics / Performance Based or Algorithmic Design

Nathan Miller, NBBJ, “Feedback Cloud:  Tactics for Toolset Integration and Design Optimization”

Second speaker – TBD

Integration, Standards, the Big Picture

Richard Nowicki, NTD Architecture and Lance Lareau, San Diego CCD, no title yet

Michael Rendler, LACCD, “BIM /GIS The WHOLE Picture.  LACCD e7 System”

Third speaker – TBD