Small Firms Do It Better with BIM

Tracie Simmons

October 29, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

There is a widely shared perception that small firms and sole practitioners cannot take advantage of Building Information Modeling due to such factors as its cost, complexity, training time, and productivity for small projects.

This presentation will demonstrate how BIM has enhanced their practices and enabled them to be more efficient. Participants will see first hand the benefits of BIM and how this technology is better positioning smaller firms to compete in the evolving architecture industry.

Learning Objectives

  1. Leverage the BIM workflow and IFC translation tools to collaborate easily with engineers and contractors, without geographic limitations, through cloud-based technology.
  2. Learn how to create basic energy evaluations using built in BIM tools before construction begins in order to save both time and money.
  3. Understand how new 3D viewing technology allows BIM modelers to rapidly communicate their designs with others using computers, tablets or smart phones, allowing instant communication to owners and consultants in order to readily identify issues concerning natural light and exterior views, accessibility, structural design, building security, and other issues concerning the safety and welfare of the occupants.
  1. Learn how through the use of intelligent building materials within BIM elements they can provide more accurate energy modeling, as well as improved deconstruction document generation.