AIA Dallas Lunch & Learn (1 AIA LU)
Topic: BIM for the Smart-Sized Firm
Design with Building Information Modeling (BIM) in mind. Discover how small and medium-sized firms can take advantage of BIM. In this presentation, you’ll learn how to transition from a typical 2D CAD workflow to a data-rich, model-based workflow. The speaker will also provide tips on how to collaborate with your design partners and dispel some of the common rumors associated with achieving successful BIM workflows.
• Define BIM and identify what tools are available for a BIM workflow
• Discuss transitioning from a 2D CAD workflow to a 3D BIM environment
• Find answers to common questions such as cost, the learning curve, and the possible loss of hand-drawn appeal
• Optimize their model for a collaborative approach to design using an open-standard, vendor-neutral file format
About the Presenter:
Jeffrey W. Ouellette, Assoc. AIA, BIM & AEC Industry Specialist at Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc.
Jeffrey is an architect product specialist in the Global Product Marketing department of Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. He is part of a team that informs customers and the general AEC industry about using Vectorworks software as a Building Information Modeling (BIM) tool and conducts research on industry trends, such as energy analysis, integrated project delivery, and BIM interoperability.
Jeffrey is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP) Knowledge Community Advisory Group and the buildingSMART alliance National BIM Standard (NBIMS) and Implementation Support committees. His also deputy chair of the buildingSMART International Implementation Support Group (ISG). Jeffrey presents on BIM topics at industry events, such as the American Institute of Architects 2012 National Convention in Washington and PRACTICAL BIM 2012: The Sixth Annual USC Symposium on Building Information Modeling and Analytics at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. His articles on BIM and the architecture industry have been published in Architectural Products and Green Building Journal.