Agenda

DAY 1: AUGUST 26

FORGING EFFICIENT INTEGRATED TEAMS ACROSS DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION TO DELIVER PROJECTS WHICH MEET OWNER AND FACILITY MANAGEMENT EXPECTATIONS

8.50 Chair's Opening Remarks

Josh DeStefano, BIM Manager, DPR Construction

OWNERS & FACILITY MANAGERS
UNDERSTANDING CLIENT EXPECTATIONS AND ENSURING PROJECTS DELIVER THE DIGITAL ASSETS NEEDED BY FACILITY MANAGERS

OWNER PERSPECTIVE: BIM EXPECTATIONS

9.00 Hearing The Expectations Of Owners And Defining Which Deliverables Are Required To Gain Their Buy-In For BIM Implementation

  • Reviewing how much value owners place on BIM deliverables and their appetite to incorporate BIM into current projects
  • Examples of projects clients have opted in or out of using BIM and their reasons for the decision
  • Client perspectives on the business case for BIM: How much value must deliverables generate throughout facility management to justify the upfront cost?
  • Understanding what data at the commissioning point is required to be gathered and passed onto the client

James Pease, Senior Project Manager - Facility & Property Services, Sutter Health

Kevin Thompson, Director Of Engineering, California High-Speed Rail Authority

Michael Murphy, Facility Management Administrator, Judicial Council Of California

Andy Gajbhiye, Regional BIM Manager, The Walsh Group

9.40 Panel Discussion And Q&A

INTEGRATING BIM INTO THE PROJECT LIFECYCLE
PART A: OWNER PERSPECTIVE
PART B: DELIVERY PERSPECTIVE

10.00 Learning How To Achieve Flexibility And Certainty Across The BIM Lifecycle To Improve Project Delivery, Asset Management, Automation And Performance Optimization

  • Linking BIM models to computerized maintenance management systems: How much has been achieved and what are the remaining challenges?
  • Identifying the measurable value in operating and maintaining the facility to prove the value of utilizing BIM
  • Assessing the emerging BIM uses for owners from asset management to building automation to performance optimization

Dianne Davis, BIM Consultant, Massachusetts Division Of Capital Asset Management And Maintenance

Dennis Rodriquez, BIM Enterprise Manager, AECOM

10.50 Question & Answer Session

11.00 Morning Refreshments In The Exhibition Showcase Area

POST-BREAK BRIEFING: THE STRATEGY OF INTEGRATION

11.30 Leveraging The Diversity Of Digital Tools To Integrate And Minimize Waste At The Project Level

  • Hearing how integration can generate a ripple effect of benefits beyond any one stakeholder
  • Reviewing trends in collaboration: The past, present and future
  • Understanding the drivers behind the evolution of AEC teams

Stacy Scopano, Senior Strategy For Building Construction, Autodesk

11.45 Question & Answer Session

TEAM INTEGRATION
DEVELOPING EFFICIENT TEAMS OF OWNERS, DESIGNERS, ENGINEERS AND CONTRACTORS TO ELIMINATE DUPLICATION OF EFFORT

INTEGRATION: BIM v3.0 FOR TOTAL SYSTEM THINKING

11.50 How To Optimize The Design-Construct-Operate Workflow For The Good Of The Entire Project Lifecycle

  • Reviewing the development of BIM from 3D representation (v1.0) to clash detection and point solutions (v2.0) to BIM v3.0: total system thinking
  • Understanding how to implement total system thinking: creating a fully integrated approach for the good of the entire project lifecycle
  • Outlining the optimum workflow and implications for each stakeholder across design, construction and facility management

Clive Jordan, Vice President, Project Integration, Apartment Development, Irvine Company

Chase Rongé, Associate Partner, MVE + Partners

Dennis King, Senior BIM Manager, Western National Contractors

12.20 Question & Answer Session

INTEGRATION: MULTI-OFFICE PROJECTS

12.30 Creating Effective Teams Which Seamlessly Collaborate And Share Information Across Multiple Offices To Keep Projects On Schedule

  • Outlining the latest tools and software packages, such as cloud-based systems, for streamlining multi-office integration and information sharing
  • Setting out the level of BIM implementation and scope of each stakeholder in the initial project phases to avoid adding unnecessary model details, which won't be utilized
  • Incentivizing each stakeholder to ensure they are working to optimize the whole projects rather than just their own bottom line
  • Determining the optimal communication methods for collaborating between offices to reduce the time to resolve each query and clash
  • Best practices for allowing other organizations to remotely access your data: Balancing privacy and security with the benefits of integration

Joshua Mercado, BIM Manager, Boldt

1.00 Question & Answer Session

1.10 Networking Lunch In the Exhibition Showcase Area

POST-LUNCH BRIEFING: DELIVERING THE PROMISE OF BIM

2.10 Optimizing The Contribution And Execution Of Each Stakeholder To Reduce Operating Costs And Deliver Better Designs

  • Hearing how more people contributing more ideas and information early in the process can produce better designs, eliminate construction waste and reduce operating costs across the built asset's lifecycle
  • Understanding the responsibility placed on each stakeholder on implementing repeatable BIM execution plans to manage the explosion of digital collaboration and information
  • Learning how to leverage adjunct project information management systems, best practices and emerging Cloud and Mobile technologies, to maximize investments in BIM

Allen Preger, Co-Founder & Vice President Of Global Strategy, Newforma

2.25 Question & Answer Session

INTEGRATION: CLOUD TECHNOLOGY

2.30 Revealing The Role Of Cloud Technology To Share Data Across Offices And Develop An Integrated Project Delivery Team

  • Assessing the ability of cloud technology to communicate and process vast quantities of data and large files: Can it cope with BIM models?
  • Reviewing what functionality cloud software enables including scheduling and quality control
  • Comparing the level of team integration achieved by teams utilizing cloud technology with those choosing alternative collaboration technologies
  • Benchmarking the costs and ease of use of cloud technology with traditional BIM and CAD software

Lisa Aguirre, Senior BIM Manager, Clark Construction Group

3.00 Question & Answer Session

3.10 Afternoon Refreshments In The Exhibition Showcase Area

DELIVERABLES MANAGEMENT, A NEW PARADIGM

3.40 Utilizing Consistent Workflows And Efficient Project Management To Streamline Engineering Deliverables With Reduced Errors

  • Understanding how the challenges of delivering projects are becoming greater and with distributed teams across multiple organizations trying to work in unison, engineering and deliverables management is now a key business process that needs to be integrated into project delivery processes.
  • Learn how to eliminate gaps between different information sources and streamline engineering deliverables using consistent workflows and real-time statusing across all projects
  • Hearing how efficient and accurate project management is the key to on time deliverables with reduced errors and omissions during the construction phase and successful handover to facilities management

Eric Fletcher, Vice President Project Delivery, Bentley Systems

3.55 Question & Answer Session

COLLABORATION FOR DESIGN
LEVERAGING STANDARDS AND INTEGRATION TO REDUCE SOFTWARE AND CONTENT INCOMPATIBILITY AND TIME TAKEN TO MANAGE DESIGN CHANGES

INTEGRATION: DESIGNING FOR CONSTRUCTION
PART A: CONSTRUCTION PERSPECTIVE
PART B: MECHANICAL PERSPECTIVE

4.00 Allowing Contractors Into The Design Process To Produce One Live BIM Model And Reduce Duplication Of Work

  • Resolving designer fears of content being misinterpreted and intellectual property infringements to encourage model sharing
  • Revealing the extent of contractor access to the model during design and steps designers have taken to control access
  • Hearing what information is inputted by each stakeholder at each stage of the design process
  • Identifying at what stage the contractor begins to contribute to the design process and optimizing their role at each stage until construction begins

Dave McCool, Director Of Virtual Design And Construction, McCarthy Building Companies

Brittany Mendiuk, BIM Coordinator, Priority Mechanical

4.50 Question & Answer Session

5.00 Chair's Closing Remarks

5.10 - 6.10 Networking Drinks In The Exhibition Showcase Area

DAY 2: AUGUST 27

PROVING AND LEVERAGING THE VALUE OF BIM WITHIN AN ORGANIZATION, AT THE CONSTRUCTION SITE AND IN FACILITY MANAGEMENT

8.50 Chair's Opening Remarks

Mark LaBell, Technical Leader, SSOE Group

INTEGRATION: CONTENT STANDARDS

9.00 Managing Content Element Standards To Ensure Consistency Across Models Without Negatively Impacting Content Developers

  • Quantifying the time and effort invested by firms and understanding their concerns of sharing content for free with project partners
  • Hearing success stories of content element warehouses that have centrally curated and shared content across multiple projects
  • Avoiding model pollution caused by visually incompatible elements downloaded online
  • Reducing the time taken to correct content properties such as line weights caused by incompatible elements

Keegan Brochu, Mechanical Engineer, Glumac

Katie MacKenzie, Mechanical Designer, Glumac

9.30 Question & Answer Session

BIM IMPLEMENTATION
ROLLING OUT A BIM IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FROM PROVING VALUE TO CORPORATE APPROVAL TO DEPARTMENTAL INTEGRATION

CHANGE MANAGEMENT: PROVING BIM VALUE TO COLLEAGUES

9.40 Developing A BIM Implementation Plan Which Proves Measurable Benefits To Corporate Decision Makers And Colleagues Unfamiliar With 3D Models

  • Understanding resistance to the BIM learning curve and strategies for incentivizing staff to adopt modern 3D based design
  • How to gain support from corporate decision makers to develop and roll out a BIM implementation strategy across the organization
  • Assessing which BIM benefits are measurable and how to estimate the benefits of problems being prevented
  • Communicating qualitative and quantitative benefits effectively from financial savings to scheduling and reduction in re-work

Lindsey DuBosar, Director BIM Operations - Buildings & Facilities, STV Group

10.10 Question & Answer Session

10.20 Morning Refreshments In The Exhibition Showcase Area

COLLABORATION FOR CONSTRUCTION
ENHANCING COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE CONSTRUCTION SITE AND THE MODEL TO TRACK CONSTRUCTION ERRORS, DETECT CLASHES AND IMPLEMENT DESIGN CHANGES

INTEGRATION: COLLABORATIVE CONSTRUCTION

10.50 Developing Effective Bi-Directional Communication Between The Field And Models To Keep Track Of Construction Issues

  • Hearing how BIM models are being utilized during the layout and initial stages of a construction project
  • Integrating BIM into the process for gathering information of an on-site issue and verifying the implementation of a solution
  • Revealing to what extent delivered projects resemble the original design model to determine how effective BIM execution was on-site
  • Assessing what technologies and portable devices can also be used to assist with the tracking of on-site issues

Wissam Hijazi, Virtual Design And Construction Manager, EllisDon

11.20 Question & Answer Session

ON-SITE ADOPTION OF BIM
INTEGRATING BIM ON-SITE FROM MODEL BASED LAYOUT AND LASER SCANNING TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND COMMISSIONING

FIELD PERSPECTIVE: BIM UTILIZATION

11.30 Revealing The Value Placed On BIM By Superintendents And Project Managers Who Are Working On BIM-Led Projects On-Site

  • Hearing what level of BIM is being implemented and how on recent projects
  • Understanding what benefits are seen by construction leaders and their crew on the ground who are delivering the project
  • Reviewing hesitancies construction staff have in adopting BIM to improve the process and technology for their benefit

Scott Robinson, Pre-construction, Gilbane Building Company

12.00 Question & Answer Session

12.10 Networking Lunch In The Exhibition Showcase Area

LASER SCANNING

1.10 Reviewing The Role Of Laser Scanning To Create Preliminary 3D Digital Representations Of A Structure To Incorporate Into BIM Models

  • Integrating laser scanning into the project workflow: What data can it gather and when should it be used?
  • Hearing the ease of use and ease of integration of laser scanning on-site
  • Justifying the business case for purchasing laser scanners based on the cost of the machine with the accuracy and time savings of the technology
  • Determining whether the same laser scanning devices can be used in innovative ways, apart from just the interior of a building

Mark LaBell, Technical Leader, SSOE Group

1.40 Question & Answer Session

OFFICE APPLICATIONS
SEEING HOW BIM IS BEING UTILIZED TO MODEL ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND ESTIMATING THROUGH DESIGN AND FACILITY MANAGEMENT

MODEL BASED ESTIMATING

1.50 Integrating BIM Models Into Workflows And Estimating Software To Automatically Generate New Estimates Every Time The Design Is Updated

  • Hearing how estimators are obtaining models, comparing the specifications from designers with custom-built models
  • Linking models with estimating software to get accurate new estimates when design changes are made
  • Developing training schemes to enable estimators to use BIM-led processes and software
  • Determining the optimal role of model based estimating in a project workflow: when is it used and by who?

Matt Zwetzig, Director Virtual Design & Construction, VEGA Architecture

2.20 Question & Answer Session

2.30 Afternoon Refreshments In Exhibition Showcase Area

TRAINING STRATEGY
SCRUTINIZING INDUSTRY TRENDS ACROSS RETENTION OF STAFF EXPERIENCE TO DETERMINE HOW YOUR COMPANY NEEDS TO ADAPT TO BIM

TRAINING STRATEGY PANEL

3.00 Creating A Recruitment, Training And Staff Retention Strategy Which Enables Teams To Balance Experience With BIM Ability

  • Retaining knowledge of how buildings are actually designed and constructed within a team as experienced staff retire
  • Successful methods for teaching older staff how to replace old habits with processes brought in through BIM and new technology
  • Understanding the real-life knowledge gaps in BIM professionals who have little on-site experience
  • Foreseeing how staff requirements will change in future years as BIM and delivery methods evolve

Lindsey DuBosar, Director BIM Operations - Buildings & Facilities, STV Group

Josh DeStefano, BIM Manager, DPR Construction

3.40 Chair's Closing Remarks

3.50 End Of Congress

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