By now, it's clear to all of us in the design industry that 3D modeling and intelligent design—Building Information Modeling (BIM)—is here to stay. You're probably hearing about it more and more often from your clients, customers, and maybe even your suppliers. But transitioning to a BIM workflow is a big step. If you don't have the resources of a multinational design firm, how can you make the leap? This class presents strategies for incorporating 3D software in your design processes, including budgeting, training, marketing, and implementation. You also hear the success stories of a few small firms who have moved to BIM and are now more competitive than ever.
Business owners and managers who are interested in transitioning a small company or department to a 3D design workflow
Robert Silman Associates is a structural engineering firm with offices in New York, Boston, and DC. As the Digital Design Manager for the firm, Kate is responsible for coordinating procedures and standards for software used in the design process, including CAD, BIM, and design/analysis programs. Before rejoining RSA (where she also worked from 2003 to 2008), Kate was a Technical Marketing Manager for Autodesk, working on the AutoCAD family of products, specifically AutoCAD LT. She has over 10 years' experience with Autodesk products, and has been a highly-rated AU Speaker since her first AU in 2004.