During this roundtable, we will try to come up with definitions for both Building Information Modeling (BIM) as a business and BIM as a process. What goes into both philosophies, and how do they differ? Are there benefits to any particular sector of the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry regarding ways of thinking? And, finally, is there a realistic way to have both different philosophies coexist? As a starting point, and only a starting point, here are 2 high-level definitions to help you pick your side in this debate. BIM as a business is focused on the big picture, driven by the return on investment (ROI) of BIM, always looking to jump on board with the latest and great technologies, and concerned with what’s best for the firm first, BIM second. BIM as a process is focused on the process of day-to-day production, on the improvement of ROI by refined and standardized processes, and on using the best technology available that has been tested and proven to increase production—and the needs of BIM are seen as equal to the needs of the firm. AIA Approved
Architects, and others in AECO industry using Revit as part of their workflow.
Drawing on his nearly 20 years of experience in architecture, engineering, and construction, Carl Storms provides a practical and well-rounded understanding of Building Information Modeling (BIM) to clients. He’s worked in residential and commercial architecture, as well as in construction, and he has over 5 years of teaching experience at the collegiate and industry levels. Beyond that, he’s also done a bit of sales and marketing, which aid him in providing the business case for BIM to clients as well as helping them make the most of their collaboration, coordination, and design tools and processes. Through implementations, instruction, mentoring, seminar presentations, whitepapers, and more, Storms assists clients with the adoption of design technology and BIM processes. As someone who truly enjoys the process of building information modeling, Storms spreads his love of all things BIM via Twitter @theBIMsider, or at his blog: www.theBIMsider.com
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General Architecture. Engineering and Construction