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DAVID EPPS

CS21697: BIM for Contractors: Back to Basics

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Discover the essential tools and processes needed to start a BIM/VDC department
  • Discover best practices for clearing unnecessary tools and processes from your workflow
  • Discover the software/hardware needed to get BIM/VDC implemented at the building-design, conceptual, preconstruction, and operations stages of a project
  • Discover the best ways to start interfacing with and training owners, subs, and partners you work with to enhance relationships and ensure successful BIM implementation on your projects

Materials

Materials

Description

Description

Have you ever thought about starting your Building Information Modeling / virtual design and construction (BIM/VDC) department over from scratch? What would you do differently with all the knowledge and experience you’ve gained? What wasted time and energy would you avoid the second time around? What tools, software, workflows, and processes would make the cut, and which would be revealed as fluff? I recently did just this after helping to build and manage the BIM department at an industry leader in technology use, and I’ve found it to be an amazingly refreshing exercise in optimization and refinement of workflows and tools. This class will focus on that transition and the lessons learned that I've gained during the process. Whether you’re a contractor with an established BIM/VDC workflow and you need some tips for spring cleaning your processes, or you’re just getting started in this world of 3D technology and need some ideas for the most important first steps to ensure success, you will walk away with some great ideas to take back to your firm. This session features Revit and A360. AIA Approved

Target Audience

Target Audience

Companies new to BIM/VDC implementation and are looking for the best way to get started or established groups looking for ways to refine processes and workflows to make their support services more efficient and successful.

Speakers

Speakers

DAVID EPPS

David Epps has worked in the construction industry for over 20 years, and he has facilitated construction processes on more than 200 projects on and off the job site via Building Information Modeling (BIM) and virtual design and construction (VDC) since 2002. He plays an integral role in departmental and company training, recruiting efforts, research and development, and the continual development and refinement of company and industry BIM standards and processes through focus groups and industry presentations. For the past several years, he has focused on the integration of BIM and related advanced technologies into the construction process on job sites in an effort to train teams in the use of BIM, mobile technology, laser scanning, and the benefits of VDC. He has spent the past 7 years implementing laser scanning technology hardware and software on multiple projects. Epps wrote, submitted, and facilitated the successful acquisition of one of the first FAA exemptions for use of drone and unmanned aerial vehicles on construction projects.

Christopher Baierl

Christopher Baierl is the Building Information Modeling Manager at Winter Construction.

Christopher graduated with a degree in Computer Graphics Technology from Purdue University and is a seasoned BIM professional with over nine years of BIM industry experience. Christopher manages Winter’s BIM services and promotes technology and graphics solutions across all projects. With extensive experience in the Data & Technology and Corporate Office sectors, he is well versed in model authoring, graphics creation, and building coordination during all phases of projects from pursuit through facility management. Christopher focuses on driving projects forward through implementation of technology and smarter solutions for construction projects.

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Published

  • 2016
  • CS21697
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • Revit
  • A360

Industries

  • Buildings
  • Architecture Services

Topics

  • Building Construction
  • CAD Management and IT