Stop Whining And Do Something

We’re inside the 90 day window for the next Building Content Summit (BCS) on August 1st and 2nd in Toronto. BCS brings together thought leaders from Design & Construction, Manufacturing and Software & Service Providers to tackle the sticky (and evolving) issues surrounding BIM-related content. In previous years we laid the groundwork with discussions forming around broad topics like Geometry vs Data and Visualization vs Data/Spatial needs to specifics of how content needs change as a project progresses. While BCS is an opportunity to share and learn from your peers in the industry the origins of the event were driven by a desire to help Building Product Manufacturers (BPMs) understand how to better serve the AEC industry with appropriate content for the task at hand.

This year with the help of new committee members Mike Collins of Global Product Data and Dave Bandi of Thomas Enterprise we’re reaching out to more BPMs and setting the stage to have a greater impact on the way manufacturers think about servicing the industry. But we need you, practitioner and BIM thought leader, to help guide the way. BCS provides a way to learn from colleagues as well as influence Building Product Manufacturers and their strategic direction related to serving you. It’s an opportunity to lead rather than whine (ok, you can whine a little too) about how you’re being served.

New to this year will be a special track to help BPMs get up to speed with the latest lingo and establish a framework for thinking about why and how they serve the AEC industry with content. That will set the stage to then have numerous interactions through small group Workshops focusing on a broad range of topics.  We’re combining forces with Data Day and kicking off Day 2 with a keynote on how all of this information is being used by BPMs to serve you better.  More details on that in the coming weeks.

We’ll support the lively discussions with plenty of food and drink and promise you’ll leave with a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the industry. Will you join us? Registration is open now.

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