The highly anticipated BCS Roundtables – for all BILT and BCS Attendees!

The highly anticipated BCS Roundtables – for all BILT and BCS Attendees!

By now you may have registered for BILT and BCS (you have registered right?!) and out of curiosity even signed up for one or two of the BCS roundtable sessions. If you registered really early you probably signed up out of blind faith or hearsay from previous events, and for that I applaud you, because the roundtables are pretty awesome.  If you have not booked into a roundtable session you can do so by modifying your agenda selection for BILT, here.

Over the last few years roundtables have been the highlight of the event for me personally, and I’ve talked to a number of people who also really enjoyed them.  That said – how about a little information on what the topics are for this year!  (side note: the official schedule is also online: https://buildconsum.com/na18/schedule/)

Session 1.4 (Thursday August 9, 15:15 – 16:30)

Roundtable 1: The Power of BIM Based Scheduling

Don Henrich of Assemble Systems will be hosting a round table investigating how: BIM plays a key role in improving efficiencies and streamlining processes on projects. In this roundtable discussion, we will discuss the tangible benefits model based scheduling brings to the projects including the impact of sharing 4D simulations as well as graphically displaying start dates, critical path and float, both by project and by scope.

Roundtable 2: Closing the Gap Between Design and Construction Models

Everyone’s second favorite tall bald guy (That would be Don Bokmiller, not me) will be hosting a session discussing how we can utilize workflows, processes, content and other methods to make the handover of design models to construction more seamless. Bring your questions and be ready to share your experiences!

Roundtable 3: The Digital BIM Asset – How do you know if you have the most current version? Let’s discuss.

Hosting a topic that I’m particularly interested in, Charles De Andraste with SmartBIM, will lead a talk looking at how Building Information Models are active digital assets with many live links, allowing product information always to be current. How do you know what you have is the correct version? (side note: I don’t know, and I hate that I don’t know if I have current information).

Roundtable 4: The Standard Is a Lie. What Do Users Actually Have to Go Through to Convert Content to Work with Their Office & Client Standards?

Led by yours truly (that would be your favorite tall bald guy), this session will delve into the bowels of the office and the hard truths that every content creator, client and office have their own needs and standards for content, whether that is as simple as naming strategy or a complete dissection of every part of the design process. This means that getting usable content and information from sources outside of your local office can be challenging. We will look at what is really required to take your content and get it to a state that can be used in my office and look at ways to mitigate the headaches caused by inconsistent content, data and information.

Session 2.1a (Friday August 10, 8:40-9:40)

Roundtable 1: The Importance of Building Product Content as BIM goes to the Cloud

To kick off Day two of BILT/BCS, Marc Goldman is taking a look at how BPM content is moving beyond 3D models and specs. Manufacturer’s data is being tied into work packages that can be assigned and taken into the field, connected to forecasting costs & timelines, to performing digital layout for accurate construction execution. In this session we will walk through several ways BPM product data is used throughout a construction project, highlighting the value of high-quality building product content at various stages of the project.

Roundtable 2: The shift from design bid build to design build – how is this changing the BIM use case

Roundtable 3: Clients don’t care about LODs, they want a functional outcome

Discussing a topic that I know I personally run into on a regular basis, Melissa Thiessens will help investigate how can we achieve the visual fidelity and convey the information that we want and need as designers without sacrificing the project? Because call it what you will: Level of Detail. Level of Development. Coarse, Medium, Fine. Your clients don’t care, they want a building that works and a construction process that runs smoothly.

Session 2.1b (Friday August 10, 10:00-11:00)

Roundtable 1: How to scale content for large projects

Roundtable 2: Closing the Gap Between Design and Construction Models (Redux)

Coming in for a second helping, Schneider Electric was awesome enough to let us have Don Bokmiller again for another instance of his roundtable from session 2.1a. Join Don, to discuss how we can utilize workflows, processes, content and other methods to make the handover of design models to construction more seamless. Bring your questions and be ready to share your experiences!

Roundtable 3: The importance for the manufacturer to have their digital/BIM models in the As-Built model for owner, FM use, Etc.

Kicking off the second set of round tables for Day 2, hometown hero Doug Bevil (BIM4BPMs) will look at how by project completion, the one member of the “Building Team” that benefits most from BIM is the building owner. The As-Built Model, serves as a digital representation of the building and all of its contents. Building owners are starting to demand that their project are done in BIM. It avails them to easier interaction with the building team during the design and construction of the project and provides performance, security, safety and maintenance long after the project is completed.

Roundtable 4: How users actually use manufacturer content

Building on a number of years in both practice and on the service provider side of things, Jon Atkinson (CAD Technology Center) knows that as manufacturers develop Revit content they sometimes go down the wrong path and either add useless functionality (from a design perspective), or completely miss how their content fits into the design process. This Round Table is intended to bring manufacturers and users together to provide valuable feedback to the manufacturer on how best to develop their content to make it useful.

 

Session 2.4 (Friday August 10, 15:00-16:15)

Roundtable 1: Creating BIM Objects to international standards

With roots in the National Building Specifications, Dr. Stephen Hamil and NBS have created objects for over 300 different organizations across the UK, Australia and Canada. These objects have ranged from ceilings to boilers to external furniture. What is unique to NBS is that all of the objects created are to an object standard. The main benefit of this is that all designers using objects from NBS can benefit from consistent information within the models they create. Explore topics such as naming conventions, classifications, international property sets, value types, geometry, space data, functional behavior and meta data

Roundtable 2: Configure, Automate, Innovate: Industrialized BIM in a World of Variation

Join Ken Flannigan, BIM Solution Owner at KONE, to talk about how designers and builders can interact and benefit from industrialized BIM workflows. This is an extension of his presentation. It has been a focus of KONE’s Technology and Innovation group to bring digital intelligence and automation to bear on these issues and what we’ve learned stretches far beyond configuring  products and takes us into fundamental questions about how we make construction cost decisions, communicate digitally, and even how people move through our built environments.

Roundtable 3: The Standard Is a Lie. What Do Users Actually Have to Go Through to Convert Content to Work with Their Office & Client Standards? (Redux)

Led by yours truly, this session will delve into the bowels of the office and the hard truths that every content creator, client and office have their own needs and standards for content, whether that is as simple as naming strategy or a complete dissection of every part of the design process. This means that getting usable content and information from sources outside of your local office can be challenging. We will look at what is really required to take your content and get it to a state that can be used in my office and look at ways to mitigate the headaches caused by inconsistent content, data and information.

 

 

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