Event:Owners and BIM – Big Changes Coming
From:Reed Construction Data
When:2:00 p.m. EDT 09 15, 2011
Where:Online (Webinar)
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Owners are seeing the advantages of BIM for visualization, reduced construction costs, minimized construction conflicts and decreased project completion times. More importantly, they are seeing BIM graphics and data as an integral part of their lifecycle activities for the project. BIM is redefining roles and services.

Join us on September 15th, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. EDT for
Owners and BIM – Big Changes Coming

New Knowledge Needed by Owners
New Responsibilities for Architects
New Opportunities for Building Product Manufacturers

Think of BIM as the index to the data and the catalyst to make data correct and easy to locate. Integrated BIM will result in major savings throughout the lifecycle of a project, but we are at the start of this journey into the future. This is a time of discovery, testing, creating new ideas and redefining roles and responsibilities. Owners have figured out that the sooner they implement BIM, the sooner they save time and money. They are starting to demand action.

Our expert speakers will discuss how current activities are rapidly moving us to the integrated BIM future.

The webcast will broadcast live at 2:00 p.m. EDT on September 15th. It is free to registered participants; pre-registration is required.


Abeer Haddad, Kaiser Permanente
Facilities Planning - National Facilities Services
Kaiser has a multi billion-dollar construction budget and has adopted the use of BIM as a tool to improve processes throughout the lifecycle of their facilities. Several BIM activities are underway. Kaiser is currently investigating the integration of BIM into all facility-related activities.
Mark Mergenschroer
TME Engineers, BIM Development Coordinator
TME use of BIM seats has expanded from four employees to over 65 in the last four years. From initially providing consulting services to A&E firms, TME now works directly with the owner to help manage and optimize the operations of their facilities
Michael Lewis
AIA, Durrant, Architects & Engineers, Senior Vice President and Principal
Durrant looks upon BIM as a total solution, encompassing design, contract documents and the structure of information the owner needs for facilities management and operations. The firm has assisted in creating BIM guidelines for the State of Iowa.
Crawford Smith
SERA Architects, BIM Specialist
SERA has recently completed contract documents for a major GSA project now in the construction phase. Through innovative thinking and redefining roles of the owner, architect, engineers and contractors, the team has completed the contract documents and bidding phase in nine months— a process that traditionally would have taken two years.


Dennis Neeley
AIA, SMARTBIM, Senior Vice President, Owner Solutions
Neeley is a leader in bringing technology to the AEC/Owner/Manufacturer communities through his involvement with AutoCAD AEC applications, ASG/Softdesk, Viscomm/Bricsnet, Reed Construction Data and SMARTBIM. Neeley writes extensively on the impending changes related to the implementation of integrated BIM.

AIA Learning Units

AIA member Architects may receive one (1.0) Learning Unit (LU) credit for attending this webcast. Non-member Architects may request a certification of completion. Members must include the AIA member number during registration.

Provider number: K054
Program number: 11BIM0915
Program Name: Owners and BIM – Big Changes Coming

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