BIM Strategies: Leverage your Business for Profit and Growth
Session 1: Implementing BIM: A Strategic Approach
Deke Smith and Michael Tardif -- two pioneering experts in building information modeling (BIM) will walk you through the steps of developing a BIM strategy to foster organization growth and profit. From how to match the right level of BIM for your role on the project team to developing the right personnel to lead and operate BIM tools, this session will help you clarify your objectives and set you on a cost-effective path to become a BIM-enabled construction industry player. ______________________________________________________________________
Moderated By: Hosney Abdelgelil Project Controls Director of Hill International's New York
Dana (Deke) K. Smith
Mr. Smith, FAIA, is Executive Director of the buildingSMART alliance, a program of the National Institute of Build-ing Sciences (NIBS), and a Senior Analyst with Cyon Research. He is the founder and former chair of the NIBS Facility Information Council, developer of the U.S. National Computer Aided Design (CAD) Standard and the National Building Information Modeling (BIM) Standard. His efforts to advance the art and science of building have been recognized by numerous honors and accolades, including the 1996 Federal 100 Award, the 1997 NIBS Member Award, and the 2006 CAD Society Leadership Award. Deke is also the co-author, with Michael Tardif, of the book Building Information Modeling: A Strategic Implementation Guide, published by John Wiley and Sons.
Michael Tardif, Assoc. AIA, CSI, Hon. SDA, is Director of Integrated Project Delivery Systems for Grunley Construction Company in Rockville, Maryland, and a contributing editor to AIArchitect and Construction Project Controls & BIM Report. Michael is also the co-author, with Deke Smith, of the book Building Information Modeling: A Strategic Implementation Guide, published by John Wiley and Sons. He is the former director of the Center for Technology and Practice Management of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the former project manager of the agcXML Project, an initiative funded and executed by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) under the auspices of the buildingSMART alliance, one of the first standards-development efforts to support genuine e-commerce in the building industry.