Optimizing Design with BIM
Implementation of building information modeling processes in the design professions has steadily increased over the past 5 years as shown by the McGraw-Hill study "The Business Value of BIM in North America," but are we truly improving the built environment and the process by which it is delivered?
In past BIMForum events, we have discussed ‘Return on Innovation Investment’ as well as bridging the gap between design and construction. This spring, we will return to design and engineering in order to showcase the best examples of collaboration, optimization, and sustainability. We are seeking teams with real world project examples to share their successes and challenges and address one or more of the following questions:
- How do you use BIM to develop and drive design?
- What’s ‘design assist’ and what happened to IPD?
- How do you use BIM to keep clients engaged and make high-value decisions?
- What are the opportunities and challenges of an engineering-to-fabrication workflow?
- How much detail is really necessary in a design model to support downstream uses?
- How do standards and quality control affect an integrated team approach?