Four-part Series Airs on Wednesdays, March 11 & 25, April 8  & May 6, 2015

BIM Roadmap 2015
Putting BIM into Play for Performance and Successful Project Delivery

Session I.
Wednesday, March 11

Aligning BIM to Standard Construction Practices

Session II.
Wednesday, March 25

The BIM Conundrum: Architects Are Best Positioned to Deploy BIM, but Apparently the Least Benefited. Truth or Untruth?

Session III.
Wednesday, April 8

COBIE: Streamlining Construction Handover to Deliver Maintainable Buildings

Session IV.
Wednesday, May 6

The Legal Aspect of BIM: Contract Documents, Intellectual Property and Other Concerns - Real or Imagined

Since the first BIM Roadmap program in 2008 we had plenty of positive feedback from those who employed BIM or started on a new BIM project. BIM brought about multiple benefits, including positive ROI, enhanced project collaboration, reduced (and sometimes eliminated) change orders and a project handover that provides the owner with facility documentation that makes sense.

However, some firms are still on the fence about BIM, while others have one foot in but are not realizing full value of BIM.

This year's BIM Roadmap webinar series will help you benefit from learning more about practical aspects of BIM to overcome existing stumbling blocks. This includes integrating BIM with standard construction practices, exploring how to engage architect/engineers more fully, addressing the project documentation handover for owners, and a walk through of standard form contract documents that did not exist seven years ago. Gather your team together for this unique interactive webinar series to take your BIM initiative to the next level.

Session I. Wednesday, March 11, 2015 • 1:00 — 2:30 PM EST

Aligning BIM to Standard Construction Practices

Presented by Benjamin Crosby, CM-BIM, CCM, LEED AP BD+C, Director of VDC/BIM, Yates Construction

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BIM is more than a design and coordination software, it is a process of communication. BIM is key to improving design, estimating, scheduling, lean construction and owner deliverable practices. Learn how the owner/design/construction team can apply the various levels of BIM to add value to all five of these essential construction management practices.

BIM can allow our business to grow and work better together the more we understand about the usefulness of the data stream. It felt like a good bridge between the architects and the owners.

Nicole Hollenbeck
KSS Architects

Overall -- Very informative.

Johnny Fortune
Bullock Tice Associates, Inc.

Excellent speakers-knowledgeable, experienced, articulate.

Anonymous Participant

The format was great and easy to follow.

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I enjoyed the format very much. Great information. Excellent presenters. Very useful in many ways.

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  • Understand the importance of the 5 VDC/BIM implementation levels
  • Learn how to integrate BIM-based communication into design development
  • Gain insight into Owner involvement to improve project productivity and reduce cost
  • Learn how the Owners/Designers/Constructors can interface better through BIM
  • Understand how to avoid communication mistakes & reach compromise and collaboration

Whether you're an owner, designer, contractor, construction manager or facility manager, this webinar will provide you and your team with a wealth of field-proven practices that will help you take your BIM participation to the next level.

Session II. Wednesday, March 25, 2015 • 1:00 — 2:30 PM EST

The BIM Conundrum: Architects Are Best Positioned to Deploy BIM, but Apparently the Least Benefited. Truth or Untruth?

Presented by John Jurewicz, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, General Manager VDC, Walbridge and Scott Adams RA, LEED BD+C, Manager of Practice Technology, Ghafari Associates

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Architects are in the best position to create and share models, but sometimes wonder to what benefit. This webinar, part debate between an architect and a contractor, with the contractor representing both the contractor and owner's point of view, exposes the sensitive position many architects find themselves in. Many in the industry feel the reluctance of architects to use or share BIM models is the bottleneck that's keeping the promise of BIM from being realized on a more widespread basis during pre-construction.

  • Identify your role and risk exposure in projects where modeling is being used and clarify specific concerns
  • Understand how modeling tools are utilized beyond design and to what benefit; training requirements needed to achieve these goals
  • A comparison of tools available that protect the interest of the architect
  • Gather information to make an informative decisions for your company's BIM strategy
  • Leverage the new workflows to improve your relationships with owners and contractors

Listen in on this webinar and hear both sides of the story, and the experiences of these two players in benefiting from BIM in real-world settings. If you're on the fence about BIM, this webinar should help you take that next step.

Session III. Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • 1:00 — 2:30 PM EST

COBIE: Streamlining Construction Handover to Deliver Maintainable Buildings

Presented by William "Bill" East, PhD, PE, F.ASCE, Owner, Prairie Sky Consulting

The Construction Operations Building Information Exchange (COBIE) is an emerging world-wide standard for capturing equipment lists, data sheets, warranties, spare parts list and preventive maintenance schedules. Within the United States COBIE is now included in government and private construction contracts. While the immediate benefit of COBIE allows owners to begin efficiently operating their facilities at Beneficial Occupancy, the ultimate benefit of COBIE is that contractors can eliminate the paper-case and job-crawl currently required when creating construction handover documents. In this webinar by the inventor of COBIE, Bill East, you will learn how to unlock the data in current document-based submittals.

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  • Understand what COBIE specifications mean to your business.
  • Discover the relationship between COBIE and BIM.
  • Identify COBIE training resources and COBIE-compliant software.
  • Find free resources for COBIE Quality Control.
  • Discover opportunities for value added services based on COBIE.

After 35 years as a serial innovator within the Corps of Engineers, Bill founded Prairie Sky Consulting to help companies make sense of the transformation of their businesses from documents to data. The key is that this transformation is not about technology. The transformation begins by recognizing that information is a valuable construction resource.

Session IV. Wednesday, May 6, 2015 • 1:00 — 2:30 PM EST

The Legal Aspect of BIM: Contract Documents, Intellectual Property and Other Concerns — Real or Imagined

Presented by Patrick O'ConnorJoshua Pellant, Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP

The use of computer-generated modeling by design and construction teams continues to grow at a rapid clip. This technology, most commonly referred to as Building Information Modeling (BIM) or Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), creates new opportunities for advanced collaboration and project coordination. There are challenges, however, including managing expectations with respect to the use of model elements, the lack of widely used standard contract language, and a host of legal issues. This program will focus on the opportunities and ways to manage contract and legal risk, real or imagined, that will help keep all parties out of court!

When assessing the risks of employing BIM and developing appropriate contract language for its use, a number of issues unique to modeling should be addressed, including:

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  • What are the purposes from which the model will be used?
  • What is the schedule for deliverables from the model?
  • How and to what extent will data from one model be transferred or incorporated into other models?
  • How is the modeling process managed?
  • What is the level of reliance that can be placed on modeled information?
  • Will the model be used after construction is completed?
  • Understand how delivery methods, including Integrated Project Delivery, impact the use of BIM, and how to decide which method to use on your project
  • Learn about the various standard contract documents and BIM implementation forms that have evolved over the past five years and if they are right for your projects
  • Learn about the latest BIMForum Level of Development Specification and how it may affect your projects

This webinar will address how answering the above questions early can pay off when using BIM models, and much more! In addition, a 10-to-15 minute period has been reserved at the end of each of the four webinars for an interactive question-and-answer session so you can discuss specific issues or gain additional knowledge about topics discussed.

Gather your team for maximum benefit! Your investment is for one dial-in. There is no limit to the number of participants at your location. Don't miss out on the must-have information that will be presented — sign up below.

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- Live attendance of 3 sessions on March 25, April 8 & May 6 plus a link for an immediate download of session I aired on March 11

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