EXTREME BIM 2011

About the Symposium

The Fifth Annual USC Symposium on Extreme BIM: Parametrics and Customization

The USC School of Architecture (Prof. Karen Kensek) is hosting Extreme BIM: Parameters and Customization on Friday, July 8, 2011


Location and Parking

Lecture Hall Location to be announced once we have an approximate number of attendees

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Map of Campus (http://web-app.usc.edu/maps/)

Sorry, but the fee for parking is NOT included with registration. Although pricey ($10), the most convenient parking, and least likely to get you a parking ticket, is on-campus. Once we know exactly which lecture hall we are using, you can choose which parking structure is closest.

http://www.usc.edu/about/visit/upc/public_parking/


Accomodation

For participants that need accommodation, there is a Radisson Hotel right across the street from USC, and a Vagabond Inn less than 15 minutes walking distance. There are also lots of nice hotels in downtown Los Angeles including the JW Marriott Los Angeles.

The DASH F bus is $0.35 and goes to USC near the corner of Vermont and Entrance 6 (36th Place). Check the DASH website to see if it is convenient from your hotel.
http://www.ladottransit.com/dash/routes/downtown/downtown.html

USC Nearby Accommodation Map


EXTREME BIM Registration YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

You MUST register by Wednesday, July 6th, but early registration is advised as the event filled up last summer.

If you cannot afford to pay and would like to request a waiver of the registration fee, please contact Karen Kensek (kensek@usc.edu). DO NOT use the online registration. We cannot give refunds!!

Refund Policy: There will be no refund after you are registered for the symposium. If you choose not to attend, you will forfeit the fee.

Register Online with a Credit Card
Registration Fee $25 - Thank you, your money is going to a good cause!


Contact Information

If either of the websites don’t work, please contact Gennaro Avolio-Toly at avolioto@usc.edu.

For more information about the Executive Education sessions, please contact Eric Moore at ericjmoo@usc.edu.

If you really want to get a hold of me, email kensek@usc.edu. Thanks!





Other BIM Events at USC

Executive Education Seminar – Thursday, July 7th – Discount Available

2011 USC Architecture Summer Executive Education Program (not free)
http://execed.uscarchitecture.com/

Extreme BIM (Friday, July 8th) includes many shorter presentations in a lecture hall format. If you prefer small, seminar classes that focus more deeply on just a few topics, consider taking one of the School of Architecture, Executive Education Seminars. The courses are designed to be intimate in size with only 15-20 students in each class. This is the opportunity to interactively discuss the role of BIM in the profession with other architects.

This year, we will be hosting a one day BIM Executive Education Seminar (7 AIA CES) on Thursday, July 7th from 9 am to 5 pm (commuter breakfast starting at 8 am, complimentary lunch, and cocktail reception afterwards). Featured firms are HNTB and Gensler with Gautum Shenoy and Chris Bushong leading the panel of speakers. There will also be discussions about emerging technologies and the AIA TAP BIM award winners by Marty Doscher (SYNTHESIS Technology Integration) and Jim Balding (The Ant Group). Gensler is presenting at both Exec Ed and Extreme BIM but with a different set of material and objectives.

We would like to offer you a discount on the Executive Education seminar (usually $275). For only $150, you can add the Exec Ed seminar to the BIM Extreme symposium for a two day, rich immersion into building information modeling. Additional subsidies are available for the first five people. Please email Victor Regnier for more information. regnier@usc.edu

http://execed.uscarchitecture.com/program/bim-101/

Make your BIM experience a double header with both Exec Ed and Extreme BIM!


Overall Seminar Objectives

A Diagnostic Case Study Analysis: As the information-rich technology of Building Information Modeling (BIM) is coming of age within the building industry, the extent of its transformational advantages is becoming better understood. BIM can enhance collaboration and communication not only within the architect’s project team, but also between architects and owners, engineers, consultants, and contractors. BIM is changing how buildings look and function by, among things, allowing architects to conduct preliminary energy calculations, transition smoothly between design and constructability models, and establish a framework for facilities management. BIM can also provide engineers and contractors with higher quality data that can save money over the entire construction process. In this program you will learn about BIM’s state-of-the-art developments. The most advanced BIM experts and practitioners in the Los Angeles area will present case studies to demonstrate how BIM works and what new innovations are being tested. You will also gain knowledge of best practices and award-winning BIM projects.

BIM and Process Change: Tested Techniques and New Innovations: The architectural profession is in the throes of a massive technological transformation. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is changing the profession faster, more profoundly, and with greater impact than the CAD revolution did two decades ago. More than software, BIM is an opportunity for the architecture profession to regain leadership in design, production, sustainability, and project delivery while providing powerful financial incentives for its adoption. To take advantage of its potential, architects must become well versed in the opportunities BIM affords. This program will introduce participants to a critical analysis of BIM processing by dissecting a single building project. Document and information flow and associated protocols will be examined, as will the effect of BIM implementation on specific roles in a typical office: principal, project manager, IT support personnel, consulting engineer, and contractor. Through in-depth analysis and discussion, participants will acquire a detailed understanding of how BIM functions in the office and how it will change the future of the profession.


EXTREME BIM 2011

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UPDATE: The symposium will take place in THH 201 (Taper Hall 201), 8 am.
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Extreme BIM Registration REGISTRATION CLOSED

You MUST register by Wednesday, July 6th, but early registration is advised as the event filled up last summer.

If you cannot afford to pay and would like to request a waiver of the registration fee, please contact Karen Kensek (kensek@usc.edu). DO NOT use the online registration. We cannot give refunds!!

Refund Policy: There will be no refund after you are registered for the symposium. If you choose not to attend, you will forfeit the fee.



The Fifth Annual USC Symposium on Extreme BIM: Parametrics and Customization

EXTREME BIM: Friday, July 8: (very, very small fee) – we noticed that if we don’t charge a small fee, some people sign up and then forget to show up. If you really can’t afford the $25, email kensek@usc.edu, and I will have it waived. DO NOT use the online system if you want to get your fee waived.

Please reserve your spot soon; BIM Analytics filled up last year.

The speakers for EXTREME BIM 2011 were instructed to give presentations that advance the idea of building information modeling, show things that most of the audience may not be aware of, and demonstrate that BIM is cool and cutting edge! We have put together a slate of speakers that includes representatives from architecture, engineering, construction, education, and owners. Explore a side of BIM that you have not seen before!

Current list of confirmed speakers and title of talk:

Mario Guttman, AIA, LEED AP | Design Applications Research Leader, Perkins + Will
Application Programming for Computational Design; A Case Study on Driving Revit from Ecotect

Ian Keough, Associate, Buro Happold Consulting Engineers PC
Out of the Box : BIM Tools for Visualization and Documentation

Nathan Miller, NBBJ, Associate
Dataspaces and Uncertainty

Joseph Burns, SE, PE, FAIA, Managing Principal, Thornton Tomasetti
Stretching BIM: Design to Construction

Chandler Ahrens, Morphosis
Progressive Feedback

Michael Kilkelly AIA, Associate - Gehry Partners
Translations from Model to Building

Bradley Hardin, RA, LEED ap, Vice President of Strategic Pursuits, Balfour Beatty Construction
BIM and Extreme Execution – Why Digital Field Work is Everything

TEAM Gensler
Adam Gumowski, Designer
Brian Fraumeni, Designer
Kristen George, Designer
Lorenzo Marasso, Designer
Yasushi Ishida, Designer
Mind the Gap

Brian K. Stewart, Partner and Nicole Davis Tinkham, Associate, Collins Collins Muir + Stewart LLP
A Legal Perspective on BIM

Robert Cull, Executive Project Director, Cedars-Sinai Health System, Facilities Planning, Design and Construction
Document Management/Control in the BIM Process

TEAM CCC (some might be virtual)
Lee Belarmino, Vice President of Information Technology and Bond Executive, San Joaquin Delta College
Kimon Onuma, FAIA , President ONUMA Inc. / Founder of BIMStorms
John Roach, Director, Systems Analysis & Research, Foundation for California Community Colleges
BIG BIM BANG: How the California Community College System Connected 71 Million Square feet of BIM, GIS and Facility Management Data in the Cloud


** If you are an AIA member and wish to sign up for CEUs, please remember to bring your AIA number with you. It will be somewhere around 5 CEUs.