2019 BIMForum Conference Agenda

Agenda is subject to change.

Monday, September 16, 2019

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

LOD Workshop | 4th Floor, Mills 6

6:00 PM

**SOLD OUT** Opening Reception – Baseball Game at Busch Stadium

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals
Time: 6 PM Reception, 6:45 PM Game Start
Location: Cardinals Nation Rooftop
Details: Tickets include an upscale buffet, two full-service bars and reserved outdoor seating, tickets are complimentary for primary registrants.

**Tickets need to be picked up at the AGC registration desk on the 4th Floor at the Hyatt Regency before 5:00 PM on Monday, September 16.**

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Breakfast | 2nd Floor, Regency CD

8:00 AM – 8:35 AM

Introduction | 2nd Floor, Regency CD

8:35 AM – 9:05 AM

BIMForum Initiatives Update | 2nd Floor, Regency CD

9: 05 AM – 9:45 AM

Integrating Virtual Design and Construction into Progressive Design Build | 2nd Floor, Regency CD

by Geoff Neumayr & Josephine Pofsky (San Francisco International Airport)

Integrated Project Delivery is the new norm and no longer the alternative.  This presentation will touch on how the integration of the people, organization, processes and technology is vital to the success of not only Progressive Design Build during design and construction , but for the full life cycle of our infrastructure.  The idea of Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) encompasses not just Building Information Management (BIM), but also Geographic Information System (GIS).  The journey starts with a brief discussion of the Progressive Design Build contract model and how it creates an environment of collaboration and Integration.  With this collaborative and integrated project delivery model, BIM becomes a natural fit in the journey, allowing for seamless collection of data that can be transformed into useful and verifiable information for the owner for years after the completion of project. The journey will continue and address the owners role in the development of the BIM Execution Plan to align the entire team with standards and uses, to ensure that a verifiable and reliable model can be developed for construction and turnover of project information at the conclusion of the construction process.  Of course, the end of construction is only the beginning of the next phase of the life cycle.  The final journey to be explored will be the integration of BIM and GIS for operations and maintenance functions, indoor mapping of our facilities, space management, and other business applications.

9:45 AM – 9:55 AM

Q&A | 2nd Floor, Regency CD

9:55 AM – 10:15 AM

Networking Break | Regency Foyer

10:15 AM – 10:35 AM

10:15 AM – 10:55 AM

10:35 AM – 11:15 AM

10:55 AM – 11:35 AM

11:15 AM – 11:55 AM

11:35 AM – 11:55 AM

11:55 AM – 12:15 PM

12:15 PM – 1:55 PM

Lunch in EXPO | 4th Floor, Grand Ballroom A-E

1:55 PM – 2:15 PM

1:55 PM – 2:35 PM

2:15 PM – 2:35 PM

2:35 PM – 3:15 PM

3:15 PM – 3:35 PM

3:35 PM – 3:55 PM

3:55 PM – 4:15 PM

3:55 PM – 4:35 PM

4:15 PM – 4:35 PM

4:35 PM – 4:55 PM

4:55 PM – 5:15 PM

5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

Networking Reception in EXPO | 4th Floor, Grand Ballroom A-E

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

7:00 AM – 7:50 AM

Breakfast in EXPO | 4th Floor, Grand Ballroom A-E

7:50 AM – 8:00 AM

Day 1 Recap | 2nd Floor, Regency CD

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

Use of LOD in Mars Habitat Design Competition | 2nd Floor, Regency CD

by Pete Carrato (Bechtel Corporation) & Cory Brugger (HKS)

NASA’s Mars Habitat Challenge is stimulating the development of the means and methods for construction needed to build a facility suitable for the first four astronauts arriving on the planet to live and work in for a year. A portion of this Challenge required participating teams to develop a Building Information Model of their proposed habitat. Models had to provide a minimum living and working space of at least 93 m2. The models also served as input to an autonomous construction process using additive manufacturing (3D printing) of all pressure retaining and structural component of the facility.

The Challenge required that habitat models undergo a design development process, with judging taking place at a preliminary phase and again when the structure is ready for the teams to construct a one third scaled prototype of the structure. These two different phases of design are defined using the Level of Development (LOD) provided in the BIMForum specification. The preliminary design was deemed to be 60% developed by requiring the structure and pressure retaining components to be at LOD 300, while MEP and ECCLS were at LOD 100. Final design, that to be used for prototype construction, required the structural components to be at LOD 400 and the MEP and ECCLS at 200. Development of 4D BIMs were encouraged and provided a further measure of construction ready (LOD 400) structural systems.

8:30 AM – 8:50 AM

The Zopherus Habitat: Using BIM to solve the complex problems of space exploration | 2nd Floor, Regency CD

by Trey Lane (Nabholz)

NASA and Bradley University recently completed Phase 03 of their 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, which explores design and construction of a habitat on Mars using additive manufacturing with in-situ materials. Team Zopherus won first place in this competition with their May 2018, 60% submission and second place for their 100% submission.

This competition challenged competitors to use BIM as the documentation platform for solving the complex problems associated with space exploration and habitation. The competition also encouraged solutions that integrated the use of BIM and other virtual construction techniques with autonomous 3D printing construction methods.  BIM and 3d printing, are viewed as promising technologies to the future of space exploration by NASA.

This presentation will focus on the way BIM and IFC have enhanced the capabilities of the team and underpin our innovative design solution. This session will explore:

  • how open standards for data exchange enabled a team structure based on shared interests and skillsets, instead of corporate structure or shared design software.
  • how design with multiple BIM authoring tools enabled additional flexibility for creative work.
  • how the IFC platform made cross discipline collaboration not only possible, but also efficient.
  • integration of other non-BIM platform authored content into the BIM in a way that preserves object data.

8:50 AM – 9:00 AM

Q&A | 2nd Floor, Regency CD

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM

Break | Head to Grand Ballroom F, G, H for continuation of breakout tracks

9:10 AM – 9:30 AM

9:30 AM – 9:50 AM

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9:50 AM – 10:10 AM

10:10 AM – 10:30 AM

10:30 AM – 10:50 AM

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM

BIM Standards: Where are we? Where are we going? | 2nd Floor, Regency CD

by Johnny Fortune (Bullock TIce Associates), John Messner (Penn State)

In this session we will share an update on the current state of national BIM standards and what BIM standards will attempt to address in the next few years. We will also identify some of the challenges in the standards development process. Our presentation will be followed by a BIM standards leadership panel discussion on standards development now and in the future, with representatives from across the industry.

BIM Standards Leadership Panel, moderated by Brian Skripac (CannonDesign)

Featuring: Johnny Fortune (Bullock Tice Associates), John Messner (Penn State), Geoff Neumayr (San Francisco International Airport), James Vandezande (HOK), & Alex Belkofer (McCarthy)

11:50 AM – 12:00 PM

Closing General Session | 2nd Floor, Regency CD

Thursday, September 19, 2019 – Friday, September 20, 2019

BIM & Lean Education Courses will be available following BIMForum Conference. Single courses and bundles are available. Take this opportunity to take steps toward earning your CM-BIM or CM-Lean. Participants will receive the Participant’s Manual for the respective unit, and all course materials. Lunch will be provided for classes. Individuals interested in these classes are encouraged to register as soon as possible, space is limited and it is anticipated that these programs will sell out.

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