Architects Get the Skills They Need at BIM Camp

Open BIMBIM Camp is a one-day event to be held on Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST at the District Architecture Center, AIA DC, 421 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20004.

At BIM Camp, architects and landscape architects will learn the skills they need to successfully implement Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows into their practices, better understand how IFC-based standards benefit design teams, create sustainable and high-performing designs, and collaborate through Open BIM.

Transitioning to BIM has a reputation for being daunting, frustrating, time-consuming and expensive. So when clients put pressure on architects to adopt BIM workflows, jumping in probably isn’t their first reaction. BIM Camp will teach attendees how easy adopting a BIM workflow can be.

BIM Camp teaches the skills architects need to thrive in this new world of BIM. Attendees also receive a BIM Survival Kit, loaded with presentation materials and other resources. Plus, attendees can earn 4 AIA/CES/HSW or LA CES PDH. And, all registration fees will fund the Vectorworks Young Architects Student Scholarship to be awarded later this year!

The cost is just $25 for students or members of AIA, NOMA, Vectorworks Service Select and $40 for non-members. To view the agenda and to register, go to http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5017326960/pr#

For more information, send an email to BIMcamp@vectorworks.net or call 888-646-4223.

Software vendors join forces to promote Open BIM

Open BIM is a universal approach to the collaborative design, realization and operation of buildings based on open standards and workflows. Open BIM is an initiative of buildingSMART and several leading software vendors using the open buildingSMART Data Model.

The Open BIM approach offers key benefits to the stakeholders of building projects:

  • Workflow integration results in greatly reduced coordination errors compared to sheer file exchange-based coordination of the different disciplines.
  • Project members can work with the best-of-breed solutions in their respective fields without risking “incompatibility” hence exclusion from certain BIM projects.
  • Project members can maintain full control over software upgrades independently from their peers on the different AEC projects they participate in.
  • Accessibility of BIM data is provided for the entire lifecycle of buildings including design, construction and operation.

The Open BIM program’s aim is to help coordinate efforts related to the promotion and implementation of Open BIM collaboration workflows by providing common definitions, requirements and branding. AEC software vendors, AEC practices (designers, engineers, contractors) as well as AEC projects are all welcome to participate and use the OPEN BIM logo as a promise of successful and streamlined collaboration.

Companies participating in the Open BIM program from day #1 include buildingSMART International, Nemetschek companies including GRAPHISOFT, Nemetschek Allplan, Nemetschek Vectorworks Inc., Nemetschek Scia as well as Tekla a Trimble company and Data Design System. For more information, please visit: www.openbim.com.