BIM for the Small Firm
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (PDT)
Santa Monica, CA
Earn 1 AIA CES Credit
Check-in starts at 11:40am. Bring your own lunch or purchase food at the cafe in the Santa Monica Library Courtyard.
BIM is an affordable, effective and efficient tool for small firms to optimize your design processes, communicate ideas, streamline documentation, and sell your designs through elegant visualization. Join us in Santa Monica, CA on March 26th! This workshop will allow participants to gain personal experience utilizing BIM technology in a real-world application. Participants will see the benefits of BIM first-hand and learn how the technology is positioning small firms to be more competitive, productive and profitable.
The learning objectives for this session are:
- Identify the specific benefits of a BIM-enabled process for small firms.
- Discover first-hand how a BIM workflow can act as a catalyst for creating a collaborative approach to sustainable design on projects of all sizes.
- Learn how to leverage the model for more effective communication.
- Learn how your practice can implement BIM in a way that meets your specific needs and goals.
Presenter: Monte J. Chapin, GRAPHISOFT
Monte J. Chapin has over thirty years of professional design experience in the architecture and construction industry, specializing in high-end residential, multi-family, mixed-use and commercial/retail projects. Monte integrated GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD into professional practice in 1991. Nearly 20 years later, he is continually expanding the potential of BIM using GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD.
As Business Process Leader at GRAPHISOFT North America, he is engaging new processes of collaborating, coordinating and communicating information and data contained in building information models through interoperability initiatives and exchanges of BIM data using IFC (Industry Foundation Classes).
Monte has been mentoring and teaching ArchiCAD and BIM since 2001, providing architects, designers, engineers and builders with knowledge and solutions necessary to leverage the new paradigm of BIM technology. He joined GRAPHISOFT in 2008 to foster a shared vision of new mental models and team learning as AEC companies revise business strategies to integrate BIM technologies and processes into their organizations.
When & Where
GRAPHISOFT North America