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2017 BIM-M Symposium

International Masonry Institute

Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7:00 AM - Friday, May 5, 2017 at 3:00 PM

2017 BIM-M Symposium

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Designer Day Admission - May 4th 196 Tickets May 5, 2017 Free  
Contractor Day Admission - May 5th 196 Tickets May 5, 2017 Free  

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2017 BIM-M Symposium

The 2017 BIM-M Symposium is intended for architects, engineers, masonry suppliers, contractors, BIM users, owners. Presentations will include the use of digital tools for designing and detailing masonry projects in the BIM environment.   Experts in BIM modeling will highlight several Autodesk Revit plug-ins, Sketch-up modeling and TEKLA modeling for design and construction, and case studies of masonry BIM.


Preliminary Schedule:

Thursday, May 4, 2017- Designers’ Day – Receive 7 AIA Learning Units

7:00 am              Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00 am              Opening Remarks by BIM-M

8:15 am              Top 10 Things Architects and Engineers Should Know About BIM-M, Jamie Davis, PE

9:15 am              Simplified Masonry Modeling Using the BIM-M Wall Plug-in with Autodesk Revit, Mark Swanson AIA


10:45 am            A/E Project-based Masonry Building Information Modeling: Case Studies, Morgan Wiese, PE and Rob Grant, Architect, Integrus Architecture

12:00pm             Lunch and Keynote Presentation: Masonry in the Fast World of BIM

 Speaker: Will Ikerd from Ikerd Consulting and co-chair of BIM Forum’s Designers Forum and the AIA Workgroup on Structural LOD.

1:00 pm             Planning the Masonry Model with the IMI Wall System Library, Scott Conwell, FAIA

1:45 pm             BIM-M Masonry Unit Database – Direct to the Model, Jeff Elder, SE; Wyatt Crane - CTC; Russell Gentry, PhD, PE; Ben Glunz, BIMSmith


3:30 pm             New Options for Masonry Modeling - Introducing the CadBlox Wall Plug-in for Autodesk Revit,  Tom Cuneio, ME, CAD BLOX

4:30 pm             Direct Design for Structural Engineers with Revit, Russell Peterson, Ensoltech

5:00 pm             Closing


Friday, May 5, 2017- Contractors’ Day

7:00 am             Registration/Continental breakfast

8:00 am             BIM-M Deliverables Guides for Contractors, Fred Kinateder, Kinateder Consulting

9:00 am             BIM that Benefits Mason Contractors-Part 1, Adrian Siverson , R&D Masonry, Seattle, WA


10:15 am           Construction Modeling with TEKLA, TBD

11:00 am           Modeling Complex Masonry Projects, TBD

12:00pm            Lunch and Presentation:   The Importance of BIM to a Successful Project

                        Speaker: Shaun Hester from Mortenson Construction, Minneapolis, MN

1:00 pm            BIM that Benefits Mason Contractors-Part 2, Michael Kinateder, Kinateder Masonry, Brookfield, WI

2:00 pm            Using BIM Masonry by a Construction Manager, Berglund Construction, Chicago, IL

3:00 pm            Closing



There is no cost to attendees thanks to the generous support of the BIM-M Sponsors. However, seating is limited so register early.

Please cancel your reservation if plans change to allow others to attend.



A block of rooms has been reserved at

Hilton Garden Inn Addison

551 N. Swift Road

Addison, IL 60101

Reduced rate of $124.00/night (Single or double).

For reservations, call 630-691-0500 and mention BIM-M Symposium or go on-line at

Have questions about 2017 BIM-M Symposium? Contact International Masonry Institute

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IMI Illinois
2140 W. Corporate Dr
Addison, IL 60101

Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7:00 AM - Friday, May 5, 2017 at 3:00 PM

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International Masonry Institute

IMI is a non-profit organization that delivers education and techical programs to the design and construction community on behalf of BAC contractors and craftworkers.

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