BIM: Separating Reality from Myth
September 20, 2011 at 2:00 PM EDT, 1:00 PM CDT, 12:00 PM MDT, 11:00 AM PDT

Building Information Modeling, or BIM, has been highly celebrated as a tool and process that can do wonders for the architectural, engineering, construction, and operations industries. So what is BIM and what can (and can't) it do? This presentation will define BIM in clear terms and address the real, tangible value it can provide A/E/C practices and clients today—and how BIM can help you market and differentiate your firm.

Learning Objectives

During this Webinar, you will learn:

  • What BIM is. The presenter will define BIM in clear, concise, and realistic terms grounded in specifics.
  • What BIM can do. Hear about the various uses of BIM, including modeling, drawing production, specifications, clash detection, visualization, design review, quantification, and scheduling.
  • How much detail is required in BIM. The presenter will look at varying degrees of BIM, from simple space programming to highly detailed and complex 3D modeling.
  • Which projects are appropriate for BIM. Explore several case studies of BIM use on different kinds of projects, using Bentley BIM and Revit, and discuss the value BIM provided in each case.
  • How BIM is different in different phases of the project (design, construction). Discuss how BIM applies today in design and construction, as well as fundamental differences and common myths.
  • What owners are doing about BIM. Learn how one owner, the US Army Corps of Engineers, uses BIM and its requirements for contractors.


About the Speaker


David C. Fouché, RA, LEED BD+C, Senior Technologist, CH2M HILL - Government Facilities & Infrastructure

David Fouché is a registered architect who has spent the last 20 years specializing in 3D intelligent modeling, starting with Datacad and then working through various applications including Silver Screen, AutoCAD, MicroStation, SketchUp, Bentley Architecture, and Revit. Since arriving at CH2M HILL four years ago, David has focused on establishing BIM infrastructure and best practices for the Government Facilities & Infrastructure business group, whose main clients are the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of Energy.

CEU Credits

SMPS webinars are approved for 1.5 hours of Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) CEUs and AIA LU Hours. Recordings of SMPS webinars are approved for 1.5 hours of CPSM hours only.

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SMPS Member Site Registration: $179
Nonmember Site Registration: $239

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