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Miami BIMForum – Call For Presentations

By BIMForum on December 14, 2012

How many times have you heard someone start a presentation, conversation, or article with “BIM is 10% technology, 90% sociology?” (Source: Scott Simpson, FAIA, KlingStubbins) It may be becoming trite, but it is also very true. A BIM implementation is only as good as the capabilities of the people implementing it, and it is may even be more successful when team members collaborate. However, as often as we say it and as important as it is, our study of the “90%” tends to be less consistent and engaged than that of the “10%”until now. This conference will practically  and deeply investigate the “90% Sociology”, the Human Side of BIM.

If you have experience researching or systemically implementing the Human Side of BIM, we are very interested in hearing from you. We’re interested in exploring the following topics, as they relate to BIM Adoption, or others you might find relevant:

Relevant Topics:

  • Behavioral Psychology
  • Applications of Motivational Theory
  • Change Management and Disruptive Innovation
  • Team Orientation and Formation
  • Team Development, Team Building
  • Developing BIM Skill versus BIM Will
  • Recruiting for Culture
  • Professional Development and Mentoring
  • Training Programs and Strategies

A few provocative presentations might include:

Applications of Motivational Theory: BIM-enabled IPD motivates stakeholder companies to act in the best interest of the project. But how can we motivate individuals to perform different in an IPD contract?

Team Composition: Building a team is historically perceived as an art and science, balancing technical capabilities with personalities. Some companies are attempting to minimize “the art” by using individual “personality profiles” to identify potential gaps, synergies, and conflicts.

Tuckman’s Stages of Group Development: In 1965, Bruce Tuckman developed the 4-stage model of group development: Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing. How does that apply to AECO teams, and how can we benefit from knowing about it?

Assessing BIM Skill versus BIM Will: How one owner is using a management  construct to rate BIM capabilities of potential project partners.

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