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Orlando BIMForum – Call For Presentations

By BIMForum on June 30, 2015

Call for Proposals | Fall 2015

The BIMForum Education Committee is now accepting proposals for a limited number of speaking opportunities at the Fall BIMForum conference, October 20-21, 2015 in Orlando, Florida.

The BIMForum Conference is designed for all levels of professionals in the building industry including designers, architects, engineers, fabricators, construction managers, owners, educators, and facility managers. All educational sessions should be targeted towards these attendees. Our two-day event features plenary sessions for all attendees as well as breakout tracks with focused topics for more intimate audience engagement.

Fall 2015 Theme: VDC for Design Phase Management & Preconstruction

The use of virtual design and construction (VDC) techniques is becoming more widespread in just about every global economy. Governments, such as in the United Kingdom, are even setting targets for required VDC/BIM within the next few years. We would like to explore how the utilization of VDC techniques in the design and planning phase are ultimately impacting our project outcomes.

With Architects, Engineers, Builders, and design-assist trade contractors widely using VDC tools during the design and planning phase, how is this early utilization impacting our ultimate project outcomes?

How are we engaging this newly transparent model based design process? Or are we still missing key interfaces or cross-disciplinary understanding? Are we managing and coping with the iterative design process better, or simply locking in designers earlier? Are we still glorifying the printed set, or have we truly found a new medium of communication (and what does it look like?)

Proposals for presentations are now being accepted that address any of the following topics:

  • How are we engaging this increasingly transparent model-based design process?
  • Are we managing and coping with the iterative design process?
  • Has design phase management impacted preconstruction work flows?
  • Are we still relying on the printed drawings, or have we truly found a new medium of communication? What does it look like?

Special consideration will be given to presentations that feature project-based case studies that illustrate best practices, lessons learned, and unique opportunities or challenges throughout our industry.

Presentations cannot be sales pitches. If you are a consultant, product or service supplier to the construction industry, you MUST add an architect/engineer/contractor/owner as a co-presenter. Submissions that DO NOT include practicing professionals will not be considered, except under extraordinary circumstances.

Submission Deadline: July 24th, 2015

To Submit, go here.