How many times have you heard someone start a presentation, conversation, or article with “BIM is 10 percent technology, 90 percent 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 even more successful when team members collaborate. However, as often as we say it and as important as it is, our study of the “90 percent” tends to be less consistent and engaged than that of the “10 percent” – until now. This conference will practically and deeply investigate the “90 percent”, the human side of BIM.
Registration fee: $495 before 3/15/2013; $595 after 3/15/2013
Unit 1: Variation in Production Systems
Tuesday, April 23 , 2013 | Hilton Miami Downtown | 7:30am - 12:00pm
Registration fee: $250
Lean Construction challenges all project stakeholders to develop and apply better ways to manage the overall construction process. Unit 1: Variation in Production Systems is a half-day course that introduces one of the foundational concepts of Lean Construction, variation.
All work on a construction project is connected and variation in even one part affects the entire project. This course provides the necessary tools for participants to recognize sources of variation on their own projects, examine variation’s detrimental effect on operations, and mitigate its effects.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 | Hilton Miami Downtown | 1:00pm- 5:30pm
Registration fee: $250
Unit 2: Pull in Production is a half-day course that introduces the concept of pull as a means to reliable workflow.
Within construction the unpredictable workflow can have a large impact on the project. This course provides the necessary tools for participants to distinguish between push and pull systems, recognize the impact of pull systems, and implement pull strategies in construction operations.
Certificate of Management-Building Information Modeling Exam Now Available at BIMForum
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 | Hilton Miami Downtown
For AEC professionals, the AGC Certificate of Management—Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM) is an assessment-based certificate credential that denotes knowledge and understanding of concepts related to BIM adoption, practice and process transformation outlined in the AGC BIM Education Program. Successful candidates will carry the CM-BIM designation.
Eligibility Requirements: CM-BIM candidates must successfully complete the four AGC BIM Education Program and have an approved application in advance of exam administration.
The CM-BIM application is available here ( http://www.agc.org/cs/education/bimep/exam-application ) and must be submitted two weeks in advance of the exam date.