San Diego BIMForum – Call for Presentations

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April 29-30, 2015 in San Diego, California

Theme: Transforming Deliverables

The “deliverable” is a mechanism used to relay instructions and information from one party to another in a useful format. A common opinion is that the “I” in BIM is of utmost importance, but it is also the most overlooked. How can our industry better harness the information we are creating with BIM tools? What forms should these new deliverables take? Do traditional formats still work? Are there ‘new and improved’ deliverables on the horizon? [+]


BIMForum Articles – We Want Your Submissions!

By BIMForum | Posted in Articles, BIMForum News

The BIMForum aims to be the go-to source for rich discourse on the topics that are transforming the AEC industry, offering carefully curated content written by leading thinkers who continue to innovate and inspire.

We seek to deliver directly applicable insights and VDC best practices developed by contractors, architects, engineers, owners, and all other stakeholders across the industry. In pursuit of our mission, we encourage submissions that promote constructive interdisciplinary discussion of the most important topics in the AEC industry today – and in the future.

Why Write?

  • Gain exposure for your work and your firm in front of a growing audience
  • Receive a byline/author bio, giving you credit for your submission and a link to your own site
  • Expand the reach of your writing via social media promotion

Submission Guidelines

  1. Submit articles to
  2. All articles should be in Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx files).
  3. Submissions should not exceed 1,000 words.
  4. Include the name, company, and email for all authors.

We appreciate the time and effort you put into your article. If it is approved, we will work with you to ensure we reach our intended audience. Articles will be posted monthly.


Dallas BIMForum Presentations

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The following presentations from the Fall 2014 Dallas BIMForum are available here: [+]


Dallas BIMForum – On the Jobsite Knowledge Sharing Session

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Are you going to the Fall BIMForum? Miss your chance to submit a proposal? The Call for Proposals has closed, but if you’re still interested in sharing your jobsite experiences with your colleagues, we want to hear from you.

We will have a Field Communications Knowledge Sharing Session within the “On the Jobsite” track on Thursday, October 9, from 1:00pm – 3:45pm. During this session, we will aim to focus on practical applications of  BIM/VDC and related technology to support improving collaboration and communication on the jobsite. Here are the details:

Presentation Format:

  • 10 minute rapid fire presentation
    • 5 minute presentation with 5 minutes of Q&A
  • 3 main slides – MAXIMUM 5 slides to support your topic

Each presenter will frame their presentation in the following format:

  1. State problem – what are we trying to solve? For who? Why?
  2. Present the solution – it doesn’t need to be completely figured out, but share how you addressed the challenge with BIM/VDC or technology on the jobsite
    1. What was the technology delivery system – is it just software? Database or system integration? Technology that doesn’t exist yet, but the trends are tracking in that direction?
  3. Describe your plus/delta – what went well, what can be improved?
    1. Share any metrics to support your solution.
    2. Saved time, improved communication…

Here are some possible topics that you could present:

  • Model based Layout/Total Station
  • Laser scanning
  • Project Data/Model access in the Field – Field station or job box
  • Cloud solutions to drive access to the field
  • Mobile devices – tablets/iPads/apps…
  • Robots (drones)

If you would like to give a short presentation on one of these topics, please submit your proposal to Marisa Gerdano by August 29.


Dallas BIMForum – Courses at BIMForum

By BIMForum | Posted in Articles, BIMForum News

October 7-8, 2014 in Dallas, Texas

We are pleased to offer several BIM courses at the Intercontinental Dallas Hotel leading up to the Dallas BIMForum. These courses are separate from the BIMForum conference program and are being held jointly between AGC of America and AGC TEXO. For a full description of any of the courses below, click here. To register for any of these courses, visit the Dallas BIMForum registration page.



Unit 1: An Introduction To Building Information Modeling – 10/7/2014 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
An Introduction to Building Information Modeling and BIM

Unit 2: BIM Technology – 10/8/2014 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

BIM Units 1 and 2 Bundle – 10/7/2014 7:30 AM – 10/8/2014 5:00 PM


Dallas BIMForum – Call for Presentations

By BIMForum | Posted in Articles, BIMForum News

October 9-10, 2014 in Dallas, Texas

Theme: Optimizing Construction with BIM

At the April BIMForum conference, we discussed how implementation of building information modeling processes is optimizing project design. Now, at the October BIMForum conference in Dallas, we turn to optimizing construction. We are seeking individuals and integrated teams with intelligent, real world examples on how BIM is being used proactively, to have a measurable impact on the construction process. [+]


Boston BIMForum Presentations

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The following presentations from the Spring 2014 Boston BIMForum are available here: [+]


Spring BIMForum 2014 Flashblog

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Join the Conversation!

Do you have a BIM blog? Are you passionate about Optimizing Design with BIM? Are you attending the Spring BIMForum in Boston? Then you should take part in our “flashblog!”

We hope the Spring BIMForum will get you thinking about your own experience optimizing design with BIM and will prompt you to write (and tweet!) about it. We want to hear from you!

Be sure to publish your blog post at 12:00 PM EDT on May 6, 2014. When tweeting about the blog, use the hashtags #flashblog and #BIMForumED. Afterwards, we will feature your flashblog post on the website.

For more information or to sign up, please contact Marisa Gerdano.


CM-BIM Exam Now Available at BIMForum

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Certificate of Management-Building Information Modeling Exam Now Available at BIMForum

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel

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 ( ) and must be submitted two weeks in advance of the exam date.