Minneapolis BIMForum – Call For Presentations

By BIMForum on December 02, 2015

Call for Proposals | Spring 2016

The BIMForum Education Committee is now accepting proposals for a limited number of speaking opportunities at the Spring BIMForum conference, April 20-21, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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.

Spring 2016 Theme: BIM and the Built Environment

The built environment is the human-made landscape that provides the setting for daily life, ranging from buildings and parks to neighborhoods and cities and includes their infrastructure, such as roads and utilities. It is also the setting in which structures are designed around and in which construction takes place; it is repurposed and renovated for renewed uses, navigated through to carry out construction and interfaced with to add and connect to infrastructure.

The Spring BIMForum will explore how we as Architects, Engineers, and Builders use BIM to create and use data in new and sophisticated ways to improve the methods of designing and constructing structures for and within the Built Environment.

We encourage proposals to thoughtfully consider the topic and how BIM is, or can be used, to advance our methods and ultimately improve the built environment in which we live. Some suggested (but not exhaustive) topics include:

  • Use of scanning and other digital tools to capture existing conditions
  • Reconciliation of virtual and actual
  • Leveraging analysis of neighborhood environment including daylighting, zoning…
  • Site context constraints and logistics
  • Aligning client expectations
  • Mapping utilities and infrastructure

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2016 at 5:00pm EST

To submit, click here.