Boston BIMForum

Optimizing Design with BIM

Implementation of building information modeling processes in the design professions has steadily increased over the past 5 years as shown by the McGraw-Hill study "The Business Value of BIM in North America," but are we truly improving the built environment and the process by which it is delivered?

In past BIMForum events, we have discussed ‘Return on Innovation Investment’ as well as bridging the gap between design and construction. This spring, we will return to design and engineering in order to showcase the best examples of collaboration, optimization, and sustainability. We are seeking teams with real world project examples to share their successes and challenges and address one or more of the following questions:

• How do you use BIM to develop and drive design?
• How are you determining project objectives and then measuring them through BIM?
• What’s ‘design assist’ and what is happening with IPD?
• How do you use BIM to keep clients engaged and make high-value decisions?
• What are the opportunities and challenges of an engineering-to-fabrication workflow?
• How much detail is really necessary in a design model to support downstream uses?
• How do standards and quality control affect an integrated team approach?

Registration Fee: $650

NO cancellations accepted after 4/11/14.

Schedule of Events

Hotel Information:
Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
606 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210

*We are SOLD OUT at the Renaissance Hotel and the nearby Westin hotel.


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.


Artists for Humanity Epicenter Tour

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel

Located in the heart of Boston’s “Innovation District;” the Epicenter is home to the Artists for Humanity, a non-profit organization that provides urban teens with the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in creative industries.  Join us for a tour of this energetic studio – Boston’s first LEED Platinum building – and discover how the principles of planning, design and execution in the AEC community are echoed by Boston’s artistic youth.

Buses will depart from the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel at 3:30 PM and return by 5:30 PM.

Tour Registration Fee: $25 (proceeds go to the center).


AIA CES Learning Units Available at BIMForum

Attendees of the Spring BIMForum in Boston can earn 8.5 AIA CES Learning Units by signing up at the registration desk on both Wednesday and Thursday. BIMForum attendees must sign up with their AIA numbers in order to receive credit for the conference.


Thinking about heading to Boston and wondering who all will be there? Take a look at those who attended the last BIMForum.


Boston Sponsorship Opportunities and Exhibit Space reservations are now open.

Sponsorship Brochure

View the Boston online floor plan.


Platinum Sponsors:

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