Monday, October 30, 2006

2005 Tech Symposium - review

Last year's single-track evening event was held Sept 22, 2005 at the Pasadena Convention Center, and was attended by over 200 architects and designers:


What is BIM? What does BIM do to me? What can BIM do for me?

To help respond to these questions and begin the conversation, the Chapter is presenting what we hope may be the first of a series of special programs to address the various new technologies. This Technology in Architecture Symposium is designed to be an objective approach to the BIM technology and applications and is being presented, at no charge to attendees, at the Pasadena Convention Center on Thursday evening, September 22nd from 5 to 8 pm.

Autodesk generously sponsored the Symposium and the following presenters:

  • Richard Harpham, Director, Building Solutions Division, Autodesk, Inc.
    - Described (BIM) trends and their effect on the building industry.
  • Scott Davis, Project Manager, WLC Architects, AUGI Revit Community
    - Addressed WLC’s migration to BIM and its buisiness impact.
  • John F. Kennedy, PE, President & CTO, Green Building Studio.
    - Demonstrated BIM's interaction with his firm's online design and analysis tool.
  • Jerry Jackson, Sr. Application Engineer, Building Solutions Division , Autodesk, Inc.
    - Presented schematic building design being run through the Green Building Studio analysis.
  • Side Act
    While the above presentations were being made, an architect began a design in Revit. Progress was reviewed at breaks in the above presentations. By the end of the evening, the project was be well down the path to the Schematic Design stage, showing the possible productivity gains, coordination and visualization capabilities that can be achieved using a BIM tool.

Autodesk generously matched a donation taken up this evening on behalf of the Red Cross for relief efforts for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

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