Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Integrated Architecture - What it Really Means

Below is a bit more description of one of our main afternoon sessions and its presenter. __MJH

"Integrated Architecture - What it Really Means"


  • GSA BIM Guide, an Architect's Perspective
  • How Interoperability and Integration Can Transform You
  • Architects are in the Information Business
  • Information is Valuable in the 21st Century
  • Generating Value for your Clients and You
  • Spend more Time on Design, less time on Technology
  • Evolve or Dissolve
  • BIM Made Easy
  • BIM on Steroids
  • BIM Case Studies

Presented by:

Kimon G. Onuma, AIA, of Onuma, Inc. is a recognized leader in the Building Information Modeling (BIM) world. He has used BIM on architectural and planning projects since 1993. Onuma has lectured at numerous conferences on BIM and Integrated Practice. He has recently presented at the National Academies of Science, Federal Facilities Council and at the Department of Homeland Security, CAO Conference in Washington, D.C. In 2006 Onuma wrote chapter six of the AIA Report on Integrated Practice, entitled "The Twenty-first Century Practicioner"(pdf). Onuma believes there is huge untapped potential in architectural knowledge which can be transformed into value through integration driven by open standards. Onuma’s mission is to revolutionize architecture and have a positive impact on the industry and environment. Onuma, Inc. collaborates with owners, operators, architectural practices both large and small; providing architectural services, BIM implementation and creating BIM software. The Onuma Planning System™, is one of the five BIM software solutions listed in the first version of the GSA BIM Guide.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Event Registration now open!

Please make use of the following link to register for the Feb 15th event. Through the contributions of our generous sponsors, this event is free to all attendees that R.S.V.P. by February 8, 2007.

Seating and provisions for dinner are limited, so please contact us to indicate your interest. A more detailed schedule will be forthcoming this week.

Register online.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Upcoming Sponsor Presentations

We are please to announce that Digital Vision Automation and Bobrow Consulting Group are among the Platinum sponsors of our chapter's upcoming Technology Symposium, Feb 15th.

As a lead-in to the event, we would like to encourage our readership to take advantage of Bobrow's free BIM seminars (1.5 AIA/CES units) detailed below. __MJH.
Successful Implementation of BIM
(3-D Building Information Modeling Systems)

FREE Seminars -- Earn 1.5 AIA / Continuing Education Units
Presented by Eric Bobrow, Affiliate AIA, Principal, Bobrow Consulting Group

  • PASADENA: Tuesday January 30th from 6 to 8 pm|
    Assistance League, 820 E. California Blvd., Pasadena
    With special guest Patrick Mays, former CIO of NBBJ*
    -- A great intro to BIM before the big AIA/Pasadena "BIM Revolution" Symposium February 15th!
  • WEB SEMINAR: Wednesday February 7 from Noon to 2 pm
    Attend from your own office via a web browser and conference call**
  • SANTA BARBARA: Thursday March 1 from 7 to 9 pm
    AIA-SB / Architectural Foundation, 229 E. Victoria St., Santa Barbara
* Patrick Mays will be a special guest speaker at the Pasadena session January 30th. Mays was for many years CIO of NBBJ (third largest design practice in the U.S.) and guided their transition to BIM. He is a registered architect, author of a John Wiley book on Construction Administration, and a contributor to the AIA book The Architect's Handbook to Professional Practice. Mays was recently appointed Vice President and General Manager of Graphisoft North America.

** Instructions for accessing the web presentation and the conference call will be given to participants via e-mail after registration. Unfortunately, we cannot grant AIA/CES credit for this web seminar.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

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Thanks to one of our readers, who noted that commenting was not functioning properly. That has now been rectified, so please, have at it.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

The “Bim Revolution” is now!

Below is our latest announcement, including info about our evening Keynote Address.__MJH

No longer is it a question of if or when, but of how.

Finally, an event focused on demonstrating practical approaches each of us can take to effectively participate in and benefit from this emerging technology.

The American Institute of Architects, Pasadena Foothill Chapter


The 2007 AIA Technology in Architecture Symposium

Pasadena Convention Center
February 15, 2007
1:00 pm to 9:00 pm

This event has been designed around a five-track format of engaging training workshops, lively panel discussions, informative how-to presentations, revealing product demonstrations & exhibits from internationally recognized manufacturers, and practical legal, business, and other practice issues.

Evening Keynote Address: The Federal General Services Administration (GSA) and representatives from Autodesk, Bentley, Graphisoft, and Onuma Systems will be discussing their pioneering successes in areas including the interoperability of software in the delivery of BIM services in current GSA projects.

Through the contributions of our generous sponsors, this event is free to all attendees that R.S.V.P. by February 8, 2007:

email members [at] aiapf [dot] org or call the chapter offices at 626.796.7601