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.

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