Boston BIM Forum


Boston, 2014

Date:April 23 – April 24, 2014
Venue:Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel,
606 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210

Optimizing Design with BIM is the focus in Boston BIMForum this year. Implementation of BIM 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?

The Spring BIMForum, April 23-24, at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, will showcase the best examples of collaboration, optimization, and sustainability. Industry experts would 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?

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, April 23, 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM

  • Keynote- Patrick MacLeamy, CEO of HOK
  • Presentations on Optimization, Urban Design, Engineering and Computation
  • Rapid Fire Technology Demonstration
  • AIA Tap Awards
  • LOD Update

Thursday, April 24, 7:30AM to 12:00PM

  • Presentations on Architecture, Remote Solving-Collaborative Design and Analysis in the Cloud, Integrating Simulation & BIM in Optioneer EPC Projects
  • Rapid Fire Technology Demonstration

Eminent Speakers:

  • Tyler Goss, Director of Construction Solutions – CASE
    Topic: The Art and Science of Performance Measurement
  • Jason Reece, Research & Development Leader – Balfour Beatty Construction
    Topic: LEAN Design Process: Optimizing Decisions through Rapid Trade-off Analysis
  • Cheryl O’Neill, Principal – Torti Gallas Urban
    Topic: BIM and Smarter Cities
  • Christof Spieler & Armandina Chapa – Morris Architects
    Topic: Main Street: BIM Outreach to Stakeholders on a Complex Street Project
  • John Gerney, Michael O’Toole, & Thomas Burroughs – WSP
    Topic: Unique Challenges for MEP Design teams in the BIM Process
  • Peter Carrato – Bechtel Corporation
    Topic: A Model-Based Cast-in-Place Concrete Work Process from Concept to As-built
  • Thomas Faraone, Regional Engineering Manager – Banker Steel Company
    Topic: Structural Steel, Design Assist and BIM: As Good as it gets?
  • Harry Mattison, Boost Your BIM & Robert Manna, Stantec
    Topic: Optimizing Building Layout to Minimize Walking Distances
  • Frank Fralick, Project administrator – The Beck Group
    Topic: Design to Fabrication Workflows and Visual Programming
  • Jason Chen & Sebastian Claussnitzer, SOM
    Topic: The Integrated Data Model: Design, Refine, Build
  • Matt Petermann, Regional Digital Practice Manager – Perkins+Will
    Topic: Using Analysis to Inform Not Validate with BIM
  • Jonathan Ammon, Gilbane Building Co. & Chris Blomquist, Payette Architects
    Topic: VDC@Gilbane Colocation
  • Ben Howes & Matthew Naugle, Thornton Tomasetti
    Topic: Remote Solving – Collaborative Design and Analysis in the Cloud
  • Jonathan Berkoe, Sr. Principal Engineer – Bechtel Corporation
    Topic: Integrating Simulation & BIM to Optioneer EPC Projects


Platinum Sponsors:Autodesk, Trimble, Panzura, Cannistraro
Gold Sponsors:Knaack
Silver Sponsors:Pinnacle Infotech, Scenario, Bentley, Strucsoft Solutions, Graphisoft, Sanveo, Microcad, MyCADD, CADLearning, Imaginit, Clark Dietrich, BDS Vircon

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Boston BIMForum, April 23-24, 2014

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