Tuesday, May 31, 2011

EXTREME(ly) BIM & Other Useful USC Offerings

It's that time of year again and Karen Kensek & the entire USC BIM team are at it once (or should I say 3 times) more... See the following & as always hit the images for links to the site(s)... And I will see you at the BIMposium!!!

This summer, the USC School of Architecture is offering THREE EVENTS that you might be interested in: the (almost free) annual BIM symposium EXTREME BIM 2011, the Façade Tectonics conference, and a series of Executive Education seminars including one on BIM.
Please take the time to email if you are seriously interested in the current and future state of the profession.
Thank you for your time!  
1)  5th Annual BIM Symposium:  Extreme BIM (almost free) - the most exciting event of the year!
Friday, July 8th.   Register on the website. Please reserve your spot soon; BIM Analytics filled up last year.

EXTREME BIM: Friday, July 8th, 8:15 am - 4:15 pm (very, very small fee of $25

Keep checking back on the website as additional information will be updated there including the final schedule including the times of the individual talks.  YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THE SYMPOSIUM ON THE WEBSITE.

The speakers for EXTREME BIM 2011 were instructed to give presentations that advance the idea of building information modeling, show things that most of the audience may not be aware of, and demonstrate that BIM is cool and cutting edge!  We have put together a slate of speakers that includes representatives from architecture, engineering, construction, education, and owners.  Explore a side of BIM that you have not seen before! 

Moderator:  Karen Kensek, USC, School of Architecture

List of Speakers:
Mario Guttman, AIA, LEED AP | Design Applications Research Leader, Perkins + Will Application Programming for Computational Design "A Case Study on Driving Revit from Ecotect"

Ian Keough, Associate, Buro Happold Consulting Engineers PC "Out of the Box : BIM Tools for Visualization and Documentation"

Nathan Miller, NBBJ, Associate
"Dataspaces and Uncertainty"

Joseph Burns, SE, PE, FAIA, Managing Principal, Thornton Tomasetti "Stretching BIM: Design to Construction"

Chandler Ahrens, Morphosis
"Progressive Feedback"

Michael Kilkelly AIA, Associate - Gehry Partners "Translations from Model to Building"

Bradley Hardin, RA, LEED AP, Vice President of Strategic Pursuits, Balfour Beatty Construction "BIM and Extreme Execution:  Why Digital Field Work is Everything"

TEAM Gensler
Adam Gumowski, Designer
Brian Fraumeni, Designer
Kristen George, Designer
Lorenzo Marasso, Designer
Yasushi Ishida, Designer
"Mind the Gap"

Brian K. Stewart, Partner and Nicole Davis Tinkham, Associate, Collins Collins Muir + Stewart LLP "A Legal Perspective on BIM"

Robert Cull, Executive Project Director, Cedars-Sinai Health System, Facilities Planning, Design and Construction "Document Management/Control in the BIM Process"

TEAM CCC (some might be virtual)
Lee Belarmino, Vice President of Information Technology and Bond Executive, San Joaquin Delta College Kimon Onuma, FAIA , President ONUMA Inc. / Founder of BIMStorms John Roach, Director, Systems Analysis & Research, Foundation for California Community Colleges "BIG BIM BANG: How the California Community College System Connected 71 Million Square feet of BIM, GIS, and Facility Management Data in the Cloud"

** If you are an AIA member and wish to sign up for CEUs, please remember to bring your AIA number with you.  It will be somewhere around 5 CEUs.
2)  Façade Tectonics Two Day Conference (for those interested specifically in the building envelope) - Contact Doug Noble, dnoble@usc.edu

FACADE TECTONICS: All day Friday and Saturday, July 29-30, 2011. 
$95 Registration, $45 for students. Ten (10) AIA CEU units (HSW).
The Graduate Building Science program at USC holds facade conferences two times each year.  The summer 2011 program builds on the highly successful and widely acclaimed Fall 2010 conference.  29 speakers. Examples topics at this conference include: Double Skin Facades, Parametrics and Facades, Facades and Seismic Motion, Structural Glass facades, Building Façade Retrofit, Dynamic Skins, Computational Methods for Façade Design, Daylighting and Glare, Analytical Computing Tools, and lots more.
3)  Executive Education (more BIM and façade seminars) -  http://execed.uscarchitecture.com/

2011 USC Architecture Summer Executive Education Program (not free) http://execed.uscarchitecture.com/program/bim-101/

Extreme BIM (Friday, July 8th) includes many shorter presentations in a lecture hall format.  If you prefer small, seminar classes that focus more deeply on just a few topics, consider taking one of the School of Architecture, Executive Education Seminars.  The courses are designed to be intimate in size with only 15-20 students in each class. This is the opportunity to interactively discuss the role of BIM in the profession with other architects.

This year, we will be hosting a one day BIM seminar on Thursday, July 7th from 9 am to 5 pm.  The two day seminar has been cancelled, but the topics have been folded into the one day seminar for a rich BIM experience.  For those of you also attending Extreme BIM, Gensler has provided a different set of speakers and lecture material.

Featured firms are HNTB and Gensler with Gautum Shenoy and Chris Bushong leading the panel of speakers.  There will also be discussions about emerging technologies and the AIA TAP BIM award winners by Marty Doscher (SYNTHESIS Technology Integration) and Jim Balding (The Ant Group).

Extreme BIM is free if you enroll in the Exec Ed seminar.

Make your BIM experience a double header with both Exec Ed and Extreme BIM!
Karen Kensek
USC, School of Architecture

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