1. BIMStorm Candy Gram
to wish you
Happy New Year
Happy 6 Anniversary to BIMStorm
from Michael Bordenaro
BIM Education Co-op – A BIMStorm Agent
BIMStorm LAX was envisioned and launched in this season of giving 6 years ago in 2007.
Then, on January 31, 2008, more than 130 people around the world worked together for 24
hours. They created and shared building projects “landed” in Los Angeles on Google Earth.
These pioneers showed how building industry professionals can work together in the
The single-day event won the 2008 AIA BIM Award Honorable Mention. One jury member
stated, “BIMStorm is beyond BIM, it moves the industry forward.”
That statement is still true.
Well, candy is the traditional sixth anniversary present. So I am calling Kimon Onuma's latest
series of short videos explaining BIMStorm business processes a “Box of BIM Knowledge
This assortment of chewy goodness offer insight on the latest developments in web-based
BIM business processes that keep the Storm brewing.
There are bite-sized doses of crunchy 3-minute overviews; more satisfying 5 – 9 minute nutfilled demonstrations; snack-sized 13 – 15 minute tasty explorations of energy analysis, cost
analysis and web services.
Finally, there is a pair of desert meals of more than an hour that provide an entire view of
BIMStorm developments six years down the road.
This sweet selection of videos comes from the Department of Veterans Affairs exploration of
MacroBIM – it's unique recipe of BIMStorm ingredients used for moving into Information Age
building industry business processes.
2. But there is much more going on with BIMStorm. Federal and State government entities are
demonstrating repeatable web-based BIM business processes that dramatically reduce costs
and improve quality in measurable ways.
California Community Colleges is leading the way with multiple innovations at it's 112
campuses showing accurate calculations of facility square footage and room allocation.
Scheduling classes, improving emergency preparedness and organizing work orders are just
some of the benefits being experienced in addition to helping planning and budgeting
And the Department of Defense Military Healthcare System's efforts to gain benefits of webbased BIM are being combined with the MacroBIM efforts of the VA.
Using this assortment of videos to understand how the Department of Veterans Affairs is
moving it's facilities operation into the Information Age will help you understand how to serve
owners of large real estate portfolios.
So reach in, grab one of these confections, savor it and then decide which one you want to
enjoy next. Don't be shy there is plenty enough here to keep you satisfied on many a long
Selected video descriptions this page, full list of videos below.