BIMStorm Definition With BIMStorm Australia Canberra Info
BIMStorm®: Accelerating BIM Awareness and Implementation
One way to quickly understand BIMStorm® is to see it as a contemporary seminar with distance
learning about Building Information Model software and dramatically productive business processes.
The screen of each computer in this Pennsylvania training center is looking at a different part of the AIA BIM Award winning
BIMStorm LAX being run from California. Each project created for BIMStorm LAX was cost estimated here.
Using both in-person and remote interaction, BIMStorm® provides a “Learning by Doing” experience
to inform people about advanced building industry business processes that dramatically increase
productivity and profitability.
BIM data is shared among many programs and easily represented in Google Earth, which can communicate extensive amounts of building
data in ways that allow complex knowledge sets to be quickly understood by non-experts to improve consensus decision making.
BIMStorm® web-based charrette processes were first developed to increase productivity and
profitability for real design and construction projects for U.S. Government clients and private clients.
A team of building industry professionals and advanced building owners used the ONUMA Planning
System as their web-based Building Information Model server to allow multiple parties to remotely
participate in highly refined planning sessions. These fee generating projects have won multiple awards
and are case studies of what is possible when web-based BIM business processes are used properly.
Multiple web-based collaboration processes are experienced in a BIMStorm as did these BIMStorm Alexandria participants.
A 1.1 million square foot project investigated in BIMStorm Alexandria started construction in 2009.
While web-based business processes have been common in many industries, web-based processes are
still relatively innovative the building industry. However, the dramatic productivity improvements
available to the building industry through web-based processes for design, construction and operation
are exactly what is needed to achieve significant energy use reduction required by current economic
and social conditions. Job growth and economic development in the building industry will be strongest
for companies and individuals using the new web-based BIM tool set.
BIMStorm articles can be found on: www.buildingSMARTalliance.org, and www.Google.com. BIMStorm videos are available on
www.YouTube.com and www.onuma.com/products/BIMTube.php
BIMStorm® is the structured introduction of web-based business processes using advanced Building
Information Model software. The ONUMA Planning System has always been just one of the many
BIM tools used in a BIMStorm®. A growth in web-based tools and improvements in data-sharing by
many software tools allows almost every BIM program to be used in the contemporary charrette called
The BIM Education Co-op members and supporters provide a series of low-cost courses to help ALL
building industry professionals accelerate understanding and adoption of advanced BIM processes that
can dramatically reduce energy use in buildings while increasing quality and profitability.
Kimon Onuma, FAIA is a web-based BIM pioneer and creator of BIMStorm®, which can be run remotely or in person.
BIMStorm® is a dynamic way to learn dramatically productive business processes and understand how
you can profit from them.
Building owners, developers, designers, contractors, facility managers, lawyers and other building
industry professionals can learn about web-based processes and apply them to areas of particular
interest to them. A BIMStorm® focused on a local design issue allows people to practice the processes.
Different levels of detail are available about project scenarios created from expert data viewed through BIM software.
There have been 20 BIMStorm® projects and there will be more to come. BIMStorm® Washington
D.C. is under way and BIMStorm® Australia – Canberra and BIMStorm® California State Capital
Building are in planning.
A series of courses on BIM Basics, BIMStorm® Fundamentals, BIMStorm® Intermediate and
Advanced BIM training is available through the BIM Education Co-op to help professionals with all
level of experience to participate in a mock design project of local interest. People's questions about
what can be learned with BIMStorm® presentations establish the specific topics that are explored.
BIMStorm® Australia – Canberra
A web-based only BIMStorm® is being created for sites in Canberra, Australia. Using a series of
preparatory web presentations and interactive learning experiences, all interested building industry
professionals can learn about web-based BIM processes that dramatically improve productivity and
BIMStorm® events have frequently focused on Capital Cities to allow participation from a large region.
Courses established in a format similar to that used in previous BIMStorm® will allow
buildingSMART Australaisa to provide a high-level of service to members and reach out to all existing
regional building industry associations.
Sponsorship opportunities will allow commercial entities to gain recognition for their support of
advanced building industry technology and business processes that save energy and contribute to the
overall benefit of society.
See the current approach to BIMStorm® web courses at http://bimstorm.com/i/WatchBimStorm.php
Contact Rhonda Bulmer, General Manager, Global Smart Group - firstname.lastname@example.org – regarding
participation and sponsorship of BIMStorm® Australia – Canberra.