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The fifth web session describing BIMStorm Washington DC is described in a "Cliff's Notes" summary of the hour-long presentation

The fifth web session describing BIMStorm Washington DC is described in a "Cliff's Notes" summary of the hour-long presentation

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  • 1. BIM Education Co-op provides a “Cliff’s Notes” report on the 5th web presentation in preparation for BIMStorm Washington DC The entire session is at
  • 2. The BIMStorm activities in Washington DC will be continuation of what was started in Oslo
  • 3. Sponsors and participants in the Oslo activities focused on real hospital planning will be in DC
  • 4. The ongoing theme is to focus on Open BIM Standards and what the extensive benefits that are achievable today
  • 5. There were many people involved in preparing for the Oslo event held in conjunction with buildingSMART International
  • 6. The 5th web presentation for the DC activities focused on having professionals work together over the web to use BIM from programming to Facility Management
  • 7. 1) A Model is created based on Excel Data 2) Many levels of planning is conducted 3) detailed equipment is added 4) before exporting useful data to Revit and other programs
  • 8. Cost estimating is conducted in real time through the entire process based on normalized data in Model Server
  • 9. 5) The real space and equipment data is exported to a Construction-Operation Building Information Exchange format and 6) made available for Facilities Applications
  • 10. First, the ONUMA Planning 1 System was used Excel programs to create bubble diagrams of floor plans that were refined quickly 2 3 Then rooms were designed with furniture in more detail
  • 11. Progam data can move from Excel to refined plans quiclky
  • 12. Plans can become highly refined and all changes are stored
  • 13. Room plans can include furniture and equipment data
  • 14. The data can be shared among many professionals easily
  • 15. Low level of detail Cost Estimates are available immediately
  • 16. Data is easily exported for more detailed analysis in other software
  • 17. Tokmo scheduling, project management and cost estimating software allows for real-time estimates
  • 18. Cost Estimate reports are available faster to inform early decision making that can provide significant savings
  • 19. The interface between OPS and Tokmo allows real time cost reports in a way that is similar to Exedia travel options
  • 20. dRofus software allows furniture and equipment to be accurately tracked in design and used in construction and operations
  • 21. Using Excel from programming to operations can be an automated process learned from participating in BIMStorm activities
  • 22. BIMStorm Washington DC information is available at
  • 23. BIMStorm events can be created to help your region or association members better understand the dramatic benefits of BIM Information is available from Michael Bordenaro