This interactive session engages participants in an in-depth discussion about a technology which is transforming the real estate industry – building information modeling, also known as BIM. What is BIM and how does a BIM or model-based design and construction process differ from “traditional” approaches? Some owners and developers are taking the lead in mandating that consultants use BIM on projects – what benefits do these innovators hope to achieve? Are these being realized? Beyond its application on individual projects, the significant adoption of BIM is influencing transformation of the design and construction industry, suggesting a wave of innovation in the future for real estate owners and developers. This panel provides opportunity for participants to hear from leading real estate owners, developers and design professionals who will describe their successful approaches to applying innovative approaches to design, construction and operations supported by BIM. How are projects conceived and executed differently? What outcomes are owners realizing as a result? What are the risks associated with moving to BIM? How can owners and developers position BIM within a future-oriented investment strategy? Participants will gain an understanding of the underlying concepts of building information modeling, and will become aware of the level of adoption of BIM on projects and within companies around the world.Participants will learn how use of BIM can influence the lifecycle of a building, from the early phases of design through construction and, ultimately, operations and maintenance and the consideration of value of property.Participants will gain awareness of the readiness factors for BIM in design, construction and operations, and will learn specific tactics which owners are employing to ensure successful use of BIM on development projects, and will understand the connection of BIM to other important trends such as sustainable development and alternative project delivery methods such as IPD or Design-Build.The strong adoption of BIM in design and construction suggests that BIM technology and process change are already having a significant impact on development project success. Assets developed in a BIM process represent benefits and opportunities which can accrue to the real estate industry in the future. However, the level of in-depth knowledge about BIM has been limited in the real estate community. This session provides attendees an opportunity to learn information about BIM that is relevant to real estate professionals.As industry leaders, the panel of real estate and design and construction professionals will bring their considerable expertise to the discussion, and will focus on past experiences which describe strategies and tactics which participants can use when they return to their offices. The panel represents several different business models and building types executed across a range of geographies. The session will combine an introductory segment of formal remarks by members of the panel combined with a significant component of participant interaction and discussion, facilitated by the session moderator, an experienced educator. A narrative discussion of the role of BIM across the project lifecycle, from project inception through design, construction, and ultimate building operations, will provide a structure for participants to map their own interests and issues to the topic.Audience engagement will follow the pattern established by highly successful ULI sessions which elicited audience interaction, such as the Town Hall concurrent sessions during the Spring Council Forum. The moderator will structure the session through a series of questions following the development lifecycle. Panelists will respond, and audience members will have opportunities to respond with their own experiences. Participants will also be encouraged to raise questions and concerns about BIM, and to ask how this process can be applied to their specific areas of business. The audience will participate in polls about the applicability of BIM to specific issues in their development process or business strategies. 0:00– 0:10 - Panel Introductions 0:11 – 0:15 - What is BIM? How is it disrupting the real estate industry? - Design/Construction panelists respond 0:16 – 0:30 – Audience interaction on the definition of BIM, its meaning as a trend 0:31 – 0:45 – Why BIM? What are the business benefits? – Owner/Developer panelists respond to their aspirations for technology 0:46 – 1:00 – Audience interaction on the opportunity for innovation through BIM 1:01 – 1:15 – How to make the transition to BIM? Readiness factors, change management techniques? - Owner/Developer and Design/Construction panelists respond 1:16 – 1:30 – Discussion and audience interaction on the future that BIM represents.
The “I” in BIM can also be carried through the lifecycle helping to inform all stages of the building design process from conceptual design to own and operate. The I in BIM is rich and accessible enabling AEC professionals to perform what if design scenarios and make better informed decisions to support the life of the building. Using the BIM process, the intelligent information informs the building process along the way. This visibility enables all members of the project team to contribute to its success through better coordination, improved accuracy, and the ability to make more informed decisions earlier in the process. For example, the model can help the architect convey their design intent to all stakeholders, resulting in more predictable outcomes- fewer errors and less waste. Or, using the intelligent information in the model, analysis can be conducted early in the process to see if the design is optimized to meet or exceed energy mandates and other sustainability regulations. When architects, engineers, building contractors, energy service contractors, and even building owners are able to exchange coordinated, consistent information using building information modeling substantial benefits include:Designing innovative projects and conducting analysis from the earliest stagesBetter visualization and simulation of real-world appearance, performance, and cost The ability to documentmore accurately
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So how does BIM benefit architects and designers? The process always starts with CD and BIM delivers benefits from the earliest stages of the design process by enabling customers to visualize and simulate and make better informed decisions when changes are less costly to makefor renovation projects It also starts with capturing existing conditions with tools like Image modeler or 3rd party point clouds applications generating dwg geometryThe next phase is really around rationalizing the shapes and create an intelligent building modelCreating the models is important but what is even more important is what you do with the modelIn reviewing all of these benefits, BIM will help you stay competitive in an increasingly complex business climate by giving you the ability to better predict the outcome of a building before it’s built and better manage data through construction and maintenance.
For structural engineers, the BIM Process begins with a revit model, a aca model an ifc model or a set of 2d drawing provided by the architectThis then becomes the basis of the structural model engineers will continue to complete by adding structural BEAMs and columns and defining bearing walls as well as analytical information to perform structural analysisIn the last 2 years we had major earthquake disasters in Japan, Italy Haiti and this week in Chile and structural analysis will become even more important to ensure building safetyThen similar to architects, structural engineers can leverage multiple integrated structural analysis tools such Robot but also partners and competitors productsOnce the design is completed, the next phase is of course coordination with architects and Navisworks is a fantastic tool that you can sell to structural engineers are just like MEP enineers, they are responsible for the coordination Next phase is the creation of CD and finally pushing the model downstream for fabrication. We have our own product asd in europe but we are also working with 3rd party developers such as tekla
For mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) Engineers, the BIM Process begins with a model provided by the architect or structural engineerThis then becomes the basis of the model that mep engineers will continue to complete by adding hvac, electrical and piping systemsThen similar to architects, mep engineers can leverage multiple integrated analysis tools such as our own tools but also partners and competitors products that support GBXML format to exchange dataOnce the design is completed, the next phase is of course the creation of CD and finally pushing the model downstream for fabricationWe are driving adn partners to integrate with Revit MEP and the first oen will be East cost cad based in New england
For construction company, the workflow is different than on the design sideThe first part is really around gathering the models from the designers. If they don’t exist or if the quality is not sufficient, GC will model what is missingThe second phase is the aggregation and btw the models can come from our own authoring tools or competitive products and that is the beauty of NWNW is our trojan horse. It can help us penetrate competitive accounts and start a conversation to then drive other adsk productsThen now, what is important is what our customers do with the modelWe discuss the benefits of documentations and visualization but for contractors, they need a lot moreContractors need accurate and easily accessible information about material schedules, phasing and multidiscipline coordination. Quantities can be pulled from the model and updated as design changes are made to the geometry. 4D sequencing with construction phase animations allow construction managers to see how the project is being built, and explore “what if” logistical scenarios.The clash detection and coordination tools help better address constructability challenges typically faced during installation in the field.These 3 benefits alone are very powerful for our customersBut they want more so we are working hard to inegrate these models with 3rd party developers like timberline and mc2 for estimating, primavera for scheduling and other erp systems as well
The following is our view of the Operations and Maintenance BIM workflow. We will continue to refine this view as we look to address the needs of the Owner segment. Currently, we see that there will be an ‘Owner’ model that contains information from both the design and construction models. This model will continue to live in perpetuity and is what the Owner will use to drive the operation and maintenance of the building or asset. O&M activities that leverage this model information are shown on the right and include: Facility Management, Maintenance Management, and Energy Management
Innovation for Real Estate: Building Information Modeling (Erin Rae Hoffer) - ULI fall meeting - 102611
Innovation for Real Estate : Building Information Modeling Urban Land Institute Fall Meeting and Expo October 26, 2011 The adoption of BIM is changing the design and construction industry, suggesting innovation for real estate owners and developers.- What is BIM and how does a model-based design and construction process differ from “traditional” approaches?- How are projects conceived and executed differently?- What outcomes are owners realizing as a result of BIM mandates?- What are the risks associated with moving to BIM?- How can owners and developers position BIM within a future-oriented investment strategy?
IntroductionsErin Rae Hoffer AIA LEED BD+C David F. Hovey Jr AIA Senior Industry Program Mgr Senior Industry Program Mgr AEC Solutions | Autodesk Inc. AEC Solutions | Autodesk Inc. Dr. Calvin Kam AIA LEED BD+C James Vandezande AIA LEED BD+C Senior Industry Program Mgr Principal AEC Solutions | Autodesk Inc. HOK