Webinars

The AIA Technology in Architectural Practice Knowledge Community explores the ways that architects use technology to enhance their practice.

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AIA TAP and AGC BIMForum 2013 Professionals Choice Award

Live date: April 24, 2013
Presenters: Dave Burger, AIA; Jamey Barlet; Brian E. Filkins; and Jenna Knudsen, AIA
Moderators: Stephen Hagan, FAIA and Brian Skripac, Assoc. AIA
Resources Available: Presentation | Video

This year the 9th Annual AIA TAP BIM Awards is delighted to have partnered with the AGC BIMForum to host presentations and in-person | online voting for the 2013 Professionals Choice BIM Award. This webinar was broadcast live from the AGC BIMForum in Miami on April 24th and the following firms and projects, already vetted by AIA to receive BIM Awards recognition at the 2013 AIA Convention in Denver on June 19, 2013, presented their projects for your vote!

CollinsWoerman + GLY Construction | Group Health Cooperative Puyallup Medical Center

Fentress Architects / Mortenson Construction | Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center

CO Architects | Phoenix Bio-medical Campus; Health Sciences Education Building

Please note online voting has closed. Phoenix Bio-medical Campus; Health Sciences Education Building is the AIA 2013 BIM Awards Professionals' Choice recipient.

The Future of Specifications

Live date: February 19, 2013
Presenters: Mark Kalin, FAIA, FCSI, CCS LEED AP; Michael Brennan; and Rob Dean, AIA, CSI, CCS
Moderators: Michael J. King, FCSI, CCS and Andy Smith, AIA
Resources Available: Presentation | Video | Q&A

Project contract documents contain drawings and specifications. Yet the active industry discussion is about BIM (drawings) and almost no discussion about specifications. Surely there have been technology advances for specification authoring and linking to BIMs. Well-coordinated drawings and specifications reduce project risks. Is it possible to author specifications in parallel with design activities, providing critical data to designers to make well-informed decisions? This presentation is for all project participants responsible for authoring and coordinating project specifications.

   

5D BIM: Design Costs Analysis

Live date: September 14, 2012
Presenters: Corey Sanders, Kenneth A. Roberts and Donald Henrich
Moderator: David Scheer, AIA
Resources Available: Presentation | Video | Q&A

The use of computer technology has allowed designers to explore inspiring and radical design ideas.  And, when these ideas are presented to clients the designers are challenged with “Can this world-class architecture be constructed within the project budget?”  Surely computer technology can assist designers to monitor predicted construction costs?  Surely computer technology can automate the tedious task of measuring, counting and organizing design components for cost estimating?  This webinar explores the challenges and successes of using BIM for predicting construction costs through a series of three presentations provided by Beck Technology, Project Time & Cost, Inc. and Vico Software.

   

Practical BIM

Live date: July 13, 2012
Presenters: Daniel J. Janotta, AIA; Dennis Sheldon, Ph.D., AIA; Anton Harfman, AIA; and Mario Guttman, AIA
Moderator: Prof. Karen M. Kensek
Resources Available: Presentation | Video | Q&A

This (free) broadcasted session of the Practical BIM symposium consists of four leaders in technology in practice: Daniel J. Janotta, AIA, discusses BIM Implementation, Process, and Training; Dennis Sheldon, Ph.D., AIA, discusses BIM and the Cloud; Anton Harfman, AIA discusses BIM - Building Relationships; Mario Guttman, AIA discusses Application Programming Enhancement of BIM. Professor Karen M. Kensek moderates.

The Practical BIM symposium will include a wide range of applications of building information modeling that encompass ideas, methods, and concepts that can be implemented at your firm or will inspire future applications.  It is the sixth in the series of yearly BIM symposium at the University of Southern California, School of Architecture.
   

COAA and AIA TAP Present: 2012 Professionals' Choice and Owners’ Choice BIM Awards

Live Date: April 25, 2012
Presenters: Calvin Kam, AIA, PhD; Tony Rinella, Assoc. AIA; and
David Scheer, AIA

Moderator: Stephen Hagan, FAIA

Resources Available: Presentation | Video


This April 25, 2012 presentation includes the five AIA TAP 2012 BIM Award winners in Category B (Process Innovation Using BIM), competing for the 2012 Professionals' Choice BIM Award.

Please note online voting has closed. The Institute for Systems Biology is the AIA 2012 BIM Awards Professionals' Choice recipient.        
  • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Patient Care Pavilion
  • Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building Modernization

  • Institute for Systems Biology

  • Maricopa County South Court Tower

  • Warrior in Transition Barracks - Fort Carson, CO

 

BIG BIM Bang – Enterprise BIM and BIG Data – Sharing Data

Live Date: April 13, 2012
Presenters: John Roach, Timothy Blatner, Andreas Phelps, Kurt Maldovan, and Jesse Whalen
Moderator: Finith Jernigan, FAIA
Resources Available: Presentation | Video | Q&A

The building industry and architecture is going through a transformation. The sharing of data in an interoperable format enables collaboration across multiple teams. This webinar will demonstrate how project data from two owners, the Foundation for California Community Colleges and Kaiser Permanente, share project data from early design, through construction and into the life-cycle. Sharing project data is commonly seen as a challenge, but the reality is that it is possible to move data between BIM and other tools and effectively use it on projects today. Learn how the building industry can effectively use big data and BIM. Presenters will include, architects, builders, engineers and owners. In a recent BIMStorm, 155 teams used over 35 tools to collaborate with BIM. This webinar will show some of the results.


   

BIM for Small Projects II: Case Studies in Innovative BIM Use by Small Firms and Sole Practitioners

Live date: March 9, 2012
Presenters: Brian Skripac, Assoc AIA; H. Edward Goldberg, AIA; and Jared Banks, AIA
Moderators: David Scheer, AIA and Jeffrey Ouellette, Assoc. AIA
Resources Available: Presentation | Video | Q&A

There is a widely shared perception that small firms and sole practitioners cannot take advantage of Building Information Modeling due to such factors as its cost, complexity, training time, and productivity for small projects. These case studies, presented by architects who work in small firms or as sole practitioners, will demonstrate how BIM has enhanced their practices and enabled them to create excellent projects.

   

Aggressive Performance Goals Met through Integrated Project Delivery

Live date: February 10, 2012
Presenters: Todd Stine, AIA and Jack Avery
Moderator: Stephen Hagan, FAIA
Resources Available: Presentation | Video

This session will discuss how architects can improve their design management services as contractors push for a more active role in managing the design phase of projects through Virtual Design and Construction using BIM model; and how ambitious performance, cost and delivery goals were met through a heightened level of integration throughout the accelerated design-build process of the new District Headquarters for the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers.

   

BIM for Small Projects: Case Studies in Innovative BIM Use by Small Firms and Sole Practitioners

Live date: October 14, 2011
Presenters: Travis Young, AIA; François Lévy, AIA; and Bradley Khouri, AIA
Moderators: David Scheer, AIA and Jeffrey Ouellette, Assoc. AIA
Resources Available: Presentation | Video

There is a widely shared perception that small firms and sole practitioners cannot take advantage of Building Information Modeling
due to such factors as its cost, complexity, training time, and productivity for small projects. These case studies, presented by
architects who work in small firms or as sole practitioners, will demonstrate how BIM has enhanced their practices and enabled them
to create excellent projects. 

This webinar is a presentation by the AIA Technology in Architectural Practice Knowledge Community and co-sponsored by its fellow
KCs: Custom Residential Architects Network, Small Project Practitioners, Interior Architecture, and the Small Firm Roundtable.

   

Award Winning BIM: Lessons Learned from GSA's 3D/4D BIM Program and a Case Study of 2011 AIA BIM Award Winner Chicago Federal Center

Live date: September 9, 2011
Presenters: Charles Matta, FAIA; Calvin Kam, AIA, PhD.; Peggy Yee; Bob Mauck, AIA; and Paul Blanchard
Moderator: Stephen Hagan, FAIA
Resources Available: Presentation | Video

Since 2005, the AIA Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP) Knowledge Community has spearheaded an effort to highlight award winning "best of breed" case studies from the profession in the harnessing of Building Information Model (BIM) technology and processes to further design, construction and project excellence.

This 90 minute webinar will highlight that 7 years of exploration of BIM excellence. An overview of the BIM Awards program, a mention of the upcoming 2012 awards program, a more in depth discussion of the U.S. General Services Administration’s 3D/4D BIM program, and a detailed case study of BIM enabled Process Innovation from the 2011 Awards.


 

Extreme BIM

Live date: July 8, 2011
Presenters: Joseph Burns, FAIA; Chandler Ahrens; and Michael Kilkelly, AIA
Moderator: Prof. Karen M. Kensek
Resources Available: Video

In this session from Extreme BIM 2011 and as a part of the monthly virtual townhall, Joseph Burns, FAIA, Managing Principal of Thornton Tomasetti presents “Stretching BIM: Design to Construction;” Chandler Ahrens of Morphosis presents “Progressive Feedback;” Michael Kilkelly, AIA, Associate at Gehry Partners presents “Translations from Model to Building.” Viewers will learn about the importance of BIM from design to construction, both from the architects’ and contractors’ viewpoints and about the difference between a design model and a constructability model.

 

Client Needs and BIM Standards: Where Do We Stand?

Live date: June 10, 2011
Presenters: Calvin Kam, AIA, PhD; Kimon Onuma, FAIA; and Luciana Burdi, Intl. Assoc. AIA
Moderator: Tony Rinella, Assoc. AIA
Resources Available: Video

As a part of the monthly virtual townhall, learn where the market is going and owners' needs in technology, BIM and process. While this recording is not eligible for on-demand continuing education credit at this time, Viewers will learn how a variety of owner organizations currently use BIM and technology in project procurement and project facilities management; learn the importance of BIM standards, both publicly available and internally developed by owners, in implementing BIM-based business practices; identify the principal publicly available BIM-related technology standards currently under development and the advantages and shortcomings of each.