Lunchtime Learning: Transitioning from CAD to BIM

16 May 2014
12:00PM - 1:00PM

District Architecture Center
421 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004

In-Person Attendance:
FREE for AIA/DAC Members.
$25 for Non-members.
Lunch provided by Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc.

Virtual Attendance:
$10 AIA/DAC Members.
$35 for Non-members.

1.0 AIA LU.

Registration required.

Please join AIA|DC and Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. for a presentation on transitioning from CAD to BIM. A traditional method of documentation using CAD software has limited use and supports targeted collaboration with project stakeholders. On the other hand, a Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflow calls for more integrated collaboration among consultants, and the BIM model can be used beyond a project’s construction. We will see with the different types of transitions to a BIM workflow that BIM is not an all-or-nothing proposition.

To meet increasingly compressed project schedules and budgets, as well as reduce waste over the entire lifecycle of a building, today’s designers are being challenged to adopt new workflows. Some are finding success with Building Information Modeling (BIM), a solution that lets designers focus on design, rather than documentation, through the use of intelligent objects that relate to each other while providing coordinated, non-graphical data in the form of schedules and reports. This presentation will explore how Division1 Architects in Washington, DC designed and documented their award-winning project, The Lacey. Their traditional 2D design workflow will be compared with new BIM workflows to illustrate how this change can affect the delivery of a project.

After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:
1) define BIM and learn how to create a Building Information Model;
2) compare and contrast CAD and BIM workflows;
3) discuss various tools and techniques used in developing a BIM workflow for a project such as The Lacey; and
4) discuss the benefits of implementing a BIM workflow.

Presented by Rubina Siddiqui, Assoc. AIA, NOMA, Architectural Industry Specialist, Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc.