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Tuesday, April 19, 2005

BIM (conference on Building Information Modeling)

Organized by PhD program, College of Architecture, Georgia Tech
and
The LaiserinLetter

is being held at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center today and tomorrow.

Today, we enjoyed morning coffee in the lounge area on the second floor before migrating to Auditorium 235 for a series of presentations and discussions sure to impact our industry for a long time. The conference was designed to answer the following questions encircling the concept of Building Information Modeling.

What is BIM and what is it supposed to do? What technologies does BIM rely on? What companies are contributing to the BIM effort? What new functional and business capabilities does BIM afford? What are the current limitations? Can they be overcome? What are the benefits, today and when in widespread usage? Finally, what are the impacts and transition costs associated with BIM?

Return here for more info as soon as I get a chance. I'm Mindmapping the conference. Here is a sneak peek!