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Level of Development for BIM and Documents: Integrated Practice in the 21st, Panel Series (2 HSW)
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Level of Development for BIM and Documents: Integrated Practice in the 21st, Panel Series (2 HSW)

When: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: AIA San Francisco
130 Sutter, Suite 600
San Francisco 94104
United States

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AIASF Professional Practice Committee Integrated Practice in the 21st Century Panel Discussion Series: Level of Development for BIM + Project Documentation is a panel discussion on digital technology for innovative design, human centered operations, and integrated infrastructure management.

  1. How project stakeholders currently use BIM models;
  2. What contracts say about BIM Models and what levels of development are required from designers at various phases;
  3. Practical methods and programs to avoid redundancy;
  4. How to manage scope and risk when sharing models during the life of a project;
  5. How and when to integrate design assist into the model(s);
  6. Leveraging Building Information Models (BIM) through Project Delivery, Facility Operations, continuity of Fire Life Safety & Accessibility documentation, and beyond

Discussions about use of BIM technology by project team members and how owners and operators can leverage the BIM information throughout the future life cycle of the building.


Moderated by Kevin Durham, Technical Solutions Executive, Autodesk software solutions


Panelists from the software solutions, consulting, owner, and construction sides will be making presentations with Q&A discussion to follow.

    Christopher Young, Stanford Health Care | Planning, Design + Construction, owners representative
    Josh Mercado, Director, BIM and Technology Integration, Boldt, construction company
    Zigmund Rubel, FAIA, A Design+Consulting, design consultants
    Randy Anderson, BIM Technologist - Digital Delivery Group, Associate, SmithGroup, integrated design firm
    Jon Van Benthem, AIA, LEED AP, Architecture Strategy Manager, Autodesk, software solutions

Networking at 6 and presentations start at 6:30.


About the Presenters


Christopher Young, AIA
Stanford Health Care | Planning, Design + Construction

Chris works with the Planning, Design + Construction department at Stanford Health Care to integrate model-based workflows into all areas  of their practice. He is a digital native who experienced the transition from drawing-based to model-based production and thinking. In his professional training, he has been planner, doer, checker, fixer, overseer, explainer, coordinator, and validator of architectural project work on K-8, higher education, and OSHPD 1, 2, and 3 projects ranging from 4 million to 700 million in project cost.



Joshua Mercado, AIA
Director, BIM and Technology Integration, Boldt, construction company

Joshua Mercado has been with The Boldt Company since 2012. Having worked as a trade partner and now working with Boldt, Joshua brings a clear understanding of challenges of coordination among multiple scopes within Building Information Modeling (BIM).

Joshua uses Lean principles and methodologies, which include pull planning and the Last Planner System, to help facilitate team development of the BIM strategy. Through conversation and documentation of ideas, he helps the team collaborate and taker ownership of the overall BIM process. With an extensive technical background and experience in digital workflows, Joshua helps communicate the effect of BIM and related on projects.

Jon Van Benthem, AIA
LEED AP, Architecture Strategy Manager, Autodesk, software solutions;

Jon is the evangelist for the architectural profession at Autodesk both inside and outside the organization. His role is to align Autodesk offerings and resources with the business of architecture, acting as a liaison among our clients and our internal sales, consulting and development teams. A licensed architect (Colorado) and graduate of the University of Illinois (BSAS ’92, MArch ’94), Jon has worked in traditional architecture firms, design-build companies, consulting/owners’ representation, and real estate development. He was owner and managing principal of his own architecture firm, abe Designworks, for several years before joining Autodesk.


Zigmund (Zig) Rubel, FAIA
President + CEO | Design+Consulting

Zigmund Rubel is the President+CEO of A Design+Consulting, a firm specializing in data-driven processes to plan, design, and construct healing, learning and discovering buildings. They do this through their design services, consulting practice and technology strategies. Mr Rubel has over 25 years of experience and has worked on over 20 million SF of healthcare facilities throughout the world. He is a member of the College Of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.


Randy Anderson, BIM
Technologist | SmithGroup

Randy Anderson is responsible for the development of corporate standards and procedures for BIM software. He is involved in all major projects at inception, ensuring detailed documentation and development from start to finish. His work is supported by meticulous project management skills and a thorough understanding of the intricacies required in successful BIM coordination. Randy’s expertise is grounded in technology management and identifying complete solutions, including the design, installation and configuration of Revit to meet client business requirements. Prior to SmithGroup, Randy was a technical specialist and manager for companies including Autodesk, Revit Technology, and Oracle


About the Moderator


Kevin Durhamn,
Technical Solutions Executive, Autodesk software solutions

Located in Manchester, Kevin joined Autodesk over 13 years ago and has been actively involved in the Architecture, Engineering & Construction industry over 30 years. During his career Kevin has gained his experience in most aspects of design and construction while working for a number of prestigious firms in the US and Canada. Hi understands what it takes to complete projects from design, estimating, coordination, to fabrication. In his role at Autodesk, Kevin plays an integral role in advocating and complementing the company`s Construction and BIM solutions throughout the United States and Canada


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