Business and Professional Practices
Full Session without Abstracts
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is rapidly transforming the structural design profession. Engineers can use these tools to improve the efficiency and quality of their work, but can also leverage modeling capabilities to provide new services to their clients. This panel of leading BIM experts with a roundtable breakout session offer guidance on implementing BIM into standard contracts.
How much modeling do the contracts require? How can you leverage Level of Detail (LOD) and BIM Execution Plans (BxP) to manage your risk when teaming on BIM based projects. The panel will also offer suggestions to apply the latest BIM technologies to improve design efficiency and grow the business practice. BIM-enabled Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) has paved the way for Structural Engineers to expand their roles and services in projects utilizing a design/construction collaborative approach. With this in mind, the panel will discuss how BIM is continuing to change the business of Structural Engineering and what firms of all sizes should consider when implementing BIM into their project planning, strategic planning, and contracts.