BD+C, AIA NE Illinois sponsor BIM continuing education program

April 01, 2010 |

Building information modeling is the hottest technology to hit the AEC professions in decades. Building Design+Construction and the AIA Northeast Illinois component will sponsor an AIA/CES-approved continuing education forum, “Putting BIM into Practice,” on Thursday, May 13, at the Hilton Hotel in Lisle, Ill.

Join BD+C Senior Associate Editor Jeff Yoders (who blogs as “BIMBoy”) and our panelists to learn:

  • How you can put BIM to work in your firm

  • How to overcome roadblocks in BIM implementation

  • Where BIM technology is headed in the next 18-24 months

This program will be registered with the AIA/CES program; attendees will be eligible to earn AIA/CES learning units.

“Putting BIM into Practice” faculty:

Mark Mergenschroer is BIM development coordinator at TME Consulting Engineers, Little Rock, Ark. He is an Autodesk Revit Certified Professional and Beta Program Tester and a member of the Revit MEP Customer Research Team and the Autodesk User Group International. He develops MEP content for SmartBIM (Reed Construction Data) and has designed or managed 30+ BIM models for projects in seven states.

Robert A. van het Hof, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, is a project architect and BIM specialist at Heitman Architects, Inc., Itasca, Ill. A member of the Autodesk User Group International since 2006, he is currently secretary-treasurer of the Chicago Loop Revit Users Group. He is a Revit Architecture Certified Professional, as well as expert in ArchiCAD and other software applications, and teaches Revit at Triton and Harper Colleges. He holds a BArch from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Peter Rumpf, LEED AP, is Senior Integrated Construction Coordinator for Mortenson Construction, Elk Grove Village, Ill. He is leading the Virtual Design and Construction initiative on Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, for which he developed the BIM Protocol Manual. Rumpf is an expert in AutoCAD Architecture, Navisworks Manage. He is a two-time Mortenson Construction Pinnacle Award winner and holds a BS, Architectural Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Our moderator, Jeff Yoders, writes BD+C's feature articles and columns on BIM, CAD, and IT products and field tests computer hardware and software programs. As “BIMBoy,” he blogs on BIM and related topics at Yoders holds a master's in New Media from Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, and a degree from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.

Architects, architecture firm management, AEC IT management, contractors, CMs, structural and MEP engineers, commercial building owners, real estate developers, institutional building owners, and BIM/CAD/IT staff at AEC firms are encouraged to attend.

The program will include a buffet reception starting at 5:30 p.m.

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