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Food for Thought Class

Open BIM: Better Collaboration, Better Designs with BIM Interoperability

Presented by Jeffrey Ouellette, Assoc. AIA, Project Architect at Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc.

BIM is the whole of the processes served by technology that is comprised of the formulation, design, analysis, encoding, decoding, fabrication, simulation, and management of a project. Various BIM applications address different viewpoints, or workflows. While each has a unique, native/proprietary file format, the applications are not directly compatible with each other. Therefore, there needs to be a way to translate or transform the desired data and move it from one system to the next. This presentation will discuss how to do BIM collaboratively by using IFC interoperability.

Attendees will:
• Define Open BIM and IFC
• Understand how interoperability and collaboration with design partners are improved with Open BIM workflows and IFC technology
• Examine a case study demonstrating Open BIM workflows and IFC technology
• Observe examples of how Open BIM and IFC are used today

Lunch provided.

April 10, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm


Austin Center for Architecture
801 W. 12th Street
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: AIA - 512.452.4332