Growth in Green Building Use Expected to Drive Use of BIM Tools– Related Conference At Ecobuild America

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The growth of the green building market will drive adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, according to a new SmartMarket Report, “Green BIM: How Building Information Modeling is Contributing to Green Design and Construction”, released by McGraw-Hill Construction. Providing education to support this trend is the National BIM Conference, a conference-within-a-conference at Ecobuild America, which takes place December 6-9 in Washington DC.

The growth of the green building market will drive adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, according to a new SmartMarket Report, “Green BIM: How Building Information Modeling is Contributing to Green Design and Construction”, released by McGraw-Hill Construction. Providing education to support this trend is the National BIM Conference, a conference-within-a-conference at Ecobuild America, which takes place December 6-9 in Washington DC.

The most comprehensive event ever held focused on this important subject, the National BIM Conference gets attendees up to speed quickly on IT standards and implementation for interoperability. From BIM primers and case studies to cost engineering, test beds and hands-on workshops, there is something for everyone -- beginners to advanced users.

As part of this concentration of BIM education, the buildingSMART™ alliance is sponsoring 40 technical sessions in 5 threads:
    1. BIM in Education
    2. GIS-BIM
    3. BIM Standards
    4. BIM Experience
    5. Green BIM
In addition to the seminars lead by industry experts, there is an abundance of BIM related activities on the exhibit floor as well including:

BIM & Intelligent Buildings Theater
Attendees can experience fresh from the incubator technology to meet owner demands for increased building intelligence, security, surveillance and efficiency. No longer a fantasy, Building Information modeling (BIM) and Internet Protocol (IP) systems are HOT. This theater brings attendees to get current on the powerful systems now on the market and on other software/IT tools to improve collaboration and interoperability.

The AEC Interoperability Center
This exhibit feature allows attendees to see real-world examples of how BIM and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) systems are revolutionizing collaboration. The Center will visually demonstrate how these rapidly emerging technologies are redefining how projects are planned and scheduled, cost overruns are minimized, and how facilities are managed throughout the project lifecycle.

BIMStorm DC
Attendees can join in from a smart phone or laptop to communicate about the built environment with web based 3D design in real time in this one-of-a-kind, interactive presentation. Demonstrations will include how BIM can support EcoDistricts and High Performance Buildings. The BIMStorm® activities focused on Executive Order 13514 will feature the collaborative data exchange among competing software vendors who understand the importance of open standards. Geographic data and building information will be interchanged among multiple programs to assist real-time, graphic visualization of data that accelerates consensus decision making among all stakeholders.

ABOUT ECOBUILD AMERICA
Ecobuild America®, sponsored by the National Institute of Building Sciences, educates design and construction professionals on how to improve our built environment. This unique, annual conference and exhibit, not only introduces new strategies and materials to create high performance, sustainable structures, but also the technology to do it faster and more profitably. For more information, visit http://www.aecEcobuild.com. To exhibit, advertise or become a sponsor of Ecobuild America, please call 800.996.3863.

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