WPL Webinar to Focus on the Use of BIM, Lean Processes for a California Hospital

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The interactive webinar is suited for various professionals in the construction industry, including public and private owners, construction managers, contractors, subcontractors, architects, and engineers.

WPL Publishing soon will hold a webinar examining the use of building information modeling (BIM) and lean processes for a Sutter hospital in Castro Valley, Calif., a project that is expected to be completed by the end of next year.

BIM is changing the way constructors do business, but it is still relatively new and there is much to learn. One of the best ways to learn is from studying how other businesses are using BIM and their trials and tribulations along the way. Toward this end, consultant Paul Teicholz will present to webinar attendees a case history that is included in the newly released second edition of BIM Handbook: A Guide to Building Information Modeling for Owners, Managers, Designers, Engineers and Contractors, which he co-authored. To register for the 90-minute webinar, scheduled for Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. (EDT), visit http://tinyurl.com/5st42ve.

Teicholz will discuss the use of integrated project delivery as an approach that allowed the project team to collaborate closely from the start of the design process through subsequent phases, producing superior results for the owner. The project is expected to meet what are considered very demanding schedule requirements at a cost that is under budget.

The webinar, entitled “A BIM Case Study: A Real-Life Use of BIM Application for Sutter Hospital in Castro Valley,” will cover the following topics:

  • Organization of the project team.
  • Contractual arrangements that allowed the team to share the pain and gain on the project.
  • The approach used for close collaboration.
  • Technologies used for model creation, model storage, and sharing.
  • Technologies enabling the use of a model in the field.
  • The approach undertaken to allow use of the model for quantity takeoff and cost estimation.

In addition, the event will help webinar attendees do the following:

  • Learn who owns a final integrated design.
  • Understand who bears the cost of model management.
  • Recognize how the shift in terminology can create legal headaches.
  • Comprehend issues regarding insurability.
  • Protect their organizations from the risks of software defects and failures.

Following Mr. Teicholz’s presentation, there will be an interactive 10-to-15 minute question-and-answer session addressing relevant topics.
Webinar tuition is based on location, not number of participants, so each registration site can have multiple participants for one low price. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/5st42ve.

WPL Publishing Co., Inc. produces three construction newsletters: Construction Claims Advisor (http://www.constructionclaims.com), Green Building Insider (http://www.greenbuildinginsider.com), and Construction Advisor Today (http://www.constructionadvisortoday.com). The company also hosts webinar series on topics relevant to the construction industry. WPL is on Twitter at CAT_Online.

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