WPL Publishing to Sponsor ‘BIM Roadmap 2013’ Four-Part Webinar Series

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The interactive webinar series, scheduled to begin March 21, is suited for a wide variety of professionals within the construction community, including owners, contractors, construction managers, and owners’ representatives who want to gain a working knowledge of building information modeling (BIM) and related information technologies.

WPL Publishing Co., Inc.

WPL Publishing Co., Inc. provides expert training, education, and development resources for the construction industry

Within one week, WPL Publishing will kick off a four-part webinar series that will focus on how building information modeling (BIM) is continuing to evolve to help contractors, owners, and others in the construction community achieve productivity gains.

This year’s BIM Roadmap lineup includes the following 90-minute webinars: “Owner Expectations: NBIMS-US Standard Version 2 to Accelerate BIM Usage over the Next Five Years,” which will take place March 21; “The Design Side: Meeting Owners’ and Contractors’ Expectations,” which is scheduled for March 28; “Contractor Success: Putting BIM Tools to Work in the Field,” which is set for April 4; and “Facilitating the BIM Process: Contract Documents, IPD, and Applying BIM in Traditional Delivery Methods,” which is slated for April 18. Each webinar will begin at 1:00 p.m. (EDT). To register either for the entire series or individual webinars, visit http://tinyurl.com/b9w2w98.

During the “Owner Expectations” webinar, BuildingSmart Alliance Executive Director Deke Smith will trace the trajectory of BIM development and show webinar attendees how the second version of the National Building Information Modeling Standard and other developments will continue to accelerate BIM use throughout the design and construction industry.

Savvy architects, engineers, design-builders, developers, and construction managers are learning that opportunities abound for those who have invested in developing company capabilities in BIM. Private owners and public agencies are adding BIM clauses in their specifications with full details and requirements starting at the design phase and progressing into facilities management. In addition to owner requirements, BIM affords architects and engineers productivity gains plus more flexibility to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and other goals for green building. During “The Design Side,” Cindy Baldwin, A.C.A.I., will explain how her firm has experienced substantial growth through its use of BIM, including opening up new areas of services for owners, contractors, and design firms.

In “Contractor Success,” webinar attendees will learn how contractors are using tablets and kiosks at the jobsite for ready access to drawings and schedules as well as how devices and communication technologies are applied to keep a project team involved for problem solving and change control. In addition to the actual tools and benefits to contractors through increased use of information technologies in the field, expert presenters will discuss the transitions that project managers must make in their own management and administration processes, what new skills they should anticipate learning, and how the jobsite communication and documentation process will evolve.

During “Facilitating the BIM Process,” a legal team will offer advice about how to match BIM usage -- including model sharing, management, and ownership -- with various project-delivery systems that are commonly used throughout the construction industry.

At the conclusion of each webinar, 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/b9w2w98.

WPL Publishing Co., Inc. provides expert training, education, and development resources for the construction industry via live webinars and its ConstructionPro Network website (http://www.ConstructionProNet.com). Through ConstructionPro Network, WPL publishes the independent newsletter ConstructionPro Week, providing news, analysis, and insightful commentary about recent developments involving construction law, green buildings, building information modeling, and various construction managerial technologies and techniques.

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