Connecting Design & Construction

August 13, 2020 12:00 PM EDT - 1:00 PM EDT

 Connecting Design & Construction


Building Information Modeling (BIM) is blurring the lines between digital processing and physical systems, causing the design and build phases of projects to move closer together. Seamless integration of these processes saves time and money. Tools used to connect design and construction include streamlined fabrication technology, prefabrication of materials offsite, modular construction, and 3D printing.

As modeling has matured, an increasing number of contractors and fabricators have embraced BIM for its exceptional value in downstream activities, such as detailing, fabrication, installation, and handover; integrating the complete design and construction workflow as an efficient, collaborative digital effort. The integrated workflow is transforming the design and construction process.

Hear from industry analyst, Steve Jones of Dodge Data & Analytics as he presents their report called, Using BIM to Connect Design and Construction which focuses on the architectural, structural, and MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) aspects of the integrated workflow for building projects.

  • Hear the data on how BIM is used to connect design professionals with fabricators and contractors, as well as the current and future value they find in BIM.
  • Explore the frequency of current implementation and the current and future impacts of a fully connected integrated workflow for building projects.
If you are interested in the Dodge Data SmartMarket brief, click here to download.

Connecting Design & Construction SmartMarket Report

About the Presenter

Stephen Jones focuses on how emerging technologies are transforming the construction industry. In addition to over 100 speaking engagements globally and numerous articles in industry publications, he authors Dodge Data & Analytics' (formerly McGraw-Hill) SmartMarket Reports on technology, distributed to millions of readers worldwide and frequently cited as authoritative references. Steve also hosts the ENR FutureTech events that address how advanced technologies are shaping the future of our industry. Steve is an active leader in many industry initiatives including the BuildingSMART Alliance, the BIMForum, Construction Users Roundtable, Alliance for Construction Excellence and the TC Chan Center for Building Simulation and Energy Studies, and has been a judge for the AIA BIM Awards. Prior to McGraw-Hill, Jones spent 19 years in creative and management roles with top design firms, most recently as a principal and board of directors member with Burt Hill, one of the largest A/E firms in the US (now merged with Stantec). He holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA from The Johns Hopkins University.


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Microsol Resources is an Approved Provider through the AIA/CES and will provide a Certificate of Completion for 1 AIA LU and PDH for this seminar.


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