BIMstorm™ Chicago - Jan. 27, 2011
LIVE in Chicago
On January 27, 2011, 100 people gathered online and at HOK's office in
Chicago for 90 minutes to watch and participate in a BIMStorm. This is
January 27th Evening - $14 Billion in 90 Minutes
Mash up of all the submitted
projects. This still needs some work, but all the pieces are in place.
Live reports of cost and other
data of the projects above.
January 27th Middle of Day...
Nice site in Grant Park with a
great view. Can we do this? Please provide input to this BIMStorm.
Grant Park in Chicago will be
the "landing" area for new projects during the presentation
I think there will be some
controversy on the site selection....
- When: Thursday, January
27th at 5:30 PM
- Location: Virtually Online,
or at HOK, 60 East Van Buren Street, 14th Floor | Chicago, IL 60605 USA
- Kimon Onuma will be
- Getting Real with BIM, GIS
and Facility Management
- The Huge Opportunity for
21st Century Architects, Engineers, Contractors & Owners
- BuildingSMART alliance
Interest Group Chicago is hosting a presentation by Kimon Onuma, FAIA
and Deke Smith, FAIA that will be both in-person and on the web
Thursday, January 27 at 5:30 pm Central.
- Local attendees need to
arrive at HOK offices at Wabash and Van Buren by 5:30 pm Central to
pass through security and receive special workshop instructions for
creating live Building Information Models on the web with mobile
devices and Excel.
- Web attendees can sign in
early and also receive the model making instructions.
- Onuma's presentation will
start at 5:45 pm and is titled Getting Real with BIM, GIS and Facility
Management. In a 45 minute presentation, he will demonstrate the
advanced, but accessible, processes being used by the GSA, Department
of Homeland Security, US Department of Defense, US Army Corps of
Engineers, US Coast Guard, California Community College system and
- Automatic creation of BIM
from Excel and transfer of information between BIM and GIS to increase
productivity and profitability from initial planning through facility
management will be demonstrated. See more presentation details below.
- Deke Smith, FAIA -
Executive Director of the buildingSMART alliance will present open
- The session will end with
45 minutes of web interaction and special guests to demonstrate
processes described in the presentation.
How you can participate in this BIMStorm
If you would just like to watch the presentation please sign up below.
If you want to interact with the participants there are many easy ways
to get started. Level 1 is the easiest.
- Level 1 - Watch by signing up here.
- Level 2 - If you have an
iPhone, iPad, or PC with Safari, you can create a BIM in one minute and
submit it to the Chicago site. We will be sending out instructions
after you sign up on how to do this.
- Level 3 - If you know how
to use SketchUp, and you can make a simple building mass in SketchUp,
please submit it to Google Warehouse, and name the building(s)
"BIMStorm + Your Name", we will take it from there during the
- Level 4 - If you have
access to the Onuma System you can submit the same SketchUp building
from the Level 3 Tutorial directly.
Getting Real with BIM, GIS and Facility Management: The Huge
Opportunity for 21st Century Architects, Engineers, Contractors
Cloud computing through the internet with interconnected applications
allow all levels of users to collaborate with open standards based
information in unprecedented ways. Real time interaction on the
Internet is possible today through BIMStorms. Sustainability goals of
the 2030 challenge + Executive Order 13514 can be addressed with
Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Geographic Information Systems
(GIS) in the cloud. Kimon Onuma, a leader in the BIM world and creator
of BIMStorms, will demonstrate how you can maximize the value of the
“I” of BIM.
With everything connected --
the world connected to the city, the city to the site, the site to the
building and the building to the contents of the building -- the
complexity creates immense challenges. Facility management throughout
the entire life-cycle from early planning to sustainment is critical to
support high performance buildings. Informed design decisions with
access to real-time performance and energy data become clear with
connected facility information at local and regional levels. Owners
using these processes for design and integrated project delivery are
recognizing the benefits of low carbon collaboration that leverages
knowledge and expertise with unified models. The session is geared for
all levels of owners, operators, architects and planners, and
illustrates how to make facility information more connected and
- BIM and Facility Management
- BIM and Cloud Computing
- BIM and Building Automation
- Keeping Complex Data Simple
for Everyone to Participate
- Open Standards
Join us by Webinar or Live In Chicago
- Participants will also
receive instructions on how to create BIMs for Chicago live during the
presentation from iPhones, iPads, Androids and PCs.
- Reserve your Webinar seat now
- Date: Thursday, January 27,
- Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CST