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BIM: Productivity cure or curse? Seminar recording now available!

February 8, 2013

This unique presentation by Lee McCormick, Principal and Director of Practice and Joe Sam, BIM Manager with Smith Carter is now available at no cost!
Screen Shot 2013-02-08 at 12.11.23 PMMultiple organizations, vendors, and other firms have espoused the productivity benefits of BIM. Most advocates claim that productivity will be lost during the initial implementation phase, but only to see a significant longer-term productivity gain and return-on-investment.
McCormick and Sam provide an objective and realistic look at the potential productivity benefits and pitfalls of BIM, with a focus on real-world versus anecdotal observations.
Together they answered key questions, including:
·      What is BIM?
·      What observations/evidence exist to support claims of increased productivity?
·      What are the real productivity potentials of BIM?
·      What should you consider when thinking about BIM implementation?
Watch the presentation here:  Note: You must Register.  It is simple and easy!
Lee_cropLee McCormick, a registered architect, has focused his career on design excellence in the building industry for over 20 years. He is currently Smith Carter’s Director of Practice, responsible for developing the firm’s qualitative performance standards for all projects, and works with discipline leaders to ensure the application across the practice. Lee has championed the implementation of BIM into Smith Carter’s delivery process.
JoeSam_cropJoe Sam is the BIM Manager with Smith Carter. He is responsible for CAD/BIM Governance, multidisciplinary training of all staff on BIM (Beginner to Advanced levels of training), and strategic procurement and implementation of BIM applications. Joe was responsible for the successful implementation of BIM at Smith Carter and has extensive experience in software development, systems/business analysis, project management and manufacturing. Over the past 20 years, Joe has been working with various CAD/3D/BIM applications, developing custom software solutions, supporting teams and conducting training sessions.
There is no cost to access this seminar, thanks to support from the National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program’s Digital Technology Adoption Pilot Program, the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council, and the Sustainable Infrastructure Technology Research Group.