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Feb. 27: Mechanical BIM: Case Studies and Implementation

February 8, 2013

Join Red River College and its event partners CTTAM and ABTAM, for an in-depth look at Building Information Modeling (BIM) for technologists and technicians in the mechanical building industry, and enjoy a networking reception too!
Many purveyors of BIM also have a stake in its success. At Mechanical BIM: Case Studies and Implementation, you will learn from your peers through real stories about their experiences with BIM.
Speaker Line-up:

Stirling Walkes, Senior Mechanical Engineer and Principal with SMS Engineering Jarvis Penner, Engineering Manager for the development of REVIT content with E.H. Price Lee McCormick, Principal and Director of Practice with Smith Carter Joe Sam, BIM Manager with Smith Carter

Topics to be covered:

  • The use of REVIT MEP and mechanical systems tools; covered through case study presentations of multiple SMS Engineering projects; this will include a look at energy analysis, duct layout, scheduling, technical issues, and more.
  • E.H. Price’s library of Revit content, including: rational for creating Families, conforming to Autodesk’s style guide, features of the E.H. Price models, and products that E.H. Price has models for
  • BIM implementation in your practice
Date: Feb. 27, 2013
Time: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Venue: Sandman Hotel and Suites, Winnipeg Airport
Cost: $35 – includes networking reception at 6 p.m.

Registration: Click here to register
Registration deadline: Feb. 25, 2013 at 5 p.m.
This event is specifically designed for any mechanical firm or individual technologist or technician that is considering BIM implementation, or is in the early stages of BIM implementation. Design professionals, engineers, builders, contractors, developers, educators, and students will also benefit from the information delivered and the opportunity to network.
The cost of this event is kept low, 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.
Stirling Walkes, Senior Mechanical Engineer and Principal with SMS Engineering

stirlingcrop2As one of the first in Canada to achieve both the LEED® Accredited Professional and the ASHRAE High Performance Building Design Professional designations, Stirling has applied his energy modelling expertise to Geothermal projects such as the Oscar Lathlin Collegiate; the Steinbach Credit Union Lagimodiere Branch; Monsanto Phase 2 Addition; various Manitoba Hydro Service Centres and the Assiniboine Park Zoo Redevelopment. Stirling is also a verifier of the BOMA BESt program in Manitoba. Additional projects include the Women’s Correctional Facility in Headingley, Manitoba and the South District Police Station in Winnipeg.

SMS has used REVIT MEP on a number of projects over the past 6 years, throughout our learning curve we have made good use of the mechanical system tools.  The presentation will provide a brief highlight of some of those projects.
Jarvis Penner, Engineering Manager for the development of REVIT content with E.H. Price
jarvisJarvis is a Mechanical Engineer with five years of design engineering experience.  As the engineering manager for the development of the Revit content, he was responsible for developing the Price Revit style guide in 2009. Price was one of the first HVAC manufacturers to create a library of content for all their products.
Presentation Summary

  • Why do we create Families
  • Do we conform to Autodesk’s style guide?
  • Features of the Price models
  • What products do we have models for?

Lee McCormick, Principal and Director of Practice with Smith Carter
Lee 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.

Joe Sam, BIM Manager with Smith Carter

Joe 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.
Lee and Joe will provide a succinct presentation on the important factors to consider when implementing BIM in your practice.