Building information modeling (BIM) standards, objects, software and more will be the focus of the National BIM Conference sponsored by the buildingSMART alliance and AEC Science and Technology. The National BIM Conference will be held during Ecobuild America (EBA), running December 5-9, 2011, in Washington, DC. There will be a wealth of educational opportunities offered for government agencies, building owners, contractors, architects and all building industry professionals.
BIM uses advanced digital technology to represent all of the physical and functional characteristics of a building. Using a computer program, the design team can collaboratively design in three dimensions, which can increase productivity in building design and construction. BIM is changing the way the building industry does business. It is a critical tool for increasing interoperability and reducing design building costs, especially with regard to green and sustainable structures. Several types of BIM educational sessions, including case studies, standard updates, green BIM and more, will be offered throughout BIM Week.