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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Recap: AGC BIM Conference in Atlanta

According to Mayan astrological calendars, the world will end in December of 2012. [Or is it 2016? I can’t remember.] But one thing seems certain: if so, by the time it does, use of BIM (building information modeling) will be commonplace in the delivery of construction projects.

That was the consensus (or at least the non-Mayan part was) at last Friday’s well-attended BIM conference in Atlanta, sponsored by the Georgia Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America (“AGC”). It seemed obvious to those attending that the BIM debate has now moved past the question of “if BIM will be used for most projects.” It is now focused on the date on which that will happen. By a show of hands, the great majority of the audience seemed certain that that would occur within three to ten years.

Three excellent speakers cut through what could have been a fog of acronyms and software industry jargon to provide a program that was both practical and “inspirational.” Read more...

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