With advances in technology, construction document preparation has undergone a drastic transformation. Drawings have gone from manual drafting to computer aided design/drafting or CAD. First in two dimensional automation, then as 3D drawings and now moving to true Building Information Modeling. Specifications have also undergone a transition from typewritten documents to masters using word processing to database driven master systems which produce the specification text. As we move toward more complete integration of building data in the BIM model, the need for separate stand alone text documents will disappear. This transition is happening. Design and construction professionals can lead the transition to ensure a thoughtful project delivery process or be swept along into a process be determined by programming geeks and marketing consultants. This session will be a discussion of where we are, where things are going and how we can get involved to create an organized future which ensures building performance standards and quality design don’t get lost along the way.
AIA CES 1LU/HSW pending. The learning objectives for this session are:
1. Review how specifications are currently used to indicate material requirements & ensure performance & life safety.
2. Understand the difference between drawings & building information models as they are used to construct buildings.
3. Learn how materials requirements can be integrated into the BIM model instead of separately produced text document.
4. Explore how design professionals can control this transformation of document delivery to assure the design decisions are properly incorporated into the building information model.
The mission of CSI is to advance building information management and education of project teams to improve facility performance.
CSI offers various categories of membership … Professional for persons active in the construction industry, Emerging Professional for those new to the industry, Retired, Emeritus and Student.
Our broad and unique diversification of the chapter members offers opportunities for education, communication and networking with a focus on local issues.