BIM: The Future for Your High-Tech Facility

April 19, 2012
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time


Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an interactive tool with the potential to provide a robust, accurate, and holistic description of your facility through user-friendly, three-dimensional views that allow you to see all of the building's interacting parts. BIM is becoming the next requirement in sustainable facilities, and you can contribute to the development of BIM standards.

During I2SL's High-Tech Talk webinar, "BIM: the Future for Your High-Tech Facility," participants learned how the National Institute of Building Sciences' buildingSMART alliance™ is collaborating with the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and I2SL to develop consensus-based, open BIM standards while transforming BIM education to produce the facilities and infrastructure practitioners of the next generation.

During the webinar, participants:

  • Discovered the role of the National Institute of Building Sciences' buildingSMART alliance in developing open BIM standards.
  • Saw how BIM-related research is being compiled in the National BIM Standard-United States™ database.
  • Understood the efforts being undertaken through the IFMA/I2SL agreement with the buildingSMART alliance.
  • Learned how and why they should get involved with the open BIM standards development process.


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Professional Development Hours and Continuing Education Credits

Attendees of this course and those who view the recording can earn one Professional Development Hour (PDH) for professional engineers and one Continuing Education Credit (CEC) from the American Institute of Architects for registered architects.

Contact I2SL if you would like to receive professional development hours for viewing the webinar.

Instructor Biography

Deke Smith is the executive director for the Building Seismic Safety Council and the buildingSMART alliance at the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS). Deke was instrumental in the beginnings of the NIBS Construction Criteria Base, which is now known as the Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG). He initiated both the National CAD Standard and the National BIM Standard. Mr. Smith is co-author of "Building Information Modeling: A Strategic Implementation Guide."


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