Somehow, I’ve become the Barbara Walters of BIM.
Come, sit on the couch. I promise my questions won’t be too hard.
There has been a lot of good feedback on my interview with David Kasha of Stantec a few weeks ago about implementing Civil 3D across his organization. Check it out for yourself in the archive section at http://www.cenews.com/webcasts (called Create with Vision: Implementing BIM for Infrastructure).
I just finished recording the raw material for an interview with Dave DeJong of Stantec. The interview will be featured in the next CE News Webcast on July 19, 2012.
This will probably be one of the most technical CE News webcasts yet. Dave digs into the whys and hows of Stantec’s Civil 3D workflow, talks about creating surfaces for machine control grading and shares ideas for keeping standards up to date.
One thing that Dave said that I thought made perfect sense was “Tailor your model to suit the deliverables.” While a BIM process certainly allows you to model out your entire project down to the millimeter, that may not be necessary for what you are delivering. Your team needs to understand, from a business perspective, how much detail should be built into the model.
Here is the information on the webcast. (Note: I realize I use the word “tackle” about 40 times in the description below. Not sure what is up with that.)
Thursday, July 19, 2012 1PM ET / 12 PM CT / 10AM PT
In the first webcast in this series, David Kasha of Stantec discussed how his company has begun to implement a BIM process for infrastructure work. This webcast will take that conversation to the next level and tackle the design phase of a transportation project. We’ll sit down with Stantec project engineer, Dave DeJong, and discuss how BIM for Infrastructure has allowed his team to tackle large projects and new delivery methods. He’ll give us a peek into Stantec’s workflows, data organization and processes, and offer insights into how his team tackles challenging design situations.
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