BIMForum News Item
The BIMForum met last week in Boston, MA for its first standalone working meeting. The 100+ attendees represented practically every sector of the industry: builders, designers, engineers, lawyers, owners, professors, software vendors, and subcontractors.
The focus of this meeting was working on projects that will support industry-wide implementation. Each subforum spent the better part of the 2 days working on their specific projects, then came together at the end of meeting to inform the other groups.
The largest group, the Process Mapping Task Force, moved forward in defining a collaborative process and expects to fine-tune and document the process over the next 6 months. The Legal Subforum, chaired by Rick Lowe and Duane Morris, had 3 days of solid work; they looked to updating the language to better address issues.
The Software Vendors Subforum, chaired by Jonathan Widney, Autodesk, started to bring all of the vendors together to design elementary training sessions that can support some of the needs of the industry. The Emerging Leaders’ Subforum, chaired by John Tocci, Jr., Gilbane, and Sarah Vekasy, KlingStubbins, had a successful first meeting establishing a 1-year plan which included establishing BIMWiki, putting together a VDC Crash Course for Students and begin plans to have a VDC Wan Party.
Although work will continue virtually, the group will physical meet face to face again in January 2008, in Miami, FL.