Academic Interoperability Coalition

2013 - 7th BIM Academic Symposium & Job Task Analysis Review

AEC-ST - Washington, DC

BIM Academic Education Symposium

Friday, January 11, 2013

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Setting the Course for a BIM Educational Strategy. More than 25 colleges and universities will continue their work to establish a joint educational strategy for BIM education. This year’s focus will be on certification, accreditation, and credentialing. Held in collaboration with the AGC BIM Forum, this event will be Washington Marriott at Metro Center, 775 12th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.  20005.

8:00 – 8:30 AM            Introductory Comments (A)

Raymond Issa, University of Florida

Educational Curriculum Approaches

8:30 – 8:45 AM           BIMStorm: A Platform Facilitating Integrated Design and Construction Processes (B)

Tamera McCuen / Elizabeth Pober, Oklahoma University

[Click for Presentation]                              [Click for Paper]

8:45 – 9:00 AM           Student collaboration as the foundation for learning BIM software (C)

Christopher Monson, Mississippi State University

[Click for Paper]

9:00 – 9:15 AM           Use of Building Information Modeling in Student Projects at WPI (D)

Guillermo Salazar, Worchester Polytechnic Institute

[Click for Presentation]                            [Click for Paper]

9:15 – 9:30 AM           Stressing the Importance of Facility Owner Requirements in Construction Management BIM Curricula: A Case Study (E)

Brittany Giel, University of Florida

[Click for Paper]

9:30 – 9:45 AM           Understanding How Virtual Prototypes And WORKSPACES Support

Interdisciplinary Learning In Architectural, Engineering, and

Construction Education (F)

Carrie Sturts Dossick, University of Washington / Robert Leicht

The Pennsylvania State University

[Click for Presentation]                          [Click for Paper]

9:45 – 10:15 AM         Panel Discussion 1 (McCuen, Monson, Salazar, Giel, Leicht) (G)

Guillermo Salazar, Worchester Polytechnic University

10:15 – 10:45 AM        Morning Networking Break

10:45 – 11:00  AM      Industry + Academia: the perfect partnership (H)

Lisa Hogle, Arizona State University

[Click for Presentation]                           [Click for Paper]

11:00 – 11:15 AM       Design Engineer Construct Integrated Management Lab (DECIMaL) (I)

Allan Chasey, Arizona State University

[Click for Presentation]                           [Click for Paper]

11:15 – 11:30 AM       BIM education for new career options: an initial investigation (J)

Wei Wu, Georgia Southern University

[Click for Presentation]                          [Click for Paper]

11:30 – 11:45 AM       Interdisciplinary Collaborative BIM Studio (K)

Robert Holland / Scott Wing, The Pennsylvania State University

[Click for Presentation]                          [Click for Paper]

11:45 – 12:45 PM        Luncheon Speaker (L)

Arto Kiviniemi, Salford University, U.K.

[Click for Presentation]

12:45 – 1:15 PM         Panel Discussion 2 (Hogle, Chasey, Wu, Holland, Wing) (M)

Guillermo Salazar, Worchester Polytechnic Institute

1:15 – 1:45 PM            Afternoon Networking Break

Educational Content Issues

1:45 – 2:00 PM           BIM + FM (N)

Allan Chasey, Arizona State University                                                    

[Click for Presentation]                          [Click for Paper]

2:00 – 2:15 PM           Design – BIM – Build (O)

James Sullivan, University of Flordia

[Click for Presentation]                          [Click for Paper]

2:15 – 2:30 PM           Descriptive Construction Methods through BIM-based Collaboration (P)

Marcel Maghiar, Georgia Southern University

[Click for Presentation]                          [Click for Paper]

2:30 – 2:45 PM           Culture, Technology/Social Media, & BIM (Q)

Peter Cholakis, 4Clicks [Did Not Present]

[Click for Presentation]                         [Click for Paper]

2:45 – 3:00 PM           Integration of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Facility Management in Hong Kong Public Rental Housing Projects (R)

Ya Liu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

[Click for Paper]

3:00 – 3:15 PM           Parametric Housing in Indigenous Outback Communities (S)

Timothy Sullivan, Harvard University

[Click for Presentation]                         [Click for Paper]

3:15 – 3:30 PM           Object Interaction Query: a context-awareness tool for evaluating BIM components’ interactions (T)

Carolina Soto, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

[Click for Presentation]                          [Click for Paper]

3:30 – 4:30 PM            Panel Discussion 3 (Chasey, Sullivan, Maghiar, Cholakis, Liu, Sullivan, Soto) (U)

Guillermo Salazar, Worchester Polytechnic Institute

Session Leaders Biographies

R. Raymond Issa, Ph.D., J.D., P.E., F.ASCE, is currently the U.F. Research Foundation and Holland Professor at the University of Florida’s Rinker School of Building Construction and Director of the Center for Advanced Construction Information modeling and the Building Information Modeling (BIM) Visualization Laboratory. Raymond has conducted over $7 million in information technology-related research, and he has served as Chair on over 200 Masters Committees and 30 Ph.D. Committees, Raymond has also authored over 200 journal and conference proceeding articles and scientific reports. Raymond has received University, College and School level recognition for excellence in research (U.F. Research Foundation Professor), teaching, and academic advising (Academic Advisor of the Year; Ph.D. Advisor/Mentor (2)).  Raymond also serves on the Board of Directors of various professional organizations, including the National Center for Construction Education and Research, the International Society for Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (ISCCBE), and the Pan American Union of Engineering Societies. He served as past Chair of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Technical Council on Computing and Information Technology and various other ASCE technical committees. Raymond was recently awarded the 2012 ASCE Computing in Civil Engineering and elected to the Pan American Engineering Academy.

Arto Kiviniemi, Ph.D. (Professor of Digital Architectural Design, School of Built Environment, University of Salford, U.K.)

Design-Construction Integration Program Alumni (2005)

Arto Kiviniemi has developed Integrated Building Information Modeling (BIM) both in Finland and internationally since 1996. In 1996-2002 Arto worked at VTT (Technical Research Centre of Finland) as a Chief Research Scientist leading the VERA program, which established BIM’s position in Finland. After his Ph.D. in Stanford 2005, Arto was nominated as the Research Professor for ICT in Built Environment at VTT. In 2008 he returned into the industry as the Vice President of Innovation and Development at Olof Granlund, the leading Building Services Engineering company in Finland, where he was responsible for the R&D projects in the company. In 2010 he moved to his current position, Professor of Digital Architectural Design, in the School of Built Environment at the University of Salford in the U.K.

Internationally, Arto’s main activities have been related to the International Alliance for Interoperability, now known as buildingSMART International. Arto has acted as the Chairman of the International Council and Executive Committee 1998-2000, Deputy Chairman 2000-2002, Chairman of the International Technical Management Committee 2005-2007. Currently, he is a member of the Technical Advisory Group and the buildingSMART Korea Advisory Committee. He is also a member of FIATECH’s Academic and BIM Committees and ASHRAE’s BIM Committee, as well as the representative of CEBE (Centre for Education in the Built Environment) in the CIC (Construction Industry Council) BIM Forum. Arto has been the Chairman of Salford Centre for Research and Innovation 2002-2009, a member of Industry Advisory Board and Technical Advisory Committee of CIFE at Stanford University 1999-2005, a member of the Scientific Committee of the ‘’ project at Harvard University 2001-2004, and a member of scientific or organizing committees in over 20 international conferences since 2000. He has presented over 70 keynotes and invited lectures and several other papers in international seminars and conferences around the world since 1996. In March 2009, Arto received FIATECH CETI Outstanding Researcher 2008 Award for his international merits in developing integrated BIM.

Guillermo Salazar, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Education: Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, 1983, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,    M. Eng. in Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto 1977, BSCE, Civil Engineering, 1971, Universidad LaSalle,

Research and Academic Interests: development of formal methods of analysis, computer-based methodologies, cooperative agreements to evaluate the impact of process integration on the cost of civil engineering projects. Building Information Modeling (BIM), Multi-attribute Decision Analysis, Computer Simulation, Knowledge-Based Expert Systems, Neural Networks, CAD Systems, Probabilistic Analysis, Mathematical Programming, and Data Management Systems.

Over the last ten years, this work has been focused primarily on the academic and professional aspects of Building Information Modeling (BIM). This work has produced several computer-based tools. It has also contributed to improving the understanding of how cooperative behaviors and the effective use of information technology and intelligent systems promote efficient project integration. This activity has also lead to the creation of graduate courses, innovative undergraduate curricula integration, and to encourage the integration of design and construction emphasizing teamwork, life-cycle cost-benefit analysis, and effective use of information technology within the curricula.

Professional and consulting activity:  spans for more than 25 years at national and international levels. It includes professional practice in building and steel construction, statistical and simulation studies in tunneling and regional planning, information systems design as well as the development of computer models for diverse aspects of project management and Design-Construction.