An Introduction to BIM & Automated Specifications
In this one hour course, we will discuss Building Information Modeling and how this technology has optimized the building design process. We will take a more in depth look at how current specification management works and discuss an idea for improving the currently disjointed method. We will introduce automated specification management systems and present a tutorial to detail the features and functions of this new specification system. Finally, we will discuss best practices for introduciing automated specification management into you firm's workflow. Learning Objectives: Define Building Information Modeling (BIM) and discuss the challenges associated with utilizing BIM for project specification. Compare and contrast UniFormat and MasterFormat and explain how these systems can improve the workflow processes in a design firm, from estimation through construction. Describe automated specification management systems and explain how these systems can improve the workflow processes in a design frim. from estimation through construction. List best practices for employing an automated specification management system in your firm's workflow.