Friday, June 20, 2008

Onuma Planning System Demonstrations!















CCR and Its Affiliates




CCR
provides consulting to construction industry stakeholders interested in delivering collaborative/integrated construction services efficiently and productively. CCR helps such stakeholders utilize collaborative/integrated agreements, BIM and Lean
Construction methods to achieve Collaborative/Integrated Project Delivery.
Visit the Collaborative Construction Blog.



COR
helps construction owners and their architects, construction managers, contractors, consultants and attorneys adapt to the revolutionary changes sweeping the US Construction Industry. Read COR's White Paper Here.


Onuma, Inc. is the home of the now world famous BIMStorms and their underlying web-based software program, the cutting-edge Onuma Planning System.


Finith Jernigan, author of the wildly popular "BIG BIM little bim" which serves as a layman's guide to the BIM revolution, is the principal at Design Atlantic, which has provided valuable services to Onuma, Inc. in the context of several BIMStorms.













CCR and its affiliates are extending invitations to select organizations and individuals to observe demonstrations of the Onuma Planning System on July 1, and July 9 at 4:00 p.m.

What is the Onuma Planning System you ask?

The Onuma Planning System, OPS for short, is a cutting-edge web-based software program that empowers stakeholders to help plan, design, build, operate and maintain facilities and infrastructure locally and globally.


OPS was created by the founder of our affiliate Onuma, Inc., Kimon Onuma who has spearheaded a series of impressive BIMStorms over the past year, introducing thousands of individuals, associations and organizations to OPS. Join us and our affiliates for two free, live, invitation-only, one hour OPS demonstrations on the web! Another CCR affiliate, Finith Jernigan, the author of the best selling book, BIG BIM little bim, and the principal at our affiliate Design Atlantic, will demonstrate many impressive OPS features for you. These on-line demonstrations will involve a handful of the activities common to larger BIMStorms, but will give you a glimpse of just how powerful OPS is.

If you are interested in learning more about the BIMStorms generally Click Here.

For more information about the Charleston, West Virginia BMStorm click on This Link.

What Will Be Covered in the Demonstrations?

The focus of these presentations will be on how OPS can help public entities, architects, planners and developers
complete master planning and pre-design, and increase their chances of obtaining government/lender/voter approval of projects, all with minimal training and costs, even for lay persons. For school districts in particular CCR believes OPS can help pass permanent improvement bond issues by providing an additional campaign tool to carefully inform voters of proposed
school buildings and sites. OPS provides all public entities and their
planning/zoning/facility/business offices with more control over their own
capital projects and that of developers. Developers and others in the construction industry can use OPS to increase efficiency and productivity as well.

Feel free to share this information with colleagues you think might be interested in learning more about OPS. Please confirm your participation and that of anyone else and I'll e-mail you the details on how to participate.

Why are we inviting you?

Subscribers to this blog and other professional contacts are being invited because CCR is interested in working with you and your organization to put OPS and other innovative tools to work on your next project. We help clients use OPS and other cutting-edge tools to engage in more productive advanced planning, to deliver construction services more efficiently and productively and to operate and maintain facilities more effectively. This invitation is being extended to CCR's local contacts in the Greater Cincinnati area, to subscribers of to our blog and to professionals James L. Salmon, the President of CCR, has meet over the past several weeks and seminars and other public gatherings. If you cannot personally attend either session please forward this invitation to someone within your organization who can!

We look forward to you joining us! Please RSVP at the email address below so we can provide you with details regarding how to log in for the Webinar. Thank you, and we look forward to working with you and your organization in the future.


Warmest Regards,

James L. Salmon

President, Collaborative Construction Resources, LLC
James.Salmon@CollaborativeCR.com
859-441-6033





Collaborative Breakfast Group Meetings Announced!















CCR and Its Affiliates





CCR
provides consulting to construction industry stakeholders interested in delivering collaborative/integrated construction services efficiently and productively. CCR helps such stakeholders utilize collaborative/integrated agreements, BIM and Lean
Construction methods to achieve Collaborative/Integrated Project Delivery.
Visit the Collaborative Construction Blog.





COR
helps construction owners and their architects, construction managers, contractors, consultants and attorneys adapt to the revolutionary changes sweeping the US Construction Industry. Read COR's White Paper Here.




Onuma, Inc. is the home of the now world famous BIMStorms and their underlying web-based software program, the cutting-edge Onuma Planning System.


Finith Jernigan, author of the wildly popular "BIG BIM little bim" which serves as a layman's guide to the BIM revolution, is the principle at Design Atlantic, which has provided valuable services to Onuma, Inc. in the context of several BIMStorms.













What is The Collaborative / Integrated Construction Breakfast Group of Greater Cincinnati?



An informal coalition of professionals who meet for breakfast once a month to discuss topics revolutionizing the US Construction Industry!


James L. Salmon, President of Collaborative Construction Resources, LLC, is proud to announce the formation The Collaborative / Integrated Construction Breakfast Group of Greater Cincinnati. This informal coalition of construction industry professionals will meet for breakfast once a month to network with one another and to discuss a wide variety of revolutionary topics that are germane to the US Construction Industry. The first meeting will be at 7:30 a.m. on June 26, 2008 at the the Cincinnatian Hotel, located at 601 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.

At the first meeting James will share his vision of the Collaborative Construction Revolution and the impact of innovative new web-based programs like the Onuma Planning System. We will also identify the interests of the attendees and discuss how to generate interest and participation in the Group. Finally, we will tap another organization to make the presentation at the next meeting. James' presentation will take less than 30 minutes and will begin at 7:30 a.m. Attendees are encouraged to arrive by 7:00 a.m. in order to network with one another.

Who should attend?

Owners, Design Professionals, General Contractors, Trade Contractors and Suppliers or Vendors, and their consultants, advisers, risk mangers and attorneys are all encouraged to attend. The purpose of the Group is to draw US Construction Industry professionals out of their bunkers and to initiate honest and open dialogue between these disparate segments of the industry. Local members of AIA, CURT, COAA, AGC, ABC, the buildSMARTalliance, the Lean Construction Institute, the local Home Builders Associations and similar organizations should all attend.

Why attend?

There will be great networking opportunities at these meetings and you will learn something new about the rapidly expanding Collaborative / Integrated Construction Revolution every month. You will also meet like minded professionals who share your passion for increasing efficiency and productivity in the US Construction Industry.

When, Where and How Much?

The Collaborative Construction Breakfast Group will meet on the LAST Thursday of every month at the Cincinnatian Hotel at 7:00 a.m. Each month an informal presentation will shed light on a different topic of interest. The Cincinnatian is on the Northwest corner of Sixth and Vine streets in Downtown Cincinnati. Valet parking is available and several public parking garages and surface lots are nearby. A full breakfast will likely cost you less that $25.00, and we are investigating the possibility of a discount. There is no charge for attendance or membership in the Group. We look forward to seeing you there!

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.


Warmest Regards,

James L. Salmon

President, Collaborative Construction Resources, LLC
James.Salmon@CollaborativeCR.com
859-441-603





Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Second National Teleconference Series

The Revolution is Upon Us


U.S. CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY REVOLUTION SECOND NATIONAL TELECONFERENCE SERIES!





The Conversation Continues!


Limited time remains, so register today. The first teleconference is June 25, 2008.

Join us as we introduce the AIA's Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Documents, special insurance considerations, and then provide one of the nation's first comparisons of the AIA's IPD Documents to the ConsensusDOCS 300 Standard Form of Tri-Party Agreement for Collaborative Project Delivery (ConsensusDOCS 300).



In this second ground-breaking NATIONAL teleconference series for the ENTIRE construction industry ($120 for each session; $190 discounted price for both sessions; or $200 for both sessions and a CD containing all materials), Collaborative Construction Resources, LLC (CCR) and a panel of experienced industry experts, including two of the drafters of the AIA's new Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) agreements, will discuss the following:

  • An introduction to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) new, just released, Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Documents, including the A195-2008 Owner-Contractor Agreement, the B195-2008 Owner Architect Agreement, the A295-2008 General Conditions Document, and the C195-2008 Single Purpose Entity Agreement

  • Special insurance considerations related to the AIA IPD Documents

  • A comparison of, and contrast between, AIA IPD Documents and the ConsensusDOCS 300

    Registrants should fill their conference rooms (planners, owners, architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and their attorneys, risk managers, insurers, sureties, IT personnel, associations and trade groups) and be prepared to learn more about these innovative new agreements and important insurance considerations for your organization and the project while utilizing these instruments.


    Forward this e-mail announcement to any interested person, company or organization!


    REGISTER NOW or continue reading for a summary of each Teleconference session. You can also go to the CCR's Collaborative Construction Blog (CollaborativeConstruction.BlogSpot.com) for more detailed National Teleconference Series information, pricing, and registration.


    In addition to providing regular teleconferences and hosting the Collaborative Construction Blog, CCR also provides single and multi-client online and in-person construction consulting, and soon, a premium/subscription-based website and individual employee training centered around collaborative or integrated project delivery/contracts, BIM and Lean Construction.

    TELECONFERENCE #1:


    AN INTRODUCTION TO THE AIA'S NEW, JUST RELEASED, INTEGRATED PROJECT DELIVERY (IPD) DOCUMENTS (1 1/2 hour)


    ($120.00/Session For Unlimited Employees)


    Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at Noon Eastern Daylight Time (Materials will be made available via GotoWebinar.com)

    Join us for:


    • An overview of the move towards Collaborative/Integrated Project Delivery/Contracts in the US

    • The background on AIA's efforts related to the Integrated Project Delivery Guide (IPDG) and the new Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Documents

    • An introduction to the AIA's Transitional IPD Documents
      (A195-2008 Owner-Contractor Agreement, B195-2008 Owner-Architect Agreement, and the A295 General Conditions Document)

    • An introduction to the AIA's Single Purpose Entity Agreement (C195-2008)

    • An introduction to special insurance considerations arising under the AIA IPD Documents

    This event features key insights from our knowledgeable panel of construction industry experts and individuals involved in the drafting of the AIA's Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Documents:



    Panelist: Pat O'Connor, a partner with Faegre & Benson, LLP, a drafter of the AIA's Single Purpose Entity (C195-2008)


    Panelist: Tim Twomey, a principle and in-house counsel with Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott, a drafter of the AIA's Single Purpose Entity Agreement (C195-2008) and Chair of the AIA's Documents Committee responsible for the Transitional Agreements (A195-2008 Owner-Contractor Agreement, B195-2008 Owner Architect Agreement, A295-2008 General Conditions Document)

    Panelist: Lorna Parsons, President and Chief Underwriting Officer with Victor O. Schinnerer Company, and a long time construction insurance industry leader

    A ten-to fifteen minute period has been reserved at the end of each teleconferece for an interactive question and answer session.


    GO HERE to register for both teleconferences!

    GO HERE for Teleconference #1 details, pricing and registration.


    Upcoming In This CCR Teleconference Series:



    TELECONFERENCE #2:


    THE AIA'S INTEGRATED PROJECT DELIVERY (IPD) DOCUMENTS COMPARED AND CONTRASTED WITH THE CONSENSUSDOCS 300 STANDARD FORM OF TRI-PARTY AGREEMENT FOR COLLABORATIVE PROJECT DELIVERY (1 1/2 Hour)


    ($120.00/Session For Unlimited Employees)

    Date: Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at Noon Eastern Daylight Time (Materials will be made available via GotoWebinar.com)

    Join us to obtain one of the first, if not the first, side-by-side comparisons (both written and verbal) of the U.S. Construction Industry's first standard form contracts for collaborative or integrated project delivery:


    • AIA IPD Transitional Documents (A195-2008, B195-2008 & A295)

    • AIA IPD Single Purpose Entity Document (C195-2008)

    • ConsensusDOCS 300 Standard Form of Tri-Party Agreement for Collaborative Project Delivery


    This event features key insights from two pioneers in the collaborative construction revolution:


    Panelist: James Salmon, President, Collaborative Construction Resources, LLC

    Panelist: Rich Cardwell, President, Construction Owner Resources, LLC

    GO HERE to register for both teleconferences!


    GO HERE for Teleconference #2 details


    For questions or assistance, please call James Salmon at 859-802-1118.

    Click the link labeled "Manage your subscription" below if you wish to unsubscribe from this list.

    Thursday, June 5, 2008

    Warning: A BIMStorm is approaching London!

    BIMstorm: Build London Live Gathering Strength

    BIMstorm: Build London Live is gaining strength and the host team located in UK, Netherlands and USA is already proving the value of international collaboration. Running in parallel with the 2nd London buildingSMART conference, their goal is to Make Design Happen for London in 48 hours.

    Getting ready for the live collaboration from 24th June to 26th June, all of the preliminary information about the site on Greenwich Peninsula is now available online including a Google Maps interface, a Google Earth interface using the newly available Google Earth browser plugin, and an excellent video that shows the site context in some detail. A brief for the design work is also loaded to the site and this is being continuously developed.

    You can register online for Build London Live and join others from UK, Finland, Norway, Netherlands, Japan, USA and Chile. But the team wants to encourage even more involvement! The host team will help individuals and small groups to find larger teams where necessary. Sponsors can also obtain information online.

    Watch www.buildlondonlive.com for more information as it happens.

    The Host Team for BIMstorm: Build London Live 2008 is AEC3 UK, Asite, CADVisual and Onuma working in close collaboration.

    Collaborative Construction Resources, LLC (CCR) is working with Kimon Onuma, the pioneering architect from Los Angeles, and his company, Onuma Inc., to promote widespread use of collaborative agreements, BIM and lean construction methods throughout all phases of the building process. CCR provides on-line and in person consulting services to all stakeholders in the construction industry. For more information visit our Website:

    CollaborativeConstruction.com