Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Economic Advantages with Advanced Building Tools Seminar





Collaborative BIM Advocates Announces:
Economic Advantages with Advanced Building Tools
Webinars for Professionals

Now more than ever, building industry professionals need to save money, manpower and time with advanced tools and processes proven to increase quality . . . when understood and used properly.

Economic Advantages with Advanced Building Tools webinars provide clear insights to issues that have increased relevance in these uncertain times.

Learn from the leaders and discover the “best next steps” to cost savings, reduced schedules and improved quality so you can chart a course through the uncertain economic seas facing all of us.


Forward this email to your colleagues and clients who may also benefit from understanding the cost savings associated with these advanced building tools.

Presentation Overviews

BIM Owner’s Manual - Proven Cost Saving BIM Options for Owners and Developers
October 28, 2008 Tuesday 3 pm eastern REGISTER NOW

Legal Cost Savings with IPD-3 – Integrated Projects in 3D: Decisions, Design & Delivery
October 29, 2008 Wednesday 3 pm eastern REGISTER NOW


BIG BIM little bim for Estimators - Reducing Project Costs with BIM
October 30, 2008 Thursday 3 pm eastern REGISTER NOW

Learning to Crawl with BIM
- A First time BIMmers Guide
Private 20-minute sessions - learn to create a simple BIM, add furniture and land it on Google Earth. REGISTER NOW


Contact us about discounts if you want to register for more than one session.

If you prefer to register by completing a paper form and faxing it to us FOLLOW THIS LINK.

Complex building industry issues resolved by innovative new tools and processes. Understand the big picture opportunities so you can chart your next steps to save money, manpower and time with advanced tools and processes already in place in other industries.

For more information see detailed descriptions below.

BIM Owner’s Manual - Proven Cost Saving Options for Building Owners and Developers
October 28, 2008 Tuesday 3 pm eastern
90 minutes for $220 per office so pack your conference room with collaborative team members
50 – 60 minutes of presentation and 30 – 40 minutes of Q&A


Proven business processes available for immediate implementation that can save time and money – today – will be presented by members of the Collaborative BIM Advocates professional network in the “BIM Owner’s Manual” webinar.

You can quickly implement the proven benefits of Building Information Models (BIM) in your planning, design, construction and building operations.

Successful creation of BIM strategies and strategic Road Maps are combined with real-world examples by members of the Collaborative BIM Advocates professional network.

James Salmon, Esq. a leading collaborative consultant, will preview the legal foundations necessary for real cost-savings on building projects.

Kimon Onuma, FAIA, creator of the award-winning, web-based ONUMA Planning System™ will demonstrate planning processes that have dramatically reduced project schedules, minimized costs and increased quality for owners such as the US Coast Guard and the Smithsonian Institute.

Using BIM to orchestrate design processes that save money will be highlighted through a discussion of the award winning book, “BIG BIM little bim” by Finith Jernigan, AIA.

Harvey Phelps of Virtual Building Logistics will describe his company's extensive experience with cost-saving BIM approaches to planning, design, construction and facility management benefit owners.

Intended for building owners and the professionals who serve them, the “BIM Owners Manual” webinar will allow service providers and clients to come together TODAY to begin mapping a common understanding of these new tools and processes, and forming collaborative partnerships to improve productivity and profitability.

Legal Cost Savings with IPD-3

Integrated Projects in 3D: Decisions, Design & Delivery
October 29, 2008 Wednesday 3 pm eastern
90 minutes for $220 per office, so pack your conference room with collaborative team members
50 – 60 minutes of presentation and 30 – 40 minutes of Q&A
REGISTER NOW

James L. Salmon, Esq. will reveal initial and long-term cost saving opportunities through sophisticated collaborative legal agreements that support Integrated Projects in 3D through the intelligent and effective use of Building Information Models (BIM) and Lean Construction methods.

The “3D” in the presentation represents:
Decisions – Legal decisions enabled by IPD3 Contracts save time and money, and improve quality;
Design – BIM based designs enabled by IPD3 Contracts save time and money, and improve quality; and,
Delivery – Lean Construction methods enabled by IPD3 Contacts save time and money, and improve quality.

All of which.... save time and money, and improve quality.

This comprehensive legal overview will highlight the best features of the new generation of collaborative agreements manifested in the ConsensusDocs 300 Series and the AIA's new Integrated Project Delivery documents.

Learn to tailor the best features of these innovative legal agreements to encourage cost-saving collaborative processes instead of perpetuating costly adversarial relationships.

This new generation of legal agreements are solution oriented rather than dispute focused.

BIG BIM little bim for Estimators
Reducing Project Costs with BIM
October 30, 2008 Thursday 3 pm eastern
90 Minutes for $220 so pack your conference room with collaborative team members
A “Cliff Notes” 30-minute overview of "BIG BIM little bim" focused on benefits to Estimators followed by a 60 minute demonstration and Q&A with Finith Jeringan.


This proven presentation is not just for Estimators. While created with input from ASPE, this presentation focuses on how BIM assists cost management concepts as discussed in the award-winning book “BIG BIM little bim” by Finith Jernigan, AIA. Owners and all building team members will understand how the all-important element of project costs is related to and impacted by BIM.

In this 2-part presentation, you will receive many benefits including:

- 2 copies of “BIG BIM little bim” a $59.90 value - sign up by Oct. 15 and recieve autographed copies
- A “Cliff Notes” 30-minute overview of "BIG BIM little bim" focused on benefits to Estimators followed by a 60 minute demonstration and Q&A with Finith Jeringan.
- a 1-hour demonstration/discussion with Finith Jernigan, AIA seven days after the preview presentation
- the chance to email your specific questions to the author who will answer selected questions from callers as part of his presentation/discussion
- As a special offer to attendees, Finith Jernigan, AIA will reduce his minimum consultation time to 30 minutes for people who want their firm to have customized web session for $125 anytime before the end of the year

20/20 on BIM – Learning to Crawl with BIM
Guided Web Based BIM Exercise for new BIMmers
Various dates and times available up to October 24, 2008
20 minutes for $20 so pack your conference room with new BIMmers
A custom session to create a simple BIM, add furniture and land it on Google Earth.
REGISTER NOW

BIM Education Co-op™ Co-founder, Michael Bordenaro will provide a quick and easy understanding of how BIM changes everything by walking an individual or group through the steps to creating a simple Building Information Model in the ONUMA Planning System™ clicking and dragging furniture into the model and then “landing” it in Google Earth.

While simple in concept, the Learning to Crawl session is a powerful demonstration of how web-based BIM dramatically changes planning processes and brings GIS visual communications to the building industry.

The exercise is intended as an eye-opener for individuals new to web-based BIM or those who want to see how skeptical professionals can be quickly shown transformative processes that are easily implemented.

Contact Information and Website Links Below

For questions or assistance, please
call James L. Salmon at
859-441-6033 or 859-802-1118 or Michael Bordenaro at (773) 252 5888.

For more detailed information about the sponsors and presenters please visit the websites below!

Collaborative Construction Resources


Design Atlantic

Virtual Building Logistics

ONUMA, Inc.

Email: James.Salmon@CollaborativeCR.com
Phone: 859-802-1118
Skype: JameswithCCR
Skyoe: 859-912-7747
Web: CollaborativeConstruction.com
Blog: CollaborativeConstruction.BlogSpot.com

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Technology and IPD May End Multiple Prime Contracts!

Welcome to the Collaborative Revolution.

In the linked ENR article William Angelo opines that the perceived advantages of Multiple Prime Contracts can be achieved through the use of other more efficient tools.

"With changes to its controversial contracting law in a budget bill, New York state could become the sole champion of multiple-prime contracts. Other states have abandoned or are reconsidering the method in favor of flexibility while collaborative delivery systems may soon make it obsolete."


Read the whole thing!


Email: James.Salmon@CollaborativeCR.com
Phone: 859-802-1118
Skype: JameswithCCR
Web: CollaborativeConstruction.com
Blog: CollaborativeConstruction.BlogSpot.com

Collaborative BIM Advocates Website: CollaborativeBIMadvocates.com