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The BIM-M 2015 Symposium will be held in St. Louis, MO on April 9-10, 2015
The BIM-M 2015 Symposium will be held in St. Louis, MO on April 9-10, 2015
February 11, 2015 1:00 PM CST

BIM-M 2015 Symposium announced

Masonry industry announces BIM-M 2015 Symposium

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The BIM-M Initiative representing masonry within the A/E/C industry of the United States and Canada announces that the BIM-M 2015 Symposium will be held in St. Louis, MO on April 9-10, 2015. The Symposium will bring together architects, engineers, mason contractors, masonry manufacturers and suppliers, industry leaders as well software developers and vendors to be exposed to the latest advances in Building Information Modeling for Masonry (BIM-M).

Building information modeling processes are increasing each year as recorded by the McGraw Hill Construction 2014 SmartMarket Report “The Business Value of BIM for Construction in Major Global Markets". The masonry industry is addressing that growth by promoting better processes for designers, suppliers and constructors of masonry projects.

Attendees will learn about the:

  • Latest BIM-M ideas and projects.
  • Developing masonry practices with BIM.
  • Hear from BIM and software leaders.
  • Gain contacts among masonry colleagues and software providers.
  • Prepare yourself to tackle Building Information Modeling for your masonry projects.
Invited speakers include representatives from such organizations as: BIM Forum, Autodesk, TEKLA, Vectorworks, Integrus Architecture and Engineering, CAD Technology Center, CADBlox, International Masonry Institute, Tradesmen’s Software, Mortenson Construction, Collaborative Consulting, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Location:
Masonry Institute of St. Louis
1429 S Big Bend Blvd
St. Louis, Missouri 63117
Phone (314) 645-5888
Local contact: Margie Southerland
BIM-M is an initiative of the masonry industry with major sponsorship from the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA), International Masonry Institute (IMI), International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (IUBAC) and National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) with assistance from the Charles Pankow Foundation.

For more information please contact David Biggs, P.E., S.E., BIM-M Program Coordinator biggsconsulting@att.net or visit www.bimformasonry.org.


About the Author

David T Biggs PE, SE is a structural engineer with Biggs Consulting Engineering in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. He serves as the coordinator for the BIM-M Initiative. Biggs is an Honorary member of The Masonry Society and a Distinguished Member of ASCE.

 

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