Building Information Modeling for Masonry (BIM-M): Implementing the Masonry Unit Database
Introducing the structure of the masonry unit database
We invite all of our stakeholders, but especially masonry material suppliers, to attend this free webinar. Your input is essential to the future success of BIM-M.
On Friday, 29 August at 1:00 PM CDT, 2:00 PM EDT, the Building Information Modeling for Masonry Initiative will give a webinar on the Masonry Unit Database. The Masonry Unit Database or “MUD” is intended to act as a digital repository for geometric and material property information about masonry units. The MUD is intended to facilitate materials comparisons and selection by architects and owners. And, in the future, it will act as the repository of masonry unit information for BIM applications
The webinar will introduce:
- The structure of the database.
- A discussion of the information that is included (and not included) in the database.
- An overview of applications that will access the database.
- The plan for trial implementation of the database, starting this fall.
We invite you to review the most recent report from Georgia Tech before the webinar:
The BIM-M Masonry Unit Team speaking at the webinar will be:
- Jeff Elder, General Manager at Interstate Brick, who is the project manager for the Masonry Unit Database project.
- Russell Gentry, Associate Professor at Georgia Tech and BIM-M project lead on the MUD project.
- Shani Sharif, Graduate Research Assistant in the Digital Building Lab at Georgia Tech.
Mason contractors registered for Masonry Certification will receive 1.00 credits in the Masonry Products discipline upon completion of this course.
This webinar is free to all attendees. Register for Building Information Modeling for Masonry (BIM-M): Implementing the Masonry Unit Database at www.masoncontractors.org/live.
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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.