FIC Annual Meeting and BIM Workshop Sessions

AEC-ST Federal has announced the addition of the Facility information Council (FIC) Annual Meeting a component of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) to its conference line up, December 5-7, 2006, in Washington, D.C. The NIBS FIC will present a series of educational sessions focused on the new National Building Information Modeling (BIM) Standard with first releases due out at the end of December 2006, making AEC-ST Federal host to the most comprehensive educational offering assembled to date on this cutting-edge technology.

The FIC Annual Meeting, Wednesday, December 6th, 9:45 a.m. through 12:45 a.m., will focus on the efforts of FIC in fostering a common, standard, and integrated life-cycle information model for the A/E/C & FM industry. An overview of all FIC projects including the National CAD Standard and National BIM Standard, National Call to Action Planning, and Total Life-cycle Management will be presented. The BIM Workshop Sessions will take place Tuesday, December 5th, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Version 1.0 of the US National BIM Standard is due out at the end of December 2006. This series of six seminars is designed to provide background, technical details, and guidance to organizations on taking action to further develop the standard.

Session titles include:

•Integrating Interoperable Data Exchange Standards
•Integrating BIM and Specifications
•Lean, Green and Seen: Using BIM in Sustainable Design
•Digital Practice: Integrating Design and Technology at Gehry Partners
•Making BIM Interoperability a Reality: Technical Details of the National BIM Standard
•Implementing NBIMS for Planning and Design: The GSA Story

Additional BIM sessions scheduled as part of the AEC-ST Federal and Ecobuild Federal conference programs include:
- Overview of the National BIM Standard
- The Changing Face of BIM-Based IT
- Integrating BIM: User Perspectives
- AEC Square-Off: Industry's Role in BIM
- An Enterprise Wide Model for Managing Real Property Assets
- Change Management: A BIM and Data Standards Perspective.

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