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Project Site #1 - "Cornfields" - Los Angeles

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The green area above is the site.

Master Planning Charrette - January 12, 2008

  • Ongoing from January 12 to then end of January.
Google Maps Opened for View and Comment - January 10, 2008

These maps are “view only” for the time being. They focus on specific aspects of site analysis.BTW, you can view multiple Google Maps at the same time, layered on top of each other. Just click on the checkboxes on the left hand side of your browser for all the maps you wish to see at the same time.


The LA BIMStorm Scenario

One site has been identified.

Who was involved in the process:

  • Assessors
  • Appraisers
  • Architects
  • Brokers
  • Building Inspectors
  • Building Product Suppliers
  • City Agencies
  • Developers
  • Economists
  • Emergency Responders
  • Engineers
  • Facility Managers
  • Landlords
  • Lenders
  • Other city and state agencies (domestic and international)
  • Owners of Existing Properties
  • Planners
  • Tennants

At the start of the BIMstorm™ teams were assigned a specific site.

A panel of industry experts will observe the BIMstorm™ both during the month of January and February, and recognition will be given for various categories. The intent is to demonstrate real-tiime collaboration, rapid design and simulation of projects. Factors could include:

  • Response to Program Requirements
  • Urban design
  • Sustainability
  • Integrated Practice and Collaboration
  • 2030 Carbon Neutral Goals
  • Level of interaction with multiple teams and processes

The BIMstorm™ was a non linear process with multiple activities and teams working in parallel in real time. The intent is to demonstrate the potential of real time collaboration using open standards and to define and explore workflows that will support the industry in a multitude of ways.


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Playing Field

  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Open-standards exchanges using IFC for BIM with tools such as:
    • Archicad
    • DDS CAD
    • Ecotect
    • EliteCAD
    • Revit Architecture
    • Revit Structure
    • SketchUP with IFC Plug In
    • Solibri
    • Onuma
    • VectorWorks

  • An Onuma IFC Model Server will be used by all entries to be geo-spatially locate projects and manage project data in one centrally accessible place for all teams.
    • Open Geospatial Exchange Web Feature Services (WFS) will be used
    • Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) files for exchange
    • CITYGML files for GIS
    • KML for Google Earth



List of Players and Tasks Accomplished


ABA Architects - Tuscon , AZ
Team: B
Lead: Preston Godfrey
Tools: Onuma, Google Earth, Excel
Tasks: Architect
Interact With:
People on Team: 2
Number of Buildings: 1


Acusourcing - New York, NY + Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lead: Nicolas Minuchin
Tools: Onuma, Revit, 3DS,
Tasks: 3D Modeling and Presentation
Interact with: Team E
People on Team: 2
Number of Buildings: 1
Notes: Taking the completed model from Revit and Onuma and preparing presentation quality renderings of interior and exterior.
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Acusourcing Team, Buenos Aires, Argentina


AEC Infosystems, Inc. - Baltimore, MD
Team: E
Lead: Dianne Davis
Tools: Archicad, Onuma, Google Earth, Excel
Tasks: Support US Coast Guard Requirements for new Headquarters Building
Interact With: E - Onuma, US Coast Guard
People on Team: 3
Number of Buildings: 1


AEC3 - Reading, UK
Lead: Nick Nisbet, Jeffrey Wix
Tools: AEC3 for Smart Code checking, Onuma Reports
Role: BIM Reviewer
Tasks: Review schemes in the BIMStorm for compliance
People on Team: 2
Number of Buildings: 4


Alcala Architecture - Corona, CA
Team: M
Lead: Juan Aguilar
Tools: Onuma, Google Earth, Excel
Tasks: Architect
People on Team: 2
Number of Buildings: 1


Anshen and Allen - San Francisco, CA
Lead: Tony Rinella
Tools: Onuma, Forum
Tasks: Panelist
People on Team: 1


Baldwin White Architects PC - Des Moines, Iowa
Lead: Pete Evans
Tasks: Architect
People on Team: 1
Number of Buildings: 1


BIM Education Coop / NF Publishing Company - Chicago, IL
Lead: Mike Bordenaro
Tools: Onuma, BIM
Role: Education
Tasks: Education of BIM to Industry, Sponsor Corazon Home
People on Team: 3
Number of Buildings: 40
Number of Constructed Buildings: 1
Notes: Created concept of building Corazon Home during BIMStorm
Extended BIMStorm type event to West Virginia in mid. Feb.


buildingSmart Alliance - Washington, DC
Lead: Deke Smith
Tools: NBIMS, IFC,
Tasks: Overview of BIMStorm and Panelist
People on Team: 1


CADVisual - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Lead: Joost Wijnen
Tools: EliteCAD, DDS, Onuma, Google Earth
Role: Architect, Mechanical Engineer, Structural Engineer
Tasks: Review projects submitted in Onuma and submit more detailed mechanical engineering analysis, curtain wall design, bridge over the LA River, 4D Time Based Simulation in EliteCAD to Google Earth. Interact with: Various teams, indirectly by reviewing their submitted projects People on Team: 4
Number of Buildings: 6
Notes: CADvisual Team started at 3am their time in the Netherlands, which was late afternoon our time. They selected some projects that were submitted by other teams and continued to work on them with their tools and submitted them back to Onuma.

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CADVisual in Netherlands, 3:30 AM (their time) Feb. 1, 2008


Cal Poly Pomona - Pomona, CA
Team: U
Lead: George Proctor
Tools: Archicad, Onuma, Google Earth
Tasks: Architecture Studio
Interact with: Students
People on Team: 20
Number of Buildings: 58


Connolly Architects - Milwaukee, WI + Madison, WI
Team: A
Lead: Kevin Connolly
Tools: Archicad, Onuma, Google Earth, Excel, PC
Role: Architect, Planner, Client Representative
Tasks: Work with State of Wisconsin program requirements to define projects Interact with: A - State of Wisconsin
People on Team: 3
Number of Buildings: 6
Notes: Coordinated with State of Wisconsin. Prepared prior to Jan. 31, with sample scenarios using state data. IFC out from Onuma in Madison, sent to Milwaukee for Archicad work, then back to Madison through email for visualization and presentation to client.
Comments:


Corazon - Mexico
Team: B
Lead: Terry Mackprang
Tools: Onuma, Hammers, Nails, Wood
Role: Developer and builder of Corazon Home
Tasks: Prototype homes in Onuma, build actual home in one day Interact with: Team B
People on Team: Construction 40 People
Number of Buildings: 40 + 1 actual construction

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Corazon Home - Mexico - 3PM Jan. 31, 2008


Design Byline - Bethesda, MD
Lead: Michael Tardif
Tools: Onuma, Forum
Tasks: Panelist
People on Team: 1
Notes: Article on BIMStorm in AIArchitect


Design Atlantic - Salisbury, MD
Team: B
Lead: Finith Jernigan
Tools: Archicad, Onuma, Google Earth, Excel, Mac
Tasks: Architect, Interact with: Fire Department, Corazon Home
People on Team: 3
Number of Buildings: 26
Notes: Continued on to other “BIMStorm” type event in West Virginia with Silling Associates, and BIM Coop


DeStefano & Partners, Ltd. - Chicago, IL + Los Angeles, CA
Team: K
Lead: Timothy Blatner
Tools: Revit, Onuma, Google Earth, Excel, Black Umbrella
Tasks: Architect
Interact with: Two Offices of Destefano
People on Team: 8 - Two Offices
Number of Buildings: 16

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Los Angeles Office, Jan. 31, 2008

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Chicago Office, Jan. 31, 2008


Digital Alchemy and Solibri - Seattle WA + Helsinki Finland
Lead: Richard See
Tools: Solibri for Smart Code checking and for GSA BIM Guide Checking, Onuma Reports
Role: BIM Reviewer
Tasks: Review schemes in the BIMStorm for compliance
People on Team: 2
Number of Buildings: 3


Ecotect - UK
Lead: Andrew Marsh, Spyros Stravoravdis
Tools: EliteCAD, DDS, Onuma, Google Earth
Role: Architect, Mechanical Engineer, Structural Engineer
Tasks: Review projects submitted in Onuma and submit more detailed mechanical engineering analysis, curtain wall design, bridge over the LA River, 4D Time Based Simulation in EliteCAD to Google Earth. Daylight simulations, AirFlow Simulations.
Interact with: Various teams, indirectly by reviewing their submitted projects People on Team: 4
Number of Buildings: 6
Notes: CADvisual Team started at 3am their time in the Netherlands, which was late afternoon our time. They selected some projects that were submitted by other teams and continued to work on them with their tools and submitted them back to Onuma.


Earth and Sky Architecture - Denver, CO
Team: A and B
Lead: Paul Adams
Tools: Archicad, Onuma, Google Earth, Excel, GBS,
Tasks: Architect, Energy Analysis, LEEDS
Interact with: A- State of Wisconsin, Corazon Home People on Team: 1
Number of Buildings: 3
Notes: Interacted with multiple teams virtually. Ran energy analysis using Green Building Studio.
Comments Here:


Earth our Only Home - Boston, MA
Lead: Karen Weber
Tools: Onuma, Onuma Forum
Tasks: Encourage Use of Green Design, Roofs, Interact with all teams
Interact with: Various teams
People on Team: 1
Number of Buildings: 40 commented on


The Environmental Analysis Group - Ottawa, CA
Lead: Gerald Davis
Tools: Onuma, Excel
Tasks: Submit US Army Corps of Engineer Headquarters to Onuma
Interact with: Team E
People on Team: 1
Number of Buildings: 1


ERE Architecture - Los Angeles, CA
Team: E
Lead: Erika Epstein
Tools: Archicad, Onuma, Google Earth, Excel
Tasks: Architect, Master Planning Support
Interact With: E - Onuma, Miralles
People on Team: 1
Number of Buildings: 4
Comments from Erika: The buildings modeled in archicad were quite crude as I headed the warning to keep them simple for IFC. I wish I had continued on for another few hours refining at least one architecturally. I would then have submitted it for analisys to Green Building Studio or another of the ancillary software teams. I was quite impressed by the ease with which I could go from one software to another and back again.


Gensler - Santa Monica, CA
Team: G
Lead: Reg Prentice
Tools: Revit, Onuma, Google Earth, Excel, Paper, HP 5500 printer, and Microsoft Live Earth
Tasks: Architect, Planned and massed out 120 acres with a variety of building types.
People on Team: 5
Number of Buildings: 30
Note: Started late in afternoon Pacific time and continued on until about 3am

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After the Storm - 6AM on Feb. 1, 2008 at Gensler Santa Monica


Geographic Intelligence Services - San Diego, CA
Lead: Charlie Adler
Tools: ESRI ArcInfo, Onuma, Google Earth, Excel, Access, Terrago Geopdf, Adobe Creative Suite and MAPublisher, Leica Geosystems Erdas Imagine, Autodesk, and SketchUp
Tasks: GIS Analyst, Set up entire Cornfield Area GIS to Google Earth, Research GIS data in city
Interact With: Team E, Onuma, SSFM
People on Team: 1
Number of Buildings: GIS Analysis of Entire Area
Notes from Charlie Adler:
GIS data was created from several database sources. Most data is available in spreadsheet format and needs to be converted, or joined, to an associated geographic location. Due to this fact, GIS data can be difficult to assemble in a spatial database for 2D investigation and even harder to display in 3D visualization for interactive query investigation by a wide audience of non-GIS users. It is imperative to improve these methods so that the data can be shared to a wide audience in a 3D environment for a multitude of investigative purposes ranging from advance planning to hazards analysis to the inventory of infrastructure assets.

The BIMStorm planning effort is a miraculous demonstration of what is possible for the improvement of the land planning and development decision-making process. Most importantly, the collaborative planning application Onuma, using the readily accessible 3D thin client (inexpensive/free, user-friendly, no specialty software skills, highly data distributive via the World Wide Web) Google Earth application, revolutionizes the way in which architects, planners, builders, and GIS professionals can bridge the cross-disciplinary understanding of very relevant considerations during advanced planning analysis. Thanks to the City and County of Los Angeles, the USGS, ESRI, and others for supplying the data.

Thanks to all the software companies that made the inclusion of GIS data and the 3D visualization possible. Thank you ONUMA for all your efforts in the staging of this historic event. This has been quite a successful team effort.


HOK - San Francisco, CA
Lead: Mario Guttman
Tools: Onuma, Forum
Tasks: Panelist
People on Team: 1


Mark Hulme - Pasadena, CA
Team: D
Lead: Mark Hulme
Tools: Revit, Onuma, Google Earth, Excel
Tasks: Planning and Design
Interact With: D Scarmack Architecture ( Long distance never met )
People on Team: 1
Number of Buildings: 2


International Code Council / SmartCodes - Washington, DC
Lead: David Conover
Tools: SmartCodes
Tasks: Code Checking
Interact With: AEC3 and Digital Alchemy
People on Team: 1
Number of Buildings: 3


Irwin-Pancake - Costa Mesa, CA
Team C
Lead: Chuck Good-Man
Tools: Archicad, Onuma, Google Earth, Excel
Tasks: Architect
People on Team: 2
Number of Buildings: 4
Comments:


Lars Christensen - Oslo, Norway
Tools: Onuma, Forum
Tasks: Panelist
People on Team: 1


Lessard Group - Vienna, VA
Team: L
Lead: Kamran Charmsaz
Tools: Revit, Onuma, Google Earth, Excel, Mac
Tasks: Architect
People on Team: 2
Number of Buildings: 6


Lucchesi Galati - Las Vegas, NV
Team: B
Lead: Yanni Alexakis
Tools: Archicad, Onuma, Google Earth, Excel, Mac
Tasks: Architect
Interact with: University of Las Vegas
People on Team: 3
Number of Buildings: 1
Notes: Invited University of Las Vegas to office to observe BIMStorm Live.


MedPlan - Schaffhausen, Switzerland + Tuttlingen, Germany
Lead: Felix Aries
Tools: Onuma, Medplan, Archicad
Tasks: Specify Operating Room Equipment
Interact with: Teams E & P
People on Team: 2
Number of Buildings: 1
Notes: Submitted detailed specifications of operating room to Team P, without them being aware that this was happening. Searched for project in Onuma with operating rooms and based on the scheme submitted the equipment.


Miralles Associates - Pasadena, CA
Team E
Lead: Jim Kumon
Tools: Revit, Onuma, Google Earth, Excel
Tasks: Architect and Master Planner, Coordination of BIMStorm, Training and Broadcasting
Interact With: E Onuma, Stuart Architecture, Geographic Intelligence Services
People on Team: 2
Number of Buildings: Master Plan of Entire Area


Onuma, Inc. - Pasadena, CA, - Tokyo, Japan
Team E
Lead: Kimon Onuma
Tools: Archicad, Revit, SketchUP, Onuma, Google Earth, Ecotect, Excel, Microsoft Live Earth
Tasks: Architect and Master Planner, Onuma Architect
Interact With: Stuart Architecture, Geographic Intelligence Services, Miralles Associates and all the BIMStorm Players Training and Support of all BIMStorm Players, Broadcasting and live presentations, documenting, Software Programming, Database
People on Team: 8
Number of Buildings: 92

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Webcam of Thomas in the Swiss Alps, running the BIMStorm server during the whole month of January


Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate (OSCRE) - Santa Cruz, CA
Lead: Andy Furhman, Alan Edgar
Tools: OSCRE Stadards, Space Categories, BOMA Calc, RPUID
Tasks: Discussions on how to align BIMStorm LAX with OSCRE
Interact with: Onuma
People on Team: 2


Orcutt Winslow - Phoenix, AZ
Team: H
Lead: Russ Sanders
Tools: Archicad, Onuma, Google Earth, Excel, Mac
Tasks: Architect
People on Team: 5
Number of Buildings: 10


Penn State - University Park, PA
Team: U
Lead: John Messner, Dragana Nikolic
Tools: Penn State iCon Lab, BIM, Onuma, Google Earth, RS Means
Tasks: Architectural Engineering, Architecture, and Landscape Architecture students; Constructibility and Cost Estimating
Interact with: Students and Various other Teams
People on Team: 20
Number of Buildings: 20
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Penn State iCon Lab - Jan. 31, 2008 1:30PM


Perkins + Will - Los Angeles, CA
Team: P
Lead: Jay Nordsten
Tools: Revit, Onuma, Rhino, Google Earth, Excel
Tasks: Architect
Interact with: Medplan Medical Equipment Spec
People on Team: 5
Number of Buildings: 3


RLF, Inc. - Winter Park, FL
Team: R
Lead: Keith Holloway
Tools: Revit, Onuma, Google Earth, Excel, Access
Tasks: Architect
Interact with: Veterans Administration
People on Team: 2
Number of Buildings: 2
Notes: Testing of medical planning prior to BIMStorm


Rojo Architecture - Tampa, FL
Team: V
Lead: Sachin Shelar
Task: Architect


Scarmack Architecture - Lancaster, OH
Team D
Lead: Michael Scarmack
Tools: Archicad, Onuma, Google Earth, Excel
Tasks: Architect
Interact With: D - Flewelling & Moody ( Long distance never met )
People on Team: 2
Number of Buildings: 3

“It was compelling to effectively and proficiently procure, at one web site, other disciplines, such as real estate appraisers and GIS mapping resources,” Scarmack says. “Our first phone call on a project has always been to the zoning office, but for the BIMStorm there were links and uploaded maps, available to all of us. Imagine a world where we have instant access to that kind of project critical information. A practice like ours desires access to that data — helping ensure the client's quest, aspiring to a LEED-certified building, that is the goal.”


Shook Kelly - Charlotte, NC
Team V
Lead: Stanley Rostas
Tools: VectorWorks, Onuma, Google Earth
Tasks: Architects
Interact with: VectorWorks
People on Team: 3
Number of Buildings: 47
Notes: Responded to master planning guidelines


SSFM International - Honolulu, HI + Manila, Philippines
Team: S
Lead: Stacey Miyamoto
Tools: Revit Structure, Onuma, Google Earth
Tasks: Structural Engineer
Interact with: E-Onuma
People on Team: 4 Two offices Honolulu and Manila
Number of Buildings: 2


Stuart Architecture - Laguna Beach, CA
Team: F
Lead: Kimberly Stuart
Tools: Google Earth, Revit, Excel
Tasks: Architect and Master Planner
Interact With: E-Onuma, E-Miralles
People on Team: 2
Number of Buildings: Influences diagram of Master Plan Area


Turner Construction - Los Angeles, CA
Lead: Noah Boro
Tools: Onuma, Google Earth
Tasks: Builder
People on Team: 1
Number of Buildings: 1


United States Coast Guard - Washington, DC
Lead: David Hammond
Tools: Excel, Onuma, Google Earth
Tasks: Define Coast Guard Headquarters Building
Interact with: Team E
People on Team: 2
Number of Buildings: 1


University of Utah - Salt Lake City, UT
Team: U
Lead: David Scheer
Tools: Archicad, Onuma, Google Earth
Tasks: Architecture Students
Interact with: Students
People on Team: 20
Number of Buildings: 40


VectorWorks - Columbia, MD
Team V
Lead: Jeffrey Ouellettte
Tools: VectorWorks, Onuma, Google Earth
Tasks: Architects
Interact with: Shook Kelly
People on Team: 3
Number of Buildings: 47
Notes: Responded to master planning guidelines


Virginia Tech - VA
Team: U
Lead: Brian Sykes
Tools: Archicad, Onuma, Google Earth
Tasks: Architecture Students
Interact with: Students


Whitestone Research - Santa Barbara, CA
Lead: Michael Panesis
Tools: Whitestone's MARS Facility Cost Forecast System, Onuma,
Role: Operations and Maintenance Analysts
Tasks: Review projects submitted in Onuma and submit O&M Forecast as PDF attachment to projects Interact with: Various teams, indirectly by reviewing their submitted projects
People on Team: 4
Number of Buildings: 9
Notes: Some projects were requested to be reviewed by other teams, others the Whitestone team selected as they came online.
Comments Here:
http://onuma.com/forum/read.php?2,163,533#msg-533


State of Wisconsin Department of Administration
Team: A
Lead: Bill Napier
Tools: Onuma, Google Earth, Excel, Revit 9.1
Tasks: Client BIM Requests, Set up Program Requirements, Provide Cost Data in Onuma Scheme Settings Interact with: Team A and other BIMStorm Players
People on Team: 6 active in providing Program Requirements - 18 Participants during day
Number of Buildings: 6 submitted as requests; 6 continued development for Wisconsin site.
Notes: Actively involved as an owner. Multiple participants as viewers. Submittal of many projects in BIM on Demand prior to Jan. 31. During BIMStorm importing programs using Onuma. Interacted with Team A importing, exporting, and providing owner information in Onuma Scheme Building Settings, and exporting reports. Interacting with multiple teams.
Comments Here:
Upon reflection of the BIMStorm LAX experience, Bill Napier says, “The more significant observation is not in the technology tools but the way people worked together in real time with those tools. Through the day, it became apparent that the way we work and interact with each other will be more transparent and collaborative in sharing the development of solutions and decision making for effective results.”

Kevin Connolly sums up the day, “As powerful as these tools are they are far from being the “do-it” button. They are more like the “un-do-it” button, tearing apart the old ways of doing things and exposing a far greater potential. It will take time. However the main objective was achieved yesterday: We did it!”


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Thanks to All Who Participated

Players

ABA Architects
AEC3
AEC Infosystems
Alcala Architecture
Building Smart Alliance
CADVisual
California Department General Services
Cal Poly Pomona
Caldwell Architects
CCDC
Connolly Architects
Design Atlantic
DeStefano and Partners
Digital Alchemy Pro
Digital Vision
Earth and Sky Architecture
Ecodesign
Ecotect
ERE
ESRI
Flewelling & Moody
FOX Architects
Gensler
Geographic Intelligence Services
Haskell
HNTB Architecture
Holder Construction Company
HOK
Interenational Code Council
Irwin-Pancake Architects
Lessard Group
Lucchesi Galati
McCarthy Building Companies
McMillan Smith & Partners
MedPlan
Microsoft
Miralles Associates
Morris Architects
NBBJ
Nemetscheck
Onuma
Onyx Architects
Orcutt|Winslow
Penn State University
Perkins + Will
RDG
RLF | Architecture Engineering Interiors
Scarmack Architecture
SCI Arc
Shook Kelly
SmithGroup
Smithsonian
SSFM International
Studios Architecture
Stuart Architecture
The Facade Group
The Troyer Group
Thomson Architects PC
TreePeople
Turner Construction Company
United States Coast Guard
University of Utah
WDG Architecture
Weitz
West Coast Design Group
Whitestone Research
Wisconsin Division of State Facilities


Tools
Note: It is not necessary to know all of these tools. Excel and basic internet navigation are all that's necessary.
Archicad
Autodesk Revit Architecture
Autodesk Revit Structural
Camtasia
DDS CAD
DDS IFCViewer
Excel
Ecotect
EliteCAD
ESRI
Gehry Technologies
Googel Docs
Google Earth
Google Maps
Google SketchUp
GoToMeeting
Graphisoft
Green Building Studio
iPhone
Nemetschek IFC Viewer
Onuma Editor
Onuma Reader
Onuma Web Feature Service
Onuma Forum
SketchUP
Skype
Solibri
Tekla Structures
VectorWorks
Zoho Docs


Traditional Tools
Hand Sketching

About
The building industry is being equipped with nascent tools that radically improves design, construction and operation.

To help people understand the tools available, how to use them and the benefits they offer society, a series of large-scale educational exercises are planned to demonstrate improved productivity and profitability available today.

Based on large-scale exercises that have already been conducted around the world, BIMstorm™ was on January 31, 2008, focusing on a virtual development of a 50-block site just north of downtown Los Angeles.

The BIMstorm™ engaged architects, engineers, contractors, developers, building owners, urban planners, code officials, lawyers, insurers and other building industry professionals in accelerated design and analysis.

At specific times during the course of one day, pre-registered professionals interacted with a core team to provide their expertise and advice for the virtual design project.

The BIMstorm™ demonstrated the high level of meaningful, large-scale design that can be created in a short period of time when professionals are organized using new process enabled by advanced technologies.




Participants and Observers Learned How

  • Data from Excel spread sheets can easily be imported to design software to generate meaningful, 3D massing models
  • People without CAD experience can shape 3D massing models and land them on Google Earth to engage urban planners, government officials and the general public
  • Robust open-standards are for data exchange, allowing altered massing models that can be exported to a variety of design and analysis software
  • Data exchange provides ample information to check assumptions and feasibility with little or no lag time
  • Cost estimates can be accurate for developers to calculate business, environmental and societal Return on Investment

Results
  • Floor and site plans
  • 3D Building Information Models with data
  • How the project fits on the site and in the context of the city, shown in Google Earth.
  • Facility Square Footage Reports
  • Preliminary Cost
  • Code Compliance Reports
  • Energy calculations
  • Carbon Footprint
  • LEEDS
  • Other Reports


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