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How to Participate in BIMStorm™ Vancouver
- Anyone can participate in the BIMStorm™. No
technology expertise or knowledge of BIM is required.
- If you want to "Play" there are three
options to get involved.
Option 1 - Attend the GeoWeb Conference
- Attend the GeoWeb Conference in Vancouver on July 22, 2008
and attend the hands on BIMStorm Workshop. Here you will learn first
hand how to be part of the BIMStorm.
- If you register for the GeoWeb Conference and attend,
you will be provided access to Onuma to be able to start learning about
how to BIMStorm prior to attending the conference, or you can also
attend the workshop at the conference and learn first hand.
- A hypothetical program that was developed for the London
BIMStorm will be used.
- A hypothetical mixed use re-development of the Vancouver
waterfron. A mixed use development where people may live, work, play
and prosper together in a genuine mixed urban development is required.
- Participants are to use the program requirement scheme in
Onuma for the project.
- The approximate requirements that are in Scheme: Step 1
Program Requirements are:
- A HOTEL WITH 250 ROOMS
- OFFICE SPACE
- BUSINESS CONFERENCE FACILITY exhibition and conference
- RETAIL AND ENTERTAINMENT
- PUBLIC SPACES
NOTE: Use the scheme in Onuma to
view the full requirements in the BIM. Participants are to recommend
solutions and can change the requirements with justification for the
Option 2 - Move your BIM from London to Vancouver
How to Participate in if you were involved
with the London BIMStorm™
- It can take as little as 5 Minutes to move your project
from London to Vancouver.
- In the London BIMStorm Studio, create a new project
with your team name and Vancouver. For Example "Team 11 Seoul BIM
- Duplicate your final scheme and buildings from the
project list that you completed in London, into the new Project for
- In the London BIMStorm Studio there is a new project
called: "START HERE VANCOUVER BC >> Move Buildings to
- There are two schemes in this project called: Step 0
Site Only and Step 1 Program Brief for July 22.
- From the Step 0, Export a Google Earth KML Site, this
is the defined site area for Vancouver.
- Select your project and scheme in the Onuma Project
List for Vancouver, and update the KML site to move it to Vancouver.
- This will move your buildings to Vancouver. Now you
can place them on the site.
- These steps up to here should take about 5 minutes.
The following steps are optional.
- Move the buildings onto the Vancouver Site and resolve the
- In Onuma move the buildings by dragging them onto the
- Study design variations
- Submit your final design to Vancouver and we will
continue to work with it live in Vancouver.
- Teams who move their schemes from London to Vancouver
will be featured in the presentations at the GeoWeb?
Conference in Vancouver.
- You did not have to fly to Vancouver to participate,
although you are welcome to come if you like!
Option 3 - Use your Onuma Account
How to Participate in if you already have an
- If you have an Onuma account, you can also participate
virtually in the Vancouver BIMStorm.
- Start with the requirement set up in Onuma for the
projects along the Vancouver waterfront, and design a solution.
- The program requirements for buildings are very similar to
the ones set up for the London BIMStorm.
- Use the London BIMStorm as a guide and design the projects
in Onuma for Vancouver.
After the Vancouver BIMStorm you will be ready to participate
in the upcoming BIMStorms in Washington DC in September of
Move the BIMSmart Lab from Washington DC to Vancouver BC
- In the same week as the GeoWeb conference in Vancouver a conference in Washington DC is
going to be focused on life cycle management of BIM data. As part of
this conferene, Onuma will be used to demonstrate how data can be moved
in and out of BIM, and used for many different purposes during the life
cycle. A building called the BIMSmart Lab, will be used to demonstrate
- the BIMSmart Lab will be moved from Washington DC to
Vancouver and made a part of the BIMStorm Vancouver workshop.