Join us on Thursday, July 16th, for an online presentation on Collaboration in BIM: from Planning to Operation

While Building Information Modeling has been adopted widely in recent years, here in BC the utilization of BIM tools has been traditionally limited to ‘Modeling’ – as a visualization tool and/or ‘Building’ – as a construction document production tool.  However, it is increasingly common to come across clients who mandate both geometric and data-rich models, beyond the purpose of design and planning.  To a lesser extent, a private developer client may use it for material quantity take-offs or construction schedule optimization; whereas to a greater extent, an institutional client may use it for asset management and building life-cycle analysis.  The extensive change in how and what is being delivered requires us, as architects, to transform the way we work with our internal and external teams.  Depending on the project delivery method, it can have a profound impact on our processes and interactions with construction partners.

The presentation will discuss the following topics:

  1. The difference between a traditional design process versus a BIM design process
  2. The benefits of BIM, if executed correctly
  3. Some of the challenges in delivering a successful BIM project
  4. Design-Build BIM process case study: Center for Mental Health & Addiction – a Fraser Health project

The format will be brief presentations followed by a moderated Q&A session. The moderator will pre-select questions from those submitted by attendees via the Q&A chatbox.

The Presenters are:

Katherine Kim is an Associate at Parkin Architects.  Her practice is focussed on healthcare facilities, which has evolved from her tenure at Architecture 49 and Stantec. She’s worked on North Island Hospitals and Royal Columbian Hospital Phase 1 at Stantec and is currently the Project Technical Lead on the Royal Columbia Hospital Phase 2 at Parkin.

Katherine has extensive experience with integrated BIM processes, involving large, interdisciplinary consultant teams while managing complex asset information through facility planning, procurement, construction, and commissioning.

Xenia Gordienko is a Senior VDC Coordinator with EllisDon Corporation. For the last three years she has been working on the Center for Mental Health and Addictions. Prior to joining EllisDon, Xenia worked at a major European-based construction company to where she developed and implemented BIM strategies and standards.

Ms. Gordienko earned a Bachelor of Architecture & Design from the University of Applied Sciences in Stuttgart, Germany and a Bachelor of Computer Science and Computer Engineering at the State University for Aerospace Technology in St. Petersburg, Russia. She is a guest speaker at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, a speaker at the BUILDEX Conference, and the Canadian Wood Council/Wood WORKS! Conferences. 


5:30 – 5:35: Intro by WIA

5:35 – 6:15: Presentation

6:15 – 6:30: Q&A

When:  Thursday, July 16, 5:30 PM

Register here

A link for the webinar will be sent to you on the day of the presentation.

*This event is approved for 1 Core Learning Unit for the AIBC Continuing Education System.

Thank you to Francl Architecture for hosting this event.

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