Virtual Design & Construction specialist to open BIM for Masonry Symposium

Sources: International Masonry Institute, Bowie, Md.; CP staff

A Dallas-based consultant specializing in Building Information Modeling-enabled Virtual Design & Construction methods, Will Ikerd, P.E., will present the American Institute of Architects and Associated General Contractors of America’s joint Level of Development Specification to lead off the BIM for Masonry 2015 Symposium, April 9-10 in St. Louis.

Ikerd chairs the Designers Forum of the AGC BIM Forum and Structural Engineering Institute’s BIM Committee. He will highlight masonry models’ Level of Development at the design, construction and ownership stages of a building life cycle, along with the AIA and AGC specification, which defines models on a 100 to 500 scale. He will also discuss how architects, mechanical engineers, construction managers, sub-contractors and fabricators use masonry models differently and need different content. Practical examples of model development issues will be shown, plus effective approaches to resolve the challenges of using the BIM Forum LOD Specification as an early BIM planning tool for masonry construction.

The BIM-M 2015 Symposium will be presented at the Masonry Institute of St. Louis office, and is open to architects, engineers, mason contractors, block and brick producers, industry suppliers, software developers and BIM vendors. Registration and full program details can be obtained here or from the Institute’s Margie Southerland, 314/645-5888.

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