Colleen Kasprzak (Penn State)

Come join Charlotte’s Revit User Group, on January 27th, to hear Colleen Kasprzak discuss how Penn State is implementing BIM.

Penn State has a unique opportunity to diversely implement BIM processes because not only does the University act as an owner, but also as designer and construction manager on the majority of projects. The main focus as an owner is the importance of driving the BIM model by keeping the end in mind.

This presentation discusses:

  • The struggles of large-scale BIM implementation as owner
  • Methods Penn State is currently pursuing to create a successful BIM strategy
  • How to integrate BIM into the current FM system

Colleen Kasprzak is currently the BIM Implementation Strategist, LEED AP, at Penn State University. As a member of the Computer Integrated Construction (CIC) Research Group she was involved in the authoring of the BIM Project Execution Planning Guide. Colleen is also an active speaker, presenting on BIM at events such as the AGC BIMForum.

 

Date: January 27th, 2011

Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Cost: Free

Location: TPM – Charlotte

Autodesk Subscription Advantage Packs

Join us to see how the Autodesk Subscription Advantage Packs can help you get ahead by giving you early access to the latest product enhancements. Available for all three Revit products, the Subscription Advantage Packs include additional product features, integrated web services, and robust design content. These enhancements expand software capabilities by enhancing or adding functionality, promote collaboration with the new Server Extension, support sustainable design with new conceptual energy analysis tools and enrich renderings.

The Subscription advantage packs were released on September 29th and are now live to download for your immediate use. Pat Hill, Architectural Application Engineer and Revit Specialist with TPM, will show how these new features can be used to enhance your use of Revit.

If you are an Autodesk Revit user or thinking of moving to Revit, but are not sure how to get started, we encourage you to attend! You have nothing to lose, but everything to gain.

 

Date: October 28th, 2010

Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Cost: Free

Location: TPM – Charlotte

Panel of Users

Revit kick-started the Building Information Modeling (BIM) movement. State Construction, the Federal Government and many other public and private owners are encouraging the use of BIM, even basing their selection on the team with greatest Revit experience. Where do you stand with this technology? Join us as a panel of veteran Revit users (LS3P / United Engineering Group and Stewart Engineers) discuss_integrating an actual project from all sides (Architectural/MEP/Structural) – from the benefits, to the frustrations and the owner’s real world  value.

 

Date: July 26th, 2010

Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Cost: Free

Location: TPM – Charlotte

GSA

Guest speaker John Brian Kimsey will be discussing the GSA’s use of BIM.

  • GSA’s BIM Journey
  • Where we are now and what are our next steps?
  • How BIM has added value to us as an owner?
  • Specific applications
  • Low hanging fruit for the GSA

 

  • Ways to implement BIM in your organization.
  •  Specific applications
  • Low hanging fruit for the end-user
  • Benefits for owners, contractors, CMs, A-Es

 

  • Where you are now on the BIM roadmap
  • Should you start your own journey?
  • How to set goals / destinations
  • Avoiding dangerous detours and dead-ends

 

Date: April 29th, 2010

Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Cost: Free

Location: TPM – Charlotte

Open to anyone in the Charlotte area interested in learning more about Revit.