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Architecture Department sponsoring BIM Pulse 2015: Big Data conference, Sept. 24

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The School of Architecture, Design & Planning and KU Professional & Continuing Education are sponsoring the BIM Pulse 2015: Big Data Symposium. The event will be Thursday, September 24, at the BEST Conference Center, KU Edwards Campus, Overland Park, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Building Information Modeling (BIM) allows architects, engineers, and consultants to create three-dimensional digital models of buildings and infrastructure that are capable of including virtually every component that will be used to construct them. BIM speeds planning, design, and construction while lowering initial and lifecycle costs, and makes the structures more efficient to manage and maintain.   

Today’s digital models are so data-intensive that BIM technologies in contemporary processes for architecture, engineering and construction demand the manipulation of “big data” to address issues of data quality, collaboration, and interoperability.

The BIM Pulse Symposium will focus on big data and its impact on current architecture and engineering practices. The event begins by identifying the challenges of big data and project integration, followed by a series of discussions on what regional and national organizations are doing to address those challenges.

Professor of Architecture Charles Eastman, director of the Georgia Institute of  Technology will present the symposium’s keynote address. He is one of the architecture profession’s premier experts in solids, parametric modeling, engineering databases and product models and interoperability. He is also an active researcher in the areas of design cognition and cognitive science.

For more information on the BIM Pulse Symposium, contact Assistant Professor of Architecture Hugo Sheward at h340s663@ku.edu or visit the KU Professional & Continuing Education’s, BIM Symposium website.

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