Where ceiling industry professionals go to learn and connect!
CISCA's 2017 Annual Fall Conference and Networking Event.
Below are the education sessions being held in San Antonio:
Andrew Price is a Project Designer at Hunter Douglas Architectural and is their in-house BIM expert with nearly a decade experience. Prior to joining the Hunter Douglas team, he was the Sr. Project Coordinator for SmartBIM, LLC and oversaw the BIM content development division. He developed highly parametric and intelligent models for the leading manufacturers to be utilized by the AEC industry. Andrew graduated from Southern Polytechic State University (now part of Kennesaw State University) with a Bachelors of Architecture, minoring in Business Management.
Paul Godwin has 21 years of experience in commercial drywall construction. He joined the Marek team in 2006 at their Houston branch. Paul managed the Central Estimating department which provided estimates for all of Marek’s seven branches. In 2010 Marek instituted its BIM program from within the Central Estimating department. This department has now transitioned into a full time BIM department that currently employs 7 modelers. Along with managing the BIM department, Paul manages the Data/Print department which is responsible for downloading, converting, renaming, sorting, and printing all the plans for Marek’s projects. Paul’s most enjoyable task for Marek is R&D. He is responsible for research and development for BIM, AR, VR, drone use, and field technology
We will look at how BIM is being utilized by the ceiling industry contractors, breaking down the benefits it brings to cost implications to finding resources or expertise for BIM deliverables. BIM isn't new any more, but for some it can seem daunting to start or the benefits don't seem clear enough to engage in. Yet, without an established plan in place for handling BIM requests/projects, how long can any contractor plan to stay successful in an industry where BIM has become standard practice?
This new technology has a lot of potential to bring a lot of change to the AEC (Architect, Engineering, and Contractor) community, and has been quickly adopted. While the technology isn't new, nor is it fully developed, it has enormous potential to change how we communicate architectural design. Imagine being able to see your scope of work, fully installed and integrated with other trades before ever stepping onto the jobsite, helping to reduce RFI's, clashes with other trades, and costly errors.