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Unit 1: An Introduction to Building Information Modeling, 3rd Edition

October 11, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
5025 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034

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Building Information Modeling (BIM) is changing the way projects are constructed. Whether you are a prime contractor using BIM across an entire project or a subcontractor impacted by a specific BIM implementation, this emerging practice requires new mindsets and technological know-how in order to achieve significant improvements in efficiency and cost control.  AGC’s BIM Education Program — developed in conjunction with leading BIM practitioners, technology firms, and educators—is designed to prepare construction professionals at all experience levels to successfully implement BIM on a construction project.

October 11th: Unit 1: An Introduction to Building Information Modeling, 3rd Edition
Designed as the first step for any company looking to understand the role of BIM in our industry and develop its own BIM Champion, Unit 1 provides a comprehensive understanding of BIM terminology while introducing important concepts that are necessary to understand how BIM changes the construction process. The course culminates with participants developing a Company BIM Assessment to back to their organizations to begin implementing BIM project- and corporate-wide.

October 12th: Unit 2: BIM Technology, 3rd Edition
Throughout this second course, tools are introduced as they relate to the functions they perform, as well as particular phases in a project where they have the strongest capabilities. Tools are examined by how they fit the process and needs of the user(s). We explain a four-step process of software selection that participants can use as they start the BIM software-purchasing process. The course concludes by examining file formats, compatibility, and emerging technology, and how they all work together to transform the industry.

October 25th: Unit 3: BIM Project Execution Planning, 3rd Edition
The course begins by articulating the roles and responsibilities for BIM use on a project using contractual BIM addendums. Participants learn how to define terms that are used to negotiate a BIM contract. Building on this knowledge, we will explore concepts of liability exposure and standards of care that arise from using BIM.  The course includes a BIM Execution Plan development workshop that takes students through industry standard templates while providing a detailed outline of all the procedural and substantive activities.

October 26th: Unit 4: BIM Adoption, Implementation and ROI, 3rd Edition
The course describes how to establish and execute the BIM process, facilitate its adoption, and achieve integration on a single project and on multiple projects simultaneously. Participants review several real-world case studies to analyze the costs, benefits and impacts of each decision made while experiencing how BIM breaks down the isolation found in organizational silos. While it may appear at times that BIM is a technology-led movement, the reality – and AGC’s BIM EP – speaks to a results-driven shift with real change happening within the construction industry.

Cost includes instruction, materials, continental breakfast and lunch.

Limited to the first 20 registrations. 


Dan Russell
Practical BIM Solutions

Dan Russell, CM-BIM, CM-Lean, LEED AP started his career in 1987 using AutoCAD for concrete formwork design. Dan is currently the President of Practical BIM Solutions which focuses on providing training and consulting services to contractors to enhance productivity and reduce waste. Prior to this role, Dan had a 23-year career with Sundt Construction. Dan began work with Sundt in 1994 as the formwork engineer for the Arizona Science Center and worked in many roles prior to being promoted to Director of Construction Technology in 2006. In this role, he led Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) efforts from a corporate level. Dan is a recognized national speaker on Building Information Modeling (BIM) and VDC, speaking at many AGC, AIA, FHWA and other industry functions as well as speaking at educational institutions. He is one of the primary authors of the “AGC Contractor’s Guide to BIM” and helped develop and AGC BIM Education Program. He is also an instructor for both The AGC BIM and Lean Education Programs.


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