Calgary Satellite Session
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
December 7, 2017
Aldred Centre - Lower Level
1301 16th Ave NW
Changing Perspectives: BIM as a Virtual Community
We are all familiar with using BIM to report on the information it stores; passive data. In the very near future, data will be used to inform designs with the help of advancements in generative design, software algorithms and robotic construction; active data. There is no doubt that our current information management processes are going to have to change if we hope to leverage this co-creation capability.
Have you always viewed BIM as a means to an end? What about BIM as the beginning?
Is the current macro perspective on BIM serving us well? Or is it inhibiting innovation?
What if we consider the BIM process, from the very beginning to the very end, as a virtual community? A community in which everyone in the process is an active member and the information stored in that community is also an active member.
Shouldn't we all be responsible for making the virtual community better? Don’t you want your community to outlive you?
Come join us December 7th to hear government, business, academics and students share their perspectives on BIM. Be prepared to have your perspective changed!
Manager of the Spatial Information Management, Alberta Infrastructure
Rafael is the Manager of the Spatial Information Management group at Alberta Infrastructure and is leading the Government’s ambitious BIM initiatives. He has over 15 years of AEC industry experience, the majority of which have been gained internationally. During his career, Rafael has worked for consulting firms and owners in Ireland, New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, and also worked for the United Nations in Libya. Rafael has extensive experience working on large and complex projects and in implementing lifecycle BIM processes with a particular focus on BIM for Facilities Management. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Geomatics Engineering from the University of Calgary and a Master of Science in Spatial Information Management from City University London in the UK.