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BIM, Owners and You – Roles Redefined

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A Revit User Group Program
Hosted by Ideate, Inc.

Tuesday, September 18
11:30am-1pm

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The roles of the architect have changed over time, from the master builder, to the designer working with craftsmen, to our current “scope of work” with consultants, sophisticated systems and complicated approval processes.  BIM will redefine the architect’s responsibilities dramatically in the coming years.  The presentation will look into these changes and why they are coming and what you should be discussing within your firms.

About the presenter: Dennis Neeley, Architect, Software Developer, Futurist

Dennis Neeley has multiple experiences all focused upon the practice and automation of the architectural, engineering, manufacturing, construction and real estate professions. He practiced architecture from 1970 to 1989 as a principal of the firm Neeley/Lofrano Architects, San Francisco.  During this time he was a partner of an 80-person construction/development company (residential and commercial projects) in the San Francisco region.

In 1985 he help found Archsoft and created the software sold by Autodesk as AutoCAD AEC which became a significant force in the adoption of CAD by design professionals.  He has founded and managed multiple software companies that have created automated manufacturer data, Internet based facility management tools, CAD applications, BIM objects and BIM related software.

In 2011 he founded Neeley Consulting, which has three goals:

  1. Help Owners and design professionals understand the significance of BIM in their future.
  2. Develop automation tools to bring needed information to design professionals at the moment they need the information.
  3. Encourage educators to change their curriculums to reflect the future of architecture and the knowledge students will need to practice architecture

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