Sunday October 16, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT
Monday October 17, 2016 at 5:00 PM EDT

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Hyatt Regency, Atlanta 
265 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

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USIBD Symposium Committee 
Bryan Merritt, Chair 
(561) 758-3130 

USIBD 2016 Symposium

"Discovering the Built Environment" 

Please join us for USIBD's 2nd Annual Symposium, "Discovering the Built Environment" in Atlanta. Invest in a day and a half with professionals in Building Documentation, for a series of quick-fire presentations, and a course in the use and best practices of USIBD's Level of Accuracy (LOA) document.





USIBD's Level of Accuracy (LOA) document review,  Learn more here.

1 - 3 pm, Training, no charge

3 - 4 pm, Test for Certificate,  $100.00

Register online.

View a presentation about the purpose of the LOA at last Fall's BIMForum.


4 - 5 pm  Registration & Exhibition opening

5 - 8 pm, Symposium Registration;  Keynote address, Welcome Reception, & Exhibitor Opening


 Errol Plata, LEED AP + BD&C, of NASA's Langley Research Center's (LaRC) BIM Facilities Manager



         Each session will include 3 presentations, followed by a Panel Discussion/Q&A & short break
8:30 - 10 am, Session 1, Owners
"Indoor GPS is a new market category that will transform the way the construction industry monitors its operations - for improved safety, efficiency, and analytics"  - Antti Korhonen, President and CEO of Redpoint
"Establishing a Virtual Collaborative Environment - Lessons from Lean Planners"  - Brewton Couch, Technical Marketer at TouchPlan.io by Moca System
"Real World Libraries: Point Clouds and the Revit Family Editor"  - Scott Diaz, Director of Business Development, AEC Software at FARO Technologies, Inc.
10: 30 - 12 pm, Session 2, AEC

"Old, New and Revised Regulations That Create Hidden Liability in the Built Environment Due to      Hazardous Materials"  - Michael Sharp, Director of Training, UC Berkeley, and CEO of Hazard    Management Services  

"Why COBie? Why Now?"  - William East, PhD, PE, F.ASCE, Owner, Prairie Sky Consulting 

"How Reality Capture Drives Innovative Approaches in Building Construction"  - Clair VanderZwaag, Leica Geosystems
1:30 - 3 pm, Session 3, Service Providers
"Things Spock Taught Us About BIM"   - Anne Carpenter, Global eTraining


"Building Measurement Chaos: Accurate Asset Measurement and the Latest BOMA/IPMS      Measurement Standards"  

- Peter L. Stevenson, MRICS, Stevenson Systems

"How Might Specialists in Historic Preservation Apply Emerging Documentation Technologies to    Their Benefit"  - Brittany K.L. Mabry, Google

3:30 - 4:45 pm, Session 4, LOA & LOD
Level of Accuracy (LOA) and Level of Development (LOD): a Review of USIBD's LOA and BIMForum's LOD Specifications, and how they work together to reduce risk.  - Will Ikerd, Ikerd Consulting and John M. Russo, AIA, Architectural Resource Consultants
Monday's events include both breakfast and lunch.  
Following the Symposium Closing will be BIMForum's Arrival Networking Reception


This year, USIBD is co-locating in Atlanta with 

at the same hotel, the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.  
BIMForum immediately follows the Symposium, on Oct. 18 & 19.
Symposium attendees are eligible for a
$75.00 discount on BIMforum's registration fee.  
Use discount code:  BIMATLUSIBD when registering for BIMForum.  
Click on the BIMForum logo to link to their event registration.


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