This ongoing seminar series is sponsored by the Professional Practice Committee of the AIA Orange County, and facilitated by Digital Vision Automation. The podcasts contain compelling presentations and lively panel discussion by the top BIM movers and shakers in southern California, who have been doing BIM for a long time.

Session 1, held on November 13th, 2008 on how BIM is used during design.

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Michael Hricak, FAIA speaks on the topic of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), the Team Approach to Successful Projects. Michael is the founder and Principal of Michael Hricak and Associates in Venice, CA. He served as a member of the national AIA Board of Directors from 2001 to 2004.

Duane McLeod, AIA will discuss coordination with Consultants in 3D during Schematic Design and Design Development. Duane is the Executive Director of Architecture for the Environmental Design and Engineering Division of Walt Disney Imagineering.

Alan Burks, AIA will discuss how to Master the BIM workflow, from Schematic Design to Construction Documents. Alan is the founder and Principal of Environ Architecture in Long Beach. In 1992 he led his firm’s transition to BIM in 1998 and hasn’t looked back since.

Session 2, held on December 4th, 2008 on how to transition to BIM and how BIM is used during initial project planning.

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Chuck Good-Man, AIA speaks on how to lead the change in transitioning to a BIM culture within your firm and the pitfalls to avoid. Chuck is the Director of Architecture at Irwin Pancake Architects in Costa Mesa, CA and he led his firm’s total transition to BIM in less than 1 1/2 years.

Kimon Onuma, FAIA, Principal of Onuma Inc. will discuss the following topics: BIM in Programming and Master Planning, the advantages to online virtual charretting, how to start a BIM project with a spreadsheet, how to integrate a BIM architectural model with Google Earth and GIS, and the importance of energy analysis during Schematic Design.

To find out more on this podcast series visit: www.digitalvis.com/podcast