The USC School of Architecture (Prof. Karen Kensek) is hosting the Fourth Annual USC Symposium on Building Information Modeling + Analytics on Wednesday, August 4th, 2010. Building on the success of previous years’ symposiums on BIM and Sustainable Design and BIM + Construction and Fabrication, there will be a one-day event with 12 speakers, each with about 30 minutes to speak, who are loosely organized into 4 panels. The topic is BIM Analytics: Performance Based Design.

Current list of confirmed speakers:

Architecture and Engineering
Rachelle Villalon, Jenna Knudsen, and Alex Korter, CO Architects
Erin McConahey + team, ARUP
Mitch Dec, David Summers, Tianxin Xing, Glumac, “Rapid Energy Modeling”

Jim Bedrick, Webcor
Viktor Bullain, Turner Construction, “BIM Execution Plan for Successful Model-based Analysis”
Jonathan Widney, Solibri and Darren Roos, Suffolk Construction Company, “Mining the Model – Analysis of the Model Information, not just the Geometry”

Parametrics / Performance Based or Algorithmic Design
Nathan Miller, NBBJ, “Feedback Cloud: Tactics for Toolset Integration and Design Optimization”
Kurt Komraus, Buro Happold

Integration, Standards, the Big Picture
Richard Nowicki, NTD Architecture and Lance Lareau, San Diego CCD, no title yet
Michael Rendler, LACCD, “BIM /GIS The WHOLE Picture. LACCD e7 System”
Chuck Good-Man, Irwin Partners Architects

For more information about BIM Analytics check this website: