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Architecture BIMtimidation

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Toronto Architecture Club is proud to invite you to the first event.

Schedule:

Registration | 6:30 pm- 7:00 pm

Part 1: Speaker | 7:00 pm- 8:00 pm

Food and Networking: Pizza + Drinks | 8:00 pm- 8:20 pm

Part 2: Speaker | 8:20 pm- 9:00 pm

Closing and Networking | 9:00 pm- 9:30 pm

Speakers:

• Sean Robbins:

BIMtimidation – 5 Critical Responses to BIM in Architectural Practice When it comes to utilizing BIM software in architectural practice there are a number of things that make the endeavour intimidating. Time, money, staffing, contractual agreements and even design get thrown into question as firms try to make, or maintain, the switch to BIM.

This talk aims to critically untangle some of the marketing jargon, industry standards, staffing pitfalls, perceived limitations, and accidental limitations of using BIM software, namely Revit, in architectural practice.

It will be divided into 5 critical responses to elements of education/training, BIM project planning, BIM standards, how BIM is (mis)used, and designing with BIM software, with the hope that we will take away a better understanding of how to leverage this emerging digital tool to improve architectural praxis.

Sean is an OAA intern architect, and currently the acting BIM Manager at Moriyama & Teshima Architects in Toronto, Canada. Since entering the AEC industry in 2009 as a graduate of Ryerson University, his experience with BIM has been uniquely intense, ranging from BIM integration/conversion, project support, proactive standards development, BIM project coordination, and content creation to construction document production.

Sean also began teaching “BIM in Professional Practice” at Ryerson’s Chang School of Continuing Education in 2013, and has been doing so ever since. Notable previous projects include the Toronto Union Station Revitalization with PARTISANS, as well as TCHC’s Regent Park Block 27 development with RAW Design.

• Open Architecture Toronto:

Open Architecture Toronto is a volunteer organization of architects planners and designers (activists, students and concerned citizens), brought together by a common goal of transforming Toronto into a beautiful, livable and sustainable city through design solutions.

Their mission is to promote community awareness, bring together like-minded individuals and local organizations with one common goal: to design sustainable solutions that meet the needs of our communities. They deliver these solutions by connecting with our stakeholders’ identities, values, and desires, and incorporate them into an innovative and socially responsible design.

Open Architecture Toronto will be giving a brief introduction of the chapter, their vision and mission as well as an introduction of potential projects that they are willing to take on.

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