Presentation Outline: As the use of building information modeling (BIM) has grown in building construction, many construction professionals have not consistently incorporated cold-formed steel (CFS) framing in their building models.  In some cases, it has been part of the finish or partition or ceiling systems; in others, it has been fully modeled as part of the structural system: especially when used as bearing walls or floors or trusses.  This seminar had some basic information for novices with BIM, as well as more advanced information for experienced modelers wanting to properly incorporate CFS framing systems.  An overview example was presented on how to model CFS in Revit®, as well as a discussion of the pros and cons of various available BIM software packages. Participants learned how BIM processes can change the typical cold-formed steel workflows and benefit the entire team, as well as what additional opportunities exist to leverage BIM and enhance project delivery.

This Webinar includes:

  • What BIM is, and how it is used
  • The current industry standard of BIM workflows
  • Pros and cons of available BIM software
  • How BIM processor can change the typical cold-formed steel workflows and benefit the entire team.

Why you should attend?

  • More structures are using building information modeling (BIM) for design and coordination, and more BIM models need to include CFS for accurate representation of the structure.
  • More structures are using CFS framing in structural and loadbearing applications; thus incorporation into the BIM model has to be more detailed and accurate.
  • As CFS-framed structures are used for taller and more complex buildings, there are additional design and detailing issues that must be considered and incorporated into the model.
  • any government agencies and owners have embraced BIM for their construction projects, and are requiring modeling data and input from CFS specialty engineers. .

Who Should Attend?

  • Structural engineers  & Architects
  • Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineers and modelers
  • Building Owners & Project managers
  • Academicians and researchers
  • CFS framing manufacturers
  • Code enforcement staff
  • Software developers
  • Evaluation Services

Webinar Materials

  • Presenter’s notes (includes slides)
  • CFSEI Technical Note: Cold-Formed Steel Design Software
  • CFSEI Technical Note: ASTM Standards for CFS
  • CFSEI Technical Note: Cost-Effective CFS Fire & Acoustic-Rated Wall & Floor/Ceiling Assemblies for Multi-Unit Structures
  • Evaluation form
  • Attendance form

Erich BretzErich Bretz, P.E., is a Principal and co-founder of MB BIM Solutions, LLC, a structural engineering integrated practice consultancy based in Denver, Colorado. He obtained his bachelors and masters degrees in Civil Engineering and Structural Engineering respectively from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has more than 10 years of engineering consulting experience as a design and project engineer on numerous CFS medical, resort, mixed use, education, and office building projects. His current efforts are focused on utilizing BIM technology to efficiently transition projects from design, to fabrication, to construction. He has overseen the engineering and BIM coordination on numerous projects across the country.

Dan McCloskeyDan McCloskey, P.E., is a Principal and co-founder of MB BIM Solutions, LLC. He obtained his bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his masters degree in Structural Engineering from Purdue University. He brings extensive experience in the commercial construction industry, including expertise in design and project management as a structural engineering consultant for both building and bridge projects. Dan has spent the last five years developing an expertise in BIM software and processes that has included BIM management, training, and custom content creation.

Date: Thursday
December 1, 2011
Time: 3 p.m Eastern
Format: Web-based seminar using "Go To Meeting" technology.
Duration: 1+ hour of lecture, followed by discussion and questions. (1.5 hours total )
Cost: $75 per computer screen for CFSEI & SFA Members; $100 for non-members

Continuing Education: 1.5 hours available.

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