WPL Publishing to Host ‘Contracting for BIM Lifecycle Uses’ Webinar

WPL Publishing Co., Inc. provides expert training, education, and development resources for the construction industry

(PRWEB) May 24, 2013

WPL Publishing soon will sponsor a webinar to examine the growing use of building information modeling (BIM) technology for project lifecycle purposes, including scheduling (4D), cost estimating (5D), sustainability review, and facility management.

As BIM technology continues to evolve, a wide variety of model analysis tools are emerging to analyze and refine 3D design development, allowing model data to be used meaningfully from project visioning through the final decommissioning of a structure. These lifecycle tools provide some of the best returns on investment in BIM, and as a result, the construction industry is rapidly exploring their use for a wide range of public and private projects. The 90-minute program is designed to help professionals within the construction community understand BIM use for project lifecycle purposes and excel in this skill. To register for the 90-minute event, which will take place Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. (EDT), visit http://tinyurl.com/b9ujzw8.

In addition to expanding the use of BIM for project lifecycle purposes, the webinar will address issues that may arise in modifying standard industry BIM contracts to establish meaningful deliverables for these new lifecycle BIM uses. During the webinar, speakers will do the following:

Explore currently available 3D, 4D, 5D, and other lifecycle tools for BIM.
Review the AIA E202 (2008) Building Information Modeling Protocol Exhibit and the ConsensusDOCS 301 (2008) Building Information Modeling Addendum contract forms.
Provide an overview of BIM Execution Plan development, including expanded needs for addressing processes for xD analyses of 3D modeling data.
Discuss liability issues that can arise from the cross licensing of model data for analysis purposes, including derivative rights and responsibilities.

Addressing attendees of “Contracting for BIM Lifecycle Uses” will be Zetlin & De Chaira LLP Managing Partner Michael Vardaro and Kimberly Hurtado, managing shareholder of Hurtado, S.C., Counselors at Law.

Mr. Vardaro focuses his practice on construction litigation, the drafting and negotiation of construction contracts, and advice that he gives to various construction industry clients. He represents clients in complex commercial and construction litigation matters throughout the United States and negotiates complex construction contracts for projects around the world. He regularly counsels clients regarding professional licensing, corporate organization and transition, risk management and insurance issues, as well as issues arising from newer technologies such as integrated project delivery, BIM, and sustainable/green design.

Ms. Hurtado focuses her practice exclusively in the areas of domestic and international construction dispute resolution, contract negotiation, real property development, and public bond issuance for a wide range of public and private construction industry clients. She is a member the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Industry BIM Advisory Committee and serves as chairperson of the drafting committee that recommends changes to the ConsensusDOCS 301 BIM Addendum. She is the author of Unit 3 of the Associated General Contractors of America’s BIM Education Program on BIM Contract Negotiation and Risk Allocation.

Following their presentations, there will be an interactive 10-to-15 minute question-and-answer session addressing relevant topics.

Webinar tuition is based on location, not number of participants, so each registration site can have multiple participants for one low price. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/b9ujzw8.

WPL Publishing Co., Inc. provides expert training, education, and development resources for the construction industry via live webinars and its ConstructionPro Network website (http://www.ConstructionProNet.com). Through ConstructionPro Network, WPL publishes the independent newsletter ConstructionPro Week, providing news, analysis, and insightful commentary about recent developments involving construction law, green buildings, building information modeling, and various construction managerial technologies and techniques.

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