Building information modeling standards, objects, software and more will be the focus of the National BIM Conference sponsored by the buildingSMART alliance and AEC Science and Technology. The National BIM Conference will be held December 5-9 in Washington, D.C. There will be a wealth of educational opportunities offered for government agencies, building owners, contractors, architects and all building industry professionals.

Several types of BIM educational sessions, including case studies, standard updates, green BIM and more will be offered throughout BIM Week.

Sessions and meeting at the December conference include:

- Introduction to buildingSMART

- Introduction to NBIMS-US

- Building Smart BIMs

- BIM in the DoD’s Military Health System to Improve Facility Life Cycle Management

- Modeling the Future of Education: The Multi-disciplinary BIM Project at WIT

- Going Lean with BIM

- A Research Framework for Building Information Modeling and many more

BIM products and services will be on display during the two-day exhibit December 7-8. The exhibit also features:

BIMStorm, presented by Onuma, will focus on Energy, BIM/GIS integration and Cloud Computing. BIMStorm will demonstrate full life-cycle use of BIM, including green product integration along with real-time energy data connected to BIM. Its interactive format invites teams of attendees to participate via smart phone or laptop in a live workshop charrette on the 3-D design of hospitals and federal facilities in real time. Demonstrations will include how BIM can support EcoDistricts and High-Performance Buildings.

The AEC Interoperability Center is a hands-on collaborative workplace, where design and construction professionals, building product manufacturers and commercial software companies can showcase current IT and BIM developments, BIM objects and the state of applications compatibility. Plug and play kiosks will be set-up for firms to rent and show their solutions.

A wide variety of meetings will be held during the week, including the BSA Board of Directors Executive Committee Meeting, NBIMS Interest Groups and more.