Tag Archive | Webinars

February webinars extended.

Continuing on from the blog post yesterday, there are 2 other BIM related webinars / events in February that I forgot to mention. On the 3rd February 2012 at 13:00 EST. Alan Jackson from CASE Design will be holding an EnergyPlus webinar which will go through the basics of the NREL web-based model creation tool. Although I have not played around with EnergyPlus yet, I am very interested to hear about this software and look forward to learning something new for the tool kit. 


“Starting with a brief introduction to the EnergyPlus engine, the webinar will include a 5-minute model creation walk-through with the NREL web-based file creation tool ModelMaker and a discussion on how to begin using EnergyPlus for building performance analysis using the OpenStudio platform tools including the SketchUp plug-in, System Outliner and Results Viewer. If time permits, Alan will also address the Building Component Library as a tool for managing and finding new components for integration into your analysis.”

Secondly there is a Twitter chat on the 1st February at 13:30 – 14:30 ET. Hosted by The AIA (American Institute of Architects). AIA Chat is an ongoing, open dialogue among architects and other design professionals which takes place on the social networking site Twitter. Taking place monthly on the first Wednesdays, AIA National moderates the chat with occasional guest facilitators. The chats focus on a variety of architecture practice related topics (e.g., green design, mentorship, education, economy, etc.). To take part in the chats, participants follow the hashtag #aiachat.

To find out more information about both of these events click on the links below:

CASE Design – EnergyPlus webinar

AIA – BIM Twitter chat    


Free BIM webinars in February

There are a series of upcoming webinars and talks in February which will be of interest to the BIM community, from software users to managers ad industry professionals.


Firstly Asite are holding a webinar on the 1st of February 2012 at 14:00 GMT. The topic of discussion will be BIM compatibility and collaboration chaired by Tom Lane, assistant editor of Building magazine. There will be 3 influential figures from the AEC industry presenting and discussing ideas. It’s a free and open webinar so everyone is welcome to join. I for one am very much looking forward to listening and following the discussion.

The second virtual event is hosted by Imaginit and is called BIM Spectrum: Building a new perspective. This self entitled #BIMseries is an all day event on the 16th February 2012 from 10am – 5pm EST, more of an evening event for the European BIMers! This series of webinars will be aimed at 3 groups of AEC professionals: Software users, Managers and Special Industry sessions. 

The day’s line up for the software users is as follows, more information about the whole event can be found on the Imaginit website here or on the links below.

BIM Chemistry: A Case Study on University Renovation
Time – 11:00am – 11:30am
Speaker – John Nadon

Avoiding BIM Blunders
Time – 11:45am – 12:15pm
Speaker – Robert Glover

Autodesk Plant Solutions
Time – 12:30pm – 1:00pm
Speaker – Scott Buchanan

Advanced Documentation – Keynoting
Time – 2:30pm – 3:00pm
Speaker – Tracy Bird

Modeling for Virtual Construction in Revit
Time – 3:15pm – 3:45pm
Speaker – Ken Flannigan

Facilities Models and Revit
Time – 4:00pm – 4:30pm
Speaker – Fulton Hartzog

I will be updating this blog over the coming weeks with more BIM related virtual events in 2012. Find more information about these events on the links below:

Asite – BIM compatibility and collaboration

Imaginit – BIM Spectrum