Carl Storms

BIM Track

Technical Solutions Lead

Drawing on his 20+ years of experience in architecture, engineering, and construction, Carl shares a practical and well-rounded understanding of BIM with clients. He has worked in residential and commercial architecture, as well as construction, with 10+ years of teaching experience at both the collegiate and industry levels. This experience aids him in providing the business case for BIM and how it makes the most of collaboration, coordination, design tools, and processes.

Through implementations, instruction, mentoring, webinars, and global speaking engagements, Carl assists the AECO community with the adoption of design technology and BIM processes. As someone who truly enjoys the process of building information modeling, Carl spreads his love of all things BIM via Twitter @theBIMsider, on his Blog, or as a co-host on AECO Industry Podcasts: BIMThoughts, The BILT Academy Podcast, and The Simply Complex Podcast.

 What to expect during the event

We have all worked on projects where some of the project partners are just doing enough to get the job done, or maybe even less! This slows the project down, causes issues and generally makes the project more difficult than it needs to be. The flip side to that coin is the good projects, the ones where most or all of the partners get that collaboration over coordination is a win/win for everyone on the project. It's these projects that get us excited about working in BIM and VDC again, it's these projects where we develop best practices and better ways of knowledge sharing to benefit the entire project team.

There are many different approaches to collaboration, and in today’s world technology should be part of all of them. This technology should provide, accountability, centralized communication, issue management, interoperability, workflows for 2D & 3D and access to easy reports and project metrics. The goal of this session is to share some "horror" stories of poor coordination and the lessons learned from them. Along with highlighting how technology can lead to shared wins, best practices, and tips & tricks to an improved collaboration workflow.

- Understanding the benefit of genuine collaboration over mandated coordination.
- What is the downside of poor communication & coordination, and what will it cost a project?
- How to get collaboration buy-in on project where not everyone is onboard.
- Understanding the difference between good and bad technology for your project (not all projects need all technology)
- Tips and tricks to improve your collaboration workflow.

The Case for Collaboration

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