LAWRENCE — The School of Architecture, Design & Planning and KU Professional & Continuing Education are sponsoring the BIM Pulse 2015: Big Data Symposium. The event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at the BEST Conference Center, KU Edwards Campus, Overland Park.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) allows architects, engineers and consultants to create three-dimensional digital models of buildings and infrastructure that are capable of including virtually every component that will be used to construct them. BIM speeds planning, design and construction while lowering initial and lifecycle costs, and it makes the structures more efficient to manage and maintain.
Today’s digital models are so data-intensive that BIM technologies in contemporary processes for architecture, engineering and construction demand the manipulation of “big data” to address issues of data quality, collaboration and interoperability.
The BIM Pulse Symposium will focus on big data and its effect on current architecture and engineering practices. The event begins by identifying the challenges of big data and project integration, followed by a series of discussions on what regional and national organizations are doing to address those challenges.
Professor of Architecture Charles Eastman, director of the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Digital Building Laboratory, will present the symposium’s keynote address. He is one of the architecture profession’s premier experts in solids, parametric modeling, engineering databases and product models and interoperability. He is also an active researcher in the areas of design cognition and cognitive science.