Come join RMMI and with Tom Cuneio CAD Blox LLC for an Architectural Presentation on BIM-M.
BIM is an acronym that stands for an object, a "building information model" and also a process for creating and using that object, "building information modeling". The BIM model provides a digital representation of the building, so that the modeling and analysis tools used by architects, engineers, constructors, managers and owners can read from and write to the same information source.
BIM is expanding quickly within the construction industry worldwide. However, the masonry industry is not well represented. Therefore, there is a need to develop BIM tools for masonry to maintain market share. With that intent, an Initiative was formed in 2012 specifically to advance BIM for masonry.
The Initiative BIM-M (Building Information Modeling for Masonry) includes many sponsors with an Executive Committee of its primary funding sponsors listed alphabetically:
Brick Industry Association (BIA)
International Masonry Institute (IMI)
International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (IUBAC)
Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA)
National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA)
The Masonry Society (TMS)
Western States Clay Products Association (WSCPA)
The mission of the BIM-M Initiative is to unify the masonry industry and all supporting industries through encouraging the development and implementation of BIM for masonry software to facilitate smoother workflows and collaboration across all disciplines from owner, architect, engineer, manufacturer, mason, contractor, construction manager, and maintenance professionals.
After the BIM-M presentation our own executive director Bret Terry will be introducing our new 2018 Colorado Masonry Systems Guide. This guide will be a fundamental tool, resource, and design manual used to educate and promote masonry in the architectural and design communities throughout the Colorado Region. This guide will provide standardized systems guide of best practices for masonry wall design systems in construction, making it a primary information resource on masonry construction systems. It will also address the new challenges of energy code requirements for continuous insulation.