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Free Lecture on the Impacts of Building Information Modeling

April 29, 2009

Charles Eastman will give a free lecture on the Impacts of Building Information Modeling on Design and Construction on Thursday, May 7, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Centennial Engineering Center on the UNM Main Campus. This lecture, sponsored by Brycon Construction, should be of interest to engineering and architecture and planning students as well as the community at large.

Eastman is a professor in the Colleges of Architecture and Computer Science at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, and one of the pioneers of BIM. He is co-author of the book, "BIM Handbook: A Guide to Building Information Modeling for Owners, Managers, Designers, Engineers and Contractors."

Building Information Modeling uses three-dimensional modeling and intelligent design information to integrate the design and construction process. According to The Associated General Contractors of America, technology improvements and integration fostered by the expanded use of BIM are dramatically increasing efficiency in the industry.

A 20-minute tour of the new laboratories and facilities in the Civil Engineering Department will be conducted before the lecture. Attendees who would like to go on the tour should meet at the interior courtyard in the Centennial Engineering Center at 4:30 p.m.

All attendees are invited to a reception in the Robert J. Stamm Commons in the Centennial Engineering Center after the lecture.

Limited parking passes are available; for more information or to request a parking pass, please call (505) 277-3222.