LLB to present at SCUP alongside RISD and DSK

Neal Bijlani, Director of Design Technology at LLB Architects, will be presenting at the SCUP 2014 North Atlantic Regional Conference this week. The session focuses on the work of the firm and how it has helped the Rhode Island School of Design assess their existing campus infrastructure in order to plan for the future. With the development of custom-built facilities assessment tools, LLB had the ability to capture and documented tailored information for the school. Neal will present alongside Ann K. Newman, Director of Campus Planning at RISD; Keelin Reekie, Assistant Campus Planner at RISD; and Jim Newton, Senior Planner at Dewing Schmid Kearns Architects + Planners.

The sessions is entitled CAFM-Free: From No Inventory to BIM Database in Three Easy Steps and will be held on Thursday, March 13 at 10:15 am in Room 312 at Boston University's School of Management building, 595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston.

The following is an abstract and learning objectives of the presentation.

While preparing for a comprehensive master plan, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) knew a space inventory would be essential and considered a Computer-Aided Facilities Management (CAFM) system. A fortuitous hire and timely demo from a local firm convinced the school to skip CAFM and move to building information modeling (BIM). With a team effort of RISD staff and two consulting firms, a BIM-synced database now tracks space inventory, and deferred and cyclical maintenance. Learn the process, how BIM was used in RISD’s master plan, and future uses in facilities operations and planning.

  • Collect facilities data with a paperless workflow using tablets, PDFs, markup tools, cloud storage, and seamless collaboration.
  • Specify the building information modeling (BIM) procedures used in creating models of Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) facilities.
  • Examine procedures for syncing BIM models and Microsoft Access databases.
  • Discuss how RISD’s BIM models and database have been used in the campus master plan effort and how they may be used in the future for facilities operations and planning.
  • For more information on the conference visit SCUP 2014 North Atlantic Regional Conference: Mind the Gap: Linking Mission, Resources, Technology, and Place.