March 31, 2015
The AIA Detroit Technology in Architectural Practice Committee wants to create opportunities for open dialogue to identify and educate how technology has changed the building process. Through presentations during our meetings, we create environments for this dialogue to occur for those wanting to be a part of the conversation. In order for our industry to grow in technology proficiencies, we believe we must network ideas – and more importantly’ the people behind those ideas – to share in the impact technology has upon our profession. The TAP Committee is looking for individuals wanting to be the voice to start the dialogue to create opportunities for others to learn and be exposed to the possibilities technology provides. Below are brief descriptions regarding what the types of presentations we are looking for. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the TAP Committee at AIADetroitTAP@gmail.com.
The purpose of our technical presentations are to provide an in depth description about software, hardware, or processes entailing technology within the building’s lifecycle.
Presentations should be 40‐45 minutes in length. An additional 10 minutes will be allowed for questions by the group (either during or at the end of the presentation). The software or process is determined by the presenter, but should be more hands‐on information pertaining to the nuts and bolts of the software. The presented should provide general information about the technology, the problem it is intended to solve, limitations/issues that is faced during its use, as well as any other information helpful to someone wanting to use the technology. The audience you will be presenting to will vary from beginners to advanced software users. PowerPoint will be available at the host station, however any additional software should be provided by the presenter via their own laptop. Presenters will be provided a list of technical preparations for their laptop.
“DESIGNED IN BIM” PRESENTATIONS
The purpose of our “Designed in BIM” presentations are to provide an overview about a specific project and all technology that was entailed to create the project’s success.
Presentations should be 40‐45 minutes in length. An additional 10 minutes will be allowed for questions by the group (either during or at the end of the presentation). Multiple projects/processes can be discussed during this time, it will not be limited to one project. The presentation should show off the design of the building and provide background on how the design was conceptualized, documented, or constructed. It should give a general overview of how technology can be leveraged during the design and building process in different ways to solve problems and help the team achieve their goals. People viewing the presentation should leave with ideas on how to look at different uses for technology and possibly ways to “think outside the box”. Any in depth detail would be appreciated, but is not required for the Designed in BIM presentation.
Any further questions for either presentation should be e‐mailed to AIADetroitTAP@Gmail.com