(Denver) – Blake Sabo of SHP Leading Design will be presenting at a session titled FM BIM in College and University Level Curricula at the EcoBuild America Conference in Washington D.C. on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 3:15pm. The session plans to explore the link between Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Facilities Management (FM) through case studies emphasizing collaboration. Sabo will co-present alongside Kathy Roper, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology; Caroline Clevenger, Colorado State University; and Michael Puddicombe, Norwich University.
Sabo, LEED GA, is a project manager in SHP’s Denver office. During the past six months, he conducted a session for Colorado State University (CSU) on the use of a BIM process for integrated design, construction and facilities operation cycles. The session focused on the current and future software trends in the architectural and construction industries and taught students how to leverage that understanding as they move into practice.
“I’m very excited about the opportunity to present our case study from CSU,” Sabo said. “I will be discussing how we trained students by utilizing a real world example of taking a BIM model from the design phase to construction documents to estimating and then to construction.”
According to the website, the 3-day Ecobuild America conference covers the entire spectrum of strategies and technologies to build faster, smarter and more sustainably. Developed by the illustrious Advisory Board, the Ecobuild America conference focuses on timely topics and real world solutions throughout every phase of the project lifecycle.
About SHP Leading Design
SHP Leading Design (SHP), founded in 1901, is a recognized leader in design, community engagement, fundraising strategies, client-focused research, sustainability, integrated design and construction, and facilities management. SHP’s team of professionals is widely known for their unique commitment to innovative design. SHP has offices in Cincinnati, Columbus, Hamilton, Ohio and Denver, Colorado.