KLH Engineers (KLH) and Messer Construction have teamed up to launch Bluegrass BIM, a building information modeling (BIM) user group in Lexington, Kentucky. The inaugural meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. at Barrel House.
Brian Bruggeman, Chief Client Officer of KLH, organized the event in collaboration with Mary Beth Wright, Business Development Executive of Messer Construction.
“When Mary Beth and I spoke about the BIM collaboration between Messer and KLH, we both realized the need to form a BIM user group for the Central Kentucky AEC community. Both firms participate in similar groups throughout the region and we know the benefit this level of thought leadership can bring to the industry,” says Bruggeman.
Several leading architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry experts are slated to speak at the event including Andy Burg, Operations Technology Solutions Vice President at Messer; Chad Gallas, AIA, LEED AP BD&C, Senior Associate at Omni Architects; Hala Nassereddine, PhD, Assistant Professor in Construction Engineering and Project Management at the University of Kentucky College of Engineering; and Jim Tavernelli, PE, LEED AP, MBA, President of KLH Engineers.
Bluegrass BIM is for anyone interested in learning the latest trends, workflows and technologies in BIM. Architects, engineers, contractors, building owners and students at all levels are encouraged to attend. Participants will help drive a collaborative exchange of ideas, innovation and enhanced levels of BIM in the Bluegrass market and beyond.
"The Future of Building Things"
Andy Burg, Operations Technology Solutions Vice President at Messer, will discuss where venture capital money is being spent on design and construction tech including digital twin technology, reality capture, robotics and artificial intelligence.
"BIM Coordination During Construction Administration"
Chad Gallas, AIA, LEED AP BD&C, Senior Associate at Omni Architects, will discuss several case studies regarding BIM coordination during construction administration.
"Leveraging Construction Data"
Hala Nassereddine, PhD, Assistant Professor in Construction Engineering and Project Management at the University of Kentucky College of Engineering, will discuss BIM research findings, innovative technologies such as augmented reality, and enabling the next generation of construction.
"Integrating In-House Software Engineers Into Your Organization's Culture"
Jim Tavernelli, PE, LEED AP, MBA, President of KLH Engineers, will discuss how to solve challenges in the rapidly changing AEC industry by integrating software engineers into the firm's culture and pushing the way Revit was designed to serve the industry.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
903 Manchester St., Suite 150
Lexington, KY, 40508
4:00-4:30 p.m. – Networking
4:30- 5:45 p.m. – Presentations
5:45-7:00 p.m. – Additional Networking
AIA Continuing Education Credits:
This session has been approved for 1 AIA Continuing Education credit.
The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Click here to register by Friday, Nov. 8, 2019.
KLH Engineers is nationally ranked among the top mechanical, electrical, plumbing and technology engineering firms. As a leader in the AEC industry, KLH leverages BIM and advanced in-house technology to deliver innovative and value-driven solutions. KLH is licensed in all 50 states and serves the civic, commercial, education, healthcare and retail markets. Offices are located in Ft. Thomas, Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky; Columbus, Ohio; and New York City, New York.
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