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Chicago BIMForum - When Does Design End and Construction Begin?

July 19–21, 2011

Chicago, IL

Flexibility in BIM

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 10:45 AM–11:00 AM Central Time (US & Canada)

The impact of early and late design decisions can be significantly mitigated provided the BIM, Design Systems, and processes are developed to accommodate both types.  Through continuous analysis of the Design, Construction, and Owner goals, a series of parameters can be built and used to drive the project.  The goal should be a system that easily accommodates change and absorbs the impact to schedule and budget by to encouraging dialog, and creating a continuous feedback loop into the design and fabrication process.


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Alexandra Pollock, Skidmore, Owings & Merril

Alexandra Pollock is a member of the Technical Architecture group and Digital Design group at SOM with a focus on performative design, analysis, and computation.  She is a graduate of the Product Architecture and Engineering Lab at the Stevens Institute of Technology where she received a Master of Engineering, and holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.  Her teaching experience includes an adjunct professorship as a Technical Consultant for the Columbia Building Intelligence Project at Columbia University, as well as a recurring  adjunct professorship at Stevens Institute of Technology where she developed and teaches a class in Numerical Design Optimization.