Free and Open to Everyone
" The rules are, there are no rules.
We want to encourage experimentation and being controversial.
It is much better to make mistakes in the virtual world than to make them in the real world.
Make a lot of mistakes, make them fast and move on.
The truth will emerge"
Kimon Onuma, FAIA
(excerpt from the very first BIMStorm objectives, 2007)
A: Three Tracks
B: Three Facility Types
A BIMStorm Data Independence has three tracks to cover the entire life cycle of facilities for planning, design, construction and into operations. Choose one or multiple tracks and use the project data provided to demonstrate, experiment and connect to other participants.
In the past, the Design Professional would need to read, absorb and apply the organization’s design guides to the project requirements in a very laborious and manual process. A series of National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) projects for VA and DHA have now automated this process. SEPS2BIM Building Information Models (BIM) is the next generation of using an organization’s structured data into optimized, repeatable workflows.
From day one, ALL the Space and Equipment requirements that used to exist as just a spreadsheet can now automatically be created as BIM’s. SEPS2BIM also supports a higher quality design process, with machine-readable, auditable capabilities to ensure compliance with original project requirements.
C: Stages of Development
More details about the 8 stages here.
Based on the Academy of Healthcare Infrastructure white paper, "Owner Organization for
Successful Project Outcomes" and the Capital Project Management Process stages. Although these were based on the needs of healthcare owners the stages are universal and can be applied for other project types.
BIMStorm will use this naming to align results to them.
D: Use Cases
Swarming in the Cloud Since 2007
The concept of a BIMStorm is very simple. Assemble an international team of Owners, Architects, Engineers Facility Managers and other members of the building industry, and brainstorm on a specific architecturally themed problem using BIM and other technologies. Once the charrette is complete, the team can quickly disband as quickly as it formed. Using the power of the web, this is all possible without the need to board airplanes or reserve massive office spaces. BIMStorm is Taliesin meets Facebook.