The "Declaration of Information Independence" was signed in Pasadena.
- On April 23, 2008, participants in the Pasadena
signed the "Declaration of Information Independence" that stated:
Declaration of Information Independence
When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one
industry to reinvent itself to sustain a lasting harmony between nature
and humanity we seek a path to business process change that improves
efficiency and reduces waste through a declaration supporting Open
We hold this path to be self evident, all data should be
When equally accessible, data can be used to enhance
knowledge-based decision making, integrate data across many industries,
increase the collective knowledge of civilization and support better
use of our shared planet to promote the right of all people to a
sustainable, healthy life on Earth.
We endorse and implore the alliance of building industry
organizations to support Information Independence in order to
In Pasadena, California, USA - April 23, 2008!
- Join us for another live signing at the Boston BIMStorm on
May 14, 2008 and at the AECST BIMStorm on May 20, 2008.
None of the BIMStorms would be possible without using open
standards. The Journal of Building Information Modeling Spring issue
was distributed at the meeting and participants were encouraged to join
the buildingSMARTallianace.org and support open standards.
Two copies of the book "BIG BIM, little bim" were given by
names from attendees. The concept of BIG BIM versus little bim, was
Presentation of BIMStorm™ live at Parsons Headquarters in
Photographs by Grayson Stebbins
- Presentation by Kimon at Parsons Headquarters - 100 W.
Walnut, Pasadena, CA
- Close to 100 attended for a sold out event. For those that
were not able to attend, please join us in May either in Boston, MA or
- 40 of the 100, created a BIM in the BIMStorm™ by
submitting a project live during the presentation
On April 23, 2008, BIMstorm™ come back to where it all
started...Pasadena, CA with a presentation in association with AIA
Pasadena and Foothill at the Parsons headquarters.
Up to My BIM In BIMStorm”
Presentation by Kimon Onuma, FAIA
The historic 2008 Los Angeles, BIMStorm™ event is
industry. The program was a real-time design charrette of over 60 city
blocks with 55 million square feet, during a 24 hour period. It
involved a wide cross section of the industry. Participants who had no
idea what BIM was, were creating BIM.
From an architectural perspective, the information in BIM is
the true value. Architects produce an immense amount of information
that is under-utilized. Information that is not accessible will become
irrelevant in this information centric age. Architects that understand
this will flourish like the internet and those that do not will fade
like a Betamax.
BIMStorm was proof that a stunning amount of collaboration and
is possible today with many tools. At the end of the day, it is not the
technology or tools that matter, but the ability to translate our
knowledge into a format that is relevant and valuable. BIM is just a
container for data. A changed process with new tools gives us broader
choices on how data is used. Technology is not the barrier to change,
the cultural shift in how we collaborate is the challenge.
As an principal or owner come learn first hand how you can
impact on your organization and the industry today. You do NOT need to
know how to use BIM to make this shift. This will change your business
plan. As a professional in the industry, come learn how you can be
poised to be part of this shift today. There are two choices, stand by
and watch the world change in front of you or be part of the change.
BIMStorm had ripple effects throughout the world, and it
in Pasadena. Come and learn at the eye of the storm. We will build part
of Pasadena in this real time charrette.
- Bring your iPhones to build a BIM in real time
- Conference Information.
- Looking for BIMStorm participants to be part of this
presentation. You do not have to be in Pasadena. We will be
demonstrating a live BIMStorm Charrette and would like to engage the
audience in Pasadena as well as all other BIMStorm participants
- Green BIMStorms, how we designed 420 buildings in 24 hours
with 133 people and burned zero carbons for travel.
- Overview presentation of concept and history
- Show sites and projects
- Start a new project.
- Analysis of designs by various tools.
- Review results and refine.
- Presentation of projects
- Conclusion and Q&A
Contact us if you would like to be a sponsor of the BIMStorm.
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