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The Importance of BIM technology in Historic Preservation

The relevance of historic preservation around the world has been increasing as not only are important buildings aging, the communities and people around them are better understanding the reasons for conservation. Needless to say, this is an exciting time for preservation. One area that has been developing in the AEC field, BIM (Building Information Modeling), has the potential to revolutionize historic preservation and take it to the next level. In this webinar we will discuss the concepts and practice behind BIM and how they apply to Preservation.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the Five W’s of BIM: “Who, What, When, Where is BIM relevant to Preservation?
  2. Learn how information is managed in BIM and how to input and retrieve said information.
  3. Understand how collaboration works in BIM and its potential effects in preservation.
  4. Hear about different potential trades/technologies associated with BIM and preservation.
  5. Discuss the future of BIM and preservation.

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Joseph Hwangbo, Solutions Specialist, Architecture Team, Microdesk, Los Angeles josephJoseph focuses on providing technical support, training, implementation, and consulting services to building engineering firms. As a member of the Microdesk team, Joseph has contributed to numerous BIM projects including work with clients Con Edison, Primus Builders, and Hunter Roberts. Prior to joining Microdesk, Joseph was a Senior BIM specialist with GB Geotechnics. He was actively engaged in the development of the next-generation of as-built BIM modeling in the AEC field. Joseph has Bachelor of Science degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Washington and a Master's degree in Architecture from Columbia University.