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Safiy Abdu-Rahman

BIM Manager, NYC Department of Design & Construction

George J. Braun

Vice President, Spruce Juice City,
A Cauldwell Wingate Company

The Honorable Elizabeth Crowley

District 30, New York City
Council Member

Ramsey Dabby

Chief Architect, FDNY

Nicole L. Dubowski

Mechanical Engineer, Arup

Jordan Goldstein

Managing Director, Gensler

Erleen Hatfield

Principal, Buro Happold

Erin Rae Hoffer

Strategic Industry Relations,
Autodesk, Inc.

Judith Kunoff

Chief Architect, MTA NYC Transit


Robert D. LiMandri

Commissioner of the Department of Buildings, NYC

John Messner

Professor of Architectural Engineering,
Pennsylvania State University

Jack S. Nyman

Executive Director,
The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute, Baruch College, CUNY

John A. Rapaport

General Manager & General Counsel
Component Assembly Systems, Inc.

Rawle Sawh

VDC Manager, Gilbane Building Company

Igor Starkov

President and Co-founder,
Ecodomus, Inc.

Geraldine Szabo

Vice President & Senior Asset Manager JPMorgan Chase

Michael Zetlin

Founding Partner, Zetlin & DeChiara, LLP

Christopher Zoog

Architect, HOK



Building Information Modeling

Improved Life Cycle Management, Maintenance and Enhanced Energy Performance

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February 28, 2013
8:00 a.m. - Registration & Networking
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Building Information Modeling Conference Press Release


SUBJECT: Learn the strategic importance of BIM from experienced professionals and the added value and cost savings that can be achieved for both properties and projects.

Event Location:
The William and Anita Newman
Vertical Campus Conference Center
55 Lexington Avenue, Room 14-220
New York, NY 10010

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BIM is a technology that has much to offer to the real estate world.  Despite the many advantages, however, spanning not just through the build process for an asset but also through the entire lifespan of the structure, the real estate industry and those industries close to it are slow to adopt change.  Nonetheless, proponents embrace BIM’s technology, graphics, databases and information.  BIM creates transparency for project stakeholders, enables waste reduction and improves profitability, and the value of these contributions is not insignificant.

BIM can help the architectural, engineering, construction and real estate industries to maintain a pattern of continuous improvement, especially if its insight can be integrated at both the project and organizational levels.  Projections become less risky when the final product is delivered as close as possible to the timing of the market demand and to design specifications.  And when changes or problems occur, BIM enables early resolution, thereby minimizing extra cost. 

BIM offers:

  • Improved visualization
  • Improved productivity due to easy retrieval of information
  • Increased coordination of construction or renovation documents
  • Embedding and linking of vital information such as vendors for specific materials, location of details and quantities required for estimation and tendering
  • Increased speed of delivery
  • Reduced costs
  • An improved and more cost effective facilities management process

During this conference, we will discuss how BIM can be used to solve problems inherent in construction or renovation projects, as well as those that occur throughout the life of an asset.  How BIM is being used in NYC will also be examined, since the City has inherent difficulties and a very unique environment with distinct challenges.  In addition, how advanced energy performance can be strategically achieved when BIM is employed will be a focus of the event.

Image credit: Mortensen Construction & RTKL Associates

CEUs: AIA CES (2 hours); ASHRAE may also allow continuing education units (ACEs) from this conference.


The Newman Real Estate Institute gratefully acknowledges support from the following sponsors:

Gold Level:

Autodesk 1111 Zetlin & De Chiara

Silver Level:


Bronze Level:

11HonestBuildings1 C/F Data Systems 1Component Assembly Systems 1 Construction Validation Systems LLC Logo11Gilbane


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