USIBD 2016 Symposium



"Discovering the Built Environment"

October 16th & 17th, 2016   •   Atlanta, GA

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USIBD Board of Directors:  Ted Mort, Joe Romano, John Russo, Kevin Kianka, and Bryan Merritt

USIBD 2016 Board:  Fearless leaders Ted Mort, Joe Romano, John Russo, Kevin Kianka and Bryan Merritt at the Symposium in Atlanta.




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USIBD is offering training in the use of Version 2 of our Level of Accuracy (LOA) Specification document.  Learn more here.

1 - 3 pm  LOA Training Course.  This course is open to all.  Seats are limited.  Please register using the event Registration link.

3 - 4 pm  LOA Certification Test.  Also please register for this test via the event Registration link.

USIBD's Level of Accuracy (LOA) document review,  Learn more here.

Training:  no charge; Test for Certificate:  $100.00

             Register online.        View a presentation about purpose of the LOA at last Fall's BIMForum.


4 - 5 pm  Registration & Exhibition opening

5 - 8 pm, Symposium Registration;  Keynote address, Welcome Reception, & Exhibitor Opening


Errol Plata, LEED AP + BD&C,

of NASA's Langley Research Center's (LaRC) BIM Facilities Manager




7 - 8:15 am   Symposium Registration & continental breakfast

8:15 - 8:30 am, Welcome, Introduction

8:30 - 10 am, Session 1 presentations, plus Q&A

"Indoor GPS is a new market category that will transform the way the construction industry monitors its operations - for improved safety, efficiency, and analytics"  - Antti Korhonen, President and CEO of Redpoint Positioning

“Establishing a Virtual Collaborative Environment - Lessons from Lean Planners"   - Brewton Couch, Technical Marketer at by Moca System

“Real World Libraries: Point Clouds and the Revit Family Editor”   - Scott Diaz, Director of Business Development, AEC Software at FARO Technologies, Inc.

10 - 10:30 am, Break/Exhibits

10: 30 - 12 pm, Session 2 presentations, plus Q&A

"Old, New and Revised Regulations That Create Hidden Liability in the Built Environment Due to Hazardous Materials"  - Michael Sharp, Director of Training, UC Berkeley, and CEO of Hazard Management Services

“Why COBie? Why Now?”  -William East, Ph.D., PE, F.ASCE, Owner, Prairie Sky Consulting  

"How Reality Capture Drives Innovative Approaches in Building Construction"   - Clair VanderZwaag, Leica Geosystems

12 - 1:30 pm, Hosted Lunch, Networking, Exhibits

1:30 - 3 pm, Session 3 presentations, plus Q&A

“Things Spock Taught Us About BIM”  - Anne Carpenter, Global eTraining

"Building Measurement Chaos: Accurate Asset Measurement and the Latest BOMA/IPMS Measurement Standards"​ - Peter L. Stevenson, MRICS, Stevenson Systems, Inc.

“How Might Specialists in Historic Preservation Apply Emerging Documentation Technologies to Their Benefit”  - Brittany K.L. Mabry, Google

3 - 3:30 pm, Afternoon break

3:30 - 4:45 pm, Session 4 presentations, plus Q&A,

Level of Accuracy (LOA) and Level of Development (LOD): a Review of USIBD's LOA and BIMForum's LOD Specifications, and how they work together to reduce risk.  - Will Ikerd, Ikerd Consulting and John M. Russo, AIA, Architectural Resource Consultants

Session 4 is open to BimForum attendees (BIMForum attendees badges required)

For a full description of each session's topic, click here.

4:45 - 5 pm, Symposium Wrap Up.

5 pm, Symposium Closing and BIMForum Arrival Networking Reception


Register to Attend

After registering for the Symposium,

Book your room 

in USIBD's room block at the Hyatt Regency, Atlanta

Become a Sponsor

USIBD's Symposium is immediately followed by 

and will be held at the same venue.  

USIBD Symposium attendees are eligible for $75.00 off BIMForum's registration fee.



Thanks to Lidar Magazine for their piece in the Aug. 8, 2016 edition about the LOA Training at the Symposium!

Thank you to Lidar News for the posting about the Symposium in their "In the Scan" Blog on April 5th!

Glowing review from American Surveyor about our 2015 Symposium:  "Review of USIBD (U.S. Institute of Building Documentation) Inaugural Symposium"

Become a Sponsor

2016 Symposium Sponsors



                           Clearedge 3D             





Alliance Partners

SPAR 3D Expo & Conference 2017         



Media Partners


In Kind


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