USIBD's 2017 Symposium


USIBD is changing up the Symposium this year.

Join us in Dallas, November 6, 7 & 8

We are joining forces with 

BIMforum and SEI

to bring you a high-level, integrated event.  

Each of these organizations will bring our industry's silos of expertise for an information-packed conference,

with a view to understanding how all these industries fit together in the businesses of scanning, designing and building

Why Attend?

The constantly changing face of design, documentation and construction is evident with the development of so many facets of the industry: the exploding development of reality capture technologies, new construction methods, the growing need of standards to equalize and stabilize the work product, best practices, to present all of this technology can help the business and management of all of these intertwining industries. 

USIBD Track:  Focusing on Reality Capture 

Building documentation is cool….but you already know that! See how the latest reality capture applications will transform your business, as well as save you time and money. Which method of Building Documentation and reality capture do you  or should you use?  We will have sessions that discuss and compare the most common methods being used by experts today and show you the results. USIBD’s goal is to improve documentation services and to provide end users with a common understanding as consumers of Building Documentation services. 

For those in industries other than Reality Capture, or those in the business of building documentation that have yet chosen to join USIBD, USIBD’s sessions will provide clarity on how appropriate capture of existing conditions and standards adhered to can affect your project. 

USIBD Breakout sessions are currently on track to include: 

  • Scan School/Scanning 101
  • Business of Reality Capture
  • Cool Apps
  • Staffing of Reality Capture
  • Using the LOA in RFP & Budgeting
  • Scanner Shoot-out
  • AR/VR
  • How Intent Defines Process


Event Schedule

The Symposium will kick off the evening of the 6th with a welcome event, followed by a full day of presentations on the 7th, including a morning of full-group presentation, and the afternoon of break-outs covering each of these organization’s areas of expertise.  On Wednesday morning USIBD will present a training of our current Level of Accuracy (LOA) document.

Monday, November 6th

       5:30 pm- 7:30 pm            Joint Opening Reception:  USIBD, BIMforum & SEI

Tuesday, November 7th

                  7:00 am-8:00 am             Joint Breakfast

                  8:00 am-11:30 am            Joint General Session

                  11:30 am-1:00  pm           Joint Lunch

                  1:00 pm-5:00 pm              USIBD Breakout sessions:  

                                     Business of Reality Capture; Tool or Toy? Where does Reality

                          Capture become “real” for our clients; Cool New Apps, Evil BIM

                          vs. Smart Lean Bim, AR/VR,  Intent Defines Process;

                          moderated panel discussion by presenters                                                                               

                  5:00 pm-6:00 pm              Networking Reception

Wednesday, November 8th

                  7:00 am-8:00 am              Joint Breakfast

                  8:00 am-8:40 am              Morning Introduction, general session

                  8:40 am-9:20 am              Scan School:  Scanning 101

                  9:40 am-11:30 am            LOA V.3 Training

                  11:40 am-12 pm               Event Closing



Date Regular Price Member Price--with USIBD Member coupon code**
Until August 7 $645 $545
August 8 - September 25 $695 $595
September 26 - November 8 $745 $645

Entry to the Exhibit and to BuildCon is included in your registration.

**Contact USIBD for the Member Discount coupon code 

Cancellation Policy

You may receive a full refund if your registration is cancelled before Friday, September 1, 2017. You may receive a refund minus a $100 administrative fee from Friday, September 1, 2017 to Wednesday, October 4, 2017. NO refunds will be granted after Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Your cancellation notice should be sent to

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